Where to Stay Near Arches National Park

There are lodging facilities near Arches National Park.

Aarchway Inn

Aarchway InnThis two-story property, just 2 miles from the entrance to Arches National Park, has large rooms with great views, decorated in Southwestern style. Most rooms contain two queen-size beds; eight family units also have a queen hide-a-bed. All units have refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffeemakers, and dataports. There are a variety of suites, including a honeymoon suite. All suites have whirlpool tubs. Facilities include a large outdoor heated pool, courtyard with barbecue grills, indoor hot tub, exercise room, bike storage, coin-operated laundry, conference rooms, and gift shop. There are also two apartments (call for rates), with full kitchens and 46-inch TVs. The entire establishment is nonsmoking.

Big Horn Lodge

Spacious rooms with log furniture and knotty pine walls give the Big Horn a lodge-like atmosphere. All of the well-maintained units have two queen-size beds, refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, high-speed dataports, hair dryers, and bathrooms with tub/shower combos. Bikes are permitted in the rooms. The property has an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub, and a coin-op laundry, and is located within easy walking distance of most downtown restaurants and attractions.

Bowen Motel

This older family-owned and -operated motel offers fairly large, comfortable, basic rooms with attractive wallpaper, a king or one or two queen-size beds, and tub/shower combos. Some units have a refrigerator and microwave; two family rooms sleep up to six each. The original 1940s structure gained an addition in 1978; a major renovation took place in 1993–94. Facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool. Several restaurants are within easy walking distance.

Cali Cochitta Bed & Breakfast

Cali Cochitta Bed & BreakfastFor a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of Moab, head to the Cali Cochitta (Aztec for “House of Dreams”), a handsomely restored late-1800s Victorian home, with great views of the surrounding mountains and red rock formations. The spacious guest rooms have queen-size beds, handsome wood furnishings (including many antiques), and cotton robes. Our favorite room is the romantic “Cane,” which has a high queen-size mahogany sleigh bed and French glass doors. The cottages, adjacent to the main house, have refrigerators. The B&B has wireless Internet, and all units have TVs with VCRs, hair dryers, and down comforters. Breakfasts include a hot entree (often prepared with herbs from the inn’s garden), plus fresh muffins or other baked goods, fruit, and beverages. Bike storage is available. The entire inn is nonsmoking.

The Lazy Lizard International Hostel

Located on the south side of town behind the A-l self-storage units, this hostel offers exceptionally clean, comfortable lodging at bargain rates for those willing to share. The main house, which is air-conditioned, has basic dorm rooms plus two private units. A separate building contains four additional private rooms, which look much like older motel units. The best facilities are the cabins, constructed of real logs and holding beds for up to six. There’s also a camping area (no hookups). Everyone shares the bathhouses, and there’s a phone in the main house. Guests also have use of a fully equipped kitchen; living room with TV, VCR, and movies; whirlpool; coin-op laundry; gas barbecue grill; and picnic tables. Groups should inquire about the nearby houses, which rent by the night ($120–$220 for 14–30 people).

Red Stone Inn

This centrally located motel is comfortable, quiet, and an especially good choice for mountain bikers. The exterior gives the impression that these are cabins, and the theme continues inside, where colorful posters and maps of area attractions decorate attractive knottypine walls. Rooms are a bit on the small side, although perfectly adequate and spotlessly maintained. All rooms have kitchenettes with microwaves, 10-cup coffeemakers (with coffee supplied), refrigerators, and dataports. Three units accessible for travelers with disabilities have combination tub/showers; the rest have showers only. There’s an indoor hot tub, a 24-hour self-service coin-op laundry, a covered picnic area with tables and gas barbecue grills, and a bike work stand and bike wash station. Bikes are permitted in the rooms. There is no swimming pool on the premises, but guests have access to an outdoor heated pool at the motel across the street.

Sunflower Hill Luxury Inn

Sunflower Hill Luxury Inn

This country-style retreat, 3 blocks off Main Street on a quiet dead-end road, offers elegant rooms and lovely outdoor areas. It’s our choice for a relaxing escape. The rooms are individually decorated—for instance, the Summer House Suite boasts a colorful gardenthemed mural—and have handmade quilts on the beds. Deluxe rooms have jetted tubs and private balconies. The popular French Bedroom includes a hand-carved antique bedroom set from France, a stained-glass window, vaulted ceiling, white lace curtains, and a large whirlpool tub and separate tiled shower.

The substantial breakfast buffet includes homemade breads and fresh-baked pastries, honey-almond granola, fresh fruit, and a hot entree such as a garden vegetable frittata, blueberry pancakes, or asparagus quiche. The grounds are grassy and shady, with fruit trees and flowers in abundance. Guests have the use of an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, swing, picnic table, barbecue, and coin-op laundry. Smoking is not permitted.