Mexican Hat Lodge and Swingin Steak

Hwy 163 Main Ave., Mexican Hat, Utah, 84531, United States | Motel
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Fra Moab til Mexican hat ( Utah)

A travel blog entry by keldnielsen


Tjekkede ud fra KOA Moab ved 10.30 tiden, Richtung "Mexican Hat" To svinke ærinder blev det dog til - fik afleveret cykel lappegrej hos Mountain bike udlejeren i den modsatte ende af Moab, og gjorde stop efter 10 miles ved "the World famous hole n'the rock" Egentligt ikke på listen, men sjovt at opleve ( en dansker som i 1940 har skabt en …

Canyonlands + Monument Valley

A travel blog entry by travelfishes


Das letzte Frühstück auf der Terrasse vom Castle Valley Inn. Wir verabschieden uns von Martha, laden wieder das Auto voll und fahren zum Canyonlands Nationalpark.
Der Park ist so riesig und durch die Teilung in den "Islands in the Sky" District und "The Needles" District nur in Etappen zu besuchen; wir beginnen im Norden im "Islands in the Sky …

Monument Valley

A travel blog entry by muggeragem


What can I say another glorious day and one where I did not have rain in part of the day.

The first part of my day was a visit to the Four Corners Monument. It is called the Four Corners as it is where the four states Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona all connect at this point.

As the site was on Indian land, it cost me $3 to …

Grand Canyon North Rim for our final destination

A travel blog entry by oztrekkers


... sat nav, so we aimed for Page, which was the nearest large town to our destination, thinking it would be sign posted from there. We managed to find a very nice place to eat here, called the Dam Bar & Grille, so called as it was close to Lake Powell and it's huge dam. There were still no signs for the North Rim, so we aimed for a small town that we knew was on the way, but then we hit a problem; the first of out trip, the twenty-five mile stretch of road to Bitter Spring ...

(wet) Day in Monument Valley

A travel blog entry by alandliz


... incredibly impressive. It's easy to envision the cowboys and Indians riding their horses and chasing one another (bet the terrain was better in those days, not sure how successful they would be today). We've taken lots and lots of photos (remember, this is my one and only trip) and I'm glad to say the photos have turned out well. Weather continues to improve and maybe tonight we might get a decent sunset. Forgot to's not ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsMexican Hat Lodge and Swingin Steak

    Reviewed by montalci


    Reviewed Aug 17, 2013
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    Reviewed by muggeragem

    Not satisfied

    Reviewed Sep 13, 2011
    by (7 reviews) St Marys , Canada Flag of Canada

    No WIFI directed to an aging PC in the corner that had lousy service. Planned to book my next days motel but couldn't
    Bright Yellow light outside room thin curtains - didn't need room lights
    Air Con unit so loud couldn't sleep. Turned off could here room next door's

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Mexican Hat Lodge and Swingin Steak

    Great food and ambiance


    We ate dinner at the Swinging Steak Restaurant after reading a review in a guide book. The steaks were great and we were impressed by the timing of the cowboy chef - flipping steaks on a swinging grill while it was moving. The flavorful baked beans, crisp slaw, and Texas toast that accompanied the steaks were also pretty tasty. There's no dessert available, but we were so stuffed that we didn't want any anyway. Of course, there's always the convenience store at the gas station across the street. We didn't see the band, but did enjoy the ambiance of the outdoor/patio seating. We saw bats flying overhead and were amused to see a man riding along the highway through town on horseback!

    A great place that is unique and full of character


    After watching and photographing a breathtaking sunset in Monument Valley we were headed back to Durango in the pitch dark. Driving out in the middle of nowhere we were shocked to drive by a small festive party with a band playing! We slammed on the brakes, made a U-turn and went back to check it out. This place had a charm all to it's own. A fire was burning with a swinging grate as an old cowboy was cooking steaks on it and stiring a big pot of ranch beans. We sat down and had a couple of beers as our steaks cooked on the swing while we enjoyed a great band playing county, rock and blues. It was a very sereal time that we will never forget. We will be going back at the end of December and this time we plan on spending the night at the lodge. Very nice people, great meal and a very special time.

    Not quite the experience others have found


    We stayed for one night at end of September. Basic but reasonably comfortable motel room; a bit shabby, though the bathroom was good and very clean. We had dinner there and ate steak from the famous swinging grill. It was perfectly OK, but not quite the experience we had been led to expect from other reports. The lodge does not offer any desserts with dinner, which was fine by us, but bewildered some French guests next to us. If you want coffee after dinner, you have to go to the gas station over the road. The lodge does not supply breakfast either, so we had to get something pretty basic from the gas station.

    Mexican Hat Lodge is Awesome!


    My wife and I stayed here in Oct 2005 on our way back from a motorcycle trip to California from Kansas. If you want the full Western, cowboy, down-home experience, you can't beat Mexican Hat Lodge. Our room was inexpensive, and clean (around $75 and HUGE). I brought my notebook computer and told my wife , "Theres no way there will be wireless internet out here." But, when I flipped open the computer in our room there was a wireless network detected. Unbelievable, plus it was free.

    Great local feeling


    We were so glad we chose this hotel! Not that there are many choices of location, but we felt it was just right when we pulled up to the Lodge!

    Steak was great!


    I did not stay at this motel but did eat there. The resturant is on the outside of the motel. Meals are prepared over a wood fire with a swinging grill. The steaks were great.

    Lots of personality


    It's nothing fancy, but has lots of personality. I think at first my husband was a little disappointed because he was tired from a long drive and was hoping more for a chain-motel predictability, but he quickly grew to like it. Our room was painted a cheerful yellow and the bathroom fixtures were brand new (again nothing fancy, but clean). They have an outdoor steak barbeque restaurant, which we ordered from one night but ate in our room (we have a small baby) - very tasty. My husband said the restaurant seemed to be a local scene with what appeared to be real cowboys! He said if he lived around there, he'd definitely hang out there! The people who ran the place were very friendly. Would definitely stay there again (well, there aren't a lot of choices around there, but we really did like it.)

    Hospitality plus


    After a long trip across country in late Sept.; and a colder nights stay in Valley of the Gods; we arrived in town at 8:30 Am . We woke Bob up and he gave us a room . We hung out all day long relaxing outside at his bar; meeting all kinds of people from all over. When evening came we were treated to a great swinging steak dinner and his bands wonderful music. Bob and his family were the most hospitable folks we met in a long time. Bob; Cliff, Hank, and the rest of the family really made us feel at home. Thanks for hiding us and hope to see you again when we ride through.......

    Raindog and Balls- Eastcoast

    You'll not find better


    I stayed at Mexican Hat Lodge on my journey by Harley-Davidson from New York to Los Angeles, Bob and the folks there were most welcoming, the food and accomodation were excellent, I cannot praise this place highly enough, I will be motorcycling from Los Angeles to Chicago next year and will take the time to stop here again. For the story of my NY to LA trip please visit

    The Mexican Hat Lodge was a delightful surprise.


    We stayed at the Mexican Hat Lodge on a Thursday night in March of 2004 on our way to Moab. We had no agenda beyond getting a night's rest and moving on, and the lodge was just dandy for that purpose. It was clean and cozy and just fine.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Mexican Hat Lodge and Swingin Steak

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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