Zion National Park Lodging: Best Places to Stay In and Near the Park in 2022

Zion National Park lodging is unique in that there is only one lodge and two campgrounds situated inside the national park boundary. As a result, most opt to base themselves in nearby Springdale, taking one of the complimentary shuttles in and out each day. Known as the gateway to Zion, Springdale is charming, scenic and packed full of restaurants, shops and boutique river-front lodges. Located just a mile outside the park’s southern entrance, it’s also wildly convenient.

With a wide variety of lodging options available, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a list of the best places to stay in and near Zion National Park, from boutique hotels to home rentals, glamping and camping. An unmissable stop on any Southwest National Parks road trip, we’re confident you’ll love this outdoor paradise as much as we do.

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ZION HOTELS AND LODGES

Zion National Park Lodge

Rated 8.6 out of 10 on Hotels.com

The only lodge situated within the park borders, Zion Lodge was built in 1925 and retains its historic charm. Guests can opt to stay in a hotel room or a cabin, and the lodge also has two on-site restaurants and a gift shop. Early in the morning, it’s possible to spot deer grazing on the lawn directly from your private porch or balcony. Still, the largest perk of staying at Zion Lodge arguably lies in the fact that guests are privy to unparalleled access to the park’s hiking trails. While most visitors are at the mercy of daily shuttle schedules, early rising lodge guests can expect to have popular trails like Angel’s Landing all to themselves.

Rooms start around $220 per night.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Reservations may be changed or canceled free of charge within 2 days of scheduled arrival date. Pets not allowed.

Cliffrose Springdale by Hilton

Rated 9.3 out of 10 on Booking.com

Located just 8 miles from Zion National Park and 0.5 miles from the Visitor Center, Cliffrose by Hilton is a new property situated along the Virgin River. The perfect option for families with kids, the hotel has two heated outdoor pools and jacuzzis, a beautiful on-site restaurant and bar, and multiple other restaurant and dining options within close walking distance. Certain suite options also come equipped with a kitchenette.

Rooms average $442 per night.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Cancellation policy varies by room type and season. Pets not allowed.

Cable Mountain Lodge

Rated 9.4 out of 10 on Booking.com

A great value option lying adjacent to Zion National Park Visitor Center, this log cabin style lodge features modern rooms, incredible canyon views and a heated outdoor pool and hot tub. Rooms come standard with a microwave and bar fridge, and the lodge offers suites equipped with full kitchens for those wanting to self-cater. Cable Mountain Lodge also has an on-site convenience store and a riverfront picnic area with a private beach. All factors combined, it’s a difficult property to top.

Rooms average $368 per night.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Most reservations can be changed or canceled free of charge within 4 days of scheduled arrival date. Pets not allowed.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Rated 9.2 out of 10 on Booking.com

The perfect pet-friendly option for those still wanting the perks and comforts of a hotel, SpringHill Suites is located just one mile from Zion National Park’s South Entrance. All suites include a bar fridge, microwave and coffee machine, and the lodge also has a pool, hot tub and splash pad. Add in a restaurant with stunning floor-to-ceiling canyon views, a Billiards Lounge and a fitness center, and we think this property makes for an ideal weekend retreat.

Rooms average $359 per night.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Most reservations can be changed or canceled free of charge within 24 hours of scheduled arrival date. Pets allowed on request, but additional charges may be applicable.

Red Rock Inn Cottages

Rated 9.6 out of 10 on Booking.com

One of the top-rated properties in the Zion National Park area, Red Rock Inn Cottages are a fantastic mid-range option. Each cottage comes equipped with a fridge, microwave and coffee machine, and certain units include sitting areas and full kitchens. The property also has a hot tub with remarkable canyon views, and the national park entrance is just a mile away.

Cottages start around $250 per night.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Most reservations can be changed or canceled free of charge within 7 days of scheduled arrival date. Pets not allowed.

Flanigan’s Inn

Rated 9.3 out of 10 on Booking.com

Just 0.5 miles from Zion National Park, Flanigan’s Inn combines comfort and affordability in an incredible location. Units range from standard rooms to private villas, and certain options include terraces or balconies with canyon views. This eco property also features an on-site cafe, day spa and salon, and is just a short walk away from a classic Hilltop Labyrinth. The park entrance is 5 minutes walking distance, or guests can make use of the free shuttle stop located on the property.

Rooms average $339 per night.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Most reservations can be changed or canceled free of charge within 3 days of scheduled arrival date. Pets not allowed.

Best Western Plus Zion Canyon Inn

Rated 9.2 out of 10 on Booking.com

Highly rated by visitors, Best Western Plus Zion Canyon Inn is within walking distance of the national park entrance and offers guests a host of amenities. Featuring a small convenience store, heated pool, hot tub, laundry facilities, a gym, complimentary continental breakfast and free parking, it’s perfect for those in search of guaranteed value. Given that sofa beds and adjoining rooms are also available, it’s also a great option for those traveling with children.

Rooms average $309 per night.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Most reservations can be changed or canceled free of charge within 24 hours of scheduled arrival date. Pets not allowed.

ZION AIRBNBS AND HOUSE RENTALS

Watchman Villas

Rated 9.5 out of 10 on Booking.com

Home to five beautifully appointed villas, this property is part of the newly Constructed Canyonland Village and lies just 1.5 miles from the entrance of Zion National Park. Guests can choose between one and two-bedroom units, and each villa comes equipped with a mountain-view balcony, full kitchen, sitting area and high speed WiFi. As an added bonus, pets are also welcome on request.

Rates average $467 per night per unit.

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Fine Print: 2 night minimum stay. Most reservations can be changed or canceled free of charge within 7 days of scheduled arrival date. Pets allowed at an additional fee.

LaFave Luxury Rentals at Zion

Rated 8.9 out of 10 on Booking.com

Named “Best Luxury Vacation Rental in Zion” by Conde Nast, LaFave Luxury Rentals allows guests to choose between 9 different villas sleeping between 4 and 16 people. Each home includes a living room, full kitchen, outdoor grill and private cliff-view patio or deck. Situated just one mile away from the South Entrance, guests can either walk to Zion or opt to make use of the shuttle stop directly in front of the property.

Rates average $395 per night per unit.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Reservations can be changed or canceled free of charge within 14 days of scheduled arrival date. Pets not allowed.

Nama-Stay Suites Springdale

Rated 4.95 out of 5 on Airbnb

With three brand new units to choose from, each Nama-Stay Suite has high wood ceilings, well thought-out interiors and a king size bed. Sleeping between 2 and 4 guests, units include a kitchenette, patio and designated parking spot, and are within easy walking distance from a host of restaurants and shops. With Zion National Park just 5 minutes away, this is the perfect option for couples wanting to book an adventurous weekend away.

Rates start around $203 per night per unit.

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Fine Print: 2 night minimum stay requirement. 50% refund for cancellations made at least 7 days before check-in. Pets not allowed.

ZION GLAMPING AND TINY HOMES

Under Canvas Zion

Rated 8.9 out of 10 on Booking.com

Open between mid-March and early November each year, Under Canvas Zion ticks all the boxes for a romantic breakaway and was declared a top US resort by Condé Nast Traveler. Located a 30 minute drive from Zion National Park’s South Entrance, each luxury tent comes equipped with king or twin beds, a private bathroom and deck, and a wood burning stove. Certain units also include a night sky viewing window, and the property offers on-site dining and a fire pit for s’mores. Pets are allowed on request.

Rates start average $414 per night.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. 95% refund for cancellations made at least 30 days before check-in. Pets allowed at an additional fee.

Zion Wildflower

Rated 9.3 out of 10 on Booking.com

Luxury tent, covered wagon or bungalow? The choice is your’s since Zion Wildflower offers all three forms of tiny living! Situated just 10 miles away from the national park, this property offers guests feathertop bedding, heating and air conditioning, and communal fire pits and BBQ areas. Glamping tents also include a private deck with rocking chairs, and bungalows come equipped with a microwave and bar fridge.

Luxury tents start around $368 per night.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Most reservations can be changed or canceled free of charge within 3 days of scheduled arrival date. Pets allowed at an additional fee.

Cliffside Tiny Homes Near Zion on airbnb - part of a Where to Stay in Zion National Park Guide

Cliffside Tiny Home

Rated 5 out of 5 on Vrbo

Rustic meets moderns in these tiny cabins that come complete with a fireplace and cliffside views. Each cozy unit can sleep up to 4 (but rather 2 comfortably) and features a kitchen, free WiFi and AC. Situated between Zion and Bryce Canyon, this option is ideal for those wanting to jump between national parks.

Rates average $299 per night.

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ZION NATIONAL PARK CAMPGROUNDS

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Watchman Campground (Tent & RV; Hookups Available)

One of two campgrounds located on the Virgin River near Zion National Park’s South Entrance, Watchman Campground boasts 190 standard campsites, 7 wheelchair-accessible sites and 6 group sites. Electric hook-ups are available for RV’s. Reservations are released on a six-month rolling basis and campers are strongly encouraged to secure their spot on the day that campsites are released. Restrooms and potable water are available, and each site has a fire ring and picnic table.

Reservations: Reservations are strongly recommended year-round. Make a reservation.

Rates: $20 per tent-only site per night; $30 per electric site per night.

South Campground - Zion National Park

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South Campground (Tent & RV; No Hookups)

Situated just a 1/2 mile from the park’s main entrance, South Campground offers 117 campsites, 3 of which are wheelchair-accessible. Group sites are currently closed. While South Campground used to operate on a first-come, first-served basis, it changed to a reservation-only system in 2018. Reservations can be made online up to 14 days in advance and the campground is often full during high season. Restrooms and potable water are available, and each site is equipped with a fire ring and picnic table. The campground is also located within walking distance to both the visitor center and shuttle stop.

Reservations: Reservations are required between mid-March and October. South Campground is closed the remainder of the year. Make a reservation now.

Rates: $20+ per site per night.

Lava Point Campground (Tent & RVs Under 19 Feet)

Located a 1.5 hour drive from Zion’s South Entrance, when open, Lava Point is comprised of 6 first-come, first-served primitive campsites. Pit toilets and garbage facilities are available, but potable water is not. Typically operational between May and September, this is the perfect off-the-grid option for those looking for a more secluded experience.

Reservations: Between May and September, Lava Point is first-come, first-served. The campground is closed throughout the remainder of the year. Learn more here.

Rates: During season, camping is free.

Zion Canyon Campground and RV Park in Springdale - Zion National Park

Zion Canyon Campground (Tent & RV; Hookups Available)

Situated just a 1/2 mile from the park’s South Entrance, Zion Canyon is a pet-friendly private campground in Springdale that sits adjacent to a Quality Inn. All sites include picnic tables, fire rings and access to toilets, showers and laundry facilities. Campers are also welcome to make use of the on-site swimming pool. All RV sites feature full hook-ups and the park is within easy walking distance or guests can opt to take the complimentary shuttle.

Reservations: Reservations are required between March and November. Zion Canyon Campground is closed the remainder of the year. Make a reservation now.

Rates: Sites start at $79 per night.

Zion Crest Campground - Camping near Zion National Park

Zion Crest Campground (Tent & RV; Hookups Available)

Sitting on a plateau outside Zion National Park’s East Entrance, Zion Crest Campground awards campers with stunning panoramic views. Home to 51 standard campsites and 10 group sites, Zion Crest is pet-friendly and offers clean showers, laundry facilities, WiFi and full RV hook-ups. Owned by Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, camping guests are also welcome to make use of the resort’s numerous dining options.

Reservations: Reservations Required; Open Year-Round

Rates: Sites start at $29 per night. Learn more here.

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Smithsonian Butte Camping (Tent & RV; No Hookups)

Just a 30-minute drive from Zion’s South Entrance lies one of the area’s best-kept secrets. Smithsonian Butte Dispersed Campground offers free off-the-grid camping and boondocking on federally-managed BLM land. The area is gorgeous, quiet and serene, but offers zero amenities so it’s important to arrive prepared. All access is via dirt roads that may be rutted following wet weather, and if entering from the north, 4WD may be preferable. As always, be sure to apply Leave No Trace principles.

Reservations: First-Come, First-Served; Open Year-Round

Rates: Camping is free. Learn more here.

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