What We Love
- Great home base for athletic diversions, from skiing to crater diving
- Excellent “European-style” spa, meaning clay treatments and mud wraps galore
- The bakery and gelateria will uncover your latent sweet tooth; the cinnamon buns are must-haves
What To Know
- The piped-in traditional Swiss and International tunes in the public areas might not be to your taste
- This is a very family-friendly hotel
- A $15 resort fee per night will be collected at the property
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Zermatt’s owners take the Swiss theme very seriously. The walls of the chalet-style buildings feature enormous fireplaces and winter-themed murals, and there are stone decorations, candelabras, lots of pine, and colorful crests on nearly every surface — plus a fireplace mantle built and shipped straight from Europe. The lobby furniture is starting to look a little worn (the hotel opened in 2006), but the spa has been more recently updated.
Bed and Bath
The 329 guestrooms are 300 square feet each and stuffed full of dark furnishings and four-poster beds. They’re more than nice enough to come back to after a day of outdoor activities: The beds are comfortable, with pillowtop mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets. The WiFi is included in the $15 resort fee, but it tends to be spotty outside the main building.
The hotel spa is a highlight, offering luxurious treatments in an Old World, sauna-heavy facility. The Zermatt’s restaurant options include European-style steakhouse Z’s Steak & Chop Haus, international pub fare at Matty’s Bistro, and bakery-cum-gelateria Backerei and Eis (the gelato is made in-house). Work it all off with a few laps in the indoor/outdoor pools and hot tubs.
In the Area
Though it doesn’t commit as strongly as the hotel, the entire town of Midway is vaguely Swiss-themed. You’ll find a few blocks of stores full of antiques and knickknacks, some cute pioneer-era homes, and the Blue Boar Inn, a very formal restaurant in a faux chateau. But Midway’s casual restaurants are worth noting too: Tarahumara serves excellent northern Mexican food, with great margaritas and a full bar (a treasure in Utah), and Snake Creek Grill cooks up New American food in a replica of an Old West saloon. But it’s the sports, not the food, that draw people to Midway. There’s golf right behind the hotel, as well as the Wasatch Range, which is full of hiking, horseback-riding and mountain-biking trails. In the winter, ski resorts including Deer Valley and Park City are a quick drive away. Year-round, the hot pots are worth a dip; warm springs abound in the area, and Homestead Crater is actually a world class diving destination.
How to Get There
The Zermatt in Utah is in a beautiful location. My room was cozy and cozy and comfortable; however, I had only tepid water in the bathroom which makes for very chilly showers when the temperatures are in the 20s. A report to the front desk was met with "I'm sorry". Also, the dining room is expensive.
I always look forward to staying at the Zermatt! It is my favorite place. The room, food, and service are all exceptional! I especially love the bakery they have there. The people who work there are always so friendly and go out of their way to help you have the perfect stay!
Everything was great! The staff was wonderful, the food was excellent! The bed was a little hard for me but I slept wonderful... I have another reservation set up for next week and I'm looking forward to staying there again