Salt Lake City's best hotels: diverse selection and mighty tough competition

When choosing a hotel in Salt Lake City, you'll first have to select your home-base location. In a city the size of Salt Lake, you'll have plenty of neighborhoods to choose from depending on the purpose of your visit. Whether you're in town for work, to visit family, or to relax and enjoy the mountain air, you'll find that the Salt Lake area has more than enough variety in accommodations to suit your tastes.

If you're coming to the Wasatch Front for business, you'll almost certainly stay in the downtown hotel district. With an enormous cluster of national brand and boutique giants, this corner of town offers large-scale hotels with no shortage of high-end rooms and business amenities. If you seek the finest of fine, look no further than the Grand America. This European-style boutique gem - Salt Lake City's only five-diamond lodging - would stand out in any city.

Those looking for top-notch services with a touch of fun will appreciate the Hotel Monaco, a fancy-frivolous hotel with the luxurious and fun overtones of its namesake country. Or if you're looking for high-end accommodations (but would like to spare your wallet a bit), consider instead staying at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center or the Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown.

If coming to Salt Lake City for reasons other than business, don't be afraid to venture farther afield. Regardless of season, you may enjoy a resort stay at Snowbird's Cliff Lodge or even Deer Valley's Stein Eriksen Lodge - another of Utah's rare five-diamond establishments.  



The Salt Lake City Plaza Hotel represents an excellent lodging choice for tourists and business travelers alike. Located immediately at Temple Square, this hotel offers minimized walking distances to the Square itself, as well as the Family...  Read More

Hilton Salt Lake City Center
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Hilton has earned itself a name around the world for high-end, full-service hotels and resorts. This particular installment is just one of more than 530 Hilton hotels, spread out among 78 nations. With an emphasis on catering to business...  Read More

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
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Marriott is one of the most widely spread hotel brands in the nation. Offering a reliably high level of service and accommodations, this chain hotel has earned itself a spot as one of downtown Salt Lake City's most popular hotels. Located at 75...  Read More

Homestead Resort Midway


Located in Midway, the Homestead Resort enjoys the beauty of Wasatch Mountains' eastern slopes, and the simultaneous solitude afforded by its location in that small town – just south of Park City. The Homestead offers a variety of on-site...  Read More

Stein Eriksen Lodge


The Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of the most famous lodging options in the Park City area, and among the finest in all of Utah. Located mid-Mountain at the very prestigious Deer Valley Resort, in the Silver Lake Village, the Stein Eriksen Lodge...  Read More

The Cliff Lodge Snowbird
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This incredible and enormous hotel dominates the Snowbird Resort base area. With numerous restaurants, spa facilities, and shops, this is a virtual city in and of itself. Its most famous restaurant, the award-winning, Aerie, occupies its 10th...  Read More

The Peery Hotel an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
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The Peery has been a figurehead of the Salt Lake hotel industry for more than a century. In fact, it is the only hotel in Utah listed on the National Historic Register. Constructed in an era when Salt Lake City's VIP guests were mining magnates,...  Read More

Little America Hotel Salt Lake City
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When compared with its across-the-street sister, the Grand America, the Little America does not immediately stand out. However, once you walk past the bland brick exterior and in through the front doors, the Little America suddenly transforms...  Read More



You must only think of the hotel's namesake country to rightly prepare yourself for the style of this establishment. Offering central downtown lodging with colorful sophistication, this hotel creates a feeling of fun within the context of...  Read More



Placed anywhere in the world, The Grand America would stand out as a top-crust, luxury hotel. And in Salt Lake City it undeniably holds first place as the most grandiose and deluxe lodging option. The 24 stories of this structure contain Salt...  Read More


Meet Christine Balaz

Christine Balaz began her unexpected writing career in Salt Lake City with her first book on Wasatch Skiing and Travel in 2006. On the subject of Utah, Christine has written numerous...  More About Christine