Canyon Ranch Motel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCanyon Ranch Motel Springdale
The room are clean, the pool
Is Nice, the icemachine is big so there plenty of ice, and the staff is really nice.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Canyon Ranch Motel Springdale
This past week my husband and I stayed at the Canyon Ranch Motel. We were exceedingly pleased with our room. The price we paid was fair, the room was spotless and the motel area was silent at night. I especially liked the median of grass there and the way the property was maintained. We found the staff helpful and the location excellent for morning treks into Zion National Park.
best room value and views available in springdale/zion!!! and i should know, as i have been there numerous times; both with and without kids. the kitchettes allow for snacks or small meals essential for kids and to save some cash for the extra goodies at the fatali gallery and the pottery gallery across the street. don't miss the "bit & spur" restaurant as well as the "zion pizza & noodle" eatery; avoid the big hotels as they cater to the bus tours. i'll be taking my own advise and revisiting the canyon ranch motel and springdale in june.
This motel had just changed hands recently when we booked our adjoining rooms. What a pleasant surprise! The people were freindly and the rooms were very clean. Nice hot tub and pool. Quiet parklike setting with a view of Zion that wouldn't quit! Some of my best pictures were taken from the parking lot at the motel. Highly recommended!!
A quiet, clean and classic family motel.
We arrived without reservations in October, wanted to stay several days and were given a quiet unit away from others that were occupied. We didn't need a kitchenette, so we were quite content with the clean and comfortable unit that we received. We asked for extra towels for the hot tub and they were provided by pleasant staff. Complimentary coffee was available at the office early each morning. In addition to meeting the managers, we met the owners who were most cordial and informative regarding local areas of interest and suitable activities. I especially enjoyed quiet times on the garden swings that were placed on the lawns and under the trees. Our stay fitted our budget and we would visit again.
Tried to stay there
I was planning a trip to Zion National Park in November. I made my reservations at the beginning of August for the Canyon Ranch Motel. I received a rate and a conformation number. Two weeks before my trip, the owner called back and said I didnt have a room. I told her I had a conformation number. She said her husband made a mistake. I told her I thought the purpose of a conformation number was that you were guaranteed a room. She said Sorry. She didnt seem to care I had no place to stay or didnt give me a suggestion as to a comparable place.So just beware that a reservation does not stand for much here. My suspicion is that she booked a group and I was no longer important to her. I cant believe it took her two months to realize that her husband made a mistake.
Could be better with little extra effort
The grounds and views are beautiful. If you dont want to stay in the park and dont want to spend a lot of money, its a good choice. The motel is totally smoke-free and allows pets. There are picnic benches and other seating where you can relax and enjoy the view. They have a pool and hot tub, but we did not use them, so I cant comment. We had a large room with king bed, cable TV and a refrigerator. The mattress was a little saggy, but not bad. Furnishings were typical motel-style. It was very clean. With a little extra effort, however, it could be better. We asked for extra pillows and after a gruff comment, they said we had to go pick-up the last two available pillows in the laundry/store room adjacent to the office. Instead of a box of tissues for the room, there was a pocket-size package of Kleenex! Also, there were only 2 bath towels. There was no coffee pot in the room. I discovered that they had free coffee and tea in the office, only after I bought coffee for breakfast the next morning and went to return our key. They should have let us know at check-in. One thing I liked very much was a folder in the room with menus from all the local restaurants and a map showing their locations. The menus were a bit outdated, but at least it gave you an idea of the types of food and general price range in the area.
I called the hotel to ask for rates, a lady answered the phone, and very rude, like I was bothering her by calling told me the rates and I said thank you and have a nice day. Surfing the net I found their web site and the prices were not the same, so I call them back, the same lady answered the phone and I told her about the prices on the internet, she got mad, she put me on hold, when she came back to the phone she told me,are you going to make the reservations or not I ask her what is the problem why are you mad? all I did is ask for the right rate on the rooms,she told me she will get someone from the office, a few moments later a gentleman answered the phone and I explained what happened, and then he told me that the entire hotel was completely booked for the days I needed due to a weeding. I said how weird , he said are you doubting me and thrn he said probably that was the problem earlier and he hung up on me. My wife called them later on that day and they had rooms available for those days.
Good place for families
Whenever we go to Zion/Bryce, we stay at the Canyon Ranch Motel. We love the grassy area in front of the motel where we can picnic and where kids can run around and play as if they're at home. You get to park you car right next to your room, which is really convenient if you have a lot of stuff. Although the owners aren't the most outgoing or friendly people, the cleaning ladies are very nice and do their jobs efficiently. The rooms are nothing special, and like a lot of motels, they don't provide much bathroom accessories. But its a very good choice if you have small kids!
A delightful home away from home!
This is a quaint friendly Ma & Pa style motel, but modern. I've stayed there on most of my 15 years (once/year) to Zion, and have always been treated friendly. Little nice touches include: print bed linens (not white), fabric softener used in towels (wow!), they gladly welcome you to fill your ice chest, and give you your own package of Kleenex. Nice lawn in front of each room to picnic or just watch the mountains all around.
Worst motel experience ever
On day 1 the receptionist honored our reservation by lodging us in a room with a refrigerator and toaster over. The next day we went out for a hike. When we returned all our belongings were gone. The receptionist, who had seemed sour before, now shouted at us for not having packed up our things. She lied, saying she had told us we'd have to be moved. Since our things were now in a cabin without cooking facilities, we gathered that she'd been able to get more money for the original room. When we told her we didn't want to stay after being treated so rudely, first she screamed that we couldn't get a refund, then she insisted that we could only get a refund if she rented the second room--which she finally did. The old caretaker got excited and started shout at us too.
PS Some of our things were lost thanks to having been moved without our knowledge.
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... it would be too chaotic, instead you park and ride the free shuttle buses to the various look out points and trails. It was very busy when we arrived and we struggled to find a park at first. Driving into Zion was very impressive in itself as you descend straight down into the canyon gorge along a narrow and windy road. Very rugged and dramatic scenery, very beautiful and again so different from the other parks and canyons.
We prepped ourselves for what we ...
... Dunes are sand dunes that were transported by wind here over 183 million years ago. These dunes, up to 2,500 feet thick, were eventually cemented into stone as minerals seeped down through the sand and being washed by rain, baked by sun and then sculpted by wind and water. Then, to apply a topping to areas and accents in others, 1.4 million years ago and as recently as 27,000 years ago, cinder cones erupted causing lava to flow and filing the canyons with basalt and ...
... shopping for our camp dinner then set off again. By the time we reached Zion and got on the shuttle, it was 5:45pm. We decided to hike the Emerald Pool trail as it was the shortest and most interesting-sounding. When we reached the trail I had realized I already hiked it 3 years ago but I didn't say anything because I didn't want to find another trail or mar our hike.
We went to the lower Emerald Pools first and it was pretty--reminded me ...
... says this is a must see and that it has 3 levels with the highest being a bit quieter. http://www.zionnational-park.com/zion-e merald-pools-trail.htm Well the hike turns out to be totally heaving with people and kids , I have never done walk surrounded by so many people so although the views up there are cool its really difficult to enjoy it . We decided to go all the way up to the top pool but there is no peace here just lots ...
... Springfield and stopped at the Sol Grocery to pick up a few supplies. Drove on the to campground and drove through to pick out a spot. The spot we were hoping for was taken and so we got one that still had some view of the Virgin River.
Got ourselves set up and then and took some wine down to the river and sat and enjoyed the evening hoping to catch a glimpse of another pygmy owl.