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“Classic, Cliché, and Clean” 4 of 5 stars
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Little America Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101   |  
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Ranked #17 of 75 hotels in Salt Lake City
Northern California
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44 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Classic, Cliché, and Clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Love it or hate it; it is classic Little America style. The rooms are monstrously large (probably as large as a suite) and have the same cliché decor such as red, white, and blue plaid lamp shades. Despite the dated feel, the room was absolutely spotless and had amenities such as a refrigerator, large tub, and fast internet.

The lobby is warm and elegant. Staff are friendly. I would recommend walking somewhere else to grab a bite to eat as there are plenty of comparably priced options just a few blocks away. For lunch, I recommend Robin's Nest.

Room Tip: If you are without a car, request a garden room near the lobby, but facing inward toward the parking...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have enjoyed this hotel a couple of times unfortunately this was not one. It was New Year's Eve , my husband had gone to a lot of effort to make this a special night for us. However when we got there they had us in the wrong room, he had ordered a room in the tower so we could see the fireworks from our room if we chose to be in. And he had ordered me stargazer Lilly's and columbian roses, my favorites but instead we had three red roses for Kate . The hotel never did find mine. Also several necklaces went missing that we're very important to me. House keeping has not turned anything up. Really disappointed with their nonchalance attitude. My husband did present me with a lovely engagement ring, no joke, he wants to get remarried. But not here!

Room Tip: I don't think they handled the crowd for first night well at all, the food was to die for!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I have been anxiously awaiting the completion of Little America's lobby and coffee shop upgrade. When we visited December 18, it had been unveiled. The changes are improvements that keep within the spirit of Little America. We frequently visit here and love the ambience, so I was relieved that no damage was done to the tone of the place with the improvements. Well done, Little America! I will look forward to the next phase of changes.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The hotel is nice but if you stay in a Garden Room at the back you will find that the rooms are cold and don't heat up very well. Got so cold had to call the front desk for extra blankets at 2AM and got no break in the price for staying there...excellent hotel otherwise but the Garden rooms on the west end are older and the heating systems don't heat the room well, the floor is cold and drafty...otherwise the service, food and hotel staff are exceptional.

Room Tip: if you get a Garden Room you will need to bring an electric blanket and slippers because the floor i...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrandAmerica, General Manager at Little America Hotel, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your comments about your stay. I’m sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us and that the room you booked did not have proper heating. I apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay. In most cases, our staff would have offered to move you to another room if convenient. I am sorry that this was not offered to you. Please know that we are constantly looking for and finding ways to improve our property and our rooms.
If you have any further comments about your stay, you are welcome to email me directly.
Sincerely,
Ed Box
General Manager
Little America Hotel, Salt Lake
edbox@littleamerica.com
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Rock Springs, WY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I've stayed at Little America many times. It has always been a great choice. The weekend rate for a courtside room with an AARP discount is reasonable. The beds are deliciously comfortable. The coffee shop is good...you can have a drink in a bar across the street in Grand America...the fitness center is great...there's an outdoor pool and a pool that's partially outdoors and partially enclosed...the downtown location is perfect, walking distance to many destinations, and across the street from a light rail stop too. The folks at the front desk are always friendly and responsive. The Little America Breakfast served by room service is a healthy way to start the day. Check-out is easy. There's plenty of parking. Yes, you can save money by staying elsewhere such as Motel 6, and I have done that many times, but I prefer to spend the extra money when my wife and I hit SLC for the comfort and amenities of Little America.

Room Tip: Courtside rooms are less expensive with the most convenient parking right by the room...Tower and Ga...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roswell, GA
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Just got home from a ski vacation in Utah. We stayed at this great hotel as we have for many years so that we could ski at different resorts. It is an upscale property and so comfortable and clean. The food in the restaurants is fantastic and the staff through out the hotel is helpful and friendly. The rooms in the tower, which we prefer, are very large and elegant. The rooms in the side buildings are smaller but very nice as well if you want a less expensive option. There are a lot of really good hotels in Salt Lake City and this one is tops.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burnaby, BC
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The hotel is more like a complex - a main building and a bunch of surrounding low-rise buildings. My room was in one of the low-rises near the back, and it was certainly comfortable. Nice bed, good bathrooms, and a small patio. It's not dead-center, but it's certainly convenient to walk to pretty much everything you'd want to see in the city. If you're not used to Utah drinking rules you might get thrown for a loop in their bar, but it's laid out well at least. Head to The Bayou up the street if you're in need of real beer.

If you get a decent Priceline rate, this place is absolutely worth it. SLC is a beautiful city.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrandAmerica, Public Relations Manager at Little America Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear BigTim78,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and found our guestrooms to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you once again upon your next visit to Salt Lake City.

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Address: 500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Location: United States > Utah > Salt Lake City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Salt Lake City
#3 Best Value Hotel in Salt Lake City
#15 Business Hotel in Salt Lake City
#15 Romantic Hotel in Salt Lake City
#16 Family Hotel in Salt Lake City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Little America Hotel 4*
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