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GMRJCD from: GMRJCD
Published Date: Aug, 18, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Our stay at the Zion Lodge was wonderful. The first night we stayed in a lodge room and the last two nights we were in a cabin. They are similar but different and each has its plusses
There was a problem with our room when we arrived so we called the front desk and they were genuinely upset that everything wasn’t perfect, came up and fixed it, and the offered us free breakfast. The lodge is run by Xanterra,not the park or government, and they are definitely a class act.
The bathroom has a heater, nightlight and there are adequate plugs and even 2 USB ports. They told us tomorrow we can leave and go out in the park, but to leave our bags packed in the room and they will take them to our cabin when it’s ready.
A caveat: the breakfast was not very good. At least for us, the choices were poor and slim and all was greasy and sweet.
However, there is a grocery store near the shuttle into town and in the cabin we did have a fridge.
Another difference is in the lodge we had a TV in the cabin we did not. Not a problem for us but if you have kids you might want the TV.
I must also compliment Xanterra on their environmental awareness. They recycle everything possible and provide containers in your room and on the premises
- Value: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
Sean_Ian-Taipei from: taipei
Published Date: Aug, 15, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Lovely historical cabin
The hotel is located in the national park and the shuttle bus is just in front of the hotel. It's a very relax and beautiful historical hotel. There is a huge grass area that lots of people sit together next to trees, mountain and animals. The surroundings makes it an unique hotel.
we stayed 1 night at the two beds cabin. Beds are very comfortable ( you will need this after hiding hiking).
The food at the restaurant is just average ( tried dinner). Wifi is very limited. Relatively stable wifi is only available in the lobby.
Staff are friendly and nice. Easy/quick check in/out.
would definitely stay again if going back.
- Value: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Chips3313 from: New York City, New York
Published Date: Aug, 14, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Lovely Historic Lodge
I would always choose to stay at Zion Lodge if visiting that park, mainly because of its superb location right in the park, which gives one huge advantages in seeing the park in early morning or later in the day when the crowds have thinned a bit. It is great to be right there witnessing spectacular views throughout the day and being able to go back to the room and rest a bit. Especially for older travalers, this is definitely the best way. We enjoyed the friendly staff although obviously it is difficult for the lodge to maintain adequate staffing in its remote location and with the large number of people visiting. The rooms in this hotel are maintained as historic, so the original architectural design makes for very dark rooms, given the large overhangs and the relatively small windows. We had the John Wesley Powell suite which was lovely with its sitting room, a d like all the other rooms, had a nice balcony. The shuttles come by the Lodge very often but we’re also very crowded. One of the nicest parts of our stay was the narrated open air tram ride with a knowledgeable local resident. Would highly recommend signing up for it if you stay in the Lodge.
Zebanuck from: Tel Aviv, Israel
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 13, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Great to stay in the park
This is the only place to stay in the valley (except the campgrounds) and whole it’s expensive you do get the full experience. You get a permit to drive all the way into the valley which is great. The lodge itself has cabins and what they call hotel rooms, which is basically one large wooden building with a few rooms in. We had a cabin which is small for four people (two queen beds) but if you’re happy to squeeze then it’s ok. They aren’t the most modern but better than other park lodges we’ve stayed at. But you’re there for the place and this location can’t be beat. With deer grazing outside the main lodge at the start and end of the day, amazing escarpments on all sides, and the shuttle bus right there it’s a great park experience. Check in was efficient, the restaurant was surprisingly pretty good and the facilities absolutely fine. Worth paying a little more for. But book early.
desertmidwife from: Phoenix, Arizona
Published Date: Aug, 13, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Was surprised as Xanterra is normally run down
Yes, I was expecting old and dingy but we stayed at the hotel next door to the lodge (I think it was called Sentinel?) and we had a ground floor room facing the back (there is a big lawn in front that some rooms will face, but I think a back facing room is better for privacy). I liked that we were not in the lodge honestly but had a bit more privacy and space at the hotel room. It is very close to the lodge so not a problem. Nice to be in the park for parking and easy access. I wish there were screen doors on the porch but this is just being picky lol Smokers: No smoking allowed on porches or balcony. My guy is a pipe smoker so just FYI. There is a nice little middle seating area that you can make popcorn and hang out. Oh, there is a TV! I was surprised. Not great channels or whatever but it is there. And terrible internet which I appreciate as I shouldn't be on the internet anyway when life is so gorgeous (and if you need internet for your trip the lodge has good computer access and printing). Lastly, it is expensive. We stayed 3 nights and it was almost $800 dollars. Is it worth it? If you can get a room with double beds for a family it might be worth it to not have to drive in everyday and you will beat the rush and be right in the park. But, if money is better saved for you and your family, I think it is an expensive convenience comparatively, as there are gorgeous hotels right outside the park in Springdale. We were planning early morning hikes and wanted it to be a very easy trip so for us I think it was worth it.
- Rooms: 4
- Value: 3
- Service: 4