Fodor's Expert Review San Juan Inn

U.S. 163, Mexican Hat, Utah, 84531, USA

This peaceful spot is a well-known launching point for white-water runners on the San Juan, a river that's famed as the setting of many of Tony Hillerman's Jim Chee mystery novels. The motel's Southwestern-style rustic rooms overlooking the river at Mexican Hat are clean and well maintained. Diners can watch the river flow by at The Juan restaurant, which serves delicious grilled steaks and juicy hamburgers. Fresh trout and inexpensive Navajo dishes add variety to the menu. Call the motel directly for the cheapest rates.

PROS

  • the location overlooking the San Juan River
  • the peaceful setting overlooking the San Juan River
  • only 20 miles from Monument Valley
  • trading post and restaurant on-site

CONS

  • there's not much to do besides watching the river roll by (but that may be just what you're looking for)
  • there's not much to do besides watching the river roll by (but that may be just what you're looking for)
  • aging rooms
  • spotty Wi-Fi
  • there's not much to do besides watch the river roll by (but that may be just what you're looking for)

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Remote
Basic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 435-683–2220

HOTEL DETAILS

40 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals, Closed Jan.–Feb.

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