Travel Blogs from Moab
[Pre-Trip Entry] Plan on doing Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Hotel has a pool, so the kids will probably do some swimming. Bill is planning on doing the evening hike to Delicate Arch.
[05 July 2010] OK, so making a quick update on what we did here in Moab and when we get back will be able to add more detail.
[Pre-Trip Entry] Making the long drive down to Moab, UT. Spending 2 nights in a local Hotel.
[25 June 2010] We knew we had a long trip ahead of us today so we got up fairly early and headed out for our trip to Moab, UT. Hit the road at 8:10. Not a lot to report about the trip, just that it was a long ride. We did stop at Costco in West …
... beautiful that I had thought. We were in and out of the corner of Colorado quickly, same with New Mexico. I really enjoyed the Utah scenery. We took a road, that seemed like a shortcut. It was through canyons, it was dark, and the road was windy. I saw a "free range cow" sign and got wide-eyed. Only a few minutes passed and we turned a corner and say our ...
... skip the Arches and keep driving? We finally decided to stop in Moab UT for the night. It is just south of the Arches National Park. Tomorrow we do the park and head to Denver.
Moab was a big tourist town, so we were able to take our pick of restaurants for the evening. The one we picked was ok...nothing to write home about, but did offer "live" music...although we agreed that live was about the only good descriptive word we could ...
We headed straight to Moab for some Mexican food at La Hacienda. The chips and Salsa were good, but the Huevos Rancheros turned out to be a fried tortilla filled with two over-easy eggs hiding in a melted bean dip pool. But hunger like this could not be thwarted by mere funky huevos. We drove back through the rain and arrived in Fruita slightly after 1am. Shower and horizontal as quickly as possible.
How has this motel rated in the past?
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.