Fodor's Expert Review Goulding's Lodge

1000 Gouldings Trading Post Rd., Monument Valley, Utah, 84536, USA Fodor's Choice

Nestled beneath a massive red rock monolith, this two-level property affords spectacular views of Monument Valley from each room's private balcony. Before the View Hotel opened nearby with even more impressive views, this was the only lodging in the region offering truly knockout scenery. It has more history than its competitor, but it's not as plush, although rooms do have DVD players, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs; there are also several family suites, each with two bedrooms and full kitchens. The on-site Stagecoach restaurant serves American and Southwestern fare amid Western movie memorabilia. Goulding's also conducts custom guided tours and provides Navajo guides into the backcountry.

PROS

  • incredible views
  • very peaceful
  • indoor pool open all year

CONS

  • remote location
  • not cheap
  • books up weeks in advance in summer

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Quiet
Remote
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 435-727–3231 | 800-874–0902 | 866-313-9769

HOTEL DETAILS

159 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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