If you follow us on Instagram – @smallfryblog – you saw that we spent the weekend at our favorite (and only!) 5 Diamond Hotel in Salt Lake City, The Grand America! We have had the pleasure of staying there a few other times and it is our favorite escape to take with our families. Our weekend stay was sponsored by them specifically to review their Poolside Movies and we’re excited to share our review! Luckily there’s still one more next Saturday, August 29th, so you locals still have a chance to go check out this awesome family event!

How magical is this? Curl up in one of their ultra plush lounge chairs, or watch the movie while you float in the pool!
Poolside Movie at The Grand America

Poolside Movie at The Grand AmericaEach week has themed concessions like rainbow lollipops and Emerald City’s cotton candy for the Wizard of Oz. Or interactive toys like furry monster gloves and a goggly eyes headband for Monsters, Inc.

Poolside Movie at The Grand AmericaOur boys had such a blast (and so did we!) snuggling up and snacking the night away. The Grand treats their guests like gold so we shouldn’t have been surprised when they came by once the lights went down with pre-warmed blankets and big fluffy pillows.

Poolside Movie at The Grand America
If you’d like to see, here are a few more snaps from our awesome Staycation! We spent a lot of time at their gorgeous pools (indoor and out!) eating from their amazing menus and doing our best to just relax (it wasn’t hard!)


Spending a good hour at Jou Jou – which is a toy store slash museum. It has the most incredible little displays and interactive vignettes throughout. Our favorites are the light-up, musical candy organ (below) #grandstaycationthe cheeky talking Robot, and the monster family photo wall that comes to life! The store is filled with things to delight the senses and unique toys and gifts.

#grandstaycationFor those who’ve asked the Grand America Hotel is not only an incredible experience for adults but kids as well. Here’s a glimpse at all they offer for a family stay. Their #grandstaycation hash tag online is so fun to look at. So many families enjoying their Summer with a stay at the Grand!

Don’t miss their last Poolside Movie of the Summer this weekend!


  1. Emma:
    on August 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm said:

    Ummm…aren’t you missing the “sponsored post” disclaimer??

    • on August 27, 2014 at 12:43 am said:

      I see it pretty clearly explained in the first paragraph

  2. on August 27, 2014 at 12:43 am said:

    Oh I’m so mad! I’m going to be staying there the DAY BEFORE. Bummer 🙁

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