We booked the Sheraton in Downtown Salt Lake just for one night at the end of our ski trip to Park City. Despite a few negative reviews, we booked anyway and were very happy with our choice, especially based on the price (under $100 for a night!).
We had to check out of our Park City hotel at 10 a.m., so we thought we'd make use of our time to do some touristy stuff in SLC. I called the Sheraton ahead of time to ask if we could store our luggage and ski equipment since check-in wasn't until 3pm. They said, "Of course." Not only were we able to check-in to the Sheraton (just by chance they had a room available already!) early at 10:30 a.m., they had a Starbucks on site and the lobby of the hotel is really open and nicely designed.
The hotel room layout seems a little labyrinth-esque, but we had room 208, which faced the courtyard and was pleasantly decorated. The bath tub is a little worn, but the bedding is nice and the room had (again!) Starbucks coffee for the morning.
I wish I could remember the names of the desk clerks who helped us (one told us he was a die-hard Packers fan...we're from Wisconsin; the other helped us print our boarding passes for our flight the next day), but they were VERY nice and accommodating!
We didn't care about the Wi-Fi not being free in the rooms (we didn't have our computers, so no biggie), but I know some reviewers have complained. You can get free Wi-Fi in the lobby and they also have printers and computers for guests to use.
The Sheraton is about 4 city blocks from the Mormon Temple and City Creek mall and about 2 blocks from some good tourist-y restaurants. We ate at Squatters, but our driver told us that his favorite is Valter's for Italian food..FYI!
I read some other reviews that complained about homeless people...yes, they sort of line the main drag and some busk; others just ask for money, but no one was rude. One girl rode by on her bike even asking for change, but, I guess it's the SLC downtown way. Never did we feel unsafe; it just felt like a bigger city does in general.
Overall, I would recommend the Sheraton for even longer stays if you are going to and from the ski resorts--there are a few ski dealers close by and the Sheraton is just a bit off the highway, so easy access. The best thing: FREE shuttle to the airport starting at 5 a.m.!
Rooms that face the courtyard seem nice and quiet. Maybe ask for a room away from the pool area if i...
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Thank you for the nice review of this hotel and its staff. We work hard to provide personalized customer service and I'm glad to know that you had a great experience overall, especially when you arrived and when you asked for dining recommendations. Please return again soon!
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