We stayed at this hotel in October 2012 for a conference. We got lost getting to the hotel. Best way to explain where it is, if you do not have a GPS, is from the main road, look for the Canyons sign. Turn onto that street, which will lead you up towards the mountains. Canyons is an area where a bunch of the lodges are located. Once you turn onto that road, the Hyatt is the last hotel at the end of the road. Other than finding the hotel, our stay was great. I usually don't stay at Hyatt hotels because they are usually too expensive for me, but since my company paid for the cost, since it was a business trip, it was a plus. Once you arrive, you are greeted by the valet. You have the option to valet your car or self park (both of which are included in your resort fee, which is not an optional cost). Checking in was very easy, and after getting our room key, made our way to the underground parking garage (you will need your room key to access the parking garage). The hotel is divided up into four buildings. The parking garage has an elevator labeled for each building, so make sure you know which building your room is in.
We had a one-bedroom suite in the Uinta building. It was probably the nicest hotel room I've ever stayed at. It had a Sub-Zero refrig/freezer, Wolf oven, washer/dryer, dishwasher and a jetted tub, with separate shower. All of the cookware that you need to cook a delicious meal is provided. I've stayed at other hotels with kitchens, and no where have I've seen so many cookware provided. We usually discover that something is missing, and either have to improvise or go out and buy it. But we had no problem cooking all of our meals with the provided cookware. There was a dining table with four chairs and a sofa couch to watch TV. The bedroom had a queen size bed, with a TV and a safe big enough to fit my laptop. Should you have additional people in your room, the couch does convert into a bed, although we didn't use it. A gas fireplace is located in the living room, although we didn't use it. For those of you whose nose does not like the dry air in Utah (such as myself), you can request a humidifier from the front desk. Wifi is included in your resort fee, available throughout the property and was sufficient for my needs.
If you want to go to Main Street or the outlets in town, you don't need a car. The hotel provides a free ride to the bus terminal, about a five minute drive. From there catch the bus to Main Street or to the outlet. The best part of it is that it's all free. The public transportation in Park City is free, although tips are appreciated. When you are finished exploring, make your way back to the bus terminal that you were dropped of at, and call the hotel for a ride.
Besides going into town, the ski lifts are within walking distance. Behind the hotel is one ski lift and if you walk to the adjacent lodge (about 5-10 minute walk) more ski lifts are available. Because we were there in October, only a few of the lifts were operational. We did go on the gondala lift, which costs $15 for an all day pass. Once at the top of the mountain, there is a cafe, zip lining and trails for mountain biking. The total travel time one way was about 10-15 minutes.
The staff was very accommodating and helpful. The valet were the ones who were shuttling you back and forth from the the hotel to the bus terminal, and was always welcoming us with a smile. As we were checking out, the front desk staff knew we were heading back to Salt Lake City and provided us with directions of a alternative, scenic trip back to Salt Lake City.
The hotel restaurant is only open seasonally, and we were fortunate that the restaurant had just opened prior to us arriving. The food is pricey, although I wasn't surprised. The food was not spectacular and average. My recommendation would be to either buy food from the grocery store and cook it in your room (if you have a room with a kitchen), or eat at the restaurants in town.
Overall, I enjoyed my stay at this hotel and would recommend it to anyone visiting Park City.
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