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No matter where you like to stay, you can likely find it in Park City, from condos to large resorts. One of the best-known hotels in Park City — and in the entire state — is Stein Eriksen Lodge, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. The lodge has it all: ski-in and ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort, top-notch service, incredible dining options, a sprawling in-house spa and beautiful views of Park City and its surrounding mountains.
For another mid-mountain location at the stellar Deer Valley Resort, book at room at Montage Deer Valley, a Four-Star hotel that also has ski-in/ski-out access to the trails. Ski fiends will be able to get to three adjacent chairlifts quickly, but keep in mind that Deer Valley is a ski-only mountain, so snowboarders won’t have the luxurious perk of ending the run at their doorstep.
The Four-Star St. Regis Deer Valley offers yet another option for ideal access to the fabulous mountain resort. With a Four-Star spa, the St. Regis gives you options for both a relaxing and adventurous vacation.
Sure, mid-mountain locations are convenient for skiers, but staying at the bottom of the mountain isn’t bad either. Opened in 2009, the Four-Star Waldorf Astoria Park City is situated at the base of the Canyons Resort, Utah’s largest ski resort — and they allow snowboarders too. Complete with a 16,000-square-foot spa, you’ll have a chance to recuperate after a long day on the slopes.
Best Hotels In Park City:
The high end branded hotels – St. Regis Deer Valley, Montage Deer Valley (at about 9,200 feet high, the highest of the high ends in Park City) and the Waldorf Astoria at the Canyons are all excellent hotels and resorts, with great spas and winter/summer activities. I have stayed at all of these, but those chosen below, including the Waldorf, have all those amenities mentioned plus something a little extra: The Washington School House, a unique history; The Sky Lodge, a larger luxury suites for families; the Waldorf, and The Golden Door spa.
Washington School House
Built as one of the three original schools in Park City, Utah, the school was named for George Washington. Unlike other buildings and business that perished in the Great Fire of 1898, the hammered limestone façade of the school house survived. In 1984 the building was purchased and renovated into a bed and breakfast, The Washington School Inn, served its visitors and community well for many years until a new idea – the boutique hotel – emerged. After another renovation, this preserved 1889 limestone edifice reopened in December 2011. This is a beautiful, comfortable place, with a sense of education and history that cannot be torn down now matter how many renovations have been completed.
The Sky Lodge
There are several luxury hotels scattered around Park City, but the The Sky Lodge is the only all-suite, luxury hotel right in town, at the corner of Heber and Main. There are just 33 suites, many large enough to house two families, from 1,200 to 2,700 square feet each. It is one block from Park City Mountain Resort's Town Lift, five minutes from Deer Valley Resort and ten minutes from Canyons Resort, and 35-40 minutes from the Salt lake City Airport. It is quite an elegant place, with its own spa, The Amatsu. This spa specializes in Japanese Body Ruitals and has an Ofuru, a Japanese wooded soaking tub, an unusual experience it itself. The Sky Lodge is also next door to Robert Redford’s excellent restaurant, Zoom.
Waldorf Astoria Park City
The Waldorf Astoria Park City is the first ski resort added to Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, and is a Four-Star Forbes Travel Guide award winner. Located at the base of Canyons Resorts in Park City, the Waldorf has 175 guest rooms, suites and wholly owned residences, all with exceptional views of the ski slopes and the Wastach mountain range. The Waldorf is a ski-in/ski out resort, with a dedicated Waldorf Gondola that provides year 'round access to 4,000 acres of hiking and skiing terrain. The resort is also home to the exceptional Golden Door Spa, only one of five in the world. The food is also sublime — especially at Powder, the Waldorf's award-winning fine dining restaurant.
Sultry and splendid, the Waldorf Astoria Park City exudes mountain elegance within each of its 174 rooms and residences. The Four-Star property has aligned itself with neighboring Canyons Resort, which touts 4,000 acres of mountain adventures, to offer a dynamic, four-season getaway. Relax at the hotel’s Golden Door Spa and surround yourself with the tranquil Living Green Wall between customized treatments, or head to Powder restaurant for a modern mountain menu, which often utilizes farm-fresh ingredients from the nearby Farmer’s Market in the summer.
Butlers and privacy await at The St. Regis Deer Valley, making the slopes feel like your own personal mountains. Visitors come here for the high-caliber service and undivided attention, which is reinforced by considerate amenities like a nightly champagne toast, après ski vittles and Four-Star spa amenities. Outdoor adventure tours are available from the on-site recreation guides, and the savory cuisine at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Grill will quell your appetite after hiking/biking/skiing up an appetite.
Influenced by contemporary mountain craftsman design, Montage Deer Valley feels more home than hotel. Artifacts from the Park City Museum and more than 200 original pieces of artwork are decorated throughout the Four-Star hotel, paying tribute to Park City’s historic past and scenic beauty. Outdoor adventures are mere feet away, with spectacular skiing, hiking and biking trails straight out the door. Inside, gastronomical delights at four separate restaurants and a 35,000 square foot spa welcome visitors to relax in the comfort of flawless service.
Its Forbes Five-Star rating aside, Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley is one of the most revered hotels in Utah. This classic ski lodge borrows design aspects from Norwegian mountain culture for a stunningly classic and comfortable luxury hotel. The rustic lobby is accented with large stone fireplaces and rich wooden beams; its rooms and suites offer exquisite views and private outdoor hot tubs. The Five-Star Spa at Stein Eriksen and the Four-Star Glitretind Restaurant, known for its gourmet breakfast and weekend brunch buffets, are elegant amenities not to be missed.