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San Juan Inn & Trading Post
Jonyjr50 from: Tabernacle, New Jersey
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Jun, 24, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Located right on the river off the main road. Clean nice rooms. Restaurant on the grounds. Food was ok service left a lot to be desired. Overall a good place to stay. They messed up our food orders twice.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Published Date: Jun, 12, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Avoid the deluxe queen above the Trading Post.
Can't speak to the rest of the units but this room was remarkably run down. Air conditioning was not on when we entered at 9:30 pm and it was about 95 degrees in the room. It smelled badly of cleaning chemicals. The bed kept us rolling toward each other all night. There was no closet or hangers and the dead bolts just turned around and around when you tried to lock it. We were stuck for two nights and the owner was quite rude when we approached her about our desire to move to another unit for the second night. Not many choices in this part of the country but I'd avoid this place if possible.
Marc B from: Shell Beach, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 5, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
Location of great potential. Poor in all respects.
Where to start?
This hotel is in an exceptional if not sacred in proximity to Monument Valley and has been there for quite some time. A review of many previous negative comments have been met with the operator challenging the comments indicating there have been upgrades. Well, money poorly spent.
I was assigned an upstairs allegedly very good room. Climbing the way too many access stairs revealed a nice try at using a Trex like material for steps and decks. This is fine, except the bracing beneath produced a trampoline effect due to the inadequate support. Good material and not cheap; poor engineering and installation.
The room: While the carpet may have been new at some point, it only displayed dalmatian spots. Lighting=sallow at best. Walking across the floor revealed severe creaking of floor boards that could only produce sympathy if there had been a room below. The small refrigerator, in close proximity to the bed (bounce house mattress) was in competition with the just across the room air conditioner unit which together produced a living beneath a freeway bridge harmony.
We won't even discuss the crickets crawling across the floor in the upstairs room or an overflowing trash bin between buildings.
This place has so much potential and to see it wasted is shameful. Rustic does not equate to shoddy.
Monument Valley is a gift and needs to be enjoyed in peace and with respect; not with frustration due to accommodations.
So bad that after one night a departure was the only solution and losing over $100 for the second night as reserved.
No complaints re the staff. Pleasant, but disinterested and disengaged.
Not worth a return. There are other accommodations in the area.
- Rooms: 1
- Cleanliness: 2
- Service: 2
RocketSquid from: Los Angeles, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 4, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Small Town Motel, Great Location!
We stayed at the San Juan Inn for 2 nights in May 2019. The location is great, about halfway between Monument Valley and Valley of the Gods. It was so nice having the outdoor seating and dining sets looking over the river throughout the property. We heard wild burros one morning, and other guests said they saw a herd of wild horses by the river.
Though the room itself was a bit dated (could use new lighting and paint, furniture is starting to show some wear-and-tear, etc.), it was very clean and the carpet seemed to either be new or just very well-maintained and cleaned. The beds were also super comfy. We had our 2 dogs with us, so we greatly appreciated that they are pet-friendly.
Having a restaurant on the property that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner was great as well! We got some great recommendations for things to see in the area, and got to try Navajo fry bread for the first time.
Would stay here again if we travel to this part of Utah in the future.
- Value: 3
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 4
Sean_Owens from: Boston
Published Date: Jun, 4, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Rockin' lil' Inn
Great little off the beaten path get away. Hotel/Diner/Grocery, what more could one ask for, in a "Blink through" town. Situated at a 90 degree curve, right on the San Juan River, super views and just a hop skip and a jump north of Monument Valley