Nice hotel in general but with issues
Posted Feb 13, 2017
The location is not bad for events held at the Salt Lake Convention Center, or going to the FamilySearch Library, however, there are homeless people that hang out in the fast food places near the hotel and at the State Liquor Store, a half block away. If you walk, you will have to walk through the "gauntlet". There is a shuttle for 7, but it is often deployed between airport runs, and other places, so if you are attending a convention/conference, you will likely have to walk as we did because of non availability or just miss the first hour or so of the meetings.
We had a 2nd story room, and for most nights we had a family "stomping" around above us when they came in at around 11pm, and then they were up at 5am getting ready to go somewhere for the last 3 nights we were there. So quality sleep was a big problem.
If it were not for location, and for sound proofing, we would stay there again, however this was our last stay at Crystal Inn in downtown SLC, after quite a few years of visits. I am sure that the other hotels nearby also struggle with the location problem as well. If you don't walk to places in downtown, but it is simply a stopover for the night and drive away the next day, then location would not be an issue. Realize that the fast food places have homeless people also in the facilities, the bathrooms are locked except for patrons, and their is a security person at each, as well as paid police that roam the area. Still made us feel unsafe.