I had very high expectations about this resort, having read the reviews of others. The resort from the outside is quite disappointing, given that it has a very motel-like appearance. It didn't help that it was over 100 degrees when we arrived, with the rooms all looking out on a very dusty parking lot. The rooms, however, were very nice--quite roomy, and nicely decorated. We stayed there four nights, and enjoyed the large room, which was complete with a refrigerator and small kitchen area.
Downsides of the resort (in addition to an unappealing exterior) were somewhat spotty housekeeping (they never replaced any of the toiletries in the four days we were there, nor did they always take out all of the trash cans), plus its distance from town. I had thought given the way the place is advertised that it was truly an adventure center and that we could do lots there. However, they merely are a booking agent for other companies, most of whose tours start in town. Town is a relatively far drive if you need to go in frequently (which we did). It takes about 30 minutes to get there on a rather windy road. We went in to both book various activities as well as to eat at more interesting restaurants. I would recommend shopping around for tour companies, both for price as well as attentiveness. My impression of the Red Cliffs Lodge is that any tour that you would book with them would involve many others. We booked canyoneering, ATV and hummer tours directly with the folks that lead them, and got individualized attention (we were the only ones on the tours). This made for more enjoyable tours for us, given that we had the full attention of our guides. If you are adventuresome, I'd recommend all of these unique tours.
Finally, although we had a creek view, I think I would have preferred a river view. You actually can't even see the creek given the bushes, so I'm assuming the scenery would have been more spectacular on the other side of the motel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Red Cliffs Lodge is Moab's National Park experience. Located on the banks of the mighty Colorado River surrounded by 2000 foot cliffs on 220 acres. Lodging includes suites and cabins all with private water views. Rustic elegance and rated #1 place to stay in Moab by Trip Advisor 7 + years running. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Cliffs Hotel Moab
- Red Cliffs Moab
- Red Cliffs Lodge Moab, Utah