Accommodation of all styles and budgets in the many hotels of Utah

Utah may present exciting challenges for those looking to ski at mountain resorts or hike in glorious national parks, but when it comes to booking somewhere to stay, visitors to this alluring state have few difficulties. There are hundreds of hotels, from five-star options to low-cost hideaways perfect for families or road-trippers.

The ski resorts of the Wasatch Mountain Range are dotted with welcoming choices where guests can rest their heads. Park City, for example, offers a diverse menu of lodging options. Bargains include the Chateau Apres Lodge – perfect for those who wish to sleep off a day's exertions on the pistes in simple, comfortable surroundings. Experience a haven of luxury at The Lowell with ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes.

This idea also extends to the state capital. Salt Lake City offers numerous affordable hotels, but also broadens its reach to sophistication. At the Grand America Hotel, a high-end downtown landmark built in 2001, guests will enjoy 24 floors of elegance in 850 rooms and suites and a host of swimming pools, restaurants and amenities.

Great places to stay aren’t limited to cities and mountains. With its epic spaces, Utah is a fine fit with the classic American concept of the dude ranch – escape zones where wannabe cowboys and cowgirls forge out into the fresh air on horseback. Near the Capitol Reef National Park, guests at Capitol Reef Resort in Torrey can go on horseback or llama adventures and stay in cabins, teepees and even pioneer Conestoga wagons. Sorrel River Ranch Hotel and Spa Resort, at Moab in the southeastern Utah, is framed by 240 acres on the banks of the Colorado River. Here, guests can head out for a trail ride or opt for the relaxing afternoon on the massage table.

Utah also offers unique rustic alternative accommodation options in desert oases. Set up a tent in one of three campgrounds in Zion National Park, or find a secluded spot at Devils Garden Campground in Arches National Park.

Useful Facts
  1. On the edge of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Amangiri is a five-star oasis occupying a 600-acre site and offering 34 suites, each with a private courtyard. With a stunning swimming pool, a relaxation spa and yoga pavilion, there is little the resort doesn’t provide. The hotel can also organize tours of the area – by hot-air balloon, private plane, horseback riding or hiking.
  2. Winter sports lodgings are plentiful in Utah, where the snow has long been celebrated more for its quality than its quantity. The state’s claim that Utah has “The Greatest Snow on Earth” has been a registered trademark since 1962.
  3. Robert Redford’s Sundance Mountain Resort offers luxury rustic-modern accommodation in standard rooms, cottages, cabins and homes tucked into a mountainside setting above Sundance Village. The style of all lodging options combines natural wood with a Native American influence.
  4. With over 7,000 campsites, Utah offers plentiful options to enjoy the great outdoors. Highlights include alpine camping in the Uinta highlands or one of the many other high mountain ranges, desert camping in Utah's red rock country, boat camping on Lake Powell or basic camping in 44 state parks.
  5. Salt Lake City is home to popular chain hotels for guests who prefer to go with what they know. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, Hampton Inn, Marriott, Radisson and Holiday Inn Express can all be found in the city.