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Okay, so if you’ll remember back to a few weeks ago, I had a TERRIBLE experience with Airbnb.
This experience made me decide to stay at hotels (more on my fabulous stay at the Hotel Monaco in Portland soon), buuuut then I decided to give it one more try.
Mostly because I had to.
You see, my friend and creative collaborator, Nikki Garza (who I interviewed here for the blog), was coming to Salt Lake City for fittings. And I didn’t want to stress about hosting someone, creating art AND dealing with housemates.
Nikki and I are, well, pretty loud, so I wanted a space where we could cackle freely until 2AM.
And I needed to be able to cook, or I would’ve just have gotten a hotel.
Enter Airbnb in Salt Lake City!
What I Wanted from an Airbnb in Sugarhouse
When booking an airbnb, here’s what I wanted:
- 2 separate bedrooms with queen beds
- Kitchen with pots, pans and a coffee maker
- TV with Roku
- Centrally located (~10 minutes from my studio in Sugarhouse for fittings)
I also wanted it to be cute!! I treated this as a staycation, where I still worked (woo self-employment && meetings) but also got to be in a new space.
I’m a travel nerd, after all!
Booking with Rannett | Bright Purple Skies
To be honest, the headboards really sold me. 😉
This Airbnb was centrally located in Sugarhouse (also called the “gayborhood” of Salt Lake City). Let’s discuss each component in detail:
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Comfy Mattresses & Pillows
Each bed had two types of pillows (firm & fluffy), which I *LOVED* as a pillow snob. The mattresses had foam tops and were very comfy.
The couch in the living room has a fold out bed, but Nikki and I didn’t need to use this.
Dispensers in the Shower
I almost always forget to pack shampoo, and I loved that this Airbnb had dispensers with everything I needed!
The WiFi was great. Nikki and I were both on phones/laptops, while watching Netflix and YouTube videos on the 3 (!!) TVs in the unit.
Kitchen & Amenities
The kitchen had everything we needed to cook (pots, pans, knives, silverware, plates, etc). It was super easy to cook, and they also have a Keurig – with dark and light roast options!
Rannett was very responsive to all messages, and we didn’t have any issues with our booking! She also left a very helpful binder with check out instructions and info on local things to do and places to eat!!
Drawback: A Note on Accessibility
This Airbnb is in a condominium setup, with concrete steps (around 10) that lead to the door. Nikki and I didn’t have issues with these, but if you can’t do stairs you’ll want to pass on this Airbnb.
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