Last Updated on December 1, 2022 by Katrina

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The Utah hub of Park City offers year-round recreational delights in the Wasatch Mountains. You get a charming downtown, great culture, and world-class skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics town. The home of the Sundance Film Festival offers small-town charm along Main Street and Olympic-style fun at the sports park. There’s also world-class skiing at resorts such as Deer Valley, The Canyons, and Brighton. Here are five great hotels in Park City that make great home bases for exploring the surroundings.

The Chateaux Deer Valley (7815 Royal St. East; 435-658-9500) Silver Lake Village

Forbes says that staying in this stone-exterior resort is “like a visit to a European mountain chalet without leaving the continent … and is only steps away from Deer Valley.” Lodgings include condo-style suites with up to four bedrooms. There are crowd-pleasing, all-American amenities such as a heated pool, two hot tubs, onsite spa, and a sports rental shop. Online reviewers have mixed feelings about the studio suites, which come equipped with Murphy beds, but they love the location. “Other smaller amenities in the studio were music CDs with music player, classic books, robes and slippers,” writes one Tripadvisor user. “And Deer Valley is right there, so even though The Chateaux is not considered a “ski in and out” resort, it pretty much is one.”    >> Book this hotel for less

St. Regis Deer Valley (2300 Deer Valley Dr. E; 435-940-5700) Deer Valley

This 177-room luxury resort has easy ski-in, ski-out access to Deer Valley and lots of mountain ambience. You even ride a funicular to get into the lobby. “The St. Regis is a skier’s playground,” says Forbes, with “immediate access to Deer Valley’s renowned skiing minus the crowds, since it’s tucked away in the gated Deer Crest community.” Yelp users loved the amenities. “A beautiful hotel, but most importantly, the place where I had the best bacon I’ve ever tasted!” says one reviewer. “The hospitality of the hotel itself was top notch, and they have an area for s’mores in the evening.”    >> Book this hotel for less

Hyatt Centric Park City (3551 N. Escala Ct.; 435-940-1234) Park City Mountain

This 130-room branch of the Hyatt brand is four miles from Park City Mountain and five miles from Utah Olympic Park. Condo-style suites have up to four bedrooms, and online reviewers give them high marks for being well-equipped. Still, one pointed out that you’ll only get a valley view from very high floors. “The room had a full kitchen with a beautiful high-end refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and dining table,” reports one Google reviewer. One Tripadvisor user took issue with the location, since the lift to Canyons Village is not always open. “They offer a shuttle to the Canyons Village but you still have to haul your gear from the drop-off area to the lifts. This property is simply a basic hotel close to a ski base but would not consider this ski-in/ski-out at all.”    >> Book this hotel for less

Montage Deer Valley (9100 Marsac Ave.; 435-604-1300) Deer Valley

Travel+Leisure calls this 13-floor luxury resort a “mega-lodge” with its mountain views, huge spa, and ski-in, ski-out access to three high-speed chairlifts. “But the real difference is in the indoor details,” the magazine says. “All rooms, for example, clock in at around 600 square feet and have a fireplace and patio or balcony. Après-ski includes a roaring fire in the great-room-style lounge.” A Yelp user raves about amenities such as the bowling alley, nightly s’mores, and hiking and biking trails. “From the moment you arrive, you know that you are somewhere special. We would sit on our room’s patio in the evening and watch the deer playing amongst the birch trees. It was simply divine.”    >> Book this hotel for less

Stein Eriksen Lodge (7700 Stein Way; 435- 649-3700) Deer Valley

When this 170-room, Forbes five-star lodge first opened in 1982, it was the first luxury hotel in Park City, inspired by Olympic skier Stein Eriksen. Condé Nast Traveler says it’s “iconic… a luxurious chalet with easy ski-in/ski-out access. The back deck is a prime après spot to catch the last light of the day and dip into their White Cheddar-and-Stout Fondue.” Tripadvisor users rave about the European-style ambience but also the simple pleasures like excellent pot roast and Reuben sandwiches. “Every aspect of our stay was first class, from the check in, the housekeeping and the wait staff. The spa is also fantastic with one of the best massage therapists I have ever had.”    >> Book this hotel for less