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BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Inn
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Vernal
Certificate of Excellence
Berkeley, CA
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47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised with comfort and quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2011

I normally avoid older Best Western properties, so I was pleasantly surprised by the Dinosaur Inn. The neon sign on the dinosaur in front proudly proclaimed "new linens", and the dinosaur was right. The rooms were very clean and seem to have been recently refreshed, with new carpeting, bed linens, and towels. Overall, the rooms were spacious and the beds comfortable.

The complimentary breakfast was the one of the best I've had at a motel property. In addition to milk, juice, a selection of 3 cereals and assorted sweet muffins and buns, they also made eggs and toast to order.

The motel is located within easy walking distance of the new natural history museum and is located right next door to the old museum with its classic dinosaur sculptures. If you are traveling through Vernal as part of a dinosaur themed vacation, then this property is a good choice.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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ashleebru, Manager at BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Inn, responded to this review, August 1, 2011
I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Best Western Dinosaur Inn. The staff at the Dinosaur Inn strive to exceed our guest expectation everyday. We hope the next time you travel through Vernal UT you will visit us again. Thank you
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2010

we enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The room was comfortable and updated. There is a large gift shop with an eclectic assortment of products including fossils. The staff was super friendly.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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ashleebru, Manager at BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Inn, responded to this review, October 6, 2010
Thank you for the taking time to review our motel. We are glad you enjoyed your staff and looking forward to having you stay with us again.
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Ashlee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2010

Large, clean room. Air conditioner shut off in the middle of the night and didn't come back on. Terrible sleep, hot. Seemed like the desk personnel jammed all the guests into the northeast corner of the property. Hard to park near the room, noisy. Hit my head twice on a low hanging lamp trying to get the air to come on. Kids did enjoy the small pool. The property has Direct TV. Much too complicated for me to operate and little or no in-room instructions.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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ashleebru, Manager at BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Inn, responded to this review, October 6, 2010
I appreciate that you have taken the time to let us know about what we need to approve upon in our rooms. We have replaced the A/C unit that was in the room you occupied that night. We have also had instructions placed in every room for the televisions. I have also had my staff trained on every television problem that can occur. Thank you again for writing the review, it has helped us tremendously.
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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2010

We did get a great rate because it is off season and we were very last minute, but I was really pleased (I don't tend to go for Best Westerns). Comfortable bed & bedding, 'fridge & microwave, hot tub (and pool, but not open yet), breakfast was ok. Room was clean and well appointed. We'll be back.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Thank ACBrown153
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ashleebru, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Inn, responded to this review, May 20, 2010
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to write this review of our hotel. We take great pride in making your stay feel just like home. We continue to make improvements each day. We at the Best Western Dinosaur Inn will take your comments and make this a wonderful place to stay. Thank you
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Royal Palm Beach, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2008

The room was clean, but they forgot to leave us coffee. The room was almost next to the highway and it sounded like we were on the highway for most of the night. It was an okay room. It was a little pricey for the quality.

  • Liked — Location.
  • Disliked — No coffee in our room.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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ashleebru, Manager at BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2010
I am very sorry to hear that your stay was not at our top performance. We hope that next time you come to Vernal you will stay with the Best Western Dinosaur Inn, and see what improvements we have made. Thank you.
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2008

We stayed at this hotel on our way to Moab, and to visit the Dinosaur National Monument. The room was a good size and the hotel of the motel style where you can park close to the room. No breakfast was included, with a restaurant attached to the lobby. Don't go there, it is really awful, and there are other places in town. There are several restaurants neaby, but everywhere was closed when we were there on a Sunday and we had to drive a few miles to find something. There is a small outdoor pool which seemed to be popular. If you choose to stay in Vernal, you could do worse.

  • Stayed August 2008
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ashleebru, Manager at BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We hope to see you again at the Best Western Dinosaur Inn.
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2008

On approaching Vernal, the city advertises its beautiful Main Street. And this is with justice. A miles long street with american flags and beautiful flower baskets on every lamp-post.
The Dinosaur Inn lies along this Main Street.
From the outside the different hotel aisles are not so attractive in an outfashioned white stone. But the rooms are very spacious, very clean and offer a lot of space for luggage. A pleasant detail: rooms were already cooled upon arrival.
The outdoor pool lies amidst the complex and luckily not along the rather busy road.
Breakfast can be ordered in an annex building of the hotel. It's a rather unattractive and badly maintained local. You feel rather in a gasstation than in a hotel with a Christmas tree in a corner (end of July) and singles on the walls. Very cheap interior and rather poor quality of breakfast.

  • Liked — Location and spacious rooms
  • Disliked — Breakfast room
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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ashleebru, Manager at BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Inn, responded to this review, April 14, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to review our motel. We hope to see you again at the Best Western Dinosaur Inn
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Property: BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Inn
Address: 251 East Main Street, Vernal, UT 84078
Location: United States > Utah > Vernal
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Vernal
#6 Family Hotel in Vernal
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Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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