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The Anniversary Inn - South Temple

The Anniversary Inn - South Temple

The Anniversary Inn - South Temple has a total of 13 units available year-round for reservations. Each room is uniquely decorated and has a specific theme and design. For example, Enchanted Forest and Mysteries of Egypt are two suites that are designed to match their names. The units come equipped with amenities such as jetted tubs and a complimentary bottle of Martinelli cider. Breakfast is included for those who have a reservation. The owner of the business would like patrons to have a relaxing and peaceful experience at The Anniversary Inn. As such, children and pets are not allowed to stay on the property. The building is a Victorian-themed home that was built in 1889 and became a bed and breakfast in the late 1990s. Located near downtown Salt Lake City, the establishment can be found within close proximity of Temple Square and The Delta Center.


The Anniversary Inn - South Temple is a lodging option with 13 rooms located in a historic mansion that dates back to the 1800s. The property offers a variety of room types, including Ruby suites and Emerald suites, which differ primarily in size and popularity. Emerald suites tend to be larger and more popular, often featuring king-size beds, while Ruby suites are slightly smaller and may have queen-size beds. Each room is uniquely themed and decorated, providing guests with a distinctive experience. Themes range from a jungle safari to an Egyptian-styled unit and even a 007 room, based on the character James Bond, with a hidden bathroom behind a bookcase. There are also more standard options for those who prefer a simpler ambiance.

Inside the rooms, guests are provided oversized jetted tubs, complimentary Martinelli cider and water, and breakfast in the morning. The property also boasts a gift shop offering a variety of items, including spa boxes, snacks, and romantic add-ons, such as roses and chocolates.

One of the features of The Anniversary Inn - South Temple is its breakfast offerings. They serve a variety of breakfast items, including frittatas, cinnamon rolls, croissants with ham and cheese or raspberry cream cheese, biscuits and gravy, and freshly baked items. They also cater to dietary restrictions, capable of accommodating those with dairy-free or gluten-free preferences. Breakfast is delivered directly to the guest's room, allowing for a more private dining experience. The serving hours for breakfast are between 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., giving patrons a more flexible window to enjoy their morning meal.

While the lobby is available for visitors to use at their leisure, there are no common areas beyond the lobby. The innkeepers have strived to maintain the feel of a small house mansion throughout the property. With the intent to contribute to the bed and breakfast ambiance, the exterior of the establishment resembles a historic house. The location is situated at the corner of South Temple and 7th East, making it a convenient base for exploring downtown Salt Lake City. The location's proximity to downtown attractions, such as City Creek Mall and Temple Square, allows guests to explore the city's offerings. A couple of restaurants that can be found nearby include Ruth's Chris Steak House and Ichiban Sushi & Asian Grill.


The inn's overarching goal is to provide guests with a unique and immersive experience that can allow them to escape their daily routines. With the aim to make guests feel relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated during their stay, the owner believes that the themed rooms are a key part of this experience. The property provides an opportunity for couples to reconnect and spend quality time together away from distractions. The dimly lit rooms and absence of modern electronics can contribute to the atmosphere, and the owner mentions that she hopes it will be "a time that they can reconnect."
Several specific policies are implemented at the Anniversary Inn - South Temple, tailored to provide guests with a peaceful and intimate experience. One of the standout policies is that the property is exclusively for adults, more specifically couples who are seeking a romantic getaway. They do not accommodate children or pets, with the exception of service animals. The primary policies emphasized by The Anniversary Inn are a strict no-smoking policy and a prohibition on lit candles inside the rooms due to safety concerns. Smoking is only allowed in designated outdoor areas to ensure a smoke-free interior for all patrons. Although the property does not enforce a specific quiet time at night, everyone is expected to keep noise to a minimum out of respect for other guests. This policy is in place on account of the building’s relatively thin walls due to its historic nature.

As well as other aspects of the inn, the property is known for its breakfasts which visitors frequently comment about in their reviews. Typically, reviews mention their appreciation for privacy and seclusion. One person who stayed at the inn wrote, “We stayed in the Mountain Hideaway suite, and it was great. The service we received was exceptional. The room service options were an unexpected and welcome surprise. It was a lovely stay and the perfect opportunity to reconnect.”

The inn primarily caters to local and out-of-town couples looking for a romantic escape, and as such, they have welcomed patrons from various demographics, including retirees, young couples, and multi-generational families. The owner believes that the diverse range of guests contributes to the inn's atmosphere, as they intend to be inclusive.


The Anniversary Inn - South Temple is housed in a Victorian-style mansion built in 1889. The property has been in operation since the late '90s, with the current owners taking the reins in 2005. It originally started as a family residence for a man named Immanuel Kant but was later turned into a bed and breakfast and has continued to provide guests with rooms for temporary stays.

The history of the property is intertwined with the city's past, as it was built by Immanuel Kant in 1889. While specific details about its transition into a bed and breakfast are not mentioned on the website, the establishment has undergone maintenance and updates over the years, including refreshing décor, bedding, and murals. Additionally, they have introduced new themed rooms, such as the 007 room, in an effort to enhance the guest experience. The property's plans are still being determined; however, in the past, they aimed to introduce one or two new room themes each year. The owner explains that the COVID-19 pandemic hindered this process.

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678 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
United States


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