The 9 Best Salt Lake City Hotels of 2019

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Best Overall: See The Grand America Hotel Rates at TripAdvisor "Housed in a graceful building built in a Neo-classical French style and surrounded by beautiful formal gardens with fountains and statues."

Best Budget: See Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City Rates at TripAdvisor "Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City is a great value option."

Best for Couples: See Castle Creek Inn Rates at TripAdvisor "A unique and intimate environment for couples."

Best for Families: See Salt Lake Plaza Hotel Temple Square Rates at TripAdvisor "A centrally located hotel with numerous family-friendly amenities."

Best Boutique: See Anniversary Inn - South Temple Rates at TripAdvisor "A gorgeous setting to complement the varied themes and décor of its unique guest suites."

Best for Location: See Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City Rates at TripAdvisor "The surrounding streets are filled with restaurants, gastropubs and bars."

Best for Skiing: See The Cliff Lodge Rates at TripAdvisor "After a day on the slopes, guests can relax in the heated rooftop pool and whirlpool spa of the Cliff Spa."

Best for Business: See Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel Rates at TripAdvisor "Guests can unwind in the heated outdoor pool and whirlpool spa or work out in the well-equipped fitness center."

Best B&B: See The 1887 Hansen House Bed and Breakfast Rates at TripAdvisor "1887 Hansen House creates a picture-perfect setting of luxurious antiquity."

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Best Overall: The Grand America Hotel

Grand America

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Housed in a graceful building built in a Neo-classical French style and surrounded by beautiful formal gardens with fountains and statues, the Grand America Hotel is a prestigious property and the only five-star hotel in Salt Lake City.

The well-appointed guestrooms and suites contain luxurious furnishings such as cherry wood furniture, marble bathrooms with glass-fronted showers and a soaking tub. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows open onto balconies with sweeping city and mountain views.

The Grand Spa covers four stories, has indoor and outdoor pools and provides therapies including hot stone, CBD oil and couple’s massages, sugar body polishes and honey wraps and signature facials. The hotel also houses a number of boutique shopping outlets for ladies’ fashion and accessories, a haberdashery for men, a gourmet specialty café and a florist.

The Parisian-style Garden Café is set in a sunny courtyard and serves a healthy gourmet menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday brunches and afternoon teas. The Gibson Lounge is a relaxed and refined bar that serves handcrafted cocktails, wines and premium spirits and La Bonne Vie bakery sells macaroons and other pastry items.

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Best Budget: Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City

Crystal Inn

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Located on the outskirts of downtown Salt Lake City and within walking distance of many of the attractions and entertainments, Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City is a great value option that is notably cheaper than other nearby hotels with similar amenities.

Guestrooms are spacious with comfortable sitting areas and come with flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee makers. As well as single King and double Queen rooms, the hotel also offers deluxe Jacuzzi suites with jetted tubs. All rooms come with complimentary services such as unlimited Wi-Fi, a hot breakfast buffet, local calls, and an airport shuttle.

Fitness facilities include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and exercise room with weights and cardio equipment. Coin-operated laundry machines are available, and a 24-hour convenience store provides snacks and other sundries. There is also a 24-hour business center with copying, printing and postal services.

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Best for Couples: Castle Creek Inn

Castle Creek Inn

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With ten guestrooms each featuring an individual vintage theme and named after famous fairy tales or legends such as Rapunzel, Excalibur and Romeo and Juliet, the Castle Creek Inn offers a unique and intimate environment for couples.

All rooms come with jetted Jacuzzi tubs and romantic wood-burning fireplaces, and modern entertainment is provided by flat-screen TVs that are set up with an extensive movie library. Depending on the room, guests may also have a pool table, garden patio, chaise lounges, and walk-in showers.

In the mornings a complimentary full breakfast is held in the grand dining room, complete with banners and a full set of armor. Options include bacon and eggs, pancakes or waffles, rounded out with coffee, tea and fruit juices. There is also a snack bar open throughout the evening, where guests can help themselves to complimentary popcorn, trail mix, freshly baked cookies, and soft drinks, hot chocolate, apple cider, and bottled water.

At the rear of the property, there is a wooden deck with views of a beautiful creek and surrounding woodland.

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Best for Families: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel Temple Square

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel

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Set across the road from the Salt Lake Temple, the most famous attraction in the city, the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel Temple Square is a centrally located hotel with numerous family-friendly amenities.

Guestrooms include family-sized double queens, and complimentary cribs and nominal-fee rollaway beds are available upon request. Rooms come with cable TV, microwaves, mini-fridges, and in-room coffee and tea.

Other hotel amenities include an outdoor seasonal pool for swimming and an indoor Jacuzzi tub. There is a JB’s American Family-Style Restaurant located in the hotel, which provides a breakfast buffet in the mornings and traditional American fare such as BLTs and BBQ ribs, along with an open salad bar in the afternoons and evenings.

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Best Boutique: Anniversary Inn - South Temple

Anniversary Inn - South Temple

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Surrounded by parkland of green lawns and mature deciduous trees and with the imposing Salt Lake Masonic Temple just next door, the Anniversary Inn - South Temple has a gorgeous setting to complement the varied themes and décor of its unique guest suites. The six Ruby suites have general themes such as Mountain Hideaway, Mississippi Serenade, Hayloft and the Kahn Mansion, with vintage or rustic furnishings depending on the vibe. The seven Emerald level suites have far more detail and décor. The 007 suite is a slick and stylish suite filled with James Bond memorabilia, while the Jungle Safari has model crocodiles, African artworks and jungle animal murals adorning the walls. The Mysteries of Egypt room has model Sphinxes and stone walls covered in hieroglyphs, and the Enchanted Forest transports guests to a fairy wonderland filled with flowers and woodland scenes.

All rooms come with jetted bathtubs, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a complimentary bottle of sparkling apple cider, and room rates include a continental breakfast that is served to guests in the privacy and comfort of their room.

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Best for Location: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City

Kimpton Hotel

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Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City is set directly across the road from the Capitol Theater and just two blocks from the famous Salt Lake Temple. Other nearby attractions include the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and Eccles Theater. The surrounding streets are filled with restaurants, gastropubs and bars and several nearby light-rail train stations provide convenient access to other areas of the city.

The hotel is a contemporary property with a sophisticated yet fun vibe, with top-quality furnishings and décor coming in a variety of vibrant colors. Complimentary services include a coffee and tea service in the mornings, overnight shoeshine, and evening wine receptions.

The hotel is also very pet-friendly, with an unlimited number of pets staying for free, a selection of amenities to help them settle into their accommodation and even an invitation to the social gatherings in the evenings.

The Baramba restaurant serves acclaimed New American fare while the Vault bar lounge has an intimate vibe and a menu of signature cocktails.

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Best for Skiing: The Cliff Lodge

Cliff Lodge

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Just over a half-hour drive from the center of Salt Lake City, the Cliff Lodge sits at the base of the slopes and chair lifts of the Snowbird ski area and offers convenient ski-in/ski-out access.

After a day on the slopes, guests can relax in the heated rooftop pool and whirlpool spa of the Cliff Spa. Other amenities include a eucalyptus steam room and saunas, and treatments include massages, body scrubs and wraps, facials and salon services. For guests wanting to swim without the spa experience, there is another outdoor pool, along with three hot tubs, on the third level.

Set on the tenth floor of the hotel, the Aerie provides diners with excellent mountain views while enjoying modern American gastropub fare paired with an award-winning wine menu and specialty cocktails. In the lobby, the Atrium serves an international breakfast buffet as well as takeaway coffees and pastry snacks.

Guests can also buy spa products, ski clothing, and other assorted goods at the in-house outlets, and there is an on-site ski rental and repair shop.

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Best for Business: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

Sheraton

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Situated close to the Salt Palace Convention Center, the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel is a modern hotel with dedicated event facilities and services. The venue has 22 event rooms, ranging from boardroom meeting spaces for 18 people to the Capitol Reef Ballroom with space for up to 1000 attendees. All events can be fully catered, from a simple tea, coffee and snack service to lunches, dinners, and receptions. The hotel can also provide audio-visual equipment, including LCD projectors, PA systems, and videoconferencing facilities, and an AV technician to assist with installation and operation.

The hotel has a complete business center that provides services such as copying, printing and faxing and overnight parcel delivery and pickup.

After a day’s work, guests can unwind in the heated outdoor pool and whirlpool spa or work out in the well-equipped fitness center. Guests can get casual grill fare at the 5th Street Grill and enjoy a social drink around the stone-lined indoor fireplace or the fire pit in the courtyard.

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Best B&B: The 1887 Hansen House Bed and Breakfast

The 1887 Hansen House Bed & Breakfast

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Set in a heritage-listed Victorian mansion, the 1887 Hansen House creates a picture-perfect setting of luxurious antiquity. The interior of the house is filled with classic artworks and features, including marble busts, ornate wallpaper, hardwood floors, and crystal chandeliers.

Six rooms are decorated with a unique theme, from the hand-carved four-poster bed and red velvet drapes in the Wine & Gold Room to the blue and gold décor of the Blue Lagoon. All rooms come with a private bathroom, a jetted bathtub, and a fireplace. The English Fox Hunt Cottage is suitable for larger groups and has a master bedroom and upstairs loft, a sitting area and a full kitchen.

A full breakfast is served on Victorian china plates with crystal goblets in the formal dining room and a parlor contains richly detailed rugs, overstuffed leather armchairs, and a pearly-white baby grand piano.

The grounds complete the historic setting, with carefully manicured gardens with fountains, rose bushes and ancient chestnut trees.

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