Zion Lodging Inside the Park
The Zion Lodge is the only place within the park borders to spend the night, unless you are camping. Accommodations are basic, as with most national park lodges, but what you are paying for is the location. Both standard motel rooms and cabins are available. The lodge also has a restaurant and snack bar.
Zion Lodging Near the Park
Lodging in Springdale
The closest outside lodging is in the town of Springdale, right outside of the south entrance. Shuttles can be ridden from the town to the Zion Canyon Visitor Center, sometimes right from the hotel parking lot. Of course, there is usually a significant price premium to be paid for this location.
Lodging at Mount Carmel Junction
Mount Carmel Junction is what it sounds like: the intersection of two highways near the small town of Mount Carmel. This intersection is of note due to the Best Western located here. While little else is here, this hotel is convenient for being between Zion and Bryce Canyon.
Distance to East Entrance: 12.4 miles
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Lodging in La Verkin and Hurricane
Lodging is also available in the cities of La Verkin and Hurricane, about a 30 minute drive beyond Springdale. Hurricane is the much larger of the two, with a full range of services. The lowest rates for services, lodging included, are in Hurricane.
Vacation Rentals near Zion
Vacation rentals include a wide variety of lodging types, including cabins, apartments, private homes and more. They can sometimes be more economical for families or larger groups, and tend to offer the comforts of home. They are usually managed by individuals. Take care to confirm the location of the rental before booking, and that it is indeed near Zion.