Road warrior here. Spend 3/4's of the year on the road. Been staying at Best Western Dinosaur Inn, in Vernal, Utah, for almost 3 years. I'm on an expense account, and could stay at the Marriott properties, or the Holiday Inn, or others. The entire staff at BW Dino are most likely some of the friendliest - and genuine and know how to make you feel comfortable - folks you could ever know; from the girls who do the breakfasts, to the housekeepers, to the maintenance guy (Julio) to the front desk clerks, and the manager and the owner's son-in-law who works the property. It's been a great experience. They have a swimming pool - get this - that's actually outside. What a concept, right? It's located so you get the Spring and Summer sun all through the afternoons and early evenings. BW Dino has larger-than-normal rooms and suites available. Ask if one is available upon check-in. The beds and pillows are very comfortable. The hotel is located in the middle of town. Dinosaur National Monument and the roads up to Ashley National Forest are all nearby. Flaming Gorge is about a 45 minute drive. There are good restaurants within walking distance; try Vernal Brewery a couple blocks away; they have good burgers and offer Utah's weak beers but also hi-octane brew pub beers. Watch out for those 14%'ers. Could be a rough day when you wake up. The parking behind the pool is a bit tight, otherwise parking is no problem. The oil business is booming now, so the prices in the area can be a bit high, but still, if you go to the Marriott or Holiday Inn properties, well, you'll pay a lot more $'s for their name. Personally, I find the value per $ = more at BW Dino. And you get the same/greater comfort you'd find at other hotels in the area. And comfort is what we all want in a hotel room at the end of the day. I recco joining BW rewards program; you may find some deals on there that you won't on travel sites. Finally, no, not an employee of BW or its affiliates or associates. Not getting paid for this. Honest, from-the-heart critique here.
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