This is a ski resort, pure and simple. The bedrooms are small (in standard rooms) and have no desk, or even a place to sit other than a small table chair and the bed. Offsetting that, the foyer is large, tiled and flows into a large bath with shower and two person jacuzzi. Also present are coat hooks by the door in addition to the closet. There is a small balcony, room width and 3-4 feet deep. The design would work great with skiers returning with wet clothes, or in summer, hikers and bikers. Still, I'm not sure the room would work for two people or that there is enough space for bulky items.
This was a king bed with maybe 10 pillows, only two of which are intended for sleeping. They are down and offer no support, For this or perhaps the inability to get the room cool enough, I didn't sleep especially well. In fairness, that's normal for me in a new hotel, and I did cross 2 time zones, but this was worse than normal. Temps were chilly outside, but noise levels made leaving the balcony door open impractical.
If your travel is for business, it's best to stay somewhere else. The standard internet (free) is bog slow (speedtest.net measured 0.48mbs download, 0.50mbs upload) unfit for streaming, graphics or large attachments but okay for most email or casual browsing. Upgrade to premium service for $9.95 daily, and speeds increase to 2.50mbs up/1.25mbs down which is decent, though still marginal for streaming video. Again, no desk, but there is a tiny table, barely the size of a large laptop, which is workable, but not fun. Certainly, the distribution of plugs doesn't support all the things many business travelers would have. The signal strength for (Verizon) voice and data (any version) is marginal inside, but decent outside. As one of my colleagues observed, most people come here to disconnect anyway. The free in room coffee actually was pretty good.
And that they can do in fine style. Grand Summit is large with extensive recreational facilities, many outdoor options, instructional and equipment support as well as shops, restaurants and bars. Most of my food was provided by a business conference but still quite tasty. The staff is charming and worth of the vacation resort experience. There is a decent sized meeting facility, but it would not handle more than about 500 folks, less with break out sessions.
The hotel itself is part of a coordinated community roughly 4 miles from Park City itself. I'm not a personal fan of that approach, and this is no exception. There is no real character, and everything looks alike. Still, the chair lifts come right to the back patios, and the whole setting is optimized for ski season.
There is a spa, pool, and separate fitness center. The latter has cardio, free weights and weight machines. It's a little small for the size of the hotel, but most folks who come there are planning to get their exercise outdoors, so this isn't a big deal.
There is parking below the garage for $16/day whether self parked or valet. There is a free gravel lot, which is nice if you'd rather not spend the money. Views are typical (and great). access is easy, with I-80 a brief drive down a four lane road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- GRAND SUMMIT HOTEL, A ROCKRESORTS PROPERTY IS NOW OPEN AFTER ITS $15 MILLION RENOVATION. From new guest suites, a brand new RockResorts Spa, and re-concept of First Tracks Café, no stone was left unturned in the $15 million renovation of the iconic Grand Summit Hotel, located in the heart of Park City Resort’s Canyons Village. Natural textures and a soothing color palette reflecting the hotel’s stunning alpine local create a modern and yet understatedly elegant ambience throughout this distinctive property, now part of Vail Resorts’ premium RockResorts lodging collection. Guestroom amenities added as part of this transformative renovation include all new finishes, stainless-steel appliances, 60-inch Smart televisions, and enhanced technological features. The brand new RockResorts Spa is lined with enlarged treatment rooms and a new dry sauna. In the new open-concept First Tracks Café, luxurious leather furniture and big-screen televisions encourage guests to relax and linger. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Canyons Grand Summit Hotel Park City
- Canyons Grand Summit Resort
- Summit Park City
- Park City Summit
- Grand Summit Hotel Park City, Utah