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“Classic 40s, 50s Western Motel”
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Parry Lodge
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Kanab
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Classic 40s, 50s Western Motel”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

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!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stayed at the Parry Lodge and have to recommend it to anyone traveling in the area who is looking for a reasonably priced, quiet, clean and well run travel lodge. It is a throw back place but the room are fully functional and the wifi works great. No issues at all.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Pietro in Casale, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2014

When we booked we knew Parry Lodge was an historic place, so we didn't care about old furniture or flying electrical cables, but dirty carpet and kitchen dishes as well as a very cold bath, where only one person can stay, it is hard to accept in a 2 large bedroom apartment. Excellent breakfast

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Claresholm, Canada
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stumbled on this lovely historic Lodge quite by accident and so glad I did! Very helpful young man when I checked in.
Recently renovated quiet, spacious rooms very nicely done (décor, comfort, etc.); plus they are "dog friendly" (outside entrance, motel-fashion).
I thought the rates were excellent (wintertime)
They have a restaurant in the main lodge and serve a good reasonably priced breakfast.
Kanab is an interesting and historic film making town.
Parry Lodge was home to many actors over the years while movies were filmed in this area.
Ask for their brochure explaining their history -- an interesting read.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Kanab is one of the cutest towns in the southern Utah redrock country. And the Parry Lodge with winter rates makes it so affordable. Four of us booked one of the "pool apartments" for a three day stay in February. The apartment (two connected bedrooms, one with a kitchenette, and a shared bathroom) was clean, roomy, and cost $68 shared among four! The Parry Lodge has a great breakfast and is walking distance from a good variety of restaurants, a quaint museum, and a typical small town main street. We enjoyed hiking slot canyons, visiting the Pink Coral Sand Dunes, and a drive up on to the Kaibab plateau towards the Grand Canyon north rim.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Leeds, Utah, United States
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

This motel is quaint looking and a nice place to stay. The rooms were very clean and quiet. We would have liked a mini refrigerator in our room but that was not provided. This is by no means a new and modern place. Internet service was spotty at best, but overall a nice place to lay your head after a day of driving.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2014

This lodge is somewhat old, but neat and clean. The primary reason we stay here is because of it's history of hosting famous movie stars from the Old West days. Many of the rooms are named for one of the stars that stayed in that room. They have an old barn where they show old time movies in the evening. That's a load of fun. You gotta get your reservations in early however, and this is a favorite for loads of tour buses. It's not uncommon to see several large tour groups as it is centrally located for tours to Zion and Bryce National Parks.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Parry Lodge
Address: 89 E Center St, Kanab, UT 84741-3543
Location: United States > Utah > Kanab
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Kanab
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Parry Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 88
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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