3 Best Hotels in Lake Powell, Moab and Southeastern Utah

Amangiri

$$$$ | 1 Kayenta Rd., Canyon Point, UT, 84741, USA Fodor's Choice
Courtesy of Amanresorts

One of just five U.S. properties operated by the famously luxurious Aman resort company (three are big-city hotels), this ultraplush and ultraexpensive 34-suite compound lies just a few miles north of Lake Powell on a 900-acre plot of rugged high desert, soaring red rock cliffs, and jagged mesas. Each of the artfully designed units has an extensive private terrace and outdoor fireplace; top units have private pools. High ceilings dome each room, which has stone floors, concrete walls, and timber with steel finishes creating a modern-rustic feel. The massive bathrooms, which have deep sunken tubs and tall windows perfect for stargazing, summon any tired traveler to relax. A dramatically situated spa offers treatments in both indoor and outdoor areas. Guests dine on locally sourced American Southwest cuisine in a softly lit dining room, warmed by a crackling fireplace. The eager-to-help staff can tailor guided day hikes or dinners on your private terrace. Rates include meals, group hikes, and wellness classes. For an even more exclusive and secluded experience, Camp Sarika by Amangiri is a short drive away and offers more included experiences for a higher nightly rate. 

Pros

  • Stunning accommodations inside and out
  • Rates include meals, group hikes, and wellness classes
  • World-class restaurant and spa, with meals and wellness classes included

Cons

  • Many times more expensive than most accommodations in the area
  • Extremely remote
  • Though all-inclusive, alcohol drinks and spa treatments are extra
1 Kayenta Rd., Canyon Point, UT, 84741, USA
435-675–3999
hotel Details
34 suites
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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Defiance House Lodge

$$ | UT, USA

At the Bullfrog Marina, this cliff-top lodge has comfortable and clean rooms anyone can appreciate, but the real draw is the view of the lake. Surround yourself with the beauty of nature while in the comfort of the lodge. All rooms have a coffeemaker, mini-refrigerator, and microwave. Hungry? An on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Pros

  • Beautiful lakefront setting
  • Adjacent restaurant
  • Pets allowed for nightly fee

Cons

  • Very remote
  • No general store for miles
  • Aging rooms
UT, USA
435-684–2233
hotel Details
48 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Dreamkatchers Lake Powell Bed and Breakfast

$$ | 1055 S. American Way, Big Water, UT, 84741, USA

This sleek, contemporary Southwestern-style home sits on a bluff just a few miles northwest of Lake Powell and 15 miles from Page. Its grounds offer dramatic views of the lake, mountains, and sweeping high-desert mesas. Rooms are outfitted with unique antiques, including large beds with elegant headboards or posts and top-of-the-line linens. The Asian Room is particularly striking, with handsome maple furniture and delicate paper fans. All rooms have hair dryers, lighted makeup mirrors, alarm clocks with charging ports, and complimentary Wi-Fi. There's a lovely patio, a rooftop hot tub, and a library-den with DVDs, games, and books. Book directly for the lowest price.

Pros

  • Peaceful and secluded location perfect for stargazing
  • Delicious breakfasts
  • Friendly host

Cons

  • Often booked months in advance
  • Few services in the remote surrounding area
  • Pets not allowed
1055 S. American Way, Big Water, UT, 84741, USA
435-675–5828
hotel Details
3 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Nov.–mid-Mar., Free Breakfast

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