Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

4465 South Century Dr., (formerly Quality Inn), Salt Lake City, Utah, 84123, United States
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 38% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families50
  • Couples80
  • Solo77
  • Business57

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Short stay in Salt Lake City

by Irfan1

In between flights, we will have approximately 4 hours available in SLC. Is it possible to take a cab into town and do some sightseeing and return to the airport? Any suugestions would be most appreciated.


Re: Short stay in Salt Lake City

by bocmaxima

Sure. It depends on what you like to do. The big temple is the main draw in town. It's right Downtown, and you can just tell the driver "Temple Square." Walking around there, you've got lots of shopping and restaurants, including the Delta Center and several interesting and/or historic buildings (the library is nice). You could also head up to the state capitol (although it's uphill), or just walk around in the Downtown area. What day are you coming in?
If you get bored with Downtown, SLC has a light rail system that runs east and south. Not a whole to see out there though, honestly, except maybe the University of Utah.

Re: Short stay in Salt Lake City

by Segolily

It is only about 10 min drive into town so very feasible. I think Temple Square even offers a free shuttle into town if you take a tour of the Square. I don't know how long that lasts, but maybe after you would still have time to see some of the rest of the area. You can take the buses or light rail TRAX free anywhere in the downtown area. City Center is fairly concentrated and easy enough to see.

Travel Tips for Salt Lake City

City and County Building

by grandmaR

When we were driven back and forth from our course, we didn't get to see much of the city. I would walk up along the Convention Center to the Family History Center every day, and work until the building closed, but otherwise I didn't go anywhere. So one afternoon, one of the guys who lived in the area drove us around for a quick recon., and I took this picture. I didn't know what it was, except it looked like an interesting building.

I find that there was a long acrimonious history connected with the construction.. It was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson in the Romanesque Revival style. It is constructed of stone with deep window reveals, cavernous door openings and, occasionally, bands of windows.

The cornerstone was laid on July 25, 1892, and the building was finally completed in late 1894 with the dedecation ceremony on December 28, 1894

Quicksand under the soil where it was built made it necessary to create a massive 31,150 square foot foundation. The building is 267 feet by 128 feet with sandstone walls that are over five feet thick. The top of the tower rises 239 feet above the ground and was the tallest structure in Salt Lake well into the 20th century.

Earthquakes have damaged various parts of the building. Restoration during the 1980’s seemed at times to be as controversial as its original construction.

The second photo (which is a good bit better) is from Wikipedia.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License". The Utah Heritage Foundation provides free tours of the City & County Building on Tuesdays and Saturdays which last about an hour. Guides can also show visitors the clock tower, clock works and the remarkable structural support system. For more information, contact the Utah Heritage Foundation at 533-0858.

There is also a fifty minute video on the City & County Building which can be checked out free of charge from the City Library.

Utah’s Constitutional Convention was held in the City & County Building in 1895. The building served as the state’s Capitol Building from Utah’s statehood in 1896 until construction of the present State Capitol in 1916.

The court system occupied the fourth floor. One publicized case was tried in 1914. Two Salt Lake City grocers were shot and killed in a robbery attempt. Their attacker was also wounded during the gunfight. That night, Joseph Hillstrom, a traveling poet and American labor song writer — better known as Joe Hill — was treated for a gunshot wound which he claimed was inflicted during a fight. With only circumstantial evidence, a jury convicted Joe Hill. President Woodrow Wilson tried to intervene on Hill’s behalf, but Utah Governor William Spry refused their pleas for clemency. On November 15, 1915, Joe Hill was executed at the Utah State Prison in Sugarhouse.

Many years later, Ted Bundy, the infamous serial killer, was convicted of aggravated kidnapping in what is now Room 445.

Hillside letters

by Segolily

I don't know if you will find this anywhere except the dry and arid west. Letters on the hillsides. They represent the local colleges and high schools. The most obvious letter in the Salt Lake Valley is the hugh "U" by the University of Utah. There are lights surrounding it and on a game day you may see the lights blinking meaning they won their game. There is a similar one in Utah County only a "Y" representing BYU. The one I have a picture of is the "H" rock. It represents Highland High School. When I was in school sometimes we would wake up with it having been turned into a red "E" because we were playing East that week and there was a rather fierce rivalry.
In other parts of the state you will come across "BR" = Bear River High or "C" = Cyprus or "P" = Panguitch or Parowan High, etc. Just a little trivia to pass on.

Convention Center

by grandmaR

Every afternoon and evening, I walked up by the convention center with these windmills along the front. I don't know if they were functional or decorative. By the time we got here in 2010, the Convention Center was finished (photos 3 and 4)

Sometimes I saw conventioneers with name tags going in for some type of show. Sometimes they were in evening dresses - I assume going to a dinner or dance or some formal function.

The area in front of the hotel and to the side of the convention center was a construction site with heaps of dirt in 1999 (photo 5)

Worth coming back

by GulliG about The Roof and Passages

Both places were clean and well decorated. The staff was pleasant and attentive. The food was American well prepared and large portions. I would go back to both places again and again until I had tried everything on the menus At "The Roof" I had a gourmet burger which had no grizzle or bone. At "Passages" my wife had a Cobb salad which was large enough for three meals, fresh on site baked rolls with raspberry butter. We were well filled at both places so we had to pass on desert.

Texas Red's

by brewjohnson about Texas Red's

Classic Barbecue...what could be better after a hard day of skiing. Also, the restaurant is decorated with Elk and Bison heads on the wall. It makes you feel like you are in the Wild West. (picture to come later) I believe the best item is the Texas Red's Combo. This allows you to choose two of Red's excellent Barbecue items. My favorites are the beef brisket and the pulled pork. Many people go with the pork ribs, but if you don't feel like getting too messy, then the pulled pork is where you want to be. (the combo also comes with beans and coleslaw)


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Address: 4465 South Century Dr., (formerly Quality Inn), Salt Lake City, Utah, 84123, United States