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“Could hardly leave this cozy spot to get out and ski!” 5 of 5 stars
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Washington School House Hotel
543 Park Avenue, Park City, UT 84060   |  
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Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Park City
Philipsburg, Montana
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“Could hardly leave this cozy spot to get out and ski!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My boyfriend, family, a few family friends of ours and I stayed at the Washington School House Hotel for a 4 night ski getaway. We had the BEST time thanks to this fabulous hotel and the wonderful staff.

We are die hard skiers and we could hardly bring ourselves to leave the place and get on the slopes. The cozy living room coupled with the excellent service (and company!) the staff provide is enough to make me want to move in. We sprung out of bed in the morning because we could hardly wait to enjoy Ernesto's daily breakfast creations. After we hit the slopes we hurried back for après-ski drinks and appetizers by the fire. My dad will surely be talking about the clam chowder we had one evening for years to come. Following our tasty afternoon snacks was always a soak in the mountainside hot tub (with wine in pool-safe glasses!).

Each evening we would walk down to Main Street (a 30 second walk from the lobby) and would enjoy the shops, restaurants and bars. Slowly, people in our group would peel off to sneak back to the WSHH. We had a big group but coordinating who needed to be where was no problem at all thanks to the ideal location - a 15 minute walk (tops) to anywhere in Old Town.

Our room was amazing to say the least. Complete with 16 foot ceilings, the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in and velvety soft, stark white sheets.

I would bring this place and the staff with me wherever I vacationed if I could. I am beyond pleased with our stay and highly recommend this little gem to anyone.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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JessicaWSH, General Manager at Washington School House Hotel, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear Mason406,

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed you stay and particularly our location just steps from Main Street. It certainly helps to be that close to home when it is as cold as it was during your stay, brrr. I am glad we were able to keep you and your family warm and cozy. Say “hello” to everyone from the WSH staff.

Best regards,
Jessica Davis
General Manager
Washington School House
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I stayed here with my boyfriend for two days, an escape from our stressful New York City lives before meeting up with family for the holidays. And what a treat! Lindsey, Haley and the rest of the Washington School House staff were not only attentive but extremely friendly. The staff arranged for our bobsled ride and Lindsey even gave us tips since she had just been herself. The staff remembered our wine preferences for our wine-next-to-the-fire time. Small, thoughtful things. The service was really above and beyond.

And the hotel itself is gorgeous; the antiques, superb renovation and the gray, gold, brown and white palette compliment the natural surroundings as well as provide a warm and welcoming place to come back to after a day out and about. While the rooms are a bit on the smaller side particularly for their cost, the charming quirkiness and service the hotel provides amply make up for it. My boyfriend, who has stayed in myriad luxury hotels around the world said this hotel was the best he has experienced. And I heartily agree! We will definitely be finding ourselves back again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

My husband surprised me with a stay at this B & B for my birthday. It was wonderful! The staff was very attentive and helpful. The rooms were immaculate and very comfortable. The pool area is beautiful and we enjoyed sitting by the fire pit at night. The appetizers and breakfast were delicious. It truly was a special stay and I felt very pampered. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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JessicaWSH, General Manager at Washington School House Hotel, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear KimS286,

We are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday stay and hope your husband surprises you again next year with a return visit!

Warm regards,
Jessica Davis
General Manager
Washington School House
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We travel a lot around the world and used to be staying mainly on luxury resorts, like Aman Resorts, Four Seasons, Mandaron Oriental, Shangri La...We also are looking for very charming places to stay, where we have the opportunity to feel more closely the country we are visiting.
And then, we found exactly a mix of what we like: a top luxury resort level of service and in the same time, the feeling to be at home!
The design is amazing, the staff is just here for you...and if you like an incredible breakfast, this is really the place to stay: a very nice gift to our son, some refreshments/food for our next trip without asking!
Our main concern is: as the hotel stands very far from our home, how and when to come back?

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The Washington School House Hotel is the best hotel we have ever stayed at. Beauty, service, location... everything was perfect.

We arrived on Friday afternoon and were greeted by Haley. She personally took us to our room and showed us around. She already knew that we planned to visit the Kimball Art Fesitval and gave us access wrist bands and VIP passes for the event! She also gave us lift tickets for the Town Lift, which offered amazing views of Park City and a look at some cool, old, abandoned mine buildings.

We stayed in the 16 Foot Ceiling room. It was decorated beautifully and squeaky clean. The bed was completely comfy and the bathroom outfitted with everything we could ask for. The first evening, turn-down service left us two darling little Victorian "advice" books on how to be a good wife and husband. On the 2nd night, chocolate chip cookies were left for a yummy midnight snack!

We were offered drinks on many occasions (which we took them up on)... my favorite being a glass of the Malbec and my husband's a drink made with the local High West Distillery's whiskey. In the late afternoon, they served a snack of salad, olives, cheese and bread. We had breakfast twice and both times, it was amazingly delicious. My favorite was the Caprese Scramble and my husband can't decide between the French Toast and the Blueberry Pancakes.

The swimming pool and spa are inviting, clean and decked out with comfy lounges, tons of towels, water, slippers and of course, pool side drink service.

When some family stopped by to visit us, we watched a movie on the huge TV in the "casual sitting room". It was very cozy with a long couch, chairs and again, (you guessed it) drink service!

When they say things like "unprecedented service" and "unequaled experience" on their website, they mean it... Thanks to Haley, Michael & Jessica for an amazing stay at The Washington School House Hotel! We can't wait to come visit again...

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Los Angeles, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Full disclosure: I have never been a guest at this hotel. But I was lucky enough to be able to visit during the Park City Museum's recent Historic Home Tour, since the Washington School House Hotel was originally built in 1889 as an educational facility for grades one through three. What was once a simple, three-room schoolhouse is now a jaw-dropping gorgeous boutique hotel just steps away from bustling Main Street and a few blocks from Park City Mountain Resort's Town Lift. Architectural details, like a view of the old schoolhouse bell as you walk up the staircase, make it a one-of-a-kind destination. The setting lends itself to under-the-radar getaways, where guests can enjoy a private locale away from the busy hotel scenes. If money is no object, the property would be perfect for a family reunion, wedding or Sundance group homebase. For those who have to live within a budget, like me, it's worth putting on the Top Travel To Do List once the lottery hits.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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La Jolla, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

We were welcomed with warmth and attention. The staff all gracious and kind. Our suite was so unique with fab gifts on our pillows made from amazing linens. Spotless mix of traditional and contemporary with a flare of fun. A mere 30 second walk and we were on Main Street in P.C. for some shopping. Afterwards a swim and a soak in the gorgeous pools over looking town and the ski slopes. Cozy slippers, robes and a cocktail apre' ski by the fire. All inclusive food, beverages and amenities made our stay relaxed and carefree. We'll be back...asap!

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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Additional Information about Washington School House Hotel

Address: 543 Park Avenue, Park City, UT 84060
Location: United States > Utah > Wasatch Range > Park City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Park City
#12 Family Hotel in Park City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An exclusive downtown Park City boutique hotel where you can expect… well, the unexpected. Built as a school in 1889, Washington School House has just graduated to a new level of luxury with the completion of its stunning renovation. Original quarried limestone exterior. Twelve spectacular rooms/suites. Historic living space with 16ft ceilings. Roaring fire. Chic ski lounge. Heated pool terraced in the hillside. Wine, aspen trees, stars. You get the picture. School is out but the hotel team is in… providing unprecedented service for an unequaled experience in an unparalleled location. The new Washington School House. Where old school is the new cool. ... more   less 
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