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The Sebastian

16 Vail Rd, Vail, USA
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Scout loves

  • The Lobby is reminiscent of boutique New York hotels.
  • Hip and happening with a lively après scene in the lobby bar.
  • Kids are well catered for with the ‘Tykes Room’ kids daytime club. A good alternative to ski school.
  • Central location in Vail village with a slope-side ski valet.

Scout tips

  • Unless you are renting a suite, don’t choose The Sebastian for the views. Many hotel rooms face walls, other buildings or courtyards.
  • Head to Frost for some fantastic cocktails at apres time
  • Enjoy a bit of peace & quiet in the library, with complimentary tea & coffee provided every morning
  • Sample local product & wine at Leonora (tapas bar)


The Sebastian is different from most ski resort hotels. Its retro look gives it a hip vibe, which isn’t that common in this well-established village, or even most other resorts. However it’s still comfortable and relaxed enough to ensure a good night’s sleep at the end of an exhilarating day on the slopes.

Downstairs, the lobby bar Frost is the coolest place in town for après – with a live DJ from 9pm until midnight. And the martinis are delicious, potentially a little too delicious! 

But despite all the happenings downstairs, the hotel rooms upstairs are blissfully peaceful. The beds are comfy and covered in Egyptian cotton linens, allowing you to sleep off the worst of your après excesses. The rooms at the Sebastian are well appointed, however the entry-level Classic rooms are a bit on the small side. The only thing they’re really missing is a view, however that probably won’t matter for most of you, as you’ll either be sleeping, skiing or enjoying a drink downstairs for the majority of your stay. Many rooms are able to be interconnected, such as a hotel room & 1 bedroom, which provides good options for families & groups.

A step-up from the hotel rooms are the 1-4 bedroom suites which are a lot larger, and provide superb views of the slopes from the balcony. However there are only a few of these suites available, making them hard to get.

Beyond drinking and sleeping, there’s still plenty to do at The Sebastian, including swimming in the pool, relaxing in the spa and hot tub, receiving a treatment at the Bloom Spa, working out in the fitness center, and enjoying an excellent meal in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Leonora. Scout was particularly impressed with Base Camp – which is The Sebastian’s exclusive slope-side ski locker room. While you’re putting on your boots, the valet will happily get your skis ready in time for Gondola One to whisk you up to the top of mountain. By which time we assure you your hangover will be but a distant memory.

The Sebastian is located right on the edge of the village, so within walking distance to the best restaurants & bars of Vail. A free shuttle to the base is also provided by the hotel, and the free town shuttle stop is located right next door so access to the best of Vail resort is incredibly convenient.

Who should stay here

The Sebastian caters to a mix of young, hip urbanites, and families looking for a fun stay in Vail.

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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