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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 Miles E Highway 163, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Monument Valley, UT 84536   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Monument Valley
Devon
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“Stunning Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My husband did his homework many months in advance of our USA road trip so we knew that we were going to stay in this popular (but expensive) hotel. The main reason to come here is for the stunning view right out of a John Wayne wild west film: the director John Ford used monument valley as a location for several films and in the evenings, the hotel shows one of these films projected onto the outside wall (brilliant!). We had a room on the ground floor but it had as good a view as any other so I'm not sure why you would pay any extra to have a 'premium' one on the second floor. The view outside our window was surreal, especially at sunrise and sunset, and the colours on the rocks were incredible. All you want to do is sit there and stare! The main downside here (apart from the Navajo nation being 'dry' in alcohol terms) was the incredibly noisy air-conditioning which is really quite intrusive, especially at night time. However, that was the only negative for our room so bring a set of ear plugs. The restaurant is surprisingly well-priced considering there is a captive audience but as other reviewers have noted, the food is good not great. We were given vouchers for a discount off breakfast, which was OK but the fruit typically ran out very quickly. You need to order hot food (bacon etc) and drinks from the staff but otherwise breakfast Is a self-service buffet. In the evening, there are Navajo specialities on the menu so it was good to try some different foods. Be warned, most of the portions are typically very large! The trading store gift shop is hugely expensive and whilst the products are lovely, they are massively overpriced. You can get some great turquoise/silver jewellery much cheaper from the Navajo stores at the end of the road.so make sure you check these out (the locals are very friendly and keen to share their culture). We went on a Navajo Spirit Tour in the valley with a guide called 'Don' one evening. He was simply awesome and it was an amazing experience, so I heartily recommend that activity. Our teenaged daughters also went on a 1hr horse riding trip, booked from just outside the hotel. Again, it was Navajo locals who led the activity and my daughters loved it - the first time on a horse for one of them! We found the staff here very friendly and if you're going to visit Monument Valley, book early to stay here a couple of nights - you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

This is an expensive hotel but it is worth it. You are paying for the view. The rooms are pretty basic but are nicely decorated and comfortable. Our room had a fridge and microwave. Each room has a balcony with a view of the valley, perfect for watching the sunrise.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The views from the lobby when checking in were amazing and as soon as we got to our room we were straight out on the balcony checking out the amazing views. We stayed in the Two Queen Beds, Star View room, but to be honest I'm not sure we had any better view that the rooms below us as the other floors had slightly bigger balconies so everyone had a good clear view of the night sky. Watching sunrise and sunset from the rooms was amazing and everything was nice and clean within the room. We eat at the hotel for all the meals for the 2 days that we were there, the food was good but not great but they do also cater for visitors as well as guests staying at the hotel. A must stay hotel if visiting Monument Valley!

Room Tip: As long as you have a balcony you can't really go wrong with this hotel.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

It may take a long drive to get to Monument Valley, but once you are there, it is a sight you will never forget. What a view! The history of this entire area is so fascinating and the people we met were so kind and friendly, our family cannot wait to go back. And we will definitely stay at The View again. Knowing the harsh weather conditions, we were surprised to find such a nice hotel. Right away we loved all the Navajo artifacts on the walls as well as in the room. Ours had a large balcony, perfect to watch the stars at night. Service was excellent throughout the hotel. We ate at the restaurant for breakfast. There was a good variety and everything was fresh. It was a little crowded when went but as soon as you step outside, you are alone with nature. Don't miss the little museum they have at the hotel and the sunrise from the deck, it is spectacular!

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of Monument Valley, they have a large balcony perfect to stargaze.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I had such a great stay at the View Hotel. It was great to be able to try some native american food while I was at the View Hotel Restaurant but it was amazing to be able to look out at the View of Monument Valley from my balcony. I give it a five star rating. I was also able to take a tour with Navajo Spirit Tours, and that was the highlight of our vacation. I have 2 kids, one 7 years old and the other 12 and they can't stop talking about it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed one night and would love to have stayed a few nights longer, especially as we were unlucky with the weather. Did not have such a fantastic sunset as we hoped as it was overcast. We booked a 2nd Floor Premium View Room. Check-in went quick and our room was nice and clean. The room had a microwave, which was great so we could enjoy our meal on our balcony. The sunset was not that great but clouds cleared up and we had a fantastic view of the night sky. We have never seen that many stars so clearly, we were totally in awe. We wished we had booked a star view room as from there you have an unobscured view of the night sky. We did not get much sleep because we could not stop looking at the sky :-) and the the sunrise (which was very early) was also fantastic but worth the little sleep :-)

The Trading Post at the hotel sells fantastic jewelry and other traditional American Indian Art. I could not resist and bought a beautiful pair of turquoise earrings :-) On check-in we received vouchers for the breakfast buffet. We decided to have breakfast there, but it wasn't really good but then with the vouchers is was ok.

If you stay at this hotel, make sure you do the self-drive round trip. You will get many photo opportunities so have you cameras ready.

The only negative point we have is, that the air conditioning unit was right outside our room and it was very noisy.

The WiFi was free but you have to be close to the reception area to be able use it. But that was ok. Next time we visit Monument Valley we will most definitely stay at this hotel again. Only next time we will stay more than just one night.

Room Tip: Get at least a 2nd floor room, we though it was worth it. If you are into stars, treat yourself to a...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I stayed one night in this hotel on my road trip coming back from the Grand Canyon. I had trouble getting a reservation, but kept checking their website and got one at the last minute. I can see why everyone wants to stay here as the views are outstanding. The rooms are also very nice and clean as the hotel is fairly new. The staff were friendly and the restauarant was also good. I also hiked the wildcat trail and would highly recommend the hike. You will have to pay an additional $5 per person entrance fee to the Navajo Tribal Park just before you get to the hotel. With taxes my room was $270. This was the most expensive hotel I stayed in on my road trip to the GC, but I will have to say it was worth it. It is a location you will not forget and the overall experience was great. "The View" is outstanding.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Address: 4 Miles E Highway 163, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Monument Valley, UT 84536
Location: United States > Utah > Monument Valley
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Monument Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The View is the only hotel inside the Monument Valley Tribal Park. Every guestroom has a private balcony with a view of the iconic formations of Monument Valley - so close that you feel like you can reach out and touch The Mittens! Guestrooms feature flat screen TVs, coffee makers, refrigerator, microwave, and wireless Internet. Enjoy the panorama of Monument Valley while dining in The View restaurant with views to the rising sun and the sunset as well. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
View Hotel Monument Valley
The View Hotel Monument Valley, Utah

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