Downtown Salt Lake City's Peery Hotel — Photo courtesy of Edgar Zuniga Jr.
When selecting lodging in Salt Lake City, it seems that guests must choose between large, business-type hotels and small, charming bed & breakfasts. Very few lodging establishments seem able to combine these two concepts. The Peery Hotel, however, presents a rare exception to this rule. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake, this historic establishment blends hotel accommodations with historic charm and a local vibe.
This year, the Peery Hotel celebrates more than a century of business. Having completed a sweeping renovation in 2008, this fully modernized downtown establishment has managed to preserve its unique historic charm whilst bringing its guests all the comforts expected of a 21st-century establishment.
Combining a revival influence with the prairie style of architecture, this post-and-beam structure features three wings and a grand lobby. With 73 rooms, this non-smoking hotel offers all guests flat-screen TVs, Tempur-Pedic beds, iPod docking stations and an all-new fitness center.
Outside, this hotel has a brick facade hailing back to its early 1900's construction. Inside, this boutique-style establishment has gorgeous, European-style chandeliers, rugs, furniture and vases throughout the lobby and hallways. Best of all, guests at the Peery are comfortably within walking distance of all major downtown attractions and restaurants, and are only seven miles from the Salt Lake International Airport.