15 Top-Rated Hotels in Salt Lake City

Written by Carri Wilbanks
Updated May 20, 2021
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Salt Lake City hotels come in all budgets and offer something for couples, families, or adventure travelers when it comes to location and amenities. Downtown Salt Lake City is the area you'll want to stay if you're visiting the city for its famous sites, like Temple Square and the Utah State Capitol.

It also features diversity when it comes to lodging options, from luxe 4-star hotels to romantic bed and breakfasts and also mid-range and budget motel accommodation for those looking to spend a bit less-many of these are located near the airport, which is actually much more convenient to the city center than many urban international airports.

But while there are some quality luxury hotels downtown, there is only one 5-star hotel within the city limits. For more diversity when it comes to posh lodging and to take advantage of the great skiing nearby, you may want to head to the ski resorts, like Deer Valley and Park City, which are just 45 minutes from downtown and the airport. Many people use SLC as a jumping-off point to get to the natural adventure opportunities in its backyard.

Best Luxury Hotels in Salt Lake City

1. The Grand America Hotel

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Accommodation: The Grand America Hotel

There is only one 5-star hotel in downtown Salt Lake City and this is it. Set in a landmark building downtown, The Grand America Hotel has a white stone exterior and a romantic old-world European interior. The oversized rooms and suites are opulent in decor and come with custom period furnishings, marble bathrooms, and a gold and crimson color palette.

When it comes time to dine, try the afternoon tea service in the elegant lounge or a full meal at the on-site American restaurant. There are also two swimming pools, boutique shops for browsing, and a luxe spa with a range of treatment choices.

Address: 555 Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

2. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City

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Accommodation: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City

If you're traveling with your pup, check out the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, which is known for being very pet-friendly. The luxury 4-star hotel is in a former bank building and has a fun vibe that appeals to couples and families alike (babysitting services can be arranged). For instance, if you aren't traveling with a pet but are missing that special kitty or dog back home, reception will set you up with a goldfish in a bowl to keep you company throughout your stay.

Rooms and suites are spacious, modern, and comfortable. Away from the rooms, you can get your cardio on in the fitness center or grab a meal at the house restaurant. A nightly lobby reception with snacks is another Kimpton perk.

Address: 15 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, Utah

3. Little Hotel America

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Accommodation: Little Hotel America

Wandering the beautifully landscaped grounds at the Little Hotel America is relaxing and romantic. The hotel sits on 10 acres in the center of Salt Lake City that have been lushly landscaped with fountains and flowers.

The hotel offers accommodation options in either a 17-story high-rise tower with panoramic city views or two-story buildings that emphasis the garden setting. Both are clean and comfortable with lots of space and natural light. On-site amenities include a restaurant, coffee shop, two swimming pools, and a gym with separate male and female saunas.

Address: 500 Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

4. Peery Hotel

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Accommodation: Peery Hotel

Within walking distance of downtown attractions like Temple Square, the Peery Hotel is a top luxe choice for couples. This historic hotel has been open since 1910, and rooms have a romantic, elegant vibe and great views, especially when the city lights come on at night. Expect period furniture, framed artwork, and comfy beds.

Grab dinner at the on-site restaurant, which serves American fare and makes good use of its wood-oven. There is also a fitness room and free Wi-Fi.

Address: 110 E Broadway, Salt Lake City, Utah

5. Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City

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Accommodation: Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City

Families looking for a 4-star hotel with enough space to accommodate the kids will like the Doubletree Suites. This contemporary property is located downtown. Parents will like the separate living rooms in the suites, which allow them to hang out after kids go to bed, as well as the microwaves and mini-fridges for whipping up kid-focused snacks. The beds are also custom-made and quite comfy.

On-site amenities include a restaurant serving Southwestern American fare and access to a heated indoor swimming pool and gym. If you fly in and don't rent a car, there is a free airport shuttle.

Address: 110 W 600 S, Salt Lake City, Utah

6. Salt Lake City Marriott City Center

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Accommodation: Salt Lake City Marriott City Center

Another popular luxury hotel downtown is the 4-star Salt Lake City Marriott. It is located near Temple Square, as well as the Salt Palace Convention Center. There are a range of different sized rooms and suites, including a two-bedroom suite, which will appeal to families. All are clean, spacious, and contemporary in decor. Best of all, they come with views of the city and snowy Wasatch Mountains beyond.

Amenities you will find on-site include an Italian restaurant, La Bella Piastra; an indoor swimming pool; and a fitness center with lots of cardio equipment, as well as free weights. Finally, massages can be set up, just check with reception.

Address: 220 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

7. Inn on the Hill

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Accommodation: Inn on the Hill

If you are looking for a romantic bed and breakfast, check out the Inn on the Hill. It is set in a gorgeous 1906 mansion on a leafy street. Take a stroll with your lover around the tranquil landscaped gardens before filling the Jacuzzi tub in the individually decorated rooms. These also feature period wood furniture and sometimes fireplaces. In the morning, you'll be treated to a hot breakfast. There is also a games room and a lounge with a fireplace for cuddling.

Address: 225 N State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

Best Hotels near the Ski Resorts

Many people use Salt Lake City as a jumping-off point and head straight to the nearby ski resorts, like the luxury Deer Valley Resorts, for slumber. As such there are numerous luxury hotels in the Salt Lake City area that are just about 45 minutes from the airport and downtown SLC.

1. Washington School House Hotel

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Accommodation: Washington School House Hotel

For a boutique hotel experience in downtown Park City, try the Washington School House Hotel. Park City is both a historic town and a year-round mountain town, with skiing in winter and activities from hiking to downhill mountain biking in summer. The Washington School House Hotel is named for the school it used to host-it began as one of the three original schools servicing Park City in 1889.

Today, it has just 13 rooms and suites and is a design-focused property with an eclectic collection of French and Swedish antiques on display. Rooms feature dramatic chandeliers, modern art, and divine fabrics on beds and furnishings.

There is not a full-service restaurant on-site, but a complimentary breakfast is served, and there are also free afternoon snacks. Other amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. The hotel is also pet-friendly.

Address: 543 Park Ave, Park City, Utah

2. Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

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Accommodation: Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of the top luxury lodges at Deer Valley Resort, sitting right at mid-mountain. The five-star, five-diamond property has an old-world European ski lodge vibe and excellent customer service.

Rooms and suites are done up in Norwegian style and are spacious and very comfortable. If this is a romantic getaway, book one of the deluxe suites, which come with private hot tubs, perfect for stargazing at night or meditating to mountain vistas by day. On-site amenities include a four-star gourmet restaurant and an ultra luxe spa.

Address: 7700 Stein Way, Park City, Utah

3. Montage Deer Valley

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Accommodation: Montage Deer Valley

The swanky 4-star Montage Deer Valley is done up in American craftsmen style and offers ski-in, ski-out access next to the lifts at Deer Valley Resort. The rooms and suites are very spacious and come with gas fireplaces and private balconies, as well as high-end linens on super comfy beds. Commissioned art hangs from the walls, and the bathrooms feature lots of marble and travertine tile.

The hotel is also known for being very pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your four-legged family member along. Other amenities include a few different dining options, including a coffee shop serving the cappuccino, espresso, and latte crowd. There are also indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a swanky spa and fitness center on-site.

Address: 9100 Marsac Ave, Park City, Utah

4. The Chateaux Deer Valley

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Accommodation: The Chateaux Deer Valley

Another 4-star hotel at Deer Valley Resort, The Chateaux Deer Valley boasts the classic mountain-rustic ski lodge look throughout. Whether booking for romance or a family vacation, it indulges with a range of rooms and suites, some of which come with full kitchens.

On-site amenities include an Italian restaurant, which does good pizza and pasta dishes in portions almost big enough to share. There is also a heated outdoor swimming pool and a few hot tubs, as well as a luxe spa offering a range of massages, facials, and body treatments.

Address: 7815 Royal Street, Park City, Utah

5. Waldorf Astoria Park City

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Accommodation: Waldorf Astoria Park City

Finally, for a taste of Park City modern opulence-it has its own private ski gondola-check into the Waldorf Astoria. This 5-star hotel features elegant rooms and suites decorated in mountain chic style with leather furnishings and crisp white linens, as well as floor-to-ceiling window doors that, in suites, open onto private balconies.

Suites here are a good choice for families as they come with pullout double sofa beds. There are modern amenities throughout both, however, including an HDTV in the bathroom. Away from the rooms, you'll find a restaurant, outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, and a golf course.

Address: 2100 Frostwood Drive, Park City, Utah

6. Hotel Park City, Autograph Collection

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Accommodation: Hotel Park City, Autograph Collection

Right at the base of Park City Mountain, the Hotel Park City offers accommodation in a mix of suites and cottages in a number of different sizes. The suites have mountain rustic ambiance with lots of polished wood, leather furnishings and a stone fireplace. Large windows let in lots of light. If you need more space, book one of the larger cottages, some of which feature private hot tubs on their balconies.

The property is very family friendly with some kids activities. In winter the focus is on skiing with easy access to both downhill slopes and a Nordic course in front of the property. In summer guests can play the resort's 18-hole golf course. There is also outdoor heated pool, hot tub, steak house restaurant and free Starbucks coffee in the mornings. If you need a little pampering, book an appointment at the full service spa.

Address: 2001 Park Ave, Park City, Utah

Best Budget Hotels in Salt Lake City

Not everyone can afford (or needs) a luxury hotel. There are a number of budget motels and cheap hotel options near the Salt Lake City airport.

1. Metropolitan Inn

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Accommodation:Metropolitan Inn

If you are looking for a budget hotel downtown within walking distance of dining and shopping, try the Metropolitan Inn. The rooms and suites are clean and comfortable and even feature Tempur-Pedic beds. The suites are ideal for families, as they can accommodate up to four people.

A continental breakfast is served for free and there is also an outdoor swimming pool for use in summer. Finally, there is a coin-operated laundry should you need to get some washing done.

Address: 524 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah

2. Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Salt Lake City Airport

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Accommodation: Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Salt Lake City Airport

Salt Lake City's airport is not far from downtown, and it is also where most of the budget hotels are located. The Microtel is one such option. It offers tidy and relatively comfy rooms that, despite the proximity to the runways, manage to block out a lot of jet noise.

If you are traveling with the kids, book one of the suites that come with double pullout sofa beds and kitchenettes. The hotel offers a free continental breakfast and has a fitness center on-site. If you need to get to and from the airport, there is a free airport shuttle.

Address: 61 N. Tommy Tompson Road, Salt Lake City, Utah

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