Affordable Family Lodging Options In Park City

Posted by Jeff on February 2, 2012

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Everyone’s definition of affordable varies and this post covers just that, from luxury to economy. I broke the options out into the following categories so that everyone can find something that is within their budget.

  • Luxury 
  • Median
  • Economy
  • Package deals


  • Silver Star at Park City- Located at the base of Park City Mountain Resort's Silver Star chairlift this property has a village with shops, onsite café, heated swimming pool, hot tubs, free Wi-Fi, a front desk and concierge services. Made up of 2-5 bedroom luxurious and spacious condos, cottages and townhomes, with full kitchens, this resort has a rustic charm with upscale convenience!
  • Stein Eriksen Lodge- Located slopeside in Deer Valley, Stein Eriksen Lodge is the only Forbes 5 star/AAA 5 Diamond hotel in Park City. They have 180 guest rooms and luxury suites and pride themselves on providing guests with impeccable, personalized service and luxurious lodging. Some of the included amenities are ski-in/ski-out service with lockers and valet service, babysitting services, in room video games and refrigerators.


  • Marriott Mountainside Resort- Located ski-in/ski-out at Park City Mountain Resort's base, this resort is all about LOCATION! While they are technically a timeshare property they also offer rooms for rent through Marriott’s website and other booking sites. Offering 1-2 bedroom suites with kitchens, a heated outdoor pool, valet service with lockers, free Wi-Fi, game room/giant sized play area for kids and activities for all ages including teens. You can also get good deals through VRBO direct from timeshare owners.
  • Marriott Summit Watch- Located on Main Street in a quaint village atmosphere right across the street from Park City Mountain Resort's Town Lift. They are a timeshare property that also offers rooms for rent through their website as well as other booking sites. Their 1-2 bedroom suites are very spacious and the set up is family friendly. They offer a heated pool, 3 hot tubs, a kid’s craft play area, outdoor firepits and free Wi-Fi. You can also get good deals through VRBO direct from timeshare owners.
  • Park City Crash Pads- A locally owned and operated management company offering great deals on condos in Park City. Condos can be very economical for a family as they offer the amenities of home with great pricing. Being able to cook your meals and unwind like you're at home at the end of the day is priceless! 


  • Hampton Inn and Suites Park City- Located in Kimball Junction, right off I-80 and only 10 minutes to Park City, this hotel offers 81 guest rooms. Amenities include indoor swimming pool, hot tub, free complimentary hot breakfast, free warm cookies each evening, free Wi-Fi, on-site restaurant and is located on the free transit route. This property is very family friendly and is close to shopping and restaurants.
  • The Yarrow Hotel- The Yarrow Hotel has 181 guest rooms located on Park Avenue in the heart of Park City and on the free transit route. Amenities include outdoor pool, hot tub, Starbucks kiosk, on-site restaurant, free Wi-Fi, on-site laundry and concierge. All rooms include refrigerators and some with kitchenettes. The Yarrow Hotel is convenient to all ski areas in Park City
  • Park Plaza Hotel- This hotel is located in the heart of Park City’s Bonanza/Prospector area, on the free transit route, with guest room options from studios to 2 bedroom units. Amenities include indoor swimming pool, indoor hot tub, arcade game room, fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi and onsite game and movie rentals. The Park Plaza is convenient to all ski areas in Park City.

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While there are many different things that make a property affordable, and family friendly, ultimately you have to decide which options are right for your family!

Snowpapa Jeff



Comment posted by Debbie B on September 17, 2012 1:52 PM MDT

We have a family of 5 (4 adults & 1 child) and are looking to fly into SLC DEC. 22nd for a 1 or 2 night stay and ski one day before heading up to SUn Valley to visit family for Christmas. Any ideas on where to stay and what a 1-day ski lift ticket would be?

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Comment posted by Deb on March 9, 2012 10:31 PM MST

A great way for a family to save money, have more space than a hotel room, and enjoy the amenities of home, is to rent a condo. A less expensive way is to go through the owner of the condo. Do be sure to note details in the photos on the sites, though. If simple and inexpensive "accessories" are dated, and furnishings look like they are "30 years old", the price may be low but you will be unhappy. Look for condos that show that the owner has put time and money into it for a more comfortable place to stay. Further,make sure a professional cleaning service is hired to prep the property. And, still further, ask if there is a local contact in case of emergencies.

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Comment posted by Kevin on February 28, 2012 2:41 PM MST

Do you know if they run a shuttle from the Hapton Inn to the town lift?

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Response posted by Jeff on February 28, 2012 7:20 PM MST

Hi Kevin,

The Hampton Inn itself doesn't have a shuttle, but the free city-wide bus system stops right at the curb outside the hotel and has service to Park City Mountain Resort as well as Main Street transfer station. It's about a 2 block walk tfrom the transfer station to town Lift or you can catch the Main Street trolley at the transfer station and they will drop you off right in front of the Town Lift.



Comment posted by Jody on February 5, 2012 5:31 PM MST

well done Jeff!! you did an awesome job....I enjoyed the info :)

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Comment posted by Sue on February 4, 2012 5:02 AM MST

I have always wanted to stay at Stein Erikson day !

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Comment posted by Kristen on February 2, 2012 9:53 PM MST

Thanks for the rundown! We've loved staying at the Marriott Mountainside and Marriott Summit Watch. The location can't be beat, lots of space, and the full kitchen and washer/dryer are must haves for our family ski vacation!

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Comment posted by Karin on February 2, 2012 7:35 PM MST

Jeff, you always do such great research and provide the best information - thanks!

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