I stayed here recently for a family gathering, and I must say the hotel was very accommodating of our large group and let us gather in one of the adjoining rooms in the evenings while we were there. That said, as some other reviewers have mentioned the outside appearance as well as the lobby are updated and inviting, but our room felt like it needed some TLC. It was clean -- except for the shower curtain which was stuck to the wall with pink mold. The linens all seemed very worn out and faded, and the king size mattress was lumpy and uncomfortable.
The room had a kitchenette and a sofa, but the layout was very odd and the tv was on top of a wardrobe so no matter where you sat you would be looking at an angle. And the wardrobe is the only place to hang clothes, so long items such as pants or a long dress couldn't be hung up without folding.
There is free wifi, and a fitness room with two treadmills and an elliptical. However, both treadmills were out of order during our stay.
Breakfast is mostly toaster-driven, with a selection of bagels, waffles, and english muffins. There were also hard boiled eggs, cold cereal, and yogurt available. The coffee was the worst I have had in a long time. None of this was the fault of the woman on breakfast duty, who was hardworking and kept the food well supplied and the tables cleared quickly. Everything is plastic and styrofoam -- forks, spoons, coffee cups and plates.
The front desk staff was mostly very pleasant and helpful. It's not someplace I would stay again, but if I were interested in the LDS historical sites, I can see why this hotel would be appealing. Just don't expect a slightly more upscale experience, which is what the outside and the lobby imply.
Try not to get a room next to the ice machine, which is also next to the laundry room. I had no idea...
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