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Washington School House Hotel
543 Park Avenue, Park City, UT 84060   |  
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Ranked #2 of 59 hotels in Park City
Portland, Oregon
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“Exceptional experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

It was purely luck that my daughter and I decided to stay at this hotel and I am so glad that we did. Though we only stayed a night, the whole experience was memorable and I will plan a return to Park City for the sole purpose of staying here again. It exceeded my expectations - or rather, it was the first time my expectations have truly been met by a hotel and its staff. We saw several of the rooms and they are all lovely and unique. The service is simply perfect and unobtrusive. The afternoon wine hour was enjoyable and breakfast delicious. The whole experience was exceptional.

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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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JessicaWSH, General Manager at Washington School House Hotel, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear kaodonnell,

I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Washington School House Hotel and can’t help thinking it was all our luck too that you found us! I will be sure to pass-on your words to the kitchen and all of the staff. We cannot wait to welcome you back….hopefully we can tempt you to stay a little longer next time?

Sincerely,
Jessica Davis
General Manager
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Newer place, quaint, SMALL and I suspect management knows most reviewers. Enough said. Like the charm but get real. Stop overstating what really is lovely, not amazing. Last but not least , hope you like the other guests as you're all together.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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JessicaWSH, General Manager at Washington School House Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Chefintraining

Thank you for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor. You are right to mention that we are a petite hotel with just 12 rooms in 12,000 square feet. During our 2011 renovation we used every inch of the historic building to create an intimate experience. We do have a wonderful common living room where our guests love to mingle and get know each other, but one can also retreat to our ski lounge and pool deck to find more privacy.

Given our downtown location steps from Park City’s Main Street, Town Lift and town ski runs, I must say I am surprised to see a low rating for location. As well as being in the middle of it all, our complimentary ski shuttle runs to all three mountain resorts for our guests’ convenience.

Above all else we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service. I am sincerely sorry that your stay did not live up to our very high expectations. Amazing service is an area in which we never compromise. Our intimate hotel setting allows our staff to establish personal relationships with nearly every guest. In this way, we strive to ensure everyone is having a positive experience.

If you could take the time, please contact me directly at jessica@washingtonschoolhouse.com to let me know in more detail about your stay and service experience, I would be most grateful. Thank you again for your feedback. We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel in the future.

Sincerely,
Jessica Davis
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

The accommodations at Washington Schoolhouse speak for themselves. You will not be disappointed. What makes the experience is the service. All you need do is ask, and they will do their best to accommodate. A thousand thank you's to all of the staff for a wonderful experience.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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JessicaWSH, General Manager at Washington School House Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear JECVA,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is fantastic to hear that you had a wonderful experience at the Washington School House. I will be sure to pass on your thanks to the whole team. It will make their day as it has mine. We look forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely
Jessica Davis
General Manager
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sandy, utah
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This hidden gem is across the street from Park City's urban Main Street, but feels removed and magical. Every little touch, from the handwritten welcome card with fruit plate and cupcake, to the iphone docking alarm clock, was designed carefully for guest enjoyment. The eclectic decor mixes modern and vintage pieces to create an impressive combination of "old school is new cool." The narrow pool, lit by Christmas tree lights at night, overlooks the view. Our lofted suite had a spiral staircase leading up to the bed, and entrances on both levels, which was unique and charming. Chef Ernesto's breakfast was fabulous; although included with the night's stay, the menu options were varied and included local teas. Pricey but so worth it.

Room Tip: I imagine you can't go wrong, but the lofted one bedroom suite was quiet and wonderful. If you...
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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, May 22, 2013
Dear wellsfam,

Thank you for your review and for noticing all the details that go into the Washington School House Hotel guest experience. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in future.

Sincerely,
Jessica Davis
General Manager
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Washington School House is one of the most dazzling and amazing Boutique Hotels we have ever experienced in the USA or abroad!! From the minute you arrive in Park City, Utah the mountains and the city's ambiance has you in 'awe' and then you arrive to the hotel and one is whisped away to a extraordinary wonderland!! This historical school house has been transformed with no costs spared and through the eyes of someone EXTREMELY TALENTED! The service is impeccable - and so warm and accomodating - the word 'No' is not in their vocabulary. Your every need or want is taken care of by staff like Jessica, Haley, Michael, Nicole, etc... You all are fabulous! Your stay at the School House includes a wonderful seasonal freshly prepared breakfast and delightfully delicious drinks and appetizers in the late afternoon, Hats off to their creative chef! I can not say enough about how wonderful the Washington School House Hotel is - you must go experience it for yourself ..... winter, spring, summer, fall ... we have been there in several seasons ... all amazing!!
Bonus: Scout - the hotel's Golden Retriever - if he is there:)))))))

Room Tip: We love the King Pool room but all the rooms are wonderful!!
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  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My wife and I recently spent 3 amazing nights at the WSHH. The hotel itself is beautifully done with tons of attention to detail. The reclaimed wood and antique (yet somehow modern) furnishings were very cool. The room was fantastic (heated bathroom floors, automated sleep shades, very comfy bed, etc). The pool/hot-tub were perfect after a long day of skiing. The best thing about the hotel, however, had to be the service. The staff was amazingly attentive and friendly. They were always ready with a fresh drink (water, tea, coffee, wine, etc) and helped with any request or questions we had. Oh, and the breakfast and apres ski meals were delicious as well.

About the location; it is located very central to everything in Park City, including ski-off access from the Park City Mountain Resort and a quick 4 block ride over to the town lift. For anything that wasn't walking distance, the shuttle (really more of a personal driver experience) took us wherever we wanted and was available shortly after we requested it.

We can't wait to come back!

One more tip - we used Skis On The Run for our Ski rentals, and they did a fantastic job as well. They delivered the skis to the hotel shortly after we arrived and picked them up after our last day on the slopes. Couldn't have been easier.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Atlanta, GA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Just returned from a 4-night stay at this wonderful Park City gem! This place is everything I love about small boutique hotels, but better! From the personalized, attentive service, the unique design/décor, to the fresh, delicious food.

I don’t think I’ve seen a more beautifully designed hotel – this place deserves to be featured in Elle Décor as much as Travel & Leisure. Every single space is maximized and elegantly decorated with period accents. Our top floor Town King room was bright & comfortable. The beautiful bathroom & amenities made it hard to leave our room! Only warning – the walls can be a bit thin if you have some frisky neighbors, as we did.

The service at WSH exceeds all standards. Everyone we met was so friendly, welcoming, and made us feel so at home. All of our needs were seamlessly taken care of. Megan, Haley, Danielle & Caleb were awesome!

We looked forward to the fabulous daily breakfasts from Chef Ernesto – some of the best we’ve ever had on vacation or anywhere! And the après ski snacks were always a perfect treat! My husband loved the local beer selection while I enjoyed the local artisan teas.

This place is truly a work of art – one I feel lucky to have enjoyed. Thanks WSH!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Also Known As:
Washington School Hotel Park City
Washington School Hotel
Washington School House Hotel Park City, Utah
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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Park City
#14 Family Hotel in Park City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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