Where to Stay in Utah’s National Parks

Hotels — By julietrevelyan on May 2, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Sure, you have your campgrounds when you head to the great outdoors of Bryce, Canyonlands, Zion, or Arches National Parks. But every now and then, you prefer a soft bed to your sleeping bag, light bulbs to campfire light, and a real shower to, um, no shower at all. Check out some of these places to stay, then plan your great outdoor adventure.


Arches National Park rubs shoulders with Moab, so if you want lodging with linens, check out some ¬†of these locally-run places. They’re stamped with the unique local flavor that will clearly define your experience as being in the West. From a hostel to RV parks to upscale luxury, you can find what you’re looking for so you awaken refreshed and ready to go on another hiking adventure in Arches in the morning.


Located in the more typical remote area of most national Parks, Bryce offers more slender pickings when it comes to lodgings. But you still have options. Here are some of your best bets, also ranging from bare bones to true opulence. For the budget-minded, seek out one of these places. You can rest assured that even though they cost less, they still offer a decent night’s stay.


Remote, rugged, and amazing, Canyonlands is near Moab and all of its lodging options. Check out these places to stay too, including local campgrounds inside the Park should you decide to keep the rustic outdoor realism of your trip.


Snuggled up against Springdale, Zion has motels and hotels and b&b offerings galore. For the lovestruck, look into these romantic places to rekindle the flame while you explore Zion. Additionally, you can check out loads of places in nearby St. George, a sizable town.

photo by David Salafia

Tags: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Hotels, Zion