We enjoyed our recent stay at the Waldorf Astoria Park City. The accommodations are relatively new and the decor looks very nice, especially for a ski destination. Great accents and public spaces and a beautiful spa. Not the same as you would expect in an urban luxury hotel, but a solid four to four and half star rating. This property has a small lobby area with a big fire ... beautiful, but too limited in space for such a large property. The bar and restaurant were just off of the lobby - very nice space, again limited seating. Service is not the best here. Front desk staff was very helpful, but the spa staff and concierge station left us with several issues to resolve. The rooms are all slightly different ... so getting the right place is key. Ask ahead of arrival for special attention to your request. The staff was very helpful to us in getting the room/condo we wanted. They showed us three options on the day of check-in, because we had made specific requests PRIOR to arrival and had opted for the more expensive choice ahead of time. There are various options within each category ... so for example, a two bedroom suite/condo has several different spaces you could be placed in. We had a beautiful two-floor, three bedroom suite with a full kitchen and large outdoor balcony complete with an outdoor fireplace. The rooms that overlook the pool and spa area also have a slope view. I would request that area, if possible and avoid the rooms that overlook the parking circle. If you are considering the Waldorf Astoria in comparison to other Deer Valley/Park City locations - please note: this hotel is really set apart from both Deer Valley and Park City. (The price reflects this and this fact ended up swaying our decision over the St. Regis or Stein Eriksen, for example.) The lift that is outside and across the street from Waldorf goes to the Canyons resort area only. Canyons runs are a bit more difficult and if you have small children or green run skiers, you will probably not enjoy Canyons as much as Park City or Deer Valley. You can easily take the shuttle to Park City or Deer Valley, but that may be of interest to you to consider ahead of time. The hotel did not answer this directly, when we inquired. I think it is a negative to be set apart, so they may not have wanted to highlight this issue. Shuttle to Deer Valley and Park City works on a reasonable schedule and they were flexible about pick-up. However, we ended up driving our own rental Suburban down to the parking lots at PC and DV, so that our group did not have to wait for the shuttle. Sort of tiring at the end of a long ski day to have to wait for the next shuttle and sometimes they were full with other riders. If we had not rented a car, we would have taken the shuttle for dinner in the city. We ate in Park City most nights. It is fun to walk around the charming little town and parking was easy to find during the time that we were there. Reservations would be recommended, during high season. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at the Waldorf. Even though I would opt to go to a hotel closer to Park City or Deer Valley next time, to be closer into the ski village ... it was a good option for our large group. It feels less like a ski lodge destination and more like a very nice condo building with hotel services - which is not necessarily a bad thing, just different than say the Stein Eriksen in Deer Valley or the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek. In terms of price ... the Waldorf Astoria is a luxury resort that provides a great choice with spacious rooms/condo style selections that are not far away from the three ski resort options.
Other tips: We took a snowmobile tour to one of the most beautiful spots I have ever photographed on earth through the hotel. If you want to take an afternoon off the slopes, do not miss the Utah mountain and lake views only accessible by snowmobile or on foot. There were several companies offering these tours. Also, our kids LOVED the sledding hill just a few miles away from the hotel on the main highway. You can go in the day or at night. The adults in our group ended up having as much fun as the kids. If you are interested, ask the concierge for details.
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