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“Simple, Classic Pet-Friendly Base Camp for Area Exploration”

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Robbers Roost Motel
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Green River
Clarkdale, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Simple, Classic Pet-Friendly Base Camp for Area Exploration”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Robbers Roost was the perfect base-camp for us to explore many of the fascinating sites surrounding Green River. We stayed there four nights. Though Green River itself was fairly dilapidated and a bit of a modern day ghost town (with many/most of the local businesses abandoned), it was a fascinating place to walk around taking photos. As the last town providing any services along I-70 for 100 miles, the town is a popular pit-stop for truck drivers and semi trucks may be seen cruising the through town frequently. The location offers easy access to the beautiful Green River for paddlers and there are lots of river adventurers/rafters in town. Plus, within a one-hour radius there are amazing sites such as Moab, the Colorado River, the San Rafael Swell, many pictographs, picturesque canyons with great hiking, and ghost towns. We did awesome day trips every day and came back to the Robbers Roost every night.

This family-owned vintage motel was nothing fancy. Very basic with no frills, but it was cool, clean, comfortable and inexpensive. Plus, they offer pet-friendly accommodations for a very reasonable additional fee (+$6 per night. Not per pet, but total. That is great). The owners were out of town during our visit, but family members had been enlisted to take their place to manage the motel operations. There was a group of young kids/cousins always around during the day, friendly, telling me stories and petting our dogs.

The room was wood-paneled, dark, cool and perfect for summer. The AC worked great. My husband thought the carpet was a little outdated and weird. He questioned walking on it when he came out of the shower, “It’s like, from the ‘70s!”. (My reply: “Yeah? So are your feet!”) Honestly, it looked more like 1980s carpet, sculpted-style, and it was clean except for some dust bunnies under the bed which we vacuumed up ourselves after borrowing their vacuum. Lots of TV channels. Small fridge. The lobby is open minimally and does not appear to provide coffee for the guests. The bathroom was clean, with full bath, and the vanity sink area appeared to have been recently renovated with new lighting and counter top.

My only suggestion would be to add more hooks to the walls, for hats, towels, keys, bags, etc., as there is no closet in the room, and several well-placed hooks would have helped us organize things better than throwing things in drawers.

The motel’s location is at the western edge of the modern town, but just around the corner from the the historic original "main street", Broadway to the east. To the the west there is a series of billboards along open desert, en route to I-70 entrance ramp. Across the street was a historic church. It’s a 4 minute walk to a very nice grocery store, the Melon Vine. Green River is known for its melons. They have a melon festival every September. The nearby restaurant, Ray’s (“the Place for Everyone”) was consistently crowded with many cars and motorcycles parked out front.

A group of artistic young people operate something called the “Epicenter” around the corner on Broadway, promoting art, design, affordable housing and creating new enthusiasm for this old railroad/river town. They create many of the area attraction brochures and marketing materials for the town. I am curious to see where their energy takes Green River.

Some highlights near town: Swasey Beach area along the Green River, the John Wesley Powell River History Museum, Black Dragon Wash (cool shady summer hike along the bottom of a sandstone canyon), the ghost town of Sego, Utah (about 25 miles away, close to the more recent ghost town of Thompson Springs, and the Sego Canyon pictographs.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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RRMotel, Owner at Robbers Roost Motel, responded to this review, 5 July 2014
Thank you for your review of us and our town. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and we appreciate your comments on how to improve our rooms and make future accommodations better for our guests. We look forward to having you stay with us again. :)
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Clean comfortable and great service. A simple bed for the night at a simple price. Great overnight stop on the road in the best tradition of USA highway motels.
Restricted local shops and only one viable restaurant (that we found - or was recommended).

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Traveling across the country with three large dogs, I stopped at the Robbers Roost for a night. It's an aging strip motel that the owners appear to be updating. Our room was very clean and quiet. Nice mattress, good TV. No closet -- just a hook on the wall with a couple of hangers. No deadbolt on the door, which might be an issue for some travelers. The office is closed on Sundays, which is when I was checking in. The manager left a note on the office window with his number and when I called, he came right over. After I checked in, he seemed sincerely interested in my experience, asking me what I thought of the room, etc. He was nice to my dogs, too. :-) The Robbers Roost is definitely not what you'd call luxurious, but if you're looking for an inexpensive place to rest your bones for a night or two, this is a good choice.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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RRMotel, Owner at Robbers Roost Motel, responded to this review, 5 July 2014
Thank you for your kind review!
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

For something a little more authentically western, stay at the Robbers Roost in Green River. It is much better value than anywhere in Moab and you get a really friendly welcome. Our room was clean and well-equipped with everything you could want in a motel room. This is an old style motel, but one with lots of character. Places to eat and buy food are within walking distance and Green River is centrally located for many interesting places to visit.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

The owners are working hard to keep this old motel clean and updated as well as might be expected. We got there and they had just finished painting new parking lot lines, and the lot appeared to be recently re-tarred. The room was just fine, and we made good use of the fridge and microwave, and wifi. This is a fine place to stay for the lesser priced motel range.
I guess 4-stars because it's not in the higher-brow 5-star category.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Excellent value! Don't worry about it seeming too cheap for the area (two double beds for $66 with tax at the beginning of tourist season). For that we got a room that was spotlessly clean, comfortable and recently renovated. It had a microwave, refrigerator, excellent mattress, block-out curtains, cable TV and free WiFi. It had no closet but it did have a few drawers and wall hooks. The motel is u-shaped, and the rooms along the back face the railroad. Our room #17 was in the corner perpendicular to the railroad and blocked from most of the train noise. The motel was full the night we stayed, and people were pretty quiet.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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White Rock, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We traveled from Vancouver BC, through Arches Park UT, Monument Valley AZ, Grand Canyon, Route 66 and Las Vegas. This was out favourite place and best value until we hit Las Vegas. We chose Green River as it is about 30 minutes from Arches Park and about 1/4 the price of Moab UT. It is in the older part of town, but clean, comfy and surprisingly quiet for being on the main road. The room itself was roomy, good sized bathroom, fridge, microwave, comfy bed and flat screen TV. We booked direct and if you do and get voice mail, the friendly owner (?) Christie, will call back shortly. There are newer places across the river, but more expensive and not as old style funky..

Room Tip: We were in the room closest to the highway, but it was surprisingly quiet, so not too worry.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Robbers Roost Motel
Address: 325 E Main St, PO Box 543, Green River, UT 84525
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Region: United States > Utah > Green River
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Green River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come experience the beautiful Southeastern Utah with this scenic Green River based motel. The Robbers Roost Motel offers one and two bed rooms with convenient amenities including wireless internet and television. Stay where excellent dinning and outdoor activities like river rafting, horseback riding and national park tours are always in reach. ... more   less 
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Robbers Roost Motel Green River, Utah

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