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The Kimball Condominiums
Salt Lake City
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Superb location, needs staff training & maintenance”
Reviewed 19 February 2013

The location is the number one thing going for it...it simply cannot be beat! right across the street from Temple Square and everything downtown, it is superbly located.
It's quiet, it's an older building with character and charm and we liked it.
Before getting into the rest, we would stay here again simply because of the location and it is NOT a bad place to stay.
The cons, however, well....a few things need to be addressed. Our one bedroom was nice....with a sagging floor in the bedroom that you can literally feel yourself sink into in one spot. The carpet was bubbled up to a 'wave' several inches high and we all kept tripping over it (in the living room). The bed was a full size....a queen would have been a bit nicer, really, but it wasn't horrible.
What disgusted me were two things: one pillow and two more pillows in a closet meant for the sofa bed had NOT been changed with new pillow cases. Heavily scented woman's perfume were on them, complete with hair. ICK!
The fridge must be 30 years old. I don't care about that if it works. It did work.....with a well frozen over freezer that was dirty.
Another ICK!
Chips on the furniture...the dining room table looked like it had just come from a thrift shop. The overall decor isn't bad, outdated, but liveable.
When we arrived, a gentleman had just checked in and was asking where a certain Ski resort town was located. The girl said, "I'm only 17, how would I know that?!?" Good thing my husband showed the man how to get there on his map. The check-in girl was very rude to this gentleman. Upon checking in ourselves, she handed me the key and began to walk away. When I asked how we go about finding it, her response? "take the elevator". It is a bit of a maze and wasn't difficult, but it was rude.
I don't know if it was her or the building policy, but there are no maps or information provided about the hotel AT ALL. It was frustrating not knowing anything and not always being able to ask. Most of the time when I called to the front desk, there was no answer.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Western U.S.
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2012

So many upsides -- very nice staff, good rooms (from studios to one, two and three bedrooms), downtown parking, next to the History Library, across street from Conference Center, half block to Temple Square. This is downtown Salt Lake but not via your typical Marriott/Hilton/Radisson type experience. I have stayed here many times, thanks to the generosity of others inviting me to stay on their "time at the Kimball," and did again recently and was grateful that The Kimball has kept up its standards all these years. I miss some of the views of the past (the new Library blocks much of that now), but still think it is the best time share/condo experience downtown SLC offers. Way to go folks at The Kimball. Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Frederick, Maryland
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183 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2012

We came in for a volleyball championship that we at the Salt Palace convention center. And I was going to get some time to use the Family History Library. This place we located close enough to both to walk and not be stressed about the walk. We are right in the middle of everything Salt Lake City and only move the care when we are going out of town.

The unit we are in is very nice, everything appear fairly new, whether that is because of a recent update or being well taken care of. The kitchen is fully stocked, however some of the pieces are rusted and chipped. But not a big worry we just used something else. If you want to make your own meals it is great since they have everything you could need right down to a crockpot.

The staff had been helpful and courteous from the start, they are alway pleasant when you ask a question and never become rude. I would say that in and of itself is enough reason to stay there.

Try it I cannot imagine you will be sorry.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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5 Thank Cheryl W
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Burlington VT
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2011

The Kimball is a distinctive older hotel that has been retrofitted into condos and time share suites. The unit I had this time appeared to be recently updated; marble countertops, new light fixtures, attractive artwork, and newer kitchen appliances. The furniture is the same elegant Queen Anne I have enjoyed before. The tvs are not yet flat screen, but perfectly okay. The Kimball is just off Temple Square, and you don't have to be a Mormon to enjoy the surroundings. The Family History Library is a unique resource that genealogists and family historians come all over the world to use. It is a 5 minute walk from the Kimball. A longer walk will take you up to the state capitol and Memory Grove. There is a new shopping mall called the Gateway that is accessible by TRAX. Within Temple Square are several restaurants open to visitors. The Mormon Tabernacle choir practices on Thursday nights, and the only thing better than seeing rehearsal is being present for their television taping on Sunday morning.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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9 Thank VTyankee
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Port Mcnicoll
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2011

We have stayed at this location twice before and this time was like the previous – good facility, well located, clean and comfortable. We were in town to use the Family History Library and being able to walk home for lunch was a great timesaver.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank JustAnOldGuy
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,971 reviews
223 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,916 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2011

We exchanged our time share to stay a week right in the center of Salt Lake City at this old fashioned place which has easy parking, an elevator, a hot tub, exercise room, free WiFi and a great, pleasant, helpful staff who bend over backwards to help you (when leaving, they printed our plane boarding passes for us). We stayed in a small studio with a Murphy bed that comes out of the wall. The bed was a comfortable Queen with 4 pillows. The room was adequate for the 2 of us, but we would not recommend it for a family. The studio had a dishwasher, mircowave, stove, small fridge, coffee maker. The bathroom had a tub with a shower. Granted the furniture is dated, as is the TV, but they did have a DVD/VHS player. The biggest plus about this place is the amazing location--you can look out your window and see Temple Square. The state capitol is only 2 blocks north. We were on the 4th floor and after getting off the elevator, we walked a short distance and then had to go down 5 steps to our room, which was not really a problem. This place may not be for everyone, but we loved the area so much and the Kimball was just right for us, so we hope to come back to it in the future.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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8 Thank Pnemiller
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Virginia
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131 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2010

Stayed here for a few nights while visiting Salt Lake. The Location cannot be beat - you are right in the center of town. We stayed there on a timeshare exchange and paid for an upgraded room - a 1 bedroom suite. Room was great - a bit dated but nice. Parking was free which was a huge bonus was. We had internet but I can't remember if we paid for it or it was included. I will definitively stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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8 Thank FunWithDaFam
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Property: The Kimball Condominiums
Address: 150 N Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103-2072
Region: United States > Utah > Salt Lake City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Salt Lake City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Kimball Condominiums 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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