Where To Stay In Salt Lake City, Utah: 6 Best Neighborhoods

where to stay salt lake city
Andrea Mae
Andrea Mae 
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With almost a year-round of sun-kissed days, various ski resorts, luxurious hotels, renowned restaurants, and natural tourist attractions, you should not miss out on the well-rounded offerings of Salt Lake City. Situated in the shadow of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains, this is a place where you can take a break from the hubbub of your daily lives. Although it is the capital of Utah, it is not as congested as other cities. For those looking for a new taste of adventure, it can offer you various activities such as bobsledding, ski jumping, extreme tubing, rope courses, rock climbing, ziplining, and more. After a fun-filled day, find a place to rest comfortably. You can check out where to stay in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here are the best neighborhoods that we listed down for you.

1. Yalecrest

Yalecrest Laird Streetscape
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Kellymwhite used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Nestled in the East Bench of Salt Lake City is the residential neighborhood of Yalecrest. It is famous for its many stunning architectures and a range of trails and parks around the area. With its historic houses, gorgeous landscapes, and streets named after Ivy League and major universities in the United States, this can be an interesting place to visit when you are in Utah. What makes Yalecrest a great neighborhood in Salt Lake City is its houses with exceptional architectural styles and structures. Suppose you are up for a close encounter with nature - in that case, you can visit various parks near Yalecrest, such as Bonneville Glen Park, which is 0.1 miles (0.2 kilometers) away, Miller Park Loop which is 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) away, and Laird Park, which is 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers) away.

Serene Parkside Retreat
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
42 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was top notch as well
we felt so comfortable once we arrived to the place
the queen bed was soft and comfortable
Cleanliness:
the room is clean and quiet
space is spotless well appointed and classy
the space was very clean which was important to me because of covid
the space was really comfortable clean and nice
the bathroom was sparkling clean with an awesome walk-in shower
Host:
the host is super nice
julie was very responsive and friendly one of the best hosts we ever had
the host was quick to reply and offered wonderful local spots to go to
great host space was even nicer than the pictures show
i highly recommend this home away from home and julie as your host
Location:
so cute and terrific location
the neighborhood is adorable and so close to everything
it’s situated in the nicest neighborhood that is very pleasant to walk and explore
great location just enough room for me and my husband to spend the weekend
julie’s place was sparkling clean and in close proximity to a very cool stretch of restaurants and shops
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East Side Charmer
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
46 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was so cozy and very inviting after spending the past few days sleeping in a tent
at rick’s place expect a very cozy and warm comfortable space to rest and enjoy some quiet
cozy quiet and hospitable with some nice thoughtful touches
Cleanliness:
rick’s place was very clean and had everything we needed for a great stay
very clean space with easy check in ricky offered many local tips
we loved our stay the space is clean lovely comfy and relaxing
the place felt welcoming homey and clean
kind and hospitable hosts the guest house was clean and offered many amenities
Host:
great experience and great hosts
rick was such an amazing host
rick and his wife are gracious hosts
rick and lisa were gracious hosts as well
rick and lisa were great hosts
Location:
great location in a beautiful neighborhood
the neighborhood is beautiful and walking distance to everything we needed
a great location in an exceptional neighborhood
the location was great for visiting our friends at university of utah so we had a great weekend
good if you want a place away from the city
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Best location, Harvard/Yale area. Private Entrance
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
164 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely room with great amenities
small quarters but very nice bed bathroom closet tv etc
the bedroom has a tv very comfortable queen bed with lots of extra blankets provided
and bonnie included a tv tray/desk which was a super nice touch for me
the bed was super comfy and the back yard was very relaxing
Cleanliness:
very clean and homey basement space
clean quiet tastefully decorated
great neighborhood clean and great communication
the place is very clean and nicely decorated
bonnie’s place was sparkling clean very cosy
Host:
host was very friendly
she is also so kind and caring
she is very communicative and a good host
the host is very communicative and friendly
she was very welcoming and friendly
Location:
great location near u of utah
backyard was gorgeous and location was perfect
lovely basement apartment in a beautiful neighborhood that is walkable to the cute 15th and 15th area
lovely place in a great location
i absolutely loved my stay the location is perfect
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2. Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City, UT
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user halfuur used under CC BY 3.0

This neighborhood in Salt Lake City has a prominent view of Utah State Capitol, which is why it is named Capitol Hill. From the hill’s slope, you can also enjoy Salt Lake City’s metro view, and the Great Salt Lake situated in the west. It is home to various historic buildings and the pleasant neighborhood of Marmalade Hill, which is famous for its streets filled with different fruits used in making marmalade. There are nearby attractions to visit near Capitol Hill, such as Temple Square, which is 1.9 miles (3.1 kilometers) away, Liberty Park, which is 3.8 miles (6.1 kilometers) away, and Dreamscapes, which is 2.1 miles (3.4 kilometers) away.

Capitol Hill/DOWNTOWN Entire Guest Suite and Patio
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
310 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in cottage 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
her style is straight kit of a magazine and the bed is amazingly comfortable
she had all kinds of thoughtful amenities around the apartment
super cozy lots of provided snacks and other amenities loved my stay
melonee’s place is perfectly cozy and full to the brim with thoughtful amenities
very comfy bed the little yard was perfect for my dog and the views were awesome
Cleanliness:
cozy clean and comfortable
great cozy space that was clean and accurately described
melonee’s place is stylish clean and decorated amazingly
melonee was a wonderful hostess the unit was exceptionally clean and the bed was very comfortable
the space was clean warm comfy and we felt very safe
Host:
the host melonee was helpful and responsive
melonee is a super host she's very kind and very fast for the questions
host provided an abundance of snacks and drinks that were greatly appreciated
melonee was an exceptional host responding to any questions we had immediately and giving clear check in instructions
melonee was an incredible host and even had snacks and drinks for us to enjoy
Location:
location is great and within walking distance to downtown
the location is great
great location and super cute
the location was great - so close to downtown and a short drive to the airport
and the location is perfect
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1920s Historic Home on Capitol Hill — Downtown SLC
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
376 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed and wifi were great and the apartment was clean
it’s a small apartment underneath a beautiful home
it was a nice basement apartment with great amenities
this is a cozy space with thoughtful decor and a well-stocked kitchen
Cleanliness:
very clean and the bed was very comfortable
nice clean unique places to stay
the place is clean and tidy
very comfortable clean and quiet
everything felt super clean and check-in/communication was a breeze thank you
Host:
hosts are very friendly and welcoming
the hosts are also exceptionally accommodating responsive and very kind
hosts were quick to respond and check in was easy
very kind when we did interact i definitely recommend staying here
jake was very welcoming and hospitable and we loved the visits we got from their cat
Location:
great location for an overnight stay near downtown slc
super cute place and a great location
it was perfectly situated for comfortable and central accommodations
in a great location
a great location and excellent accommodations
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Monthly Rental-Downtown Salt Lake Capitol Hill
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
47 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stylish with lots of amenities that made our stay comfortable
would be better if the unit had a dining table and chairs to better facilitate meals
very comfortable beds/bedding
apartment has enough room for a family of five to be comfortable and has very nice decoration touches
Cleanliness:
this house was clean and decorated nicely
unit was clean and had all the toiletries i could need
very quaint clean and quiet
we had a very restful nights sleep in a spotlessly clean room
very modern and clean space with a great kitchen setup
Host:
andrew is an amazing host and he responded to my questions in an hour
andrew is a great host quick in response and try to make the best for the guests
beautiful neighborhood andrew was quick to reply and very accommodating
andrew is an excellent host
andrew was super responsive and friendly - couldn’t have asked for a better host
Location:
fantastic location close to downtown
location was easy to get to from airport and it seemed everything was 15-20 mins away
nice little basement apartment in a good location with easy walk to train station and city creek
temple square was a great walk from the house
awesome location walking distance from downtown and there’s a lot to do in that area
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3. Downtown Salt Lake City

Neumont University's campus in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Neumont University used under PUBLIC DOMAIN

Downtown Salt Lake City is filled with business establishments and art museums. Besides these, you can also find various entertainments, dining choices, and vibrant nightlife here. You can find the urban action you are looking for in this neighborhood. However, the most popular tourist attraction in this area is the historic Temple Square. You can also get a panoramic view of Wasatch Mountain from this borough. If you want to scour the place further, catch a musical at Eccles Theater or watch a game or concert at Vivint Arena (Utah Jazz).


TownePlace Suites by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown

Wifi Available

Address: 135 West 200 South
Accommodates: 4

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry


Marriott Salt Lake City Center

Wifi Available

Address: 220 South State Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms


Homewood Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City Downtown

Address: 423 West 300 South

Ski storage Family rooms Facilities for disabled guests BBQ facilities Business centre Safety deposit box Express check-in/check-out Parking

4. Sugar House

US Post Office, Sugar House station, Salt Lake City, Utah
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Nicole Bernshaw used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Established in 1853, Sugar House is considered one of the oldest neighborhoods in Salt Lake City. Throughout the years, it has become popular as the city’s central furniture district. It is home to several shopping centers, retailers, booksellers, and restaurants. Although it is situated near the city center, there are various activities for runners, cyclists, and swimmers. You might want to go first to Sugar House Park, especially if you visit during the summer because there will be fun activities to try around the park. Besides, some of the popular tourist attractions near Sugar House are The Kissing Bridge which is 0.9 miles (1.5 kilometers) away, Donut Falls, which is 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) away, and Red Butte Garden, which is 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) away.


SpringHill Suites by Marriott Salt Lake City Sugar House

Address: 2206 South 1300 East

Physical distancing in dining areas Free parking Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Physical distancing rules followed Meeting/banquet facilities Fax/photocopying Non-smoking rooms Breakfast takeaway containers


Home2 Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City-East

Address: 2350 South Foothill Drive

Safety deposit box Non-smoking rooms Laundry Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Pets allowed Indoor pool Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Free WiFi

Cozy Basement Sugarhouse Apartment
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
147 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities and very cozy
the portable heater will definitely keep you warm
probably is better for a winter stay as it doesn't have air conditioning
basement stayed comfortable but the added ac unit made it even better for the 100 degree weather
the kitchen was also fully equipped; mattress comfortable with nice touches like book lights on the headboard
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and cozy
clean and cozy little apartment
it was very clean and extremely cozy
wonderful space very clean and tidy
very clean organized and well furnished
Host:
hosts are pleasant and attentive
the owners were easy to contact with any questions we had
hosts are helpful and responsive
the hosts were very friendly and were able to help us with some questions we had
melanie was a great host
Location:
perfect location in the sugarhouse area
good location and nice neighborhood
adorable basement apartment in a great location
it’s close to a great neighborhoods
location was great for visiting the city
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5. The Avenues

Clark Planetarium
Source: Wikipedia

The Avenues, or The Aves, as the locals like to call it, is one of the best neighborhoods in Salt Lake City. It was established back in the 1850s, and since then, it has become famous throughout the city because of its proximity to various eateries, parks, trails, and other interesting destinations. You can also observe the aesthetically pleasing historic homes around the area. Suppose you want to explore around The Avenues more. In that case, you can try going to Ensign Peak Park, which is 1.6 miles (2.6 kilometers) away, Clark Planetarium which is 2.5 miles (4.02 kilometers) away, and Natural History Museum of Utah, which is 2.4 miles (3.9 kilometers) away.


Ellerbeck Bed & Breakfast

Address: 140 North B Street

Breakfast in the room Free WiFi WiFi available in all areas Allergy-free room Business centre On-site parking 24-hour security Parking

Private Avenues Duplex -2BD 1600 ft
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
267 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
awesome apartment with a beautiful view
the beds were comfortable and the kitchen had needed amenities
the apt was clean and spacious although a bit outdated in terms of furniture and appliances
the beds were very comfortable and we would happily stay again
alan's place was very comfortable and had everything we needed
Cleanliness:
a very clean and comfortable place
it was clean and private
comfortable clean and convenient
everything was awesome clean and comfortable
alan's place was very clean and neat
Host:
alan was a great host
alan was a great host
alan is a responsive host
alan was a great host:)
he answers questions immediately and is a fantastic host
Location:
very close to an amazing downtown
we liked the location of this unit
we loved the location
i really enjoyed this location
this is an amazing location and wonderful place
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☆ Beautiful Escape - Nature by the City
363 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
couch and bed are both super comfortable
stunning view comfortable and cosy space
amazing view day and night from the living room
plenty of room for 2 people with a wonderful view
amazing view of the city and mountains from the living room and porch
Cleanliness:
the place was super clean and cozy
this was a clean cute space
very clean and comfortable bedroom as well
everything was fantastic the place was very clean and easy to access
i almost forgot to mention how unbelievably clean it felt and smelled so important in times like this
Host:
helpful & kind host
the owner is efficient and attentive
the host was very friendly
very responsive and helpful host
casey was very prompt in her response and provided lots of helpful details in her welcome email
Location:
excellent location to downtown city creek park and miles and miles of trails
super cute super clean great location
this place was super sweet to stay in such a great location to amazing food and downtown
super cute place and has anything you could need
highly recommend staying here close to trails and the city
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6. Liberty Wells

Where to stay in Salt Lake City
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user The Erica Chang used under CC BY 3.0

Another residential neighborhood in Salt Lake City is Liberty Wells. It is situated southeast of downtown and northwest of Sugar House, so you will not run low on activities to try and spots to visit in the area. This is a haven for runners, cyclists, and nature lovers because you can find Liberty Park and the Tracy Aviary here. There are covered pavilion and open spaces where you can enjoy volleyball, exercise, and picnics. If you want to explore the areas near the neighborhood further, you can visit Nightmare on 13th and Salt Lake Archery, which are both 1.3 miles (2.1 kilometers) away, and The Front Climbing Club, which is 1.2 miles (1.9 kilometers) away.

Cozy/Modern Liberty Park
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
287 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great wifi fully equipped kitchen and comfortable living with room with tv and soundbar
the place itself is fantastic and very spacious for a one bedroom apartment
everything was clean comfortable and easy to find and they had all the amenities you'd expect
scott’s place is quiet and comfortable
scott was very helpful and prompt when we couldn't connect to fire stick on the tv
Cleanliness:
clean and stylish apartment
very clean and tidy place
very clean tidy and homely
the place was clean and comfortable
very clean and nice location
Host:
very friendly and caring host
host was really quick to respond and very kind and helpful
also the hosts certainly went the extra mile to make sure those little extras were present
the hosts were amazing polite fast responders and extremely professional
great place great area and host
Location:
great location short drive to downtown
located in a great place
great house in an awesome location
such a great location
nice find close to public transportation (route 205)
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Basement suite near downtown/Sugarhouse
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
134 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was comfortable and my friend liked sleeping on the couch
great location very comfortable enjoyed having coffee cream and bottled water provided
it was a cozy stay and leslie was very responsive and accommodating
i loved the bed super comfy my stay was amazing and i highly recommend
everything was clean and the the tv had various subscriptions such as netflix amazon prime etc
Cleanliness:
this place was clean comfy and spacious
perfect place clean and lovely
clean and pleasant would stay again
super clean and very comfortable bed
the bathroom was very clean and the bed was very comfortable
Host:
she was a nice and super responsive host
she was very friendly and welcoming
leslie is a great host
leslie was a gracious host
lovely host who makes sure all your needs are met
Location:
the location was also perfect very close to many stores and restaurants
perfect location and very cozy
and the location was perfect
leslies place is a wonderful basement apartment in a incredible location accommodations were wonderful
this place was fantastic great location and close to downtown
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Large Room 03, Charming Urban Cottage
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
24 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Host:
though the host was extremely helpful and responsive
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Are you looking for a peaceful destination where you can spend the weekend with your friends, family, or special someone? Utah has so many cities that you can explore, but Salt Lake City is certainly the first place you can visit and see. With all the fun-filled adventures to discover in the city, be sure to pick your best choice and make the most out of your trip to Salt Lake City.

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