Best Places to Stay in Moab, Utah

By Kolben   •   April 1, 2019

Best Places to Stay in Moab, Utah

Planning a trip to Moab, but not sure yet where to stay? Check out our list of the best places to stay, whether you’re looking for a nice hotel room, a place to park your RV, or a truly off-grid experience. Moab has it all!

Escape to a Bed & Breakfast

Cali Cochitta Bed & Breakfast

Relax in one of the first homes ever built in Moab which has been restored and renovated to its original classis style and offers three guest rooms, one suite and two cottages. It’s the perfect place to stay for a weekend getaway for you and your loved one! The unique, well-stocked rooms are all unique and a perfect retreat. You won’t want to leave once you check-in!

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Relax for the Night in the Best Moab Hotels

Moab Rustic Inn

The Moab Rustic Inn has comfortable, pet-friendly rooms, apartments and suites available. Right next to the bike path. ½ block off Main. Their rooms are all newly remodeled – choose from a standard queen to 1 or 2 bedroom apartment style-lodging. All rooms include a kitchenette if you wish to cook your own meals.

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Hotel Moab Downtown

Located right in the center of town, Hotel Moab Downtown offers boutique-style rooms and even offers an outdoor swimming pool in the warmer months. It’s the perfect place to stay to walk to downtown shops and restaurants in the evening after your day-time adventures. Nothing’s better than getting the full downtown experience!

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Moab KOA

This is the closest KOA to Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse Point State Park. Park your RV or camper van for full hookups or stay in one of their cozy cabins with full amenities! You won’t even realize you’re at a KOA with the amazing views from your campsite. Every site has its own picnic table, hookup, and access to cable TV. Walk just a few steps over to the pool and hot tub, play a game of horseshoes, or dog park. It’s easy to forget something when you’re packing for an exciting trip, so rest assured that you can purchase small items at their well-stocked camp store!

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The Portal

The Portal campground offers an array of amenities to RV and tent-camping guests wishing to kick their feet back and relax just inside town. The campground is incredibly dog-friendly with an enclosed run and green areas. They also offer a large lap pool and hot tub for guests wishing to cool off and relax! Their laundry facility, general store, and wifi will keep you stocked and connected on your way to your next adventure. Don’t forget to check out their in-camp nature trail to stretch your legs!

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Primitive Camping

Goose Island Campground

Are you looking for a more remote place to stay that’s still accessible with basic amenities? Look no further than one of the best BLM campgrounds along the Colorado River! Pay at the campground, $20/night cash or check only. Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the river. Get there early in the day as sites fill up fast in the summer months. If you don’t get a spot at Goose Island, keep driving down the river road for more campgrounds (they get more primitive the further you drive). Goose Island is the most easily accessible with an RV.

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Sand Flats Recreation Area

Home to the well-known Slickrock Bike Trail and numerous other incredible trails, Sand Flats Recreation Area offers camping, hiking, bike trails and incredible views! Located just outside of town, it’s the perfect place to retreat for a few hours or spend the night without traveling too far outside of town. Sand Flats also offers miles upon miles of fun off road trails for OHV lovers. Campgrounds sit nestled off and offer first-come first-serve sites for RV and tent-campers, without hookup. Campsites generally fill up on weekends in the Spring and Fall, the busiest season, and reach 75% capacity other nights.

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Off-Grid: For the Adventurous

Gemini Bridges

Buckle up for a fun off road adventure on your way to this off-grid camping location! Gemini Bridges offers primitive camping in a handful of pull offs down a long, 4X4 road just outside of Moab. Camping is free, but users must respect leave no trace ethics and be sure to stay on roadways and trails. Spots fill up fast in the summer, so be sure to get there earlier in the day to snag your spot. Bring plenty of food, water, hiking shoes, and mountain bike – there are endless miles of singletrack and fun side-canyons to hike and explore. You won’t want to leave!

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Nothin’ Better Than Red Rocks…

No matter where you choose to stay, you’re sure to enjoy plenty of beautiful desert vistas and great times with the people you love. To cool off, you can drive the winding, scenic road along the river all the way up to Fisher Towers!

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