I booked this hotel only expecting a no-frills, reasonable place to stay for a couple days while we visited the National Parks. When we arrived, Steve, an affable gent who appears to be the only employee ever on duty, warned me the rooms were a little rough. But he promised that by next year everything will be freshened up.
He was indeed correct. Things are rough inside. Beyond sorely needing a remodel, the rooms are not very clean. So that's minus right there. The demerits don’t end there however. There was no free WIFI despite the sign proudly advertising it. There simply was no signal.
On morning one, We went for the advertised free continental breakfast at about 8 a.m. and there was nothing there. A half hour later, Steve showed up with a half dozen donuts, that were reasonably tasty. However that was literally the only choice. Not exactly a balanced and filling way to start the day.
Steve seemed somewhat surprised we were staying a second night. I got the impression it doesn't happen too often. However, there wasn't another place available for close the price (the one positive I can post). After a long day at the Grand Canyon we returned to find that our beds had not been made, there were no new towels, and the room had obviously not been touched.
For the second night, we shared the motel with several members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Gang. I overheard one of them say the place is a “real biker’s motel” as he sipped his beer in front of his room. A bit of research indicated the Bandidos are considered a criminal gang by the FBI.
I like to give credit where it is due, but unfortunately there just isn't a lot I can give this place. I can't fault Steve, the manager on duty. It appears that the owners have left him to hang in the wind without adequate support to run the motel to a bare minimum of acceptable service.
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- Sun-n-Sands Hotel Kanab
- Sun-n-Sand Motel Kanab, Utah