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Travel Tip: Park City Hotels

Check out our top picks for Wasatch Mountain luxury

Tim Fish
Posted: March 12, 2012

Note: These listings originally appeared in the November 15, 2011 issue of Wine Spectator.

Whether you want to fit in one last ski trip in the Wasatch Mountains, or are looking ahead to spring and summer hiking, biking and rafting, be sure to check out these top-notch hotel options in Park City, Utah, a city whose appeal endures in snow and sun.

Where To Stay

2300 Deer Valley Drive E., Park City
Telephone: (435) 940-5700
Website: www.stregrisdeervalley.com
Rooms: 117
Suites: 67
Rates: $179-$1,925

Even with so many first-rate resorts in the area, the St. Regis rises to the top. Open since 2008, the resort's style is mountain luxury, done in rock and polished wood, and offering grand common areas both inside and out, with views of the surrounding slopes. The rooms are equally handsome, many outfitted with wood floors, granite countertops, gas fireplaces and private decks. Remède Spa offers indulgences in a soothing atmosphere, and the resort's split-level pool has both quiet and kid-friendly spots. There's quick access to the Deer Valley ski area, and the resort has ski valets to make things easier. The check-in experience is unique: Guests arrive at the bottom of the mountain and ride a scenic tram to the top.

201 Heber Ave., Park City
Telephone: (435) 658-2500
Website: www.theskylodge.com
Suites: 33
Rates: $199-$2,000

Venture into the mountains but keep your big-city attitude at this boutique hotel situated in the heart of bustling Old Town. The suites seem rather like urban warehouse lofts, done in sleek concrete and warm colors, with high-tech accents and modern furnishings. They range in size, with the smallest measuring 1,200 square feet. Most have fireplaces, kitchens equipped with wine fridges, and decks with heated floors and hot tubs, ideal for a warming dip on a snowy day. A Japanese-style health spa with a small lap pool is situated on the property, and the rooftop Sky Blue Lounge is a popular hangout for guests gathering around the open-air fire pits. The town ski lift is a few blocks away, and shuttles to other nearby slopes run regularly.

2100 Frostwood Drive, Park City
Telephone: (435) 647-5500
Website: www.parkcitywaldorfastoria.com
Rooms: 94
Suites: 80
Rates: $129-$6,000

You may be deep in the wilds of Utah, but you don't have to forgo your share of extravagance. Arguably Park City's most opulent, this resort has the trademark Waldorf style of dark, polished wood, marble and granite accents and plush furnishings. All the rooms have fireplaces, and many suites have kitchens; some span two levels. The horseshoe-shaped resort grants most rooms semiprivate views of the swimming pool and surrounding mountains, and the Golden Door spa is Park City's most richly appointed. The restaurant is handsome, with a solid wine list. Located at the base of the Canyons ski area just north of Park City, the Waldorf offers easy access to the slopes.

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