16 Top-Rated Resorts in Utah

Written by Carri Wilbanks
Jul 27, 2020

Utah is home to some wonderful resorts, many of which are located in its mountain ski resort areas like Deer Valley, Park City, and Alta. These spots cater to travelers year-round, whether you are on holiday to ski and snowboard in winter or hike and mountain bike in summer. They also offer a range of hotel options, from good-value resorts to high-end luxury.

Utah also boasts multiple noteworthy national parks and monuments, and you'll also find resorts in areas around them. One excellent example is the top-rated luxury Amangiri, which is adjacent to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

And finally the capital, Salt Lake City, also hosts a number of resort choices, including the elegantly opulent Grand America Hotel near the Salt Palace Convention Center. This diversity in both resorts and activities makes Utah a great destination for all types of vacationers, from families to couples looking for a romantic escape.

Find a great place to stay for your next vacation with our list of the best resorts in Utah.

1. Amangiri, Big Water

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Right next to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Amangiri is a beautiful and serene luxury property on 600 desert acres. Suites are minimalist, so as not to detract from the natural environs, and feature stone floors and concrete walls with a light beige and creme color scheme. The most upmarket have private pools and terraces fronting a canyon.

On-site amenities include a restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, swimming pool, spa with a sauna and steam room, and art gallery. Daily yoga and guided hikes are included in room rates, as are airport transfers. Other activities can also be arranged.

Accommodation: Amangiri

2. Montage Deer Valley

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Montage Deer Valley is a luxe ski-in/ski-out resort done up in American craftsman design, with a mix of rooms and suites. Rooms are elegant, with comfortable beds topped with high-end linens and soaking tubs in marble baths. There are also super spacious suites that vary in size from one to three bedrooms and are great for families or groups of friends. Suites come with separate living spaces and often full kitchens and dining areas.

Also on-site are four restaurants, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, spa, and a mountain activities center.

Accommodation: Montage Deer Valley

3. Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

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This is another ski-in/ski-out choice in Deer Valley. The European-style Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley is a luxe mountain property with a traditional meets modern design. The rooms and suites are sophisticated and feature high-end linens and toiletries and Jacuzzi tubs.

The suites also have fireplaces, kitchens, and best of all, private hot tubs on spacious personal decks. Other on-site amenities here include a fine dining and casual restaurant, a spa, outdoor heated swimming pool, and a gym.

Accommodation: Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

4. Alta's Rustler Lodge

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The Alta's Rustler Lodge is a European-style lodge that offers ski-in/ski-out, good-value accommodations at Alta Ski Area. The hotel features a rustic chic ambience and modern amenities in its rooms and studios that have sitting areas, balconies, and often fireplaces. And it also offers those traveling on the cheap a true budget option with bunk beds in dorm rooms.

On-site amenities include a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, a heated outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, and a fitness center. There is also an on-site spa with a sauna and steam room.

Accommodation: Alta's Rustler Lodge

5. The St. Regis Deer Valley

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The luxe St. Regis Deer Valley offers ski-in/ski-out access from its location right on the mountain. The generous-sized rooms and suites at this sprawling property are contemporary and beyond comfortable, with high-quality linens on plush beds and pops of color in the form of art and bedskirts. Floor-to-ceiling doors lead to slender balconies in even the smallest rooms, making them feel larger than they are.

On-site amenities include a serene spa, gourmet restaurant, ski butlers, a multi-level infinity pool, and a gym. Breakfast is included in the rate.

Accommodation: The St. Regis Deer Valley

6. Sundance Resort

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Likely Utah's most well-known resort, Sundance Resort was Robert Redford's creation and shares its name with the famous film festival held in Park City each year. Located about 15 miles from Provo, the property sits at the foot of Mount Timpanogos and offers rustic-luxe accommodations with Native American art and wood furnishings.

In winter, rates here include two free lift tickets to adjacent Sundance Mountain Resort per bedroom with each day of stay. On-site amenities include a gourmet restaurant, spa, workout room, and an art studio.

Accommodation: Sundance Resort

7. Waldorf Astoria Park City

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The Waldorf Astoria Park City is a glamorous property at the base of Canyons Ski Area. Rooms and suites are modern posh, with top quality linens on comfortable beds, fireplaces, and oversized tubs. Suites come in a number of sizes up to three bedrooms. A favorite for a family of four are the bi-level one bedrooms that feature privacy for the parents on one floor and a pullout sofa for the kids on the other. Suites also come with kitchens and whirlpool baths.

The property features an excellent restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The swimming pool here is heated year-round, and the hot tubs are perfect for soaking sore legs. There is also a golf course, a respected spa, and a modern fitness center that offers classes. There is a ski valet here as well, and the hotel is dog-friendly.

Accommodation: Waldorf Astoria Park City

8. The Chateaux Deer Valley

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The Chateaux Deer Valley is just a few minutes' walk from the closest ski lifts at Deer Valley Resort and offers luxury rooms and suites that have up to four bedrooms. The decor is modern elegant, and in-room amenities include jetted tubs and heated towel racks in the bathrooms, cashmere throws, and fireplaces.

The suites also have full kitchens and dining areas. Breakfast is included in the rate, and there is also an Italian restaurant on-site. Other amenities include hot tubs, a heated outdoor pool, workout room, and a spa.

Accommodation: The Chateaux Deer Valley

9. The Inn at Entrada, St. George

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Located just outside St. George, on the edge of Snow Canyon State Park, the Inn at Entrada is a luxury property inside a gated golf community. It's a good pick for golf enthusiasts as there is a Johnny Miller-designed golf course on location.

But it also offers inviting suites and studios featuring kitchenettes, Jacuzzi baths, and in the case of suites: kitchens and separate living areas that are decorated in Southwestern patterns and hues. Also on-site is a restaurant in the clubhouse, two swimming pools, a spa, tennis courts, and a fitness center.

Accommodation: The Inn at Entrada

10. Hotel Park City, Autograph Collection

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Summer or winter, the Hotel Park City, Autograph Collection pampers guests. It is a contemporary, all-seasons resort that offers accommodation just under a mile from the ski slopes and right next to the Park City Golf Club.

The all-suites property features a rustic chic design throughout, and the rooms feel spacious yet cozy thanks to high ceilings, fireplaces, whirlpool soaking tubs in marble baths, balconies, kitchens, and Bose surround sound systems. Some suites even come with proper hot tubs.

Also on-site is a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, outdoor swimming pool, gym with classes, and a spa. And the hotel's free shuttle makes getting to the ski slopes easy.

Accommodation: Hotel Park City, Autograph Collection

11. Hyatt Centric Park City

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Just under six miles from the Utah Olympic Park, the Hyatt Centric Park City is another luxe ski-in/ski-out property. It features sleek rooms with kitchenettes and stone fireplaces along with mod cons, like flat-screen TVs, iPhone docks, and Jacuzzi tubs.

In the suites, which vary in size from one to four bedrooms, expect full kitchens and balconies with mountain vistas. Other amenities on-site include a relaxed restaurant, market with prepared meals and groceries, 24-hour fitness room, and heated outdoor pool with its own fireplace and two hot tubs.

Accommodation: Hyatt Centric Park City

12. Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City

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In the heart of Salt Lake City, the Grand America Hotel is a posh, European-style luxury hotel in a high-rise building. It features some 775 elegantly decorated rooms and suites that all come with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of either the city skyline or the manicured garden grounds, handcrafted Richelieu furniture, original artwork, and spacious Italian marble baths.

Grab a bite to eat at one of the Grand America Hotel's dining options. Try the macarons at La Bonne Vie, which is a French-style bakery. The property also does a good Sunday brunch and an afternoon tea service in its Lobby Lounge. Other amenities include an indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, spa, and boutique.

Accommodation: Grand America Hotel

13. Red Mountain Resort, Ivins

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Just outside St. George by Zion National Park, Red Mountain Resort is a beautiful property that blends into the native environment. Rooms and suites are elegant, contemporary, and set in a few different low-rise buildings. The best have direct mountain views.

The property is mostly all-inclusive, with meals, guided hikes, and fitness classes included in the rate. There are also options for activities, like horseback riding and rock climbing for an extra fee. Other on-site amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, spa, gym, and even coin-operated laundry.

Accommodation: Red Mountain Resort

14. Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens, Springdale

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Just about a 10-minute walk from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center, the Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens sits on five manicured acres fronting the Virgin River. The rooms and suites are elegant and contemporary in decor, and all come with personal balconies, microwaves, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs.

The largest come with either pullout couches or a proper extra bedroom, as well as kitchenettes, making them a popular choice with families. Away from the rooms, on-site amenities include a waterfall hot tub; seasonal, heated, outdoor swimming pool; and fire pits.

Accommodation: Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens

15. Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa, Moab

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Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa is located just 20 miles from the visitor center at Arches National Park. The resort is set on 160 acres of ranching terrain on the banks of the Colorado River. It offers accommodation in rustic, elegant log cabins that come with handmade pine beds and polished wood floors. All feature microwaves and mini-fridges, and some also come with full kitchens, Jacuzzi tubs, and porches. Most have mountain or river views.

Also on-site is a farm-to-table restaurant and a casual cafe, spa, outdoor pool and hot tub, tennis courts, and even an equestrian center and petting zoo. There are also numerous hiking trails in the area.

Accommodation: Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa

16. The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection, Wanship

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The Lodge at Blue Sky is a special property on 3,500 acres of wild ranch land about 30 minutes drive from downtown Park City. The destination resort offers five-star luxury and is also very pet-friendly.

Choose from three different lodging styles: Sky Lodge, Earth Suites, or Creek Houses. All are stunning, but the Creek Houses are really special and perfect for a romantic vacation. Set right on the creek, they have high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows along one wall that open up onto a porch - you can fall asleep listening to the creek babble.

In the main lodge, you'll find a restaurant, Yuta, which serves seasonal, locally sourced gourmet fare, as well as a fitness center with stunning views. The spa is also here, and there is an infinity swimming pool facing the mountains. All sorts of activities can be arranged, depending on the season - in winter try heli-sking, while in summer you can go heli fly-fishing.

Accommodation: The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection

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