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“A Pleasant Surprise” 4 of 5 stars
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Royal Inn Kanab
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   386 East 300 South, Kanab, UT 84741   |  
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Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Kanab
Tempe, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were a bit late leaving Phoenix for our family vacation tour of canyon country. We stopped at Lake Powell for the night, but there were no vacancies. We didn't want to drive at night and miss all the scenery. We started looking ahead to Kenab, UT. Everything online was booked. I called a place that had 1 room left for $159 in a 2-star hotel. They only had a king bed, and they would not allow our dog. It was already 9:30pm.

As we rolled into town, I saw the sign for the Royal Inn lit up. They weren't on any list online, but we figured that was to our advantage. It was. It looks a little iffy on the outside, but for about $100 including tax, we got a nice room that allowed pets. After we pulled in, I could see that some of the disarray on the outside were remodelling materials. The room was very tiny and is a bit seasoned, but it was clean...clean enough to make me comfortable enough to walk around with my shoes off. My feet did not turn black, and the room was odorless. The linens were crisp and white with no surprises underneath. The beds were much softer than some of the more expensive hotels I've been in; we all found them to be quite comfortable, and the AC unit worked just fine. We all got a good night's sleep and woke up well-rested.

I cannot speak to the breakfast as we did not wake up in time, but the staff were very cordial and courteous. The lady at the desk even offered to have us look at the room first. There was free Wi-Fi, and lots if TV channels...including HD channels, even though the TV was SD (its the thought that counts, especially when the $150+ hotels only give you maybe 10 total). There was a mini fridge, which we used to refreeze water bottles for our cooler, and there were plenty of outlets well-placed around the room so everybody could have and reach their own.

Overall, we had a pleasant stay in a nice, clean room, in comfortable beds, and we would definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Tempe, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

$55/night sounded like a good deal for this place until I attempted to sleep there. The heating/cooling unit is right next to the bed, making it hard to regulate temperature in the room and remain fairly hydrated. The blankets were scratchy. But the worst part was the shower - it had mold growing inside. I will not stay here again unless I'm in a really big pinch.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Stayed 3 nights. Our room was clean and quiet. The "key" stopped working on our 3rd day and had to be re-programmed. The staff was helpful when asked. The laundry facilities room smelled bad as they store all kinds of stuff (chemicals etc.) in the same small room. Breakfast was very good with juices, coffee, pastries, muffins, cereals and even a waffle maker and syrup. Dead bolt on our door didn't function very well (never quite sure if it was secure or not) No refrigerator or microwave. Very disappointed that the WIFi did NOT work in our room, we were unable to connect.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed here for one night after a day of hard trekking and this hotel gave us a good night of sleep! The room was very quiet, clean and comfy. The breakfast was good, with a lot of juice, good muffins, milk and cereals and you can do a Waffel too. We had a coffee machine in our room and it was very useful if you're so tired that you don't want to go out! The parking lot was good and near, as usual in location of this type.
If you want to try something unusual for dinner, go to the Excobar Mexican Restaurant ... you can go on foot!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I know the phrase "you get what you paid" but this is not the case. I've stay in a lot cheap hotels but this one is the worst of them. We found hairs in our pillow. After asking for a clean one, we were told that they did't have more pillows. The bathroom: horrible, black mold everywhere.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Can't believe this is getting good reviews. My wife was dreading staying here, so we left. Luckily Priceline was able to convince them to give us a refund.

Here's some reasons why: This is the first motel I've ever seen that has you go in through a main door to a 'room block' with your key, and your door is inside a long dark corridor. Usually motels doors are all accessed from outdoors. The entry there was dirty, (could barely see through the glass), the carpet looked old. We opened the room door and it would get stuck open. 2 beds took up most of the room, we went to the window to look out and there was a few feet back there before a fence with no view. a perfect place for someone to come sneak into your room at night. The window latch was broken! so could not lock it. No bars on the window. Turned on the TV, got fuzzy reception, and remote would not change channels. Small TV way up high and could see the cables hanging down. Next, the toilet was always running on, and would do a little 'flush' correction every five minutes to reset. The dark shower may have been clean, but the old fashioned square 'stall' version, was caulked with white caulk over black mold (trapped in the caulking), and so look dirty and my wife refused to set foot in there.

We really expected to see roaches or spiders but luckily did not.

The guy was actually nice about it and explained that they were renovating. That's great but those excuses did not help us out. Maybe people going back after these renos will have a better experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I used this hotel for a guys trip. The price was amazing and the location was perfect for out trip to buckskin gulch and to attempt to obtain a permit to go to the wave. We did not get one but it was fun. The room was small but had what we needed to sleep and get out early in the morning. The fridge in the room was a huge plus. the owners were great, they gave us extra towels and anything else we requested. the breakfast was oatmeal, toast, waffles, and cold cereal. nothing spectacular but it was something to fill the gut and get going. I will be going back because we did not see everything we wanted to and it was just great for the price.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Royal Inn Kanab

Address: 386 East 300 South, Kanab, UT 84741
Location: United States > Utah > Kanab
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Kanab
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Inn Kanab 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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