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“Excellent rooms and facilities, excellent location and great little town” 5 of 5 stars
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Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   281 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale, UT 84767   |  
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“Excellent rooms and facilities, excellent location and great little town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed at the Cliff Rose for 2 nights as part of a tour through the Rockies, National parks and beyond and we were looking forward to arriving as this was billed as one of the nicer – more luxurious places we had booked to stay. On the whole, it lived up to our expectations and we would recommend to others.

For us there were probably 3 highlights.

The first was the hotel rooms themselves. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite – 5 of us including our 3 grown up kids. There was plenty of room, the fixtures and fittings were plentiful and of the highest quality – full size fridge/freezer, proper kitchenette, full size dining table, couch seating for us all, 2 excellent sized bedrooms, well equipped with comfy beds and 2 huge bathrooms, again, nicely equipped and laid out. (In addition there is a continuous flow of free coffee and tea available in the reception area if you prefer the walk rather than making your own – really nice touch – especially as they often had a plate of free cakes on the go as well!)

The second highlight was the lodge location: right on the river and as close as it was possible to be to the entrance to Zion National Park. Less than 5 minute walk down the river to the NP Visitor Centre from where the shuttle service runs through the park from early in the morning. (You are not allowed to take your car into the park during the summer months – the shuttle is the only way of visiting). Some might say that the location would be better if (like most of the hotels and motels) the lodge was further away from the park and towards the centre of Springdale. This would certainly be more convenient for walking through the town for shopping and restaurants etc, but for us we preferred to be by the park entrance.

The third highlight was actually the town of Springdale itself. This is the third town we have visited on this trip whereby the almost sole purpose of the town is to be the gateway to the nearby National Park. (The others being Moab for Arches NP which we thought was a bit of a mess, and Page for Lake Powell National Recreation Area which we really enjoyed). Springdale is really nice! Some might say it is a bit ‘twee’ and certainly it is clearly built for the tourist rather than the almost nonexistent locals – but they have done a great job. Restaurants are varied (no chains – all independent) and all looking great. Hotels and motels are neat and tidy and appealing. There seemed to be a really relaxed, happy, buzz around the place. As mentioned above the Cliff Rose Lodge is about a mile from the town centre so it can be walked, driven or there is a free shuttle which runs from the NP entrance into/out of town continually.

The only possible downside we could mention about the Lodge would be the pool area. It was really hot whilst we were there (nearly 100 degrees) and by mid afternoon as people came out of the park, the pool area was packed – it simply wasn’t designed for the number of people who wanted to use it to the extent that we gave up and went and sat in our Air Conditioned rooms instead to recover. Not a hardship but an observation if a great pool matters to you. Couple of other small points – there isn’t enough parking space – both nights we ended up having to park by reception (probably 150yds from our room) as spaces near the rooms were already full. Finally, with the exception of the free coffee/tea already positively mentioned the only other food/drink on site is a very limited fridge in reception. I understand the lodge isn’t big enough to warrant a café or restaurant, and there is a café next door, so only a minor point – but just in case it matters to you!

Overall we were really pleased with our stay at Cliff Rose. Can’t say it completely bowled us over in the way that some other places have, but no complaints at all, and very good in delivering what we wanted/needed.

  • Stayed July 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had a great stay in this hotel. The room had river and moutain view. From the porch you could see hummingbirds and drink your coffee or beer.
The visitorscenter from Zion National Park is in walking distance (5 min). From there you can take the shuttles into the Park.
The people from the reception are so friendly and helpful. Take a free cup of coffee and delicious cookies.
We would stay her again!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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 July 27, 2013

We just returned from Zion, and we stayed 3 nights at the Cliffrose. The property exceeded our expectations. Is about 5 minutes walking to the Main Entrace of the park. You SHOULD ask to stay on room with RIVER VIEW, they are much better than "Parking View".
For sure is the best option to stay in Zion!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We arrived at Cliffrose after a week and a half on the road visiting other parts of Utah. The staff was very nice, the grounds were well kept and beautiful. We loved the easy access to Zion and didn't have to use our car for the three days that we stayed at Cliffrose. Our kids loved the pool, the two cats, and the scenery. My husband and I loved relaxing by the pool, sitting on our balcony, and walking the gardens all under the incredible views of the cliffs above. Our room was comfortable and perfect for our needs.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 July 27, 2013

This is the second time we've stayed at the Cliffrose Lodge.

The view from the room and patio is truly stunning - it is indeed a cliff side lodge! The grounds are beautifully kept, and every day we saw hummingbirds, deer, other birds, and even a raccoon. There is a pool for cooling off, or you can swim in the river that runs along side the property. We stayed there for a week and loved every minute of the stay. The staff were very helpful and courteous, and we received breakfast vouchers for the Cafe Soleil, which is right next door. They do breakfast variations that were great for starting each day.

The setting is fabulous - just outside the gates of Zion National Park. The park is really worth the visit - loads of great hiking. And, one thing you must do is rent a bike from the Zion Outfitters (just outside the park) and ride it down the canyon (you can put the bike on the bus rack if you don't want to ride up the canyon). It is truly magical to coast down and see the canyon walls from the road.

The only criticisms we have is that the bed we had was a bit soft for our liking, and the air conditioner in the room a bit loud. But there are very minor compared to the exceptional location and overall quality of the space.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This was our first time visiting Zion and lodging with Cliffrose Lodge and we we were totally happy with the accommodation as well as the park! The Riverside suite is very spacious and very clean. The lodge's location is conveniently situated near the park entrance so we didn't need to take the shuttle but instead just took the path way next to the river towards the park...which was approximately 200 yards away. We would definitely stay here again the next time we visit!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Location? Virtually at the entrance to Zion NP and flanked by the Zion Canyon Walls. Awe inspiring views in any direction. The grounds were extremely well maintained with flowers everywhere accompanied by loads of hummingbirds.

The property backed-up to the river and wading and/or chillin by the babbling water was a very nice vibe addition.

We stayed in the 1BR + Murphy Bed and LR, Kitchen and were extremely comfortable. great value!

The folks running Cliffrose are very friendly and helpful. I'll stay again when I go back to Zion.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 281 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale, UT 84767
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Location: United States > Utah > Springdale
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Springdale
#2 Family Hotel in Springdale
#2 Romantic Hotel in Springdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique style resort with 52 smoke-free rooms, suites, and villas in 6 buildings surrounded by our 5 acres of manicured lawns, perennial flower gardens, towering evergreens, large shade trees, and bordering Zion National Park along the Virgin River. Our deluxe Riverside 1 and 2 Bedroom suites and 3 Bedroom Canyon Villas offer a truly luxurious experience and all of our rooms feature modern amenities and updates for exquisite accommodation options for every budget. Seasonal heated outdoor pool, year round waterfall hot tub, amazing views of Zion National Park from your balcony or patio, plush pillow-top beds, free wireless internet, fridges in all rooms, and all rooms, suites, and villas are no smoking. Located only 200 yards away from the National Park Visitor and Shuttle Center. ... more   less 
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