Stay Close to the Arena in These Downtown Salt Lake City Hotels

With over 35 hotels to choose from in the downtown area alone in Salt Lake City, there are many options if you're trying to stick close to the Energy Solutions Arena.  Located right in the heart of downtown, the Arena plays host to the NBA Utah Jazz team, the WNBA Starzz team and a wide variety of major headline touring concerts, rodeos, ice shows and family events.  Offering eveything from casual pubs to luxury suites with premium dining, it's easy to get comfortable and have fun while attending an event. 

Afterward, rest easy knowing you are just blocks away from excellent accommodations in the downtown area, some within close walking distance.  The closest would be the Radisson, located right across the street from the Arena.  Close by also are the Marriott Downown at City Creek or the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.  For extra flare, try the Hotel Monaco, housed in a historic building, but the decor is completely sexy modern (think animal print bathrobes).  The Peery Hotel, dating back to 1910 or the Inn on the Hill, built in 1906 will provide old world elegance and relaxation.  For ultimate luxury, dine amongst the beautiful gardens at the Grand America and pamper yourself in their spa.

Convenient to all these downtown hotels are the top tourist attractions - Temple Square, the State Capitol (both providing free tours) and the huge indoor/outdoor malls, The Gateway and the more recent City Creek Mall.

Inn on the Hill Bed and Breakfast
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The old world character of the Inn on the Hill Bed and Breakfast will pull you in the second you step foot in the lobby, with a plate of chocolate chip cookies to greet you. Relax in the parlor or play a game of pool in this historic 1906 English style manor that was turned into an Inn in 1998 and updated with modern conveniences. Each room has its own oversized jetted tub and elegant character in its furnishings. Named after Utah's famous landmarks, the Inn's 11 elegant rooms have down bedding, wifi, luxurious towels and linens and plush robes. Some rooms have firerplaces and views of the downtown. Step out on the wooded terrace for a moment of peace by the fountain or relax on the front porch, with views of downtown. It is just blocks from many tourist attractions and just down the street from the State Capitol.

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
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The Radisson is located within walking distance to the Energy Solutions Arena. 381 comfortable contemporary rooms with wifi and 37 inch screen televisions, offer views of the Wasatch Mountains and downtown. Guests may want to request a room with a luxurious Sleep Number bed. Business Class rooms are available wtih upgraded amenities such as breakfast, turndown service, a spacious work area and a weekly newspaper delivered to your room. Other perks include a free drink voucher. Consider joining Club Carlson to earn rewards points for stays at other Radisson hotels. The Copper Canyon Grill House and Tavern is the Radisson's in-house, full-service restaurant. Serving contemporary American cuisine, the restaurant utilizes local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Room service is also available. The Radisson was awarded a 4 key rating from the Green Key Eco-Rating program, complimenting the hotel on its environmentally friendliness.

Hotel RL by Red Lion Salt Lake City
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Offering an Inn-style ambience, the Red Lion has 393 mountain-view guest rooms and is convenienty located downtown, just blocks from the Energy Solutions Arena and Salt Palace Convention Center. The Red Lion is proud of its signature plush beds with Sealy pillowtop mattresses, linens and comforters. Wifi is available throughout the hotel. An outdoor pool and whirlpool is available to guests. The hotel's Red's Diner and Red's Lounge is open all day (don't miss the Roaring Start Breakfast) and kids 6 and under eat free. 12,000 square feet of business meeting and banquet space can be reserved for gatherings up to 1,000 people. Parking at the hotel is complimentary, as is the shuttle to and from the airport. Red Lion is a pet-friendly hotel.

Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway
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Located across the street from the Energy Solutions Arena and next to the outdoor pedestrian Gateway Mall, the Hyatt Place Salt Lake City is a smart choice for a convenient downtown location. It is only 7 minutes to the airport from here and the TRAX light rail transportation service is just a half block away. The new GREENbike bike sharing program has a station right out front, the fun and easy way to get around downtown. Enjoy relaxing in the Gallery, where a Gallery host is happy to get you a cup of coffee, take your 24/7 menu order or help you plan a meeting. Odds and Ends is a nice service provided to guests who may have forgotten that all important item at home - a charger, a toiletry item, all available to buy or borrow. Special offers include receiving 50% off your 3rd night of stay.

The Peery Hotel an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
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Over 100 years ago, the Peery Hotel first opened its doors in 1910, hoping to lure in wealthy speculators in Utah's mines. Featuring Prairie-style architecture mixed with classic revival, the hotel, listed on the National Historic Register, is now fully modernized without losing its elegant old world charm. This boutique hotel (only 73 guest rooms) offers iPod docking stations, down comforters, period furnishings (canopy beds), pedestal sinks, complimentary wifi and internet service. A daily newspaper is also provided to guests free. The hotel promises its Best Rate Guarantee. There are two restaurants, a fitness center and several business meeting spaces on-site. Enjoy the glamour of the Old West in this special historic hotel, close to so many downtown attractions.



The Salt Lake City Plaza Hotel represents an excellent lodging choice for tourists and business travelers wanting to stay in the downtown area. Located immediately at Temple Square, this hotel offers minimized walking distances to the Square itself, as well as the Family Research Library (world's largest), LDS Conference Center, and Salt Palace Convention Center. It is just two blocks from the Energy Solutions Arena. Given Trip Advisor's Certificateof Excellence and voted #1 Convention hotel, the Plaza has played host to many national conferences. Business meeting rooms of all sizes are available, as is catering. Within the hotel, all of its guest rooms have free wifi. The hotel has a family-style, full-service restaurant on its grounds, and stands within walking distance of more than 80 others. Outdoor pool and indoor jacuzzi and fitness center is available. The Plaza Hotel lies immediately adjacent to TRAX, the lightrail service.



The exterior of the Hotel Monaco, a former 1924 bank building on the National Register of Historic Places, does not prepare you for the very sexy and modern interior of this upscale signature Kimpton hotel. Lounge in the 1940's style lobby, with harem couches and elegant light fixtures. Grab an excellent meal in the award-winning Bambara restaurant and relax in the Vault lounge. Enjoy secure valet parking and the convenience to downtown action and sight seeing (City Creek Mall and Temple Square nearby). Rooms are contemporary posh. A fitness center is on site and pets are allowed. In fact, if yours has been unable to join you, the staff will bring a goldfish to your room for you to adopt for the night. Join the likes of Janet Jackson, Faith Hill and the Backstreet Boys, all who the hotel claims has stayed here.



At the Grand America, in downtown Salt Lake, one discovers the epitome of luxury and opulence at the city's only AAA 5 diamond European-style hotel (same designer as the Ritz-Carlton). Standing 24 stories, luxury rooms, with step out balconies, provide excellent views of the mountains to the east or sunset to the west. Ranging in size from a spacious 700 to 2,000 square feet (the Presidential Suite), each room and suite contains handcrafted Richelieu furniture, original art pieces and Italian marble in the bathrooms. Beautiful courtyards and gardens surround the hotel. In the summer, guests can enjoy meals al fresco at the Garden Cafe, also serving an impressive Sunday brunch. Dine poolside after a massage in the luxurious spa. Pick up a treat at the French Patisserie or toy boutique. The hotel provides 75,000 square feet of meeting spaces.

Hilton Salt Lake City Center
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Hilton, a trusted name in the hotel industry earns high ratings yet again in this convenient downtown Salt Lake location, just across from the Salt Lake Convention Center and close to the Energy Solutions Arena. A variety of guest rooms and suites (pet friendly) with great views of the mountains are available, including larger premium guest rooms on the top 3 floors. Business guests will appreciate the 24,000 square feet of function space, along with a 52-seat seminar theatre and a Meeting Concierge to help things run smoothly. State of the art lighting and sound is available, as is video conferencing. A 24-hour business center is on site offering photocopying services and complimentary printing service. There is also an Avis car rental on site. Have breakfast at Trofi, on site, or a Starbucks at the Coffee Bar. Spencer's Steakhouse is an elegant choice for dinner or in-room dining is available.

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
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Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown, located at 75 South West Temple Street, has carried a AAA 4-diamond rating for more than 30 years. One of the most widely-recognized and respected hotel brands in the industry, this high rise hotel has spectacular views of the mountain and sits closest to Temple Square and Salt Lake Convention Center. A business-friendly hotel, Marriott Downtown offers more than 20,000 feet of meeting space and has a beautiful new redesigned lobby Greatroom, inspired by local landscape. The impressive City Creek mall is adjacent to the hotel to fulfill all your shopping needs. Elevations Restaurant, Destinations Lounge and a Starbucks is on site, as is a fitness center, indoor/outdoor pool, whirlpool and sauna. Extra amenities can be found on the Concierge Level.


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