Marriott Salt Lake City University Park
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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. ...
... while everyone else cheers. Have a look at youtube.
The speed limits on highways seem to be 70mph here. We were doing about 80mph generally and were quite often being passed on Highway 191 (it’s name is the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway) between Moab and Wellington.
Stopped at Wellington for a break, gas and a drink. It started to rain, so on with the wet weather gear and head towards Salt Lake City for the night, winding through ...
... and an awful smell all around. The place is very fascinating, but much better reading about it on Wiki than standing next to the smelly stuff.
Lisa was about to show me how the salt made a crust over some water when I stepped onto it. Luckily not deep, but what it lacked in depth, it made up for in flies. As soon as that crust broke it was like a horror movie, with flies coming out everywhere. Lisa ...
well peeps what can I say, Yellowstone National Park was truely awesome. We saw a grizzly bear, bison, a blad headed eagle, a baby bear, old faithful geyser and soo much more, if any of you ever get the chance to go, THEN GO, the place is magical.
We left Yellowstone just before lunch time yesterday and made the 6 hour drive back to Salt Lake, the Amtrak train was running over an hour late so we had ...
... was a series of humps the riders had to go over but they actually fly off the first hump and then just sail over the rest. Finals is this Saturday and still can't figure out the best viewing spot. Its like watching a car race live - can only see the cars for a small part of the course. Best to watch on TV but then it doesn't have that live atmosphere. The village here is gearing up for this Saturday - lots of food/drink stalls being set up to supply ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Salt Lake City University Park
Standard business hotel
This plain-jane hotel is comfortable but not luxurious. Rooms are big but plain, small closets, no fans in bathrooms. Gym is merely a few pieces of cardio and some weights.
Location is good for getting around Univ of Utah campus via their free shuttle, but a good 30 minute+ walk to "lower" campus.
Biggest reason to stay here: an incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Even for Utah, these people were friendly and concerned about a guest's wellbeing. For example, even though the food room on the concierge floor was closed, the staff on the floor volunteered to find--and brought me--hot water for my tea when I asked if any was available.
We stayed at this hotel as it was our "Team" hotel for the NCAA Men's Basketball Regionals at the Huntsman Center. The hotel was very convenient to get to the Arena but not convenient to get downtown to the restaurants and bars.
We stayed one night at the hotel. The bed was awesome and gave us a very nice night's sleep. Room was spacious and tastefully decorated. The toileteries were very good quality. Hotel was very quiet and front desk staff really helpful and courteous.
Very solid Hotel
Stayed there w/ a group on business and we thewn visited Park City. Nice bedding, very clean, helpful front desk. No nearby restaurants unless you have car. restaurant good on site- nothing special. very solid Marriott w/ few frills.
This place is not bad if you have a car to get around.
The front desk was helpful whenever I called for anything. They knew the area well and were able to give quick directions to my destination. The interior of the hotel is quite nice and it's construction allows you to see outside and throughout the inside very well. I was there during conference weekend and the hotel wasn't very packed, which was good and that kept the price reasonable, $85.00 a night.
Good staff, OK Rooms
Don't get me wrong, this is a nice hotel. But if I were to stay in Salt Lake City again, I would stay in the Marriott City Center. That hotel had a much better location, and the rooms were much bigger.
The University Park hotel was a nice property with friendly staff, but I would prefer the Marriott City Center for sure.
Visited 5-10-05 to 5-12-05. I like this hotel. It is very convenient and the service is both friendly and excellent.
All around Great Hotel
This hotel is great in all areas:rooms, service, accomodations, location...you name it, its great.