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The View Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Monument Valley
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 15, 2013

I cannot say enough how much I adored this hotel! I LOVE everything about it. The staff was incredibly nice, the hotel/rooms were very clean, and the VIEW? Well, let's just say...it changed my life! I can't express how beautiful and breathtaking it was to watch the sunrise over Monument Valley. It made my heart burst with humbleness and thankfulness... and LOVE for the Southwest.

The complimentary breakfast was very nice and the view from their dining room was an extra bonus! The rooms were spacious and clean. The bathrooms were HUGE (and super clean!!) The view from the room's balcony was (once again) OUTSTANDING!

I am a concierge in Las Vegas and haven't stopped talking about this place. I tell EVERY single guest about The VIew hotel whenever ever I get the chance. Everyone MUST stay here once in their lifetime to watch that beautiful sunset/sunrise.

Thank you for the great hospitality provided! I will most definitely return and continue to spread the good word!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

I agree with other reviewers that its a must to stay at The View Hotel while visiting MVNTPark. The nearest town is about a thirty minute drive away and there is nothing to look at there.
The outside of the hotel is unimpressive, but the lobby is charmingly decorated in Navajo style. The employees were very nice and helpful. I wasn't sure the room was as clean as I wanted, The Navajo Spreads on the bottom of the bed didn't look all that clean. Otherwise, I have no complaints about the room. My son and I had a second floor room and of course, the view we had was beyond anything. Absolutely majestic! I read the other reviews of the restauarant before we got there, so wasn't expecting much. We are life long New Yorkers and probably are spoiled - service wasn't that great, very slow and there were only two young servers on a Saturday night, and the restaurant was mostly full. There is nothing else around there, so you have to eat at the hotel restaurant. I had Green Chili and chicken stew - it was ok, I wouldn't order it again though. My son had a kind of lamb stew which he didn't finish. A corn mash was suggested to us, by the waitress but we both found it tasteless. But don't let that stop anyone from staying there! It's very worthy of a visit, just make sure you have plenty of gas in your car, as the gas stations are few and far between. You can fill your tank in Tuba City and be on your way if you find yourself running low. We enjoyed driving around the park and taking pictures, its a once in a lifetime view and very beautiful. No wonder John Ford made some of his movies there. A trek on the Wildcat Trail had to end, because about half way around, we encountered a wild mustang grazing and didn't want to disturb him or have him disturbing us. Next morning we were up for the sunset, as were a few other guests, all volunteering to take pictures of other guests and vice versa. It was spectacular to see the sun coming up behind the monoliths. The picture taken of my son and I out there with that backdrop, has to be one of my favorites to look back on.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

You simply must stay here if you can. It is the only hotel in the valley and gets booked up a very long time in advance - it's not cheap but it's worth it for the views. Every single room has a balcony facing the Valley. We set up our camera on a tripod on our balcony to watch the sunset but realised there wasn't a single angle in which we could photograph the main buttes (the most famous ones you see in most of the photos) without also getting the viewing platform of the restaurant in the shot, which was a real shame, so we ended up going down there to take photos. We also did the same thing very early the next morning to photograph the sunrise and got some amazing shots. The rooms were perfectly comfortable but not anything special; there is a gift shop in the hotel but it is very expensive (and there are plenty of other places around you can buy Navajo jewellery). The food in the restaurant was really good - I tried Navajo fry bread which I definitely recommend.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
2  Thank Smileycat16
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Make no mistake: This is not Utah. This is not Arizona. This is Navajo Nation. If you think you're in the United States, you're wrong. Having said that, it's beautiful here. The rooms at the View Hotel all look out over Monument Valley ... and it has the gorgeous appeal of watching a 1960's era Hollywood Western. Where's John Wayne when you need him?

The rooms are nice and the location spectacular. The restaurant is lacking, but you come here for the view, not the food. Get over it.

Traveler Tip: If possible, drive down into the valley at sunrise or sunset. The colors will take your breath away!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Just spent one night on our way to Colorado. Beautiful spacious room with a patio. Night sky was spectacular with outlines of various monuments. Woke up in the morning to heavy fog, so we really did not have a view of anything. Not their fault. Very friendly and informative staff. Continental breakfast was average. We would definitely stay their again, and hope for better weather.

Room Tip: All rooms face East (just like the doors of their hogans), but we were on the bottom floor. upper f...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Being New Yorkers we feared disappointing food as we travelled southern Utah, but the food here was the worst. OK so you are not there for fine cuisine. Just know in advance, and you will be OK. It is absolutely a must. A new hotel, I think 4/5 years old. Rooms are big. Everything really nice. We were there short days and would have loved to sit on our deck into the evening. Book well in advance, its worth it. There is nothing (well very little) for miles and miles.

Room Tip: We loved our top floor corner room.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We chose Balloon Festival weekend in January and although it was bitter cold we enjoyed watching the liftoff from our warm and cozy breakfast dining room. The snow on the monoliths just enhanced the views: a photographers paradise. Every window of every room overlooks the park. Rooms were spacious and the shower was invigorating and there was plenty of hot water. Food was plentiful and delicious. Book your reservations early because this wonderful hotel will fill up quickly. Just worthy of mention: Keep your entrance receipt stapled to your hotel receipt and carry it with you otherwise if your leave the park and want to return, you'll be charged again for admission. It happened to us and this matter was never resolved with the manager. All we were toldby the front desk was to keep our receipts together.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Indian Route 42 East, Monument Valley, UT 84536
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Location: United States > Utah > Monument Valley
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Monument Valley
Price Range: $175 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The View is the only hotel inside the Monument Valley Tribal Park. Every guestroom has a private balcony with a view of the iconic formations of Monument Valley - so close that you feel like you can reach out and touch The Mittens! Guestrooms feature flat screen TVs, coffee makers, refrigerator, microwave, and wireless Internet. Enjoy the panorama of Monument Valley while dining in The View restaurant with views to the rising sun and the sunset as well. ... more   less 
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