The Grand America Hotel
What We Love
- Comprehensive spa and fitness renovation adds elaborate his-and-hers locker rooms, yoga and personal training studios, and free outdoor weekend yoga classes for guests
- Very family-friendly thanks to kids programs, toy boutique, welcome gifts and a laundry list of available in-room children’s accessories
- Live jazz in lobby lounge every Friday and Saturday evening
What To Know
- Very popular for weddings and conventions, with lots of large groups, name tags and a sometimes impersonal atmosphere
- There's a fee for overnight valet parking — convenient self-parking is available but has to be sought out
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Beaux Arts. With an architectural style reminiscent of New York’s Grand Central Terminal, this huge (1.2 million square feet) building is clad entirely in white granite, with elaborate bronze accents including arched window frames and vintage-style lanterns. Inside, the theme is stately European grandeur, with Murano glass chandeliers, ornately sculpted brass elevator doors and lots of antiques. In active, outdoorsy Salt Lake, the decor can come across as a little over the top, so be prepared for the indulgence.
Bed and Bath
Every room is slightly different, but all are very generous in size (at least 700 square feet) and luxe, with imported English wool carpeting and cherrywood Richelieu furniture from France, Carrara marble bathrooms, usable balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows, many with mountain views. All rooms feature nightly turn-down service, free WiFi and free overnight shoeshines. Shining rose marble bathrooms have gold fixtures, oversize mirrors, deep soaking tubs, glass walk-in showers and Gilchrist and Soames amenities.
The newly rebuilt spa is a big improvement, with souped up men’s and women’s locker rooms, couples treatment rooms with experience showers, and a new salon. The redone fitness center has top-of-the-line modern equipment, personal training and yoga classes. Add to that indoor and outdoor pool complexes, several boutiques, two lobby bars and a patisserie, and you’ve got a self-contained resort feel. Be sure to join the locals who flock to the lavish Sunday brunch and elegant afternoon tea.
In the Area
The city’s marquee attraction and Utah’s most visited sight is Salt Lake City’s answer to the Vatican, Temple Square. The world headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has 35 acres of gardens, museums and the huge temple, with weekly performances by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. A $5 billion downtown investment around the Grand America has added nearby City Creek Center, a partially open-air shopping mall/park hybrid with more than 90 stores and restaurants, including some only-in-SLC retail and dining. Also within walking distance are two new major museums, both opened in 2012: the Natural History Museum of Utah, complete with dinosaurs, and the Leonardo, a high-tech interactive science and technology museum.
How to Get There
The hotel itself is beautiful, the food is very good. The room had a queen sized bed, which is NOT adequate for a 288 pound 6 ' man and his wife (who is small). It was a horrible night. The toilet got clogged....???? and they had to send up a fellow to unclog it. It took him the better part of 1/2 hour to remedy. Very nice man, and sincerely apologetic.
Attended a conference and stayed at the Grand America. Excellent service from the minute we arrived till the time we departed. Very clean. Walking distance to most attractions and dining options. Excellent in room service twice per day. TIP: ask for a room with view of canyon.
Let me start by saying I travel a lot. Like a lot a lot. I’ve visited many countries and this was by far the most beautiful hotel with the most impeccable service I’ve ever experienced. I can honestly say this hotel is the equivalent of a 7* hotel in China or Dubai. If your looking for a special treat do not hesitate stay here when you find yourself in Salt Lake City. Oh and don’t forget to grab a fresh baked cookie when checking in...they are melt in your mouth deliciousness!!