Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Bryce Valley
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We are staying in the town of Tropic, just outside Bryce Canyon. The townspeople chose the name as they felt their climate was considerably superior to that of the towns around them. This is a somewhat bold claim as all seem to have been similarly infernally hot!
The day started at Clarke's restaurant. That would be the same …
Today was our first taste of the National Parks of Utah and we made the trip down Scenic Byway 12 to make our way to Bryce Canyon. The first 40 miles gave us a sense of the scale of the place driving through Dixie National Forest and the Boulder Mountain Range. It is big. It is impressive and rugged. We stopped a couple of times to take in the …
After the Grand Canyon we headed further north to Page just on the border of Arizona and Southern Utah. The main attraction here was Lake Powell that was formed from damming the Colorado River. We once again found ourselves super jealous that we didn't have a boat or jet ski to explore the lake but settled for a swim as it was about 105!
Gegen 8:20 ging es los und nach ereignisloser Fahrt (außer, dass Thomas sich dämlich beim Tanken anstellte) erreichten wir gegen 13:00 den Bryce Canyon, nach dem Yellowstone das zweite National-Park-Highlight. Am Parkeingang entstanden bei der Kontrolle des Annual Passes erstmalig Zweifel, ob das denn auch tatsächlich unser Pass wäre, die Thomas …
Dag iedereen, Amai, wat een dagje... Toen we deze morgen door ons venster keken van ons motel zagen we niets anders dan regen. Dus zijn we op ons gemak het ontbijt gaan benuttigen bij het hotel ( dit zit inbegrepen in de kamerprijs, komen we hier niet veel tegen). We zijn ondertussen al eens blij dat we niet op zoek moeten om ontbijt. Terug op de …
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We stayed one night at Bryce Valley Inn in July 2005. The hotel was OK and the room were very clean and reasonably priced. It is located 20 minutes drive from the Bryce canyon entrance. Beautiful scenary. We would come back here.
This place is an okay choice if you want a moderately priced place to stay close to Bryce Canyon. However, the staff is terribly unprofessional (a girl who continued to talk on the phone to her boyfriend while she was supposed to be helping me), the place is kind of sketchy (our door would not close or lock), and it's located in front of a trailer park. The restaurant serves decent food but we had trouble getting any service since they seemed overwhelmed by the bus tour that had stopped there. The value for what you get is not all that great, in my opinion, but I suppose you could do worse.
Basic but cute!
Unless you are staying in the Park itself, there is really nothing great by way of accommodations anywhere nearby. You are going to have to settle for "good enough." The town of Tropic is really not much of a town. Just a bunch of cheap motels along the roadside, with three "restaurants" to choose from. But this place is really quite decent. The cabins don't look like much from the outside - look like something that got towed there on a trailer. But inside, they are all knotty pine, with a nice log framed bed, very clean and comfortable, with a lot more charm than you might expect. Considering we only slept there, and spent all the rest of the time hiking in Bryce, it was just fine. Keep in mind you are a 15 minute drive from the park.
Good jumping-off point
A basic but pleasant hotel with good service; prepare to be up with the hordes at the crack of dawn, though, because the walls are paper-thin.
This hotel is rather basic, but there are no problems with this place. The "town" of Tropic has rather basic amenities, 1 store, 1 restaurant, 1 gas station open out of season, so don't expect much and maybe go prepared. A short drive (15 minutes) to Bryce canyon, and there all issues are forgotten though.
Friendly and clean
Very Good. Having just previously looked at the Bryce Pioneer Lodge and realising that I would prefer to sleep in my garden shed we turned up at the Bryce Valley Inn.
The young lady in reception was very friendly and for just $10 more than the Pioneer village you had vastly superior accommodation here, equally as good as any of the national chains of Motels and certainly cleaner than some of them.
Within easy reach of Bryce Canyon National Park and breakfast in the next door Hungry Coyote Restaurant is a must with the very friendly happy staff.
The accommodations were slightly below average. While our room was clean and quiet, there was no TV remote control, no long distance calls allowed from the room (without the purchase of a phone card from the front desk, which did not work once we purchased it), no hair dryer and the water took a long time to warm up. The rooms are VERY basic, but the staff was pleasant. Yolanda did not charge us for the first night when our flight was delayed when landing in Vegas and we couldn't make the long drive that night. The Hungry Coyote restaurant was okay, nothing special, but the waitress Denise was very friendly and helpful! I don't think I would stay at Bryce Valley Inn again - I might try Ruby's next time.
Suited our needs
We stayed two nights at Bryce Valley Inn in May 2004. Tropic is every inch a country/cowboy town. The hotel was OK and the rooms were very reasonably priced. It is situated in Tropic which is about 10 minutes from the bus terminal to catch into the park or 20 minutes from the park gates. Dinner at Doug's Place next door is a must. The meal we had was delicious with plenty of extras included in the price and excellent service.
This motel is nestled in the quiet hills of Bryce Valley. It is conveniently located on the scenic byway. There is a neat backdoors hike within walking distance. The staff was more than friendly. I would reccomend it to anyone.
Bryce Canyon is out in the middle of nowhere in the southern Utah canyon country. The Bryce Valley Inn is located in Tropic, a village of 460 people. As I traveled through Zion National Park to get here from Las Vegas, you notice that there are not too many places that look very accomodating. The Valley Inn has enough rooms to give it the critical mass needed to be a full time job for the owner and staff. The room was clean and motel was very quiet. Drive out a few miles to lose the last street light and you can see the Milky Way on a clear night. There are 2 restaurants within walking distance, general store, bank, gas station, gift shop, etc. Close to local recreation (ATV, horse back and airplane rides within 10 miles). Beautiful scenery. I would come back here.