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Goulding's Lodge & Campground
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Gouldings Lodge 2 night stay with tour was OK. Rating based on location.
User: BobBowowski from: Salt Lake City, Utah
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Dec, 15, 2018
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2018
Rating: 4
Stayed here in December 2018, room is the smallest I have come across but all rooms have a great view across the plains to the monuments. Not as amazing as The View hotel but thats to be expected. Food is very average and didnt eat there for sinner after first night. Tour that came with the package was interesting and we did go to a few places not accessible to the public in their own vehicles. It fell short by 40 minutes but that was to catch the sunset so maybe a change to the starting time in winter might be in order !!! If you care then you should note alcohol is not served anywhere within the Navajo nation so if you want a wine bring your own !
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Average - actually below average but you’re a captive audience
User: kidsb4me from: Melbourne
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Dec, 4, 2018
Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2018
Rating: 3
I stay in a lot of hotels and I’d rate this below average. They have a captive audience so I guess that means they don’t have to go the extra mile. We stayed in a 2 Brm lodge - it’s well away from the central reception area. Upon entry it looks ok - 70’s style brick building with little character, the lounge area is fine, curtains are hard to open/close. The bedrooms are similar - smallish and a little dark. The kitchen and bathrooms are what let this place down, the cabinetry is rotting and very dated. The kitchen is well equipped. I did not overly enjoy the ambience of the lodge at all, there are no views except of power lines and car park. I did not find reception particularly helpful either - no useful information provided.

A cabin of our own.
User: OMALILY from: Longboat Key, Florida
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 3, 2018
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2018
Rating: 4
When we booked a suite with two queen sized beds we had no idea that we would get our own little house . There is a whole little subdivision of what looks like pre-fab cottages . We had a queen bed in a separate bedroom , and another queen bed in the "living room ". The kitchenette had a small refrigerator , coffee maker , microwave , dishes , cutlery and 3 glass bowls . We had been eating in restaurants for a week , and decided to " eat in ." They have a big grocery store as well as a fast-food take-out place [ somewhat limited ] right next door , and we bought dinner and breakfast which we ate outside on our porch --- with a view of a huge rock face...Loved it !
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Book the cabins!
User: raychampagne from: Las Vegas, Nevada
Trip Type: Business
Published Date: Dec, 3, 2018
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2018
Rating: 5
Stayed here one night for a last-minute weekend road trip from Vegas. Our first choice was The View hotel, but they were booked up. Decided to go with Gouldings as a close alternative. There are two choices - either the cabins or a regular hotel room. The cabins are the way to go! Plenty of room, no worries about noise from neighbors, since you have your own place, and the amenities are really nice. The view from your personal deck doesn’t suck either. We had dinner at the lodge, which was pretty average at best. Myy wife described it as “cafeteria food” and that was the best description. Whatever, I was not expecting 4 stars out here in the middle of nowhere. The service was just ok. Our waitress forgot to deliver our drinks until about halfway through the meal. It was pretty busy so I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt. Plus it was Thanksgiving. We got up early to do some sunrise viewing at The View. It is an easy 4 mile drive straight up the road to the hotel’s viewing deck. Then after that, we grabbed breakfast while overlooking Monument Valley. Easy peasy. Went back to the room to shower and get ready for some sightseeing for the day, have some coffee/tea in the (coffee, tea, coffee maker, dishes are all included in the room). The cabin is very spacious, a small family or 2 couples could comfortably fit. There’s a queen in the main room, plus a small bedroom with another queen room. Could even probably have someone stay on the couch. There is a kitchen, a table, etc. While I haven't seen the amenities for The View, I can't imagine the double cost is worth it. I'd stay here again.
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The only place to be in Monument Valley
User: Paul P from: Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Dec, 3, 2018
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2018
Rating: 4
This really is the only place to stay in Monument Valley, the history and the association with John Ford & John Wayne make it worthwhile. The rooms feel as if they are carved into the rock. There are gift shops, a cinema and a museum to enjoy however, there are drawbacks. After a 5 hour drive all we wanted was a beer only to be told that the hotel did not sell alcohol. The nearest place to get a drink was miles away and so an early night was had.
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