Our stay at the Hampton Inn was a last minute decision. We stayed just one night as our teenaged son had an early morning soccer game close by. As I went online, I was very pleased with the price quoted especially knowing there would be a breakfast provided on Saturday morning. We have stayed at the Hampton Inn in Park City and were pleased with the accomodations there, also.
Travel to the hotel from the north was a disaster as we were stuck in southbound I15 traffic in the late afternoon. Not the hotel's fault, but know that I15 is a bear at rush hour time, even with the HOV lane. The hotel sits right off the 10600 south freeway offramp. Quick and easy access off and on.
We arrived and were quickly checked in. Front desk staff were very nice and cheerful. We were given keys to a room on the third floor, about as far from the front desk as you can get in this hotel. There is plenty of parking available and a back door near the elevators made access quick and easy.
As we arrived at the room, the keys wouldn't open the door. We tried all three keys and none of them worked. About that same time, another couple was coming down the hallway and was confused as to why we were trying to get into their room. Their keys worked and it soon became obvious we were at the wrong room. So I headed back downstairs, down the hall and to the front desk to find our room was actually on the fourth floor, right above the room we had been trying. We had been given the right keys, but told the wrong room number.
We collected our things and headed up another floor. When we got to the room, I was immediately concerned as this was one of three close together that did not have a "No Smoking" sign on the door. The moment we walked into the room, it was obvious that this was not a "No Smoking" room.
Back downstairs I went to the front desk and was advised that this had not been a smoking room "for at least three weeks".... (Tell that to the smell.) I asked for a different room, also noting it was on the south west corner of the hotel, immediatly adjacent to the I15 freeway, but was told they were all sold out of the type we had requested. The young man at the desk did promise to send up a machine that would clear the air while we headed off to dinner. And he assured me he had slept in the west rooms and the noise from the freeway would not be an issue because of the triple pane glass.
Right across the street east of the hotel is an Iggys Sports Grill. Always good food at Iggys and literally right accross a realtively quiet street.
Had difficulty connecting to the high speed internet until I went down to the lobby and got connected, then I could connect in the room.
When we returned after dinner, the air in the room was cleared and smelled much better thanks to the box they had brought in and ran while we were gone. We figured we would be OK for the night.
Luckily I always bring a white noise machine when we travel or the constant rumble of cars and semis down the freeway would have made sleep very difficult, in spite of the "triple pane glass".
The next morning we arose and got ready to head out to the game, figuring we could stop downstairs for breakfast and be on our way. To our dismay, the hotel lobby and food area was packed with dozens of over dressed and over made up Mary Kay cosmetics sales ladies. Apparently a convention in town. After waiting in line, we had just enough time to grab a couple of bagels and some fruit and eat on our way to the game. The concept of waiting for the single waffle maker was not even considered. Probably poor planning on our part for not showing up earlier for breakfast, but it still detracted from the relaxing morning we hoped it would be. Wish I could give a better description of the available breakfast fare, but we had no time.
After the soccer game, we returned to collect our belongings and head home. As soon as we entered the room, the smoke smell was back. I'm sure it was there when we left in the morning, but we had overlooked it as we got ready.
Overall, it is a nice hotel. Pleasant, clean rooms. Nice area for shopping and eating access. Very close to the Real Salt Lake stadium. I would consider staying again but I'll be sure to request a real non-smoking room and something on the east side of the hotel.
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