My husband won a ski trip from a local radio station ... so we were off to Park City, UT for 4 days/ 3 nights a few months later. The value of the trip (what we had to claim on our taxes) was in no way what we received in activities/accommodations BUT hey, we WON a trip we never could have taken. We travelled February 25-28th, 2013; I was unable to put our actual dates so did Feb 2014 for those familiar with the weather at time of year, or not, and will understand what we endured.
Our trip allowance for lodging was $1200 so I was super excited to see where we would be staying but the Park City Chamber of Commerce booked everything for us and we had no say. I was thinking that even at $325/ night plus taxes we would have reservations at a really nice property; upon checkout I was given a copy of the bill and the total was $423 total. I have to say we were expecting something fanastic but upon receiving the confirmation for the hotel and some research later, we found out the Yarrow would be our hotel.
The hotel seemed ok but nothing great. With that being said though, some of the staff were wonderful! At check-in (early check-in which usually is an additional cost but the fee was 'waived'), we were given our room keys with directions where to find the room and bid farewell.
DISCLOSURE TIME: We are from Houston, where the land is flat with less than 50 feet above sea level and travelled some where high in the mountains at 7000+ feet above sea leve, seeing the mountains was definitely a major interest of ours but on the downside, breathing was extremely difficult.
Our room was up the elevator, down a hall, turn a corner, go down another hall, another corner and you get the point... far from the front of the hotel. Our room was adequate, a bed, sofa, TV, bathroom and bonus, a balcony but wait double bonus our view was of a brick wall. Bummer.
After deciding we should have a better view and realizing they did not give us our welcome package from the PC Chamber (our tickets, money etc) we made out way back through the maze and to the front desk. I asked for the package (which they claimed they forgot even though there was a reminder on our reservation screen- the one they look at to check us in- nevermind it had $300 in it for us) and a room closer to the elevator with a view of something other than a wall. I told them we were from Houston which is f-l-a-t and waking up the mountains everyday would be awesome for us. We were granted the transfer at no addtional cost. The remainder of the stay at the hotel was fine, nothing really amazing for breakfast (vouchers given to us by the Chamber so at least it was free), there was a leak in our bathroom which was patched poorly but worked and then any other issues we had had nothing to do with the hotel but our ignorance of travelling to high altitude desinations (we suffered terrible altitude sickness, horrible).
I would like to add that there were two concierges, one male & one female, who made our trip extremely enjoyable. They gave us insights and secrets that we would not have known about otherwise. We loved them!! I even tried to get them to come visit Texas!
Final disclaimer: I work at a hotel and mentioned it to the staff and feel should I not have said anything our stay would not have been the same.
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- Also Known As:
- Yarrow Hotel Park City
- Yarrow Resort Park City
- Yarrow Hotel And Conference Center Park City, Utah