Updated: May 21, 2015
Hampton Inn Moab Utah Review:We found ourselves in Moab, Utah in July of 2012 as we were passing through to visit Arches National Park. I had planned the trip almost 6 months in advance and had search the Moab area for a reasonable priced hotel room only to find that during the peak months of summer the hotels in Moab regularly go for $170 to $200/night. Yes, Moab is in the middle of nowhere, but they can charge high prices for hotels since you have to stay somewhere. I figured the Hampton Inn was as good as any other spot and they did have an outdoor pool and free hot breakfast. The Hampton Inn Moab is located near the north end of town - about 3 1/2 miles from the entrance to Arches NP. It's very convenient and allows you easy access to much more than just Arches. Nearby there is also Canyonlands NP and lots of outdoor activities if you can stand the heat. It will often top 100 degrees during the peak summer months so be prepared for hot temperatures. The hotel features 79 guest rooms and suites with a big lobby area where the breakfast is served. They have a coin operated laundry room as well - we used it but found the rates to be at near extortion levels. After driving all day from Mesa Verde in Colorado we were happy to be at the hotel in an air conditioned room.
The kids jumped in the pool for an hour or so - weather was hovering around 98 degrees. We ventured back down the main street to the Moab Brewery for dinner and it was jam packed. The food was decent and the beer tasted great on a hot day. The hotel does offer a convenience store near the check-in area, but don't expect much. We found a good grocery store just down the block and bought supplies for our day at Arches NP. The official website for the hotel is at . http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/utah/hampton-inn-moab-CNYMBHX/index.html. The Hampton Inn is now part of the Hilton brand of hotels, so in my mind that is a good thing. I would rate the hotel right up there with the Courtyard or Fairfield Inn brands from Marriott. Highway 191 runs through town and there are other hotels like Super 8, Days Inn, Best Western, Rodeway Inn, La Quinta, and Comfort Suites to choose from. Reviews from websites like Google Plus are very favorable for the hotel. People like the free breakfast, pool, and clean rooms. I appreciated the friendly staff - helped us with a restaurant selection - and the great location in terms of getting into Arches early in the morning. We knew that the temperatures would be near 100 by noon so getting off to an early start at the park was key to us enjoying it.