I spent two nights at this lodge and it is a real treat. If you aren't a camper, this is a great way to feel a part of the spectacular outdoor beauty with all the comforts of a lodge. I was in one of the rooms overlooking a pasture (not the river) and it had the sense of a cabin (although the room was not standalone).
My room was quite large with a kitchenette, comfortable bed, small desk, high ceilings, great bathroom. It's really the location that is unique and just plain gorgeous...but be aware, it is not anywhere near the town of Moab (which can be "gritty" as noted by another reviewer). It is a solid 30 minute drive (and a beautifully scenic one) but I wanted to do sunrise and sunset photography at Arches National Park and Canyonlands so the extra time was a bit of a nuisance. I realize that this isn't a problem for many travelers, but it is one reason for the 4 rather than 5 stars. The other reason is I just think it's a little too expensive. Don't get me wrong, it is a beautiful and unique property, but I was sleeping in an attached room and the noises that come with that. Also, the indoor furnishings were nice, but the outside patio had cheap, plastic furniture - just not nice. Others have noted the spotty wifi and that was my experience too. For the price, I think those things should be noted.
Because the location is so far from anything, you'll probably take some meals in the restaurant. I had dinner and breakfast and both were tasty and reasonably priced and complete with a beautiful view. The breakfast is a buffet style (no menu options). I recommend advance reservations for dinner as it seemed every guest was eating there.
If you are looking for a value option in town (granted this is a totally different experience but definitely a good alternative if you are watching your dimes), check out my review for the Inca Inn 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