City: Murray, UT
Chain: Fairfield Inn, South Salt Lake City (hotel link)
Address: 594 West 4500 South Salt Lake City Utah 84123 USA
Phone Number: 801-265-9600
Check Out: January, 2013
A lower end Marriott property, the sign outside said recently renovated and no reason to disbelieve the sign. Despite the snowy, salty, dirty muck everywhere outside, the hotel was clean, well lit, and comfortable. Fairfield Inn’s seem to have a funky design approach. The rooms and amenities track Courtyard properties closely, but the furniture, colors, feel is a little odd to me. But, clean, the people working there were super nice and helpful, and room and bed were comfortable. I could have used an air conditioner that made a little less noise, you had to turn the TV up a bit to hear it over the racket under the window. There must be some super cheap reason to put in those room units because so many hotels use them, and its a lot of noise have a compressor run a few feet from your bed.
Exercise room was very small and almost useless. Couldn’t put more than 3 people in there at a time, it was only really available late at night. The hotel is also in a fairly dreary part of Salt Lake City; all flat, warehouses, next to the interstate. Very convenient location, but not really a place to walk around.
Restaurant: Rumbi Island Grill
Web Site: rumbi.com
Address: 5269 State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: (801) 266-5700
Note quite a cafeteria, not quite a restaurant. It’s fast food-ish, where you order at the front, they hand you a number, you sit down, and they bring you your food when its done. Decorated in a “beach bum” style, with fake grass huts, surfboards, etc.
Was a good choice, I was jonesing for fish tacos, and they’re were sloppy but good. Some kind of coconut/mango salsa on it, nicely done fish, but dripped a lot of juice. Not very expensive, I think lunch was about $12 with a drink. I’d go back for a quick lunch that wasn’t the normal burger thing. Oh, they did burgers too. Didn’t try them.