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Zion Lodge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Bottom line, the cabin was pretty rustic and the amenities few. But, you are right in the valley and can head out on the trail at any time. While I was impressed by the shuttle service, if you stay in town (where there are many housing and food options), you'd have to build in at least a half hour to get to the lodge.

We stayed in cabin # 529 which is a handicapped-ready room. The plus of that cabin is that it was the last cabin so you have a view down the valley and you can park your car right outside the door. The downside is that it was a "hike" to the lodge and wi-fi didn't work at all.

The cabin was a fair size, queen bed, two sitting chairs with a floor lamp and a desk with chair. It had a safe to store valuables which I appreciated. No TV but that wasn't important to us.

While the restaurant was pretty basic, the staff was very friendly and efficient. The food was good enough with very large portions (my husband and I shared a pasta entree and there was plenty for both of us). I saw a review in which the person complained about the breakfast which I don't really understand. We did the buffet which was $10.95 pp. That seemed like a good deal to me!

If I was to do it again, I'd stay here rather than in town.

Room Tip: Room 529 was the furthest from the lodge so you have a view of the valley and you can park right out...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Zion is a very special place and staying in the middle of the canyon is a real treat. Also you can be first on the trails before lots of people arrive on the tour buses mid-morning. The Zion shuttle bus goes from outside the lodge. But several trails also start from the lodge.

The hotel rooms are very comfortable and clean with the added bonus of a balcony to relax post- walking. You can also take in the beauty of the canyon and the visiting wildlife (eg. grazing deer in the evening ) from the comfort of your room.

The only way I'd improve the rooms would be to get some brighter lights ( can be a bit dark).

The staff on reception are very helpful and efficient and know the park very well.

We were lucky enough to listen to an informative lecture from one of the park rangers in the evening so I recommend looking out for when these are taking place.

We had dinner at the red rock grill. The food quality was good - something for everyone on the menu. The portions are large - so it may be worth skipping starters if you have a small appetite.

Breakfast was also good and the quality of the buffet was better than most hotel buffets on our trip.

We only stayed one night but we could easily have spent 2-3 nights and found plenty to do.

  • Stayed October 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed in the park at Grand Canyon North Rim and Bryce also. We enjoyed them all, but our Zion Lodge cabin was in the best condition.Though rustic it had all the amenities of lodging in that price range, even wifi, (though a minifridge would have been nice) and was very comfortable with enough room for two. We also stayed two nights at the Desert Pearl Inn in Springdale which was gorgeous, larger, and more luxurious for the same price. Unlike the other two parks, Springdale is right outside the entrance so it's not as big a difference to stay in the park for driving time. Still, there's nothing like waking up in the park and being one of the first on the trails. Even in Sept. the popular trails are, well, popular. The in-park restaurant was also managed better than the other two parks, and we had great dinners and breakfast buffets there (with a beautiful cliff view), but there are many options in Springdale also. Don't let anyone tell you four nights/three days is too much in Zion. It was perfect for us; enough time to explore most of the easy and moderate hikes at a pace that allowed us to savor the beauty and serenity. All three parks were glorious, but Zion is special because you are not looking down into it from the rim- you are right in it, looking up at the magnificent cliffs.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Americus, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

We spent 4 nights at the hotel and were very satisfied. The location is wonderful because it's inside Zion, but the hotel has all the amenities of a regular hotel: TV, hair dryer, ironing board, and coffee pot. The beds were comfortable and we had plenty of room for our stuff.
There is no free breakfast so we just ate breakfast bars and made coffee or tea. The restaurant in the Lodge is good but pricey so we ate a few meals there, but also ate in Spingdale and outside of LaVerkin.
We had a chance to move into a cabin, but since they are more rustic, we opted to stay in Room 151.
We would definitely stay here again. You can't beat waking up and going to sleep in the canyon!

Room Tip: Room 151 was at the back of the hotel so the view from the porch was uphill. Very quiet!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

You cannot beat Zion, one of the most beautiful places in SW USA. Only stayed one night because that was the only availabilty. We got in quite late, but the desk guy was really cool. Super pleasant and helpful. Provided great directions.

Room-amazing! Quite large and tidy. Tons of space.

Bed comfy. Eco-consious.

Porch provided spectacular vierw of both towering canyon walls.

Good (FREE) wi-fi.


Just wish there was a mini fridge.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

WOW WOW WOW. I am a fan of our national parks and have stayed at a few lodges but this
was unquestionably the best NP lodge I have ever been in. Immaculately clean and comfortable, nestled subtlely in Zion Canyon, with fabulous ammenities. I love to roam the parks with every ounce of daylight, but when finished, I want to go to a room with a great shower, a great bed, a great view, and TV and wifi nowadays. I also want a yummy healthy supper and a nice gift shop to take some remembrance home. this place had it all. if you go to Zion, try to get a room here. you can't do better.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

If you can get reservations at the Zion Lodge, this is the best place to stay and enjoy the beautiful National Park. The motel rooms are very clean and the beds extremely comfortable with very nice linens. The motel rooms and the cabins are a short walk to the lodge and shuttle buses. We were treated with deer grazing on the front lawn in the evenings and wild turkeys in the mornings.
During the months of March through October, the only cars allowed into the park are those with reservations at the lodge. It is so nice to drive in, park the car and then enjoy the the park. The shuttle buses run on a regular and frequent schedule and stop at each point for views and walks/hikes to places of interest. In the evenings one can enjoy a presentation by a Park Ranger. We enjoyed hearing about the Birds of Zion. The lodge staff are friendly and helpful. Highly recommend Zion Lodge.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Zion Lodge
Address: PO Box 925, Zion National Park, UT 84767
Location: United States > Utah > Zion National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Zion National Park
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Hotel Class:3 star — Zion Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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