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Salt Lake International Airport is one of the busier airports in the nation, seeing more than 20 million passengers in 2011 alone – that's roughly 55,000 people every day. SLC serves eight commercial airlines: American, Frontier, JetBlue, SkyWest, Continental, US Airways, United, Southwest, and Delta. In fact, is is one of Delta's major hubs, and operates approximately 219 flights just with that airline each day. And though this airport stands just five minutes west of Downtown Salt Lake City – literally – many people have a specific need for sleeping in its immediate vicinity. Those people needing to catch an extremely early flight, with a nighttime stopover, without a car – or even those landing at midnight, too exhausted to navigate Downtown Salt Lake City's hotel district at the end of a travel day – will find plenty of hotels surrounding the airport.
The many hotels near Salt Lake International Airport all cater to the business traveler, offering curbside pickup, 24-hour shuttle service, and wireless internet. Guests may enjoy a workout session in the fitness center and a soak in the hot tub after (or before) a long day of flying to loosen up the back.
These hotels all belong to nationally-owned chains, meaning that seasoned travelers know exactly what to expect from each establishment without any guesswork. The top-rated hotels in the vicinity are the Hampton Inn & Suites, Hyatt Palace Salt Lake City Airport, and Springhill Suites Marriott Salt Lake City Airport. Their competitors follow closely, all providing a reliable level of service and accommodations. A guest in any of these hotels will enjoy a good night of quiet sleep, without worry of missing a flight.