We were only here for one night, but had a very good first impression. The hotel doesn’t seem very old, and is easily located right on the main road through town.
The receptionist was most welcoming and friendly, telling us all about the amenities on offer. She even offered to make us our own pot of coffee later on when the free supply in the breakfast room (available throughout the day) was temporarily exhausted.
Our room was a good size, very well maintained and nicely decorated in rustic tones of reds, cream, wood and brass. We had room 204, which was almost directly at the top of the flight of stairs that leads directly from the lobby. This could be a problem for some, since the hotel is on two floors but there is no elevator to take you and your luggage upstairs. You will have to drag it up the stairs if you are not on the ground floor.
The room had two very comfortable double beds, with a cabinet and lights between the two. It included a table and two chairs, a TV unit with drawers, a small fridge and microwave. Smart looking lights were on the wall. A sink unit was outside the bathroom, with plenty of shelf space. The room had a hairdryer, hanger space with eight hangers, and additional pillows.
The bathroom was spotlessly clean with a tiled floor, bath/shower, toilet and even a telephone! There were sufficient towels for two people.
The breakfast was included in the price, and was advertised as a ‘hot’ breakfast. There was a modest selection of cereals, one waffle maker, toaster, bagels, yoghurt, fruit and preserves plus some sausage patties and scrambled egg making the ‘hot’ bit. Coffee and tea were available in big flasks, and there were cartons of juice. The biggest problem of the breakfast is that it is presented in a very small room that really needs more than the six tables in there. People were coming in, looking for free tables and chairs, and having to wait or rearrange furniture to suit their needs. A sign clearly forbade food to be taken out of this room, so they really need to consider having additional tables/chairs in there, or moving to a bigger room, or even better expanding to the patio area just outside.
The concerns about the breakfast room aside, we feel that this is a very nice place to stay, and it offered very good value (although, granted, Torrey was the least expensive town for accommodation we stayed in during our vacation anyway). Recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Red Sands Hotel Capitol Reef your gateway to adventure in one of southern Utah's most beautiful national parks. Red Sands Hotel's clean rooms, new plush beds, flat screen TV's and refreshing pool make it the perfect home base. Start your day with a buffet-style hot breakfast including scrambled eggs or omelets,(selections rotated daily for variety) sausage, waffles, cereals, yogurt, fresh bagels & breads, seasonal fruit, juices and milk. Of course we serve coffee and tea 24/7 at Red Sands Hotel for your convenience. After an exciting day of hiking through red rock, biking on endless trails, and discovering the beauty of Capitol Reef, relax at Red Sands Hotel! ... more less
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- Red Sands Hotel Torrey, Utah