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“A Place To Heal”
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Zion Lodge
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“A Place To Heal”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

The beauty of Zion National Park is breathtaking. The Lodge adds the comfort you need to explore Zion, by car or hiking. I stayed in one of the cabins for the rusitc getaway I was seeking. No TV, a small but adequate fireplace to add the ambiance I wanted, clean, and perfect to cozy into. The lodge holds check-in, a gift shop, a small seating area, and the upstairs restaurant. Reservations are a must, at any time, as this seems to be the best way the staff are able to handle service. The smaller restaurant was not open this time of year. All cabins seemed to have views of the stunning cliff walls, if you look above the parking lots. There are two cabins to each building. There are two larger buildings that hold the hotel rooms, which have TV's. Well worth the visit.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Escondido, California
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We thought it would be a great idea to take advantage of the Zion Lodge New Years Eve special. The special included a 4 course dinner, a NYEs party, breakfast and a room for only $209. We checked in at 2 PM and were told that we had to make reservations for dinner, so up the stairs we go, only to find that they are completely booked! After a moment of outrage, they relented and said they had open reservations at 9:30 and 10:00 but they were closing at 10:00. The website and reservation failed to mention that reservations were required for the INCLUDED dinner.....obviously we were not the only ones.....we witnessed several other couples/families experience the exact same issue. We checked into our room, which was very nice, then went for a short hike before returning to the restaurant to inquire if they had any cancellations. Of course the answer was "no", but then told us they were accepting walk-ins. So went and changed into nicer clothes, reported back to the hostess. We asked if the lounge was open and if they were serving alcoholic beverages. We were told that the lounge was being set up as overflow and that they could not serve alcohol. We asked if we could bring our own bottle of wine and they yes for a $10 corkage fee. So back to the room, grab the bottle of wine and back to the hostess. They promptly seat us at 6:10 (they opened at 6), 70% of the tables were empty. Guess what, they were serving alcohol from both their wine list and cocktail menu! The meal was ok and the server was attentive. Capacity remained below 50% until after 7:30 and when we left at 8 PM, there were still several tables not being used. The next morning at breakfast, similiar confusion between what the hostess said and what was reality (at least we didn't need reservations!) We were told the breakfast was a buffet, but the hostess gave us menus, but camen by 5 minutes later and took them back. The breakfast was barely tolerable, several items were burned or overly soggy or just overcooked.
There were several managers involved throughout this entire process and their attitude was "oh well" and they did nothing to help resolve the situation that their poor planning created. It was heartbreaking to watch the family with 1 yr old twins who couldn't get reservations till 10 PM. Fortunately the beauty of Zion helped reduce the utter frustration, for us, but the Xanterra Corporation needs to fire a few managers at the Zion Lodge.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed in the Zion Lodge John Wesley Powell suite for three days in December 2012. What wonderful space - it was as big as a one bedroom condo! The living room area had a couch and two nice chairs along with a table and two more chairs and a large flat screen tv. The bedroom was separate with a comfortable king size bed, two side tables, an armoire and writing desk and chair. The vanity for the bath was in the bedroom leaving the bath and wc in a separate room. There was a small "kitchen" area with a counter, small sink and small refrigerator at one end of the living room. There is no cooking allowed in Zion Lodge so there was no stove or microwave. The balcony off of the living room overlooked the canyon rock wall. On warmer days we would have enjoyed sitting at the table and chairs watching the mule deer graze. After a day of hiking in the canyon the suite was warm and cozy. We ate breakfast and dinner at the restaurant at the lodge which has windows overlooking the spectacular canyon. We enjoyed lunches in Springdale just outside of the park gate. We bring our own wifi hot spot so the fee for connecting to the Zion net did not interrupt email. The suite is very eco-friendly with bins for recycling and large pump containers of soap and shampoo. The carpet is recycled material and the entranceway is bamboo. The electricity is activated by the use of the door key. For the small difference in price from a lodge room to a lodge suite we enjoyed the extra space and comforts!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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camarillo, ca
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

When I think of a national park 'lodge', I have a picture in my mind of Yellowstone, or the Awahnee in Yosemite: big building with big lobby, and lots of hotel rooms in that one building. It took me a while to figure out that, despite the name, there was no such thing here. Yes, there is a lodge-like building. But that's just for check-in, the gift shop, and an upstairs restaurant.

The accomodations are separate from this main building. You either have individual cabins, or a room in a series of motel-like 2 story blocks. That sounds grim, but the rooms are actually very nice. Modern, clean, decorated in a sort of Frank Lloyd Wright style, with warm southwest blankets as bedspread covers. The rooms are very large; we had a 2-queen room, and it was big enough to accomodate a rollaway without too much annoyance, even with a giant,comfy reading chair in there as well.

The bathrooms have the configuration with the sink outside the shower/toilet area. Handy. Zion is trying to 'go green', so that means there are just soap/shampoo dispensers in the tub area, and no other trashcans in the room besides the one 'trash/recycling' combo in the bedroom. Beware: We had a ground floor room, and the noise from the showers above us was deafening. Either bring earplugs or ask for a 2nd floor room. Also, bring your own conditioner.

Our room rate included a buffet breakfast for 2. Very good food, with lots of fruit as well as the usual bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, etc. I would steer clear of the cinnamon rolls, though. They look much nicer than they are. If you have more than 2 in your room, the buffet is about $10.

Finally, you can make reservations for rooms 13 months in advance. That means that rooms might look sold out, but closer to the date, when people start finalizing their plans, rooms free up. I would recommend grabbing a reservation for anything that is available on the dates you want, then keep checking back on the website, especially 48 hours beforehand which is the drop dead date for cancellations. We've used this strategy now at a few National Park sites to ultimately get the type of room we want.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Utah
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We stayed in one of the log cabins at the lodge--it had a large gas fireplace,which was the centerpiece of the room! Comfortable queen size bed, tub/shower with heater, coffee maker. No fridge, microwave or TV--radio & cell phone reception sparse (except for Verizon)--but who needs it? This is an escape from all that. We sat on the wooden bench on the porch in the twilight; so peaceful. Nothing like a glass of wine before a roaring fire! The heater was confusing to operate-so we were chilly during the night,probably due to us not figuring out how to work it. When we woke up it was snowing pretty hard--very picturesque, but we were afraid the road throughout the park would be slick, so did not go exploring. The lodge looked like it was full to capacity--buffet breakfast is included in the winter package, and it was delicious! Staff was cheerful, polite and helpful--I left a piece of jewelry there; when I called them they had it, & are mailing it to me. We will definitely return--and highly recommend the log cabins.

Room Tip: Log Cabin with a view
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

The Zion Lodge is a beautiful spot. Rooms were clean, front desk staff helpful. The setting was without compare. Sitting on the balcony our first night having a glass of wine was wonderful. The free breakfast is more than just your average fair. Remember it is a national park so don't expect the Hilton but we were very pleased with our stay. Would definitely go back.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

this property is very well located inside the park. rooms were spacious, clean, properly maintained. checkin process was smooth, it has ample of parking spaces. The restaurant food was simply delicious. we experienced rain/snowfall in the morning and it made the look of zion totally different. opposite to this hotel, trail to emerald pools is located. due to snow, it was closed. will definitely come back to this place!

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Property: Zion Lodge
Address: PO Box 925, Zion National Park, UT 84767-0925
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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