15 Cool & Quirky Places To Stay In Salt Lake City - Updated 2021

places to stay in salt lake city

There are plenty of things to do in Utah and one of those is visiting Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City is one of the most populous cities in the state. It boasts many attractions, natural wonders, and numerous things to do. Are you in need of a vacation but don’t want to blow half your vacation budget on Airbnb and hotels? Maybe you want to get away but would rather spend more on activities and food. Plus, when you’re a visiting a new city you spend most of your time outdoors, so why spend a lot on accommodations?

Don’t! Instead, check out these top places if you’re still wondering where to stay in Salt Lake City, Utah, for under 100 USD. Your wallet will thank you.

1. Unique duplex in a historic district (from USD 100)

This unit is perfect for couples looking for a stay that’s both colorful and classy. Sitting in one of Utah’s most historic district five minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, this charming house on Windsor Street has the looks and all the amenities you’ll need for your stay, like a fully equipped and stocked kitchen, air conditioning, heating, laundry facilities, a flat-screen TV, and WiFi. This rental is within walking distance to the 9th district where restaurants, shops, and cafes are. If you love nature and the outdoors, Liberty Park, Gilgal Sculpture Garden, and Faultline Park are also nearby.

New Contemporary Historical Unit from, 5 Star Host
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
30 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
jeff is so nice the place is nice and clean 10/10
very home-like and clean absolutely best stay in the slc area
great location to lots of shopping and coffee shops very clean and well decorated and well stocked kitchen
great location clean nicely furnished comfortable space
the owners were great and quick with responses to questions
very private and the host was excellent with communication
this location was absolutely amazing so cute and in the perfect place
excellent location quiet safe and nice neighborhood
lovely space and great location close to trolley square
cute and cozy space in a great location with highly responsive hosts
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2. Bright and airy downtown townhouse (from USD 101)

If you are on a trip to Salt Lake City with your family and all of you share the same taste when it comes to cool and quirky places to stay, you should definitely consider booking this newly built, open-plan 1600-square-foot (149-square-meter) townhouse. Located in a quiet, tree-lined street two blocks away from the historic Temple Square, you are guaranteed to have a peaceful temporary abode while still being surrounded by the best shops and restaurants in the area. The townhouse has three bedrooms that are all fitted with memory foam beds. It is also complete with a Roku TV with Netflix, a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and WiFi. The property’s balcony and the 25% discount on ski rentals are a total bonus!

NEW Build Downtown Townhouse Gem
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
111 reviews
Entire condominium 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved all the extra amenities in the kitchen and bathroom
netflix is included on the tv and there is a great guide book with local hikes and tips
very clean and organized space
awesome place; clean; stylish; comfortable
the place was very clean
beautiful spaces all very clean and welcoming
i recommend this place highly very clean and spacious
the host is very friendly
our host was very responsive and helpful
drew was super responsive during our stay
so friendly and professional
kjrsten is an amazing host—went above and beyond for me & my guests
super cute spot in a really convenient place to hikes and downtown
great location for events around the city
amazing place great location for slc travelers
such a cute space easy access and perfect location
this was a great location and cute house walking distance to the capital and downtown
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3. The Art Cottage at the historic Baldwin Radio Factory (from USD 113)

This tiny renovated cottage started out life as part of the loading area for the first headphones produced in the Baldwin Radio Factory. If you love art and color then this ideal for you. When the factory closed, it became an art studio. This is reflected in the decor. The bathroom is separated by a curtain but is designed to be private. Four guests can enjoy a walk in the park next door, or take a 30-minute drive to the ski resorts. There’s no TV but Wifi is free. There’s laptop-friendly workspace as well. It’s a stylish little haven in a cool area of Salt Lake City.

THE ART COTTAGE at historic Baldwin Radio Factory
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
765 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this space is adorable it is a small yet cozy studio with great amenities
in addition the cottage is within close proximity to a delicious cafe serving breakfast and lunch
this place is adorable- private nice homey touches gas fireplace makes it cozy
nice touches in decor and a turn table with vinyls from the 60's
super cute space both beds are in the same room and the bathroom is very open no privacy whatsoever
everything was clean and perfect for our needs
the place was sparking clean and super neat
place was sparkling clean and conor made the whole stay easy
the space was sparkling clean and check-in was a breeze
conor's place was really clean and exactly as described with a really nice asthetic
fantastic host and roots cafe was a great little place for breakfast
adorable one of a kind place
such a beautifully decorated place also conor is very responsive and is always making sure the guests feel good
awesome cottage had everything we needed and the hosts where very accommodating
the location is central with easy freeway access
and the location was great with so many restaurants and shops near by
away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to enjoy the city
we loved this unique stylish space super close to downtown
walkable to a delicious breakfast cafe
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4. A simple but cozy downtown apartment (from USD 65)

Situated in downtown Salt Lake, this apartment may look simple, but it is equipped with all the facilities and amenities you need for a cozy stay. Featuring one bedroom and one bathroom, the apartment is ideal for no more than three people. You can also relax in your bed watching the TV until it is time to get some breakfast, which you can prepare in the fully equipped kitchen. For a more enjoyable stay, the apartment is stocked with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and a few dishes.

Cozy & Curated Downtown Basement Studio
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
487 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is super fast (i was able to make some work calls from here with no issues)
exactly as described — my brother enjoyed the big tv in the bedroom
pros: •very very comfortable bed with the softest sheets
it has such a modern style and has everything you need to be comfortable
i'm not sure how tall people would handle the tiny shower space but it fit us just fine
the apartment was spotless and the bed was comfortable
very clean and nice place to stay
great situation clean and nice
place was very clean
the place was clean inexpensive and cozy
host was quick to reply and offer help
kent was very responsive
kent was responsive and helpful
kent was also very responsive and helpful when we had questions
great host and great stay
located in a great location with a comfortable bed
amazing location and great rate for being right downtown
convenient location parking and a super cute space
fantastic location for downtown slc
many great restaurants and shopping were within walking distance
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5. Artsy, charming, downtown bungalow (from 58 USD)

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Salt Lake City, you’ll surely love this beautiful and vibrant bungalow that is brightly decorated with a comfortable bedroom and a spacious dining and living room. With plenty of windows to let in the bright morning air, you are sure to have a great time relaxing and enjoying this bungalow. Make yourself a small breakfast and then take a short walk to Liberty Park, Trolley Square, Trax, and the SLC downtown library. And all for only 58 USD a night!

Artsy, charming, downtown bungalow

Price: from 58 USD

Number of Guests: 5

6. Historic Bamberger Station apartment (from USD 65)

Perfect for couples, this charming and quaint historic apartment is located next to some beautiful gardens, fruit trees, and even a park! Stroll through the gardens or relax in the spacious and historic apartment. The apartment is part of the historic Bamberger Station, a historic center in North Salt Lake and it is conveniently located close to downtown Salt Lake City, bus lines, SLC airport and many romantic cafes and restaurants!

Historic Bamberger Station Apartment
66 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is like a cloud
so reasonable clean convenient to downtown
the apartment worked out great for us very clean and has everything you need
the place is always spotless thank you
the property is comfortable and clean
the apartment was very clean and the kitchen was well-stocked with breakfast/snacks
david is a wonderful vrbo owner & larry a gracious host
the host is friendly and helpful
owners are very friendly
the owners are extremely helpful and quick to respond
david was very helpful in getting us to there in the first place
it was a great location for us
there's a nice park across the street
other than that though it was great great location
will definitely be reserving this place for any future visits to slc
very clean place and located close to everything
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7. Historic downtown Victorian house by Wasatch Vacation Homes (from 100 USD)

This gorgeous Victorian house is conveniently located right outside downtown Salt Lake City. Near the Utah State Capitol and Museum of Natural History, this home is amazing for a family getaway to Salt Lake City. Or perhaps even a historic and charming weekend retreat with lots of friends!

Historic downtown Victorian house by Wasatch Vacation Homes

Price: from 100 USD

Address: 753 East 900 South, 84105 Salt Lake City, UT (see map)

Number of Guests: 9

8. Full room in a lovely basement apartment (from 34 USD)

For only 34 USD a night, stay in this cozy basement apartment! The basement has been newly remodeled and includes a comfortable private bedroom with queen bed and full closet. It’s only an 8-minute drive to downtown Salt Lake City, but if you feel like taking it easy, grab one of the complimentary bicycles and ride around the city!

Full room in a lovely basement apartment

Price: from 34 USD

Number of Guests: 2

9. The Kimball (from USD 104)

This vacation rental has all the amenities and comforts of home and then some. Apartments feature a full living room with a gas fireplace, as well as cable TV and a DVD player, a kitchenette, and laundry facilities. Movie rentals, massage services, and a guest lounge are all offered, and a hot tub is on site and bicycles are available for hire! And, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the Salt Lake Temple is a 5-minute walk away, and Clark Planetarium is just a 5-minute drive away.

The Kimball at Temple Square

Address: 150 North Main Street

Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas CCTV in common areas CCTV outside property Shared lounge/TV area Hot tub Free parking Laundry

10. Cottage in Ivy District (from 55 USD)

Another Salt Lake City lodging, this Airbnb is a 1920s cottage in the Ivy District! Located just a few blocks from Emigration Market and the 15th and 15th shops, this accommodation is a convenient walking distance to the University of Utah, an area with lots of great shops, eateries, and a beautiful university.

1920s cottage in Ivy District

Price: from 55 USD

Number of Guests: 4

Address: Yalecrest, Salt Lake City, UT (see map)

11. Fully furnished studio unit (from USD 52)

Nestled in a peaceful neighborhood with tree-lined streets, close to downtown and other points of interest, including nightspots, shopping, and a ski resort, this Airbnb vacation rental is a fully furnished studio apartment. It comes with a queen, a sofa, and an airbed that can accommodate up to two guests. Apart from the beds, the apartment is also complete with a sitting area, a friendly workspace, a kitchenette, and a spacious private bathroom. Additionally, you’ll have here free Wi-Fi and free parking within the premise.

Charming 9th & 9th Guest Suite
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
160 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy and quiet the bed's really comfortable and the amenities were thoughtful
or just chill and relax sandy's comfortable space
the bed was very comfortable and the space was perfect for our 5 day stay
studio is very nice and well equipped big comfy bed and nice comfy couch :) thank you sandy
also the bed was super comfy
she keeps it very clean and inviting
great and very clean apartment
the place is clean and comfortable
very nice clean place to stay
the space is very clean and cozy
sandy was an excellent host
sandy is a great host
sandy was a very gracious host
sandy is very helpful and quick with responses
she was very accommodating and her hospitality was very much appreciated
nice accommodations and central location
in a good location
and in a great neighborhood/location
close to downtown but also felt like a safe neighborhood
walking distance to fun 9th and 9th area
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12. Beesley Cottage

A unique place to stay in Utah, this cottage is a historic landmark from 1872! Located within walking distance of downtown SLC, this cottage is newly renovated, so it combines both the quaint charm of the old with the comfort of the new. You can easily walk to City Creek, the Salt Palace, Temple Square, and more of downtown Salt Lake City.

Beesley Cottage
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
774 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bathroom feels brand new and the mattress was quite comfortable
the amenities were perfect and the bed bedding and pillows were cozy and comfy
the apartment is comfortable warm and still bright and airy even though it is small
the bed was extremely comfortable
the cottage is absolutely adorable in a cute neighborhood and had everything we needed and more to be comfortable
everything was very clean
just perfect +++ clean and a very confortable cottage
the space itself is clean and charming
the place was super clean
the rooms were very clean
hosts were easy to connect with and directions were very clear
megan and shawn are very good hosts
megan and shawn were extremely accommodating and helpful
excellent place megan & shawn are considerate hosts who take airbnb seriously
perfect hosts and room easy peasy
perfect little place close to downtown
easy walk to temple square
great place super close to downtown
perfect location for getting to temple square and nice place
great location book it now
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13. Modern studio unit

Located in the center of the downtown area, within walking distance to Temple Square, shopping options, and nightspots, this modern studio apartment offers one queen bed that can accommodate up to two guests, ideal for a solo traveler or a couple. The unit has an all-white wall that makes the place bright and with touches of warm tones everywhere, from the furniture to linens and decor. It also comes with ornamental plants and everything you’ll find at your own home, including a sitting area with a flat-screen television, a dining set-up, and a functional kitchen.

Top floor Presidential suit With perfect Location
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
199 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room had all the amenities and was extremely clean
would definitely stay here again great amenities and very comfortable bed
the bed is amazingly comfortable
washer & dryer in the apt were super helpful when i got my outfit dirty
i heard no city noise; the apartment faces a beautiful courtyard and i never once heard another tenant
very clean and stylish
it is sparkling clean and inviting
the apartment is very clean
it was a great stay clean and cozy
this airbnb was super clean and very nicely decorated
april is an amazing host with quick responses
hospitality management was super helpful accomodating and communicative
the host and management were friendly and kind they made sure i got everything i need
april was a great host and was quick to answer any questions
the host and property manager are very responsive and extremely helpful
the location is perfect
the location was great and easy to walk downtown
nicely located so we could walk to everything
we liked how close it was to many of the attractions of downtown slc
the location is great and within walking distance of all downtown salt lake restaurants
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14. Newly remodeled basement in the heart of Sugarhouse

This Salt Lake City accommodation is perfect for a stay with friends! The newly renovated basement comes equipped with a kitchen and even a laundry machine (in case you’re making your way back from a weekend of hiking). Both adorable and close to restaurants, bars, and movie theaters, this accommodation is the perfect place to stay if you’re planning to have a mixture of nights in and out on the town!

Newly remodeled basement apt near heart of Sugarhouse
29 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
for a basement apartment the layout and amenities were perfect
well equipped comfortable excellent internet and close to everything
the property was clean well stocked and beautifully decorated
the apartment was very clean and definitely met all our needs
the apartment was clean comfortable and a very reasonable rate for the stay
top three things that i liked best: 1) clean 2) nicely decorated
it’s a beautiful clean apt in a great location
easy to contact owner via text with quick response
camille & tony were the perfect host
the owner was very responsive to questions and the location was perfect
communicating with the owner camille was so easy and so convenient simple texting worked well
owners have made the rental a beautiful basement gem
great location in a beautiful neighborhood
we highly recommend this location for your stay
the location at sugarhouse was awesome cute quiet neighborhood
nicely situated close to major highways so car travel is quick and easy
nice walkable neighborhood; close to freeway stores and parks
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15. Private garden cottage with hot tub and bicycles

This gay little cottage is nestled in an urban forest-type garden. Within easy walking distance to coffee cafes and dining, it’s quiet and convenient. It’s only three blocks away from theaters and parks and a fifteen-minute drive from the airport. Guests love the comfy king-sized bed, the pebble floor, and stone shower. The unit that sleeps two guests in one bedroom is in a friendly area. Kids, coffee on the porch and people walking their dogs are not uncommon sights. Guest have access to the kitchen and the laundry in the main house. WiFi, TV, heating and basic essentials are supplied. Enjoy the hot tub on the premises.

Private Garden Cottage with Hottub & Bicycles
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
257 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Now, which unique accommodation feels like the best fit for you?

With so many options and things to do in the lovely Salt Lake City, stressing about your vacation accommodations is the absolute last thing you want to be doing. And now you don’t have to! Whether you’re going for a weekend of skiing, relaxing after hiking through Utah’s many beautiful national parks, or visiting friends and family for a joyful reunion, this list has something for everyone. And all without breaking the bank. So spend the afternoon in a historic Victorian home, or a cozy newly remodeled bungalow and start exploring the wonderful and exciting Salt Lake City, Utah. So check out our list of where to stay in Salt Lake City, Utah, for a more convenient holiday ahead.

Frequently asked questions about where to stay in Salt Lake City, Utah

1. Which are the best places to stay in Salt Lake City for couples?

There are a lot of private rooms and apartments that are great for couples in Salt Lake City, no matter what your budget is. For options, you can check out these accommodations for rent: the historic apartment and the modern studio.

2. Which are the best Airbnbs with hot tubs in Salt Lake City?

If your fond of soaking in a hot tub after a day of sightseeing to soothe your tired muscles, then you’ll surely want to book this lovely vacation rental or this private garden cottage.

3. Which are the most luxurious Airbnbs in Salt Lake City?

There are plenty of luxury Airbnbs in Salt Lake City that will make sure you have everything you need and more, like this top floor residential suite.

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