Fodor's Expert Review SpringHill Suites by Marriott Springdale Zion National Park
1141 Canyon Springs Dr., Springdale, Utah 84767, USA See on Map
Springdale, Utah is the jumping off point for all Zion National Park-related activities, so choosing a place to stay should be based on your level of comfort need after nature immersion and physical exertion. If you love the great outdoors but need your nature stay with a soft bed and temperature control, SpringHill Suites Springdale Zion National Park offers you the creature comforts of a lovely hotel smack in the middle of rugged landscapes.
The hotel is completely comprised of suites, so each room has a living room with a desk, balcony/porch, and kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee maker off the main bedroom. Wi-Fi is complimentary and flat-screen televisions are mounted on the wall. Closets are walk-in.
Bathrooms are quite spacious. There's a bathtub, a sink, a toilet.
The lobby has cathedral windows which provide an incredible view. A pool room and lounge area are available and the area is very inviting to guests. There is no bar or cafe but there is a small convenience store off the front desk.
A pool, hot tub, and spray pad jet fountain for children are available in the pool area.
Massages are available by appointment.
Cardiovascular equipment and free weights are available.
The hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast but no food service otherwise. Breakfast includes items such as eggs, pastries, waffles, fruit, coffee, and juice.
You can buy single beers at the convenience store by the front desk.
Getting to Zion requires some sort of transport to Springdale, but once there, it is much easier to use the free shuttle, which takes you directly to the park. A separate free park shuttle service drops passengers to 9 popular park destinations. The town is bike-friendly and walkable but transport will be needed to explore the mesas and landscapes beyond the National Park.
MeMe's Cafe (2-minute walk) is great for vegetarian and healthy options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offers local beers to boot. Deep Creek Coffee Company (8-minute walk) is locally owned by local entrepreneur Scott Williams who also owns guide company SAW Zion and Zion Cycles and can often be seen personally attending to your coffee. Locals and tourists mix to talk about weather and trails over nitro brewed cold press. King's Landing is a moderately upscale American fare restaurant with a great wine list and an even better cocktail list, including a twist on a Moscow Mule that contains mezcal.
The Spotted Dog (3-minute drive) is a bistro style restaurant and pub that is unstuffy yet hip. Zion Canyon Brew Pub, Zion's premier microbrewery, offers a variety of beers on a rustic patio overlooking the scenery.
WHY WE LIKE IT
SpringHill Suites has embraced the community with its Art of Local events held on the hotel's grotto. Local artists set up and hock their wares while a local provider passes hors-d'oeuvres and cocktails. The event is open to the community, giving residents an opportunity to mingle with travelers and provide local perspective.