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Deze nacht niet echt top geslapen, het was erg vochtig in de kamer en San had last van de koelkast die iedere keer aansprong. Dus het ontbijt heb ik even gehaald bij de Breakfastroom om vervolgens gewoon lekker op het gemak te ontbijten.
Vandaag hadden we het plan gevat om laat uit te checken omdat we toch niet ver hoefden te rijden naar …
Gisterenavond hadden we aan de concierge een plattegrondje gevraagd van downtown Salt Lake City en wat de highlights zijn.We kregen zoveel tips dat we gemakkelijk drie dagen hadden kunnen vullen:-)
Dus vandaag gingen we op zoek naar een stukje culturele kennis EN shoppen!!
Het hotel waar we in zaten, bleek precies in de zone te …
We have meandered today. Day of relaxing really. Tootled around the Main Street pottering in the shops. An afternoon stroll and then a leisurely drive up through the hills to the ski resorts. Stunning scenery. Fall is just beginning, the trees are starting to turn. The sun is out and the light wind is bringing an autumnal chill. ...
... same road we pulled over and waited for them so we could cheer them on and take their photos.
The guys needed to study the plants up close and personal so it was some time later when we pulled into the car park of the visitor centre only to be met by the same tourists – all Japanese and not able to speak English. All they wanted to do was have their photos with the guys – each and every one of them, all excited, swapping hats, posing beside ...
... to bed – as we have a busy day the next day! Vegas Baby! Yeah!
We got up and went to Walmart to buy some more provisions for Vegas, as we know we'll be in a tourist trap and don’t want to be caught out by having to pay stupid prices. I also got a Camelback for our trip on the bike, as one needs to keep hydrated.
Back in the car, we went to the Great Salt Lake. True, it is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Little America Hotel Salt Lake City
This hotel is very varied in the guest experience it provides. As the other reivews suggest, the quality is very different depending on what part of the hotel you stay in, the main tower building or the low rises on the outskirts of the property. We ended up in one of the outside rooms, which were really large but were a little inconvenient. The furniture is kind of old, but nice, kind of like visiting a friend's house. However, the old fashioned radio in the nightstand did not work in our room. Also, it was a little confusing where our room was on the large property and the front desk agent was pretty unhelpful in giving us directinos. Also, there was no elevator in our building and we needed to lug our furniture up the stairs.
Good not great
While we did enjoy this hotel there were some things that could have been better. The carpets needed to be cleaned. The rooms need to be painted. They were painting the halls while we were there and it was a bit inconveneinant. The rooms were starting to wear but they were big. The pool was fun but crowded. It is nice but I think we will try somewhere else next time. I was told they had a great Sunday brunch but there were lines before it even opened and it was $25 per person cash only.
Like Staying at your Grandma's...In A Good Way
This is a huge complex. The tower is more a hotel...while other parts were motor courtish. Free parking was nice. The hotel is very well kept up. The furnishings were like you might find in your Grandma's house. Certainly not trendy....lots of flower patterns and a crazy chandelier, and a big 31" console tv, which I didn't even know they still sold. The beds rocked! Very comfortable. If you want hip/kool, go somewhere else, maybe the Monaco where we stayed last year. If you want a nice, comfortable experience, stay here in the tower. The tower suite (if that is what they call it) was huge and had plenty of room for two slobby guy skiers. Walk to the pubs and restaurants from here. Squatter's is especially recommended unless you don't drink (alcohol).
Our garden room was beautifully decorated, and spacious, and the beds very comfortable. We dined in the main restaurant and I had the best Prime Rib that I've had in years and it was very reasonably price. My only regret was that we could not stay longer.
This visit to Little America followed shortly on the heels of a visit to a hotel in San Antonio and the experiences couldn't have been more different.
We stayed in a garden room- very misleading that this was a hotel--we were in the motel section. Whoever gave them 4 stars didn't see our room. First the sink wouldn't drain, the toilet wouldn't stop flushing, there was a centipede in the tub, hair and blood on the sheets. When we complained about this, they moved us to a new room and said they would give us a 25% discount on only the first night. On checking out, this discount was not given to us. find somewhere else to stay.
This was our first trip to Salt Lake City. We would most certainly stay here on ANY further trips!! The lobby is grand and the shops were full of unique items that were reasonably priced. We arrived Sunday afternoon just in time for a magnificent Sunday brunch: fresh crab legs, shrimp, crepes made to order, huge salad selections, breakfast items, & lunch items..while a baby grand piano was being played and with excellent buffet service!! It was worth the price of $25/person. The rooms could not have been more lovely - spacious and really pretty. We stayed in 1404 with an incredible view of the mountains. The bath room is also spacious with a very large tub. There was a delightful turndown service every evening, involving a chocolate & warm robe. The indoor/outdoor pool and jacuzzi caused us to buy swimsuits at the hotel shop and we enjoyed a trip to the pool everyday. The ladies locker room & warm sauna was also sparkling and filled with all the amenities, big towels, hair dryers, etc. They also have a large open clean gym. Room service was quick and good also well priced. Even the coffee shop was well staffed, efficient & smiling. Our drive to various mountain ranges was never much more than 30-40 minutes and by staying in town we also enjoyed Temple Square, local ski shops, great shopping malls. Check-in and check-out was quick. I can think of absolutely nothing negative to say, other than....I wish this hotel was available in every city!!!!
From the outside this hotel doesn't look like much, but walk inside and you'll find this place up there with some of the best. I stayed in a Tower room and was pleased overall --- spacious, nice bathroom, clean, and updated. On the other hand, I had several unpleasant experiences on the customer service side. I called the day before check in to confirm my reservation and request a room "away from any noise" because I had to be up for an important business meeting the next morning. When I checked in I was told that request had been honored. Unfortunately after getting off the elevator I only had to walk a couple steps to see my room was right next to it! Needless to say, it was not the quietest of nights hearing the ringing of the elevator bell, people talking, and the mechanics inside. I woke up to a nice view of Salt Lake and the mountains, but my breakfast was lacking. Slow service coupled with a smoked salmon platter served with a blueberry bagel didn't quite make my morning. Come on, who eats smoked salmon on blueberry bagels? All in all, this hotel is worth the cost so there's no complaint from that angle. If they want to compete with the big players in the hotel industry the staff may need some better training.
A Wonderful Hotel!
My room in the Tower was fabulous and lacked for nothing! The bath area was gigantic as was the dressing area (yes, there was a separate dressing area with a sit-down vanity). Two sinks. The room itself was more like a junior suite with 600 square feet of space. Self parking was a pleasure and very convenient. The TRAX trolley stops at the corner and makes this hotel very convenient to the LDS Temple and the downtown area. I wouldn't stay anywhere else but here in SLC!
Little America is the best
Recently spent 2 nights at Little America.
Excellent service from all the staff.
Wonderful coffe shop and great location for visiting downtown SLC.
Close to free TRAX stop.