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Salt Lake City, UT, is a popular getaway spot and a perfect destination for those who don’t want to rent a car, as it’s very easy to get around on foot or use public transportation. There’s just enough to do in the city and surrounding area to enjoy a weekend getaway, but it’s important to do research on accommodations to find the perfect hotel fit.
Anniversary Inn – 5th South
Definitely something different than the norm, Anniversary Inn – 5th South has an individual design in each guest room, including themes like Wild West and Swiss Family Robinson. Besides the fun décor, guests will enjoy the complimentary amenities provided by the hotel, such as breakfast and even sparkling cider and cheesecake upon arrival (really!). The hotel is in the perfect spot in Salt Lake City, within walking distance to the main attractions like Temple Square and the Downtown Farmer’s Market. Rates start at around $149 during non busy times and can climb to over $250 on the weekends and in busier seasons, so book in advance.
The Grand America Hotel
For a more luxurious stay, the Grand America Hotel is the perfect option for those looking for comfort and pampering. Rooms and suites are adorned in Richelieu furnishings and bathrooms are decorated with Italian marble. Guests will love listening to the harpist, treating themselves in the Grand Spa or swimming laps in the pool. Several dining options include Garden Café and Lobby Lounge. Rates are high, starting at $315 and can climb to well over $500, but it’s possible to find some steep discounts online. Nearby guests can walk to Washington Square and other area attractions.
The Metropolitan Inn
At the opposite end of the spectrum lies the Metropolitan Inn, providing several basic amenities at very inexpensive rates. Guests will appreciate the free breakfast and proximity to the airport as well as the pool and Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Rates are often under $100 per night, leaving a lot of room to spend on restaurants and shopping. The Metropolitan Inn might not be flashy, but it’s a great value.
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City – Down Town
The Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City – Down Town is a great option for any traveler as room rates can fit all budgets, ranging from $125 per night to $250 on a typical day. Included amenities are a hot breakfast, airport shuttle, Wi-Fi, an indoor pool and sauna. Perfect for families, close attractions include Pioneer Park, Gateway Mall, and Clark Planetarium. Guests can opt for a Jacuzzi suite as well, and all rooms come with flat-screen TVs with premium cable.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City Airport
If you need to be right near the airport, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City Airport will be a comfortable and easy option. With rates steadily between $100-$200 per night and mountain views, it’s an easy sell guaranteed by the Hilton name. The hotel is also close to the Salt Palace Convention Center.