If you’re planning a trip to Zion National Park in Utah, you’ll want to find the best place to stay for your travel style and budget. There are no hotels in the park, but you’ll find a variety of hotels near Zion National Park!
Use this Zion National Park travel guide that lists all the hotels in the nearby towns outside the park to find the best one to suit your travel style and budget.
You’ll only find one lodge and three campgrounds inside the park at Zion. But there are many accommodations in the areas near the park entrances: hotels, cabins, glamping, and vacation rentals!
No matter what type of hotel or lodging you’re looking for, you should be able to find exactly what you need in the area near Zion National Park.
Check out these 1, 2, and 3-Day Zion Itineraries to plan your trip depending on the time you have to spend a the park:
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A Photo Tour of Zion National Park
Take a visual tour through Zion National Park to see the stunning landscapes you’ll see when you visit!
Lodging at Zion National Park
There are only a few lodging options inside the Zion National Park boundaries:
There is only one lodge located in the park. It’s three miles north along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. It has motel rooms, cabins, and suites as well as a gift shop and post office. However, rooms do fill up quickly so reservations are highly recommended.
Camping in Zion National Park can be done at these three campgrounds: the Watchman Campground, the South Campground, and the Lava Point Campground.
Watchman Campground: It’s located about a quarter of a mile from the south entrance of Zion. This campsite has 176 regular sites and 8 specialized sites with both tent and electric campsites that are available to guests year round so you can enjoy winter camping in Zion National Park. Reservations are highly recommended since this campground is fully booked throughout the high season.
South Campground: It’s located just a half mile from the south entrance of Zion. It has 117 campsites that can be reserved no more than two weeks before your visit. Flush toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, firepits and a dump station are provided here. Four group sites are available that can accommodate RVs and tents. There are no hook-ups in this campground. Generators can be used during specific hours.
Lava Point Campground: Located in the Kolob Terrace area of Zion 25 miles north of the town of Virgin, Utah. It’s perfect for anyone wanting to get away from the crowds. It’s open May through September with only 6 campsites that all operate on a first come first serve basis, the only amenities here are pit toilets and trash cans since running water is not available.
Hotels Near Zion National Park
Here’s a list of hotels and other types of accommodations near Zion to help you find the best one for your travel style and budget!
Springdale is the closest town right outside the west entrance to Zion. We like to stay here so we can optimize early and late visits to the park without a long drive.
Staying in Springdale hotels also means you aren’t paying for parking at Zion National Park!
You get free parking as a hotel guest, then you can walk to a nearby Zion National Park shuttle stop for a ride into Zion Canyon!
Here are a few hotels near Zion we recommend:
- La Quinta Inn & Suites at Zion Park/Springdale – Our FAVORITE Zion hotel!
- Best Western Plus Zion Canyon Inn & Suites
- Holiday Inn Express Springdale – we also LOVE this hotel!
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott Springdale Zion National Park
- Hampton Inn & Suites Springdale/Zion National Park
- Cable Mountain Lodge
- Bumbleberry Inn
Hotels in Hurricane, Utah – this is a good option as well and you may find better prices for lodging. It’s about a 25 minute drive to Zion from the West. We still highly recommend staying in Springdale!
We created a list of hotels near Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park with options between the two parks.
Unique Places to Stay Near Zion National Park
There are several unique lodging options near Zion in Springdale and the East Entrance: resort, bed and breakfast, bungalow, vacation rentals, and more!
- Flanigan’s Resort & Spa
- Harvest House Bed and Breakfast
- The Bungalows at Zion
- Red Rock Inn Cottages
- Novel House Inn at Zion
- Watchman Villas
- LaFave Luxury Rentals at Zion
- Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Glamping Near Zion National Park
The options for glamping Near Zion National Park include: canvas tents, yurts, tipis, and covered wagons!
- Under Canvas Zion
- Open Sky Zion
- Zion Wildflower Resort
- Zion Ponderosa Ranch
- Zion White Basin Resort
- East Zion Resort
- Basecamp 37°
Cabins Near Zion National Park
You’ll find a variety of cabins Near zion National Park that offer a cozy place to rest your head after a day of exploring this stunning location in Utah.
- Zion Canyon Lodge Cabins
- Zion Ponderosa Ranch Cabins
- Zion Wildflower Resort Luxury Bungalows
- Zion White Basin Resort Cliff Dwellings
- East Zion Resort Treehouse and Tiny House
Packing List for Zion National Park
Use our Zion National Park Packing List to make sure you have the right clothing and gear for visiting any time year! Grab your free printable packing checklist by clicking the image below!