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“What a Delightful Surprise” 5 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn Kayenta
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   US Highway 160, PO Box 1219, Kayenta, AZ 86033   |  
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“What a Delightful Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Being B&B folks ourselves, we try to avoid chain hotels when traveling. However, Kayenta, Arizona does not offer many options for lodging. Boy, were we in for a surprise! After reading Tripadvisor reviews, we decided on this hotel and could not possibly have done any better -- even in a city. This is an upscale Hampton Inn at regular Hampton Inn prices. Situated in the Navajo Nation, the folks here are most nice and accommodating. The hotel layout is unlike other Hamptons; we were told there is only one other such Hampton Inn and it is in Europe. The lobby was seasonally decorated for the fall and was complete with live native music in the evening. There is a fireplace in the lobby and kiva-type fireplaces on the patio. Though I missed him, there was even a Navajo Code Talker mingling with guests at breakfast in the lobby, an awesome glimpse into our history and the bravery of a discriminated yet heroic people. Breakfast was your better-than-average continental hotel breakfast fare. The hotel gift shop offers many tempting trinkets and finds, primarily from local craftsmen. The hotel is directly next door to the local Code Talker museum, which lies just next door to the local Burger King that also houses wonderful displays as a tribute to the owner's father, a Code Talker, too. Just beyond that is the local eatery, the Blue Coffee Pot -- all of which is in walking distance. Should you find yourself visiting the Monument Valley area in Arizona, you must include Kayenta and the Hampton Inn there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Papaikou, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Driving to Kayenta,Az. Off season we didn't think we would have any problems finding a place to Stay,we got one of the last rooms that evening an paid a lot more than a Hampton Inn should charge,if the resturant is closed your committed to a Sonics or a gas station for snacks.If you can better to continue to Monument Valley if you can get a room.Call Ahead

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We decided to book on line for fear the rate would double upon arrival (per reviewers) without a reservation. At check in we approached a Native at the front desk who was polite - I noticed that most of the Navajo people are a bit standoffish - but NOT rude. You won't find broad, fake, Disney white smiles here. Maybe due to the prohibition of alcohol ;) Which leads me to point out - it's illegal to bring alcohol (we found out quickly) and you cannot purchase any - at the restaurant they offer NA wine/beer.

The restaurant is more like a glorified cafeteria inside the lobby. But, they have a nice selection of meal choices (salmon, steak, etc) and Navajo fried bread (delicious). The lobby and gift shop is finely appointed in Navajo decor. When we arrived a fireplace had a healthy fire roaring and the beautiful native flute music played in the background.

The patio area was relaxing with lots of tables with appointed umbrellas. There is an issue with wild/stray dogs who will beg for food when out on the patio area (but they're friendly).

Overall it was a very nice stay and would recommend it (beautiful drive to and from Aspen and Scottsdale) .

Room Tip: Ask for room toward back for easy entrance - elevator is extremely slow - perhaps a first floor.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charleston, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Wanted to spend the night but took forever to get served and the lady at the front desk would not match the web page price. Stayed else where where the frront desk was warm and helpful. Since then stayed at 2 other Hampton Inns and totally impressed with rooms and staff

Room Tip: Beats me, I tried and was rejected
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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dionna d d, Manager at Hampton Inn Kayenta, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. I have read your complaint and i apologozie for not meeting your expectations when you visited us in November. The Manager on Duty should have explained to you that it is NOT Hilton policy to "MATCH' 3rd party websit pricing. The discounts that are available to guest are through AAA or AARP only. We also offer government / military discounts during our low season only.
I hope that this clarifies things for you and i hope that if you are in our area again that you would stop in and stay with us. We would love having you stay with us again.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

We choose this hotel because it was conveniently located for a day trip to Monument Valley. The hotel is modern with an outdoor swimming pool and has a basic shopping mall a few footsteps away.

Despite a minor discussion at check-in about the availability of king beds, we were later allocated the bed type that had been shown as available at the time of booking.

There was some machinery vibration noise in our top floor room (above the reception). We are unclear if this was machinery on the roof, or the AC next door. However, it wasn't pleasant. Thankfully it was intermittent and eventually went away.

The restaurant has an attractive choice of meals. We went to dinner early because there was a coach party in the hotel. After placing our food order, many of the coach party came to dinner. The restaurant seemed to be overwhelmed by the influx of guests and the staff became distracted by trying to seat the many guests.

We lost our server completely at this point and had to flag down other servers to get a water refill for example.

Eventually when we were given our bill, this time by our original server, it was pointed out to us that "service wasn't included". Quite right, service had most definitely not been included ! The food was fine however.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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dionna d d, Manager at Hampton Inn Kayenta, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
I would like to apologize for not meeting your service expectations.
Could you please give me your full name and date of arrival. I would like to reveiw your folio and find out who checked you in and who was on staff in the dinning area.
I would like to use your reveiw as a training tool to improve our service both at the front desk and in our dinning area.
We appreciate the time you have taken to let us know how who we are doing.
If you are in the area again, we would love to have you stay with us again.
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Sudbury, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

While the View in Monument Valley Park was our first choice, but was sold out, we did enjoy our stay at the Hampton Inn. It is typical of a chain but comfortable, predictable and includes breakfast, which is handy. The decor is quite fitting with the environment which we liked, given we like Southwestern colors and design. An excellent Navajo wood flute player, Travis Terry, was performing and it turned out he was the same person we heard (and had bought his CD) during our tour of Canyon De Chelly. Convenient and comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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River Forest, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Excellent hotel in the middle of nowhere. This is the best of limited choices in the area. But, having said that doesn't demean the place. The room was comfortable; the food in the dining room was good; and, the free breakfast options were good and plentiful.

The hotel is on the Navajo Indian reservation, and, as alcohol is forbidden, there is no bar.

A word of warning: Upon checking out the next morning, we noticed that the back window of a hatchback auto was broken, presumably to steal anything of value. So, I would recommend that you leave nothing visible in your car.

Room Tip: As this is the best of limited options, and as a stop for tour buses, a reservation is a must.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: US Highway 160, PO Box 1219, Kayenta, AZ 86033
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Location: United States > Arizona > Kayenta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Kayenta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hampton Inn Kayenta 3*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay connected with free high-speed internet access and make use of the well-equipped business center. Host a meeting or event for up to 45 guests in the versatile function room. Wake up to Hampton's free hot breakfast® or grab one of our free Hampton On the Run® Breakfast Bags, available Monday to Friday, for a quick, healthy meal to go. Indulge with delicious western-style dishes at Reuben Heflin Restaurant or sip tea or coffee at any time of the day in the cozy hotel lobby, featuring a warm, inviting fireplace. ... more   less 
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