If you could take off on an adventure this summer, where would you go? I like my adventures to be budget friendly but still tons of fun. That means we look for places to visit within driving distance and find quality but affordable places to stay. This year we took a drive north to visit Salt Lake City for the 4th of July. I have friends and family in the area, so it is always a fun destination for us to travel.
I received a complimentary two-night stay at Sleep Inn. All opinions are my own.
When we start our search for a hotel, there are a few things we always look for. When traveling with kids, these few items quickly become non-negotiable when finding a place to stay:
Our Hotel Checklist:
- Free parking
- Free wi-fi
- A mini fridge and microwave
- Complimentary breakfast
- Pack ‘n’ Play available
- Laundry facilities
The Sleep Inn in Salt Lake City easily met everything on our hotel checklist with a rate under $100 a night! When you are able to save by not adding on additional expense for internet, parking, and even breakfast, your stay becomes an even better value. We always end up using the fridge for sure and often the microwave as well for snacks or other meals which saves us even more money when traveling.
Having laundry available on-site helps you to be prepared should a disaster strike, which is more of a ticking time bomb with kids than something unexpected.
The very first thing my boys ask for as soon as we checked-in to the hotel was when could we go to the pool! We headed over to the indoor pool at the partner hotel next store that offers access for both hotel chains and played for over an hour splashing and laughing, enjoying our time together. When night fell, it was time to head out to visit with friends and watch fireworks.
If you’re looking for a comfortable and accommodating place to stay while on a budget, look into Choice Hotels line of options including Sleep Inn and other hotels across the country.