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Now is Probably a Good Time to Book Your Hotel Room for Sundance

November 7, 2011 at 2:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

Usually, we aren't talking hotels for the Sundance Film Festival until Santa Claus has made his way down the chimney but we realized now might actually be a good time to book your hotel room.

The festival is happening this year from January 19-29 as always in Park City, Utah. The festival's website is encouraging guests to book through their site and save up to 25 percent off on lodging. The festival is also offering a Best Rate Guarantee meaning if you see a better rate, they promise to match it. And if you book through them, they will give you two free movie vouchers with each room booking.

So what's on offer?

Checking rooms for January 19-25, we found some really good options. There was the Yarrow Resort (one mile from Main Street), a popular spot for after parties and meetings and such, at $489 a night. The Sky Lodge on Main Street was open too but at an eye-watering $1,700 a night. That's because it's the official hotel of the festival. But hey, availability is availability right? And we can't forget about their waterfall bathtubs.

More affordable options include the condo units at the Jupiter Inn (two miles from Main Street) at $240 a night and the Silverado (four miles) at $324. Also, the Best Western Landmark Inn (seven miles) was open for $206 a night while the Lodge at Stillwater (nine miles) was just $199 a night.

Of course, you can eschew cramped hotel quarters for a luxury condo with a bunch of your film-making friends. Several two bedroom/two bath units are available for the festival at Marriott Summit Watch at the base of Main Street. These units come with full kitchens, living rooms, washer/dryers, gas fireplaces and free internet. Rates start around $2,000 a week. Interested in renting one of these? Contact Jim Swartz at Festivaldigs@aol.com.

Know of any other good places to stay for Sundance...places that actually have affordable rooms available? Let us know in comments below.

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