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You hear about celebrities taking advantage of Utah's gorgeous scenery and restorative natural attractions, but you might not have thought about where some of the rich and famous choose to stay.
While many people like to camp, RV or find a decent hotel room when they explore the Beehive State, some like to spend their time off in luxury. Many of Utah's most enticing attractions have luxury hotels and resorts with rooms that may cost more than one (or six) month's rent—per night!
Here's a look at some of the most expensive rooms in the state.
St. Regis Deer Valley, Park City
It should come as no surprise that some of the state's most luxurious—and expensive—rooms are tucked away in Park City, world-renowned for its ski resorts and its arts and film scene. Among the finely furnished rooms with their mountaintop views, you'll find some of the most luxurious at The St. Regis Deer Valley resort. Guests enjoy a heated, year-round infinity-edge pool and hot tubs, six distinct dining venues onsite and a full-service spa.
During the ski season, you'll pay anywhere from $1,000 per night for a standard king room, to $3,000 per night for an executive suite. Of course, that doesn't include lift tickets or meals in the highly-rated St. Regis restaurants, so be sure to keep your credit card handy.
Amangiri, Canyon Point
Like a literal oasis, Amangiri materializes in the middle of the Southern Utah desert, but unlike an oasis, the sprawling hotel is certainly real—and its luxury will cost you. A five-star resort described as a "remote hideaway," Amangiri is the perfect retreat for adventure- and luxury-lovers alike. A standard desert view suite—which spans an impressive 1,000 square feet—will set you back nearly $3,000 per night, while the 3,735 square-foot Amangiri Suite, complete with private lap pool and expansive sundeck, will cost you just shy of $6,000 per night.
While these prices include all meals, they do not include the wide array of activities and excursions offered by Amangiri. From horseback riding to canyoneering to private national park tours, you'll see the American West at its wildest and most natural—and in unparalleled luxury.
Waldorf Astoria, Park City
Few names are as synonymous with luxury as Waldorf Astoria. And in Park City, you'll find the iconic hotel has spared no expense in luxury and convenience. And for avid skiers, the nightly price tag is well worth the expense, as the hotel boasts slope-side access to the largest ski resort in the United States.
Whether you're a ski bum or not, you can bask in the hotel's high-end spa, which has won Utah's Best Spa award twice.
Depending on the time of year—and days of the wee—you book, you're looking at upwards of $600 for a junior suite, or nearly $2,000 per night for a four-bedroom bi-level suite.
The Lodge at Blue Sky, Coalville
When you want the luxury of Park City with the seclusion of the country, you'll want to splurge on a room at The Lodge at Blue Sky. An Auberge Resorts Collection hotel, the resort is a property unto itself, boasting 3,500 acres of private ranch in the Wasatch Mountain Range.
Guests can choose three different accommodation styles and locations, including Sky Lodge suites, Earth Suites or Creek Houses—each with luxurious modern furnishings and an impressive price tag.
A room in the Sky Lodge will set you back around $1,300 per night, while you can expect to pay upwards of $2,000 for one of the luxurious freestanding Creek Houses. Of course, you can expect to pay a whole lot more by indulging in any of the numerous workshops, classes and adventures offered at Blue Sky, from fly fishing to yoga to horseback riding.
Washington School House, Park City
Back to school probably never looked quite like a night at Washington School House Hotel, but that's just part of the luxury experience. One of the last surviving original schoolhouses in the United States, according to its website, the Washington School House Hotel offers seven private, luxurious rooms in a nationally registered historical landmark.
Of course, spending the night in history will cost you a pretty penny. With only seven rooms, you'll be lucky to snag accommodations at Washington School House. If you do, you'll pay upwards of $2,000 for the penthouse suite, while smaller rooms will set you back nearly $1,000 per night.
Element Moab, Moab
Though you might not associate Moab with high-end luxury, these prices would imply otherwise. To book a four-bedroom suite in the Westin's Element Moab during a busy weekend in October, you can expect to pay more than $900 per night.
According to the hotel's website, you can find a workspace in each room, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen. You'll also have access to the fitness center and pool. All guests can take advantage of the complimentary breakfast each morning, too.
While these prices aren't always typical for the area, or even this hotel, the gorgeous weather that time of year in Moab certainly brings the crowds. In fact, Arches National Park saw approximately 177,864 visitors in October 2020. That's an increase from the year prior; October 2019 had 149,764 visitors, reports the National Parks Service.
Stein Erickson Lodge, Park City
No list of Utah's most luxurious rooms would be complete without a nod to Stein Erickson Lodge, which provides sprawling alpine suites with close-to-the-slopes convenience. And if you're looking for a room with, well, room, you'll certainly find it at Stein Erickson. A 3,235 square-foot, four-bedroom suite comes complete with two fireplaces and a hot tub for those après ski evenings.
You can't forget the amenities that make your stay more memorable. According to their website, you can enjoy two outdoor heated pools, the 5-star rated spa, the game room, the on-site movie theater, and the outdoor hot tubs.
That kind of luxury will cost you, of course. The four-bedroom suite comes with a nearly $6,000 per night price tag.