America Does Indeed Look Grand From the Grand America SLC
We are suckers for a room with a killer view. We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.
We had an anti-view in Denver today a destination where one might expect to see mountains off in the distance (though Denver, we know, is pretty flat) but looking at this view from a room at the Grand America sort of makes up for it.
This downtown Salt Lake City hotel has a whopping 775 guestrooms, lots of them with killer Rocky Mountain Views like this one. The place is a 5-diamond property but still keeps it real with free in-room WiFi. It's got a massive spa, a salon, boasts an impressive list of green initiatives, and, in the winter, offers ski-for-free packages (staying two consecutive nights earns you two Snowbasin lift tickets).
Rates here start around $229, with options to add luxe goodies like afternoon tea, bouquets of flowers, or a spa sampler for additional fees.