- Reviews: 4461
Hampton Inn Kayenta: The best in this area!
I will say this was the newest hotel for this area. I did check out the others via the internet and those were "iffy". Not too many good reviews for the hotels in this area. The Best Western looked run down and the Holiday Inn looked even worse. This hotel looked new and clean so we tried it. When I walked inside I was glad we chose it. Although, they had only standard beds in the rooms it was ok by me. We were all very tired and needed to unwind and sleep. The rooms were decorated in southwest design of course and very clean. I will say the rooms were too hot for us, sorry mountain folks, use to cold so I had to turn on the air conditioner to cool the room down. The beds were kind of small for us, but they worked. The bathroom was spotless....A+!!! We had a complimentary breakfast in the morning which was great! A restaurant, fitness, pool, and gift shop all within the front entrance area. Very nice hotel! The lovely gals were all very friendly and dressed in very lovely traditional attire.
Our hotel is 100% non-smoking.
Beverage Area, Complimentary
Breakfast Area, Complimentary
Safety Deposit Box
Located right next to a Burger King (Code Talker Museum inside)
Located right next to a Navajo Shadehouse Museum
- Reviews: 4461
Hilton Garden Inn: Wonderful and comfortable!
Although, this hotel is not located in Salt Lake City, it’s still in a great location as far as restaurants, movie theatres and stores. Heck, the mall is right on the next block south of the hotel and a Greatland Target is just located just a block North of it. Restaurants are all right next to it. So driving was never required, which suits me fine. Yet, Lawton is not far at all from Salt Lake City and this hotel is really nice.
The facilities are really nice and I was impressed with them. Guestroom offers one king or two queen or two double beds, hospitality center, high speed Internet access (excellent), large business desk, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, coffeemaker, refrigerator, microwave, two line phones and voicemail. The exercise room was excellent and the indoor pool was very nice. They do have small outside patio just outside the pool area which was nice. A huge conference center. The little bar inside is very cozy! The restaurant services a killer breakfast too!
- Reviews: 3111
GATEWAY INN: MOTEL IN BLANDING UTAH
Thursday, October 1, 2009
After our very busy day at Monument Valley, we headed north on Hwy#191 and decided to stay in Blanding. We checked out a few motels and decided upon the GATEWAY INN ($64.76 plus taxes - $72.24) which actually turned out to be the most expensive of all our motels. Its amenities included guest computer in the Lobby, continental breakfast and parking right at your door.
Blanding is a good area to stay as it is located between Monument Valley and Arches and there are many chain motels available like Comfort Inn and Super 8.
- Reviews: 14
Zion Ponderosa Resort: The Best All Inclusive Resort in Utah!
The Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort shares several miles of Border along the Eastern edge of Zion National Park in Utah. You can imagine that the scenery is just as Beautiful! The staff is very humble and accommodating! The Food is incredible and the Activities are non-stop! In only a few short days, we managed to go horseback riding, ATV riding, Rappeling, Archery, Bike riding, Swimming, and Rock Climbing to name only a few things. Each Evening we soaked in the whirlpool and made new friends in the Rec Building playing Ping Pong or at the nightly campfires.
Our trip to the resort was in Mid-Spetember after Labor Day. Therefore, the rates were slightly lower since it was considered "off-peak". The crowds were less at the nearby National Parks, and the weather was still very warm (and pleasant at night). Mid September is a wonderful time to visit the Resort!
The Clean Log Cabins offered Privacy and Comfort for everyone. Each Cabin had a Spectacular View and was a short walk to the Main Hall and Rec Building. Camping and "Cowboy cabins" are also available nearby on the property as well as LARGE Log Cabin Houses for Large Families.
Although there is PLENTY to do at the resort, several National Parks are nearby and make excellent and easy day trips! The staff even fixed us sack Lunches to take on our day trips to the Nearby Parks.
Since the are so many Parks within driving distance. I recommend getting a National Park Season Pass ahead of time (online). You'll likely save money this way.
- Reviews: 4461
The View Hotel: Beautiful Sweeping Views
This hotel was still being constructed when we visited, but I can tell for sure it is going to have one of the best views you will ever see from a hotel room. Located adjacent to the Tribal Park Visitors Center and gift shop, it will have a restaurant and a spa.
- Reviews: 1536
Mexican Hat, San Juan Inn: perched along the river
San Juan Inn is one of the three accommodations in Mexican Hat. It is a motel like inn, built in two storeys and perched along the San Juan River. There is also a river access and one can relax on benches and chairs on the border of the river.
Our room was rather spacious and had an excellent bed. We used the gallery on the first floor as balcony and enjoyed the views of the river and the surrounding landscape. We were absolutely unlucky with a power failure, so we didn’t have light and airco during a long part of the evening. To be honest we didn’t miss the airco and with an open window it was even fresh.
On the premises are also an exercise room (too hot for us), a laundry, a restaurant and the former trading post (now more or less a ‘normal’ shop) with an internet connection.
- nearby a couple of major sights like Goosenecks State Park, Moki Dugway, Valley of the Gods and Monument Valley;
- just outside the Navajo Indian Reservation, so it is allowed to drinka beer or wine.
Cheaper alternative (June 2008: we paid USD 88,-) for the accommodations in Monument Valley.
- Reviews: 1347
Historic Smith hotel: Beautiful 1927 house - Glendale.
This vintage house was built in 1927 originally as a boarding house for travellers and has stayed that way ever since. Very, very cosy this was a superb stay under a big fluffy eiderdown just for 1 night but we were made so welcome. Two sides of the upstairs have wired porches where you can sit and relax. There is a hot tub in the garden as well . There are only 7 rooms that range from $48 up to $80 for a family room.
This hotel is ideally situated between Zion and Bryce.
A stomach bloating breakfast awaits you with cereals, bagles and home made muffins. Don't refuse a muffin or else.....
- Reviews: 1536
Kanab - Parry Lodge: sleeping with Omar Shariff
After deciding for a stay in Kanab during our trip in Utah/Arizona, we knew for sure it would be in Parry Lodge. Since staying in ‘little Hollywood’ and not choosing Parry Lodge would be a ‘mistake’.
Already in 1931a lovely Colonial Home was turned into a tourist lodge and restaurant by the Parry brothers. Parry Lodge was born and the movie business was about to take off. Over the next five decades the lodge served as headquarters for films and ^TV-shows and lots of movie stars stayed in the lodge.
Especially the old part of Parry Lodge with the front desk, lobby and dining room looks has a lot of charm with its more or less outdated interior, chandeliers, autographed photos and notes of famous movie stars. It is just like stepping back in time.
Most of the rooms are situated behind the main building in a quiet setting far away from the highway. All rooms are named after movie stars; we had room 176 – the Omar Shariff Room. This spacious room has a king size bed, which was OK. Room and bathroom were clean.
There is also a pool area and it was nice just sitting and swimming after a day of ‘hot’ sightseeing.
The Old Barn Theatre on the premises of the lodge once was a stable for the ‘movie horses’, but nowadays a movie theatre. After dinner we watched a (part of) a western movie, which was filmed around Kanab. This service is for free for guests !!
The next morning we had our breakfast(buffet) - basic/good value - in the dining room of Parry Lodge; as a guest we got a nice discount and had to pay just ‘a couple of dollars’.
The charm and atmosphere of the old main building, linked with modern facilities for an affordable price.
- Reviews: 1347
Poles Place.: Old-style motel - Boulder.
We stayed here one night on our way through to Capitol Reef N.P and thoroughly enjoyed it. A really lovely welcome and some good food on the table. The room was comfy enough but a bit spartan. A great breakfast in the morning got us up and out on the road feeling quite heavy but refreshed.
- Reviews: 618
The Homestead Resort: A Midway tradition
Not always frequently, but often enough, we end up at the Homestead for a short get away. The Homestead is located in Midway which is in a beautiful mountain valley not far or long from Salt Lake. The Homestead has been there almost as long as the town. When I was young we would head up every summer to go swimming in the naturally heated water of their pools and climb the "hotpot" to look down into the vastness of the crater. It was Yellowstone lite. They have since cut a hole through the crater and you can go scuba diving/ and swimming. My most favorite memory is of running through the snow to get to the hot tub on the swimming deck. There was ice, it was slippery, it was cold, but then to sit warm and snuggly in the tub on a winters night with snow gently falling on our faces was very romantic. We have taken hay rides, sleigh rides, eaten at any of their various restauants, slept in several of the cottages, (but always request the Milkhouse) and never had a bad time or bad experience. Through all the various owners, managers, competition and changes it somehow always manages to satisfy.
- Reviews: 5866
Assorted National & State Park Campgrounds: Utah camping is hard to beat
Utah is blessed with a sunny dry climate so perfect for camping. Add to that beautiful scenery surrounding you and you have all the ingredients for an amazing experience. The fact that it is your least expensive lodging option is the icing on the cake. We are tent campers and for good reason. First, you don't have the cost or hassle of driving a camper around. Second, you set your tent up in the best part of your spot, not on the drive-in prescribed part. You sleep closer to the earth, you breath the freshest air, and you have the view of the endless sky above you. You can use the same tent backpacking, spots you can never get to in a car. It's better for the earth, it's better for you. Try it.
Utah does a great job with taking full advantage of their scenic beauty and making great campgrounds. Prices range from $15-20 so very good value. The best:
1) Arches' Devil's Garden Campground: huge sites in utter scenic beauty, nice restrooms, easy access to park.
2) Goblin State Park: the best amenities (even showers) intertwined with a unique, stunning desert setting.
3)White House at Staircase-Escalante: very cheap primitive camping so get used to pit toilets and no running water but absolutely amazing place, like backpacking with your car.
4)Coral Pink Sand Dunes: great amenities (showers!) and you're camping right in the dunes.
5)Kodachrome State Park: great amenities (showers) and very secluded private spots.
Honorable mention: Zion National Park:nice big spots in scenic splendor.
For more details, check my individual Utah pages.
- Reviews: 1536
Springdale - El Rio Lodge: no frills and affordable
El Rio Lodge has been closed. The owner of El Rio Lodge builds a new supermarket on site, which we be the only supermarket in town. Just apity this most affordable motel (for budget travellers is closed.
“You get what you pay for.”
That is what their website says. And I think it is the truth. We had one of the cheaper rooms and paid about USD 66,- (tax included) for one night. For such rates we didn’t expect all kind of frills.
We had a room on the ground floor with chairs to sit on the terrace. The room – accessible by a glass sliding door - is not very spacious; it has TV, microwave and airco (although a little bit noisy). Our bed was quite comfortable and we slept quite well !!
People at the front desk – it has also a small gift shop - were not too friendly, but you only see them when checking in.
The location of El Rio Lodge is for free: almost in the centre of Springdale, close to restaurants, opposite to a gas station with a small ‘supermarket’, there is a stop of the shuttle bus almost in front of your room. We had our breakfast in a small café: Mean Bean Coffee House, a stone’s throw away from the motel.
We stayed only one day in Springdale and El Rio Lodge was just for our night rest.
And we got what we paid for: an affordable no frills lodge !!
- Reviews: 41
Desert Pearl: Desert Pearl
The hotel is just outside the park and sits on a creek. The creekside rooms offer some beautiful views and it's nice just to sit on the balcony and relax. There's access to some coffee , which is all I need in the morning,and everything else is just a short walk.
I've stayed 5 or 6 times and never had an unpleasant visit.
The rooms are very large with southwestern art.The creek is a nice place for the kids to play and the pool is open late.
- Reviews: 712
Monument Valley - Four Corners
If you wish to stay overnight while traveling between Monument Valley and Four Corners, you'll be traveling inside Navajo Indian Reservation and the only possibility for accommodation is a place to forget rather than a place to remember. Forget cleanliness and comfort. In fact, I even forgot its name.
Recommended only if you badly need to rest your bones, provided you can sleep with coyote-mixed dogs in front of your door howling through the night.
- Reviews: 1347
Treaure Trail Motel, Kanab.: Comfortable room for a night. Kanab.
A run of the mill typical, on the street place but very clean room with TV, coffee machine. Motel is right on Center street and close to all amenities in Kanab. There is a pool, nut only for use in July/August.
Apparently the place was originally owned by Brigham Young, he of "this is the place" fame and controversial president of the LDS church for over 30 years.
We paid $56 inc. tax but w/o b'fast for a double.
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