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Snowbird lodging options - TC needs some help

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 

I'm making a (somewhat) last minute trip to Snowbird next week and am having a tough time figuring out a good lodging option. 

The lodging options at Snowbird are out of my price range so I'm looking somewhere off site that is within a reasonable drive 30 minutes away is easy for me. 

 

I've found some reasonable rates near the airport.  Is that too far to make daily trips? 

I've also found some reasonable rates near Park City but I get the feeling that I don't want to travel up and down canyons both ways, so thinking that SLC lodging is better for daily travel, but I'm willing to listen to local knowledge. 

 

Looking for advice and thoughts from locals. B&B's, Small unknown places, etc.......all ideas welcome. 

 

@JoeUT @Vince ------got any ideas? 

post #2 of 27

At one of the ESA's we all stayed in Sandy at a non-descript extended stay place.

post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
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At one of the ESA's we all stayed in Sandy at a non-descript extended stay place.

I just chatted a bit with @Lonnie   He actually recommended a few places near Sandy.  I'm finding a variety of options there. 

post #4 of 27

Priceline it and stay in a nicer property for the same amount as a dump.

 

http://www.betterbidding.com/index.php?showforum=147

post #5 of 27
Thread Starter 

Pricing isn't as much of an issue as getting local knowledge so that I'm not booking some place that looks close but is difficult to commute because of canyons and traffic.  

post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 

I just chatted a bit with @Lonnie   He actually recommended a few places near Sandy.  I'm finding a variety of options there.

that was almost 10 years ago and that particular place was a bit run down then.  But the drive to both canyons was fairly easy as I remember.

post #7 of 27

Sandy, Midvale, South Jordan, Murray... pretty much all the options are a 30 minutes drive to LCC resorts and maybe a little bit more to BCC resorts. I've already stayed at Hyatt Home, Marriot Residence Inn and Hilton Home2, but prices can vary widely depending on the days you are gonna stay, from $75 to $150... all of them have breakfast, the residence inn and hyatt home are great because you can cook (both with complete kitchen), home2 not so easy to cook, only has a refrigerator and microwave, still doable though.

 

I'd definitively stay around this area for short/easy commute to Snowbird, accommodations at the bottom of the road are usually more expensive and will save you about 10m of driving.

post #8 of 27

La Quinta in Midvale is okay for a few nights.  A decent location in terms of getting up to LCC by car or bus.  Includes breakfast with make-your-own waffles.  Also an indoor pool.  Can buy a SuperPass there.

post #9 of 27
Others have covered the lodging situation pretty well, you can be to the mouths of the canyons in about a half hour from anywhere. I live in West Jordan (western side of the valley), on a clear sailing day I'm about 33 minutes from driveway to Snowbird, bout 38 to Solitude.

Your timing looks to be pretty good, plenty of snow in the forecast! http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Alta&state=UT&site=SLC&textField1=40.5889&textField2=-111.637&e=1
post #10 of 27

Lately I have been staying at the Studio 6 in the Ft Union area. Right off I-215, so easy access to either LCC or BCC (by car). Have a kitchenette, but not much in the way of restaurants real near, depending on your preference,

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post #12 of 27

That is the battle plan. There are tons of places in there. All the random food needs can be found on state st if you aren't happy with chain stuff.

post #13 of 27
Thread Starter 

Thanks. 

I have only skied the Bird twice and both times I was in a ski house with others, moving around to different resorts.  This time I'm going to be skiing Snowbird exclusively and was unsure about the distance and drive times from different locations.  This thread has been incredibly helpful.  

I think I'm on the right track with a few reasonable options.  

This is one...Anyone know if the Comfort Inn is clean and suitable?  The price is cheap enough that it scares me a little :eek

 

post #14 of 27
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Thanks. 

I have only skied the Bird twice and both times I was in a ski house with others, moving around to different resorts.  This time I'm going to be skiing Snowbird exclusively and was unsure about the distance and drive times from different locations.  This thread has been incredibly helpful.  

I think I'm on the right track with a few reasonable options.  

This is one...Anyone know if the Comfort Inn is clean and suitable?  The price is cheap enough that it scares me a little :eek

 

 

CHeck out the reviews on tripadvisor and/or expedia, those are always helpful imo.

post #15 of 27

I staayed at the Comfort Inn a number of years ago (8-10?) and wasn't impressed. Don't remember any problem with cleanliness, though.

post #16 of 27

La Quinta, Midvale is nice because it is right off the interstate.  I was just there last week, they redid the furnishings so the place is fresh.  It's my home away from home in Utah.  Plenty of restaurants nearby and a quick ride to downtown SLC.  About 20 minutes to resorts w/ no traffic. 

post #17 of 27

Never been inside, but i have been next to it at Lumpy's bar. It looks a little old from the outside. I would imagine it would live up to the expectations of a ~$50 dollar room. The drive is straight up 9000 to LCC though. 

post #18 of 27

I just stayed at the Residence Inn last weekend on 10000 South while skiing Alta.  I've stayed at several motels in the area over the decades I've skied Utah, and that one is my new favorite.  They shuttled my wife to the Southtowne Mall each day, great breakfast, nice 1 bedroom at $120 a night (includes taxes).  Just drive east on 9400 South from State St. and you end up in the Snowbird parking lot.  They sell discount lift tickets at the front desk ($71 for Alta day pass) and the place is chock full of skiers.

post #19 of 27

I stayed at the Springhill Suites in Draper once ... if you have Marriott points, that ends up pretty cheap. It was very nice, actually. 

post #20 of 27

Country Inn in South Jordan is where I stayed a few years ago, it was nice, right off the freeway. Here's the website, maybe you can score a deal?

http://www.countryinns.com/south-jordan-hotel-ut-84095/utjordan

post #21 of 27
Comfort Inn
26%
Ranked #10 of 10 hotels in Sandy
 
I stayed there a bunch of times, prior to smart phones.  They had a good Ski Utah rate.   It's fair at best.
 
IMHO:  Once you've decided to stay in the valley, location is pretty much irrelevant.  I'd rather stay in a 3 1/2- 4star for the same price.
Hotwire is easier if you don't want to do the bidding thing, but I think you get better deals with Priceline.
 
 
 
post #22 of 27
Thread Starter 

Thanks. The tips and camaraderie of this forum are always helpful.  Thumbs Up

 

After checking some reviews on line and some other rates available in that area I found LaQuinta for the same $$ but with better reviews. 

King Grump has PM'd me a bit and looks like I'll be hanging with them while I'm on this trip.  It will be good to see him and his lovely wife again. 

post #23 of 27

Make sure you check the last minute weekend deals for LQ.  Looks like $69/night:

http://www.lq.com/lq/coolsavings/lmd/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=LMDHP

 

The LQ's in Moab and Fruita are nice and have a good breakfast... not sure about Midvale, but I'd book it at that price.

post #24 of 27
I'm heading back to SLC also next week. Will connect through the Grumps!
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 

Thanks. The tips and camaraderie of this forum are always helpful.  Thumbs Up

 

After checking some reviews on line and some other rates available in that area I found LaQuinta for the same $$ but with better reviews. 

King Grump has PM'd me a bit and looks like I'll be hanging with them while I'm on this trip.  It will be good to see him and his lovely wife again. 

So how much are the rates you are finding? Which days are you looking into? The Home2 in south jordan is brand new, with modern nice and clean bedrooms. I think I paid around $70 or so last time I was there, includes breakfast (acceptable, but far from great)

post #26 of 27

Well I am staying in Studio 6 in SLC at a weekly rate of $42 a night. Clean quiet and roomy with a full kitchen.

 

Also got a quote from a local which I needed help to understand.

 

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 It is pukin and nuking so freshies for all,  posting a braggie

post #27 of 27
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I'm heading back to SLC also next week. Will connect through the Grumps!

 

I look forward to meeting you.

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So how much are the rates you are finding? Which days are you looking into? The Home2 in south jordan is brand new, with modern nice and clean bedrooms. I think I paid around $70 or so last time I was there, includes breakfast (acceptable, but far from great)

The best rate I found for something that had good reviews was LaQuinta for 68/night.  

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