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SLC Lodging advice needed

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Looking for advice on where to stay in Salt Lake for a couple of days. We will be winnging it, as far as the mountains go. Econo lodge type of places are welcome. We just want to be able to get to either Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, Alta, Solitude - depending on what is good when we get there. Don't need to be trailside. Just able to get to what is good. Cheap works too.
post #2 of 18

cheap stay

do some searching on
best western executive inn, Midvale.

they have some good deals that also include rental cars...

extended stay in sandy is another option
post #3 of 18
Extended Stay in Sandy. Utah49 can give you more info
post #4 of 18

extended stays at Sugarhouse

I just came back from SLC and had a gret experience in Homestead Studios @ Sugarhouse. Their rooms have small kitchens (about $50/night), hi-speed internet for $3.99/week (cool for checking the road conditions in the morning) and thay sell discounted lift tickets for all the mountains. 1/2 an hour to Alta/Snowbird. I've booked the trip through priceline.com.
Have a great trip!
post #5 of 18
We like the Best Western downtown. I think it is called the garden inn or something like that. right next to the motel 6.

The discount rate is $59.00 and includes breakfast, paper at your door, outdoor hot tub, internet in lobby, etc. 2 ski shops on the same block and you can walk to many bars/resturants. Great Mexican on site, and they have good discount ticktets to the front range. If they don't have your ticket, the ski shops will. Bus is accross the street if you aren't driving.
post #6 of 18
we stay at La Quinta in Midvale. Will be packing TODAY! Clean with nice breakfast, full of skiers. Am skiing the same hills, except substituting Snowbird for Solititure.

http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/prop...803&propId=803

DONT stay at Comfort Inn in Sandy, at least as of last year was way downhill. And you don't need a steep downhll at the hotel.
post #7 of 18
Check out the hotel search on SideStep.com - For location, put Midvale, Utah and you'll get PLENTY of hits for rooms under $50. All are mostly two star rated but you'll also get a couple three star.
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all!

Get in touch with me if you ever need VT advice around Killington.
post #9 of 18
I always stay with www.extendedstayamerica.com in Sandy. You can't beat the fact that you actually have a studio with a full kitchen equipped with a stove, regular size fridge, dinnerware etc. You can say that I love having breakfast in bed…

The location is really close to 4 major ski resorts (Alta/Bird and Sol/Bright) and you don’t need to have a rental b/c the bus is only a short walk away.

This year, they offered a SuperPass which if you ski Snowbird for example, the savings can really add up. Extended Stay doesn’t offer this pass BUT they joined forces with Homestead Studios which offers the same kind of property but slightly more expensive and which offers the SUPERPASS. So if you stay in Sandy you can call Homestead Studios at Sugarhouse (1220 East 2100 South, SLC, UT84106 – 801 474 0771) and tell them that basically, as curtsey for being a guest with a partner property, you’d like to purchase several SuperPasses.

One thing you need to be careful is your vacation planning. This pass will only allow you to pick a resort/day out of four major resorts (Alta/Bird and Sol/Bright) and ARE NOT refundable so if you can’t ski or wanna ski Park City for example, you’ll be stuck with them. But like I said, the savings are really great. And each pass includes a FREE bus transfer on UTAH’s Ski Buses.

Hope this helps.
post #10 of 18
We go to SLC a few times a year and always stay in Sandy. You can avoid the downtown traffic and easily get to either of the Cottonwood Canyons, or the highway if you are going to Park City, etc. or north to Snow Basin. I cannot see any reason to stay right in the city. There a lots of motels right off the Interstate, and plenty of good restaurants in Sandy.

We like the Cotton Tree (Best Western). Fantastic breakfast included (try the malt waffles), hot tub, pool, etc., and you can get a pass at the desk for $45 that is good at almost any of the areas, and includes the $10 shuttle fee if you don't want to drive. It's a great deal when you ski the Bird, since it is good for the Tram. There are also a Super 8 and some cheaper motels on the west side of the highway, but the train wakes you up at 5:00 every morning over there.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Euclide
I always stay with www.extendedstayamerica.com in Sandy [...]

The location is really close to 4 major ski resorts (Alta/Bird and Sol/Bright) and you don’t need to have a rental b/c the bus is only a short walk away.
Can someone please clear up a confusion for me? I'm planning a trip to Utah next northern winter (I'm a Kiwi) and I was under the impression that the UTA bus stop was right outside the Extended Stay in Sandy. That's not what this poster says!

This is important to me because I get tired very easily and don't want to find that I've booked accomodation that requires much of a walk in the afternoons! For many folks I know that a "short walk away" is no big deal, but even though I work out very hard all summer I can only manage to ski 3 hours before I'm completely exhausted. (Another reason the bus is a good idea for me!)

TIA folks
post #12 of 18
Red Roof Inn in Ogden. Right next to the highway, 15 minute drive to Snowbasin, quick drive to downtown Ogden for food. We paid $39/night for Friday + Saturday.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by SkiAddict1
Can someone please clear up a confusion for me? I'm planning a trip to Utah next northern winter (I'm a Kiwi) and I was under the impression that the UTA bus stop was right outside the Extended Stay in Sandy. That's not what this poster says!

This is important to me because I get tired very easily and don't want to find that I've booked accomodation that requires much of a walk in the afternoons! For many folks I know that a "short walk away" is no big deal, but even though I work out very hard all summer I can only manage to ski 3 hours before I'm completely exhausted. (Another reason the bus is a good idea for me!)

TIA folks
We stayed in Extended Stay America, Sandy for a week. The bus stop is next door in front of the Best Western, Sandy. You can walk from the ESA door step to the bus stop in about 2 min. Just about 4 double rows of cars. The rooms at BW is more expensive and does not have the kitchen.
post #14 of 18
Many thanks jackwan1, much appreciated
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by SkiAddict1
Can someone please clear up a confusion for me? I'm planning a trip to Utah next northern winter (I'm a Kiwi) and I was under the impression that the UTA bus stop was right outside the Extended Stay in Sandy. That's not what this poster says!

This is important to me because I get tired very easily and don't want to find that I've booked accomodation that requires much of a walk in the afternoons! For many folks I know that a "short walk away" is no big deal, but even though I work out very hard all summer I can only manage to ski 3 hours before I'm completely exhausted. (Another reason the bus is a good idea for me!)

TIA folks
The Cottonwood canyons bus terminates by the rail station at Midvale 7200.

If you get lodging there you will be well placed for the bus and can hop on the train to go to the city centre, or downtown as they call it.

Midvale is suburban malls etc. but the whole of SLC feels fairly suburban. City centre does not have that much going for it, in my view. Staying in Midvale would be ideal if you are going to use the buses
post #16 of 18
Thers plenty of bars, restruants in the downtown area od slc. The Gateway is the entertainment center of downtown. all within walking distance of the major hotels. Resturants bars scattered all over downtown.
post #17 of 18
If you haven't already, try out Priceline or Hotwire. I ended up with a room at the Homestead Suites for $30 a night through Hotwire. Thought I'd be splitting that cost as well but not anymore. Oh well. Hard to find anything cheaper than that without roaches for companions...
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by SkiAddict1
Can someone please clear up a confusion for me? I'm planning a trip to Utah next northern winter (I'm a Kiwi) and I was under the impression that the UTA bus stop was right outside the Extended Stay in Sandy. That's not what this poster says!

This is important to me because I get tired very easily and don't want to find that I've booked accomodation that requires much of a walk in the afternoons! For many folks I know that a "short walk away" is no big deal, but even though I work out very hard all summer I can only manage to ski 3 hours before I'm completely exhausted. (Another reason the bus is a good idea for me!)

TIA folks
The buses from Extended Stay Sandy are not as regular or start as early from Extended Stay Midvale. I would suggest staying at Midvale, is accessible to both Canyons. You cannot catch buses to Park City, need a car. Drop me a PM and I can give you more info if you want - I live in Christchurch. Not sure if I kept a bus timetable as a momento. I stayed at both Sandy and Midvale Extended Stay, but when I was at Midvale I had a rental car. From Sandy it was not possible to catch the bus to get to Snowbird in time for the Academy to start. But we could have easily made it from Midvale as buses started about 7am. The bus times may not be a problem if you are free skiing and don't want to be queued up at 9am. Staying down in SLC will really help you cope with the altitude cause you are sleeping lower, and is much cheaper too.
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