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Joseph Smith Memorial Building

15 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
+1 801-536-7277
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Elegant styles and views of SLC

Once you come out of the elevators or simply walk in the Joseph Smith Bldg (formerly Hotel Utah... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Motivator535
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Kaysville, Utah
via mobile
Elegant

This is by far one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. If you go, you should take a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kaitlyn P
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Defiance, Missouri
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Building owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, housing two restaurants, a small movie theater and a variety of banquet halls for rent.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hotel utah” (58 reviews)
“top floor” (70 reviews)
“roof restaurant” (25 reviews)
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15 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
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+1 801-536-7277
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"hotel utah"
in 58 reviews
"top floor"
in 70 reviews
"roof restaurant"
in 25 reviews
"grand hotel"
in 11 reviews
"nauvoo cafe"
in 17 reviews
"grand piano"
in 10 reviews
"office space"
in 8 reviews
"wedding reception"
in 11 reviews
"temple square"
in 84 reviews
"beautiful lobby"
in 7 reviews
"lds church"
in 32 reviews
"main level"
in 8 reviews
"family search"
in 10 reviews
"family history center"
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"first floor"
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"stained glass"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once you come out of the elevators or simply walk in the Joseph Smith Bldg (formerly Hotel Utah) you are greeted with elegance and grandure. Take a tour, host a meeting or reception, and enjoy a fabulous dinner all with some of the greatest and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. If you go, you should take a look out of the tenth floor. Up there are the best views.

Thank Kaitlyn P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a guide who took us on to the top floor for great views, and to other levels of the building. He carefully explained Mormon some history and some facts about the Mormon Church. The building is absolutely beautiful.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to look up at the ceiling. This is a beautiful building and has a lovely restaurant on the top floor and a good cafe on the main level.

Thank tigerlily
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

I just visited the Joseph Smith Memorial Building recently and noticed the beautiful flower decorations in the center of the lobby. There are also large palm trees and other live plants in strategic locations that add to the ambiance of the place. There are so...More

Thank Stonecroft7
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

I was advised by my Mormon friends to visit this building and see the beautiful interiors and I was not disappointed. Once in, I got a lot of advice on the best places to see the temple and the surrounding area-the 10th floor. The view...More

Thank rpillai494
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Not sure that it's a necessary stop, but the lobby is lovely. We were taken to the 10th floor to see the view of the Temple on a clear sunny day. Older hostess was precious.

Thank Consumer72212
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This building which used to be the Hotel Utah has been beautifully cared for and updated. The family history center there can help you learn much about your ancestors. There are films to watch and a elevator trip to the top allows you a great...More

Thank R0semary66
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We were really just passing through the lobby to enjoy a meal at the Roof, which is on the top floor. This building has been well maintained and has a large spectacular lobby with a grand piano there, which is sometimes played. The views from...More

Thank Linda R
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Walking into the grand lobby from the noisy outside, brings you back to the past. Someone is usually at the grand piano, and the furniture and rugs take you back into time. There is a wonderful cafe on the ground floor and two delicious restaurants...More

Thank Mamaperkins6
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David P
10 February 2017|
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Response from phoebe134 | Reviewed this property |
The food was very good but the ambience is what sealed the deal for us. The staff are amazing and treat you like royalty. I would recommend this establishment over any other in the area.
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Genuine54
15 July 2015|
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Response from Kent B | Reviewed this property |
The movie is shown just in english but ask they will have headphone with audio in your local language. Temple square has bi-lingual missionaries as well.
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Genuine54
15 July 2015|
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Response from Deborah C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't watch the movie. Another reviewer mentioned that they have headphones that provide the information in one's native language
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