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“rene's condo (2 c) is great” 5 of 5 stars
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The Empire House Condos
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1402 Empire Avenue, Park City, UT 84060   |  
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New York City, New York
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“rene's condo (2 c) is great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

stayed here on the pullout couch with 2 others in the bedroom. the is spacious (probably 1000 sq ft) and fine for 4+ people, as long as 2+ are alright sleeping with sleeping on a pullout or an air bed. its a 5 min walk from park city mtn, is nicely appointed, has a steam room!, has a good kitchen, is stocked with supplies, and has all of the stuff you would expect (wifi, laundry, etc). rene, the owner, has written some excellent instructions, and is a very nice person.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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North Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012 via mobile

We came here 2 years ago to ski for the week. Utah is the best to Visit several areas on a single trip and park city is a great place to start from. We stayed at unit 1c and decided to stay here again. The owner has been perfect to deal with as far as the reservation and remembered my brother and i from last time. We like the condos kitchen very much. The unit is spotless and nicely furnished. There is wifi and a washer and dryer, very key. The unit is an easy walk to park city resort, literally across the parking lot from the resort. The town is a simple bus ride or a short walk, so many great places to eat and a very quaint, genuine town. We get a car when we come because we want to try a bunch of places but you really dont need one. But if you do, you can park in the garage under the building. You can get to about a dozen places to ski within an hour from the unit.

If you want a well equipped unit at a very reasonable rate to ski and enjoy the town of park city, choose empire house and unit 1 c if you want a nice 1 br 1 and 1/2 bath. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2010

We stayed at Rene's condo for 8 nights over the Christmas Vacation 2010. My husband, 10 year old son and I had a wonderful time. The condo is perfectly situated just minutes walk from the Park City Resort base, it couldn't have been a more perfect location. This is a bigger than average one bedroom condo, in the past we have had tiny one bedroom units but this one is unique in design and very spacious. There is everything you could possibly need in the condo, I have never stayed in one which was so well stocked. I especially loved all the the basic food items which are there for your conveinence, it means you don't have to go spend a ton of money just to get things you might only need a few times. Rene has everything labeled for convenience, she truly makes it all easy. In terms of the kitchen appliances and untensils, the condo has more than I have in my own kitchen! I have to tell you about the new bathroom, when I got there I had a wonderful surprise, the bathroom had been newly renovated with a fabulous steam shower and a soaker tub....this was much needed after a day on the slopes. The king size bed was so comfortable and my son slept well on the sofa bed. The underground parking was very welcome and you never had to get into a freezing cold car. When you consider ski rentals, if you rent from Park City directly (inside the Legacy Lodge) they have complimentary storage right on the slope....no hauling ski's, if you book lessons you get 20% off ski rentals. Also try the Snowed Inn Sleigh Ride , it was a special experience for us ...well worth the money! I hope we will stay at this condo again, Rene's condo and Park City skiing was a recipe for a perfect vacation. We highly recommend this condo:)

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Safford, AZ
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2008

After reading some of the other reviews about this property, I had to write my own. I feel the negative reviews are off base. I rented a large, spacious, one bedroom at a reasonable price directly from the owner, a delightful lady, Rene. Yes the condo complex is small, thus no elevator, and the exterior hallway carpet was frayed and the garage is small, but functional. But the unit I rented was great. Large, clean and lots of natural light, not fancy, but it was charming. Comfortable master bedroom, large walk-in closet, and great kitchen was perfect for my wife, myself and our 2 kids. The bathroom was old but clean. The rest of the unit looks like it has been remodeled - new carpet, tile, etc. The complex is directly across the street from Park City Mountain Resort making it easy to take the little ones in when they got cold - a GREAT LOCATION at a good price. I will come back in the future.

  • Liked — Location to ski lifts
  • Disliked — Walking the stairs with ski gear
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Ogden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2007

we first pull up and park accros the street and go look to check in because the travel agent we went through never bothered to tell us were to check in. so we call the agent and they had to give us directions to find the check in place. we get into our suite and it was the first day it really snowed this year and it is freezing we call the front desk and they tell us there is nothing they can do till the next week they havent turned on the heat yet so they advised us to turn on the fireplace i tell them it has been on for 3 hours and it does not have a fan to warm the place so they just offered to bring us blankets. i will never stay at that place again.

Stayed October 2007
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ParkCityMTNcondo, owner of unit 1C at Empire House at The Empire House Condos, responded to this review, September 15, 2008
I don't think it's fair to post such negative comments about Empire House, these comments are really about the vacationers travel agent and not Empire House.

At Empire House, we have 12 individually owned and operated units, all which have character and charm. I suggest future renters rent direct from owners to avoid such problems... owners are usually flexible on rates and can help renters with directions, parking, and local activities information.

Thanks!
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2006

I wouldn't ordinarily give it 5-stars if the prior review wasn't so off-base, but blaming the Empire House for your inability to park into a standard-sized garage and complaining that the hot tub smells like chlorine seems more than a bit unfair. (Show me a hot tub that doesn't smell like chlorine, and I'll show you fungus!) Truthfully, this condo could use some attention--the carpet is frayed, there are broken tiles in the bathroom, and the bathroom door doesn't close as it should, but that's the sum total of the condo's flaws. Yes, you will have to climb three flights of stairs from the garage, but a quick glance at the place in photos should tell you that a three-story building of its age will not have an elevator. If you want a cookie-cutter hotel room with cheesy xeroxed wall art, ugly wallpaper, thin walls and a loud quilt, then head to the Marriott. But if you appreciate a condo with lots of character, tasteful furniture, nice natural light and good views of the city and surrounding landscape, this is your spot. No, it's not in the best shape, but it's clean, cozy, very tastefully appointed, and really feels like a home. The location directly across the street from Park City Mountain Resort is obviously a great plus as well.

  • Stayed February 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sun Valley, Idaho
2 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2005

We booked the "Penthouse" condo at the Empire House (one of the numerous David Holland properties in Park City) for a ski trip in December 2004. It was described as the premier unit in the place, with a private hot tub in the room. And we paid a premium price, too! So it was horrible to check in and find that:

a) there was no elevator and we were faced with lugging all our ski gear up
three flights of stairs
b) the condo was terriblly old and funky, with torn-up fraying carpet, grimy
tiling, an old hot tub stinking of chlorine that we wouldn't venture to try,
and very old blankets literally full of holes on the bed.
c) not a soul on sight to take these matters up with...the place is run from
afar by the David Holland main office. So don't expect any service!!!
d) to make matters worse, the Empire House underground parking was so
tiny and cramped it was difficult to pull into, but when we parked in the
Park City Ski Area lot just across the street, we were towed! (Granted,
this was not the fault of the Empire House, but of very bad signage in
the parking lot, though it just added to our troubles)

The whole place was just so old and poorly kept up that it didn't feel clean or comfortable in the least. If it were advertised as a low-budget place that would be one thing, but I do NOT recommend staying there, especially at those prices!

  • Stayed December 2004
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1402 Empire Avenue, Park City, UT 84060
Location: United States > Utah > Wasatch Range > Park City
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 68 Specialty Lodging in Park City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These charming Park City condos are within walking distance to the slopes of Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) and are just a few blocks from historic Main Street. Winter ski runs and summer hiking trails are all accessible from these clean & attractive condos set in the heart of Old Town, making it a year-round destination. ... more   less 
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