Travel Blogs from Springdale
We left The Wave behind and headed to Zion National Park, in Southern Utah. We had reservations at Fla****ns Inn, a nice looking place in Springdale. Springdale is on the opposite side of Zion from the direction we were coming, so we got to drive through the park on the way there. The walls of Zion are just massive. You really need a convertible to …
... viewing areas and onto some tracks with awesome scenery.
Once we were back in Vegas we got majorly lost trying to find the Airport... with a GPS unit! The piece of **** was taking us all over the place into places we hadn't seen until we finally got our own bearings and find our own way. No idea how it got us to Zion and back (probably cause it was all freeway)
So apart from that the day went really well and Zion is a great place to visit.
... Canyon to the sea. Because of former major traffic problems, the main portion of the park can now only be accessed by shuttle bus. You can get on or off at about 8 different stops along the Zion Canyon Drive. Very short waits for the buses. Numerous trails on the route and I took 7 of them. I will say that most of them did not lead to anything memorable but the real star here is the surrounding landscape. The canyon walls and formations were dazzling and ...
... When you get to the end you are over a thousand feet up on the cliff wall that you would see after taking the first switchback upon exiting the tunnel. The hike also includes some cool caves and rock formations to explore. The whole excursion took only a little more than an hour so there was still time for Gary to play in the river with Ben and Mattias. The river is directly adjacent to the campground, the water was refreshing but not too ...
... you drive down a multiple switchback road it is hard to keep ones eyes on the road with all the splendor around you. Too bad for Zach that he was driving. We got to the campground which is in a great location in the valley, within walking distance to the visitors' center. It is by far the most beautiful locale we have had for camping on this trip. See photos. Only downside was that there was not much shade and it was ?!#% hot (over 100 ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
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!
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!
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!
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...
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.