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Zion National Park Lodge
Nav1go from: Virginia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 13, 2021 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
I can’t imagine staying in Springfield - while cute - it has nothing on being in the heart of nature. Once the shuttle busses stop in the evening you have the place to yourself and two dozen deer, blue birds, herons and an occasional raccoon. Our western cabin was nicely decorated and convenient with a separate sink area.
778worldtraveler from: Waterford, Wisconsin
Published Date: Jun, 12, 2021 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
You won't find many places to stay in this country with more spectacular vistas right out your front door. You are right in a valley of thousand foot tall sandstone monoliths that tell you how insignificant we humans are. The hiking trails here are second to none and don't forget to drive the Mount Carmel highway on the way out for the most breathtaking drive of your life. The lodge is clean, well-maintained, and quiet in the evening. The entertainment here is watching the herd of deer grazing on the expansive front lawn as you dine on the Red Rock dining room balcony outdoors. Our room was comfortable with the rustic furniture we have in our own log home. Sure, nearby Springdale offers a few nice properties but we really enjoyed the solitude of this lodge without traffic or noise. The food in the dining room was excellent as was the bar service. My only complaint is that this far into the nation's recovery from Covid with most restaurants returning to normal the Lodge had very limited seating and made you feel like you were in a vacant hall. You placed your food order outside the door and it was delivered to your table when ready just like a cheap cafeteria with absolutely no service. And no breakfast service in this beautiful room, rather you had to pick out your favorite egg mcmuffin in a little deli next door and try to eat outside with your meal balanced on your lap. Not cool when the reason we chose to stay here was to have a first class dining experience as we have been to the park several times over the years and enjoy fine dining when on vacation. If you get past all that, the lodge is a great place in a most stunning location.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
NapervilleTraveller from: Naperville, Illinois
Published Date: Jun, 7, 2021 Travel Date: May, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Best place to stay for vising Zion National Park
We visited Zion National Park and stayed in the Lodge May 11, 12 & 13-BEST time to go!! We had a double queen room at the Lodge with a little deck out the back, where we could see lovely rock formations and deer pass through. We did purchase shuttle tickets ahead of time, and made sure to save them on our phones for easy reference when we arrived. Weather was perfect, Census at the park seemed low-there was absolutely no wait for the shuttles and virtually no crowds anywhere we went. Lunch & dinner was great-order at the door, and find a seat outside-just lovely! It was great to talk with some of the servers and learn how they decided to work at the National Park. We hiked the Riverside Walk which leads to the Narrows, but refrained from getting wet due to a bacteria warning. Also hiked the Emerald Pools trail-the waterfalls were not very strong but it was cool to see them, and walk behind one of them!! We had a great time there-highly recommend it, but try and go earlier in the season. We read reports of long wait lines for shuttles and crowded trails over the Memorial Day weekend-I'm happy to say we did not have that experience.
- Rooms: 5
- Value: 5
- Service: 5
J9946KXkylew from: Atlanta, Georgia
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 7, 2021 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Location, parking and views
- Reserved parking in the park: Staying at the Zion lodge guarantees you parking inside the park, which is actually a big deal. First let’s start with why this is important. Within most areas of Zion, driving is restricted and visitors must take a shuttle bus — it picks up from the visitor center and the Zion lodge, and goes to the various sites & trailheads throughout the park. When we visited (June 2021) there were an ample number of these shuttles and we didn’t have to wait more than 15-20 minutes at most, even with crowds. However, for those staying in lodging outside the park, you can either 1) try to get a parking spot at the visitor center — parking is very limited and fills up fast each morning, or 2) take a shuttle from Springdale to the Zion visitor center. This shuttle is separate from the inside the park shuttle described above, and there may be very long lines to get a ride into the park from Springdale (some people we spoke with said it took them > 2.5 hours). As we were arriving to Zion late morning, having guaranteed parking at the Lodge allowed us to still spend nearly a full day in the park. To us, this alone made staying at the Lodge a no-brainer.
- Views & Wildlife: The view from the Lodge is breathtaking (see photos taken from our balcony). Plus, during our visit there were tons of deer grazing right outside — I counted 17 at one time. This was also very cool and made our stay memorable.
- Connectivity (WIFI): None, neither in the Lodge lobby nor in our room. If you need to connect, this isn’t you’re place. There is a TV (with normal channels) though, which may help with entertainment at night.
- Accommodations: Let’s level-set now, this is not the Ritz. They did check the basics though: the rooms are air conditioned, modestly clean, and quiet. That said, the room looked like it hadn’t been updated in 50 years, the beds were slightly springy (although not terrible), the sink didn’t drain well, and the hallways smelled musky (our room smelled fine didn’t have the same musk).
You’ll certainly be able to find a nicer room in Springdale for the same price, but you’ll be sacrificing guaranteed parking, location and views. In my opinion, if you’re staying here only 1 or 2 nights, the pros outweigh the cons and staying here was a good decision for us.
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 4, 2021 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Perfect location and nice room.
Great stay at Zion Lodge. You certainly cannot beat the location and it is so nice to spend the evening in the park without all the daytime tourists. The room was clean and comfortable. We were able to get a rollaway bed so my kids didn’t have to share a bed. We where in a double queen room. Even though it was very busy in the park, we didn’t have to wait more than about 5 minutes to get on a shuttle to the Narrows. The staff was friendly and helpful.