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Joseph Smith Memorial Building

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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.
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15 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-9002
+1 801-536-7277
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve visited the Joseph Smith Memorial building this past week with a group of our students that comprised the madrigal group. There was in excess of 20 of them and they sing some Christmas songs in the foyer of this beautiful old grand Hotel. I...More

Thank 784wesleyg
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Garden Restaurant has very affordable delicious meals on the top floor of this landmark structure. The views are fantastic with a place to take photo's with you in them.

Thank fussyVagabond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here while poking around town after business meeting at convention center. Great view on the top floor of the neighboring Temple. This building's interior Architecture was stunning. Be sure to see the chapel on the mezzanine level and the grand lobby. While I didn't...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this building. It is very ornate but a great place to go sit in a comfortable set and meditate and listen to the music being played. There are tours you can take if you want to see more of the building or other...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

The views from the 10th floor are really nice. The cafe on the first floor was good and reasonably priced. Beautiful building worth stopping in.

Thank Beth J
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Located on Temple Square South.....a former hotel.....has restaurants on the top floor. Lobby area is quite ornate and is in the same condition as it when it was a hotel. Named after the founder of the Morman Church.

Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed October 16, 2018

On our first visit to Salt Lake City, Utah, in the mid-1980s, my wife and I stayed at the luxurious Hotel Utah in the downtown area, close to Temple Square and several other tourist attractions. In 1995, the 10-story hotel, which was added to the...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were there recently for our fiftieth wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful dinner with our family at "The Roof". It is a wonderful buffet. It has a wonderful view of Temple Square.

Thank wbryanc
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We walked into this lovely building not knowing what to expect, we were met by friendly people all offering help and advice, we decided to go up to the 10th floor to check out the restaurant, what amazing views, from there we went down to...More

Thank AlisonBromley
Reviewed September 30, 2018

When visiting Temple Square, make sure to have enough time to visit here. We got some stunning photos of the Temple from the top floor observation area. On the other side, you get a good view of Salt Lake City. The lobby in this building...More

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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.
July 15, 2015|
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.
July 15, 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