Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Joseph Smith Memorial Building featuring heritage architecture, a city and a memorial
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This heritage building is a popular breakfast, lunch and dining destination in Temple Square.

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is a magnet for visitors of Temple Square. It’s a popular location for lunch or dinner after exploring the other buildings of the Mormon Church on the square. Start the day here with breakfast in the café or pastries from the bakery. This building also houses the FamilySearch Center, where you can trace your family’s ancestors and legacy.This Italian Renaissance-style building was erected in 1911 as the Utah Hotel. The inn operated for almost 80 years. A 1993 renovation transformed the interior. The purpose as well as the name were also changed to honor Joseph Smith Junior, who founded The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Today, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building is a popular venue for weddings, conferences and fine dining.Admire the lobby’s intricate glass ceiling, huge marble pillars and opulent staircase. Look up at crystal chandeliers and stand on thick plush carpets. Visit the on-site bakery for a home-style meal or baked treats. A café on the ground level sells sandwiches and snacks, as well as gifts and souvenirs.The FamilySearch Center is on the fourth floor. Volunteers here help visitors piece together their family trees. This is a key activity for members of the Mormon Church, although anyone can use this resource. Take your pick from two restaurants on the 10th floor for lunch or dinner. The Garden Restaurant offers panoramic views of Salt Lake Temple and surrounding Temple Square and has a retractable glass ceiling, which opens in the warmer months. The Roof Restaurant is best for families and features an all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet. The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is located directly east of Salt Lake Temple. Parking is available for patrons of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, which is closed on Sundays.

Top Hotels Close to Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
3 out of 5
122 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $109 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Salt Lake City. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,364 reviews)
"We traveled for two weeks, and this was our favorite stop. We had a wonderful view, nice store for snacks and friendly staff. The outdoor pool was clean amd warm."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
Little America Hotel
Little America Hotel
4 out of 5
500 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $126 per night from Aug 27 to Aug 28
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Salt Lake City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the restaurant and the WiFi in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,032 reviews)
"Was a pleasant stay"

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Little America Hotel
The Grand America Hotel
The Grand America Hotel
5 out of 5
555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
The price is $319 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Salt Lake City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,001 reviews)
"Convenient access and well kept property"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

The Grand America Hotel
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Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
3 out of 5
122 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $109 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
Little America Hotel
Little America Hotel
4 out of 5
500 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $126 per night from Aug 27 to Aug 28
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The Grand America Hotel
The Grand America Hotel
5 out of 5
555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
The price is $319 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
The Grand America Hotel
Hilton Salt Lake City Center
Hilton Salt Lake City Center
4 out of 5
255 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $150 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Hilton Salt Lake City Center
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
4 out of 5
215 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $148 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 4
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City
3 out of 5
230 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $161 per night from Aug 27 to Aug 28
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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
15 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $183 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 27
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
206 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $151 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
4 out of 5
75 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
The price is $179 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 12
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
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