Must-see hotels in The Southwest

  • Sundance Resort Lodging

    Wasatch Mountains

    Lucky enough to be staying over? Rough-hewn cottage rooms are secluded, tucked among the trees on the grounds – the perfect place to honeymoon or write…

  • Stargazer Inn

    Great Basin National Park

    Owners Jake and Kate left careers in New York to refurbish this 10-room motel and its sister property, Kerouac's Restaurant. The result is a knockout: a…

  • Grand Highland Hotel

    Arizona

    The pedigree of this 12-room hotel in the heart of Whiskey Row stretches back to 1903, although the present, gracefully decorated manifestation emerged…

  • Hotel Chaco

    Albuquerque

    Albuquerque's most historically evocative hotel takes its inspiration from the ancient site of Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico. Rooms blend modern…

  • Stone Canyon Inn

    Southwestern Utah

    In a Wild West setting of scrub hills backed by Technicolor sunsets, this stately stone-and-wood lodging offers adventure out the back door – stroll to…

  • Capitol Reef Resort

    Southwestern Utah

    One of the closest resorts to the Capitol Reef National Park, this large resort-style complex flirts with modern cowboy style. Tipis and Conestoga wagons…

  • Wynn

    Las Vegas

    Wynn set a benchmark for luxury when it opened in 2005 and built upon this when younger sibling Encore burst onto the scene in 2008. Its larger-than-life…

  • HI Phoenix Hostel

    Phoenix

    Fall in love with backpacking again at a small hostel with fun owners who know Phoenix and want to enjoy it with you. The 22-bed hostel is located in a…

  • Signature at MGM Grand

    Las Vegas

    Balconies were traditionally hard to come by on the Strip for the tragic reason that they provided too easy an out for gamblers who'd 'lost everything.'…

  • Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

    Las Vegas

    Located 6 miles east of the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center and a world away from the Strip, this luxe resort features dining, services and entertainment…

  • Peery Hotel

    Salt Lake City

    Egyptian-cotton robes and sheets, carved dark-wood furnishings, individually decorated rooms – prepare to be charmed by the 1910 Peery. Small but…

  • Earthship Rentals

    Taos

    How about an off-grid night in a boutique-chic, solar-powered dwelling? Part Gaudí-esque visions, part space-age fantasy, these futuristic structures are…

  • Lundeen Inn of the Arts

    New Mexico

    Each of the 20 guest rooms in this large and very lovely century-old Mexican Territorial–style inn is unique and decorated in the style of a New Mexico…

  • Red Canyon Campground

    Southwestern Utah

    Surrounded by limestone formations and ponderosa pines, the 37 no-reservation sites here are quite scenic. Quiet-use trails (no ATVs) lead off from here,…

  • Red Moon Lodge

    Moab

    Tucked alongside a creek bed with tall cottonwoods, this house is Moab's most sustainable stay, with organic breakfasts, solar power and sustainable…

  • Bryce Country Cabins

    Southwestern Utah

    Friendly and family-run, these well-designed pine cabins are centered around an outdoor firepit, perfect for stargazing around a bonfire. The only…

  • Homestead Resort

    Wasatch Mountains

    Most family resorts of this caliber faded into obscurity a generation ago. A collection of homey buildings and cottages gathers around the resort's…

  • Historic Coronado Motor Hotel

    Arizona

    The template for motels to come (it was one of Best Western's first properties), the Coronado is a must for motel-history buffs. Featuring red-tile roofs,…

  • View Campground

    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

    This simple campground is located about a quarter-mile southwest of the View Hotel, and enjoys similar stunning perspectives. There's nothing to compare…

  • Pack Creek Ranch

    Moab

    This hidden Shangri-la’s log cabins are tucked beneath mature cottonwoods and willow trees in the La Sal Mountains, 2000ft above Moab. Most feature…

  • Flats Luxury Suites

    Utah

    Smack in the center of town, these three snazzy apartments provide plenty of comfort with their adjustable beds and cushy vintage furnishings. The 1050 sq…

  • Delano

    Las Vegas

    One of Mandalay Bay's two hotels-within-a-hotel, Delano is its boutique offering. Its light-filled guest rooms have fresh, clean lines, softened by downy…

  • Montage

    Park City

    Among the top area resorts, Montage wows with personalized service and extras like a kids' activity center, bowling and a gorgeous spa with trainers and…

  • Zion Mountain Ranch

    Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks

    Six different cabin types and a variety of larger lodges are available at this luxury ranch. Buffalo roam, though it is a bit closer to the highway than…

  • Castle Valley Inn

    Moab

    For tranquility, it’s hard to beat this top option off La Sal Mountain Loop Rd, 16 miles north of Moab. With cozy quilts and handmade aspen furniture,…

  • 3 Dogs and a Moose

    Moab

    Lovely and low-key, these four downtown cottages make an ideal base camp for groups and families who want a little socializing in situ. The style is…

  • Ghost City B&B

    Arizona

    This 1885 timber boarding house, badly damaged after an illicit still on the 2nd floor exploded in the 1930s, is now a quirky and delightful B&B. Each…

  • Hotel Vendome

    Arizona

    This dapper inn, dating from 1917, blends up-to-date style with period touches such as claw-foot tubs. The small Fremont Bar, beside the lobby, is a fun…

  • Orchard Canyon on Oak Creek

    Arizona

    Set back from Oak Creek on 10 secluded and verdant acres with broad lawns, woods and an apple orchard, this friendly lodge has deliciously cozy Western…

  • Fruita Campground

    Southwestern Utah

    This terrific 71-site campground sits under mature cottonwood trees alongside the Fremont River, surrounded by orchards. Book well in advance in order to…

  • Baker Creek Campground

    Great Basin National Park

    If unfurling your tent next to a rushing alpine stream under a canopy of aspens in the middle of a national park sounds like luxury to you, look no…

  • Park MGM

    Las Vegas

    Gallery-style groups of photographs and dark-wood panels line the walls of the rooms in this chic hotel, one of the newest on the Strip. It's surfing the…

  • Under Canvas Grand Canyon

    Grand Canyon Region

    Opened in 2018, Under Canvas camp is a great choice for camping in style. You'll have all the creature comforts you could want (showers, healthy meals,…

  • Venetian

    Las Vegas

    Vegas' own 'Most Serene Republic,' the Venetian's hotel features huge suites with sunken living rooms and countless luxuries from deep soaking tubs to…

  • Gonzo Inn

    Moab

    Less an inn than a chain-style motel spruced up with cheerful colors and wood accents, the Gonzo Inn is friendly, and the location off the main drag is…

  • Junipine Resort

    Arizona

    This resort has lovely one- and two-bedroom 'creekhouses.' All have kitchens, living/dining rooms, wood-burning fireplaces and decks. Some have lofts, and…

  • Lees Ferry Campground

    Grand Canyon Region

    On a small hill, Lees Ferry Campground has 54 river-view sites along with drinking water and toilets, but no hookups. With views of towering red rocks and…

  • Park City Hostel

    Park City

    A welcome addition to a city seriously lacking in budget accommodations. Guests hang in a paneled lounge area downstairs and gather on the rooftop for…

  • Escalante Yurts

    Southwestern Utah

    Sitting on a tranquil 20-acre property north of town, these upscale yurts provide surprising comfort and so much open space that you'll never want to stay…

  • Big Yellow Inn

    Southwestern Utah

    This purpose-built Georgian Revival inn has room to roam, with a dining room, library, den and many porches. Upstairs rooms are elegantly ornate with…