by Diana Lambdin Meyer
The two-story Sun Valley Inn was built in 1937. The 109 rooms range from two queens beds to three-bedroom apartments. If you’re vacationing with an extended family or group of friends, these apartments include two bathrooms, a full-sized kitchen and a porch. They are easily as nice as any condo or home in the area, but with greater proximity to all of the amenities of the village.
With four room styles to choose from, the Inn offers more adjoining rooms than does the lodge and an overall more casual feel. Coin-operated guest laundry is on the second floor and a pleasant fitness room on the first. The big attraction here is the massive 55-foot diameter outdoor heated pool. Sure, the Lodge has one as well, but it’s always more crowded. Step in to 3-foot levels and splash on the ledges. But watch those who can’t swim well because it quickly deepens to 10 feet in the center.
Although there is no direct onsite dining, the Sun Valley Village offers multiple restaurant options for families with a variety of flavors sure please even the pickiest palate.
Our Editor Loves
- Spacious, adjoining rooms
- Proximity to village
- Outdoor heated pool
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
by peter l
We were in Sun Valley for the Jazz Festival and the Inn is the center of activity for the Festival. Rooms were large, perfectly clean, very well appointed. The in-house restaurant, The Ram, is outstanding. The large ballrooms in the hotel serve as venues for some of the Festival performances.
After spending $450 for a king room we would have had a better stay at Motel 6. We stayed overnight on September 14. First we need to recognize the waite staff and restaurant were excellent. The room smelled old and stale. In the morning we experienced zero hot water, we went down to the lobby for coffee and were told they did not have any coffee and we would have to walk to the Lodge to get it. They did mention it was free at the Lodge. When we told them we had no hot water they said there were complaints from that wing of the hotel about the water. For $450 our customer experience was unacceptable. Being from Wyoming we have always had good experiences at Little America's. The Inn at Sun Valley Resort (a Little America property) let us down.