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“OK hotel closer to Capitol Reef National Park than staying in Torrey, UT”

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Capitol Reef Resort
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Torrey
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Scottsdale, AZ
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8 reviews
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“OK hotel closer to Capitol Reef National Park than staying in Torrey, UT”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2008

This hotel is located a few miles outside of Torrey, UT across from another hotel (can't remember the name). The rooms are OK, clean, a little dated. The wireless internet worked great even though it was very windy the evening and morning that we were there. The TV had one fuzzy channel but the rest were clear. The beds were the typical motel hard. There was a nice view of the typical red rock formations that you see in this area. There is a new gas station just a half a block from this hotel in an area where gas stations are sparse. The restaurant (I think it was called The Red Mountain Restaurant) was very pricey for the quality of the food. My husband ordered the ribeye for $23.95 and it was tough and gristly. His baked potato fell into crumbles when he tried to cut it into two pieces lengthwise. It was very overbaked. Their menu lists alcoholic drinks available. I asked for a vodka martini on the rocks with an olive and was directed, by the waitress, back to the menu that listed five drinks. The waitress said that those five drinks were all that they had the ingredients to make. They didn't have all the ingredients (4 if you count the ice) to make the martini that I had requested. If my husband and I were ever to stay at this hotel again, we would try the restaurant across the road at the other hotel.

  • Liked — Its location and price.
  • Disliked — The beds
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Lake In The Hills, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2008

My wife and I stayed at the Best Western Capitol Reef Resort for four nights in April 2008 while poking around Capitol Reef National Park.

The staff at the front desk were polite and check in was quick and easy.

The rooms were clean and well kept. The grounds were well maintained. The wireless high speed internet worked well during our stay. The onsite laundry came in handy after spending days hiking around Capitol Reef NP. The water in the shower was nice and hot as well to ease those sore muscles after hiking all day.

The small restaurant associated with the resort had a good breakfast and dinner menu with reasonable prices.

For a great dinner try the Rim Rock Restaurant across the street. May wife and I thought the food was great and the views from the restaurant are wonderful. There is also a pizza place across the street from the Best Western but we didn't try it (we can get pizza anywhere).

Overall we had a great stay in Torrey, UT and would stay at the Best Western again if we ever make it back out to Capitol Reef NP.

  • Liked — Close to Capitol Reef National Park, friendly service, clean rooms.
  • Disliked — Nothing really.
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2008

Stayed for a week in one of the Garden Suites which is a two room suite with the bathroom in between. It was slightly more than the regular king size room rate, but worth it. Most people stayed down at another building. The Garden Suite building was mostly empty and very quite. Room had an awesome view and bunny rabbits to watch every morning and afternoon. Maid service was good. Room had newer bathroom fixtures, new carpet and a pretty good bed. Came with a refrigerator and microwave. Saw that the Chuckwagon Hotel was rated better on TripAdvisor. However, the Chuckwagon is close to the highway (noisy?) and has no view. Hard to believe it would actually be better. The Best Western also has a nice restaurant serving mostly comfort food, reasonably priced with a salad bar included with most dishes. Both nights we also had good service.

Torrey is very small town consisting of less than 10 hotels with restaurants and a few gas stations. That's it. Nothing more to it. In such a remote area, I was suprised at the quality of the Best Western. Not glitz and glamor, but everything we needed for a nice restful stay. I found both the people at the hotel and in the town to be pleasant and courteous. Not the kind to explain their whole life story to you, but plenty of help for what we needed.

  • Liked — Quiet and peaceful.
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2008

We stayed at the Capitol Reef Best Western during April 2008. Room was a nice size, very clean and modern. Great location, right next to the park. Restaurant was good taking into consideration the somewhat remote location. Overall a great stay and very good value for money.

Stayed April 2008
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rochester, new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2008

good breakfast, located right near the national park, but the hotel staff stole some of my Easter Candy out of our room! Plus, check in staff quoted one room price but then tried to charge a higher rate.

  • Liked — breakfast
  • Disliked — hotel staff took some Easter candy out of my room
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2008

This hotel was in a great location near to Capitol Reef National Park and the room was fine considering the limited choice in Torrey at this time of year. We were there in November and there wasn't anywhere else to eat other than the restaurant onsite but the food was good and had a salad bar included with the main meal. Breakfast was fine as well. Rooms very clean and had a great view of red cliffs out the back. Staff were friendly and there was a computer with internet access for people without their own laptops which we took advantage of.
Capitol Reef is a lovely park and it was so clean and peaceful - we thought it was a good time of year to visit.

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2007

Torrey, Utah is one of the most remote spots in the western U.S. Yet the hotel was first-class, reasonable, had wireless Internet and a good restaurant with fresh food.

It's also open all year and November is an excellent time to visit the area.

Very friendly.

  • Liked — Fresh food and home cooking in small restaurant
  • Stayed November 2007
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Property: Capitol Reef Resort
Address: 2600 East Highway 24, Torrey, UT 84775 (Formerly Best Western)
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Location: United States > Utah > Torrey
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Torrey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Capitol Reef Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Starting at check-in, you'll love the cozy, clean and sophisticated rooms that offer abundant amenities, including cable satellite television with Starz(R) and Encore(R), a coffeemaker, free high-speed Internet access and much more. Make your stay extra special by booking a Garden Suite, a mini-suite or a room with a balcony or Red Rock Cliff views. With Chimney Rock Restaurant located on the premises, a delicious meal is never far away. Just one mile from Capitol Reef National Park, you can explore almost 100 miles of natural wonders, including cliffs, canyons, domes and natural bridges. From Hickman's Bridge and Fishlake National Forest to Anasazi State Park and the Prehistoric Petroglyph, there are many other stunning sights to see and they're all within about an hour of this Torrey hotel. Additionally, enjoy easy access to all the area's parks, where you can delight in hiking, backpacking, canyoneering and photo tours. Love outdoor adventure? Our property puts you in the perfect location, as we're situated in the Grand Circle of National Parks - plan a day trip to the Grand Staircase, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park or Zion National Park. Situated right off of Highway 12, enjoy exploring so many more attractions and being able to easily get where you're going when staying at this Torrey, UT hotel. ... more   less 
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