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The Grand America Hotel 5.0

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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  • Elegant, European decor
  • Beautiful marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, walk-in showers, and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries
  • Lovely indoor and outdoor pools
  • Luxury spa with eucalyptus steam and dry sauna rooms
  • Upscale American cuisine and a sumptuous Sunday brunch at The Garden Cafe
  • La Bonne Vie patisserie, plus afternoon tea service
  • Great location in Downtown Salt Lake City
  • Stunning backdrop of mountains; beautiful city views


  • Most rooms have tube TVs
  • Some aspects of the traditional room decor look dated
  • Some noise on weekend nights from a nearby nightclub

Bottom Line

This 775-room property is the most luxurious in Salt Lake City, and offers guests old-world charm on a grand scale. Its classic style is characterized by warm wood paneling, Italian marble accents, Venetian chandeliers, and wrought iron or white balustrade balconies that overlook well-groomed courtyards. Big rooms are traditional and sophisticated (if in need of some updating) and the decadent marble bathrooms are a highlight. The amenities live up to the standard set by the rest of the hotel: The fitness center is large and modern, the pools are lovely, and the spa is one of the best in the area.

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In Downtown Salt Lake City, near popular tourist sites

The Grand America is in Downtown Salt Lake City, within walking distance or a short drive of popular sites. (Note, however, that it's a bit of a trek to walk to Temple Square from here.) Downtown has beautiful views of the Wasatch Mountains and lots of funky, interesting shops -- including more than 20 art galleries and antique shops.

Utah's capital, Salt Lake City, is nestled in one of the most beautiful areas of the country -- between the Wasatch Mountains and Great Salt Lake. Salt Lake is known for its stiff religious affiliations, but it still offers a decent nightlife scene, and is becoming increasingly popular with nature lovers and adventure sports fans.

  • 15-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport
  • 3-minute walk to Main St @450 S Light Rail station
  • 3- to 5-minute walk to various restaurants Downtown
  • 10-minute walk to Salt Lake City Public Library
  • 5-minute drive to Salt Lake Art Center
  • 5-minute drive to Utah Symphony and Orchestra
  • 5-minute drive to Clark Planetarium
  • 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk to Temple Square, home to a famous Mormon temple and the Family History Library
  • 10-minute drive to Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • 12-minute drive to Utah's Hogle Zoo

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555 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-4100, United States


(801) 258-6000

Room Types

  • Executive Suite
  • Premier Room

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