Pet-friendly hotel with in-room kitchens; in suburban Salt Lake City, next to shopping and entertainment at Jordan Landing
Hotel at a Glance: My Place Hotel West Jordan/Jordan Landing, UT
My Place Hotel helps travelers feel more at home on the road. Each of its rooms has a kitchen with a two-burner stovetop, as well as a dining table for enjoying home-cooked meals. Blackout shades and microfiber linens ensure a good night’s sleep.
- Morning boost: Guests can order packaged breakfasts to have them delivered to their rooms a day ahead (charge applies).
- Pets welcome: Up to two pets weighing 80 pounds or less can stay for $10 each per day.
- Chow time: The hotel’s mini-mart stocks snacks and cookware.
- What’s nearby: Jordan Landing, a development with stores, restaurants, and a comedy club
Salt Lake City: Mormon Heritage, Skiing, and the Great Salt Lake
Surrounded by mountains on every side, Utah’s capital city sprawls across a broad valley that draws visitors looking to play in the great outdoors. Skiing in the nearby Wasatch Range is one of the most popular pastimes; there are eight ski resorts in a 50-mile range of the city. The area receives nearly 500 inches of snow annually, and several resorts offer access to slopes suitable for skiers of all skill levels. Summer visitors can still go to the ski areas for hiking and trail rides. There are also warm-weather activities just outside the city limits in the 2.1 million acres of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and near the Great Salt Lake—the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere and a remnant of a prehistoric inland lake.
Those interested in the origins of the city or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can check out the Church History Museum, home to a large collection of Mormon art and artifacts. If you’re looking to research your own genealogy, visit the Family History Library—which is free to the public—and search through a large database with the help of professional staffers and trained volunteers. Both the museum and the library are adjacent to Temple Square, one of Salt Lake City’s most popular attractions, where tranquil gardens surround the iconic Salt Lake Temple.