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The oldest national park in Utah, Zion National Park is an outdoor lover’s paradise. It’s a 150,000-acre wonderland of red, orange, and yellow sandstone that’s home to slot canyons, hoodoos and lots of wildlife. If you don’t want to camp, the nearby town of Springdale is the main gateway town to Zion. Here are the best hotels near Zion National Park, all of which make excellent bases for outdoor adventures.

The nearest major airport is Harry Reid International in Las Vegas, about two and a half hours away. Once you arrive, you can easily fill days with hiking, rock-climbing, horseback riding, or just soaking up the scenery.

Zion National Park Lodge (1 Zion Lodge; 435-772-7700) Springdale

As the only non-campground lodging option inside the park, this Southwestern-style lodge offers suites, cabins, and “vintage ‘parkitecture’ at its finest,” writes Condé Nast Traveler. “Think wood beam rafters, gas-powered fireplaces, colorful local fabrics, private porches, and bathtubs for post-hike soaking. Just don’t expect a fast Wi-Fi signal.” One Google reviewer raves that the lodge is “right across the road from the emerald pools trail and the bus stop takes you right to the other places. So peaceful at night and a chance to observe the deer and turkeys.” And another writes, “to get to the trailheads and parking lots before the park opened was priceless.”

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Springdale Zion National Park (1141 Canyon Springs Rd.; 435-619-8220) Springdale

If you’re looking for hotels near Zion National Park, this wallet-friendly option is part of the Marriott family and sits right along the shuttle route. According to Travel+Leisure, it offers “luxury rooms, on-site dining options, and even an outdoor swimming pool that provides unparalleled views” of the red cliffs of Zion Canyon. A Google reviewer likes that it’s also “walking distance to restaurants and shops. After a long day hiking it’s good to come back to a soak in the hot tub, free movies, and a short walk down the hall to a free hot breakfast in the morning.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Cliffrose Springdale, Curio Collection by Hilton (281 Zion Park Blvd.; 435-772-3234) Springdale

Condé Nast Traveler describes this striking-looking branch of the Hilton Curio brand as a “small town hotel with big brand amenities” such as a spa, restaurant, and EV charging, as well as unique wall art and jaw-dropping veranda views.” A Tripadvisor user says “we enjoyed the tranquility here so much that we extended for a few more nights. There is a lot of green, and a small stream at the bottom of the hotel which the children enjoyed playing in. The hotel is a 5- to 10-minute walk from the welcome center, where you can get the free shuttle bus into Zion.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Cable Mountain Lodge (147 Zion Park Blvd.; 435-772-3366) Springdale

A Google reviewer calls this 50-room resort “modern and quiet with all the basics you’d expect.” And, “the location is great. The walk-in entrance to Zion is a 7-minute walk and there is also a gift shop, supermarket, and restaurant about a 5-minute walk away.” Rooms range from studios with kitchenettes to condo-style residences with full kitchens, fireplaces and balconies. “We had a family of four in a Wall Bed Suite,” says a Tripadvisor user. “Our kids loved having both the wall bed and pullout couch. I don’t believe our room was advertised as having a view but we did have a pretty view out the window and saw some deer wander by on the hill. Not needing to take a shuttle to start/end your day cannot be beat.”

Best Western Plus Zion Canyon Inn & Suites (668 Zion Park Blvd.; 435-429-7650) Springdale

“The view is breathtaking” from this branch of the Best Western, writes a Google reviewer. “It’s within a short walking distance to Zion National Park, and if you don’t want to walk, it’s a very short drive, and there’s a shuttle stop at the front of the hotel.” The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, fitness center, and a free breakfast. “Not only was this hotel close to the park entrance, it was close to a great local brewery and an excellent coffee shop, Deep Creek Coffee Company,” adds a Tripadvisor user. “Would stay here again in a heartbeat.”   >> Book this hotel for less