One of the questions we get asked often is where to stay in Utah National Parks. We created this list of lodging options at all 5 Utah National Parks to help you plan your vacation.
We live just hours away from all the National Parks in Utah, which makes it easy to visit the parks often so we can share our recommendations with you.
Use this list of our best places to stay in Utah National Parks to find the right lodging option for you.
Check out our Utah National Park road trip itinerary that includes travel guides, packing checklists, and tips to help you plan your dream vacation!
Since we are able to visit these parks during all seasons and months of the year, we’ve put together a packing list for Utah National Parks. You can get a free printable by clicking the graphic below!
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A Photo Tour of Utah National Parks
Take a visual tour through all five Utah National Parks to see the stunning landscapes you’ll see when you visit!
Where to Stay in Utah National Parks
At each National Park in Utah, you’ll find a variety of lodging and camping options. Use this list of resources to explore the types of accommodations that fit your travel style.
Arches National Park: Places to Stay
There are no hotels in Arches, but there is one campground. There are all types of lodging in and near the town of Moab, just 5 minutes away from the park. You’ll also find hotels, vacation rentals, a hostel, campgrounds and RV parks.
- Where to Stay Near Arches National Park
- Arches National Park Camping
- Hotels near Arches National Park
- Places to Stay Near Arches National Park with Kids
Here are a few of our favorite places to stay near Arches:
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Moab – we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this hotel due to its location close to Arches.
- Purple Sage – our all-time favorite place to stay in Moab – walking distance to shopping, full kitchen, and only 8 units so you don’t feel lost in a large hotel.
- Red Cliffs Lodge – rooms up to 6 people – located 17 miles from Moab, this lodge is known for its beautiful location, winery and activities like horseback riding, fishing and more!
- Vacation Rentals – we really like rentals with a kitchen, washer and dryer and amenities like a swimming pool and hot tub.
Bryce Canyon National Park: Places to Stay
There is one lodge and two campgrounds inside the Bryce Canyon National Park boundaries. You’ll find hotels, vacation rentals, and other camping options in the small towns near the park.
- Bryce Canyon Places to Stay
- Bryce Canyon Hotels
- Bryce Canyon National Park RV Vacation
- Bryce Canyon National Park Camping
- Boondocking Near Bryce Canyon
Here are a few of our lodging recommendations near Bryce Canyon:
Canyonlands National Park: Places to Stay
There are no lodges or hotels in Canyonlands National Park, but there are campgrounds at both Island in the Sky and Needles.
- Where to Stay Near Canyonlands
- Island in the Sky Campgrounds
- Needles Canyonlands Camping
- Hotels Near Canyonlands National Park
Lodging in Moab Near Canyonlands Island in the Sky
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Moab – our friend’s pick for families
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott Moab
- Aarchway Inn
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Moab – we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this hotel due to its location
- VRBO Vacation Rentals near Moab
Lodging Near Canyonlands Needles
You can visit Needles Canyonlands and stay in Moab, and most people do that. The town of Monticello is a bit closer to Needles, but the lodging, food and shopping options aren’t as good. It’s a much smaller town than Moab. We recommend the Spanish Valley area south of Moab if you plan to visit the Needles district.
- Townhomes south of Moab – townhomes in Spanish Valley with kitchen, washer and dryer in the unit and a swimming pool/hot tub (just a 5 minute drive south of Moab).
- Hotels in Monticello
- VRBO Vacation Rentals near Monticello
Capitol Reef National Park: Places to Stay
There is no park lodge at Capitol Reef, but there is one campground. You’ll also find some primitive camping, hotels, and vacations rentals near Capitol Reef National Park.
- Places to Stay at Capitol Reef National Park
- Capitol Reef National Park camping
- Hotels Near Capitol Reef National Park
Here’s a list of places to stay we recommend when visiting Capitol Reef:
- Capitol Reef Resort – this is where we stay! Make it a unique experience and stay in a teepee or covered wagon!
- Austin’s Chuckwagon Motel – basic rooms and cabins with a deli and store right on the property which is so convenient!
- VRBO Vacation Rentals – we like finding a place with a kitchen so we can prepare our own food.
Zion National Park: Places to Stay
There is one lodge and three campgrounds in Zion National Park boundaries. You’ll find a variety of accommodation options near the park like hotels, resorts, vacation rentals, glamping, RV park and campgrounds.
If you’ll be visiting Zion AND Bryce Canyon, here’s a list of places between the two parks to make travel time easier!
- Where to Stay Near Bryce Canyon and Zion
- Hotels near Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park
- Camping Near ZNP and Bryce Canyon
We recommend staying in the town of Springdale if you don’t stay in the park. It’s right outside the entrance to Zion which makes it easy to optimize early and late visits to the park without the drive or need to pay for parking at Zion National Park!
- Holiday Inn Express – our favorite place to stay with an outdoor pool and amenities you’d find in a high end hotel
- Zion Lodge – we haven’t had a chance to stay here yet, but you can’t go wrong staying right IN the park!
- Under Canvas Zion – if you want to experience a less crowded part of Zion, this is the place! It’s in the Kolob section of the park.
- Vacation Rentals in Springdale – you’ll want to stay in Springdale so you’re close to the park entrance and can walk to shopping and restaurants.
You may find hotels in Hurricane with better prices for lodging. But it’s about a 25 minute drive to Zion and you’ll need to worry about the hassle of parking and riding the Zion National Park shuttle to the park entrance. We don’t feel that extra hassle is worth the lower hotel rates.
Utah NP Mighty 5 AUDIO TOUR
“Download the app to your phone – no cell or wifi service needed. Based on your GPS location, the app takes you on a guided tour of the park and points out all the interesting features and stops. It’s like having a park ranger in the car with you.”
Travel Guides for Utah National Parks
Check out our Utah National Park travel guides that detail the best things to see, do and photograph at all 5 parks!
- Arches National Park Travel Guide
- Bryce Canyon Travel Guide
- Canyonlands National Park Guide
- Capitol Reef National Park Guide
- Zion National Park Travel Guide
When Is the Best Time to Visit Utah National Parks?
Deciding the best time to visit Utah National Parks is different for everyone.
There are important things to know about visiting these parks during the different seasons of the year. You’ll need to be aware of the busy seasons at the parks.
Check out these articles to know all about planning a trip during a specific season or month so you know in advance what to expect.
- Utah National Parks in the Spring
- Utah National Parks in the Summer
- Utah National Parks in the Fall
- Utah National Parks in the Winter