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Address: 15 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Phone Number: 801 536 7277
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Description: Building owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, housing...
Building owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, housing two restaurants, a small movie theater and a variety of banquet halls for rent.
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Like Walking Back in Time

The Old Hotel Utah has been restored to it's glorious past. The mission of the building has changed but its majesty is fully retained.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The Old Hotel Utah has been restored to it's glorious past. The mission of the building has changed but its majesty is fully retained.

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

You have to walk into the lobby of this former hotel, it has great history! Yes there are missionaries in there but they are not that pushy so don't let that stop you :)

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I just loved the marble and gilt. Gorgeous inside. And the food in the cafe was super tasty. There are graceful statues, wonderful paintings, and placques, memorializing the Mormon migration to Utah, all thru the main floor, very interesting.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I remember visiting this building when it was the Hotel Utah, when I was a child. It has been restored and made into a wonderful venue for restaurants, meeting places, and has a lobby that is always beautifully decorated--especially the dramatic floral designs in the center. The building is a venue for weddings too. It is located adjacent to Temple... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The building is very grand. It use to be the Hotel Utah. It features marble columns, carved ceilings etc. Someone is always playing the piano in the main lobby. It is fun just to walk around the building.We have had two of our children's weddings there. There is also a family history center sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This historical building is well worth taking the time to visit and view the film in the theater. Talk to a host or hostess and ask questions about about the history and about the LDS Church.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Beatiful building, especially inside (magnificient lobby). You can watch a movie about Joseph Smith or go to the top floor to have a meal with a nice view of downtown SLC.

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Lindon, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This building used to be a grand hotel--the Hotel Utah. This structure is owned by the LDS Church, and you can learn so much about the Church and its history here. We have eaten at both restaurants on the top floor and would give them both 5-star reviews, too. Stop by the Legacy Theater to see a moving film about... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The outside is under renovation of some kind with scaffolding at the moment, but you can still see what a fantastic structure this is. Inside is pretty glorious...very ornate and well kept, and folks were very friendly inside. They helped us get to the roof restaurant and even took our picture in the lobby afterwards. Lovely place to see.

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Atascadero, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We did a family history search here, took a funny souvenir photo, and had some cheap lunches at the Nauvoo Cafe. They also have a huge theater showing a movie about Mormons. Great facility!

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