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This downtown Salt Lake City hotel is 4 blocks from the Salt Palace Convention Center, 6 blocks south of Temple Square, and 3 miles from the University of Utah. Also nearby are the Family History Library and the Energy Solutions Arena. The Red Lion Hotel is located within 75 minutes of 13 different ski resorts while Park City's world-class skiing is 31 miles away. Ski lessons and equipment rental are both available nearby.
Located on the top floor, the Charcoal Room Restaurant commands panoramic views of the city. Specialties include steak and seafood. The casual Café Olympus serves American favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An outdoor pool is open seasonally, and a spa tub is open year-round. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. The Red Lion also offers complimentary transportation to and from the airport, local shopping center, and around downtown. Luggage storage is available at the hotel.
Smoke-free guestrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and city or mountain views. Rooms also include complimentary wireless Internet access, satellite TV, and coffee/tea makers. Desks come with ergonomic chairs. Electronic checkout is available. Pets are accepted with a surcharge.
Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per stay
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Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per stay
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Temple Square’s six-spired Salt Lake Temple is the heart of the Mormon church. This ten acre site includes The Tabernacle, home to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Nearby, EnergySolutions Arena hosts the NBA Utah Jazz. Light rail connects downtown with the University of Utah, which sits at the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Other area highlights include the Utah State Capitol and Trolley Square.see all hotels in Salt Lake City
I liked the ease of finding the motel. The beds were comfortable, but the closet doors wouldn't even roll to open.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
there was a real draft in our room. we had our 3 month old with us and he didn't sleep well at all because of the cold. we had the heat up too, but it didn't seem to matter. The ice machine on our floor and the floor above were both broken too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Fine place to stay for a business trip but I wouldn't recommend for vacation lodging. The phone speed dial options included The Sky Bar. We called to ask about hours & were told it closed 2 years ago. The only food options were room service (minimal menu), the hotel diner & the lounge which looked more like where other hotel chains serve free breakfast. […] There wasn't anything great about the room except the comfortable bed. The shower was energy efficient meaning low pressure. No fan in the bathroom. The tv only had a few channels and no premium or pay per view options. It took at least 15 minutes to check in for our prepaid room & at check out when I was simply turning in my key, there was one staff person and three guests (waiting). We stayed one night then moved to The Little America Hotel about one block away. It was a much better hotel with outstanding service, food and other amenities. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Room, Dated Appearance in Lobby and Hallways"
I enjoyed the room accommodations. Bed was comfortable and the room was updated and clean. Hallways and lobby were dated, ice-machine looked rough, but otherwise all was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"not as expected"
We have stayed at many hotels in Salt Lake and this was the most disappointing. We tried it because it had several star rating. We requested a dryer replacement which never was delivered in three days. We tried the restaurant and the food was not satisfactory (did not eat it). The reception on the local major news channel was the worst of all the channels. […] It appeared to be a bus tourist destination. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown We appreciate you taking the time to comment about your stay with us as your feedback is important when providing our guests excellent service. I apologize that the hotel was less than you expected in comparison to other local hotels. Please be assured that we will be speaking with our staff regarding your hair dryer not being replaced and the poor quality of food in our restaurant. We do hope that we will have the opportunity to serve you better during your next visit.
Good stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was a great room, for a great price and so close to the trolley that we never had to move our vehicle our entire weekend!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nothing fancy but the price was right and the bed was very comfortableGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Will never stay at this hotel, and if your smart you won't either. I paid in advance for 4 days. When I arrived they had no room for me, there excuse was there was a convention in town. I said that is not my problem, I paid in advance. Then all of a sudden they came up with a room, when I went up to the room it was occupied by a man, I was very embarrassed […] . When I went to the front desk told them what happened they said oh I'm sorry would you like a bottle of water, I said Are you kidding me. Then they said here is another room,I go to that one, it smells bad and the vent for the air conditioner was rattling so bad, I just left the room and told the front desk you need someone to fix the vent and give me my money back. So 1:00 am in the morning I'm looking for another hotel that is when I found the Hyatt. Best hotel to stay at in Utah Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown We appreciate you taking the time to comment about your recent stay with us. We would like to apologize for the inconveniences you experienced upon check in and that your room had a bad odor. We certainly understand why that would have an effect on the quality of your stay and would also like to apologize for our staff not being more accommodating. We value you as a guest and we are always looking for ways to enhance our guest experience. Please be assured that this will be addressed accordingly with our staff. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to have the opportunity to better serve you on your next visit. Kind Regards
Very nice experienceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Doesn't look like pictures!!!"
The staff was very friendly, however the hotel room was a little mildewy/closed up smelling. The photos on the Internet look very nice. However we reserved the "Premium King" and our room was not very nice. I'm not going to stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown Thank you for taking the time to comment about your recent visit to Red Lion Salt Lake Downtown. We do appreciate the mention regarding our friendly staff and hope you had a wonderful time in the city. Of course, your displeasure with the room did not go unnoticed, and we apologize for that. Should you decide to give us another try, we would be happy to find a room more to your liking on your next visit. Have a wonderful day, and thanks again for your valuable feedback!
"Nice hotel - good location"
I booked a king room - but, it was not available when I arrived. We were offered a Queen room. Hotel is in a good location - close to I-15.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel needs some work"
Well when I first entered the room I thought it was nice and roomy, and that it had a good layout. Then I went to use the shower. First it took some effort getting the bathroom door closed, then the shower curtain was horrible and seemed like it needed replaced, then the shower head was either a torture device with it's stinging amount of pressure, […] or a water fountain squirting on you the other way. There was no inbetween. When I got out of the shower, I couldn't open the old painted over bathroom door without practically ripping it out of the latch. After drying off, I decided to look out the balcony, which was extremely tiny, only to find out the door to the balcony had been screwed and caulked shut. Later on I turned the AC down a little bit and went to get some food. When I came back, the AC vent was leaking all over my things. The next morning at 0800 housekeeping knocked on my door. Who sends housekeeping so early when checkout is noon? I wanted to sleep in. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We value your feedback about your recent stay as it helps us improve our service offering. Based on your experience, we know right where to start. Please accept our sincere apology for the difficulties you encountered in the room. We fully intend all aspects of the room, including the shower and the air-conditioner, to relax our guests, not torment them. And we certainly do not want to disturb our guests while they are sleeping--after all, ensuring a comfortable stay is our promise. We regret these inconveniences and are committed to never repeating them. Again, we appreciate your remarks and wish you well in all future travels.
"Average to below average stay."
Lobby, restaurant and workout facilities appear to be recently remodeled. However, room was very dated and extremely noisy during the night . . . intermittent equipment noises . . . like something in the venting or pipes. Also, tile grout in bath/shower was not particularly clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown We are Red Lion Salt Lake Downtown look forward to hearing from our guests, and your comments are no exception. Like you, we enjoy our close proximity to downtown and the incredible views afforded from many of our guests rooms. We're also pleased you enjoyed many of the services offered at the hotel. We do apologize for any disturbances you experienced due to any equipment noise, and we will make every effort to pinpoint any noise and remove it. We will also put more elbow grease into any areas that need extra scrubbing. Thank you from all of us for your feedback. Your comments will go far in our efforts to provide a better experience. Have a wonderful day, and we hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again.
There were holes in our ceiling, 4 patched holes, one hole. It lookes as if flood had happened above us. We could also hear the elevator and the DING every time it stopped on our floor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good pet friendly room"
This hotel is in the mid to budget range. Its convenient to downtown and to the U of U. The staff was very nice. The room and furniture are a bit long in the tooth. Breakfast is better then average and does the trick. Right across the street is a local coffee specialty shop that has very good coffee. There is access to a very large parking lot across […] the street with lots of green space for walking the dog around the block. If you book expecting a budget experience it will be pleasing. If you book expecting more then you will do better else where. Its a good value for the price paid. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not special, but ok."
Room is good size, beautiful view from the 11th floor, but one of the elevators smelled urine and was like that for at least 3 days. The shuttle guy said he could give us a ride to the temple square and we waited for 10 min. and he came and said he could't. I wish he could have said no at first.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel but DO NOT eat at red's diner!!!"
We had fun in salt lake and injoyed the room but our experience at Red's Diner was the terrible and ruined our stay at The Red Lion.We will never stay at this hotel again!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown We greatly appreciate you feedback regarding your recent visit at Red Lion Salt Lake Downtown, and we are happy to know you had a pleasurable time in Salt Lake and approved of the room accommodations. Of course, we were hoping for a home run and can only imagine the extent of your disappointment in our dining establishment. Please accept our apology for this low point described in your review. You are entitled to the best, and we want to deliver the best—regrettably, we made the opposite impression. Please know that we are sharing your comments with the entire staff with the commitment to never repeat the mistakes you mentioned. While your experience at Red’s Diner was an overshadowing one, we trust that the highlights of your trip will also linger on. Thank you again for your comments, and have a wonderful day!
"Even for discount places this flunks"
Sagging tired mattresses, no soap or shampoo, awful food, everything done on the cheapGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown We value each and every one of our guests and I truly apologize that we failed to provide you the best possible service during your stay. We are very displeased to see that your mattress was not very comfortable and that you were not supplied with the appropriate toiletries. I want to assure you that these issues will be addressed accordingly with our staff. Thank you for your feedback you are a valued guest and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you better service in the near future!
The staff, especially the shuttle drivers, were very helpful and courteous. The problem was with the room maintenance. The cold water tap in the sink kept falling off, the bathroom door stuck so badly you had to put your shoulder into it for it to open and one of the bedside lamps wouldn't work because of a faulty electrical outlet. The other strange […] thing was that the closet rod was at waste level (as if for wheelchair access) so my dresses were on the floor. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Affordable. Clean and nice for the price. Very easy to find.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Unfriendly staff, poor room, not staying again"
Found price to be acceptable on Expedia however when I checked into the hotel at 10:00 p.m. I was tired, was given a room on floor, overlooking garbage and gas station, no privacy, never asked if I would prefer a room on another floor with more privacy -- couldn't open curtains as anyone walking along street could see me floor to ceiling. Loud, felt […] unsafe and felt I was not given the option to stay in a proper location within this large facility. Lady at desk complain to her co-work, didn't greet me and didn't care. Sorry Red Lion -- you lost a customer Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown We value each and every one of our guests and I truly apologize that we failed to provide you the best possible service when you arrived at our hotel. We are very displeased to see that there were some areas of concern regarding the location of your guest room and we will certainly address your concerns with our staff. Thank you for your feedback you are a valued guest and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you better service in the near future!
Hotel is fine, it was clean and the beds were comfy. It is a little ragged around the edges, worn areas on the doors and such. the area around the hotel appears to be on the decline.Genuine Expedia guest review
"would for sure stay again"
very friendly staff even though they were very busy. The a/c unit in our room made such a racket we finally turned it off completely. comfy room and bedding.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Didn't feel at home"
I didn't feel at home I would have stayed some other place and I got the handy cap room that made it feel badGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us about your recent stay. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we deeply apologize that the service fell short of expectation. Our objective is to make every room as comfortable as possible for all our guests. My only hope is we made every effort to move you to a room more to your liking after learning of your preferences. If not, please accept our apology. We would like the opportunity to welcome you again in the near future , and we are confident your next experience will be a positive one. Definitely let us know of any special requests, and we will do our best to fulfill them. Best wishes to you, and have a wonderful day.
"Somewhat dated facility"
Facility is dated, but is kept clean. Restaurant is very old and noisy. We do not recommend eating there. Good location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Tiny but comfortable."
Very cramped for what's called a "deluxe king". Bed was comfy but the parking was horrible. They lock most of the back doors at sunset. They told us this after we got stuck and had to walk around the entire building at night. We managed but I would have been terrified if I was alone. The only quick food source was a bar on site. Not suitable for a quick […] dinner after a long day driving. They just looked at us annoyed when we were trying to ask about a place to eat near by. Then I had to ask about the door situation, while holding my fast food box of leftovers. The girl up front actually sneered at me and my box. Dude, I don't need your attitude, I've been on the road for the last 12 hours. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to seedy part of town"
Pulled in & was surrounded by bikers smoking at the door. Open parking lot that anyone can use. Didn't feel safe there. Confronted by vagabond when I left (or a pan handles). Room service was ok but food wasn't & they forgot part of my order. Toilet was slow flushing. The bathroom was built for a child. Counter/toilet were very low. For someone who […] might have terrible knees, it would present a problem. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown Thank you for taking the time to comment about your recent stay. We greatly appreciate these opportunities to get to know you and our other guests better. You mentioned our biker friends from Australia—they caught the attention of a lot of people on their US cross-country trip. They were a happy bunch, and we hope their exuberance didn’t cause too much bother. As for the panhandler…please accept our apology for that unwelcomed encounter. We (our security staff and the entire team) do our best to shield our guests from any unpleasantness or discomfort, and we regret that you were approached in the manner you described. Please know that we do take measures to avoid such incidents and we will certainly be more vigilant. Apologies are also in order for the less than satisfying food and oversight on your order. We will naturally share your experience with our Food & Beverage department in an effort to prevent these mistakes in the future. Again, thank you for sharing your comments—they will go far in helping us create a memorable experience for each and every guest. We wish you a wonderful day and do hope that you will give us another try on your next visit to Salt Lake City.
"Good for under a hundred"
Good location, clean room,,,diner was nothing to write home about and if u can get it for the ninety nine rate is a good deal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great - Would stay here again"
The hotel is located just south of downtown center, which is nice for what we were doing. Clean room, comfy bed, friendly staff and a small, but welcoming lobby.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel to stay, close to a lot of attractions."
Very friendly staff, room clean. Services available at hotel were excellent.Genuine Expedia guest review
We went swimming with our grandson and our son in the pool which clean, quaint, and comfortable!! A little cold, but it felt ok with the heat from that day. The patio furniture was very nice!! We ordered room service and the delivery was prompt and we received everything we ordered and needed. Was a bit pricey but convenient!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel staff very accomodating and flexible."
Rooms are nice, hotel has all amenities; including gym, restrauant and lounge.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not clean Broke bathroom"
It is not clean. Has old pluming. We had to change room for broken bathroom.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown We value each and every one of our guests and I truly apologize that we failed to provide you the best possible service. We are very displeased to see that there were some areas of concern regarding cleanliness in your guest room and I do apologize that you had to move to a different room. Thank you for your feedback you are a valued guest and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you better service in the near future!
"Convenient location but zero charm."
If you're looking for a cheaper stay in downtown, this is your place. That said, everything looks old and outdated. The moldings on the doors are chewed up and coming off, the fixtures are tarnished and unclean. The balcony sliding glass door in my room was foggy and when I tried to open it, it took considerable effort (and I'm a big guy). The workstation […] was thrown together, it's as if they were told put a desk, chair, lamp, and painting in the room and the person who put them in there dumped the items into the corner. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was clean, the people were nice and always willing to help. The laundry room was clean and well maintained. The pool was clean and safe to have kids around. The in-house gym was great, clean and up to date.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient if you stay at downtown area"
we booked hotel in quite short time so most of hotels are expensive but Red lion has a reasonable price at the time and rating is not bad. I saw some people complained that they were assigned a room to the elevator and it is quite noisy, and unfortunately I got the same room. I talked to staff at front desk and they changed the room for the next day. […] All I can say is if you get a right room, then it will be nothing else I can complain. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
They did not clean room well. Trash from garbage can was on floor after servicing room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The area in which the hotel is in attracts a lot of pan handlers. Once we got there cop cars were there asking people to leave and this seem to go on throughout our stay. See enough of this in LA and don't want to see on vacation.Genuine Expedia guest review
"okay, not great."
We could hear the wind whirring outside out floor to ceiling window, (window was nice other than that). The maid took out our used towels and did not replace them. Had to call house keeping. Fridge didn't work in room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"soso hotel in the downtown area"
Staff is friendly. however the facilities are sort of old.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown Thank you for your thoughts and for acknowledging our friendly staff! We think highly of them and are happy to know that others share in this sentiment. We are also partial to our building, and we try to give it the TLC it deserves. The good news is we will be updating the property to make it even more welcoming and give it a fresh look. We certainly hope you will enjoy the improvements on your next visit. Again, we greatly appreciate your kind words. Have a wonderful day!
"Great views from a non functioning room."
The tub did not hold water, the sink didn't drain. The balcony door wouldn't open, the ac wouldn't cool the room. The maintenance person was terribly overworked, and had no patience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel near Temple Square"
Stayed one night and felt very relaxed and safe. Staff was excellent.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice, clean hotel"
Hotel could use some updating but is very clean and staff was wonderful.Genuine Expedia guest review
Our room (bed, chair, TV, bathroom, and such) were all very comfortable. The bed for sure. We came to Salt Lake City a few days before our Spartan Run to acclimate to the elevation and the hotel definitely helped with that. I also liked that it was close enough to the downtown area that we could walk. Also very close to public transportation. We had […] a rental car, but we didn't use it much. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, great staff"
Great location for viewing the sites in downtown SLC. The staff was helpful, courteous and professional. After coming from the mountains and "quaint" accomodations, the Red Lion was like an oasis.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Pleasant hotel, just off the Traxx line."
Airport transportation was easy and prompt, only about a ten minute ride from SLC. The hotel is welcoming with a large pleasant lobby, sitting areas and a cafe'. The quasi-concierge/transportation position was always filled and the staff was friendly and prompt. The elevators were easily accessed and actually have room for more than three people! Room […] access was easy (the key worked first time) and upon entry everything seemed in order. After a couple days of use I have nothing negative to report other than as usual in most hotels the A/C unit struggled mid-day during 97* temperatures, but the room stayed 'comfortable' regardless. The sliding door onto the patio was almost impossible to open without a mano a mano struggle... Otherwise having to hold the toilet handle down through the entire flush cycle was the only other flaw I noticed. Yes, a first world problem, but it was annoying. To compensate, the shower was excellent. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very clean, in good repair with a comfortable bedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avoid the Restaurant "Reds""
There is a smell in the hallways and the on-site restaurant "Reds" is disgusting. I had a few bites of the chicken pot pie and my stomach wasn't right for almost a week.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean and friendly"
Overall I was happy with my stay at Red Lion. The hotel is dog friendly and the staff was helpful when asked for info. We had to get the maintenance person to take the bolt off the sliding patio door so we could open it for some fresh air. I was surprised that it wasn't functioning properly when we first checked in. Also the outside of the windows really […] could use a good cleaning, could hardly see the view with all the years of grime accumulated. Also I think that the front desk staff could have offered us a better room for our stay since we did have my dog. We got our room right next to the elevators and the ice machine so that my dog was constantly growling and barking at noises out the door. Pet friendly should mean a quieter room so that me and my dog wouldn't be interrupted constantly with people going by. Should have put us at the end of the hallway or something, I know I'll ask for that next time. The food was good at the café and the lobby and grounds were clean and well kept. Had a good time on vacation and hope to visit again in the future. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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