We just got back from spending a week in the Hotel Monaco and it was one of the best experiences we have had in a hotel anywhere. The location is perfect for whatever you need to do in downtown SLC. The staff was consistently terrific; friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about area restaurants and activities. The decor is modern, warm and very pleasing to the eye. The place was spotless. We had a corner room which gave us two windows to see all the lights and activity in the area. The beds and pillows are the most comfortable I have found in any hotel and the thermostat was very accurate making the room even more comfortable. The only thing that was a bit annoying was that the hot water took at least five minutes. Our room was on the tenth floor, maybe that was the reason, but it felt very wasteful to run the shower for so long and not be able to use it. As I am an In-Touch member we got free internet and a $10 coupon for the fridge. The Wifi was fast and the coupon came in handy for the occasional soda after walking around the city. As AAA members we got a very good rate which included continental breakfast each morning. We also tried other items on the menu and everything was delicious! I would absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone planning on going to Salt Lake City, even if you are going for the skiing, which we did. Alta is about a 45 minute drive and since there isn't much to do up there after skiing, we preferred to come back to the city and enjoy the local restaurants and our favorite bar, The Beerhive!