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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bowen Motel Moab
We spent just one night and were extremely pleased. Our room was very spacious and clean. The decor is a little dated, but everything worked. After 18 days of traveling in the west we really liked that the room door opened right to the parking lot. We were very tired of carrying luggage through interior hallways at other motels! The free wireless internet connection was one reason we chose the Bowen Motel and it worked flawlessly. The lady who checked me in was very friendly and efficient and straight forward - explaining exactly what would be included in the continental breakfast - rolls, oatmeal, juice, and coffee. The location is very convenient. We will definitely recommend the Bowen Motel to our friends who have complained about the high price for lodging in Moab. The Bowen Motel is a great value and a bargain!
My family of five had a nice stay here in mid April. We stayed 3 nights. Location was great. We enjoyed walking up Main Street and shopping. Also used the pool quite a bit. It was small but not crowded and warm. Rooms were large and clean. Compared to other hotels in the area it was cheaper ($65). You do see interesting people around the place having cookouts in the parking lot. But we were never bothered by noise and everyone was very friendly. Free internet service in lobby was great.
Our stay there was actually from last October. Large rooms, very clean, and very good rates. Internet booking was available. The place was conveniently located in town so we could walk to all the stores and places to eat. The staff was very friendly. We would go back and recommend it to others.
The Bowen staff is the most friendly we have encountered during our three week trip. They went above and beyond the call of duty to find activities for us to do and make sure our stay was comfortable. We even had our baggage lost and the nice lady at the front desk took care of speaking to the rep at the airlines to ensure that it was delivered to our door here the next day. Very neat and tidy. Great rates and we could book online which I like. All in all the best stay so far and definately is recommended to all. We will be back for sure.
Worst place of our trip !
We stayed only one night : hopefully ! the carpet and the room were dirty, there were lots of noise (you are really near from the main street), the service was not friendly, ... But Internet and the coffee were free. Choose the super 8 motel !
A step above sleeping in the car
We got in around 11pm and settled in to the room. I washed up and pulled back the covers to find the sheets had hairs on them. The bed was made, but it had been slept in. The other bed was the same.
Did I say a step above sleeping in the car? Don't save money here, pay more and stay in a decent hotel. I concur with the previous review.
Stay somewhere else if you can
Not as bad as one of the motels on our trip, but definitely a disappointment--the second worst on a 17-day trip that used eight hotels in the west. Carpet was dirty, lots of noise. This is a motel habituated by bikers and rowdy college-age boys away from home on a hiking adventure. Need I say more? There are many other, better places in Moab.
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... and go with the very efficient waiting staff achieving a huge number of covers to cope with the queues outside. Always a sign of a good restaurant! Our third day in Moab and we had decided to do a trip around the various petroglyphs sites in the area and then drive on to our next stop. We had ear marked a driving route which took in some of the most interesting petroglyphs in the area. There Is a difference between petroglyphs which are scratched into the ...
... did was drive up a high, steep narrow rock. Our driver Carla from Chile was exceptional and she explained that these Hummers are the same as those built for the army - just painted bright red. We drove up (and down) ever steeper rocks, skidded through sandpits, saw dinosaur footprints (yes really), incredible views and another stunning sunset. Our photos won't do it justice - Once I'd removed my hands from my eyes both the thrill of the driving ...
... beers, pilsners, Bavarian ales, lagers - the choice was endless. They also had a huge number of appetisers available, including American classics such as sliders, which we discovered were miniature burgers, pulled pork and bubble bread. It was a great place to sit, chill and spend time discussing the day and finding out more about each other. We were a pretty tight group by this point, and drinking together added to the bond. We soon got onto discussing the Smurfs ...
... Powell's book 'The exploration of the Colorado river'.
We retuned to the motel to find a rejuvenated and thirsty dad who was now willing to conquer the trail to Woody's bar. After a couple of glasses of Cutthroat Ale and a bottle of 7% Hop Rising Double IPA we went to look for an ice cream dinner.
Sadly our search for ice cream was unsuccessful and we were forced to return to motel to purchase one from their chiller cabinet.
... on towards Moab. The drive wasn’t as scenic as I had expected it to be, it wasn’t until we approached Canyonlands National Park that it started to entertain.
It was early afternoon when we arrived at the motel, we checked in, dropped off our bags, grabbed some coffee from the lobby and went to look for the Moab Rock Shop. According to google maps it was just over 200 feet away and we should be able to get there with a short walk.