Highly recommend staying at the Galatyn Lodge. More private/less crowded than the other options yet still right in Vail Village. Heated pool is basically a huge hot tub, ski locker very convenient for storing gear, quick walk to Gondola One. Can walk everywhere from the lodge as it's directly in Vail Village near all the shops and restaurants - we didn't touch the car until we left which was stored safely and easily in the underground garage. Employees were super friendly and helpful - can not say enough about the staff. Room itself was cozy and the bed was extremely comfortable. We checked out Sunday morning but had plans to ski so the staff let us keep our car in the garage, our gear in the ski locker and even gave us a pass to go to an awesome spa/locker room to shower and clean up after skiing/before our drive home.
If you like a large hotel feel with a big lobby that has a bar and lots of people, this is not for you, but if you prefer a more secluded, quiet, luxury, easy experience and value convenience and comfort over all else, the Galatyn Lodge is perfect for you. Might regret writing this review if the Galatyn gets more popular and is full all winter! Without a doubt will book Galatyn Lodge for my next trip to Vail.