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“Comfortable, Great Location, Great Views of the City” 4 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   285 West Broadway, (300 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (Formerly Residence Inn Salt Lake City - City Center)   |  
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Ranked #41 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Comfortable, Great Location, Great Views of the City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Highly recommend! Typical Marriott breakfast includes home made waffles, oatmeal, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fruit, cereal, etc. Beds comfortable. Room AC strange--in the master room, it was a vent in the ceiling which made a ton of noise and took forever to cool down the unit's other bedroom. However, in a one bedroom unit or when it's not 85 degrees, this would not be an issue. The Mormon Tabernacle is not far away, and the view of the mountains and the city is very nice from this location.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank krimar
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Michelle D, General Manager at Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thank you for your feedback! We hope you will visit us again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I spent 2 weeks here last year, and as I reflect on my stay I am impressed by how enormous the suite was. I had a suite with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, common room and kitchen. It was HUGE. I was very comfortable there. I thought it was clean enough for my purposes and the location was fantastic. Excellent walking distance to lots of fine restaurants, etc. STAY AWAY FROM PIONEER PARK - lots of homeless people and drug addicts congregate in this park across the street from this hotel. I was awaken by a drunk man stumbling through the back of the property knocking on all the doors and windows of ground floor occupants! But seriously, great stay. Sufficient breakfast and plenty of light evening fare, too.

Room Tip: Avoid Pioneer Park across the street for your own safety!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank JustMyTwoCentsWorth
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Michelle D, General Manager at Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for your comments! Just yesterday, I met with a security company to increase the coverage of our property facing the park to eliminate issues such as yours.

We are just in the final stages of a 10 million dollar renovation. A lot has changed since your last visit! I hope you will come see us again and let us know what you think!
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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We were here in July 2013 and thought the hotel really needed updating. That has since happened and they did a great job. The rooms are really nice with comfortable beds, modern bathrooms, and lots of outlets for your devices. Public areas are also very well done. Lots of tables for eating breakfast which double as nice work areas with outlets built in. The re-done pool area was really nice and may be one of the nicest outdoor pools in Salt Lake.

Service was a little below expectations...especially the front desk. The morning breakfast was also subpar. Lastly, the area (near Pioneer Park) had an abundance of homeless making evening walks less relaxing.

Overall this is a great property and an excellent value.

Stayed July 2014
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Michelle D, General Manager at Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Thank you for your great comments, and feedback.

We have recently gone through a management change and over half of our staff is new. Breakfast has been a major focus area, and we are looking forward to your feedback on our staff service improvements following your next visit with us!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Residence Inn in downtown Salt Lake City, The staff was very friendly and helpful in our request. We loved the location for the restaurants and shopping in downtown. The breakfast was one of the best we have had while on our trip. The price was very competitive for the downtown area.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank French S
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Michelle D, General Manager at Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Our team has been very focused on improving the breakfast experience so they were thrilled to hear your feedback! Thank you! Hope to see you again soon.
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Pittsford, New York
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This property is walkable convenient to the sites of downtown Salt Lake City and also close to the Union Pacific Gateway Center for entertainment and shopping.
Walkable are a variety of eateries that Salt Lake City is providing for the coveted urban professionals, boomer couples and those wanting the various different culinary treats of a big city. No finishing up a renovation, the rooms are modern, the free breakfast bountiful and convenient, there is even an outdoor pool that stays sunsplashed outdoors in SLC's mild outdoor clime. Overall a good and enjoyable stay. the surrounding neighborhood has gone through the seedy to respectable transition in a relaxed and open manner.

Overall a find property, convenient and friendly.

Room Tip: It's away from freeways so there is no particular orientation preferred. From geography, the up...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank BZT
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Michelle D, General Manager at Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Thank you for your feedback! We are excited about the completion of our beautiful renovation, and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I can't believe this is actually a Marriott. At booking, we requested a pet free room. When we checked in and confirmed that our room was a pet free room, the hotel clerk said that she had no way of knowing--they never keep track. She did tell us that the rooms were recently remodeled so we should be okay. The room was nice. However the ceilings must be made of cardboard. We heard the people above us (talking, music, sliding things across the floor) until 4:00 am. We did contact the front desk about 11:30 pm. I am not sure whether or not they attempted to fix the problem but it didn't seem like it. When we went to the free breakfast, it was less than adequate quality. What should have been hot--was cold and if it was supposed to be cold, it was warm. Also, the chairs were so beat up, worn, and paint scaped off--again simply surprising that this would be seen at a Marriott. We ended up leaving and went to the Hilton Garden Inn for breakfast. The Residence Inn was in the middle of a remodel. Perhaps things are better now. A Marriott Courtyard is right across the parking lot. That might be better.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank PLBL
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Michelle D, General Manager at Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. In the last month not only have we made great progress on our extensive renovation, but we have also gone through a management change. I believe during your stay our breakfast was being served and prepared in a temporary location while renovations on our dining area were completed. We are pleased to say that the new dining area is complete and beautiful! We have hired a lot of great new employees that we are working to get trained. I am confident that your next visit to the Residence Inn SLC - City Center will deliver the expectations we both expect from the Marriott brand.
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Just did two nite business junkit in what was obviously a recently remodeled 1 bedroom suite, close to 500sf in my estimation. I usually stay way north (Ogden) or south (Sandy) of SLC, but this time wanted to sample the downtown "City Center" especially since I was holed-up in town alone with an extra night.

If you're looking for a romantic boutique experience, or resort-like pampering, there are obviously better options, e.g., Kimpton Monaco. And of course, if you're chasing brand loyalty or points, Hilton, Sheraton, and Best Western all have properties in the immediate vicinity. Otherwise I found my stay better than the modest nightly tarriff, albeit there are a few warts as the hotel is still going through renovations.

The PLUSES: great location, very close to freeway access, and to park your car free and huff about town. Great Steakhouses, Japanese, Italian, Pubs and Comfort Food abound just a few blocks away.....and YES, this IS City Center so expect an occasional panhandler or vagrant to come across your path-- no worse than any major downtown IMHO. Family kitchen accoutrements with full size cook top, dishwasher, and reefer, plus microwave and coffee maker too. Two brand new flatscreens with good reception and channel selection. Excellent bedding, contemporary furniture with chaise and sofa bed in the living area, and ample-sized workstation with plenty outlets everywhere. WiFi was good, albeit a $4.95 daily charge is a bit tacky.

The DEMERITS: room renovations could have made more efficient use of the space-- the shower and toilet are on top of each other despite having ample room to spread them or even install a shower. The single vanity is in the sleeping space, which actually works better for couples, but could have easily been a double with relocating the closet to another corner of the room, which was left stark and without furniture. Same quip about the living area.....huge, stark area could've been better utilized and was left without furniture-- or since this is an extended stay property, an in-room washer/dryer would fit nicely. And yes the HVAC fan coil in the room is very noisey, especially given it is a new piece of equipment. Fortunately temps were moderate enough I did not use it that much. Lastly, free breakfast was unremarkable.....but there is a Denny's around the corner as a better option.

Otherwise the front staff was helpful, albeit quirky at times....and you can find just about anything you need within a short stroll with post office, hair salon, and liquor store very close. I would stay here again for business travel-- it is solid value for its price point.

TIP1: Dinner at VALTER'S OSTERIA just about a block down Broadway is a MUST for foodies.....EXCELLENT service, EXPANSIVE wine list, and DELICIOUS food. MILLE GRAZIE, Valter, for one of the best meals I had since Sicily!

TIP2: EBORN BOOKS on South Main is the a throwback GEM consignment outlet.....has a coffee shop in it too. Absolutely another must for all bibliophiles of any era.

TIP3: RUTH'S CRIS (next to Hilton) has a great bar menu with some real tasty choices....their mixologists are cranking out great libations too.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from ongoing construction, especially if you are a late sleeper, or plan to hang...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Joe C
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Property: Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown
Address: 285 West Broadway, (300 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (Formerly Residence Inn Salt Lake City - City Center)
Location: United States > Utah > Salt Lake City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Business Hotel in Salt Lake City
#26 Family Hotel in Salt Lake City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 189
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Residence Inn City Center
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