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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I'm staying with some friends at Snowbird and then on the last night they are going to meet their families in PCMR for the start of their kids spring break. I have the option to sleep on their sofa and then catch shuttle to the airport for my 10:30am flight home.

 

I'm not anxious to do that, as I'd somewhat be intruding on their family vacation (even though they don't care) and I'd have to get up earlier than necessary to get the ride to the airport.

 

I was thinking about just getting a shuttle to SLC and staying by myself in a hotel and then flying out the next day as planned.

 

The City Creek Center looked intriguing, as somewhere to walk around and eat on that Saturday night.

 

The questions are:

  1. are cabs expensive from that area to airport. how much approx?
  2. is it hard to get a cab to airport to hold skis?
  3. is there an hotel with free shuttle to airport that has a 1/2 decent restaurant walking distance (nothing lower than an Outback). 

 

 

I could forgo the City Creek if something was decent at an "airport hotel" with free shuttle to airport.

 

Thanks and sorry for asking the long winded question.

post #2 of 11

Lot's of downtown hotels have shuttles.  I've stayed at the Marriot, which was fine.  If you use Hotwire you'll save money, sometimes significantly.  You can specify downtown and it will show if a property has a shuttle before you buy?

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

I think maybe I wasn't clear in my original post.

 

Do any of the hotels within walking distance to the City Creek have airport shuttles?

 

Hotwire is good, but you can't see which hotel it was...

 

Thanks

post #4 of 11

Not sure about which hotels near City Creek offer free airport shuttles, but I would guess that many would offer that service.

 

Another option would be to use the Trax light-rail system to get around.  It travels between Downtown, U of U, Sandy/Draper, West Valley, etc. so it would open up many options.  You could stay somewhere outside of downtown (cheaper) and jump on one of the trains to get to/from a restaurant, nightclub, show, game, etc.  In fact, City Creek, Temple Square, Energy Solutions Center, Gateway, etc. are all directly on the Trax lines.

 

Also, I believe the Airport Trax line is scheduled to open in December, so that would be an option instead of using a hotel shuttle.


Edited by NeedToSki - 11/6/12 at 2:05pm
post #5 of 11

You'd be better off taking 10 minutes to look up hotels near there and see if they have a free shuttle. It's smack in the middle of downtown SLC, so you have plenty of options. NeedToSki makes some good suggestions about general commuting, and if the TRAX line is open, you won't have to worry about a shuttle. I can't find a solid date online, but you can get construction updates at (888) 800-8854.

 

FWIW, City Creek opened in late March, so many here probably aren't all that familiar with it. I'd heard of it, but I wasn't sure exactly where it was until I looked it up 30 seconds ago.

post #6 of 11

Update on SLC-Airport Trax line.

 

They just started testing the Trax line from  SLC to the airport today.  They will go through several months of testing before they open up for public transportation.  According to the update today, they are looking at mid-April '13 to have full operation.

 

Once open, it will offer greater flexibility for those who are not renting a car.  You will be able to travel from the airport to downtown, Murray, Ft. Union, Sandy, etc.  From there, you can take a bus up LCC/BCC.

 

You will also be able to get to Ogden by taking Trax from the airport to the downtown hub and jumping on the Frontrunner high-speed train to Ogden.

post #7 of 11

Here's hoping for an underground trax line up LCC and BCC!!! haha!!

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Govnor View Post

Here's hoping for an underground trax line up LCC and BCC!!! haha!!

 

There’s been chatter for years about a tunnel between Alta and Brighton, and eventually, maintaining Guardsman Pass year round.

 

It would be a huge win for the Wasatch resorts with very little impact, if any, on the environment. Makes a heck of lot more sense than the SkiLink nonsense!

post #9 of 11

Yeah, that will be going in right after the Maglev up I-70.

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

I ended up staying at the Hyatt Place in SLC my last night. It was only $8 to airport and I walked to Flemings for dinner. The room was reasonably priced and included free breakfast. I would recommend this property.

post #11 of 11

Thanks for the follow up.  Hope the skiing was good.

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I ended up staying at the Hyatt Place in SLC my last night. It was only $8 to airport and I walked to Flemings for dinner. The room was reasonably priced and included free breakfast. I would recommend this property.

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