Bryce Canyon is a must on any trip in Southern Utah – see why here. To get the most out of your stay, you want to spend at least 1 night in the area. This will allow you to hike as well as see the best viewpoints at sunrise and sunset.
There are a lot of Bryce Canyon National park lodging options that actually aren’t that good. There are a number of options that aren’t actually that close to the park, but the advertise themselves as being there. While getting to the park requires a bit of a roadtrip on its own, don’t add even more time by having to have a long drive back and forth from the park.
There are a number of good options right at the main entrance to Bryce Canyon whether you want to stay in a hotel, park an RV, or camp. I recommend Ruby’s Inn (book here) and Campground for any of those options. The facilities are nice, and the location can’t be beat.
Where we stayed: Ruby’s Inn Bryce Canyon Hotel
We booked a room at Ruby’s inn for $66 a night. With a rate that cheap we were a little suspect, but honestly I think we got lucky. Even though the property is motel style, the rooms felt so much nicer, and the on property amenities were actually really nice. Check current prices here.
The motel style hotel was perfect for a road trip. We were able to pack and unpack our car each day super easily because we were able to park right in front of our hotel room.
We made use of the pool, fitness center, on site restaurant, as well as the mini general (grocery store). What shocked us about the price of the groceries at the mini store was that they weren’t as astronomically high as little stores like that usually are. I was happy to not spend $5 on 1 banana.
The best part about this property though is that it is a 2 minute drive to the entrance of the park. I love not having to be stuck in the car when starting a days worth of adventures.
Ruby’s Inn RV Parking
For those that travel with an RV there is also a Ruby’s RV park that charges about $55 a night for a spot and hook ups. We had a family member that parked their RV there while we stayed in the hotel, so we got to see what the RV park was like.
The spots are standard and the campground is clean, but the real value is the location right at the heart of the park, and direction next to the shuttle pickup for those wanting to take the shuttle through Bryce Canyon.
Ruby’s Inn Campground
The campground is right with the RV parking, so you get the same benefits of the best location for park access.
Once again, the facilities are clean and only cost about $20 a night.
There are also two campgrounds in Bryce Canyon National Park (North and Sunset). They are each located by the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center. The North Campground fills up on a first come basis, but you can make a reservation at the Sunset Campground.
There are plenty of options for Bryce Canyon National Park Lodging. My biggest recommendation is that you choose somewhere near the entrance of the park so that you have the most time to explore.