Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown
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We woke up early this a.m. for our 8 a.m. departure out of Jackson, WY to Salt Lake City, UT. We have a long journey today, a bit over 300 miles. We drove through Idaho, where Kristen pointed out where Butch Cassidy robbed a bank. We made a quick stop to take a picture of a local Mormon tabernacle.
We stopped at the Visitors Center at …
A bit of a sleep in this morning, bags at 7.00am and leave at 8.00am. We went across the road the Starbucks for breakfast, iced coffee and a egg white and sausage wrap for brekky. It's a beautiful morning, warm and glorious. We saw there is a tropical storm heading for the main island of Hawaii, its the first since 1993. I think it should have …
Happy Independence Day! It's the 4th of July! Most of the tour group are decked out in red, white and blue. To celebrate the day our tour director gave us all a little US flag - it's a very patriotic looking bus! The stars represent the 50 states that make up the USA and the 13 stripes signify the 13 original colonies. In addition red represents …
We travelled towards Salt Lake City. Passing an information Centre through the Rockies. We stopped to look out over Logan Canyon and the Blue lake. This is named because the minerals in it cause it to change colour according to the weather. Here we observed a couple of very industrious humming birds at a feeder. They were oblivious of people …
This is our final day of our bus trip. We left Jackson Hole, WY and headed to Salt Lake City, Utah. We had a later start today, 8:30 AM. We drove through many small towns. As soon as you blinked you were through them. Our first stop was a town called Afton, WY. It's claim to fame is the largest antler gateway. It had some statues of bears and cute …
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown Salt Lake City
I checked in at 1:30 pm and never went to the room until I was finished with the things I had planned. I got to the room at 9:45pm, and was very dissapointed. The ceiling had a water stain completely across the ceiling, it was a no smoking room and had butts on the balcony, when the drapes were opened all the way the carped had not been cleaned for a long time, there was all kinds of stuff there. The bathroom was a disaster, there was what looked like mold around the top and bottom of the tub. The grout in the tile floor was black except under the counter. I had ask for a nice room on the top floor and this is what I got. I feel I was ripped of at $114 a night.The desk clerk took a list of things and never even showed concern
Very Happy w/ SLC Red Lion
Friendly staff, clean room, nice view. Great value, close to downtown attractions! Would definitely return (also love the San Deigo Red Lion).
We stayed for four nights 3/6/05-3/10/05. We were very satisfied with our stay.
In SLC area for a Ski trip with some buds. We got a fabulous rate for the Lion on price line. We were looking at $300+ to stay in Park City. Free wireless internet is amazing! My laptop was not equipped with a wireless pc card and the front desk provided both the software and card at no charge. The Sky bar is a nice convenience and there is a ski shop across the road that has discount lift tickets. Great location to both sights in SLC and ski areas, maybe 25 to 45 minutes depending on ski resort. Lobby is nothing special, rooms are average, but well maintained and very clean. Beds are very comfortable and come with four pillows each, a nice touch. Parking is free and close to the hotel. This property is not a Four Seasons, but offers excellent value for your dollar.
Well im sitting in the room writing this review on the free wifi the hotel offers...great room....great location ....great rate.....really really pleased that we booked this hotel....would recommend it to anyone .
My wife and I just returned and I will say I was afraid I made a mistake in picking the Red Lion Hotel. I booked our room before reading the reviews on this site. Then after reading the mixed reviews, I really thought I made a mistake. Well the only mistake I made was believeing all the negative reviews. We found our stay wonderful! We checked in on Wed night (11pm) and our room was on the 2nd floor. Which was fine until we woke up the next morning and looked out our window.
On 2/12/04 we arrived to the Red Lion and went to our room to find it cold as an icebox. We turned the heat on high but it was blowing cold and never heated up. The blankets on the beds were also light so we spent a chilly first night. Day 2 I woke and jumped in the shower. The water was knob was turned as high as it would go and the water remained luke warm. By time the water hit your body it was cold- real quick shower. I then proceeded to dry my hair with a hairdryer and the electricity in the entire room went out. Had to call the front desk to restore power. After a hard day of skiing we came back to the room to shower and the water was actually hot; however, again the electricity went out in the room. Front desk upgraded us to a different room; however, by this time we had our belongings spread around the room and had to pack in partial dark until maintenance came up to fix the electricity once again. On Valentines day in our "upgraded" room we came back to shower and again had problems with the water temperature- ice cold. We had to wait for maintenance to come up to fix and as a result we missed our dinner reservations at Christophers and had to call and cancel. Valentines day dinner was spent at a local brew pub since we were unable to secure another reservation prior to 10PM at night. Needless to say, we will never be staying at the Red Lion Hotel in Salt Lake City again. There is a definate problem with the plumbing and even though te rate was good it's not worth the hassle and aggrevation. Do yourself a favor and book someplace else in Downtown.
Great place to stay
I was afraid to stay there after reading the other reviews, but was pleasantly surprised when i got there. I got a great rate through expedia. It was worth every penny. The rooms were slightly above average but were huge with a sofa. The service was excellant and their shuttle service took us everywhere for free, the lobby was great with my wife spending most nights there next to the big fireplace reading. Highly recommended, i am going again in two weeks but am having trouble getting reservations there because they are sold out. M.M.
The only reason I am not rating this hotel more poorly is because we got a great rate on Priceline of $30 per night.The worse things about the hotel were: It was very noisy in the morning. This hotel is VERY popular with tour buses and we were awaken at 6am every morning to back up beepers on the busses and we were on the 7th floor! This lasted for a few hours each morning.The beds were also the more uncomfortable I had ever slept in. I could feel every spring and there were not extra pillows or blankets in the room.The elevators (which I normally don't care about) were hideous. They stunk, were very poorly decorated and felt like you were under the lights of an operating room.Location was OK. About a 5 block walk to downtown. We could have stayed closer.It did have a good diner for quick meals in the hotel.I would not stay here again, but was OK for only $30 a night.
Hotel was not what we hoped for. Room was smoking when we were reserved for none. Slightly diryt and dated, carpeting an wall paper needed fixing. We also got two beds instead of the ,king we were promised. Not worth it when you have so many other fine choices in Salt Lake.