Last time I was in Salt Lake for business I stayed at the downtown Marriott. This time it was booked so I stayed in Sandy. Things I liked better about the Sandy location were that it seemed more modern, and the air conditioner was not as noisy. That was my one major problem with the downtown location, I could not sleep at night due to the noise of the AC. So that made my stay more comfortable. This location is pretty standard, had an indoor pool, larger area for manager's reception than downtown. The one drawback of this location was that I had to drive to find food, rather than walking a couple blocks in downtown. I had no problems with this hotel, I would definately recommend for someone who isn't looking for a nightlife. Being a young professional I would prefer to stay downtown where there is more going on at night. For a family vacation however, I would stay in Sandy.