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Historical Traveler Reviews Flanigan's Inn Springdale
Glad we picked Flanigan's! We stayed in the Gary Adams Suite. The entire property was very nice, and nicely landscaped with grassy areas. Our suite felt very private, with a nice private patio with chairs and table outside our door.
The Spotted Dog cafe was excellent, with large breakfasts and delicious dinners.
We stayed 4 nights and traveled to Bryce Canyon and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Our stay was too short!
I would return again!
As Perfect as their Pix on Website!!
Just now writing my review, but in October 2003, my husband and I visited Zion Natl Park for the first time. We were stunned with the magnificent beauty of the park!
I chose my accommodations by searching the internet and decided upon Flanigan's Inn which was right outside the South Entrance of the park in a quaint town, Springdale. Never knowing if the place will look like pix's places put on their website, I held my breath until I actually saw the property. To my pleasant surprise the place was EXACTLY like the website, if not better. I even got the room that was featured on their site. Didn't ask for it, just got it as fate would have it! The property is privately owned with superior service and a homey atmosphere. The room was nice and clean, and cleaning service was excellent. The restaurant was equally as nice.
Choosing October was the perfect time as we were able to hike The Narrows (slot canyons into the Virgin River). Right around the corner from Flanigans is an outfitters place that rent you all the neccesary gear. What a trip of a lifetime!
Stay at Flanigans -- you'll love it!! And treat yourself to The Narrows (just as long it's the right time of year; dangerous floods which prohibit hiking).
Just returned from a wonderful two week tour of the Southwest on our motorcycle. I fell in love with Zion!! Flanigan's was the perfect place to stay. The rooms are spacious, clean and the bed was very comfortable. The innkeeper was very gracious and helpful and the location is perfect to get in and out of the park.
The Spotted Dog restaurant at Flanigans has terrific food.
Also, while I was there I had a wonderful massage in the spa.
We will return!
One of our favorites
We have stayed at Flanigan's several times. The food has been delightful every time we have eaten in the restaurant. The grounds are lovely. The pool is small, but not too cold and picturesque. We love to stay in a huge suite that is in the back of the property. The decor is tastefully southwestern. The beds are quite comfortable in the suite, as are all the beds I've slept in at Flanigan's. The hosts are very nice. Once we were traveling and we were so sad because our beloved cat Mokie had been lost for several days back at home. We pulled up to the entrance of Flanigan's. We walked up to the desk. When we told the people at the desk our name, they got very excited. They told us that our housesitter had called and our cat had been found. When we started whooping for joy and hugging each other, they were super happy, too. I pulled out a picture of the kitty from my purse to show them and they said how cute he is. They looked like they were going to cry!
We spent 3 nights at Flanigans (April 5-8), and loved it! We were in a 2 bedroom suite (with 2 full baths) seperate from the main building. We had a private patio, and our own private parking spot right outside the front door. We found the service to be very good. Free coffee/tea round the clock, biscotti in the AM. The people at the front desk couldn't do enough for us! (I think they were the owners.) Flanigans is in the perfect location in Springdale - very convenient with the shuttle stop right in front. Also, you can walk to the main part of town, or to the gate of the park if you want. The pool and hot tub were very nice, and we enjoyed the trail up the hill to the labrynth (sp?). It was the perfect vacation spot. By the way, Zion is fabulous, and Bryce was even more beautiful! (We did Bryce as a day trip - 2 hrs. in each direction - what a fabulous drive through Zion!)
Have to recommend Flanigans!
Flanigans is divided into rooms and suites all reasonably priced and right next to the park entrance. We stayed in the John Pettit Suite which was very private, attractively decorated and furnished, clean and large enough for our whole family of five (including three teenagers). There is a small but lovely pool, a good restaurant and the park bus stops right outside. We felt we just had to recommend this find!
Wonderful Family Experience here
The stay here over xmas 2003 was a great experience. This Inn is more
like a Lodge. Painted log cabin suites. Very well kept grounds. Nice
curbside appeal. One of the best on the blvd. Very close to the gates
We had two familys in adjoining rooms. Microwave, refer, coffee pot.Very clean, beds were wonderful, extra blankets and pillows. We had a 4 year old away from home for xmas, and Roger at the front desk made sure we had one. With lites.
We stayed an extra day.The Spotted Dog cafe was closed over xmas, as
were most of the places to eat in Springdale. Dinner at the Majestic
Lodge was excellent and they have a small museum that is worth
seeing.Reservations recom. wherever possible.
A much needed rest...
We stayed at Flanigans only for 2 nights in September and would have stayed days longer had we not already been scheduled for 4 nights in Vegas. the room we had (Christene Fancher Suite) was superb and with a view of the Canyon from the window made the time there almost mystical..restuarant had great food and the entire time spent there did for us all what a vacation should do...provide a mental rest....We spent 10-12 hours both days hiking around Zion and coming back to the room was just perfect...We are scheduled for 5 nights there this Oct.
and anxiously await out trip back...
Great location. Food varies wildly
W stayed for 2 nights in late August, 2002. We found the room to be as promised, quite spacious and comfortable. Access to a tiny but sufficient and certainly not crowded pool. Wonderful views from our room and the restaurant. Quiet and peaceful. Within easy walking distance of many restaurants and shops yet no crowds of tourists. The Zion national park shuttle had a stop right outside the hotel, it couldn't have been easier to get to the park - the entrance to the park was about 10 min walk from the hotel. All good so far, but the food! We had dinner/breakfast there both days. The first day the food was very very good - albeit expensive and the service quick and efficient. The second day they must have switched cooks because the food was ....well ... not good. Still expensive but it took them 45 min just to bring the appetizers (tomatoes and mozzarella) and it was tasteless and dull. I won't even describe dinner! Go back? We'd certainly stay there again but we wouldn't eat there.
Bait and switch
Although the room and restaurant at Flanigan's were very nice, I was quite angry to find that the room I had guaranteed two months previously was given to someone else. I had a confirmation letter specifying the "Michael Plyler Suite" at the AAA rate. I guaranteed it with a credit card and received a confirmation number. Upon arrival at 4:00 pm I was told that "someone wanted the room for a week and they don't leave for two more days so we have another room for you." The other room was not as nice and did not have a king bed (my husband is 6'6"). They offered a simple apology and basically said take it or leave it.
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... nerves of steel as it was a climb over rocks along a ridge with sides perpendicular to the bottom of the valley over 4,000 feet below. I had assumed the cables ran the length of this later part but was sadly mistaken. They only covered the really scary bits where you were stepping over fresh air ( and clinging on for all it was worth). My nerve held for the first part of this stage but when I climbed up to a point and saw the col and further ascent ahead decided to ...
... beer on our patio next to the river looking up at the magnificent Watchman cliffs. Above our heads 6 tiny little hummingbirds flitted from blossom to blossom, their wings making quite a noise as they hovered at the drink fountain hanging from the roof over our patio. We had dinner in a small Thai restuarant across the road from our hotel. We all craved food other than American, so it was great to have some Asian food for a change. It was a bit pricey, but very ...
... Virgin River which has carved out this incredible canyon. We were so please we had our trekking poles (Greg used one, I used two), our hiking boots with good grip & our hiking socks that seemed better to cope with being wet than normal socks. We had packed a second pair of shoes & socks for when we finished because we saw so many people yesterday carrying extra ones but we didn't need them at all. There are rocks in the river which can make it tricky (especially for ...
... we see bikers (the peddle kind) riding these roads. Today we saw a family of 5, Mom, Dad, teenaged daughter, pre-teen daughter and young son, and they did the entire route on bikes. I was really impressed because a lot of it was uphill. Gotta hand it to them. They may be tired tomorrow, but they will be proud of such an accomplishment, for sure. I for one, was proud to climb a few hills to look-out points. Nothing ...
... is a 40 min trip one way. As it was 3 pm we picked up lunch in the market near the entrance (roast beef wrap & fresh fruit salad). After we got off the town shuttle we stopped at an info desk about the Imax movie about the nearby National Parks and were given a discount voucher - $2 off the seniors' price of $6. (If I get a discount I don't mind being mistaken for over 60!) We then waited for the 4 pm show. The imax theatre is dug down into ...