Hotel Review: Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway

Not to long ago Hyatt offered a status match for SPG Platinum members to become Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond members. I used the chance and got matched to Diamond level with Hyatt Gold Passport. Now it was time to check out my first Hyatt property ever. My next business trip brought me to Salt Lake City. I found the Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway with a good rate. The hotel is located in downtown Salt Lake City next to the Union Pacific Depot which serves now as an open air shopping mall.

Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place

I arrived late at night at the hotel, because my flight was delayed. Check-In was easy and quick and they recognized my Diamond Level with Hyatt Gold Passport and offered me either a complimentary drink or extra points. Of course, I went with the points instead of a drink. After that, I went up to my standard Room, with a sofa bed located at the right corner of the building.  I can highly recommend that you try to get one of this four corner rooms per level. The room numbers are X01, X02, X26, and X27. For example on the fourth floor, it would be the rooms 401, 402, 426 and 427. These rooms seem to be a bit more spacious than the other once and have a nicer layout.

Room Overview

Room Overview


Room Overview

Room Overview


Bathroom

Bathroom


Room Overview

Room Overview


Room Overview

Room Overview


Room Overview

Room Overview

I like how spacious the rooms are and all the amenities offered inside. A great feature is the “connection panel” for the TV. It has a bunch of different connectors to hook up your phone, laptop or whatever else you have to the flat screen TV. No more needs for adapters are trying to get your cable connected behind the screen somewhere.

TV with connection panel

TV with connection panel

From the elevator area on the different floors, you have a view over the parking lot. The upper parking lot is solely for the hotel and you can only enter with your room key, the lower one is a shared parking lot. In case the upper lot is full, just show the attendant of the lower lot your room key and your parking ticket for the dashboard and you can enter for free. You already pay $10 USD a night by getting your parking ticket from the hotel.

Upper and Lower Parking Lot

Upper and Lower Parking Lot

The lobby invites to hang out and relax. They had a hot chocolate bar, which was perfect for this time of the year. After a stroll through downtown, you can warm yourself up again here. To enter the lobby from the parking lot, you will need your room key every time. The front door is unlocked during the day, but at night you will need your room key again to enter. Next to the check-in counter is a little dining area. You either can have a freshly made meal (view menu) or grab something for to go 24/7. There are a couple spots around the lobby to sit down and enjoy your food or you can sit at the counter too.

Gallery Bar

Gallery Bar


Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot Chocolate Bar


Fireplace in the Lobby

Fireplace in the Lobby


Business Center

Business Center

Just in case you forgot something essential don’t worry, they got you covered. From free items like toothpaste all the way to international power adapters and cell phone chargers. Just ask somebody at the front desk and they will help you out.

Forgot Something?

Forgot Something?

To the right of the counter is the breakfast room. Breakfast is for free at this property and you can choose from a variety of hot and cold breakfast items, like their breakfast sandwiches. I loved the sandwiches and had them every morning, just delicious. The best part is, they offer real dishes and silverware and not just paper plates and plastic fork and knife. This gives you a more upscale feeling.

Breakfast Room

Breakfast Room


Breakfast Room

Breakfast Room

Also out back is the swimming pool and hot tub. The pool was frozen and covered with snow but the jacuzzi was open. That’s for though guys to jump in the hot tub during this freezing temperatures.  Not far from the pool is the fitness center and it’s open 24 hours a day. You can work out whenever you feel like it.

Pool and Jacuzzi

Pool and Jacuzzi


Fitness Center

Fitness Center


Fitness Center

Fitness Center

This was definitely a great experience and it’s a great hotel. I can highly recommend this location to you. You are right in downtown and close to a lot of attractions like Temple Square, The Gateway (Outdoor Shopping Mall) and the sports arena. Everything is within walking distance.  I highly recommend you to check out the Gateway Shopping Mall – which has over 125 shops, restaurants and various entertainment options on tap. The complex is centered around the historic Union Pacific Depot in Downtown Salt Lake City.

The Gateway Mall

The Gateway Mall


The Gateway Mall

The Gateway Mall


Union Pacific Depot. The front of the Gateway Mall

Union Pacific Depot. The front of the Gateway Mall


The Gateway Mall

The Gateway Mall


Temple Square - View from the Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Temple Square – View from the Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Address:

55 North 400 West
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 84101
Phone. : +1 801 456 6300

See Map below

Hotel

  • Free WiFi
  • Small Business Center
  • Outdoor Pool and Whirlpool
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Umbrellas for rent
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Nice Lobby Area with Fireplace
  • Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7 with mouth-watering options including our signature flatbreads & more

Room

  • Free WiFi
  • Flatscreen TV with Connectivity Panel
  • Oversized Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper
  • Coffee Maker with Coffee and Tea
  • Mini-fridge
  • Dry Cleaning Service

Hotel

24 hour receptionist on duty

Dining

Breakfast

(free)

Mon – Fri

06:30 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.

Sat – Sun

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Gallery Menu

open 24/7 (view Menu)

Fitness Center and Pool

Fitness Center

open 24 hours a day

Parking

$10 per night

Enter with your room key and you have in and out privileges.

Location

Address:

55 North 400 West
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 84101
Phone. : +1 801 456 6300

See Map below

Amenities

Hotel

  • Free WiFi
  • Small Business Center
  • Outdoor Pool and Whirlpool
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Umbrellas for rent
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Nice Lobby Area with Fireplace
  • Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7 with mouth-watering options including our signature flatbreads & more

Room

  • Free WiFi
  • Flatscreen TV with Connectivity Panel
  • Oversized Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper
  • Coffee Maker with Coffee and Tea
  • Mini-fridge
  • Dry Cleaning Service
Hours of Operation

Hotel

24 hour receptionist on duty

Dining

Breakfast

(free)

Mon – Fri

06:30 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.

Sat – Sun

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Gallery Menu

open 24/7 (view Menu)

Fitness Center and Pool

Fitness Center

open 24 hours a day

Additional Fees

Parking

$10 per night

Enter with your room key and you have in and out privileges.

Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway

9.4

Food

9.0/10

Cafe

10.0/10

Amenities

9.0/10

Design

9.5/10

WiFi

8.5/10

Service

10.0/10

Views

9.0/10

Location

10.0/10

Pros

  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Very Friendly Staff
  • Spacious Rooms
  • Excellent Location

Cons

  • No Free Parking

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