Best area to stay in Salt Lake City

What is the best area to stay in Salt Lake City?

Once deciding to visit one of Utah's ski resorts, any of five National Parks, or breathtaking red rocks at the south, it is natural to stop by Salt Lake City along the way. This so-called 'crossroads of the West' is close to the international airport and offers numerous art venues and historical sights worth visiting.


Even though there are many fantastic destinations in the city, the best area to stay is definitely Downtown. It vibrates in the shadow of granite Mormon temple anchors and attracts entrepreneurs, adventure-lovers, college sports teams, and artists every day. Since the city streets are clean and safe, you can fully enjoy everything the eclectic Downtown culture offers, including symphony performances during the dinner and basketball games with buddies.


Many casual and affordable restaurants offer delicious food, while local bars are ideal places to sip a beverage in great company. The apres-ski tours are fascinating, while ultimate culinary offerings can satisfy even a top connoisseur's palate. September and October are an ideal period of the year for a visit when you can find many discounted hotel rooms and enjoy attractions without the hustle and bustle. Besides enjoying touring the city on foot or by bike, the free TRAX trains and city buses are available within the Downtown zone.

Hotel   Avg price
Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown
250 W 600 S
78€ - 93$
Hampton Inn Salt Lake City Downtown
425 S 300 W
82€ - 98$
Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City Downtown
206 S W Temple
82€ - 98$
Hotel   Avg price
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown
75 S W Temple
103€ - 123$
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City
15 W 200 S
141€ - 168$
Hotel   Avg price
Grand America Hotel
555 S Main St
181€ - 215$


On the map, which shows the most convenient area to stay in Salt Lake City, Utah, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.


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Downtown, the best area to stay in Salt Lake City


DowntownFor art lovers, Downtown, packed with art galleries, well-stocked libraries, and restaurants for everyone's budget, is doubtless the best area to stay in Salt Lake City. This city's beating heart offers gorgeous historic architecture combined with bustling shopping malls, an exciting nightlife scene, and top-notch bars. Festivals, Jazz games, places with live music, and chocolate tasting fulfill every corner of the neighborhood, while the local Farmers Market is a real gold mine. Food purveyors and local artisans offer their products there, and bargaining is an inevitable part of the casual atmosphere.


On average, three days are enough to discover all attractions, including South Temple, historic Temple Square, Eccles Theatre, Utah Jazz Arena, the Depot, and the Gateway with the impressive Olympic Fountain. Once the city adventure is finished, quickly accessible surrounding Mountains and Valley, only 10 minutes away from Downtown, can fulfill your day. The offer includes spending a day in hiking, climbing, biking, and even golfing. Plus, it will be exciting to spend a few hours boating at Great Salty Lake.




Hotels in Downtown Salt Lake City


Sugar House, the other area to stay in Salt Lake City


Sougar HouseIf you want to stay in the trendy neighborhood you must stay at Sugar House, but keep in mind that the accommodation offers are limited there. Early Mormon settlers established this neighborhood in 1853, which makes it one of the city's oldest. It was initially a Utah state prison, but it is a contemporary city's hotspot nowadays. For tourists preferring an exclusive go-to shopping area and appreciating a Buy Local concept and movement, staying here and exploring numerous lovely local shops with new and vintage clothing will be a real jackpot. Take your time and enjoy the elegant art galleries, book shops shrouded in the history scent, and unique furniture stores.


Taking a walk to beautifully organized Sugar House Park and the pond is an excellent opportunity for resting and picnic. Moreover, you can go around the entire area on foot without getting tired or spending a cent on transportation.




Hotels in Sugar House