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Reviewed March 21, 2018

I had very low expectations for this hotel after reading many of the reviews on TA but was pleasantly surprised on arrival. True most of the rooms here are due for a renovation - room numbers starting with 3 (blue carpeting in the hallway) on the second floor are already renovated but 1 and 2 (pink carpeting) are not. I was with a ski group and had a deluxe room (247) on the second floor with two queen beds (looks exactly the same as the photo on the Inn's website). Not big (room sizes here could vary quite a bit even within the same category whereas the typical suites at the Lodge are more uniformly larger), comfortable enough, but a bit tight for two people. Decor is classic with heavy furniture (described as handmade French solid oak), rosy floral drapes and carpeting, maize wall paper, lamp with plaid shade, glass top round table with 2 large arm chairs. White marble tiled bathroom is elegant, small with shower over a tub, and a separate vanity area with an additional sink and spacious dark green granite countertop. Bathrobe and slippers and name brand bath products are provided. I can see why some might feel the furnishings are dated, but they are in fair condition (at least in this room), clean and definitely have warm old world character and charm (which the modern but generic looking renovated rooms at both the Inn and Lodge lack). Beds are very comfortable, firm with good padding, nice big pillows with good neck support. All rooms have a small fridge. A limited number of microwave ovens are available upon request on first come first serve basis.

Things that could use some change include the shower - sparse spray from an old shower head and erratic hot/cold adjustment, not enough wall outlets, no free phone calls even within the US, safe requiring use of credit card to operate (and doesn't work anyway), coffee maker comes with paper cups whereas real mugs would be more fitting for this class of hotel not to mention more environmentally friendly. Temperature control also doesn't respond to adjustment. Most of it will likely be fixed after the upgrade, but too bad they can't just just improve room functionality without getting rid of the more interesting traditional design elements.

The public areas of the hotel are attractive and spacious although not a lot of seating or gathering area (unlike at the Lodge). There is a bar and restaurant on site (no breakfast), and many function rooms. The best feature is the large round outdoor pool heated to 104 F, with a magnificent view of Baldy (the Lodge has a slightly larger pool plus a small hot tub but the surroundings not as peaceful). It's not piping hot like a hot tub and no jets, but actually more preferable, being much larger (easily accommodate 20 or more people without crowding, although it's empty most of the time), and the water temperature warm enough for longer stay without being overheated. Getting there is easy - short walk indoors until you reach the pool.

The village has a number of clothes/gift/toy shops and restaurants (good breakfast and big selection of pastries at Konditorei, casual dining for lunch and dinner at Village Station), and a small food store with limited food items, mostly drinks and snacks, all within easy walking distance. A free public bus makes the rounds to the slopes and downtown Ketchum every 15 minutes so convenient to get around. Ketchum is quite large with more shops and nice restaurants and definitely worth exploring. The Inn has no ski lockers or storage room on site. But you can store skis at Pete Lane's ski shop at the base of the slopes - River Run Plaza - free for Inn guests, which is actually a better alternative. Boots can be stored as well for a $4 per day charge.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
1  Thank paxa
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Charming room
Good transport to ski mountain
Good snow and snow making-just in case
marvelous pools
amenities
good staff
skied there dozen years
difficult to get there from East Coast but worth the trip
Best there is in USA

Room tip: All good rooms the more you pay the more you get but basic is fine and charming
Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank 21jerrip
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Convenient and wonderful venue with a wonderful story and history. There are sections that are recently renovated that are integrated with more classic rooms and areas. It is clear that there is tremendous thought and planning in the upgrades and renovation. Easy to transition from the new to the classic areas of the Inn.

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank pnwd0c
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Took my kids to Sun Valley for the first time (I have been there on business 2 other times) and to see the magic that Sun Valley would offer for Christmas. From the ice show, to the pools, to bowling, to skiing and visits from Carolers - we had an amazing time! 



We stayed in one of the newly renovated rooms in the Inn - which was fantastic. One note if you are traveling with kids or planning to share a room with someone you want some bathroom privacy from - Our bathroom had no door - which made it awkward for the kids and I to have privacy (the toilet had a cloudy glass door for some privacy - but not the shower). Could be a problem for some - we worked with it.

Resort employees were friendly and we absolutely loved Sun Valley! We’ll be back.

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Justin F
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

The Sun Valley Inn is a beautiful hotel on the exterior and even common hallways to an extent but the rooms however, are lackluster and I won't be staying ever again. I do like the restaurants and shops that surround it however it is entirely different from the Main Sun Valley Lodge. By mistake I got 2 separate rooms while I was there with family and upon confirming the reservation noticed one was at the Inn and the other at the Lodge (there is a huge difference). I thought fantastic, its time to compare the two and see how they stack up and actually they are quite different as it turns out. As a side note Sun Valley Lodge is a beautiful property but this review is on the Sun Valley Inn and are a few hundred feet apart and not the same. I will write another review on the Sun Valley Lodge which is leaps and bounds better than the Inn. The Sun Valley Inn is in an odd location and if you want to use the pool its small and there is no hot tub and plenty of kids and yet not the same at the lodge. The rooms are pink, green, brass, and worn wood furniture that appears to have been placed there in the 80's and even has the varnish cracking off to prove age and not a just a quality issue. The HVAC was intermittent and had cold/hot spots in the room. The room lights flickered on and off like a horror house, and the bed was springy and upon compared to the Lodge absolutely different. The maze that it takes to get to your room is un nerving and colors a crazy assortment of pastels. That said literally every gripe I have of the Inn is the opposite of the Lodge, I don't want to just complain about the room but rather personally never book at the Inn again and ensure the reservation is made for the Lodge alone and never again at the Inn. My brother stayed in this room at the Inn for 2 nights @ $450 a night and is not worth the money but personally was worth the recanted experience from his nights sleep and my opportunity to see it first hand and thank god I got a room at the lodge. Apparently it was just updated but that appears to have stopped with the outside and the rooms in which you actually sleep were overlooked. The rooms were clean and I can understand the staff tries their best to keep up with what is there. It could be a lot better, it isn't.

Room tip: Go to the Sun Valley Lodge to book, do not book at Sun Valley Inn, Very Different Properties not even close to the same.
Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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3  Thank Heath93274
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