It was a good hotel, not spectacular, but good. The room was in good shape, looking like it had been refurbed recently. The best part is what that it was quite big. The bigger the better when it comes to hotel rooms for us ( we have a lot of luggage). That's where the weird layout proved to be a problem. The hotel is on a slope and the hallway floor is split-level,. So you bring your luggage up on a luggage cart , get off the elevator where we were confronted by four or five steps down to where our room was and you have to unload the luggage and bring it down by hand. If you have a couple of bags and they are light, no problem, but if you have lots of big, heavy bags, this is very aggravating. On the other hand, they put out very good chocolate chip cookies in the evening and they have a very generous 4 washer/dryer laundry. which comes in very handy on long trips.
Would I go back? Yes, if they have a room where I wouldn't have to do the luggage shuffle, it's perfectly fine, albeit a trifle expensive.
You obviously go to Moab for Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, which are great. You should also take a flight above Canyonlands. The hotel recommended Redtail Aviation, because we wanted a very early morning flight and she said they might be able to accommodate us. I spoke to Nick and boy was he accommodating. He agreed to a 6:30 AM flight and over a series of several conversations over several months, he was always friendly. He was just as friendly during the flight and gave us a fabulous ride and commentary. Scenic flights are never cheap, but this one was worth every penny. It was so good, in fact, that if we came back to the Moab area, I would seriously consider taking the very same flight with him, again. Considering how cheap I am, that is a serious compliment.
There are 4 other things I would recommend. First, go see Dead Horse State Park. The views are incredible, perhaps better than Canyonlands, itself. If you go to the bother of going to this part of the world and you skip this, you are cheating yourself, big time. Second, if you going back towards Colorado, go to the Colorado National Monument. It is scary as hell as hell to drive, particularly when you are dead tired like we were, but there are some stunning views on this drive, that I wish we had more time to stop and appreciate. I doubt this is a well-known place.It was just a fluke I found it when researching my route. But it is one of those unexpected gems, that make a special trip, extra special. Better known, but still not on a par recognition-wise with the stars of the National Park system is Capitol Reef. If you are driving from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands/Arches, definitely go through this park, as the road goes straight through it, west to east. Even if you take the little road that goes in the canyon, the whole affair should add perhaps a couple of hours to your trip. it's a very pretty and interesting little park, well worth the effort. And here's the best part, go from Bryce to Capitol Reef via Route 12, one of the 2-3 most scenic roads in America and hands down the scariest I have ever been on. This is definitely not for the faint hearted. There is a section of road that is a very narrow 2-lane drive of sheer terror, as there is absolutely no shoulder and the drop is probably a few thousand feet down. I drove this as the sun was going down, dead tired from a long day's driving and as I went through this section, every 2 seconds I kept uttering "oh my God". My suggestion, don't do this when you are dead tired and don't go fast. There is no margin for error whatsoever. Nonetheless, this road should not be missed. Also, the road from Moab to the Colorado National Monument, I believe it's 128, is also very, very scenic, although it pales compared to 12. Stop at the Sorrel River Ranch and look around. This is one of the most striking locations for a hotel,ever. It's extremely pricey, but someday we may get a cabin there for a few days and just sit out on the porch and look at the Colorado River, which runs through maybe 20 feet from the cabin.
If you go to Bryce, then take 12 to Capitol Reef, then see Canyonalnds/Arches, go up 128 and drive through Colorado National Monument as we did, you will have one of the best trips of your life, with endless stunning vistas of a variety that are miracles of nature.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Canyonlands Inn located in the heart of downtown Moab, Utah. If you're planning a vacation to Arches National Park or Canyonlands National Park this is the hotel for you. Our Location at Center and Main St. Is within walking distance of many local restaurants and souvenir shops. A short drive will get you to many of Moab's finest attractions including: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Mountain biking, Road biking, Hiking, White water rafting and off road 4-wheel drive adventures. The Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn proudly offers 80 spaciously appointed, non-smoking guest rooms that have been recently remodeled. Guests will wake each morning to a delicious complimentary full hot breakfast buffet. This Moab Hotel's additional amenities include: seasonal pool and year-round jacuzzi, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour guest laundry, complimentary high speed internet access, children's playground and secured bicycle storage. ... more less
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