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My wife and daughter recently took a trip to Salt Lake City for a mother / daughter date.  Since we chose not to rent a car, they were constrained to staying in or near the downtown area.  Since we had a free night certificate from the Marriott credit card (compare all hotel credit cards here), the Marriott Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown seemed like a perfect choice.  The Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown is a category 5 hotel, which means it requires 30,000 points / night or of course the free night certificate that comes with the various Chase Marriott credit cards.  Here’s my Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown review

Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown location

The Marriott Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown is located at 285 West Broadway (300 S), Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.  It is at the corner of 300 West and 300 South, a few blocks southwest of Temple Square.  It is across the street from Pioneer Park and very close to the Clark Planetarium and Vivint Smart Home Arena.

If you’re taking the TRAX light rail from the airport, you’ll want to get off at the Arena stop and walk 3 blocks south

Marriott Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown cost

The Salt Lake City downtown Residence Inn is a Category 5 hotel which as I said costs 30,000 points / night.  Cash costs range from $119 to $179 based on dates.  If you’re looking for something bigger than the regular Studio or 1 Bedroom suites, the Residence Inn Salt Lake City does have a few 2 Bedroom suites available.

If you’re looking to stay there, you can compare prices for the Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown at

Salt Lake City Downtown Residence Inn Marriott rooms

We stayed at a 1 Bedroom Suite, which is their basic suite and is 495 square feet.  As I mentioned there are also smaller (Studio) and larger (2 Bedroom) suites available.  Here are a few shots of the main room which is fairly spacious

As you can see it has a full kitchen including stovetop, refrigerator and dishwasher

And the bedroom and bathroom (the 2 Bedroom Suites have a bathroom in each bedroom)

Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown amenities

Unlike some other Residence Inns, the Marriott Salt Lake City downtown version has all of the units in the same building.  There is an outdoor pool and whirlpool, though it was closed when we were there.

There is also a fitness center inside as well as outdoor courts for basketball and other sports.

Residence Inn Downtown Salt Lake City food

Residence Inns are one of the few Marriott brands that offer breakfast free to guests.  There is a hot breakfast each day – and Residence Inns are one of the few hotels that offer dinner for free

(SEE ALSO: Which hotels give dinner for free)

The Residence Inn calls it the “Residence Inn Mix”, and it runs 3 days a week (Monday through Wednesday).  The Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown offers

  • Mondays – It’s On, featuring tasty sips and snacks.
  • Tuesdays – grilling and chilling with cold beverages.
  • Wednesdays – a taste of the local area with great food truck fare (guest purchases), restaurant pop-in tastings or dessert to provide a sweet finale to your day.

Tragically we were there on a Friday night so we did not get a chance to try any of those 🙂

Have you been to the Residence Inn Salt Lake City Downtown?  What was your experience?  Leave it in the comments


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