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Just want to get the word out about lodging for STOA which is just 10 miles from the Utah Motorsports Campus.

The official Hotel of ST Octane Academy is the Comfort Inn & Suites located at: 8580 North Highway 36, Tooele, UT, 84074

Special Rates for Racers and Drivers: Standard Room: $85.00/per night — Use Code: LSTO

Here's the link to lock down your stay: https://stoctaneacademy.com/en/lodging.html
 
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Just wanna jump in and say this is quite a bit cheaper than other lodging options around. The price is valid for any room (I booked a suite!) and the place seems to have good reviews.
 

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Yeah, it's not a bad hotel at all. The rooms were quite nice and there is some nice Porsche eye candy in the lobby. It is kind of in between Tooele and SLC proper so there is a bit of a drive if you need something not available at the gas station next door.
 

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Ugh, the price is right, the location is great, but I had a horrible experience at that hotel this week. I made my reservation in March. When I showed up, the room I was supposed to get was full, so they moved me to another room but the woman behind the counter couldn't figure out how to book it, so I told her I'd get lunch and come back. After leaving for 90 minutes, it still took her another 40 minutes to check me in. It's a Comfort Inn, so I wasn't really pissed at that point.

On the second day, while I was at the track, they started calling repeatedly to tell me I had to move to another room because of a scheduling snafu, and if I couldn't come back to move they'd just pack up my stuff and move it for me. Since I had my laptop, my ipad, a CPAP machine (they're awful, but they're also awfully expensive) I told them I wasn't comfortable having someone pack up my s**t and just move it to another room. Plus, I was on the damn track and they were a distraction. After several more phone calls, they called back to tell me I didn't have to move. It didn't make any sense to me, anyway. They were moving me because someone else needed a room for three days and my room was free for two days after I left, but those people were going to be there for three days. I was leaving at 7am the next morning. They could just put the other people in one room and let them know they could move into my room the next day. Yes, it puts the 3-day family out, but they get advance notice. I was a 2-day single and they wanted to move me with no notice. I was not in a Suite, I was in probably the most basic room in the hotel. They were offering to move me into a Suite.

Credit where credit is due: they did leave me a gift bag with a bottle of water and some snacks by way of apology, but Jesus, they need to work out the management there. There are literally 3 other solutions I could think of that didn't require bombarding me with phone calls while I was on the track, especially after I told them I was AT THE TRACK!

Sorry to be grumpy, it was just unnecessary stress during an otherwise great vacation.
 

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Ugh, the price is right, the location is great, but I had a horrible experience at that hotel this week. I made my reservation in March. When I showed up, the room I was supposed to get was full, so they moved me to another room but the woman behind the counter couldn't figure out how to book it, so I told her I'd get lunch and come back. After leaving for 90 minutes, it still took her another 40 minutes to check me in. It's a Comfort Inn, so I wasn't really pissed at that point.

On the second day, while I was at the track, they started calling repeatedly to tell me I had to move to another room because of a scheduling snafu, and if I couldn't come back to move they'd just pack up my stuff and move it for me. Since I had my laptop, my ipad, a CPAP machine (they're awful, but they're also awfully expensive) I told them I wasn't comfortable having someone pack up my s**t and just move it to another room. Plus, I was on the damn track and they were a distraction. After several more phone calls, they called back to tell me I didn't have to move. It didn't make any sense to me, anyway. They were moving me because someone else needed a room for three days and my room was free for two days after I left, but those people were going to be there for three days. I was leaving at 7am the next morning. They could just put the other people in one room and let them know they could move into my room the next day. Yes, it puts the 3-day family out, but they get advance notice. I was a 2-day single and they wanted to move me with no notice. I was not in a Suite, I was in probably the most basic room in the hotel. They were offering to move me into a Suite.

Credit where credit is due: they did leave me a gift bag with a bottle of water and some snacks by way of apology, but Jesus, they need to work out the management there. There are literally 3 other solutions I could think of that didn't require bombarding me with phone calls while I was on the track, especially after I told them I was AT THE TRACK!

Sorry to be grumpy, it was just unnecessary stress during an otherwise great vacation.
Oh some water and snacks? you are a forgiving person. I am guessing most of their rooms are carbon copies, so unless you were in some special suite I don't see why any of this would even be an issue. And for them to try to go into all your stuff and move it? F that. I have said it 10 times and I'll say it once more....STAY IN SALT LAKE CITY. This hotel they push on you is in the middle of no-where and leaves you with no options for entertainment or food during the time you aren't on the track. It also sounds like the people working there aren't very bright. Go into town and enjoy your visit, then drive 30 minutes to the track the morning of the school.
 

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Oh some water and snacks? you are a forgiving person. I am guessing most of their rooms are carbon copies, so unless you were in some special suite I don't see why any of this would even be an issue. And for them to try to go into all your stuff and move it? F that. I have said it 10 times and I'll say it once more....STAY IN SALT LAKE CITY. This hotel they push on you is in the middle of no-where and leaves you with no options for entertainment or food during the time you aren't on the track. It also sounds like the people working there aren't very bright. Go into town and enjoy your visit, then drive 30 minutes to the track the morning of the school.
If anyone remembers Novell - I was a Novell engineer starting early 90's, so this was my 25-27th visit to SLC. I already understood Utah's ridiculous relationship with alcohol, but since I was staying two days and I had to rent a car, I thought the recommended hotel was worth it. It worked out.

LockeLamora33 brings up a good point, though. Don't stay there if it's your first time coming to SLC. Stay downtown, rent a car, and drive to the track. Toole, Utah, is just 8 minutes earlier on the highway from the Octane school at the Comfort Inn. I'm serious, I've been to Salt Lake City so many times I can complain about the "Mormon Grid" when I have to walk it. Stay downtown. You're still going to drive for over 15 minutes. You may as well experience all they have to offer.
 

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I had a great experience except for the lady behind the counter at the comfort inn. It must have been the same lady you all are talking about. after driving 9 hours to get there Im told my room wont be ready for another hour or so. Keep in mind I showed up at 4:30, and check in I was told was 3:00 ish. I even called to say that I was gonna check in a little late as I had a far drive. The hotel was nice but the employees were very un professional. I ended up going to the reception first, then checking in which sucked because I really wanted to relax and shower before the reception.
 

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The hotel is mediocre, but their customer support / online booking is ****. Their website did not save the dates I had entered and allowed a reservation to be placed several hours in the past, unbeknownst to me.
They also claim to have attempted to call me 3 times to verify, I had not received one call that day from any unknown numbers. Very disappointed in their customer service.

Don't let my experience dampen the STOA mood, the school is 200% worth it, but I would spend the extra few dollars to get a much nicer hotel room and not risk having the issues I did.
 

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I stayed at the comfort in by Salt Lake airport. If i remember right they had awards for being top 50 comfort inns or something. It was overall very good experience.

But be warned, I did not wake up early enough. Traveling to the academy is a bit more of a drive than I anticipated. Then I made a wrong turn that led me into Salt Lake Airport, almost got lost trying to get out of that. Was about 15 minutes late and the lessons had started when I arrived.
 

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I was supposed to attend the Sept. 11&12 session. Had to cancel due to a work emergency. Not happy at all!!!!:furious:
 

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I was in the Sept 19-20th class and stayed at the Comfort Inn. I flew in and rented a car for my 2 days there.

A little heads up on the rental if you use Budget rental. Apparently, they have sent a lot of their cars to Florida to help Hurricane victims but that left them short on cars. There was about a 2 hour wait to get a car, so I just went to Dollar rental and got one straight away.

Comfort Inn is about a 25 minute drive from the airport and is the closest hotel to Ford racing center. I arrived around 3:30, checked in and in my room 5 mins later.

There was a flood recently in Salt Lake City and this hotel was affected also. There are areas where carpet is being replaced and walls being repaired and painted. Looked like they were working quickly to fix everything and it didn't bother me. I didn't notice any mold smell at all which other have said. I was on the 2nd floor, so maybe the 1st is different.

If you are going, bring chapstick or some kind of lip balm. It's always windy and by the end of the day my lips were craving some moisture. They have water everywhere you will be so that helped.

Also, they had the Mustangs going and my god did they sound awesome!

By the way, the reception is very informal. It's basically a way for them to check you in the day prior and give you food. If you read the faq on the website, you will get no new information. Track day when you are with Instructors is where more details are given.

Hope this helps and I will be doing this again when I upgrade to the Mustang someday.
 
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