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Bybee's Steppingstone Motel
Ranked #3 of 6 Tropic B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed at Bybee's Steppingstone Motel one night on a whirlwind adventure touring many national parks in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. Bybee's Steppingstone is right on the main street in Tropic, a small but quaint town. It is next door to new community center. We stopped by and talked with a delightfully friendly and helpful lady. She gave us information on the best hiking trails in Bryce, information about the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, and told us about the fantastic Calf Creek Falls hike. Go visit her for information on where to go during your stay in Tropic!

Bybee's was very clean, maybe the cleanest motel I've ever stayed in. The beds were a little firm for my taste, but perfectly adequate. We stayed in room 8 which was in back of the motel and had no issues with road noise. We were unable to make it in time for the 6 pm check-in time, but we called in advance and it was no problem for the motel staff to leave the room open for our arrival later that evening.

Bybee's is within walking distance of a restaurant and little store. Very convenient and nice. I would recommend Bybee's and would stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask to stay in the back and be sure to call ahead if you're going to be arriving after check in...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

This was a great find, recommended by a colleague of mine who had traveled to the area a couple of years earlier. Great location as a base for Bryce Canyon, and the amenities of Tropic, Utah (both of them) are right across the street. Bybee's only has a few rooms, but ours was picture perfect, nicely sized, clean with fresh towels, fresh linens and comfy beds, plus a fridge, micro and wi-fi. The office is not open all hours, but the owner (or owner's son) came within minutes of our call. Bargain pricing compared to the other motels in the Topic/Bryce area adds to the value factor.

Other places in the area may have more amenities, but none has better value. A great stop.

Room Tip: Watch the night-time lock on room 2, it tends to stick and make you feel as though you're locked...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

Well, it is a little cute motel in Tropic, 15 minute far from Bryce Canyon. We stayed in room #6 and it was so nice, clean, with a confortable bed!
It's the perfect choice for your visit to Bryce: close, cheap, clean and, as I said before, really cute. Then in Tropic you'll find everything you need: restaurant, little shop, gas station.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

We picked Bybee's Steppingstone motel in Tropic as our base of operations for treks into Bryce Canyon. The motel is very small and homey. We stayed in room #8 which had two very comfortable beds, a microwave, mini-fridge, and an LCD TV with satellite television. The in-room Wi-Fi signal was strong, an essential in areas like Bryce with spotty mobile Internet. The tiny motel was big on value for what was included. (We paid less than $70, before taxes.) The location of the motel was very convenient to the parks, with a scenic drive of less than twenty minutes to Bryce Canyon. Even with the small size of Tropic there are a few restaurants, a gas station, and a grocery store within walking distance of the motel. Bybee's Steppingstone offers a more laid back travel choice than hectic and touristy Ruby's Inn at Bryce. Though it wasn't a problem for our stay, it is worth noting that there is no staff on-site after 6pm.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

Was not expecting much but I ended up thoroughly enjoying my stay here. It is not expensive and its about 20 minutes drive from Bryce.

Its very clean and cozy and the beds were comfortable. Shower pressure was wonderful. Everything worked as it should and the fridge and microwave were handy to have as I had brought my own food.

Was surprised that the room also had an LCD tv.

There is a restaurant nearby and a gas station (which was cheaper then the gas station in bryce canyon city) but i didnt eat at the restaurant. There is also a subway about 15 minutes away.

Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a cheap place to stay for a visit to Bryce Canyon.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

Room was larger than expected and was both comfy and clean. No frills at all for a low price. 20 min scenic drive from Bryce canyon. Only problem if I had to find one was that the water was a little "oily" but it didn't really bother me. They don't have many rooms so book ahead to ensure you have a room.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

This was by far the cheapest overnight stay on our 2.5 - week travel from Colorado to California, @ 77 USD for 4 people. And we loved it. Easy to find, good pizzeria across the street, strong WiFi signal, comfortable beds and a nice (yet small) bathroom was more than we expected at this price. The room was neat and clean, there was a small lawn in front of our #8 room and the location was absolutely great - not far from Bryce Canyon and other Utah's sightseeing spots. Definitely worth recommending, just don't expect too much space - the rooms are really small for 4 people.

Room Tip: #8: good WiFi signal, lawn in front
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Bybee's Steppingstone Motel

Address: 21 South Main Street, Tropic, UT 84776
Location: United States > Utah > Tropic
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Tropic
Price Range: $94 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bybee's Steppingstone Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Bybee's Steppingstone Motel, your Bryce Canyon motel of choice. This motel is located in Tropic UT and provides you with a clean, comfortable and unique room while you visit the beautiful area surrounding Bryce Canyon. Each of the rooms here is individually decorated with artwork created by the owner. At this Bryce Canyon motel we pride ourselves in offering our guests the cleanest rooms around that are a little different from your average motel room. Come and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere that we provide and book your room online today, we look forward to serving you. ... more   less 
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