At almost $400 per night, I was very underwhelmed with the room and the hotel grounds; obviously, this high of a rate is because of the location and what the market will bear. That said, it was a better than average Fairfield Inn that’s located next to the Colorado River, and close by to one of our nation’s most beautiful national parks. The staff was friendly, the room was clean, and the bed very comfortable for a good night’s rest. Not sure if I will stay here again on my next visit.
The Fairfield is 5 minutes from Arches, and is on the side of town closest to Canyonlands, thus avoiding any traffic. Plenty of free parking. The full breakfast was enough to keep us going a good part of the day. The pool area was nice, including the view of the red cliffs, although we only used it once during our 4 night stay. The hotel is a bit pricey, but felt it worth the tradeoff for the location.
I’ll start by saying I’m a a Marriott brand loyalist. But this stay was so disappointing. The hotel gets away with charging more because of the location, but I’ve paid/redeemed points far less at other stays for a far better experiences. The cleanliness of the hotel at large is not up to par. We arrived to a room that had bobby pins on the bathroom counter and an empty body wash pump. Then the alarm in our room went off at 5am the first night. The beds are so uncomfortable and have what almost feels like a plastic mattress cover. The common area are gross. The hallway carpet looks long overdue for a good vacuum and cleaning. The hotel gym has mats that are not clean, and disintegrating and there was a spider crawling around. There is an outdoor space with a beautiful pool and some hot tubs. The first hot tub we almost went into has a bandaid floating in it. Also, when we checked in, I asked if there were any Covid policies for their gym - we’re mid a cross country trip and most hotels have had some sort of policy. I was told it was masks preferred but not required and no more than ten people at a time. Upon visiting the gym, it’s got a max capacity of 5-6 at very best. Also a lot of guests not abiding by the mask policy in common areas. We booked this stay on points, but looking back, money would have been better spent somewhere else. Very disappointed with this stay.…
We stayed for 2 nights in late March solely for the convenience of the location to visit the Arches National Park, knowing road construction through town leading to the park was going on . The hotel is closest to the park entrance and is right before crossing the bridge into town. We were able to avoid the major part of the construction and had an early start to visit the park. We were at the park entrance at 6:30 am after 10 minutes drive. We paid a premium, nearly 2.5x the cost of a typical Fairfield inn property. Given it was during high season and with the road construction, it was worth the trade off on price. The hotel is a typical Fairfield Inn. We did not even bother to use the outside pool.
I spent 3 nights in a king studio and enjoyed the stay. I arrived about 2 hours early, but Rebecca was able to help me by finding a room in a reasonably short time. Rebecca was very pleasant and professional and happy to please. The motel common areas were very clean, with sanitizing dispensers located throughout, and my room was also clean and contained hand sanitizer wipes and a dispenser. There was limited breakfast options which is to be expected and was communicated by the motel in a pre-check-in email. I also loved that this FI is located only 5 minutes from the entrance to Arches National Park, as opposed to downtown Moab which is a driving mess with the road construction going on. I would stay here again for sure.