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
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
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
Marriott Summit Watch
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
Salt Lake City
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
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
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
St. George and South
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Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don’t understand. What they’re saying about me: “Not inaccurate”, “I thought he was older”, “I don’t share his feelings”. Want to know more? This is why I am the way I am.
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