Zion National Park Hotels

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  • lazyman_1 profile photo lazyman_1
  • Reviews: 324

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Hotel: Cliffrose lodge

The staff was very friendly and the rooms were clean and quite large. there was a very nice heated pool as well as a hot tub that was able to hold about 15 -18 people at any given time. The view from the porch was simply great as well! all in all the cliffrose lodge was a great place to stay.

Lots of freebies like the internet, movie rentals and breakfast inthe morning. plus the view and the proximaty to the park entrance all made for a perfect stay.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 12, 2006
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  • Shihar profile photo Shihar
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Zion Lodge: Lodging inside the park

We didn't stay here , but next visit we will probably look into it..

Six suites, 40 cabins and 75 motel-style rooms are available. The lodge is open year-round.

Accommodations are in heavy demand May through October. Visitors should make their reservations several months in advance, if possible. Contact Xanterra Parks & Resorts, 14001 East Iliff Avenue, Suite 600, Aurora, CO 80014; or call (303) 29PARKS. Please visit www.Xanterra.com. The reservations office is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (MST), seven days a week.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: National/State Park
  • Written December 19, 2005

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  • soulanjuli profile photo soulanjuli
  • Reviews: 19

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Best Western Zion Park Inn: Close to the entrance, isn't that what matters?

It is chainy, that is to say that staying at a chain hotel presents some certainties: It is likely it will be clean, comfortable, and not at all fashionable. You may prefer to camp when at a National Park, but hot running water, a warm, and comfy bed is the perfect remedy for sore, achy muscles after an entire day of hiking.

It has a pool, restaurant, and close proximity to the park's entrance.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written November 30, 2005
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clean, comfortable, boring rooms


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  • FlanMan profile photo FlanMan
  • Reviews: 9

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Ponderosa Lodge, Carmel,Utah: Not for everyone

Located outside Zion National Park, the Ponderosa is set up as a family resort. It feels like camp and for me I wanted to leave camp right away. The folks who work there are very nice but it was not my cup of tea. The dinning room was not inviting,more like a school cafeteria or a camp and not a great camp either. Would have preferred to stay at one of the motels that line the entrance of the park, there you can walk to restaurants and stores. Zion is exquisite but if you are looking for commodious lodgings the Ponderosa is not for you.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: National/State Park, Family Travel
  • Written November 21, 2005

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  • goodfish profile photo goodfish
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Zion Lodge: Inside the park

The only place to stay (if not camping) inside the park is at Zion Lodge. You have a choice of hotel rooms in the lodge itself or a cabin on the surrounding property. Our cabin had a porch, two double beds, a gas fireplace, air conditioning, phone, radio, desk, chair, separate dressing area and lots of room. No TV (common for National Park facilities). They are pricey during high season but the park quiets down when the shuttles stop running at night and it was nice to be close to the trailheads in the morning. Very comfortable and very nice!

MUST reserve well in advance!!!!

Less expensive accommodations can be found in nearby Springdale.

Price noted below is per room - not per person.

Loved the porch: great for hanging out in the evening and coffee in the morning. Very peaceful at night and close-in to shuttle services, visitor center and some of the trailheads. Park-like surrounds: youngsters have room for outdoor play during downtime.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: National/State Park, Hiking and Walking
  • Written May 16, 2005
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  • Andraf profile photo Andraf
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Pioneer Lodge, Springdale: Pioneer Lodge, Springdale

We stayed at Pioneer Lodge for 3 nights on our trip to Zion National Park. The lodge is located in Springdale just a mile from the park's south entrance and visitor's centre. The free Zion shuttle bus runs through Springdale as well and there is a bus stop just outside the motel so you could leave the car at the lodge as cars are only allowed in Zion NP as far as the visitor's centre. The lodge is motel-style and we had a first-floor room which was clean and comfortable. All essentials were present. I found the staff to be nice and helpful. There is a large common balcony which offers some great views of the mountains. The lodge is AAA rated. My only regret is that we couldn't make use of the pool since there was a storm every evening (bound to happen if you're visiting in August). They also have their own restaurant; we had breakfast there and we were satisfied. There are plenty of places to eat and buy souvenirs and essentials within walking distance, including a small grocery store right across the street. We were happy with our stay and the price we payed. Recommended!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, National/State Park
  • Written February 7, 2005
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Pioneer Lodge, Springdale UT


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Terrace Brook Lodge: Closest Accomodations are in Springdale

There are many hotels in Springdale, but most of them look quite expensive. We stayed at the Terrace Brook Lodge which cost $65/night. It was very convenient staying in Springdale and I highly recommend staying overnight so that you can have more than one day to explore Zion NP.

Make reservations ahead of time, especially on weekends.

The rooms were clean and comfortable with two beds and satellite tv. The free Zion Shuttle bus stops nearby and will deliver you to and from the park.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: National/State Park, Road Trip
  • Written November 25, 2004
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HARVEST HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST: Base for Adventures



In the park, you can either stay at Zion Lodge or in one of the two campgrounds at the South Entrance. Just south from the Park is the town of Springdale where there are more campgrounds and several motels and bed and breakfasts. One fo the best choices is the Harvest House B&B. A great location - near the South Entrance - and comfortable rooms combine with very knowledgable hosts. They direct you in any direction depending upon which activity you are interested in. Or they can direct you in interests you didn't know you had. A super base for Zion and Southern Utah.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, National/State Park, Cycling
  • Written August 21, 2004
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Outside the entrance to the Harvest House


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  • kinesava profile photo kinesava
  • Reviews: 2

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Zion Mountain Resort: Both rustic and comfortable

The 30 or so "cabins" look rustic from the outside, but inside they are very nice hotel rooms with log furniture. They have everything from normal size rooms to honeymoon suites to family lodges that sleep 15 to a private 3-bedroom resort lodge. When was the last time you saw buffalo grazing outside your room? Great giftshop and restaurant. You have to walk or drive a lot, though, because everything is spread out.

It's at the east entrance, where there is very little development. If you want the "gateway city" feel, go to Springdale, but if you want some peace and quiet it's the best. And it's a lot better than some of the seedy places you'll find in the small towns of south-central Utah. Good location if you're doing Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon (North Rim).

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 22, 2004
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typical room


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Zion campgrounds: Zion campgrounds

There are 3 campgrounds in the park. South and Watchman campgrounds are located in the southern portion of the park and Lava Point is located near Kolob Terrace. The south campground does not accept reservations but watchman does. Both have toilet facilities but no showers.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written June 6, 2004
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Zion Lodge: Zion Lodge

Zion Lodge is the only hotel available in the park. There are cabins as well as regular rooms. I didn't stay here and heard that its as plain as expected and that you're paying for the location, which, in my opinion, is probably not worth it. The lodge is one of the shuttle stops and has a cafeteria and restaurant. Guests at the lodge receive a permit allowing them to drive on Zion Canyon road up to the lodge.

The lobby has a nice view of the park. There's also a restaurant, cafeteria and gift shop.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written June 6, 2004
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Zion Lodge


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  • CoAir13 profile photo CoAir13
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Terrace Brook Lodge: 2 minutes to Zion

Clean, comfortable rooms. Friendly service. Decent price!

The view is spectacular. There is no restaurant, but there are plenty nearby. Outdoor pool.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: National/State Park, Budget Travel
  • Written February 23, 2004
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  • mht_in_la profile photo mht_in_la
  • Reviews: 881

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The Dixie Hostel in Hurricane, Utah: Hurricanes hardly happen

When I visited Zion National Park in 2001, I stayed in the Dixie Hostel in Hurricane, Utah. Hurricanes hardly happen, and a good hostel is hard to come by -- last time I checked the hostel was already closed in the end of 2003 ;-(

About 25 miles outside Zion, Dixie was the closest hostel to the park that I can find. And it was a pleasant surprise. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Inside it was clean and quiet. The night I stayed, there were only 2 guests (no wonder it's quiet). The manager (also the owner) of the hostel lived in the building too. Me and the other guest wound up having a great conversation with him in the back porch, while smoking and drinking under the "no smoking/drinking" sign he posted himself.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, National/State Park
  • Written January 11, 2004
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  • mht_in_la profile photo mht_in_la
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Zion Lodge: Sheltered by the soaring cliffs of Zion

Unless you camp, Zion Lodge is the only place to spend a night inside the park. It's located at the center of Zion Canyon, sheltered by the soaring cliffs as seen in photo. It's also a great hub for hiking; the Emerald Pools trail is right at the doorstep. In the summer, there are evening programs held by park rangers. There's only one little problem -- I didn't stay here so I can't rate it. In the summer it's often booked to full capacity so act early.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: National/State Park
  • Written January 11, 2004
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Zion Lodge


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  • karenincalifornia profile photo karenincalifornia
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Zion Ponderosa: Great for a family gathering

Zion Ponderosa is perfect for a family reunion, and that's exactly what brought me here. This is the newest addition to our extended family, as of our 2002 family reunion at Zion.

Like I said, perfect for families. If you are honeymooners, or otherwise looking for more romantic accomodations, you will want to stay at the lodge right in the park.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, National/State Park, Hiking and Walking
  • Written December 22, 2003
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