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Hotel RL by Red Lion Salt Lake City

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very good. Will come again, recommend to friends family and employees. Thank you

Very good. Will come again, recommend to friends family and employees. Thank you

Stay was comfortable, enjoyed. Only parking is quite far from the entrance.

First of all, the pictures online are an excellent showcase of the facility (isn't it a bummer when a hotel uses the best pictures they took from what looks like YEARS prior?!). Came to SLC for a work conference, but did not get a room at the bigger, name brand host hotel. I visited my co-worker's room and noticed that Red Lion was nicer, had more free ammenities and was less expensive than their hotel! Stayed here with my husband and toddler. Breakfast was included in our overall price (make sure you get that option otherwise you have to pay each morning). We had two adults which meant we got to choose two breakfast plates from their "free breakfast item list". It did not disappoint! You can pay for other items, but we were happy with the free options and shared our portions family-style with our son. Additionally, all the staff were very pleasant. I was a little farther from the conference than my co-workers, but we had a car. I could have easily woken up earlier and had a beautiful 15-20 minute walk if I hadn't had the car or rented a city bicycle. Our room was great. The bed was super comfortable (all I really care about) and the room was clean and modern-looking. If we ever return to SLC we will be staying here!

I would recommend this hotel to others. Easy to get around downtown and close to restaurants

Room was old; there was no coffee for the coffeemaker; pool had no water; not enough towels and when I asked for more it took an hour to get them. Breakfast was fantastic.

It was terrible experience because I was put in the wrong room the guy that was working at night was terrible and she's taking personal calls while I'm waiting to check in and it was not good the only good morning that's it the food was so so but.desdert tasted disgustingit was moldy

The staff was nice but the room was bad in every way. Don't stay here.

It looks good from pictures, good location where close to downtown, 20min walk or 5min drive, also shuttle available for airport, and to some nearby recreation if the shuttles are available. Clean room and good bedding materials. View is good but the glass of windows are dirty, deck is only as decorative, can not access, which means you can see the mountains but has to through a dirty window. Check in took long time since only one staff at front desk which is a real desk, or say small table. The staff is busy. And the most important thing is noisy, my room in 4th floor, there is something keep sounding like dish washer or ventilation, all day, even during the night, I need more time to fall asleep, make me feel so tired to stay. Not recommend.

Easy access to highway and downtown Lots of homeless in the area

This particular hotel is just starting to implement a self check-in type of a system. It was supposed to be working but didn't. So they checked me in the old fashioned way...by iPad. It took the staff a while to get me checked in because a room wasn't ready (at 6:30 in the evening.) Apparently the system isn't working correctly, because that night, asleep in our room at 1:00 am, another guest was also booked into our same room. We and he got quite the surprise when he stepped into our room and found it occupied. This was quite upsetting to me and my wife, and I'm sure he wasn't happy about it either. The next morning after a night of no sleep, we asked to some compensation for the scare of our lives. We were told that since we had booked with Orbitz (but had paid at the hotel, not through Orbitz) that they were unable to give us a refund for the night's stay. They gave us a $30 voucher for some overpriced food from their own restaurant, and were told to call Orbitz. We called, but Orbitz was unable to do anything since I had paid for the room at the hotel. We came out of the whole experience vowing not to stay at a RL (Red Lion) hotel again and very disappointed that we were unable to have the relaxing stay that we had hoped.

Good location updated modern decor. Lobby has great work spaces very comfortable.

Comfortable, clean and very affordable. Was very happy with the experience overall for this price

After a spontaneous day of site-seeing my wife and I decided mid-evening to stay in downtown Salt Lake City for the night. We were told "good luck" finding a room as a conference was being held in Temple Square and many hotels were booked. I used Orbitz to find a nearby room that was affordable. I was advised to wait 15-20 minutes for the booking to process to finalize. When I showed up half-hour later we were checked in without any delay. We enjoyed a drink and a good meal at the bar, then slept comfortably in the quiet room. This RL hotel seems to cater to flight crews and the hip and trendy. I would stay again.

Nice facility, friendly staff, room was spacious with micro, refrigerator & coffee maker. I'd stay there again.

This was good for a quick overnight stay. A downside was that the ceiling had been repaired, but they did not finish patching it. The hotel itself was a little dirty.

Came in town earlier than check in but received gracious servous. Room was awesome as always. Its my go to place always.

Overall stay was great. Our room was clean and comfortable. We loved the soaps and shampoo great brand and attention to detail. The only negative comment is attention to vacuuming floor hallways, we we're on the 8th floor and the hallways needed vacuuming, if this one over sight was done the hotel would have an excellent rating, unfortunately it gives the impression the hotel is not well cleaned, which is quite the opposite, we found our room very clean. The breakfast was awesome, we wished we would have taken time to eat there for lunch and dinner. Thank you for a wonderful 2 day stay.

Great location with a fantastic view. The staff was extremely friendly and the overall stay was very warm and friendly. I will definitely stay there on my upcoming trips.

We were disappointed with our stay. There was no heat in the restaurant or it seemed the front entry/lobby area either. So, even though our hotel fee included breakfast, it was so cold in the restaurant that it was difficult to enjoy our meal. The staff was wonderful-they were cold, but wonderful. That helped. Out shower had mold and obvious water leakage problems.

161 W 600 S Salt Lake City UT

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Tabernacle and Clark Planetarium
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, Hotel RL by Red Lion Salt Lake City is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Tabernacle and Clark Planetarium. This 394-room, 3-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with free self parking and a free airport shuttle. It's in central Salt Lake City and also close to Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Red's Diner, which specializes in American cuisine. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

The 394 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find digital TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

At Hotel RL by Red Lion Salt Lake City, guests have access to a fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this ski hotel include conference space, a business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Tower

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Hotel RL by Red Lion Salt Lake City

Everyone (30) Couples (70) Business (76) Family (48) Friends (25) Other (38)
5
Everyone

Very good. Will come again, recommend to friends family and employees. Thank you

By on May 31, 2017

5
Everyone

Very good. Will come again, recommend to friends family and employees. Thank you

By on May 31, 2017

4

hotel in downtown with nice view

Everyone

Stay was comfortable, enjoyed. Only parking is quite far from the entrance.

By on May 31, 2017

5

a treat in downtown slc!

Everyone

First of all, the pictures online are an excellent showcase of the facility (isn't it a bummer when a hotel uses the best pictures they took from what looks like YEARS prior?!). Came to SLC for a work conference, but did not get a room at the bigger, name brand host hotel. I visited my co-worker's room and noticed that Red Lion was nicer, had more free ammenities and was less expensive than their hotel! Stayed here with my husband and toddler. Breakfast was included in our overall price (make sure you get that option otherwise you have to pay each morning). We had two adults which meant we got to choose two breakfast plates from their "free breakfast item list". It did not disappoint! You can pay for other items, but we were happy with the free options and shared our portions family-style with our son. Additionally, all the staff were very pleasant. I was a little farther from the conference than my co-workers, but we had a car. I could have easily woken up earlier and had a beautiful 15-20 minute walk if I hadn't had the car or rented a city bicycle. Our room was great. The bed was super comfortable (all I really care about) and the room was clean and modern-looking. If we ever return to SLC we will be staying here!

By , from W on May 30, 2017

5

easy to get to and good service

Everyone

I would recommend this hotel to others. Easy to get around downtown and close to restaurants

By on May 19, 2017

3

disappointed

Everyone

Room was old; there was no coffee for the coffeemaker; pool had no water; not enough towels and when I asked for more it took an hour to get them. Breakfast was fantastic.

By on May 18, 2017

2

worse cuatomer servicw by night audit

Everyone

It was terrible experience because I was put in the wrong room the guy that was working at night was terrible and she's taking personal calls while I'm waiting to check in and it was not good the only good morning that's it the food was so so but.desdert tasted disgustingit was moldy

By , from slc on May 9, 2017

Review comment responded on May 11, 2017

Angie, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was less than what we or you had hoped. Please accept our sincere apology for the issues your experienced.

1

don't stay here

Everyone

The staff was nice but the room was bad in every way. Don't stay here.

By , from california on May 1, 2017

Review comment responded on May 11, 2017

Fordiani, Thank you for your review of the Hotel RL SLC. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your room accommodations. We certainly value your feedback and will share this with our team.

3

good location but not comfortable stay

Everyone

It looks good from pictures, good location where close to downtown, 20min walk or 5min drive, also shuttle available for airport, and to some nearby recreation if the shuttles are available. Clean room and good bedding materials. View is good but the glass of windows are dirty, deck is only as decorative, can not access, which means you can see the mountains but has to through a dirty window. Check in took long time since only one staff at front desk which is a real desk, or say small table. The staff is busy. And the most important thing is noisy, my room in 4th floor, there is something keep sounding like dish washer or ventilation, all day, even during the night, I need more time to fall asleep, make me feel so tired to stay. Not recommend.

By on Apr 11, 2017

4

close to city centre

Everyone

Easy access to highway and downtown Lots of homeless in the area

By , from Vancouver, BC on Apr 10, 2017