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First Choice Inns at the Swell

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First Choice Inns at the Swell offers 60 updated guest rooms and has all the amenities plus an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, fitness center and an included full hot breakfast that make the brand a top pick for a perfect end to a day of travel. Excellent location with beautiful views of the Bookcliff mountains. Close proximity to dining, golf and the John Wesley Powell Museum. This hotel is centrally located to all of the spectacular scenery that Southeastern Utah is famous for. Hotel features include free local phone calls, refrigerator and microwave in every room, free high speed wi-fi, free parking, and a complimentary full hot breakfast. Enjoy a unique breakfast experience at our Breakfast Bar served every morning featuring a selection of fruits, juices, cereals, breads/pastries, and even hardboiled eggs. We have also created the world's best tasting waffle bar! Visit Green River, UT and relax at the First Choice - Your Best Choice!!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 39 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 5 miles
2Attractionswithin 5 miles
47Room tips
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This was a great hotel for us. We were 3 adults and a dog, and the room was plenty big enough. The beds are comfy and the shower was excellent. Clean and big bathroom. The breakfast had lots of options and was kept well stocked. The pool was clean (a bit cool) and the hot
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Response from Mookie85, General Manager at First Choice Inns at the Swell
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Bertsy465, Wow!! Thank you for being our guest at the First Choice Inns at the Swell and thank you for the outstanding review! We could not be more pleased at how perfect your visit was! We are so happy that your room was comfortable and super clean, and that the full hot breakfast was an awesome start to your day! We hope your hike was stellar, and are thrilled to hear that the hot tub was so relaxing after your adventures! Thank you for the kind words and we hope we will see you again very soon on your next excursion in beautiful Utah! Happy Vacationing, Natalie & the First Choice Inns at the Swell Family
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just shifted over here because the Super 8 was so loud - much better, nicer place and quieter. I come to Moab but stay in Green River for the price 3-4 times a year and I can already tell this is my new go to motel - it’s nice at a third the price what this quality would be in
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Response from Mookie85, General Manager at First Choice Inns at the Swell
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear zackreview2012, Thank you for being our guest at the First Choice Inns at the Swell!! We are so excited and so ecstatic you choose to stay in Green River! We are honored hearing how perfect your stay was - from the updated & super clean accommodations to the far more affordable price. We cannot express how thrilled we are to hear that we will be seeing you again soon! Thank you for the stellar review and we wish you many happy & safe vacations! Happy Traveling, Natalie & the First Choice Inns at the Swell family
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We brought our dog and had a great time. The room was clean and there was a nice gravel pet area on the side of the building. The waffle breakfast was delicious and we didn't have any problems with the service. The bed was firm.
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Response from Mookie85, General Manager at First Choice Inns at the Swell
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Nicole, Thank you for being our guest at the First Choice Inns at the Swell! We are so thrilled that you and your pet loved everything about your stay! It makes our jobs so rewarding to hear that your room was exceptionally clean and that the full hot breakfast hit the spot! We hope we will have many more opportunities to welcome you and your family and pets in the near future! We wish you many happy & safe vacations! Thank you for the awesome review! Natalie & the First Choice Inns at the Swell family
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Stayed at first choice inns or should I say worst choice inns!!! (Green river Utah). This place has clean rooms and terrible service! Extremely upset at the horrible staff they were rude, racist, and not willing to help with anything. We were kicked out of the pool early because
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Response from Mookie85, General Manager at First Choice Inns at the Swell
Responded Mar 18, 2019
Dear Aldyr F, Thank you for being our guest. I am struggling to respond to your review as I was on property during your check in (and throughout the evening of your stay), and there seems to be some confusion. The front desk agent looked up the online site you wanted matched- and once the date was identified the agent politely & professionally accommodated your discounted rate request for the night in question. The 24 hour complimentary coffee & hot tea/cocoa, located at both the front desk and in the dining room, is never charged for, and cups are readily available at no charge at both stations. There was a family of guests utilizing the breakfast area for a small birthday dinner during your stay, however, no staff was present in that room nor would have asked for payment for freely available guest amenities such as the complimentary hot beverages or fresh hot cookies (provided nightly at check-in) at the self serve stations. During the night of your stay, no one was asked to vacate the pool area, in fact, the heat was adjusted in the pool at 9:30 pm for other guests with young children who requested the pool temperature be raised. Our pool area does close at 11pm to ensure quality, peaceful & restful sleep for all of our guests. As for the comment you describe in the breakfast area the following day, if any such comment was made, I do apologize for such disgraces, however, it would never have been said by a member of the facility as everyone on staff that morning is of Hispanic ethnicity. Additionally, I was in our breakfast area interacting with several of our Spring break traveling families and return guests at 9am, and our breakfast service was still in full swing. Sir, I deeply regret that you did not love your stay; it is our every day goal that each and every guest love everything about their experience here - from the friendly & expedient service from our hardworking staff, the most exceptionally clean room, a peaceful night’s’ rest, and a full hot breakfast to start the day out perfectly. That being said, we take your comments incredibly seriously and are, in fact, highly bewildered by your representation of your visit. If anything in your review had been a factual representation of events that occurred here with members of this phenomenal team of service providers, I would encourage you to contact me directly to further discuss such occurrences- however, in light of the fact that I was present throughout the duration of your stay and know your descriptions of events to be inaccurate, I will wish you and your family many happy & safe travels, and agree to disagree. Kindest Regards, Natalie - GM
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We have visited Green River yearly and have stayed in 3 of the hotels there, this one was a great escape! Clean rooms, pet friendly and the staff was very nice. Love that they have actual Utah photo art on the walls. We spent 2 days, enjoyed breakfast and the relaxed park in
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Response from Mookie85, General Manager at First Choice Inns at the Swell
Responded Feb 7, 2019
Dear lorrianekcmo, Thank you so much for the stellar review and thank you for being our guest at the First Choice Inns At the Swell!! It is absolutely the highest compliment we can ever receive to hear that we will be seeing you again on all your travels in beautiful Utah! We are ecstatic to hear how much you loved the super clean and comfortable rooms and property! Thank you again and we wish you many happy & safe travels! Natalie & the First Choice Inns At the Swell family
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What is your fee for pets? We have one dog and one cat
Hi Deb, We love our furry travelers and their families at First Choice Inns at the Swell! We have a very minimal fee of $10 per night per pet. Please travel safely & we look forward to seeing you soon!
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Do you have a pet area ; grassy area for their duty? Traveling with service dog
Yes we do!! A very large grassy pet walking area with waste bags available as well.
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Do you allow pets?
Yes! There is a pet area on both ends of the hotel. Patio in back is usable for morning breakfast.
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We have all interior corridors - I apologize but we do not have any rooms that enter from the parking lot. We do have the end of the corridor entrance, which, if you requested a room near that entrance, would be a very short walk from the parking area - please call the hotel directly and we will be more than happy to accommodate!
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We are about a 45 minute drive from beautiful Goblin Valley and look forward to having you as our guest!!
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"Ask for one on the back with park view"
"I always ask for a top floor away from the nearest traffic."
"Arrive early so you can go to a good nearby restaurant and visit a museum within walking distance."
"Do not accept an odd number first floor room. Loud and no privacy from the parking lot."
"Ask for a room without a connecting door"
$135 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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