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Hotel RL By Red Lion Salt Lake City
Ranked #57 of 75 Hotels in Salt Lake City
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Ann Arbor MI
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91 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great staff, nice location”
Reviewed October 12, 2011

I wanted a downtown hotel with on-site parking so we could spend the few hours we were going to have in SLC as efficiently as possible, and the Red Lion filled the bill. For a hotel of this price the room decor is just the tiniest bit dated some things a little worn, but everything was clean and in working condition, the bathroom included (which is often where hotels seem to have the hardest time keeping up appearances). The staff were very welcoming and happy to answer all the questions we had, offering helpful information without being asked.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Erik G, Manager at Hotel RL By Red Lion Salt Lake City, responded to this review, October 14, 2011
Thank you very much for leaving your feedback! We've enjoyed the overwhelming positive response we have received since the updates to our hotel. We are particularly glad that you enjoyed interacting with our amazing staff. We take a lot of pride in hiring great people.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2011

Hotel was centrally located for our needs (family). Staff was extremely courteous and caring about the needs of their guests. Parking availability was minimal and could be improved upon. Minor construction was onging on the property site but did not impede safety and comfort of the guests.
Staff was extremely willing to provide transportation to any restaurant their guests desired. Rooms and linens were clean, although somewhat worn in appearance. Proximity of free transportation using Trax light rail to downtown historic sites was a plus. Special occasion/promotion rates for entire family and wedding guests was a bonus.
We didn't particularly need Wi-Fi or any special electronic gadgets. Breakfast accommodations were good, but other meals in the restaurant tended to be too spicy for our tastes and overpriced for what was presented.
One elevator seemed to have problems with the door opening prematurely so we tended not to use it.
This was our first visit to Salt Lake City so we were pleased with our hotel choice.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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atlanta,ga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2011

I was hesitant to stay here but found it quite nice. All the staff were helpful and pleasant. The room was decorated nicely and was clean. Convenient to Temple Square either by foot or the free light rail. Only complaint: Noise! We stayed in room 344. The bar was very loud with people screaming and laughing and then in the am a tour bus started up under our window. Ask for higher rooms.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Erik G, Manager at Hotel RL By Red Lion Salt Lake City, responded to this review, October 5, 2011
Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy that your experience was a great one. The bar has been closed for 2 months now, so noise has not typically been an issue. People do enjoy congregating at the entry way, however...so I assume this is probably what you might have heard. If this happens in the future, we would love to take care of it as it is in the best interest of all our guests to have a good night's sleep. Just dial "0" and we'll take care of the rest! Thanks so much for making us a part of your experience in Salt Lake City, and we look forward to having you again in the future!
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

I enjoyed my stay. I was on the 11th floor and there was no noise even though I was near the elevator. The sky bar is no longer open. My ony complaint is that the WIFI is definitely not high speed. Also would have been nice to have a free breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

As far as hotels go this is alright, it's a older hotel, the rooms are nice, the beds were great, the second pillow was handy. The free wifi was great, the large flat screen tv worked well, had a meal down stairs in the dinner food was great. On the down side buses loading at 5:50am below your room was not good please either move the buses away or turn off their engines idling the engine for 15 min wasn't nice. Overall I had a great time and would stay here again just not on the side where the buses load and drop off.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Erik G, Manager at Hotel RL By Red Lion Salt Lake City, responded to this review, September 17, 2011
Thank you so much for your feedback! We are pleased that people are recognizing the progress and improvements we have made. We really do listen to the needs of our guests and have put in a lot of effort to deliver a quality product with excellent service.
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Portland,OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2011

I was a little concerned after reading some of the reviews, even tried to change my reservation but had,booked a nonrefundable rate. We were quite happy with our one night stay. The room was spacious, we had a refrigerator, nice tv. The bed was comfortable. It was an easy walk to Temple Square, had a beautiful view of the moon over the mountains. All in all...no complaints.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2011

Adequate base to stay while in Salt Lake City. My room was cleaned every day, front desk was friendly. Decor is a little dated but other wise good place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Erik G, Manager at Hotel RL By Red Lion Salt Lake City, responded to this review, September 16, 2011
Thank you for visiting us! We appreciate you leaving your feedback on our hotel. We do our best to find out how we can improve our hotel for our guests and implement change that will have a meaningful impact. You mentioned the decor in the room looks a little dated. What could we change to help the room look better? Thanks in advance for your added feedback.
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Property: Hotel RL By Red Lion Salt Lake City
Address: 161 W 600 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2702
Location: United States > Utah > Salt Lake City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Salt Lake City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel RL By Red Lion Salt Lake City 3*
Number of rooms: 394
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Utah's state capitol, our downtown Salt Lake City hotel is ideal for groups of urban adventurers or intrepid solo travelers-anyone looking to experience the area like an SLC native. Welcome to the brand new Hotel RL Salt Lake City. Guests can make themselves at home with our great on-site amenities and satisfy their wanderlust with the sights and sounds of the city. Grab a cup of artisanal coffee from the on-site Victrola Coffee Roasters and help yourself to a free bike rental for an eco-friendly way to explore nearby attractions. Uniquely positioned near Temple Square, our hotel in Salt Lake City offers unrivaled access to this thriving city. Discover the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, check out the views from the Ensign Peak Hiking Trail, or learn about the cosmos at Clark Planetarium. In the evening you can catch a show at the Living Stage, our recently launched on-site venue featuring local artists and performers. Sit back and swap stories with other guests while you enjoy the laid-back atmosphere. These unique facilities, along with our prime location and comfortable accommodations, make Hotel RL an ideal starting point for your Salt Lake City adventure. THE LIVING STAGE From lectures to performances to hands-on demonstrations, the Living Stage at Hotel RL invites people from all walks of life to share their knowledge and passion for community awareness, health, creativity, and innovation. Designed to ignite conversations and promote a deeper understanding of the world around us, The Living Stage incorporates authors, artists, musicians, community leaders, local start-ups and more. PROJECT WAKE-UP-CALL We believe everyone deserves to sleep with a roof over his or her head. That's why we started Project Wake Up Call, a philanthropic initiative to help end homelessness one new hotel opening at a time. Learn more about Project Wake Up Call and our Salt Lake City partner: The Road Home. ... more   less 
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