Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Review: A Modern Masterpiece

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Review - Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Mountains reflect on the glass panels of the hotel at twilight.
Beautiful twilight reflection on the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City. Photo credit. Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City

The gorgeous Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City is one of the newest hotels in the vibrant downtown area of Salt Lake City, Utah. The architecture of the hotel is designed to capture reflections in its glass panels. Throughout the day as the light changes, it reflects views of the city and mountains on the building creating a natural work of art. The Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City was built from the ground up and contains the latest in technology.

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Highlights

  • Luxury hotel perfect for conventions, girlfriend getaways, romantic trips, solo travelers
  • Downtown location within walking distance of Salt Lake City shopping and attractions
  • Design incorporates local artwork
  • Seasonal rooftop swimming pool
  • Pet friendly with pet amenities and carpet-free rooms
  • 35-minute drive to seven ski resorts
  • Regency Club Rooms include club access with breakfast, snacks and beverages throughout the day

Things You Should Know Before You Go

  • Attached to the Salt Palace Convention Center so hotel can be very busy when a convention’s in town
  • Both valet and self-parking fees are high

She Buys Travel Tip: The Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City is part of the World of Hyatt, the brand’s rewards program. Members can gain points with stays at a variety of Hyatt Hotels at all price points. Guests earn five points for every $1 spent and reward nights are as low as 3500 points. There are also special rates for members and additional benefits making this a great reward program. I joined after seeing all the benefits. The program also offers a credit card.

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The Salt Palace Convention Center is a large building with a glass tower.
The Salt Palace Convention Center. Photo credit.  Marguerite “Peggy” Cleveland


This luxurious enclave is located in the center of Salt Lake City and is conveniently connected to the Salt Palace Convention Center and within walking distance of downtown attractions such as Temple Square. Salt Lake City International Airport is just seven miles away and world-class ski resorts are a short drive from the hotel. Hiking abounds with trails right in the center of the city. It is in a great location and, for the majority of my visit, I walked everywhere.

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Review - The beautiful Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City lobby contains a modern chandelier, art from local artists, a gorgeous marble floor, and comfortable seating throughout.
The welcoming atmosphere of the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Lobby. Photo credit. Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City

First Impressions

Upon arrival, I was greeted by friendly valets who whisked my car to valet parking (self-parking is an option). Check-in was a breeze with the front desk staff. The hotel lobby is gorgeous with a modern ascetic which still managed to be cozy despite its size.

Residents of Salt Lake City are known for their active outdoor life. The design of the lobby brings the outdoors in with art installations and color choices. The hotel artwork highlights the immense talents of local artists and was curated to reflect the essence of the region. I highly recommend taking a self-guided art tour of the hotel.

I found the lobby to be a nice place to hang out. Comfortable seating is arranged in a cozy layout making separate rooms within the larger space. It was the perfect spot to read a book while sipping coffee by the intimate fireplace.


The Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City was built from the ground up so it features the latest technology. Gone are clunky elevators that take forever. The Hyatt has high-speed ones that quickly whisk you to the upper floors. The hotel has Wi-Fi 6, the next generation of fiber optic. Rooms are outfitted with plenty of outlets for all your devices and high-speed internet streaming. Bathrooms have a Smart Mirror with ideal lighting and a built-in clock. Touchless technology with Hyatt mobile key entry is available with the Hyatt app. The hotel also offers ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations for a fee.

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Review - Views of mountains and city from floor-to-ceiling windows in the hotel.
Gorgeous views from a 1 King Bed View Corner Room. Photo credit. Marguerite “Peggy” Cleveland

Rooms At The Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City

The 700 guest rooms and suites are what you expect at a 5-star hotel. I stayed in a 1 King Bed View Corner Room and all I can say is “Wow!” All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows but the corner rooms have more and the view is incredible. i was dazzled by the bright lights of downtown SLC at night and views of the snow-capped Wasatch Mountains looming over the city during the day.

I love the design of the rooms. Hardwood floors instead of carpet are so nice and much cleaner. My room was a spacious 414 square foot room with a comfy king bed with plush bedding. The open and airy room had a separate seating area and all the furniture had an upscale modern feel. The luxurious bathroom was supplied with spa toiletries. The standard rooms are equally spacious at 302-367 square feet.

The air conditioner worked well and I mention this because I was on the 26th floor and often find it overly hot in a high-rise hotel. That was not the case here, I was cool and comfortable. I read some reviews that complained about the noise but I find if you just leave the fan on instead of auto it doesn’t cycle on and off. I did not find it an issue.

Room Amenities

  • 65” flat-screen HDTV
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffeemaker
  • Minifridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Laptop-sized safe

SheBuysTravel Tip: Definitely book a 1 King Bed View Corner Room. This is where I stayed and the floor to ceiling windows and the mountain views are just stunning. The room is curved and I really enjoyed taking in the scenery with the city lit up at night and the early morning sun.

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Review - Ribeye steak with asparagus and mashed potatoes, garnished with rosemary and herbed butter.
The delicious 16 oz. ribeye served at the Salt Republic. Photo credit: Marguerite “Peggy” Cleveland

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Restaurants

I loved the dining options available at the hotel. I was pleasantly surprised to find a global influence and locally sourced ingredients. The hotel offers four dining options including a bistro, a Spanish-inspired rooftop restaurant, a grab-and-go market, and a cocktail lounge.

Mar | Muntanya

The incredible Mar | Muntanya is located on the 6th floor and brings the flavors of Northern Spain to SLC. It is the hotel’s signature restaurant and has become extremely popular locally so reservations are a must. It is easy to see why. Executive Chef Tyson Peterson’s menu is influenced by the Basque and Catalonia regions of Spain utilizing fresh locally sourced ingredients from farmers, growers, and artisans as well as ingredients sourced directly from Spain. Ask your server to help guide you to choose two or three small plates, tapas-style to share. It’s a fun experience with great food and lovely views. When the weather is nice you can dine al fresco on the Rooftop Terrace.

The Salt Republic

The Salt Republic is the hotel’s bistro-style restaurant. Just off the hotel lobby, it is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I loved the open kitchen with its wood-fired oven and rotisserie. The menu is very diverse with a variety of salads, wood-fired flatbreads, seafood, and beef options. They even have risotto. I opted for the 16 oz ribeye and it was perfection, served with garlic mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, and arugula salad.  The atmosphere is casual yet the service and food were on par with a fine dining establishment. It is the perfect place to dine when you have arrived from a long day of travel.

Market Coffee and Fresh Goods

This is the best marketplace I have ever encountered at a hotel. It is a combination coffee and gift shop with grab-and-go bites. It is so well stocked with a variety of food, souvenirs, and local products. How often have you arrived at a hotel late in the evening when all the restaurants are closed? Well, no worries if you are staying at the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City. The market is open 24 hours and guests have choices other than a bag of chips and a candy bar. From 6 am to 10 pm, the market offers meals and drinks that can be ordered at the market or from your room for pickup or room service.

The hotel’s lobby bar with a curved bar and a marble countertop and high bar chairs. Floor to ceiling windows give views of the city.
The beautiful decor of the Contribution Cocktail Lounge which opens to the lobby. Photo credit.  Marguerite “Peggy” Cleveland

Contribution Cocktail Lounge

The hotel’s lounge is a great place to enjoy a bite to eat and a craft cocktail or glass of wine from their extensive wine list. This is not your typical bar food. The menu features artisan boards, wood-fired flatbreads, a variety of light bites, and a great dessert menu. Ingredients are sourced locally with partnerships with Charlie’s Produce, Wasatch Meats, and Mico’s Micros. I have been so impressed that even though this is a corporate hotel they are committed to sourcing locally.

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Review - Outdoor terrace with fire pits, comfy seating, and murals painted on the wall.
The beautiful Rooftop Terrace and fire pits. Photo credit. Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Amenities

This is a five-star hotel and it really shows with the upscale amenities available to guests at the hotel.

Rooftop Terrace

The Rooftop Terrace is located on the 6th floor and is such a beautiful space no matter what the time of year. In warmer weather guests have access to the outdoor pool with its city view and the Wasatch Mountains in the distance. The pool deck has lots of comfy lounge chairs and private cabanas are available. Charming fire pits are lit in the evening. The Rooftop Terrace is the site for themed events the hotel offers throughout the year.

SheBuysTravel Tip: Check the hotel’s events, they often host fun seasonal things to do on the terrace.

Fitness Center

This ranks as one of my top hotel fitness centers. Open 24 hours a day, enjoy natural sunlight from the floor-to-ceiling windows or the city lights after dark. There are dozens of cardio machines including treadmills, weight machines, dumbbells, and plenty of room for yoga.

The Regency Club

The Regency Club offers a beautiful club lounge offering an enhanced continental breakfast as well as refreshments and snacks throughout the day. It is a relaxing space with comfortable seating and the gorgeous views the hotel is known for. Club access is available for guests who book a club-level room as well as World Of Hyatt Globalists.

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Details

The Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City is 170 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101. It is centrally located in downtown SLC and is just seven miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport. Both valet and self-parking are available. I had a rental car during my stay as I wanted to venture out to sightsee but, for a weekend getaway of dining, shopping, and entertainment, a car is not necessary.

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