Over the next six months I'll be visiting a couple of times. Would like to stay in reasonably priced lodging within walking distance of shops& restaurants. Ideas?
St George really isn't laid out for walking to shops, restaurants. Be sure to have a car and you'll be fine. I'm not going to suggest hotels, there are many, TripAdvisor should be a help. The upside is that St George is pretty easy to get around and even with traffic nothing is more than 10 minutes away.
Yah, St. George has a bit of an unusual and sprawling layout. There is no dominant central core. We've stayed all over town over the years. I had a conference a couple months ago and we stayed in the hotel area off River Road east of I-15. I was at Courtyard; it was fine. There are others. Pretty much quick serve and franchise restaurants nearby. We drove to dinner each night, generally to the area around St. George Boulevard and Main (Painted Pony was great). There's a Best Western near there and a whole strip of hotels on St. George Boulevard.