Built in the style of a grand Alpine lodge, the Holiday Inn hotel in Vail offers a high standard of accommodation and many amenities. There are 101 well presented rooms & condominium suites, all containing microwave/refrigerator, the latter with a full kitchen, and most having mountain views. Three separate restaurants provide food for all tastes (Asian, Italian, American), while drinks are available from the Lava Lounge bar in the fireplace lobby. Hiking trails into the hills begin just behind the hotel, and a free shuttle to Vail ski lodge is operated in the winter, though on-site recreation facilities are also good - facilities include a pool (outdoor), fitness center, hot tub, sauna and steam room. The Holiday Inn is located next to West Vail Mall on the northern I-70 frontage road, 2.5 miles west of Vail town center.