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“Great for a quick stop-over”
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Red Sands Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Torrey
Certificate of Excellence
Redditch, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
“Great for a quick stop-over”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

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.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

I organised 10 rooms here as part of a group tour and was not disappointed with the hotel and it's amenities. The whole group enjoyed their stay and the rooms were very nice. The staff were fantastic to deal with and nothing was a problem.

They served a very nice complimentary breakfast and the only downside was the lack of a restaurant on the premises which meant riding a few miles to a restaurant down the road rather than walking somewhere. This should not be read as a negative by any means but more of a personal observation and I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to anyone passing through as it is great.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

I have stopped in Torrey many years ago and had a pleasant experience. This trip revealed some newer places to stay. This hotel was a steal and had a wonderful breakfast included. A computer in lobby was useful, though there is no printer.

Rooms were clean with good supplies of towels, soap, etc. Only ten miles from Capitol Reef National Park.

Room Tip: It is pretty quiet area so I think any room would do.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Layton, Utah
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

My son and I recently stayed at the Red Sands while visiting family and traveling through the area. We really enjoyed ourselves at the Red Sands.
The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was clean, spacious and quiet. Having a nice pool and patio area was a plus. You can see so many different views from the hotel, red rock vistas and green forested mountains. It was like sitting between two different worlds.
The location is so convenient to Capitol Reef park, Escalante Grand staircase scenic drive, and Bryce Canyon. We will be staying there again, and have recommended it to everyone we talk to about our trip.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

I have had to travel for work 3 times to the Torrey area. All 3 times I have stayed at the Red Sands. They have an amazing staff, very friendly and helpful. The rooms are good sized and always clean. When ever I needed something extra, the staff were quick to cater to my request. I plan on bringing my family down to visit Capital Reef & go fishing on Boulder Mountain. We will definitely be staying here. I recommend it to anyone for a business or family trip !!!

Room Tip: Views on the south side are impressive.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

It was wonderful to find a pet friendly hotel and Red Sands Hotel goes above and beyond. Not only do they keep rooms specifically for pets but they make sure those rooms are just as clean and comfortable as any other room. The room was spacious and the beds were VERY comfortable!! The views were absolutely breathtaking from the room and the lobby was very inviting. The entire property was wonderful for us! The pool was fun for my daughter, and there was a ton of room outside for my dog to run... Even some friendly horses on the back of the property to visit and pet!! The staff was helpful and friendly and the management was more than willing to do whatever they could to make sure all of their guests were equally comfortable!! The Red Sands Hotel catered to my every need and then some! If visiting this beautiful area I would definitely recommend staying at this hotel to make your trip perfect!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

They say they are pet friendly but dont mean it. Only have a few roons that allow pets and they must be attended at all times, if they actually give you room they are allowed in. Cont. Breakfast was standard to poor. Rooms were clean but both mine and my wife's backs were sore all day from the horrible beds and flat pillows. They asked for tips everywhere, left a stamped envelope in the room requesting tips for the cleaning staff, box for tips in the breakfast room, box for tips in the lobby, all that on top of paying the highest price for a room in all of torrey. If we had kept looking we would have found the same rooms at half the price at other hotels

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Red Sands Hotel
Address: 670 East Hwy 24, Torrey, UT 84775
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Region: United States > Utah > Torrey
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Torrey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Sands Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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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