The Parry Lodge is a classic, and must be experienced if you are traveling in the SW. The whole look of the place is from earlier days of road travel. It's not shabby - it's just old. And there IS a difference. The lobby and dining room are decked out in photos of movie stars from the 40s and 50s - think John Wayne, and forget about Johnny Depp. The food in the dining room is OK, it's inexpensive and filling but no great shakes. Breakfast is not free; they offer breakfast buffet, regular cooked breakfast off the menu, and lunch; not sure about dinner. The motel layout is a couple of one-story rows of rooms, a couple of cabin-like rooms, and a rear addition (modern) that is for tour bus groups. Apparently, this place is quite the draw for tour busses. And why not? It's the real deal!
Meanwhile - please note this: this is an old motel and will not be up to your modern chain motel standards. The rooms are small, the bathrooms are small, the shower stall is small. There is no micro/mini-fridge set-up. There is a real closet - with a door that closes. There is a real desk telephone. For phoning the front desk. Just like in 1970. There are real heavy wood pieces of furniture. There is mismatched (but compatible) wallpaper on the walls. The room door still has the old internal, mechanical "do not disturb" signs - none of your plastic hanging tags here. So if you want to visit the past, but with decent plumbing and heat, this is your place. We loved it! Wouldn't want to live in the past, but sure love visiting it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Founded in 1931 by the three Parry brothers Whitney (Whit), Chauncey (Chaunce) and Gronway (Gron), Parry Lodge has hosted some of the biggest names from the golden age of Hollywood. John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Olivia De Havilland, Gregory Peck, Maureen O'Hara, Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Robert Taylor, Anne Bancroft, Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Clint Eastwood and Barbara Stanwyck are just a few of the hundreds of stars and character players that stayed at Parry's while filming in the many scenic locales in and around Kanab, Utah. Now owned by Forever Resorts, centrally located Parry Lodge can be your base of operations as you visit Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, Glen Canyon (Lake Powell) National Recreations Area, Grand Staircase - Escalante and Pipe Springs National Monuments. These incredible natural wonders are all a 90 minute drive or less from Kanab and form a grand circle with Parry Lodge as its hub. When visiting Zion National Park, be sure to visit the Zion Canyon Theatre and stay at the new Cable Mountain Lodge. Parry Lodge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parry Hotel Kanab
- Parry Lodge Kanab, Utah