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Park City Lodging - What's the Best Option for Your Ski Vacation

Sep 10, 2008
There are many Park City lodging options to consider when planning your next ski vacation to Park City, Utah. Hotels, condos, bed and breakfasts and even vacation homes are available year round. The high season is of course during the winter, from mid-November to mid-April.

If you can spare no expense, ski-in/ski-out luxury, 4-star accommodations is the way to go. When staying on the slopes, everything you need is usually right there at the base of mountain and ski resort. All three resorts in town including Deer Valley, Park City and The Canyons all have a variety of accommodations right on the slopes.

As far as Park City lodging options go, Deer Valley Resort has some of the most luxurious accommodations in town. There is the infamous Stein Eriksen Lodge and The Chateaux at Silver Lake as well as many other hotels, condos and private homes available for rental. The Silver Lake Village, at mid-mountain, has 26 properties alone. Prices can go as high as $4,000/night or more for a 4-bedroom suite, such as at the Chateaux.

The Park City Mountain Resort's closest hotel to the slopes is the Marriot Mountainside. This is a good choice if you are planning to do most of your skiing at Park City. It's right at the base of the slopes with ski-in/ski-out access and very close to Main Street for apres-ski activities later in the evening. The Marriot is also located at the resort's base village, which has lots of shops, restaurants and even a skating rink.

The Canyons Resort has several hotels in their ski village. Most people like the Grand Summit Hotel which is the closest hotel to the gondola, the main lift for mountain access. The Grand Summit is a 4-diamond, AAA resort and has hotel rooms, studios as well as one, two and three-bedroom suites. Other lodging options at The Canyons include the Sundial Lodge, Silverado Lodge, The Westgate and Miner's Club hotel condos.

Like Bed and Breakfasts? There are several all within walking distance to Park City's Main Street, the center of town and evening entertainment. Bed and Breakfast's are the best choice if you will be skiing at the Park City Resort and prefer this style of lodging. Some of the popular B&Bs include the Washington School Inn, the Old Town Guest House and the Woodside Inn.

Looking for some cheaper Park City lodging options? No problem. There are a few places around town that offer lower rates if you're on a budget. Most of the cheaper accommodations are located at Kimball Junction, about a 10-15 minute ride (depending on traffic) from the center of Park City. There you will find a Hampton Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express and a Best Western Landmark Inn. The only "cheap" place closer to the center of town is the Chateau Apres Lodge. It is a no-frills place for sure, but you can walk to the Park City Resort instead of having to drive yourself or take the bus from Kimball Junction.

Be sure to make your Park City lodging reservations early. Don't wait until the ski season begins because you may find your first choices are gone and possibly all properties are full. Some people will even book their vacations as early as April for the next ski season. And early reservations are definitely a must if you plan to visit during the Sundance Film Festival, held annually every January, mid-month for 10 days.
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Please visit Park City Utah Guide for more information about Park City lodging options and additional tips when planning your next summer or ski vacation.
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