Travel Blogs from Moab
After leaving Las vegas, we were a little whacked out. Las vegas exhausts you and leaves you feeling a shadow of your former self. we needed a tonic and Utah offered something we needed - isolation. there are so many parks in Utah its not even funny. the whole southern half of this state is basically full of various scenic byways, parks, forests …
... the intersection of US-191, we turn south and ride the 31 remaining miles to Moab, Utah. En route to Moab, we pass the turnoff to Canyonlands National Park, one of the few National Parks in the Mountain West we skip on this trip. As we near Moab, we also pass by the entrance to Arches National Park. Moab is a Biblical name, referring to an area of land located on the eastern side of the Jordan River. There are two schools of ...
... was mostly off the cement trails and on the grass,
By the time they got back to our camp spot they had 3 flat tires. We learned a lesson about Utah grass; it's full of thorns.
The day was almost over, but we were able to hit the Moab visitor center just as we rolled into town and put together a full schedule for the next week.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Aarchway Inn Moab
Great stay at Aarchway
We enjoyed our stay at the Aarchway Inn and would definitely return. Our room was comfortable, clean, quiet, and quite large and the swimming pool was refreshing. The Inn is located at the end of town close to Arches NP and Canyonlands which was very convenient although we had to drive further back into town for restaurants.
The staff was very friendly and the only drawback we encountered was that laundry facilities were very limited (one slow dryer) and one or two washing machines.
Dingy + Loud = Aarchway
Our room was dirty when we checked in--rotten apple on the floor next to a dirty sock and all but one of the lightbulbs were burned out. Overall, not the cleanest place. Our neighbor upstairs blasted their television all night and we finally called the front desk at 3 am to complain. The volume went down a titch but it was still so loud we could hear every word of every commercial. Obviously, the hotel didn't send anyone to check it out. We ended up checking out at 5 am and they gave us a discount. Still, I would not recommend it if cleanliness and a good nights sleep are what you are after.
Great location,quiet setting and great room
Just came back from Moab,Ut after visiting Arch and canyondland National park. I stay at Archway inn for two nights. I stay at the 3 queen beds suite with microwave and frige for $108 plus tax (great price,) .Huge room, nice decoration, very clean. and comfortable. Free breakfast is great, You can make your own fresh waffle ( they prepare the batter,you just pour it on the iron yourself), coffee, juice ,milk ,cereal,muffin fresh fruit, toast,bagle.It is located at a quite location but not far away from Moab downtown with great view.It is a great homebase to visit both park.
Loved the cookies!
We were traveling to a festival in Moab, and stayed here although it was further than many other hotels. We were glad we did, since it was nice and quiet, very clean, service was great, staff very accomodating, breakfast right there, and many nice amenities. Best of all, they had just-baked cookies in the evenings! I would DEFINITELY stay there again when in Moab.
The Aarchway Inn was Awesome. The helpful front desk staff booked all of my families activities and even arranged pick ups from the hotel. I didn't have to worry about a thing. The pool area was wonderful. Check out the BBQ area. The hotel provides all the utinsils for a BBQ in the courtyard by the pool, it was great. I will definately stay there again next time in Moab.
We stayed at the Aarches Inn for 2 nights in late September 2004. It was definitely not worth the $95/night we paid. What I noticed most was the dirty and rumpled carpeting both in the room and in the interior hallways. It made the whole place look and feel dirty and unkempt. The breakfast was fine with the exception of the margarine instead of butter! The warm cookies at check in were a plus though.
I've read some reviews of the other hotels in the area and they sound lots better than this! The Holiday Inn Express looked very nice as did the Best Inn, which was a lot cheaper.
Great place at a great price!
This place seemed to be practically brand new. Clean, well maintained, freshly painted, the pool was in great shape too. The room was very large, clean linens, and had a fridge and microwave. Out of all the motels on the 'strip' in Moab, this is the only one that offers free breakfast. Be sure to ask about the JEEP-AND-SLEEP package they offer which gets you a room, a $50 coupon towards dinner at a great restaurant in town, and a Jeep Rubicon rental for the whole day, all at a great discount package price. Trevor rents the Jeeps must have grown up in the area so he can tell you about all the trails and recommend the best ones. About the only complaint I had was the evening check-in staff were about as clueless as a cactus in Antartica. They took forever to check us in, had no clue about the Jeep rentals and had to call the real manager on her cell phone to get the $50 coupon for dinner. Fortunately the manager was cool about it and delivered it directly to the restaurant so it was waiting for us when we arrived for a tasty meal. All in all, a great place to stay which I will stay at again next time I am in Moab.
Aarchway is Aawesome
I would like to encourage anyone staying in Moab to consider the Aarchway Inn. We were only there for one night, but it was one of the highlights of our trip. OK, it might have been because the temp. was 100 degrees and the pool felt so good, but the inside whirlpool was just as refreshing. There were also good aerobic and strength training exercise machines in a sizable exercise room.
The staff was friendly and the breakfast had good selections for being "continental". We spent $80 for a large room with 2 queen-sized beds in August. It even has a nice setting, being located just to the north of some beautiful cliffs and only a mile or so from Arches National Monument. I would have liked to stay more nights and was sorry to leave, so next time will be a longer visit. They even sent a Thank You note for our stay. A+ for AARchway!
Very good choice in Moab
Above average choice on the north end of Moab. Stayed for three nights in March 2004 with my wife and three teenagers. Excellent large outdoor heated pool (84 degrees), lots of lounge chairs and an inside hot-tub. Included continental breakfast was very good. Currently no restaurant. You have to drive into town to go the restaurants and shops, but nothing is far away. Room (as well as the time of the year) was quiet -- and comfortable. Very large room "meeting room suite" had a king, a queen and a pullout sofabed -- a great choice for families who don't want to rent two rooms or rent a condo in town. Plus there was a microwave and a small fridge. All rooms non-smoking. Only downer: the weightlighting equipment was not in service. Check their website for discounts and other details. When booking a room, mention that you saw the discount on their website -- they won't offer it to you unless you mention it. Their weekday discount was better than a AAA discount. Would definitely stay there again -- especially because of the pool. If they're booked, there's a new Holiday Inn Express very close by.
Aarchway Inn is fantastic!
I have stayed in Aarchway Inn numerous times and have found that it is the nicest hotel in the area. The complimentary breakfast had a wide assortment of foods perfect for getting off on the right foot, with the needed energy for hiking, sightseeing, and biking. The kids just loved the heated pool! Definately a MUST see. It is the only hotel I'll stay at in Moab.