Salt Lake City Hotels Guide
Salt Lake is well represented with most major hotel chains, but there are a few local offerings that add texture to the usual suspects. Most major Salt Lake hotels are new or went through considerable overhauls in the months leading up to the Olympics in 2002.
Mobil Three-Star Little America, (500 S Main St) is the older, plainer, and more sensible sister of the luxurious Mobil Four-Star Grand America. It sits just across the street from the Grand Dame Hotel. Prices are significantly lower, and while the exterior isn't as flashy as Grand America, the rooms are giant and well appointed, with many of the same amenities.
The always-entertaining Kimpton Group opened the Salt Lake Mobil Three-Star Hotel Monaco (15 W 200 South St) in 1999, and it stands out as Salt Lake's hippest lodging choice. For slightly less money, you can enjoy all the benefits of boutique-style lodging at the Mobil Two-Star Peery Hotel.
In summer, mountain resort rooms that can go for $300 plus per night.
Of course, it's not enough simply to have a place to stay during your visit to Salt Lake City. You'll need to eat, too. While sushi is all the rave in Salt Lake City right now, visitors will find plenty of other dining options to please their palate. See the restaurants guide on the next page for some suggestions.