Hotels in Murray, Utah

by Joe Fletcher

The city of Murray, Utah, lies directly south of Salt Lake City. Its proximity to both Interstate 15 and Interstate 215 gives Murray direct access to attractions like downtown Salt Lake and ski resorts like Alta and Snowbird. Sitting near the base of the Wasatch mountains, Murray is also a destination for natural sightseeing and outdoor recreation.

Lodging

Given its proximity to the larger city of Salt Lake City, some Murray hotels are labeled as "Salt Lake City," such as the Hampton Inn and Suites Salt Lake City and Studio 6 Salt Lake City Fort Union, both of which are actually located in Murray.

Studio 6 Murray Fort Union

The Studio 6 in Murray, located off of I-21, is within 10 miles of attractions like Utah Fun Dome, Raging Waters water park and the University of Utah. It is also near Fort Union Blvd, which runs directly into Big Cottonwood Canyon, the home of Solitude and Brighton ski resorts. A modest extended-stay property, the Studio 6 offers Wi-Fi and free children stays. The principal guest must be 21 years or older.

Hampton Inn and Suites

The Hampton Inn and Suites is just off I-15, about 15 minutes from the heart of Salt Lake City. For those who want to enjoy the scenery of the Salt Lake Valley, the Jordan River path is right outside the property, allowing guests to walk or jog below the mountains of the Wasatch range. The 64-room hotel offers an exercise room, indoor pool, complimentary beverage/breakfast area and business center.

The Pavilion Inn

The Pavilion Inn is another Salt-Lake-City-labeled hotel that is actually in Murray. It calls itself the closest hotel to the Intermountain Medical Center hospital. This 98-room hotel has both rooms and suites, all of which offer free high-speed wireless Internet, a microwave oven and a refrigerator. At the property, guests will find a heated indoor pool and spa, a fitness room, business meeting room and cafe where you'll get complimentary full breakfast. Kids (and adults) can enjoy free cookies in the lobby in the evening.

About the Author

Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002, starting his career in politics and legislation. He has written travel and outdoor recreation articles for a variety of print and online publications, including "Rocky Mountain Magazine" and "Bomb Snow." He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers College.