To beginning with the room was reasonably clean and the motel is reasonably close to Bryce NP. From there it is downhill. We went during the Memorial week, so everything else that was reasonably close was already fully booked on the online sites. However, almost every hotel in the little town of Bryce City had a vacancy sign when we arrived. I did read some bad reviews, but I am accustomed to guests that nothing satisfies. The online pictures looked OK, so we booked anyway. The main thing the motel has going for it is real estate mantra of location location. If this motel was almost anywhere else, it would have a sign out front begging to sell you a room for a sub $40 price. If price is your only issue, you might try one of the less expensive motels several miles away. If quality, amenities, service and convenience are your main issues, pay the price for one of hotels in Bryce City. If you are not going on a weekend and the online sites show the better hotels sold out, call directly or take a chance of just showing up. If you strike out in Bryce City, there will be something available within 5-15 miles
As for the ownership responses to reviews and to the quips you get in person at the "resort"; the canned “unplug and enjoy nature” might be acceptable, if the nature of the "resort" did not resemble a parking lot for 18 wheelers. As to one of the owner comments of getting back to a simpler time in response to a bad review, it is true—What you get is a 1950-1960 era motel room with a digital color TV. I found the reasoning for the lack of amenities and service dis-ingenuous. It appeared to me that a couple of urbanites purchased a rundown motel and tried to rehab it with little knowledge of what they were doing or it was remolded by a fix-it and run flipper and purchased by a gullible dreamer. The ginger bread fix-up still looks OK at first glance and at a distance, but underneath the age and poor quality of construction workmanship is bleeding through. As others have commented the online photos do not show the reality of the motel.
Also having worked at hotels myself, the attitude of the staff and owners when it comes to actually delivering the few services and amenities they do offer could use a serious attitude adjustment. Unplug and take it easy seems to be more what the owners are doing rather than their guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This rustic resort offers the charm of yesteryear. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the hi-tech world and return to a time when Cowboys road horses through the outback of the Wild West.Visit the hiding places of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or hike the hoodoos of Byrce Canyon. No matter what your visit, leave your cares at the door and escape to this charming inn.After a long day, saddle up to the bar and ask the bartender for any icy cold beer to wash away the dust. Or enjoy a thick juicy steak at the Cowboy Ranch House Restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bryce Canyon Hotel Bryce
- Canyon Bryce
- Bryce Canyon Resort Utah