Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City Downtown

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I had to extend my stay in Salt Lake City one more night. The Hyatt Downtown/Gateway (Review) was sold out for that night and I wasn’t able to extend my stay. That’s why I had to move. I was looking for a hotel in the Downtown area and found the Holiday Inn Express. This one is located right next to the Convention Center and it has a 2-story parking garage attached to it.

Holiday Inn Express Downtown Salt Lake CIty
Holiday Inn Express Downtown Salt Lake City

Surprisingly for this location, parking was for free. To find the entrance in my car was kinda hard because it was always on the opposite side of the road. I used the small alley between the hotel and parking structure to turn around to the hotel’s front side.

The staff member at the front desk was super friendly and check-in was done quickly. I grabbed my bags and headed up to my room.

Frontdesk
Front desk

Lobby and second Main Entrance
Lobby and second Main Entrance

The only room available was a King Executive Room and this room was very spacious. The room almost looked too big for the furniture inside it but I liked the big space. Unfortunately, I would only stay one night here. After checking in, I toured the property to get an overview of the hotel.

Hallway
Hallway

Shower
Shower

Bathroom
Bathroom

Entrance to the room
Entrance to the room

View from the room
View from the room

Fridge, Microwave and Coffee Maker
Fridge, Microwave, and Coffee Maker

Desk and TV in the room
Desk and TV in the room

King Executive Room
King Executive Room

Downstairs you have a big indoor swimming pool and a dry sauna. The pool size is just amazing. I didn’t expect that at all and then they also got a sauna, which is awesome as well. I didn’t get a chance to use either one. Right next to the pool is a Yoga Room but it was closed for remodeling during my stay.

Indoor Pool
Indoor Pool

Indoor Pool
Indoor Pool

Dry Sauna
Dry Sauna

Dry Sauna
Dry Sauna

Jacuzzi
Jacuzzi

Next to the front desk is a little market where you can buy some essential stuff like some food or drinks. The lobby was huge as well and had a staircase going up to the second floor, from where you could walk over a bridge to the top-level of the parking garage. To the right of the entrance is a lounge area to hang out and relax. The breakfast room is all the way in the back of the hotel. Throughout the day you can grab a coffee here.

Lounge Area
Lounge Area

Lounge Area
Lounge Area

Lounge Area and one of the Main Entrances
Lounge Area and one of the Main Entrances

Market
Market

Second Floor with exit to Parking Structure
Second Floor with exit to Parking Structure

Business Center
Business Center

The two staircases on either side of the hotel, connecting all floors, are on the outside of the building. I set up my camera on a tripod there to capture great night shots of the city and the Hilton Hotel next door. There was no glass obstructing the view or bringing some weird reflections into the picture.

Hilton in Salt Lake City
Hilton in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City by Night
Salt Lake City by Night

As mentioned before, I had to depart right the next day and that early in the morning. I was not able to enjoy the breakfast here but I would assume you get the same great quality as usual in a Holiday Inn Express.

Breakfast Room
Breakfast Room

Free Coffee all day long
Free Coffee all day long

Address:

206 West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
USA
Phone. : +1 (801) 521-9500

See Map below

Hotel

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Sauna
  • Small Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Room

  • Free WiFi
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Coffee Maker with Coffee and Tea
  • Dry Cleaning Service

Hotel

24 hour receptionist on duty

Dining

Breakfast

06:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Pool and Fitness Center

 

Pool and Spa open 24 hours a day

Location

Address:

206 West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
USA
Phone. : +1 (801) 521-9500

See Map below

Amenities

Hotel

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Sauna
  • Small Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Room

  • Free WiFi
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Coffee Maker with Coffee and Tea
  • Dry Cleaning Service
Hours of Operation

Hotel

24 hour receptionist on duty

Dining

Breakfast

06:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Pool and Fitness Center

 

Pool and Spa open 24 hours a day

Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City Downtown

8.2

Breakfast

0.0/10

Pool and Spa

10.0/10

Amenities

9.0/10

Design

9.0/10

WiFi

9.0/10

Service

10.0/10

Views

9.0/10

Location

9.5/10

Pros

  • Free Parking
  • Sauna
  • Big Indoor Pool

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