Knob Hill Inn
What We Love
- Proximity to Sun Valley's resort amenities and Ketchum's authentic Western charm
- Rocky Mountain cuisine at the Grill at Knob Hill, owned by local restaurateurs Bob and Jolie Dunn
- Cozying up by the crackling wood-burning fireplace in Fireplace Rooms
What To Know
- Originally built in 1992 and full renovated in 2012
- Vibe is intimate and relaxing
- 24-Hour Front Desk
- iPads available for use while on property
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Knob Hill Inn in Ketchum, you’ll be in the mountains and minutes from Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Big Wood Golf Course. This ski inn is within close proximity of River Run Day Lodge and Sun Valley Ski Resort.
Make yourself at home in one of the 29 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Cable programming along with iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spend the day on the slopes, or enjoy recreational amenities including an indoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features include concierge services, ski storage, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the inn’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
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So disappointing. This is just another expensive hotel that doesn’t have a on site “innkeeper”, but a corporate board in another state that is not really here to please but to make revenue. And, if the customer is not happy, no worries, this is a tourist town, and there is another well heeled tourist right around the corner.
On first look the room was pleasant, but not exceptional with a very small refrigerator sitting on the floor and a Kerig coffee maker perched on top. OK. This is a $350 a night room.... Hello Super 8!
My room had a lovely flower trimmed balcony over the kitchen, and we heard bottles crashing until 11 at night and the smell of bacon, breakfast, and later the constant smell of sautéed or fried fish. So, close the door. Ketchum is always cool in the evenings and it is customary to sleep with the windows open, many places do not have AC. There was a very noisy stand alone AC in this room. I understand the other side of the hotel has its own problems for the very noisy restaurant and bar has half their tables outside.
Then, there’s the parking. There is VERY limited parking. In the evening the restaurant patrons park in the lot and there is simply no room. There IS valet parking. They take your car across the street. If you need access to your car, or are traveling for business with many bags you do not wish to cart into you room, this is quite disturbing. Why can they not valet all the restaurant patrons cars?!
On the bright side, there is a better than average complimentary breakfast. You get a complimentary water bottle that you can fill up in various areas around the hotel with fresh iced lemon water except for the tiny, not well attended pool area, there was warm water there.... Nice beds. The staff is very pleasant, but because there is no “innkeeper”, they really cannot do anything except say I’m sorry for your inconvenience, and, probably nothing will change.
This is my last of 3 nights here... it was most annoying and not at all relaxing. It is 11:40 and the smell of stale fish frying oil is wafting up though the door of the balcony with a lot of kitchen banging.... lovely.
The level of customer service; cleanliness; and muted elegance is wonderful. My room was “detained” and they upgraded me to their Baldy Suite. I live in Marriott properties most of the week and would never had expected this level of customer service for someone who had never patroned this business before.
The breakfast is wonderful, and the location is great. The staff are amazing.
A sidenote; Ernest Hemmingway’s buried in the cemetery about 200 yards away.
This is no doubt a luxury hotel and expensive. However, in the summer avoid North facing rooms as you will have to endure the drunken noise of the extensive outdoor dining area below. The pool area is nice, but not the $25 per day resort fee. The complementary breakfast is good, but no better than an average Embassy Suites offering. The in room air conditioning is antiquated and quite noisy.