We stayed 4 nights last September using our free nights earned from a Starwood promotion. It was our dog's birthday so instead of leaving her at home while we went to the St Regis in Kauai, we took her on a road trip from LA to Phoenix to Moab to Deer Valley to Lake Las Vegas and back home.
Along the way we stayed at the Aloft Phoenix which was nice, The Monticello Inn which was very noisy and uncomfortable, The La Quinta Inn in Moab which wasn't too bad, The St Regis Deer Valley, and the Lowes Lake Las Vegas which is now a Westin, a nice resort too.
The strange part of the hotel is the funicular, you have to leave your car downstairs, then take the funicular up to the hotel. But when you get your car to leave, they drive it up to the hotel, not sure why they don't just let you drive up there for check-in. But once we checked in and saw our room, we were happy and enjoyed the mountain views. We even saw deer right outside our windows and some moose about 50 yards away. The moose came up to the edge of the patio but by the time we ran downstairs and outside they were leaving up the mountain.
When we checked in we were asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, so we mentioned it was our dog's birthday. To our surprise, later that day they brought up the biggest doggie birthday cupcake and a nice handwritten birthday card from the staff. Talk about personal service, I've never received anything close to this for my birthday from a hotel.
Since we couldn't really dine in the restaurants with our dog, we ordered delivery a few times which wasn't bad. It was about half the price of room service and there's several restaurants with different types of food available from a delivery service we found online. We drove into town once and walked around, picked up some food and drinks. It's too far to walk, the resort is kind of out of the way except for skiing.
Everything was comfortable and up to the level you would expect from a St Regis. Not a whole lot for our dog to do, but she did enjoy sniffing the wildlife from the comfort and safety of our room. As you can see from the photos, she was in heaven at the St Regis.
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August 10, 2012
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Thank you for taking the time to comment on your past visit and posting these wonderful photos. I am delighted we were able to exceed your expectations!
In regards your concern with our arrival process. St. Regis Deer Valley is located in a private gated community with very limited access through the gates. The funicular was put in place to give our guest direct access to the hotel without having to drive up through the gates. It is certainly the most unique aspect of our property!
ToddsVacations, we are thankful you were able to stay with us and hope to see you again soon. It is coming up on September again so make sure to wish Suki a happy birthday from all of us here at St. Regis Deer Valley.
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