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The best hotels in Utah – the foodie’s guide

From the pristine slopes of Park City, the rich bounty of national parks through to the buzz of the capital city SLC – Utah is an increasingly popular destination. Local and International travelers like are quickly discovering there’s much more to Utah they thought they knew.

If you’re headed to the Beehive state, chances are you’ve started to research the best hotels in Utah. And if you ended up here – you’re one lucky so and so. We’ve been covering the Utah dining scene for more than fifteen years and along with that, stayed at plenty of our hotels, North to South.

Here then is our foodie’s guide to the best hotels you can find in Utah. We’ve stayed at each of the following hotels personally, sometimes many times over. These are the places you’ll find us resting up our tired dogs at.

Park City / Deer Valley

The Pendry Park City

Pendry Park City - three resort buildings
Pendry Park City – three resort buildings

New for 2022 is this luxury development in the Canyons Village area of Park City. The resort features pretty much all you need for Winter and Summer stays alike. Pendry is home to five different dining options, including some absolutely stellar Mexican and Japanese dining. Check out our full review of the Pendry Park city here.

2417 W High Mountain Rd, Park City, UT 84098
(435) 800-1990

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Patio deck at Stein Eriksen Lodge
Patio deck at Stein Eriksen Lodge

Located up in swanky Deer Valley is this now iconic lodge. It’s a massive and sprawling facility with a variety of rooms; take our advice, ask for one with a hot tub, and enjoy those pristine mountain views while relaxing in the tub with a glass of something special. The on site dining at Glitretind overseen by exec chef Zane Holmquist is some of the best dining in the state.

7700 Stein Way, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-3700

Marriott Summit Watch

Marriott Summit Watch exterior Park City
Marriott Summit Watch exterior Park City

Summit Watch is sat at the base of Main Street – the historic main thoroughfare that runs through the heart of former silver mining town. MSW’s villas are fabulous home bases to stage your Park City adventure from. Not only are they essentially mini homes with everything you could need, but they’re also perfectly placed to enjoy all the high end restaurants of Main Street. Pretty much all the top tables in town are in walking distance. No Uber required.

780 Main St, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 647-4100

Salt Lake City

Downtown Salt Lake City Main Street and Trax
Downtown Salt Lake City Main Street and Trax


A favorite of long term travelers to Utah’s capital City is this Kimpton branded hotel. While the property is starting to show a little age now, it’s hard to beat the history building and central location. The Monaco affords instant access to SLC’s Main Street – effectively the heart of the downtown night life scene. The likes of White Horse, Whiskey Street, Eva, Pago On Main and more are mere seconds away.

15 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 595-0000

Marriott City Centre

The property and facilities aren’t the swankiest in town, but it’s impossible to beat the location of this downtown Salt Lake City hotel. Pick any direction and you have all the best restaurants in SLC mere minutes walk away. Tucked behind the hotel is Gallivan Plaza, a popular host for a variety of live music and food truck events.

220 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 961-8700

Marriott City Creek

Conventioneers will know this one well, located as it is, directly opposite the Salt Lake City convention center. The location is doubly great for accessing the adjacent City Creek mall – a ritzy modern facility. Directly across the road you can find Varley and Ivy – modern American cuisine with a focus on crafty cocktails.

75 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 531-0800

St. George and South


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