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Best Overall: Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Reviewers love it for its large rooms, ample facilities and the fact that it’s a five-minute drive from the park entrance."
Runner-Up, Best Overall: Abbey Inn & Suites – See Rates at TripAdvisor "All 83 rooms and suites blend contemporary comfort with opulent finishes."
Best Location: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon – See Rates at TripAdvisor "The only hotel situated inside the national park and it puts you mere steps from the canyon rim."
Best Boutique: Canyons Boutique Hotel – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Expect antique-style furniture, luxury bathrooms and plush bedding."
Best for Families: Bryce Canyon Inn – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Offers scenic horse rides, which are guaranteed to be the highlight of your trip and a great way to make family memories."
Most Romantic: Stone Canyon Inn – See Rates at TripAdvisor "For the most impressive panoramas, book a romantic dinner at Stone Hearth Grille, the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant."
Best Themed: Galaxy of Hatch Diner & Motel – See Rates at TripAdvisor "With rooms that double as an homage to life on the road."
Best Overall: Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel is TripAdvisor’s No. 1 accommodation option in Bryce. People love it for its large rooms, ample facilities and the fact that it’s a five-minute drive from the park entrance. There are 164 rooms and suites, ranging from spacious King Rooms to family suites with two Queen beds and a fold-out couch. All options include a TV, coffeemaker, microwave, mini-fridge and free high-speed Wi-Fi; while the complimentary hot breakfast is a particular highlight.
This hotel caters to all types of guests. The seasonal outdoor pool and year-round whirlpool is a big hit with families – and in winter you can use the indoor pool at its sister property, located across the highway. Corporate guests will appreciate the meeting rooms and business center. There’s also a fitness center and a laundry room (useful for washing your hiking gear after a day spent exploring the park). Although the hotel doesn’t have a full-service restaurant, there are a few within walking distance.
Runner-Up, Best Overall: Abbey Inn & Suites
Although it’s a 1.5-hour drive from the park entrance in Cedar City, Abbey Inn & Suites is a worthwhile choice if the Best Western is full or if you’re prepared to travel for a more luxurious experience. All 83 rooms and suites blend contemporary comfort with opulent finishes and benefit from ultra-comfortable Euro-top mattresses and premium toiletries. The list of in-room amenities is long and includes a mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and 42-inch cable TV. The Wi-Fi is both free and fast.
Some suites offer kitchens and/or private Jacuzzis as well, while standalone vacation homes can be a great option for families or friends that want to self-cater. Whichever option you choose, you’ll wake up to the hotel’s free hot breakfast that includes everything from biscuits and gravy to bacon and waffles. The heated indoor swimming pool is another highlight, as is the whirlpool spa and fitness center. This hotel also puts you within easy reach of a wider variety of restaurants for lunch and dinner.
Best Location: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
If location is your top priority, you can’t beat The Lodge at Bryce Canyon. It’s the only hotel situated inside the national park and it puts you mere steps from the canyon rim and breathtaking views. In fact, you’ll have direct access to hiking trails that take you to all four of the park’s most famous viewpoints. The downside? The rooms are either charmingly rustic or frustratingly outdated, depending on your perspective. Either way, don’t expect TVs, air-conditioning or Wi-Fi in the rooms (although there is free Wi-Fi in the main lobby).
Accommodations are offered in the main lodge, in the Western Cabins or in the Sunrise & Sunset Motels. The latter is the only choice that remains open in winter. All options have mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, and heating. There are two eateries on-site as well: the full-service lodge restaurant with its grand stone fireplace and Valhalla Pizzeria. If you’d rather self-cater, you can buy on-the-go meals and groceries at the General Store.
Best Boutique: Canyons Boutique Hotel
Although it’s a 1.5-hour drive from the park entrance, Canyons Boutique Hotel is your best option for a boutique stay. Located in Kanab, it’s equally convenient for visiting the Grand Canyon’s North Rim and offers 27 recently renovated rooms and suites. Expect antique-style furniture, luxury bathrooms and plush bedding, all complemented by the latest modern amenities from free Wi-Fi to cable TV. Some rooms spoil with a gas fireplace or decadent private spa tub; while the third-floor Penthouse Suite has two separate bedrooms.
Your room rate includes a generous hot breakfast buffet. The wood-floored restaurant is also a cozy spot for dinner, complete with a tasty small plates menu and weekly live entertainment (from May to October). You’ll have access to a pretty outdoor swimming pool at the hotel’s next-door sister property, and complimentary cruiser bikes perfect for exploring around town. Other useful facilities include free parking and a business center. If you’re traveling with your dog, he or she is also welcome here.
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Best for Families: Bryce Canyon Inn
If you have small kids, avoiding long car journeys is probably a priority. Bryce Canyon Inn is located in Tropic, a quick 15-minute drive from the park entrance. Its private cabins allow you to be as loud as you like without worrying about other guests and all of them come with a fridge, microwave, cable TV, free Wi-Fi and a bathtub/shower combo (a must for bathing toddlers and babies). Family Cabins are great for teenage kids, with two separate en-suite bedrooms in addition to a gas fireplace and covered porch.
The inn also offers scenic horse rides, which are guaranteed to be the highlight of your trip and a great way to make family memories. They’re available for children aged seven and older. When you get back to base, head to The Pizza Place for hand-tossed pies, specialty burgers and sandwiches. Artisan espresso bar Bryce Canyon Coffee Company is located in the hotel lobby and serves baked goods and breakfast items as well.
Most Romantic: Stone Canyon Inn
Stone Canyon Inn is also located in Tropic – in fact, it’s the town’s top-ranked hotel on TripAdvisor. Its spectacular setting below the park allows you to gaze out at iconic Bryce Canyon landmarks including Bristlecone Ridge and Sunrise and Sunset Points. For the most impressive panoramas, book a romantic dinner at Stone Hearth Grille, the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant. Enjoy breathtaking views of Powell Point, wine glass in hand; then watch as the stars appear in the dark skies above you.
There are several accommodation options to choose from, from Deluxe King Rooms in the main inn to standalone two-bedroom cottages. In our opinion, the most romantic choice is one of the luxurious private bungalows. Spend quality time enjoying each other’s company on the patio or by the fireplace in the separate living room. A decadent king bed hangs from the ceiling in the bedroom, while the ceramic tiled bathroom has a soaking tub big enough for two. All guests have access to the inn’s sauna as well.
Best Themed: Galaxy of Hatch Diner & Motel
Located half an hour from the park entrance in Hatch, Galaxy of Hatch Diner & Motel is the perfect stopover point on a road trip between Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks. Created by a biker for bikers, it’s nevertheless a fun experience for non-motorcyclists as well, with rooms that double as an homage to life on the road. From the Harley Davidson bedspreads to the motorbike wall murals; from the decorative road signs to the refrigerators designed to look like fuel pumps, each one is a labor of love.
The motorcycle theme is more than just a gimmick. Bikers will find practical facilities here too including a Cycle Shop that sells biker clothing and accessories, and a garage for emergency repairs and tune-ups. The rooms have two queen beds and plenty of space to bring your bike inside. Breakfast at the on-site Galaxy Diner is included. A true retro gem, the restaurant also serves burgers and hot dogs for lunch alongside milkshakes, floats and sundaes.
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