In Bryce Canyon National Park you find the world’s highest density of rock hoodoos. The unique landscape and sometimes even bizarre surroundings are spectacular to take in. But where to stay near Bryce Canyon National Park for the best experience?
The best options for where to stay when visiting Bryce Canyon National Park are inside the park or in the adjacent Bryce Canyon City. If you don’t mind a drive other Bryce Canyon lodging options further away are Kanab and Springdale.
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Where to stay near Bryce Canyon, UT
- Bryce Canyon National Park – Bryce Canyon lodging in the park
- Bryce Canyon City – The adjacent town
- Kanab – Accommodation on a budget
- Springdale – One Bryce and Zion base
- Bryce Canyon hotel search
- Stay near Bryce Canyon FAQ
Bryce National Park, UT – Stay with Bryce on your doorstep
The option that keeps you nearest all the action that Bryce National Park has to offer is to stay within the park itself. And there is only one Bryce Canyon lodging opportunity available within the park, the Lodge at Bryce Canyon.
Staying at the Bryce Canyon lodge inside the park has a great upside. If you stay inside Bryce Canyon National Park you spend your whole Bryce trip exploring the park. Then you don’t need to use your sparse time to get between your Bryce Canyon accommodation and the park.
But with the great Bryce Canyon lodging location comes a premium price. So if you’re after cheaper Bryce Canyon hotels or simply better value you should look into the other options for where to stay near Bryce National Park.
As there only is one lodging option within Bryce National Park it also books up quickly. So make sure that you book as early as you can for your stay in Bryce Canyon NP.
In conclusion, if you base yourself within the park you get all the park action right at your doorstep. However, for a bigger selection of Bryce Canyon hotels and dining options you should look into the other options for where to stay near Bryce Canyon National Park.
- Driving distance: 0 mi
- Driving time: 0 min
- Stay here for: Best possible access to Bryce Canyon NP.
Bryce Canyon City, UT – Bryce Canyon hotels just outside the park
Bryce Canyon City is another great option for where to stay near Bryce Canyon National Park. The town sits adjacent to the park just minutes away from the adventure. From the hotels near Bryce Canyon in Bryce Canyon City you have very good park access.
Just like when you stay inside the park you get a head start compared to other visitors when you stay at a Bryce Canyon hotel in Bryce Canyon City. With very little effort you can get from your Bryce Canyon accommodation to the park very early to catch a sunrise, or late in the night for some top-class stargazing.
Conveniently so Bryce Canyon has a park shuttle that takes visitors from the town of Bryce and the Bryce Canyon hotels to the park during the busier half of the year. So if you don’t visit during low-season you can keep your car parked during your visit when you stay at a hotel in Bryce Canyon city.
All in all, Bryce Canyon City is a great option for where to stay near Bryce Canyon National Park. The town is located so near the national park that staying at a Bryce Canyon City hotel more or less is like staying inside the park itself.
- Driving distance: 2.5 mi / 4 km
- Driving time: ≈ 5 min
- Stay here for: Great access to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Recommended hotels in Bryce Canyon City
Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel – Bryce Canyon lodging just a mile from the park
A great Bryce Canyon National Park hotel just a mile away from the park entrance is Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel. The Bryce accommodation sits extremely convenient for the park and after a long hike it’s nice to take advantage of the hotel’s swimming pool and hot tub.
Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn – More Bryce Canyon accommodation a stone’s throw away
The Best Western PLUS Ruby’s Inn is another great Bryce Canyon hotel that sits just a mile from the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. The Bryce Canyon National Park lodging option also offers convenient amenities including pool and hot tub for the time you’re not spending in the park.
Kanab, UT – A place to stay for Bryce Canyon on a budget
The town of Kanab is located further south in Utah, near the state border to Arizona. The 78 miles (126 km) and 1.5 hours from Kanab to Bryce Canyon makes it a rather long drive between the two. So the location is not as convenient as the previous Bryce Canyon lodging options inside the park and in Bryce Canyon City.
However, you often don’t stay in Kanab only to visit Bryce Canyon. Kanab sits in a beautiful region with beautiful places to visit both in Utah and on the Arizona side.
From Kanab you apart from Bryce Canyon also have Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend within 90 minutes. That makes the town a great base for exploring the region during a trip to Southwest USA.
It’s also ususally possible to find more competitive hotel rates in Kanab compared to if you stay nearer each natural wonder. Because of that Kanab is also a great option for where to stay when visiting Bryce Canyon on a budget.
In short, Kanab is a good option for Bryce Canyon lodging if you only plan to make Bryce as a day trip and want one single base for a bigger trip exploring the region. Or simply if you are on the hunt for cheaper Bryce Canyon hotel rates.
- Driving distance: 78 mi / 126 km
- Driving time: ≈ 1.5 h
- Stay here for: A base for more places to see and budget-friendliness.
Staying in Springdale, UT – The place to stay to combine Bryce and Zion
Last but not least among the options for where to stay when visiting Bryce Canyon National Park is Springdale.
Springdale is a popular option for where to stay for Bryce Canyon National Park even though the city is located 86 miles (138 km) away. Why is that you might wonder? It’s further away than the other options for where to stay when visiting Bryce Canyon.
That is the case as Springdale is located just outside the famous Zion National Park. And to combine Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon in one trip without moving between hotels you pick Springdale as your base.
Springdale is a very neat town where you find a lot of accommodation and dining options. You really get the better of two worlds when you pick Springdale for where to stay near Bryce Canyon and Zion.
To sum up, Springdale is the best option for where to stay if you want one single base for exploring both Zion and Bryce. The town’s location right where the Zion adventure starts as well as the lodging and restaurants Springdale offers makes it a great choice when combining the two.
- Driving distance: 86 mi / 138 km
- Driving time: ≈ 2 h
- Stay here for: Combining Bryce NP and Zion NP.
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Where to stay near Bryce Canyon FAQ
Here you find the answers to some frequently asked questions about where to stay near Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.
To stay within Bryce Canyon National Park or in Bryce Canyon City gives you the ultimate access to exploring the park. Then you effortlessly can go between your Bryce Canyon accommodation and the national park.
Bryce Canyon City is the small town that sits right at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. No other town is as conveniently located for exploring Bryce Canyon.
As the park is rather compact it’s possible to touch the surface and see some of the most famous viewpoints in as little as half a day. But optimally you spend at least a full day or two at Bryce Canyon National Park.