Waldorf Astoria Park City
What We Love
- Free shuttle service to/from downtown Park City and neighboring resorts
- The heated outdoor pool has Wasatch Mountain views and beverage service
- The sleek spa, with its wide variety of treatments
- READ MORE: 72 Hours in Park City
What To Know
- The resort is five miles from the restaurants and shops of downtown Park City
- A $35 per day resort charge is added to cover phone, Internet, valet parking and shuttle service
- You can ski to the resort, but a heated gondola ride is required to get to the slopes
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The lobby, scented with an earthy leatherwood aroma, sets the stage for the hotel’s mountain-modern vibe, created by interior designer Stephen Brady. Crystal Baccarat chandeliers and artwork by Clay Blackmore blend with bronze stag statues, an inviting antique Italian fireplace, dark woods and re-upholstered antique furniture in leather and velvet. Outdoors, the hotel embraces an enormous pool enclave and a patio with neatly positioned firepits, ideal for making s’mores and gazing at the Wasatch Mountains.
Bed and Bath
Designed by Stephen Brady, the 175 guestrooms and residences range in size from cozy (320 square feet) rooms with gas fireplaces to slightly larger studios with kitchenettes to spacious four-bedroom hotel homes. Blending traditional decor with mountain style, rooms feature textured fabrics, a neutral palette, and furnishings from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, including chocolate-brown velvet sofas, leather chairs and mirrored dressers. The generous bathrooms are equipped with HDTVs and Salvatore Ferragamo amenities.
Grab a pastry and cappuccino at Crave before heading out for mountain pursuits. Sunny summer afternoons are best spent at the pool (cabanas have recently been added). Mountain Salvation, a massage using oil and a pain-relieving gel, is a must for those who overexert themselves. In the evening book a table at Slopes, a sophisticated seasonally driven eatery and lounge with Baccarat chandeliers and walls adorned with hand-carved wooden deer antlers.
In the Area
The Canyons is home to one of Utah’s best restaurants, the Farm, a comfortable spot for lunch that offers locally produced cuisine. An après-ski alternative can be found at Jupiter Bowl, a trendy bowling venue in Kimball Junction. Also nearby is the Utah Olympic Park, where you can ride a bobsled on the 2002 Olympic course. A 10-minute ride via free shuttle puts you on Park City’s historic Main Street for ice cream at Java Cow or artisanal cocktails at High West, Utah’s first distillery since the 1800s.
How to Get There
From the moment we got there were so many negative interactions we left surprised this place had 5 stars. We've been to many 5* ski in/out resorts around the world for special occasions (Tahoe, Aspen, Whistler, etc.), and this was by FAR the worst. Real shame we had to have our honeymoon here in one of their most expensive suites.
-Checking in, the receptionist was robotic... didn't say anything other than asking for our credit card/didn't even care to know we were on our honeymoon.
-The bellhop only brought half our bags to the room, and then he asked us to walk back with him to the other side of the hotel into the storage room to find our other bags... are you kidding is this a La Quinta.
-Our bi-level suite balcony was covered in ice making it unusable... it hadn't even snowed in a week, and we could see other balconies that had the ice removed. How do you miss this in one of your most expensive suites.
-The "ski in/out" is actually a long gondola ride up to the base (super misleading) and they actually had the balls to shut it down for our entire stay to add additional gondolas IN THE MIDDLE OF SKI SEASON!
-They offered us a shuttle to the base -- but then the shuttle made 3 waiting stops without picking a single other person up, and it took 45 minutes... at least tell us in advance so we can just take a freakin 5 minute uber.
-After skiing my wife tried to get us two beers from the bar downstairs to drink in our room. They rudely told her she could only buy 1, and then to top it off they wouldn't even let her leave the bar with it. If that's a policy this place is truly a joke.
-In our bi-level suite you could loudly hear the neighboring room's TV all day through the apparently paper thin door.
I could go on, but I think you get the picture if you've read this far. The only redeeming things were the great massage ($210/50min) and one of the receptionists whose name I think was Stephen that went way out of his way one day to help us get to the mountain. Management, do yourself a favor and hire more Stephens.
As always, the Park City Waldorf Astoria provide another amazing experience. The hotel is excellent, service amazing, and amenities fabulous. Everything about this hotel is a 5-star experience and we couldn’t be happier for the value we receive.
Loved the stay at the Waldorf in Park City! The front door is manned by people ready to assist you with fires burning to warm the environment. Inside awaits a full staff to help with your every need from room service to spa treatments to dinner/drinks. The hot tubs are great to dip into after a day on the slopes and s'mores every night helps fill the belly.
The hotel is great and location is even better. The staff is excellent. The complimentary smores are a plus and big a hit for kids. I recommend this hotel every year for family fun. Rooms are clean and give you a warm fuzzy feeling
Hard to go wrong with a Waldorf Astoria property but some details you wouldn’t expect with one of their resorts came up on this trip. Noisy surroundings made it hard to sleep and missed items on room service were inconvenient distractions.