When visiting Salt Lake City, Utah, an important decision will be deciding where to stay. While there are plenty of overnight options ranging from budget to luxury, sometimes choosing a unique or unconventional hotel can make your trip even better.
Whether you’re looking for a bed and breakfast or want to spend the night in a themed room, in no particular order, here are seven fun hotels in Salt Lake City, Utah worth considering:
From Mississippi and Hawaii to Egypt and the English countryside, the themed suites at The Anniversary Inn will have you feeling like you’ve entered a world entirely different from Salt Lake City. From the architecture of each suite to the murals on the walls, every detail has been painstakingly planned out.
Sleep under the canopy of a covered wagon in The Wild West suite, or climb high into your treehouse bed in the Swiss Family Robinson suite. In the Romeo and Juliet room, you’ll find yourself relaxing in a jetted bathtub surrounded by marble walls. The Presidential Suite provides a three-sided fireplace for unwinding after a long day.
The Anniversary Inn has three locations in Utah, two of which are in Salt Lake City. The hotel is often fully booked, so you’ll want to reserve in advance. As an adult-only hotel, it’s perfect for special occasions. Each reservation comes with a complimentary bottle of cider and daily breakfast.
The downtown location is minutes from historic Temple Square and the Utah State Capitol Building. The location on 5th South is just west of the University of Utah campus, near several restaurants and parks.
- Downtown Location: 678 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT | 801-363-4950
- 5th South Location: 460 S. 1000 E. Salt Lake City, UT | 801-363-4900
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The Little America
First opening in Wyoming in 1952, today, the Little America Hotel chain operates 8 luxury locations across the western United States. Boasting with gorgeous chandeliers, ornate woodwork, and handcrafted furniture, The Little America’s goal is to make its guests feel as comfortable as they would at home.
In addition to comfortable rooms and exquisite interiors, the hotel offers a variety of amenities. Guests can take advantage of 24-hour in-room dining, as well as a number of fine-dining restaurants, bars, and bakeries located on-site. Additionally, there are both indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, concierge services, and shops for guests to visit.
The hotel also hosts weddings and holiday events. On Main Street in Salt Lake City, the hotel is mere blocks away from City Creek Mall, historic Temple Square, and a number of restaurants and bars.
- 500 S. Main St. Salt Lake City, UT | 801-596-5700
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The Grand America
Just across the street from The Little America is its younger, fancier sister hotel. From the moment you step up to the large gold doors, complete with well-dressed doormen, you know that The Grand America is something special. The hotel opened in 2001 and, with 775 rooms, is the largest hotel in Salt Lake City.
Professional sports teams, visiting politicians, and business travelers often stay at the hotel thanks to its reputation for being elegant, comfortable, and conveniently located. Rooms at The Grand America are slightly more expensive than The Little America, because they go just a bit further in the way of luxury.
Both hotels feature leather-topped desks, floor-to-ceiling windows, and English wool carpeting. At The Grand America, however, you’ll also find larger suites with walk-in closets and spa-style bathrooms as well as better views.
Just like The Little America, The Grand America features pools, a fitness center, and excellent restaurants. At The Grand Spa, you can relax while receiving a massage, facial, or other salon services.
- 555 S. Main St. Salt Lake City, UT | 801-258-6000
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If you’re traveling to Salt Lake to spend time at its world-class ski resorts or mountain bike trails, look no further than the evo Hotel. A company focused on the outdoors and community, evo opened its Salt Lake campus in June 2022.
In addition to many outdoor-oriented facilities, the hotel features gear stores and rental shops, service shops for bikes and snowboards, a coffee shop, and a rooftop bar. The halls are filled with local art, hangout spaces, and work areas. The rooms are dog-friendly with no breed restrictions.
Gear storage is also available for guests traveling with bikes, skis, or snowboards. Moreover, there’s a climbing gym, yoga studio, and skatepark on the campus, which is just off I-15, with easy access to restaurants, bars, and parks.
- 660 S. 400 W. Salt Lake City, UT | 385-386-8585
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Ellerbeck Bed & Breakfast
You may be excited to visit the numerous pioneer-era historical sites in Salt Lake City, but have you considered staying in one? The Ellerbeck Bed & Breakfast is located in a pioneer mansion built in 1892, four years before Utah achieved statehood.
With six beautiful suites, guests can enjoy a comfortable mix of modern amenities and early western charm. Many of the fixtures in the rooms, including chandeliers, windows, floorboards, and fireplaces, are original. Each suite centers around a different theme, inspired by Utah’s culture, history, and natural beauty.
Amenities include free parking, daily complimentary breakfast, library access, and daily housekeeping. The dining room is always stocked with snacks, coffee, and tea. Meanwhile, in each room, guests will find plush robes and towels, comfortable bedding, high-speed wifi, and a smart TV with streaming capabilities.
Located in downtown Salt Lake, the Ellerbeck is just blocks away from the State Capitol, Temple Square, and several museums. There’s also plenty of shopping nearby, as well as coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and grocery stores.
- 140 B. Street, Salt Lake City, UT | 801-903-3916
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Engen Hus Bed & Breakfast
In the 1930s, the Engen brothers, professional skiers from Norway, came to Utah and put down roots. The family built 5 log cabin-style homes at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon. For many years, skiers staying in the area would use the cabins as a base camp after spending a day in the mountains.
In the 1980s, the five-acre property was converted into a bed and breakfast. After changing ownership a few times, the property is now known as Engen Hus Bed and Breakfast.
The ideal place to stay for skiers and snowboarders who need easy access to the resorts up Big Cottonwood Canyon, the lodge has five suites, each with a queen- or king-sized bed, private bath, TV, and wifi. Some include vaulted ceilings, balconies, skylights, and other grand features. The daily breakfast menu has something for everyone, from sweet to savory, meat-centric to vegan.
The grounds and shared spaces offer even more to enjoy. Guests can relax in the hot tub, chat around the patio fire pit, or pull out a board game from the community DVD and game closet. Drinks and snacks are available 24 hours a day in the dining room.
Up Big Cottonwood Canyon, there’s plenty of hiking, biking, and sightseeing to be done. In the opposite direction, visitors to the area can find shopping malls, dining, and entertainment options.
- 2275 E. 6200 S. Salt Lake City, UT | 336-793-7000
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Kimpton Hotel Monaco
The mission of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco is to provide an eccentric, dramatic, comfortable experience for all guests, and their hotels reflect just that. When you walk through the doors, you’ll be met with bold colors, rich aromas, and funky patterns and textures. A stay at the Kimpton is a stay like no other.
Erected in the 1860s as the Delmonico Hotel and Restaurant, the current building has changed hands many times over the last 160 years, however, many elements of the exterior are still original construction. One interesting fact is that the lobby of the hotel is located in what was once a bank vault.
Amenities at the Kimpton include conventional hotel features, such as morning coffee and tea service, a 24-hour fitness center, and valet parking. However, the Kimpton also offers a number of unique services and amenities like yoga mats in every room and a bike-borrowing program as well as discounts for dog sitting/walking services and online therapy through TalkSpace.
Those traveling with children can take advantage of scooters and helmets available for the little ones to borrow. The hotel is pet-friendly with no fees for animals. Guests can dine at the on-site restaurant, Bambara, enjoy drinks in the cocktail bar, or unwind with in-room spa services.
The Kimpton is in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, steps away from restaurants, bars, and entertainment. City Creek Mall, Temple Square, and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art are all just one block away.
- 15 W. 200 S. Salt Lake City, UT | 800-805-1801
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From sumptuous accommodations at luxury hotels to fun, unique suites in historic bed and breakfasts, there’s plenty of character to be found while lodging in Salt Lake City. Whether you’re spending your days on the slopes or in conference rooms, you’ll certainly be able to find an unforgettable place to rest your head while visiting this Utahan city.