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Affordable Inn of Capitol Reef
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   877 North State Road 24, Torrey, UT 84775 (Formerly Howard Johnson Capitol Reef)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Torrey
Avon, Ohio
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“Good Location and Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The hotel is located on Hwy 24 east of Torrey and east of its intersection with scenic UT 12 towards Capitol Reef National Park and is set back from the road near some wonderful red rock providing peace and quiet with a view. As a family of four, we appreciated the good sized rooms and the two queen beds; the bath area was a little tight but manageable. Breakfast was a typical continental style plus a waffle maker for something hot but a hearty breakfast is not as important here as in Bryce Canyon as getting a good meal is much easier in the Torrey area. The gentlemen working the front desk were friendly and helpful providing good directions and advice regarding the area. The room rates were a good value given the location, size of room and an included breakfast.

Room Tip: Get a second floor room in the back for the best view and the most quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My husband & I Stayed here for 1 night. Check in was quick & simple. Mini fridge, coffee machine, microwave, iron & ironing board, large room with table & two chairs. Decent, complimentry, wireless internet. Good size bathroom, shower with excellent water pressure. We liked that the shower & toilet were in a room alone & the basin & bench was located outside the bathroom, which is much nicer for privacy. Very quiet, no street noise, we were on the first floor & didn't notice any noise from other guests. The room had two comfortable queen beds but no in-room safe. The hotel is located very close to the National Park.

The hotel is located a few miles from the town centre, so going to dinner or grocery shopping for lunch supplies, meant a drive in the car. Breakfast was included but was very basic & not very appealing, cereals (mostly suitable for children eg coco pops & fruit loops), plus bran flakes & sultanas. Make your own waffles & coffee & hot water in urns (which weren't very hot). No fruit juice, fruit or yogurt. There were some pastry & bread selections but it looked like the same stock that was there the night before when we were looking around.

Checking out was no drama as we had prepaid & just needed to hand in our room keys. We found it to be good value for money & would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Provo, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Though this facility needs some improvement, we've stayed here twice. Why? LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! It is in a beautiful spot with great vistas of the West end of Capital Reef. This hotel used to be called "Hidden Falls Hotel" and the sign out front (at the time of this post) still says so. Behind the hotel there is a broken down fence that you can climb over and walk down to the hidden falls. It is a beautiful little site to visit if you stay here. Previous owners obviously built the pathway with handrails down to the falls (and even a porch swing overlooking the falls) but I'm guessing due to erosion and possible injury they have fenced it off but the fence is currently quite broken down and access to the falls is pretty easy. Just be careful and don't fall!

The rooms are adequate. Beds are fair. Linens were clean. They've had some plumbing issues and we had an issue with a toilet nearly overflowing which is not a fun thing to happen on vacation.

Standard store-bought supplies for less-than-special continental breakfast.

Pool to the side of the hotel is closed and appears it hasn't been used for a few years.

Unfortunately, it appears the owners of this facility have chosen not to invest money to keep it upgraded and current. It could be a fantastic place if they only were to sink a little money, fix up the pool, add a jacuzzi tub or two and a few more amenities. With it's primo location, and some significant $$$ investment, it could even be a destination in and of itself, instead of just an okay place to stay as you're traveling Highway 12, if it were just fixed up and made into a desert spa/resort hotel.

Lots of potential. Wish they would develop it to live up to its potential.

Room Tip: Last year, the Mexican restaurant in front of the hotel was open and was fairly good and had great M...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Layton, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed in winter and the place was open, but hardly no one there and no breakfast, so Michelle just charged us $40.00! The room was wonderful with nice little extra's. Very homey and I slept like a log! Michelle made the stay so nice, I would stay there again. In fact, we wished we would have stayed 2 nights! Thanks Michelle!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We went there in the dead end of winter, almost alone in the place. Michelle gave us a very large and large room. But the best part was the breakfast, with delicious bagels and the careful Michelle (again!).
You should go there, definitively!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Michelle is a gem here. Her art decorates the place and she was very friendly and helpful during our stay. The bed in the room was made like a cruise ship and they are doing a lot of little extras like this. Lobby really decorated up for Christmas as well. Just a few miles from Capitol Reef NP, great sunrise. We would stay here again. Just over $50 for one night and this includes a good breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Affordable Inn of Capitol Reef

Address: 877 North State Road 24, Torrey, UT 84775 (Formerly Howard Johnson Capitol Reef)
Location: United States > Utah > Torrey
Amenities:
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 )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Torrey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Affordable Inn of Capitol Reef 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Capitol Reef Hotel Torrey
Affordable Inn Of Capitol Reef Torrey, Utah

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