Hampton Inn Kayenta
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Day 5 - We stopped by at Canyonlands - Needles District, on the way to Monument Valley. The scenic road around Monument Valley is all gravel but our 2wd SUV was able to handle it. We spent the night in Kayenta, Arizona - Hampton Inn
When I went to bed last night I peered out of the window to check out the snow. Despite the dire warnings of a massive storm it had petered out late afternoon and as at snooze time it was still only just fluttering a few flakes in. I figured I would be ok for my travels today.
I was awoken 7 hours later by the sound a car's wheel’s …
13 July, from Grand Canyon to monument Valley 30°C/86°F partly clouded We almost wake up around the same time every day, this morning at 06.30. At 07.00 we enjoy breakfast in our hotel. The quantity is approximately 1/3 of the breakfast of yesterday, quality is approximately ½. But the omelets aren't bad. We get our stuff packed together and then …
Monument Valley is in the very south of Utah - massive buttes and mesas rise up from the desert. The monuments have been used as backdrops in many movies, especially Westerns. We checked it out at sunset then again the next morning when we put the jeep into 4 wheel drive for a bumpy drive around a 28 km track so we could see the 'buttes' up close. …
I love (almost) all Hampton Inns. This one has excellent food in the restaurant. This was a pit stop, btwn Antelope Canyon and Monument Valley.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHampton Inn Kayenta
No alcohol in the hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn Kayenta
Comfortable, clean, good restaurant, convenient to Monument Valley, Glen Canyon, etc.
We loved staying at the Kayenta Hampton Inn for 3 nights during our trip to Monument Valley and the Glen Canyon Dam/Lake Powell area. We (2 adults, kids 8/5) had a "King Study" room which has a King bed, sofa bed, desk, fridge and microwave; nicely decorated and clean ($79 AAA rate). We arrived on an extremely windy day and were able to get a room on the downwind side, overlooking their outdoor pool (heated but still chilly). The hotel has a beautiful restaurant with a great variety of choices on the dinner menu; no alcohol is served since you are on the Navajo reservation while in Kayenta. A fairly generous continental/hot breakfast is provided in the restaurant in the morning; free coffee/tea all day. Very attractive gift shop with reasonable prices is adjacent to the restaurant, right off the lobby. Only trouble we had was getting a weather report; other than the weekly Navajo Times, we couldn't easily get a newspaper or even the very local weather on the Weather Channel or other news channels. Kayenta itself is a relatively small town situated next to some of the redstone mesas/buttes of the area just south of Monument Valley; it has a few other restaurants, movie theatre, some stores, post office, and the Trading Post present in all reservation towns. (Be aware that there seems to be zero to minimal medical care available in this area.) BTW, we had a great 1/2 day Gouldings tour of Monument Valley led by a Navajo guide who provided a lot of history and details about the area.
We stayed at the Hampton Inn on February 24. It has a nice atmosphere with Indian decor. Our room looked brand new and everything was clean! Although the service in the dining room was slow, the food was good with large portions and inexpensive. The continental breakfast was included and although the menu was pretty standard, they even served egg and sausage patties. We stayed at five different hotels during our trip to Arizona; this was the best placed we stayed. We'd definitely go back!
Nice and comfortable stay!
When we came to Kayenta a storm was coming up nso we were glad to stay in this nice and clean hotel. I will stay there again, if my way will bring me back to Kayenta!
But if your girl-friend is afraid of insects, be aware of the big black bugs flying around in Kayenta in the morning... it was funny!!!!!
Beautiful, but not soundproof
This is a spotless property, with public areas far above what one would expect from a Hampton Inn. The staff is professional and friendly, and the breakfast is excellent. If however you value peace and quiet, you may be disappointed. Footsteps, TVs, voices easily penetrate walls and floors.
Recommended hotel for Monument Valley
We stayed here for a one nighter in Sept 2004, and after a long day at Monument Valley and the Valley of the Gods the hotel was a very welcome retreat.
Nicely appointed and quite new, the hotel itself was better than average. We particularly enjoyed the heated pool and watching the sunset from the water.
I had room service for dinner which was plentiful and good. The included breakfast buffet was also good.
Recommended for a place to stay on the way to or from MV !
A Jewel in the rough....
A Jewel in the rough. That's what this hotel is. My little family planned our October Grand Circle vacation at the last minute, and I fought to fit this frequently-booked hotel in. I'm certainly glad I did, because it gave us the most satisfactory stay on the entire trip. So nice, in fact, that we are all Hampton converts now. The town of Kayenta is a little rough, being a tiny desert town, but Hampton inn made it perfectly comfortable, especially after a dust-bowl visit to Local Monument Valley, only about 20-30 minutes away. The staff were excellent and warm, as were the facilities. The Continental breakfast we had learned to expect of Hampton was present in all its glory, if even just a bit better than usual. I don't know. If it hadn't been over two hours from Page, AZ, where we had to stay the night before, I would have pushed on to stay here two nights instead of one. It was worth the trip, and from what I've seen, the only true option in Kayenta, as far as we are concerned. It helps that it's convenient to Sonic, Burger King, and local shops, too, since there aren't many of these commodites to be found in town. Excellent job. We'll be back.
Clean, fresh, efficient, well-managed. There were some dubious characters wandering around Kayenta after dark, but we felt safe in this hotel.
Comfort in the desert
As a refuge from the heat and dust of the surrounding barren lands, this about as comfortable as you will get. Entering the lobby from the bleak exterior was like going into an oasis. The rooms are typical chain hotel, clean and well appointed. The restaurant provides adequate meals and a basic buffet breakfast. We used it as a base for exploring Monument Valley and Goosenecks Park. Remember that it is in the Navajo nation, and there is NO ALCOHOL. There is a large supermarket nearby which sells hot snacks, mainly of Native American taste. Be prepared for dust. It even finds its way through the double-glazed hotel windows if it's windy, and the you may find the pool has a layer of it at the bottom in the morning if you're up before the pool man.
New and clean with authentic feel
This hotel is new and clean with a restaurant as good as any you will find in Kayenta (including Gouldings in Monument Valley, in my opinion). The pool is very nice and the grounds and buildings are well kept and have an authentic flavor (even though they are more Pueblo than Navajo--lot's of tile and adobe plaster.) Even the ubiquitous Navajo dogs, wander the parking lot. (All friendly!) The staff in the restaurant where colorful Navajo clothes. If you can't get a room at Gouldings, this is the place to stay. In fact, the rooms are nicer than Gouldings. The only reasons to stay at Gouldings is to see the valley at sunrise and the John Ford atmosphere. You have to decide if those are worth the difference in cost. You can't get beer at this hotel (or anywhere on the Navajo Nation) so bring your own, if that's important to you. I would stay here again. The continental breakfast is no different from any other Hampton Inn as far as I could tell.
Everything about this hotel was great. We reserved two rooms, which even though were located closest to the front desk, they were quiet and clean. The free continental breakfast was the best I ever had anywhere. You won't be sorry.