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Grand Staircase Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cannonville
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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“Fantastic little place in the middle of nowhere”
Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

We are a bit biased as the owners were just incredibly nice.

We stayed an overnight in a 'lovers' room' and it was just great. We were travelling from the Canyonlands NP towards Bryce Canyon and this was our stopover for the night. We got there pretty late (8:30pm) and there is literally nothing nearby as in restaurants or bars. The owners quickly offered to make us a fantastic pepperoni pizza that literally saved our lives as we were travelling the whole day without proper food.

The room was quite ok, with a jacuzzi that we did not use at the end. Bed was comfy, internet was quick enough, and the stars are just blazing on the clear sky.

We got nice recommendations from the owners and would definitely return if we are in the area once again!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

100 miles from Capitol Reef on Magnificent U 12, at the corner of Kodachrome and Bryce, and Red Canyon. 4 Large Fluffy Towels, 2 King Beds amazing engineering in cooling and heating out here in the middle of one big beautiful away from it all place. Hiking. This is trailhead into base of Peek-a-Boo in Bryce, Mossy Cave, Willis Creek, and 35 miles up U12, Hole in the Rock Road. This is not a last resort stop. This is a spend several days and return often place. If you want a Holiday Inn, stay on the Interstates.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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DeLand, Florida
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

The pictures on the hotel web site are real but misleading. See the photos on this site. The room we stayed in was large but devoid of anything modern or stylish. To be fair ,the bathroom had been remodeled and the room was clean, but everything else was substandard. The furniture looked like rejected items from Goodwill. An old faux suede recliner, a small chest of drawers and some odd looking steel frame love seat looking contraption that looked like it was new in the 50's sitting in front of a headboard bolted to the wall (for a bed that used to be there). The "closet" consists of a steel bar under the wooden TV shelf that supports a vintage 18" tube type TV. The view out the single window is of a dumpster and large Sinclair sign ( the motel is also a gas station). Entry is via an industrial looking outdoor stair well surrounded by bags of rock salt, ladders, buckets, and other items. The entry door on the second floor has two large holes bored into it for a door handle and lock, but instead a panic bar is bolted over top of the holes. In the large hallway outside the rooms is a table with a small microwave oven next to a basket of rags. Surprisingly, I did see an old lady in her house coat out in the hallway heating up something. Very strange. Someone mentioned creepy. I'd say this fits. There are few places to stay in this area outside Bryce and this assures steady business for pretty much any motel. No competition means little incentive to fix up and clean up. This place is at the end of the road in more ways than one. It is OK if you can find nothing else, but manage your expectations or you will be disappointed when you see it.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

The reviews make this hotel sound like it's something really special. Actually, we found it to be just average...and that's being generous. Out in the middle of nowhere, 11 miles from Bryce Canyon, not even scenic in its immediate area. The room was large, but felt awkward with its very high ceiling, a huge bulky recliner that I was afraid to sit in, a strange looking chest of drawers with one of the pulls broken, almost no space to hang clothes, and it was very poorly lit. No lamp or bedside table at all on the wall side of the bed. One microwave out in the cavernous hallway for everyone to use. It just didn't feel comfortable to me.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

It looks a bit creepy and isolated from the outside, but don't worry, once inside your room you'll feel comfortable and relieved! The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful and there is a large general store downstairs to pick up food and snacks for the road. The room itself was huge, clean, and comfortable with a beautiful view over Grand Staircase park. The bathroom was modern and clean, the fridge a major convenience, and the air conditioning strong! About a 20 minute drive from Bryce Canyon, I would recommend visiting the Mossy Cave Trail on the way to/from the hotel. While the hotel seemed to be full while we were there, it was extremely quiet all night. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Good price. Great location to see Bryce Canyon Beautiful backdrop. Staff was helpful and friendly. Appreciated the coffee and toast in morning. Little store on site was good to have. Fridge in room and easy access to microwave.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ogden, Utah
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Stayed the last night of our Southern Utah trip at this great hotel. We were duly impressed. There was a great restaurant in Tropic a few miles up the road (Clarks Restaurant). Room was large and comfortable and clean. Staff was very helpful. Not only would I highly recommend this hotel, but when I had the chance to stay at the Grand Staircase Inn about 60 days later, I jumped at the chance. We drove 30 extra miles out of our way from Panguitch to stay here. Much nicer than the motels in Panquitch for equal or less money. Will definitely stay here again if in the area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Grand Staircase Inn
Address: 105 North Kodachrome Drive, Cannonville, UT 84718
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Location: United States > Utah > Cannonville
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cannonville
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Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Staircase Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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