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Where to stay in SLC??? HELP!!

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I stayed at the cliff lodge at snowbird this year and loved it. I want to go back on the cheap so I'm planning not to stay at a resort. My question is where should I stay? All suggestions apprecisted!
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post #3 of 28

places to stay

Check out www.vrbo.com. Stayed at the Canyons for $100/nite. one bdrm condo. You may be able to find something closer to the cottonwood canyons if you poke around.
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I will second that. Short drive or the bus picks you up out front. Great breaffest place across the street.
Have fun!
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by buzz
I will second that. Short drive or the bus picks you up out front. Great breaffest place across the street.
Have fun!

I will third that. I stayed there in February for $43/night with AAA discount. They have a make your own waffle bar and breakfast that is pretty good and a 24 hour coffee bar (flavored coffees), all complimentary.
It's also ~ 100 yards to the highway. I rented a car, so I did not take the bus.
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The only problem is that it's FEMA approved.

The super 8 in midvale has rooms/suites from $54 to $74. The bus stop is across the street. They have a PC for use in the lobby and free wireless access in the rooms.
post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
Awesome guys thanks for the quick responses!! Super 8 looks good. I didn't know they had shuttle service that's awesome. How much is the shuttle/price/ times?
post #8 of 28
Instead of SLC...try Sandy. Close to the Canyon entrances and some cheap hotels around.
post #9 of 28
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Sandy?? Are you aware of any links? or remember names of hotels?
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Sandy?? Are you aware of any links? or remember names of hotels?
There's this really cool thing you might of heard of and might just be of some help. Click here.
post #11 of 28
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Was hoping for first hand knowledge, perhaps you've heard of that? Hell I'm surprised your even in this forum, with google and all. Jack ass!
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Was hoping for first hand knowledge, perhaps you've heard of that? Hell I'm surprised your even in this forum, with google and all. Jack ass!
Speaking of ass...do you need someone to wipe yours, or are you able to show a modicum of initiative.

Moron.
post #13 of 28

Have a white day

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Originally Posted by ski=free
Awesome guys thanks for the quick responses!! Super 8 looks good. I didn't know they had shuttle service that's awesome. How much is the shuttle/price/ times?
It's UTA bus service. For example,
Total Fare: $6.00
Total Transfers: 0
Total Travel Time: 53 Minute(s) which includes 5 Minute(s) walking time
Approximate walking distance: 1073 Feet.
Depart from your starting location of 7048 S 900 E
  1. Walk to stop located at 900 E @ 7075 S
  2. Board Route #98 7200 S TRAX/Snowbird/Alta Up at 7:56 AM
  3. Get off at stop located at CLIFF UP @ 6 at 8:45 AM
Here's the complete route schedule.
post #14 of 28
Click here to try ->Days Inn in Midvale which has a great ski package deal including lift ticket and bus transportation. Its right near the other hotels mentioned above and also close to the bus stop and train station. Hooters near by
post #15 of 28
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Click here to try ->Days Inn in Midvale which has a great ski package deal including lift ticket and bus transportation. Its right near the other hotels mentioned above and also close to the bus stop and train station. Hooters near by
Hey who told you about the Hooters I went there on St. Pats day. Me the wife, a friend, the waitress. Thats it. And the worst green beer I have ever had. The 48 inches in 48 hours made up for all that though.
post #16 of 28
Decent package price at Best Western in Midvale, S. of SLC, on the way to the canyons. Incl. ski tix, rental car.

http://www.bestwesternexecinn.com/ski_packages.htm
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I always stay at the Goldminer's Daughter lodge -- lodging includes breakfast and dinner (approx. $150 per night), and the lodge is 122.6 feet from the Collins Lift at Alta
post #19 of 28
Just come back from a 2 week stay at Marriot Residence Inn Cottonwood. right at the base of road to Cottonwood Canyons. Very good and includes breakfast.

Free high speed internet and wifi.

Free shuttle to park and ride if you want to use the bus to the slopes.

Good restaurants nearby.

They do ski packages aswell.
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by catskills
Click here to try ->Days Inn in Midvale which has a great ski package deal including lift ticket and bus transportation. Its right near the other hotels mentioned above and also close to the bus stop and train station. Hooters near by
Midvale certainly seemed a more sensible location than the downtown Ramada and Super 8 I used in Olympic year.

I do remember Hooters from the bus. I assume it offered some form of lewd entertainment - though I never ventured inside . Just as interesting to me was the fact that it was right next to a shop selling Christian books. Salvation would be close at hand if you were overcome by guilt and remorse.

Sandy sounds interesting though. I never realised it was closer, because it is further out on the TRAX line.
post #21 of 28
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Hey who told you about the Hooters I went there on St. Pats day. Me the wife, a friend, the waitress. Thats it. And the worst green beer I have ever had. The 48 inches in 48 hours made up for all that though.
The Argentine meat place in Trolley Square had awful green beer too! I think the moral of the story is do not drink green beer.

As for big snow dumps, the downside is that if you are staying in SLC or Midvale you may be cut off from the skiing. TRAX was out one day when I was there and I believe buses also, though I did not get as far as the bus stop..
post #22 of 28

Hotwire

Every time I've been to SLC, I've booked a room through hotwire and got the Mariott SLC Center. A really, really nice hotel--and I've usually gotten it for about $70 a day, and sometimes less. Perfect if you're renting a car--they've got valet parking and will take your skis at the door. You can also walk a couple of blocks to the TRAX. And if you rent a car, there are some quite decent restaurants not too far away--including a very good Thai and Korean place.
post #23 of 28
Extended StayAmerica in Sandy. Kitchenettes with fullsize fridge-freezer, microwave, two-element stovetop, one pot, one pan, two of each type of dish and cutlery. In short enough for simple cheap meals. Lots of cheap and chain restaurants nearby. Grocery store (Super Target) with all you'll ever need within fairly easy walking distance. Ski bus stop outside the Best Western next door. Lift ticket vouchers sold for around $5 each, sold by Canyon Sports, at strip mall within 5 minutes' walk. Weekly rate $260 incl tax. Stunning value for money. Go do it. I was there for two weeks last month. Will be back. Remember to ask for dishwash liquid samples plus scrubber-sponge thing. They give them out free, but you have to know to ask. Also their website claims they charge for toilet paper and soap refills (between the weekly refreshes) but this isn't true. Just ask at the desk for more when you need. If you think you'll need to do laundry while you're there, get some Tide ASAP from the vending machine in the ground floor laundry room -- it runs out and the staff don't seem to know when it's refilled.....
I can't overstate how good value for money this place was. Sure, the walls and ceilings weren't totally sound proof -- I heard my neighbours. But for under $40 per night, I'm prepared to put up with a little neighbour noise! This was truly my only problem with the place. The staff are lovely. Stay there :-)
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In March 2004 and 2005 I stayed at:

Holiday Inn Express
(801) 355-0088
2080 W North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Very close to the hoghways that takes you to the mountauns. We had several rooms and got a price of $ 45 the room (no breakfast included).

Tickets bought everyday at Canyon Sports (we chose the mountain depending on snowfalll last 24hs at skiutah.com).
post #25 of 28
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Extended StayAmerica in Sandy. Kitchenettes with fullsize fridge-freezer, microwave, two-element stovetop, one pot, one pan, two of each type of dish and cutlery. In short enough for simple cheap meals. Lots of cheap and chain restaurants nearby. Grocery store (Super Target) with all you'll ever need within fairly easy walking distance. Ski bus stop outside the Best Western next door. Lift ticket vouchers sold for around $5 each, sold by Canyon Sports, at strip mall within 5 minutes' walk. Weekly rate $260 incl tax. Stunning value for money. Go do it. I was there for two weeks last month. Will be back. Remember to ask for dishwash liquid samples plus scrubber-sponge thing. They give them out free, but you have to know to ask. Also their website claims they charge for toilet paper and soap refills (between the weekly refreshes) but this isn't true. Just ask at the desk for more when you need. If you think you'll need to do laundry while you're there, get some Tide ASAP from the vending machine in the ground floor laundry room -- it runs out and the staff don't seem to know when it's refilled.....
I can't overstate how good value for money this place was. Sure, the walls and ceilings weren't totally sound proof -- I heard my neighbours. But for under $40 per night, I'm prepared to put up with a little neighbour noise! This was truly my only problem with the place. The staff are lovely. Stay there :-)
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post #26 of 28
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I always stay at the Goldminer's Daughter lodge -- lodging includes breakfast and dinner (approx. $150 per night), and the lodge is 122.6 feet from the Collins Lift at Alta
Is that per room or per person? How many person per room? How is the food there? I have never tried, but will do that the next time around. Getting tired to drive from Sandy every day.
post #27 of 28
The price is per person -- the food is quite good, and there is plenty of it. If you are looking for the cheapest possible accomodations, and are willing to live on fast food, then this is not the best choice. But if you are looking for great convenience with really good meals, then this is a tremendous value. My friends and I have been going there yearly for several years, and these are the reasons that we don't bother looking anyplace else. The only way that I would stay down in Sandy or SLC is if I was going to spend more than 10 days in the area, and might want a little more variety.
post #28 of 28
They have small double rooms, large double rooms, and small suites for 3 or 4 -- the price is still per person.
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