Staying at the Sun Valley resort is like staying in an old historical mansion with all the conveniences of a modern hotel. The resort is a part of Idaho history, with pictures of the Kennedys on their slopes to medals from U.S. Olympic skiers from the area.
What makes the resort special is the universally friendly, genuine demeanor of all the staff. Not a single frown or hint of frustration. I know it is impossible that all the staff loved their jobs that much, but that was the impression we got – on a holiday weekend, no less!
My husband and I stayed there with our 5 month old daughter (we brought our pack and play for her to sleep in). We stayed in a lodge standard king and found there was more than enough room to put all of our stuff. The only minor complaints we would have about the room was that you could hear everything going on around you (expected in an older hotel) and that the fridge kept our beverages only cool (not cold). We ended up using our ice chest to keep our beer cold. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom fixtures are a little dated, but not to the point where I’d stay elsewhere.
The food was excellent – much better than we even expected. The Ram was fantastic – veal and lamb cooked just perfectly. Larry the piano player was extremely sociable and kept playing all our old jazz standard favorites. The music lulled our daughter to sleep in her car seat while we enjoyed our longest most relaxed dinners in a long time. Gretchens was excellent for lunch and has the best club sandwich I’ve ever tasted. We ate outside next to the ice rink with Sasha Cohen eating several tables down (she was in town for a skating show). Bald Mountain Pizza was also good for a gourmet pizza to-go.
Note: we paid $200/night on hotels.com
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- Also Known As:
- Sun Valley Hotel Sun Valley
- Sun Valley Lodge Idaho