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Sun Valley Idaho Hotels & Motels

Only hotels in Sun Valley are listed below. Search for the cheapest discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Sun Valley, ID for your corporate or personal leisure travel. Discover the most popular Sun Valley, Idaho hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Sun Valley area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Sun Valley hotels. Group booking? Search Sun Valley Group Hotel Rates

The Sun Valley center is about the area of Downtown Sun Valley and 1 mile northwest of Downtown Boise / State Capital.

Absolutely, you'll have fun! Welcome to Sun Valley, Idaho where you can ski the many trails in the winter, and hike, fish, and enjoy the beauty of the mountains in the summer. No matter what brings you to beautiful sun Valley, having the right accommodations is essential for a comfortable and pleasurable stay. More from this guide...

Sun Valley Hotels/Accommodations

Sun Valley Resort : 1 Sun Valley Rd.
1 Sun Valley Rd., Sun Valley, ID 83353
  • Four star Mountain hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
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Tamarack Lodge - Ketchum
291 Walnut Ave., Ketchum, ID 83340 ~1.17 miles southwest of Sun Valley
  • 3-star hotel
  • 3 floors in property
Knob Hill Inn - Ketchum
960 North Main St., Ketchum, ID 83340 ~1.18 miles southwest of Sun Valley
  • 4 star Mountain property
  • Comp. Breakfast
Excellent 5.0 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Limelight Hotel Ketchum
155 Main St., Ketchum, ID 83353 ~1.35 miles southwest of Sun Valley
  • 3-star property
Best Western Plus Kentwood Lodge - Ketchum
180 South Main St., Ketchum, ID 83340 ~1.36 miles southwest of Sun Valley
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Limelight Hotel Ketchum
155 Main St., Ketchum, ID 83340 ~1.37 miles southwest of Sun Valley
  • Four-star Mountain property
  • Check in: 4:00pm
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Tyrolean Lodge - Ketchum
260 Cottonwood St., Ketchum, ID 83340 ~1.65 miles southwest of Sun Valley
  • Affordable Mountain property
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Loved the outside
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
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Americinn by Wyndham Hailey Sun Valley : 51 Cobblestone Ln
51 Cobblestone Ln, Hailey, ID 83333 ~11.80 miles south of Sun Valley
  • Low Cost Mountain hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Quiet location
  • Fairly good value for money
Wood River Inn in Hailey
603 North Main, Hailey, ID 83333 ~12.05 miles south of Sun Valley
  • Midscale Mountain hotel
  • 57 rooms in property
  • Separate seating area
  • Professional service

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Bar Chart: Upcoming 20 Days of Sun Valley Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Sun Valley, ID discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Sun Valley hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Sun Valley is an area that encompasses two major ski mountains, Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain. With over 3,400 vertical feet to ski over 2,000 acres of different terrain, you can easily spend days and days skiing and snowboarding.

Sun Valley, also known as Wood River Valley, was a booming mine area, and the nearby city of Ketchum, Idaho had a whooping 13 saloons by the year 1884. By the early 1900s however, the mining boom went bust, and the town of Ketchum turned into a sleepy town of only 100 inhabitants.

In 1936, Count Felix Schaffgosch, was hired by the Union Pacific Railroad to find the perfect place to build a destination ski resort. Once the Count laid eyes on the mountains and bucolic valley, he knew he had found the place. By 1937, Sun Valley opened up as “America's First Destination Ski Resort.”

Today, people still flock to Sun Valley because of the immense natural beauty of the area, the excellent skiing conditions, and for the laid-back feel of Ketchum and the surrounding area. Visiting Sun Valley is exciting and you want the best accommodations to fit your budget and lifestyle, and you'll find just what you need while staying here.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Sun Valley, Idaho?

For winter activities, December through February is when peak skiing conditions occur, so if you are coming to Sun Valley to play in the snow, book your rooms well in advance, and expect to pay the highest rates of the year.

If you are visiting Sun Valley to enjoy the mountains in the summer for hiking, fishing, and summer events, then know that June through September is a busy time. Again, rooms fill up quickly and rates are high, so don't hesitate to make your reservations early.

March through May is often considered “mud season” as the snow is melting and there normally isn't enough snow to ski on. However, this is the time of year when the wildflowers begin to bloom, the days are getting longer, and because there are fewer tourists, you can easily score a room and find good deals.

October through January are also the slow months, as the days begin to get quite cold, yet there isn't enough snow to play on. Fishing is still good in the early part of fall, and there is something magical about being in the mountains when fall begins. You shouldn't have any trouble booking a room during the autumn months.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Sun Valley, ID:

seasonality of hotel rates in Sun Valley

Sun Valley by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Sun Valley, ID. You can use these charts to calculate the most cost effective time to book in Sun Valley during the year.

Can I Find Luxury Hotel Options in Sun Valley, Idaho?

4 Star Average Prices: $246.75

Of course! Because Sun Valley is an international ski destination, there are a couple of nice luxury hotel options available. The Sun Valley Resort is an all-season resort that has a spa, ice-skating rink, golf course, three outdoor swimming pools, and six restaurants. The rooms range in size from a standard guest room to full-sized condos.

The rooms are extremely well-appointed with wool carpeting, granite floors and walls, and luxurious bedding. Some rooms have fireplaces and full kitchens. Standard lodge rooms have free Wi-Fi, a mini fridge and flat-screen HDTV's. The cottages are charming and great for families and groups, and the condos are ideal for large groups. The Sun Valley Resort is quite large with plenty of lodging opportunities.

Stay in the beautiful Limelight Hotel in Ketchum for a luxury experience. The rooms and suites are well-lit with marvelous views. The rooms come with exceptionally comfortable bedding and a 55-inch flat-screen television with cable and satellite channels. The daily resort fees cover services such as Wi-Fi, skier shuttles, continental breakfast, access to the fitness center, as well as airport transportation to and from the Sun Valley Airport.

Enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tubs or relax in the plaza area that features over-stuffed lounge chairs around a pit fire. Ski rental services are available across from the lobby and the restaurant features top-notch dining.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Sun Valley

What Are My Best Low-Cost Hotel Options in Sun Valley, Idaho?

3 Star Average Prices: $137.95

Because Sun Valley is a destination ski area, there aren't a lot of low-cost hotels, yet you can still find ones that are somewhat budget-friendly. Right in the heart of Ketchum and Sun Valley is the charming Tamarack Lodge. The lodge has recently gone through renovations so expect to find new carpet, new beds, and mattresses, as well as fresh paint.

Enjoy comfortable new bedding while watching a show on the 42-inch flat-screen TV. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, a microwave and mini fridge for your convenience, and you can snuggle up in the provided bathrobes. Take a dip in the indoor pool or relax in the outdoor hot tub, and for a small fee, you can enjoy breakfast on-site.

Another budget-friendly hotel is the Best Western Tyrolean Lodge in Ketchum. Start your day with a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast before hitting the slopes, and when you return, take a dip in the heated outdoor saline pool or relax in the hot tub. You can grab a quick workout in the exercise room, and then relax in your room with comfortable bedding and down comforters. Watch DirectTV on the 42-inch flat-screen or search the internet with free Wi-Fi. Select rooms offer a microwave and all rooms have a mini fridge.

2 Star Average Prices: $134.50

2 Star Hotel Prices in Sun Valley

Are There Hotels in Sun Valley, Idaho That Offers Discounts?

There are! The Best Western Plus Kentwood Lodge offers AAA members a nice discount and the hotel offers nice amenities that you would expect from a nice Best Western. All rooms come with a mini fridge and microwave and you can relax on premium bedding watching cable shows on the 42-inch television. Stay connected with free Wi-Fi and enjoy a free breakfast at the on-site restaurant. Enjoy a dip in the indoor pool and hot tub, workout in the exercise room, or just relax in your room enjoying the views.

If you don't mind staying out-of-town, the Americinn by Wyndham Hailey Sun Valley offers discounts for AAA members, seniors, and AARP members. The hotel offers barbecue grills for you to use and they have free breakfast and free Wi-Fi so you can stay connected. The bedding is comfortable and you can watch shows on the flat-screen HDTV with cable. Enjoy the convenience of having a microwave and mini fridge in your room as well as a coffee maker. Take a dip in the indoor pool, relax in the hot tub, or grab a workout in the fitness center.

What Hotels in Sun Valley, Idaho Offer Extra Value?

For a nice mid-range hotel in town, choose the Hotel Ketchum. This boutique hotel features select rooms with fireplaces and mountain views. The rooms are spacious and airy and are made for the modern traveler with plenty of outlets and USB charging ports. Search the internet using free Wi-Fi, and watch TV on a 50-inch HD flat-screen. Sleep on a Euro Top Simmons mattress with hypoallergenic bedding and high-thread-count sheets. Relax in the outdoor hot tub or swim in the heated outdoor pool, workout in the fitness center, and enjoy the free continental breakfast.

What Are the Best Things To Do in Sun Valley, Idaho?

Skiing is the main attraction in Sun Valley and there are no shortages of trails. Dollar Mountain is great for novice to intermediate skiers and it's perfect for the kids. Enroll them in ski school, and in no time they will be whooshing down the mountain with you. Bald Mountain is a big mountain with lots of ski trails and is best left to more experienced skiers, especially on the upper trails.

In the summer, you can enjoy hiking the trails, or take the lift to the top and enjoy lunch at the restaurant. You can even bring your mountain bike up the lift and zoom down for an adrenaline rush.

Enjoy sweeping scenic views when you hop in the saddle for a horse ride from Sun Valley Stables. Take a guided tour, book private or group lessons, and feel like you are in the wild-west riding through the mountains. There is no shortage of breweries in Sun Valley and Ketchum so make sure you plan time to visit the Sawtooth Brewery Public House for pub fare and beers, or the Sun Valley Brewing Company for interesting foods and beers.

There are plenty of fine dining opportunities as well and you won't want to miss a visit to The Ram which is the original and first restaurant to open in Sun Valley in 1937. Every night they offer a different heritage dinner from their menus of over 80 years, such as Hungarian goulash from 1966, or 1967-era stuffed sole. The food is magnificent, and it's pretty amazing to dine where so many celebrities once ate.

Whether you are staying for a few days or a couple of weeks, Sun Valley has the perfect accommodation to fit your needs.

FAQs about hotels in Sun Valley

What are the most favored hotels in Sun Valley?

Knob Hill Inn, Sun Valley Resort and Limelight Hotel Ketchum are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the upper-end hotels in Sun Valley?

Sun Valley Resort, Knob Hill Inn and Limelight Hotel Ketchum are the top 3 luxury hotels near Sun Valley city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Sun Valley?

Sun Valley Resort, Tamarack Lodge, and Knob Hill Inn are the properties closest to Sun Valley city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Sun Valley cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Sun Valley can be as cheap as $134.50 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Sun Valley cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Sun Valley has been $137.95 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Sun Valley cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Sun Valley has been $246.75 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Sun Valley?

Knob Hill Inn, Sun Valley Resort and Limelight Hotel Ketchum are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Best Western hotels in Sun Valley?

Best Western Plus Kentwood Lodge and Best Western Tyrolean Lodge are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the Government Per Diem Hotel Rates in Sun Valley, ID?

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Sun Valley, ID excluding taxes per night. See for more details.

Applies to Blaine / Elmore

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
October 1, 2021May 31, 2022$108.00$74.00
June 1, 2022September 30, 2022$138.00$74.00
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