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Has anyone used or have info on The Extended Stay in Sandy, SLC, Utah, for access to Snowbird ski resort???

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Any info on this hotel/motel would be appreciated......its pretty cheap so i guess you get what you pay for....

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i can get a studio there from 7 jan to 24 March 2012 for $3234.00 which is pretty cheap. i have read a review that the walls are thin but a few beers and ear plugs could solve that.

Any more info would be great...

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Ah, the memories.... Extended Stay America in Midvale was our "base camp" for the first EpicSki Academy in Brighton, Utah, in 2003. Nothing fancy, but really, it had everything we needed. It was clean, friendly, comfortable, and well-kept, with a small kitchenette, and easy access to the usual chains for breakfast and quick meals. Barring a big storm, the access up the canyons to the ski resorts is no problem. The one in Sandy is pretty much the same, a little closer to Little Cottonwood Canyon for Snowbird/Alta.

 

Have fun!

 

Best regards,

Bob

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Thank you Shredhead for the link..........i dont quite know what to say after reading that.........i am lost for words....was like an episode of "The Wire" .....maybe the Super 8 then

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thanks for the reply Bob....was pleasant reading compared to Shreds link....

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The place is on the OK list. If your only goal is to have a place to stay that's workable and cheap it may work for you.  don't expect luxury but it is clean and has a few basic amenities. Lately though there are families living there full time as at $700 a month it's reasonable digs.

 

Extended stay in Midvale is the more convenient location.  Many stayed there for the Utah Gathering and I suspect would again.  Days Inn, also in Midvale is another option, but I had to sit in the hall to get any Internet.  LaQuinta is a little pricier but also works. 

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Unlike Whistler, there's really no reason to book your accomadations this far in advance.  SLC is big city, there is always something available for rent.

  I would just keep an eye on Craigs list a couple weeks in advance and maybe book a week at the Extended Stay, until you find something better. 

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I have a customer that spends the winter there(Exxtended Stay Sandy right by the Auto Mall). I've stayed there. Very busy heading home at the end of the day. Lots of traffic and congestion.

 

My customer isn't staying there next year. They arrested people he said for selling stolen property there a couple of weeks ago. A season or so before that there wa a meth lab busted at there.

 

Plus he had his truck broken into and skis and computer stolen while parked in their lot.

 

Better places to choose I think. Lots of restaurants close by within walking distance however. They also have free 24 hr. Fitness Vouchers. The shop that sells the discount tickest is just a 100 yards away.

 

But those positives are offset by too much late afternoon traffic heading back as well as the seedy stuff going on. Its definitely not the Stein Erickson Lodge.

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If you're looking for a seasonal rental (you said Jan thru March), I'd check out the newspaper classifieds, Craigslist postings and VRBO--Vacation Rentals By Owners.  You probably can get the three months for under that $3 grand.  Maybe find a 3-bedroom place and get lots of Bears to come visit to help pay!!

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I stayed at the Midvale 'Extended Stay America' twice, for several weeks this season. Both times everything was fine, prices came out to less that $50 per night.I drove to the Wasatch 'park and ride' and left my car, no problems there either.  If you do this get the Salt Lake City Super Pass http://www.visitsaltlake.com/ski/superpass/ .

There are four or five restaurants within walking distance of the motel.

 

I do recommend getting to the park and ride early, (7:30am or no later than 8:00am - on powder days or weekends the bus will be full and maybe standing room only).

 

Edit: Come to think of it, not once in all that time did I see any shady characters or activities in or around this area.

 

 

 

Dave

 

 

 

 

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Extended stay in Midvale is the more convenient location.  Many stayed there for the Utah Gathering and I suspect would again.

 

Was one of those people.  Midvale one was fine.  Not fancy, but got the job done.  No police presence while I was there...

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