Canyon Ranch Motel
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... little patio outside my room looking at beautiful hills. It was 100 degrees when we got here yesterday but right now it is a lovely 70 or so with a little breeze. We arrived around 4pm(after an hour time change from Nevada). The hotel is about 2 miles from the entrance to Zion National Park so we drove there and were able to ride a shuttle bus through the park. The views are stunning, very reminiscent of our time at the Grand Canyon and Sonoma a ...
... called Wall Street where the river narrows and the canyon walls seem to stretch out of sight. I kept on for a little further, the girls headed back because A had to use the bathroom and we were now miles away from the nearest facilities! I tried to take a few photos that captured the moment… we'll see later how they turned out. We all joined back up at the shuttle stop at about 430… our feet sore and aching from the hike. ...
... to stop to take in the view. As we got to the bottom of drive we saw a Big Horned sheep on a rock waiting to greet us, unfortunately no where to stop on the narrow road to take a photo.
Got in to Springdale about 11am. Ordered nice Nachos for lunch at the Whiptail in the shadow of the mountain while Michael organised our accommodation. It was very hot, about 39 degrees, so we retreated to or cool room at the Quality Inn. Surprisingly the town has a lot ...
... the rocks creates waterfalls that pool in between the cliff faces. A nice respite in the heat of the day. Back via the Zion Human History Museum and then lunch, a huge Huckleberry ice cream and a swim - time to relax before our last meal together as a group. The tour ends tomorrow as Las Vegas. A short run today through to St. George where we stopped at the In-n-Out, a hamburger chain that started in 1948. On the menu is ...
... the shuttle to walk and or take pictures. At the first stop was the visitor center. Near the visitor center was a campground which was busy today. One of the stops has the museum. Another stop has a lodge where you can get a room if you want. You can also pay for horses and go on a horse trail near the lodge. We took the bus to the last stop an a got off. We went on a short trial and took pictures of the Lake and soundings. On this trail ...
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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.