Let me say from the outset hotels in Page tend to be, for whatever reason, hideously expensive. You get that when a town is in the middle of nowhere, ‘nowhere’ being 2~3 hrs drive north of Flagstaff on the Utah border. When even Super 8s run well over $100 a night, you know finding a ‘deal’ will be tough. Reviews on Tripadvisor of these lower end hotels tended to overwhelming negative so this reviewer settled on Best Western Plus.
First impression of this hotel was, price point aside, pleasant. Front desk was useful and functional and clearly used to dealing with tourists from different parts of the world. The main street on which the hotel is located – Lake Powell Bvd – had an equal proportion of churchs petrol stations and hotels (c8 each by my count!). Entering the room the positive impressions continued. Usual format for my reviews: room itself, the good, the bad, the conclusion. The area is remote, desolate and well worth getting to. This is a hotel that would be well worth researching if in the area.
The room itself? Firstly, the entire property is smoke free. Good in this reviewers opinion, with a smoking area set aside out the front. Parking is ample with a decent size, semi private pool and spa. Room was large, comfortable tho the in room A/C unit was from the 1970s. Curtains were dark, bed was comfortable, tho pillows were not. Bathroom was a good size, though the water pressure was akin to a dribbling tap. Most rooms though I think would not experience this. In room safe, fridge and iron nice tough. Flat screen TV with plenty of options (including foreign language). Breakfast is normally included and tends to err towards sugary so this reviewer avoided it.
1. Let’s be honest; You need a car to get to Page. It is in the middle of nowhere. And the drive is stunning. The good thing then is you can leave your car when you arrive because most dinner options etc are within easy walking distance of the hotel.
2. There is an Albertsons 4 minutes walk up the road for supplies. There is a Starbucks there too for the usual morning burnt coffee taste.
3. Staff. In my experience, and this is subjective, they were outstanding and helpful. Notably so. No question was too hard and standing in line behind a bunch of European tourists, they were patient and handled the enquiries well.
1. Price point: I am not sure why, though I suspect it is to do with location, but hotels in Page tend to be hideously expensive. Eye watering prices for what are normally (ie: in Flagstaff, the same hotel chains would be literally 50% cheaper) low end hotels. This hotel is no exception. Book ahead if you can and beat the gouge.
2. Wifi: I did not need it that badly or else I would have checked, but it is, apparently, free. I could not make it work and it kept asking for an access code. A call to the front desk confirmed it was free. I am still not sure which one it was; free or not. If craving wifi, the McDonalds at the other end of town – ie: the other end of Lake Powell Bvd – had free wifi. Or just ask the front desk to make it work for you.
Conclusion? Despite the price point – and again, it is not the only hotel in town to be expensive relative to the standard offered – the service and location was excellent. I would urge consideration if in the area. Easy accessible to tours that go to Antelope Canyon (you need to get on one as the area is not otherwise readily accessible), Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell. There are several Bureau of Land Managemet offices up the 89 towards Kalab in Utah, which is c90 minutes away.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.