Feb082015

Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtown

My trip to Salt Lake City provided an opportunity to drop into a Hyatt House brand hotel. Hyatt House now has more than 60 properties in the USA. Hyatt House developed from rebranding Hyatt’s existing Summerfield Suites and the extended stay hotels purchased as Sierra Suites a few years ago. Hyatt House is the Hyatt chain’s extended stay hotel brand.

I wrote an article last year describing extended stay hotels across the major hotel chains.

Loyalty Traveler – Extended Stay brands for hotel apartment living (Jan 10, 2014)

Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtown

Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtown is one block south off the light rail TRAX line at Arena Station on West South Temple with $2.50 train service to the SLC airport at 140 South 300 West, Salt Lake City.

Hyatt House sign

The hotel opened in January 2015. I was intrigued by a concealed Marriott Courtyard sign below Hyatt House. I had checked-in to Courtyard SLC Downtown earlier in the day. The owner of the new build Hyatt House is also the owner of an adjacent hotel project under construction to be branded Marriott Courtyard SLC Downtown and the Courtyard where I stayed will become a Fairfield Inn.

I enjoyed my stay in a suite at the Courtyard SLC.

Loyalty Traveler – Courtyard Salt Lake City Downtown free stay during $400 rates at category 3 hotel (Jan 22, 2015)

Hyatt House exterior

The six story Hyatt House hotel has a lobby reminiscent of an Aloft hotel with less vibrant colors and a de-emphasis on the bar.

Hyatt House

Much of the seating is restaurant style seating for the lobby kitchen, which serves complimentary breakfast. There were still plenty of seats for relaxed social settings.

Hyatt House lobby

The hotel was sold out for the night with the winter Outdoor Retailers convention in the city. Amazingly nobody was hanging around the lobby at one o’clock in the afternoon.

Hyatt house breakfast

A separate room with a pool table off the lobby is a hotel feature to point out.

Hyatt House pool table

The lobby also had a couple of computer terminals for guests.

Hyatt House lobby computers

The patio was warm on a sunny January afternoon. In warmer seasons, the patio has an outdoor grill unit for guest use.

Hyatt House patio

Hyatt House Rooms

I saw a one bedroom kitchen suite at Hyatt House, but no photos of the sitting area since the room was still under construction. This is truly a new hotel.

Hyatt House Kitchen

Microwave, stove top, toaster, dishwasher and full size refrigerator out of view to right.

Hyatt House bedroom

The couch reminds me of Hyatt Place furniture. There is also Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway two blocks away, even closer to the TRAX airport train line.

Hyatt House bed

Glass shower in bathroom is typical efficient design of Hyatt bathrooms.

The hotel has an outdoor pool and indoor fitness center.

Hyatt House fitness

Hyatt House is a decent looking extended stay hotel option. Hyatt House In Salt Lake City Downtown is within easy walking distance to most downtown locations. Most of central downtown tourist sites and many pubs, theaters, the Utah Jazz arena and shopping are within a 20 minute walk.

Hyatt House ext-2

Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtown is a category 2 Hyatt Gold Passport hotel at 8,000 points per night. Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Downtown/The Gateway is also category 2. These hotels do not offer SLC airport transportation. TRAX from SLC to Arena Station (Utah Jazz arena) is $2.50 and trains run every 20 minutes.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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