Nearby Attractions

The Carlton is centrally located close to many major attractions in Salt Lake City, Utah. World-famous Temple Square, the Capitol Theater (home to the Utah Opera Company and Ballet West) and the Salt Palace Convention Center are all within walking distance.

The chic Gateway Shopping District four blocks from The Carlton housed the Olympic Village during the 2002 Winter Games. The Gateway now offers a huge variety of fashionable shops in a comfortable outdoor setting. Kids and adults love the spectacular Olympic Plaza Fountain choreographed to a variety of rousing musical selections. Numerous restaurants, pubs, private clubs as well as theaters, parks, historic landmarks and museums are all nearby.

If what you’re looking for is further out from central Downtown Salt Lake, hop on TRAX, Utah’s light rail public transportation. It’s a quic ride to wherever you’re going. The Carlton staff can help plan your journey. The TRAX station is located just one block from The Carlton’s front door. During ski season, TRAX also connects with a UTA Ski Bus to Big and Little Cottonweed Canyons, where the world famous Brighton, Solitude, Alta and Snowbird ski resorts are located. In 2008 a brand new hub opened in Salt Lake, connecting TRAX with a commuter rail line serving the entire Wasatch Front from Ogden to Provo, Utah.

Downtown Rising

Visitors to downtown Salt Lake City will notice a lot of construction going on. It’s one of the most ambitious urban renovations ever in the major US city. And while there may be inconveniences her and there, we’ll help you find your way to your destination with as little hassle as possible.
For details on the exciting new Salt Lake City development visit Downtown Rising.


  • Temple Square
  • Energy Solutions Arena
  • Capitol Theatre
  • Clark Planetarium
  • LDS Conference Center
  • Museum of Church History and Art
  • Cathedral of the Madeleine
  • Mormon Tabernacle
  • Salt Lake Art Center (UMOCA)
  • Abravanel Hall
  • University of Utah
  • Joseph Smith Memorial Building
  • Discovery Gateway (children’s museum)
  • Hogle Zoo
  • Tracy Aviary
  • LDS Church Office Building
  • Lion House
  • Gateway Shopping
  • Salt Palace