I spent nearly two weeks in Utah this April for WITS, Travel Creator Summit, and much of this time was spent in Salt Lake City (SLC). With trips in and out of the city I had to switch rooms and hotels a few times so here are my favourite stays. All three hotels are family-friendly but the Kimpton would make for the most romantic stay. 

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City

Elegant luxury hotel located in the heart of Salt Lake City Downtown, a ten-minute walk from Temple Square. The 15-story building is chic and elegantly decorated with historic lines and details. I had the pleasure of staying in the King Suite on the top floor with a view of the mountains. 

The room is bright and airy with subtle decor and bright touches like pillows, art, and the orange velvet chair. I really liked the three-tier lighting on the bedsides, switch on one for late-night ambiance, or all three for reading. The bathroom is floor-to-ceiling tile with a range of shower heads, a pretty spa-like experience. Each room has a bath towel, and a yoga mat, and can be accessorized with live plants on demand

The lobby has a range of sitting options, all similar comfortable, and bright, generally accessorized with live plants. There is a fireplace and a range of games that I’ve noticed guests really do take advantage of. Ground-floor restaurant Bambara, led by Executive Chef Patrick LeBeau has a healthy selection of small plates and hearty mains. Bambara also serves breakfast and brunch. Pre-dinner cocktails or a nightcap are better suited for The Vault, where the dimly lit atmosphere of a cocktail bar sets the mood perfectly.

Don’t forget to get those IHG points*.

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Salt Lake City
15 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, United States
Rooms starting at $234 USD per Queen
Book directly on monaco-saltlakecity.com or with your favorite travel website: Expedia* | Booking.com* | TripAdvisor* | Hotels.com*

Land acknowledgment:
This land, which is named for the Ute Tribe, is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes and is a crossroad of the Indigenous peoples of Utah.

Marriott Salt Lake, Downtown at City Creek

Marriott Salt Lake, Downtown at City Creek sits directly across from the Salt Palace Convention Center, a short walk away from Temple Square, and other city attractions and notable architecture. Similarly to the Kimpton, the rooms are light and spacious. Higher-floor suites have a great view of the mountains and down the city streets. The King room has quite a bit of space to work, a few decorative mirrors, a sitting area, and a comfortable bed. Some of these rooms are adjoining. 

The ground floor restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. The menu has some great salads and seafood selections in addition to the American classics. There is also a Starbucks in the building. The shared area is separated into a few mixed table-sitting corners. This hotel has quite a few conference rooms which I did get to see during the summit I attended. They come in a range of sizes, completed with stage decorations, and with full meal service.

Don’t forget to collect your Marriot Convoy Points*.

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Marriott Salt Lake, Downtown at City Creek, Salt Lake City
75 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, United States
Rooms starting at $189 USD per Queen
Book directly on mattiot.com or with your favorite travel website: Expedia* | booking.com* |  TripAdvisor* | Hotels.com*

The Little America Hotel

This hotel is about 10min walk from the Downtown and directly on the Trax line (local transit) which is free within the Downtown boundaries of SLC so you can easily get to any city attractions. The Little America is in fact, not little, but named so because compared to the Grand America* next door it does look quite modest. 

The rooms are spread out across a few buildings, some are motel-style, and some are interior suites. The first night I stayed in the Motel Courtside One King Bed. It is a standard motel-style room with a fridge, a large bed, and all the typical amenities. This room has a bathtub. My second stay was at the Garden King Suite. This room is so large I had to step out and double check my reservations to make sure it was mine. The full-size suite has a king bed, a full-size bar, lots of cabinets, a sitting area, a large desk, and a small balcony. There is a bathroom vanity and a three-piece bathroom with a shower.

The hotel entrance is quite impressive, grand furnishings, a fireplace, shiny chandeliers, and other impressive details call immediate attention. There are a few shops a restaurant and a bar in the building, both are quite bright, in my opinion, but I do love a dimly lit space. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool enclosed by a fence and some blooming trees, I’ve seen quite a few families with kids take advantage of it.

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The Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City
500 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, United States
Rooms starting at $163 per Queen
Book directly on saltlake.littleamerica.com or with your favorite travel website: Expedia* | Booking.com* | TripAdvisor* | Hotels.com*

Garden King Suite above and Motel Courtside One King Bed below.

In the gear bag: Fujifilm X-H2S with an XF50mmF2 R WR lens* and Fuji XF 23MM F2 R WR lens*.

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