[Forgot to enter review here; wrote it last year during the trip.]
We stayed in the North Building. This is a very strange little (or rather too large) place with lots of inconsistencies. They want to be "green," but during bright breakfast hours in a room with large windows they also light a big chandelier (see pic), with about 20 incandescent bulbs. Similar non-CFL bulbs could also still be found inside the room, which doesn't particularly help to keep an agreeable temperature, considering their insulation is basically non-existent and the hotel simply too hot.
The weirdest light-related thing (pic): There was only one way to turn on the light in the bathroom -- a row of bulbs above the mirror (thankfully all bright and cool CFLs) -- meant that at the same time a HEATING (yes: heating!) lamp came on. Since it was already so hot inside the room, we resorted to taking our flashlight into the bathroom. When we called the reception about this, because we thought that it surely must've been a bad wiring job, we were told that it was normal. But then again, even though they are talking about recent renovations, they didn't bother to put in more efficient toilets, and the water pressure of the shower resembled that of the Niagara Falls'.
When we arrived, both the A/C and the fridge had been turned off completely (which doesn't save energy; it's more efficient to keep an even temperature). The need to run the loud A/C almost 24/7 was especially disappointing, considering that there was a huge window -- but couldn't be opened. We had high hopes when we saw the balcony door -- until we opened it and discovered that it didn't lead onto a balcony at all, but onto a kind of elevated walk. There might have been balconies at one point in time, but now each room's door just leads out onto a common area that doesn't even have stairs leading down to the parking lot.
Another energy-wasting and highly annoying thing that kept me up all night until I wedged/tucked the curtain into the door to keep out the light: a flashing billboard with such extremely bright lights (see pic) that it belongs in Time Square, not in sleepy Cedar City!
The midsize fridge was kept inside a cabinet (as ugly as the rest of the furniture, see pic) and was buzzing loudly all the time because it had to work so hard to keep cool.
We wanted to follow the inviting and promising words on their website: "The outdoor pool and spa are both heated by a modern solar-system in our ongoing effort to go Green and take care of our environment" but were told the outdoor pool was closed (no reasons given) and we could use the indoor pool (at an outside temperature of 90°F!).
The mattress was good, as was the quality of the breakfast. Downside on the second day: the "seasonal breakfastroom" in the North Building was closed -- without notice the day before, which could have prepared us for having to face the bright sunlight and the general public of Cedar City. We had to cross the noisy street to get to the South Building, to find the rather hidden breakfastroom, which was more like a battlefield with lots of running, screaming kids and overflowing garbage cans.
All in all, I'd look elsewhere if staying in the area again. There were just too many things that added up to a rather unpleasant stay. Also, I can't imagine being in this hotel during the heat of summer nor cold of winter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Town & Country Inn! Many guests at our Cedar City hotel flock to the area for the famous Utah Shakespeare Festival. However, most guests are in the area to explore the stunning vistas, parks and mountains. Zion National Park is filled with hiking and mountain biking trails, while Bryce Canyon National Park is a favorite for nature photographers. Brian Head Ski Resort(R) is the place to be in the winter, and guests at our Cedar City hotel count on the warm, comfortable rooms we offer after a day on the slopes. Cedar City, Utah is a charming town where recreation, hospitality and great dining are in abundance. Even if you're just passing through, you'll be drawn to the simple appeal of the area. Our great location right on Main Street close to the Cedar City Regional Airport makes it easy to get around the area. Room amenities are top quality and we offer a great price for value. We offer a FREE hot breakfast every morning. The large size of the rooms means there's plenty of space to bring your gear, whether it's your mountain bike or snowboard. Our downtown location is amidst shopping and restaurants, but we offer two restaurants on site for your convenience, too. Hiking and cycling are a way of life in this region, and the outdoor entrance to most rooms greatly reduces hassle with luggage and gear. The friendly staff members of our Cedar City hotel are happy to provide advice on everything, from where to eat to licensing for state park requirements. No matter what brings you to town, you deserve to be comfortable and treated like family. We prioritize hospitality here and are committed to making sure you enjoy your stay. ... more less
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