A western state in the US, Utah is well-known for its national parks and landmarks that attract a large number of visitors every year. Go camping at Zion, boating on Lake Powell, or skiing in Salt Lake City—Utah has something of interest for everyone, and in all the seasons. With so many outdoor activities and natural beauty, Utah is the perfect spot for a family camping trip or a hiking holiday in one of the many national parks here. And if you aren’t a fan of outdoor adventure, this state still has many other fun activities for you— planetariums, museums, and zoos are just some of them. After your day of sightseeing or hiking, you can unwind by experiencing the Utah nightlife or indulging in some retail therapy at the many shopping options available.
Among the many cities in Utah that draw visitors, the capital—Salt Lake City is a major attraction. Home to the historic Temple Square, Salt Lake City (also referred to as SLC) sits at an elevated location in Utah. Surrounded by the Great Salt Lake and mountain ranges on its borders, this capital city makes a scenic holiday destination, and has a number of attractions for its visitors. The city holds special interest for lovers of the performing arts, as it features many venues for amateur as well as professional theater. Salt Lake City is also home to the well-known Mormon Tabernacle Choir. In addition, world-class ski resorts, a vibrant nightlife, and many natural landmarks attract a huge number of people to the city every year. To cater to its visitors, SLC has numerous hotels and lodging options that meet every budget and requirement. But then, there are those lodgings that have a distinctive character and offer a unique stay to their guests. Opt for one of these Utah hotels for your next visit if you want to go off the conventional hotel path, and you are sure to take away some cherished vacation memories.
Experience exciting room themes at the Anniversary Inn
Escape from reality at the Anniversary Inn, which provides you fascinating options if you are looking for a staycation with character. Not many places provide you room options such as the Swiss Family Robinson Suite, Mysteries of Egypt Suite, or Romeo and Juliet’s suites—all in a place at the heart of the city. With 36 rooms designed around various themes, a stay at this hotel packs in a lot of romance and adventure for all travelers. If you are on a family vacation, the Swiss Family Robinson Suite, where the bed is a tree house, is sure to be a big hit with the kids. And if romance is what you are looking for, Aphrodite’s Court, Mississippi Serenade, and Juliet’s Balcony provide the perfect fairy-tale setting. Free complimentary breakfast, cheesecake, and cider make this magical stay experience even more enjoyable for you. The flipside: you might actually not make it to exploring Utah as you marvel at the intriguing architecture and design of the hotel.
Doubles start at $149 for weeknights.
Stay at a historic bank building with Hotel Monaco
Classy and upscale yet not exorbitantly priced, Hotel Monaco is among the Utah hotels that provide a memorable stay experience. This Kimpton Hotel is located at a renovated bank building, giving it a historical appeal while providing you with all modern comforts and amenities. This boutique hotel is located strategically, placing you close to major ski areas. Style and grace is what defines the rooms and suites at Hotel Monaco. If you want to do away with all your stress, call for in-room spa treatments and enjoy a rejuvenating massage that is done using all-natural and organic elements. But the highlight of this Utah hotel is its award-winning restaurant, Bambara. Sample the contemporary American cuisine in style as Chef Nathan Powers displays his culinary expertise in various drool-worthy dishes using organic and sustainable ingredients. Do remember to try the ahi tartare (raw tuna) at this restaurant and that is sure to stay in your mind long after you leave. A hosted evening wine reception provides you the perfect wine to go with the delicious dishes.
Room rates start at $159.
Experience old-world charm at the Peery Hotel
Unlike many other hotels, the Peery chose to retain its ancient charm by not reworking its property to the modern style. However, hospitality and your comfort are not compromised on here, and you can rest assured that the hotel and its staff will offer you a memorable stay. But that is not the only factor that makes this establishment a unique one. If you are interested by a little paranormal activity, this Utah hotel is the place for you as the hotel is rumored to be haunted by previous guests who never checked out! But nothing to worry, nothing spooky here– in fact, the Peery is a preferred mid-range hotel in Utah for many travelers. Caring and polite staff, fitness and business centers, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a daily buffet breakfast are some of the other perks at this historic Salt Lake City hotel.
Doubles start at $109.
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