Beautifully restored Renaissance Revival mansion on Capitol Hill, with personable and helpful staff. Clean, lovely rooms, comfy beds, with nice touches such as guest snack centers (water, soda, chips and crackers), air conditioning in all the rooms, bathrobes, whirlpool tubs, Aveda toiletries. Beautiful garden, great fountain! And of course, walking distance to downtown.
Be aware that N. State Street, although only 2 lanes running through a residential neighborhood, is actually a major artery for traffic going north. And, it has no stop signs, so cars really zoom up that hill, beginning about 6AM and going all day until maybe 9 or 10 at night. My room happened to have windows on N. State, and coupled with the ventilation fan for the mansion's air conditioning system right outside one of my windows (the fan was so powerful that the tree outside that window was always shaking, even though there was no wind), made for a noisy night. So I suppose it was just as well that none of the NINE (!) windows in the bedroom opened (bad news for people who like a bit of fresh air now and then). Also, although it's a luxurious touch to have towels and bed linen changed everyday -- it would have been nice, from an environmental point of view, to have had the option NOT to do so.
Unlike other reviewers, I thought the breakfast pretty mediocre especially given the fact that the inn is a luxury inn. Apparently because we were a vegetarian crowd, the breakfast the first day was plain scrambled eggs and toast, with some fresh fruit thrown in on the side. So for the second morning, I thought, forget the "cooked" breakfast and go for the continental (and I think the other couple must have thought the same of the cooked breakfast, because they also signed up for the continental). The continental turned out to be the same fruit selection as the day before, yogurt, pretty bland granola of some sort, and small pre-packaged danishes. I expected the breakfast to be up to the standards of the bed part of the "bed and breakfast," and quite frankly, I had a better breakfast at a Hampton Inn last month. I have worked as an innkeeper, and we always made homemade muffins or quick breads for our guests because it took minimal effort and was always appreciated. I think this inn needs to put a bit more effort into their breakfasts -- I mean, pre-packaged danishes??? That's tackiness unworthy of the inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A timeless masterpiece! The Inn on the Hill is Salt Lake City's premier Bed & Breakfast. Experience the Inns' quiet elegance with rooms that have been designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. Relax with down bedding, jetted tubs, gas fireplaces, and spectacular views! Surprise someone special today! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inn On The Hill Hotel Salt Lake City
- Inn On The Hill Salt Lake City, Utah