My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights during our honeymoon, and we could not have been more pleased. The staff managed to accommodate a last minute change of plans that had us arriving at Red Cliffs a day earlier than our reservation had indicated AND (knowing that it was our honeymoon), the staff placed us in one of the more remote rooms, at the far end of the parking area that serves the River King mini-suites. Perhaps not everyone would appreciate this, but we were grateful -- the pool and laundry facilities were a short walk, and we were spared the feeling of being surrounded by tour buses and the families with children that were also staying at the resort. (This is not to say that the place feels overrun by kids or tour buses, we were just more sensitive than most people would be…understandably, I think!)
Our room (a River King mini-suite) was very nice. Although none of the furniture was brand-spanking-new, I wouldn’t say it was worn, either. Everything was very clean, well kept, and in good working order. The room itself is well-represented by the photos on the Red Cliffs website and by the ones posted here by other folks. The high ceilings make the room feel very spacious, and the split-level set-up (bed, TV, etc about 4 steps above the area with the couch and kitchenette, leading to sliding glass doors out onto the patio) gave the feel of having a true multi-room suite. The windows/sliding doors (plus the patio) gave an immediate connection to the breath-taking scenery surrounding the resort. Very often, even nice rooms can feel like a non-descript box, leaving you with the feeling that you could be anywhere in the world, without regard to the setting outside the door. Not so at Red Cliffs. The whole place had a character and décor that made you feel connected to the natural beauty outside while having all the comforts of a nice resort.
As other reviewers here have noted, the resort is 10-15 minute drive outside of Moab, down a twisting road that can occasionally be slow-going if you get stuck behind slow-moving traffic. Depending on where you are going in Moab, it might take upwards of 25 minutes to get there. That said, achieving some distance from town is, in this case, entirely worth the trade-off. The scenery during the day and the starscape at night were enough to leave us awestruck every time.
We didn’t take advantage of the corral or the other adventure services, but we did visit the winery (very nice). We also didn’t visit the restaurant, in part because we had breakfast supplies with us – one more reason to love the kitchenette – and in part because there are many better options in Moab at the same price point or lower. In the end, Red Cliffs was THE premier lodging on our trip, which included stays at historic National Park lodges and top-end Vegas hotels. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and I would say you are doing yourself a disservice to pass it over if you are in Moab.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Red Cliffs Lodge is Moab's National Park experience. Located on the banks of the mighty Colorado River surrounded by 2000 foot cliffs on 220 acres. Lodging includes suites and cabins all with private water views. Rustic elegance and rated #1 place to stay in Moab by Trip Advisor 7 + years running. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Cliffs Hotel Moab
- Red Cliffs Moab
- Red Cliffs Lodge Moab, Utah