Mountain Resort Review: Waldorf Astoria Park City, Utah

30 minutes from Salt Lake City Airport and situated at the base of Canyons Village, Waldorf Astoria Park City is in the heart of adventure.   A draw for outdoor, nature lovers year-round, a notable feature was the size of the patios.  We had breakfast each morning on our balcony overlooking the mountains with enough room for our toddler to run around.

While most of our properties in Deer Valley cater towards a very specific type of traveler, the iconic Waldorf seems to cater to all.  Waldorf Astoria Park City is a perfect weekend getaway for locals and unlike Deer Valley, snow boarders are welcome here. 

The Lobby

Waldorf hotels tend to showcase the surrounding city or town of which they are located.  Having a great sense of place draws travelers who want to immerse themselves into the culture of the area. The Park City location has a natural mountain chic flow from the exterior stone and wood courtyard, to the interior decor.   

The lobby has a living room vibe, if your living room was trimmed with a Baccarat Crystal chandelier and vaulted ceilings.   Waldorf Astoria properties are known for displaying signature pieces in each lobby. I was told the mantle from the south of Italy is 300 years old with 150 year old stags on each side, carved from wood. 

Gondola-out/ Ski-in

Right outside the lobby is the cutest, branded coffee cart. We decided to ride the enclosed gondola and stop for a chia latte on our way back.  

While The Waldorf is not quite ski-in/ski-out. The dedicated gondola takes you to Canyons Village Base which is directly across from the entrance for easy access to the slopes, with storage and  equipment rentals on-site.  

Powder Restaurant

I basically can’t talk about travel without talking about food and Powder on-site would be my go-to spot if I was local.  This was my favorite dinner in Park City. You know how I know? I photographed everything, because good food must always be documented. After dinner, I headed to the front desk for dessert to request s’mores to take to the fire pit.  We enjoyed dessert fireside with a drink on the patio.  This is the ideal social dining setting.  We basically enjoyed three different settings and wonderful conversations with our waiters.  

Anyone else traveling with littles?  Heres your perfect instagram vs. reality moment. 

The Rooms

The hotel was originally built to be residences but never opened as such. Instead, Waldorf took over and was able to offer sizable suites, and even some bi-level suites with 2 to 4 entrances. I’ve never experienced multiple entrances in an entry-level suite but that is a family travel game changer!  The ease of booking connecting rooms with multiple fireplaces, bathrooms, and a full kitchen is reason enough to book your next group or multi-generational trips here where I can guarantee your layout depending on needs at time of booking.

That being said, the Waldorf brand just embodies romance and is frequently booked for  honeymoon and anniversary trips.  So, don’t wait too long and don’t book on your own, let me guarantee a memorable stay! 

Melted&Moved Perks:

  • Best Available Rates 
  • Complimentary breakfast for 2 people 
  • $100 hotel credit 
  • New category upgrade, subject to
  • Double Hilton Honors points for the

Best for: family, group and multigenerational trips 


The property is u-shaped so the only view you see is a mountain and resort view.  With a convenient location, the property is situated to feel remote.  

The pool is heated in the winter, but the hot tub is always my go-to.  Our visit in April still had Christmas lights through the courtyard, perfect for a late night swim. In the summer, the DJ sets up near the poolside cafe with one of the largest pools in Park City

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