I'll admit I would NOT have picked this hotel out of the stack, but I did a Priceline express deal for $51 plus tax and fees. I live in an hour away with an early morning conference and figured it would be easier to be downtown instead of getting up extra early.
I read the the reviews before I went and thought "What did I get myself into??" Well what did I get myself into? A pleasant surprise!
First the lobby is lovely, the front desk clerks were helpful and friendly (Wish I had gotten names but I was in a rush).
In the morning I had to run out and feed the parking meter and the door was opened for me out and in. (Just a nice touch)
So I got to the room. The elevator is a riot. I makes me feel like I am in an older hotel in England. It is small, but CUTE. The buttons are old (Probably from when the elevator was put in probably in the 1950s?"
Then you get to the room. I was put on the 3 floor in a quiet room. You open the door. BEAUTIFUL! I got there around 10pm a lamp was turned on. The canopy over the bed is charming. The closet is nice. The bathroom...I would have dared eat of the floor. Very clean. I have stayed in places recently where I paid more and I found popcorn behind the bed, or toilet lid that needed wiped down. But not there. It just felt clean! I took a bath (a surprise as I figured in a room like this it would be a dumpy shower in the corner) and the water was warm, the tub was deep. The bed was a memory foam bed that isn't my taste but was comfortable. The linens were clean and soft. White duvet scares me a little but I worked it out.
It just felt historic! I have recently been to England and when I walked into the room it just felt like England (except the shower didn't freak me out LOL)
There were some bad parts, worth mentioning. Parking. Downtown you are going to pay for parking but on the street 8pm to 8am is free. But I had a heck of a time on the automatic voice parking system at 8am. I had to throw on clothes run to the meter and hope I wasn't ticketed by 8:05am. I don't have a smart phone so I couldn't just scan the "hieroglyphs" . You can park for 10 hours for $6 but for me it would have expired 1/2 hour earlier than I needed. It was $12 for 24 which seems steep.
Internet is NOT free $10 a night is robbery. I just think Internet should be an amenity free for a hotel. I didn't really need it so I was fine (Could have helped to pay for my parking....grrr!!!)
NO breakfast, but I packed my own because I knew there wouldn't be one. The doors, I hate to say it but you have to slammed them to get them to shut. At 1am ( I was up... a bit of a night owl) I heard a door slam and I thought "Shut up it is 1 am!" In the morning I understand that you kinda of have too....or it doesn't close.
I Could have stayed at a chain with free breakfast and internet, but as I live an hour away I wanted a get-a-way feel. It was looking for an experience and this was fun! I could have just stayed home and got up early,but I didn't want to and this fit the bill! It just didn't feel like a traditional hotel room...boutique like feel.
I would stay again if it were just me. Not great for kids or families.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Established in 1910 & listed on the National Historic Register, The Peery Hotel is the top boutique hotel in Utah. The Peery is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City and is within walking distance to shopping, theaters, nightlife and over 60 restaurants. The Peery offers Tempur-Pedic beds, complimentary continental breakfast and a state of the art fitness center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peery Hotel Salt Lake City, Utah
- Peery Salt Lake City