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“Pleasant Surprise”
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Golden Hills Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Mount Carmel
Reviewed 24 September 2011

My husband and I were on a cross-country motorcycle tour in May 2010, and decided to see Zion and Bryce Canyon. As it was the end of the day, we looked askance at this motel; it looked a bit seedy from the outside. HOWEVER, the price was right, so we decided to chance it. The room belied the outside by a hundred-fold! Very clean, big, comfortable bed and the nicest staff ever. One of the best places we stayed!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

We had reserved per telephone in the afternoon and room with 2 beds as we were travelling with our 2 daughters. We discovered that we were give a parental suite (without paying anything extra) with a large double sink bath. Everything was pleasant and very clean. We also appreciated that the corridor was also nicely decorated.

Owner was very helpful with our purchasing of stones (good value when compared to what we found later on) in the little shop. We had dinner twice in the restaurant because we just loved it the first time so we came back on our return trip. The whole family was just extremely pleasant and nice.

I read a few of the negative reviews here and I was astonished what some people had to say...: it seems that it is not the same place they are talking about... !

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

Just pass it by. We checked in for 2 nights stayed 1 hour and checked out. I should have known it would be nasty since there are very few reviews. Well, that is because no one stays there. My husband who never has allergies, actually suggested we move on. Something was definitely bothering him. Travel the 17 miles to Kanab or pay the higher prices in Springdale.

Room Tip: Don't stay here
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank dynamite_deb
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Reviewed 8 June 2011

What a horror, this was our last stop from our road trip before heading home. First, no one at the reception (if you can call it that), so we walk to their restaurant, there we found two teen kids running the place and one of then about 16 years old went back and completed the check-in, as soon as we open the door, we almost died. The furniture is from the 60’s, carpet was soooo dirty, pubic hair all over the bathroom floor, tub was disgusting, and holes all over the walls. We went back to the “reception” and waited forever until this old creepy man came to help us, we asked for our money back, which he did refund back to our credit card. This place is not even for the cheapest budget.

Room Tip: Do NOT stay here....
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank ACG55
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

We had to change our plans on the evening we opted to stay here as it was another 3 hours' driving to our booked hotel & I couldn't hack driving another 10 minutes so we saw this place on leaving Zion NP & they had a vacancy.
What a nice surprise this place was.Clean,cosy & nice rooms,quiet even though it's right by the highway,in fact our room faced the lovely river out the back so woke up to the sounds of that river in the morning which was lovely (and a very noisy child in the room next door but you can't win 'em all & hardly the motel's fault!).
They have a nice restaurant/diner on the site so had a hearty breakfast.
Can't say enough about the location,10-15 minutes from Zion NP,not far from Zanab (gateway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon) & a nice 30-40 minute drive from Hwy-12 & Bryce Canyon.
Good value too so would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: Get a river-facing room if you can.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

Ended up at the Golden Hills very late a night coming out of the Grand Canyon - could not find a room any place else in the area - almost drove past it. It is a small unassuming hotel but I was very surprised when I walked into a very neat and clean room with new mattresses, flat screen tv and fully remodeled bathroom with nice quality fixtures, flooring and toiletries. Restaurant next door also serves good food at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank redline12
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

Don't book this motel if you are travelling in winter months! We were in a room where the heat barely put out, and almost froze! Manager refused to allow us to change rooms.
Also, bed was marginal in comfort.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank namvet61
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Address: 125 East State, Mount Carmel, UT 84755
Region: United States > Utah > Mount Carmel
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Mount Carmel
Price Range: $69 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
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