My wife, adult daughter and I spent 2013 spring break in the national parks of southwest Utah this year, and our second stop was Bryce Canyon. This was our 4th visit to Bryce Canyon. On previous trips, we have stayed at the Best Western Ruby’s Inn once and the Bryce Canyon National Park Lodge inside the park, a couple of times. This time we chose the Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (BWBC), which did not exist on our last visit. It is clearly the best place to stay in the area. The hotel is located across the highway from Ruby’s Inn, and I believe it is owned by the same family. Having stayed in a few “Grand Hotels,” I would not quite put the BWBC in that category, but it is a very nice hotel with a large majestic lobby that is decorated in rustic southwestern fashion with a high beam ceiling and a large stone fireplace. It is located about 2.5 miles from the Bryce Canyon National Park entrance. Unlike a lot of national parks, the park entrance to Bryce Canyon is close to all of the places you will want to drive, so the BWBC is probably no more than a ten to fifteen minute drive from Sunset Point on the canyon’s edge.
We chose a two-queen suite, and were assigned Room 3412, which is on the fourth floor. We had a lot of luggage and gear, so I was a little concerned about hauling all our stuff up four floors, but there were at least 10 or more large heavy duty brass carts with pneumatic wheels available in the lobby to haul everything up to the room easily. Our room rate was $151.55 including 12.3% tax the first night (Friday), and $107.77 Saturday night. I will never understand hotel rate fluctuation from night to night. One place charges more on weekends, while another charges less....
Room 3412 was very clean and spacious, had a decent sized bathroom & tub/shower combo, a small sitting area, and two comfortable queen beds. The room smelled fresh and clean. There was a small refrigerator, a microwave, a flat screen TV and free wireless internet. I believe they have a pool, but we never saw it, and it was way too cold for it to be open. The BWBC offers a complimentary breakfast that is quite extensive, including several hot dish choices. The service in the breakfast area is good, and it is quite large. Despite all that, breakfast was very crowded when we were there. Since it was spring break, a lot of families were there. I guess we all came down at the same time. Breakfast was somewhat hectic, but at least they supplied plenty of food. The personnel were friendly and accommodating.
The next time we return to Bryce Canyon, we will most likely stay at the BWBC again.
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May 19, 2013
I'm glad you were able to stay with us at the Bryce Canyon Grand during your trip and look forward to having you visit us again! You gave a very good review of the property. From the sound of your room rates, I think you were booked under one of the specials we frequently offer. These typically have the first night at full price, while the following nights are from 30-50% off, depending on time of year. We know there are so many things to visit in the area, it's sometimes hard to take it all in in one day!
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