Popular as the gateway to the magnificent Zion National Park, the small town of Springdale attracts thousands of adventurers, nature enthusiasts and wildlife spotters throughout the year. Springdale serves as a convenient base town for adventurers, hikers, kayakers, cross-country trekkers, and rock climbers seeking comfortable lodging and access to the best trails.
Springdale has a diverse hospitality sector brimming with abundant variety, from upscale boutique hotels and luxury resorts to world-class hotel chains, quaint B&Bs, historic lodges and lavish vacation rentals. Finding a conveniently located hotel will elevate your adventure by offering backyard access to the lakes, Virgin River and national park trails.
Our roundup of the top 10 cool and unusual hotels will help you find the best lodging in Springdale, Utah (in no particular order)…
1. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Springdale Zion National Park – an award-winning, elegant and lavish hotel in a great location for exploring
An award-winning establishment that stands out with its unparalleled standards of comfort and hospitality, SpringHill Suites is a celebrated project by the world-renowned Marriott brand.
Situated 1 mile away from the southern entrance to Zion National Park, this location is fabulous for making short day trips to Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon and the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
Guests enjoy the comfort of well-furnished and spacious suites featuring spa-like bathrooms, innumerable appliances, and pullout trundle sofa beds.
The onsite hot tub and outdoor pool offer enthralling views of the canyons, and there are multiple fireplaces to feast one’s eyes on Utah’s clear and starry skies.
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2. Cliffrose Springdale, Curio Collection By Hilton – a unique, modern and trendy hotel in a location perfect for Millennials and Gen Zs
An impressive venue from the world-famous Curio Collection by Hilton, Cliffrose Springdale is a historic hotel perched beautifully on the top of the Virgin River. This riverside hotel is surrounded by Springdale’s popular dining spots, bars, retail outlets and local attractions.
Designed like an oasis of peace, this classic lodge offers lavish amenities like two heated outdoor pools, hot tubs, a fitness center, a full-service bar, and a decorated patio to enjoy the hotel’s desert gardens. The onsite Five Petals Spa delights adventurers with luxurious massages and soothing treatments to recuperate after a day of canyoneering and hiking.
Cliffrose is also home to Springdale’s famous Anthera restaurant, open for all-day dining with locally-sourced produce.
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3. Cable Mountain Lodge – a family-friendly, upscale and rustic hotel in close proximity to local attractions
Home to indulgent luxury, the Cable Mountain Lodge is always packed with adventurers, given its stellar location right next to Zion National Park. A popular choice for canyoneering adventures, family-friendly vacations and romantic getaways, this classic lodge delights its guests with comfortable suites and first-rate amenities.
Vacationers can explore standard and mid-sized suites, romantic guest rooms and spacious suites to accommodate large families with children. The accommodations feature exquisite furniture, premium bedding, ornate fireplaces, and marble-clad bathrooms with jetted soaker tubs. Some luxury suites come with private outdoor decks with stylish furniture to marvel at the sandstone formations and wildlife sightings.
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4. Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort – one of the best adventure resorts providing guests with an upscale, unique and stylish stay
The ultimate base for an unforgettable adventure, Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort curates a one-of-a-kind outdoor living experience with a wide selection of lodgings and multiple guided adventures.
Travelers can explore fully furnished vacation homes, cabin suites, deluxe glamping, Conestoga Wagons, cowboy cabins, RV camping, and tent camping. Each lodging is uniquely appointed and equipped with luxurious amenities to maximize comfort and convenience.
All accommodations are set up in enthralling locations, allowing guests to immerse themselves in Utah’s rugged landscape and starry nights without cramping their comfort and style. The resort offers multiple guided activities, including zip lining, rock climbing, canyoneering, horseback riding and hiking.
- To book, check prices or availability for Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
5. Flanigan’s Inn – a modern, classic boutique resort within walking distance of the Zion National Park entrance
Nestled 5 minutes away from the southern entrance of the Zion National Park, Flanigan’s Inn allows travelers to divide their time between the hiking trails and Springdale attractions with seamless ease. This refined boutique hotel attracts travelers all year round with its family-friendly environment, high-end amenities and central location.
The Inn is home to thoughtfully styled rooms, suites and villas, and all accommodations feature flat-screen TVs, in-room appliances, high-speed internet, and fine Frette linens.
The deluxe rooms come with sprawling balconies or terraces to soak up the Utah sunshine and enjoy the views. The luxury apartments are better suited to accommodate large groups and families.
Flanigan’s Inn also houses a delightful all-American bistro, Spotted Dog, famous for its handcrafted sauces and locally sourced ingredients.
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6. Red Rock Cottages – a cool, trendy and vibrant B&B where guests can experience a unique stay
These eight modern-style and spacious cottages have each been individually designed with attention to detail overlooking a beautiful terraced garden, offering you a relaxing, personalised and unique stay.
With a central but quiet location, Red Rock Inn Cottages put you in the heart of Springdale where you can experience the array of shopping and dining options available as well as being only one mile away from the Zion National Park entrance.
A complimentary breakfast is provided every morning at the famous Oscar’s Café, which you can enjoy a 2-minute stroll to whilst soaking up the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
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7. Pioneer Lodge Zion National Park-Springdale – a rustic, historic and bright motel featuring an outdoor pool and hot tub
A historic venue located in Springdale’s action-packed downtown area, the Pioneer Lodge invites travelers with its rustic warmth and ranch-like setting. The Lodge features 40 guest rooms styled in typical western fashion with aged and exotic wooden detailing.
The uniquely designed accommodations satisfy the needs of solo travelers, couples and large groups with varied amenities and facilities. Travelers can opt for the infamous Hot Tub suite or choose between a 1-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartment.
The onsite full-service restaurant provides scrumptious meals throughout the week, and guests can refuel at the Espresso Bar. The venue also offers an outdoor pool and hot tub, and free WiFi is available throughout the premises.
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8. LaFave Luxury Rentals at Zion – a hip, spacious and contemporary accommodation where guests can enjoy Insta-worthy views of red sandstone cliffs
LaFave Luxury Rentals attract adventurers and serenity-seekers wanting autonomy, independence and privacy without giving up on modern amenities and contemporary comforts.
Situated 1 mile from the national park, these rentals offer beautifully furnished bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, functional kitchens, and multiple lounging spaces.
Each rental is uniquely designed and decorated to satisfy discerning vacationers from all walks of life. Guests enjoy the comfort of refined living rooms, dining areas, laundry facilities, game rooms and stainless steel kitchens.
The kitchens are a chef’s dream come true, featuring Bosch appliances, sleek granite countertops and quartzite islands/breakfast bars. The floor plan also includes a private patio to enjoy the fresh air with magnificent views.
- To book, check prices or availability for LaFave Luxury Rentals at Zion
9. Watchman Villas – a new, stylish and contemporary accommodation located in the heart of Springdale
Tucked in the heart of Springdale, Watchman Villas is an exclusive venue and one of the newest additions to the local hospitality scene. This conveniently located establishment is right next to the complimentary Zion Canyon shuttle service and a mile away from the park’s main entrance.
Watchman is home to a lovingly curated selection of 5 luxury villas, the Aspen, the Willow, the Pinyon, the Mapple, and the Juniper. These rentals are 1-2 bedroom apartments featuring furnished living and lounging spaces, state-of-the-art kitchens, dining areas and expansive patios.
The floor plans combine indoor and outdoor spaces with seamless grace, offering an abundance of amenities like hot tubs and seating arrangements to make the most of the stunning scenery.
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10. Zion Villa – a newly renovated, elegant and pet-friendly accommodation well-equipped for a memorable group or family vacation
A charming Mediterranean-style estate situated a stone’s throw away from the Zion National Park, the Zion Villa offers 11 tasteful bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, lounging spaces, and a wealth of recreational amenities.
Travelers can elevate their outdoorsy vacation with world-class luxuries, including a home theater, game room, pool, hot tub, and 2 small lakes for kayaking.
This 3-story mansion is also home to an enchanting European-inspired garden, and guests enjoy exclusive access to the Virgin River. Sprawling over 10 acres of lush greenery, the estate is brimming with secluded spots to plan picnics and stroll around.
The Zion Villa offers backyard access to some of the region’s best tubing and kayaking spots and the starting points of incredible biking and hiking trails leading deep into the sandstone formations.
- To book, check prices or availability for Zion Villa
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