SLC is the last leg of our 4 state journey at the end of August. In order to reduce our nearly $1000 car rental price (eek!), I was wondering if we need a car for the final day? I anticipate arriving in SLC around 2:30 in the afternoon from GTNP. We'll be staying at a hotel close to the airport that offers a shuttle - our flight back east leaves early the following morning. So, if we were to drop the car off at the airport about 16 hours before our flight (in order to greatly reduce costs by sticking with a week rental vs. a week plus a day), are there restaurants within walking distance from the hotels closest to the airport? Or, cab service at least?
Any thoughts are appreciated! Perhaps I should just suck it up and eat the extra day (close to an extra $200 though...that's hard to swallow).