The Waldorf Astoria Park City is a luxury ski resort located at the base of Canyons ski area. And this posh mountain resort is just 4 miles from Main Street and Downtown Park City.
Waldorf Astoria Park City
Park City has more to offer than just skiing. Utah is truly considered a year round adventure destination with skiing, fly fishing, mountain biking along with hiking. And Park City is the heart of that adventure. The Waldorf Astoria Park City makes a great home base for those adventures. The hotel has a gondola that takes you to the Canyons Village base.
The property only has valet parking. But unlike most resorts, the valet parking is included in the resort fee, which is an extremely nice touch. And the resort fee is waived on award stays (stays using points).
The Waldorf Astoria Park City is a gorgeous property and the beauty starts when you first arrive in the lobby.
The lobby is grand and extremely impressive with a sweeping staircase, a 300 year old imported mantle for the lobby fire, and a large baccarat chandelier.
Rates can be expensive during prime ski season. But for our stay, the Waldorf Astoria Park City offered great value for redeeming Hilton Honors points. At just 80,000 points per night, the paid rates were well over $700 a night. That means we got a value of almost 1 cent per point point which is over twice the value we’d normally expect to get from Hilton points.
You can also book the Waldorf Astoria Park City through a travel agent, like Virtual Travel Gurus, and get extras like room upgrades, breakfast and an $100 spa credit.
While we are Hilton Diamond members and we enjoy occasional upgrades, we are still pleasantly surprised when those upgrades occur. And the upgrade we received at the Waldorf was amazing. We were excited to find out we had been upgraded to a bi-level suite. And the room was amazing. It truly made you feel like you were on a mountain getaway. And the room lived up to the hotel’s five star standards.
The main level of the room had a living room with fire place, dining room, full bathroom and a large high-end full kitchen with Viking appliances.
Adjacent to the living room was a large outdoor patio with an outdoor fire place with views of the pool.
The bedroom was located on the upstairs level of the bi-level suite. The bedroom’s furnished with a king size bed, several sitting chairs, dresser and had another fireplace.
The master spa like bathroom has a large walk-in shower, tub and double vanities.
The Waldorf Astoria Park City offers Tuscan Soul toiletries.
Our suite also contained a laundry room with a washer and dryer which would definitely be an added bonus for families taking a skiing trip or longer vacation.
Probably one of the most surprising facts about the Waldorf Astoria Park City is that the hotel and resort only has one true dining option. Powder is the hotel’s main (and only restaurant). The hotel does also offer seasonal poolside service.
We had breakfast one morning at Powder and we had the avocado toast. It was good enough, but definitely not anything we would remember a week later. The avocado toast tasted like it hadn’t been seasoned much and we had some service issues at the restaurant too. But honestly, this was our only complaint during our entire stay.
Gold and Diamond Hilton Honors members do receive $15.00 per person (up to two people) per day for breakfast.
If you don’t want to leave the resort, there is plenty to do at the hotel itself. The Waldorf Park City has a large outdoor heated pool and several hot tubs. We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tubs while breathing in the mountain air several times during our stay.
We also utilized the Waldorf Astoria Park City Spa one afternoon and received spa treatments and enjoyed the spa facilities the steam room and a cup of tea in the relaxation lounge.
And the Waldorf has a large fitness center with several daily classes including yoga.
One of our favorite activities at the resort was roasting marshmallows and making s’mores around the fire pits. Each evening, the hotel puts out a cart full of marshmallows, chocolate bars and graham crackers. And we took them up on making s’mores both nights of our stay.
The Waldorf Astoria Park City is a luxurious resort within minutes of skiing and just miles from Downtown Park City. The hotel has luxurious rooms, offers plenty of activities and overall the service was excellent. While the resort can be expensive during peak skiing season, you can often times find very good value using Hilton Honors points for your stay. After staying at several hotels and resorts in the Park City area, we can definitely say that we are already planning our next trip back to the Waldorf Astoria Park City.