Although Utah is famous for its camping opportunities, the state is also home to an interesting collection of hotels. From hotels overlooking some of the most glorious canyons in the world, to hotels with a location so remote and secretive we aren’t sure exactly where it is, you’ll find something that suits your taste. If you’re looking to spice up your vacation, these 13 unique hotels in Utah are a good place to start.
This hotel is—quite literally—nestled into the side of a cliff that looks over the red rock majesty of St. George, Utah. The hotel’s location is also the gateway to Zion National Park and Snow Canyon.
If you’re ever dreamed of swimming in a warm water crater (literally) this place is for you. The Homestead Resort hearkens to Midway’s Swiss roots and the hotel’s down-home style makes its guests feel at home almost automatically.
Canyons Boutique Hotel in Kanab, Utah, is a perfectly central location for those visiting Southern Utah who have little interest in camping. While the hotel is certainly luxurious, its fares are not exorbitant and therefore perfect for tourists who prefer to sleep in a spacious bed.
Originally built as a school house in the late 1800s, the historic building remains one of Park City’s icons but now, serves a completely different purpose. If you’re looking for something that manages to bridge the gap between chic and cozy, Washington School House Boutique Hotel is perfect.
Perhaps standard in terms of general lodging, Ruby’s Inn is far from standard when it comes to location. Directly adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park, the hotel is perfect for those visiting the park and also offers a variety of associated activities to make your visit all the more interesting.
The Gonzo Inn in Moab, Utah, isn’t typical luxury, but that’s not what attracts its loyal guests. Instead, they like how eclectic the place is—a fitting accompaniment to the general unexpectedness of the area.
Located at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, the Goldener Hirsch Inn has the vibes of a classic ski lodge in the middle of the Swiss Alps. That is, after all, essentially what you get there—and especially when you take into consideration the famous fondue dinner at its in-house restaurant.
You simply can’t go wrong at the St. Regis at Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. Although pricy, this hotel delivers on all fronts and essentially guarantees an unforgettable ski vacation.
The most mysterious hotel on the list, the Amangiri’s exact location is ambiguous. Why? They want—to a certain extent—to keep the hotel secret to ensure the privacy and luxury of its guests. One look at this hotel and you’ll feel like you’ve been transplanted to an entirely different universe.
Another Moab establishment, the Sorrel River Ranch isn’t as eclectic as other hotels in Southern Utah. Classy, relaxing, and accommodating, the hotel is a better fit for those in search of inner peace.
Known for its romantic getaways, the Alaskan Inn near Ogden is beautiful all year round, but especially in winter, when couples can enjoy soothing massages and a festive sleigh ride.
Simply put, Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City feels like a movie. Flawlessly manicured but nevertheless perfectly comfortable, this hotel offers urban luxury, enticing martinis, and interior design that’ll make your jaw drop.
When we imagine a unique hotel, do we picture themed suites with names like “Phantom of the Opera” and “The Wild West?” Welcome to Anniversary Inn in Salt Lake City, where weekend getaways take on whole new meaning.