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About Moab

Utah’s adventure capital, Moab boasts spectacular red rock formations and huge stretches of golden desert sands, seemingly straight from an old-school Western film. The iconic Thelma and Louise was filmed here, as were the classic John Ford Westerns — firing the imaginations of a generation. Moab’s accommodation options cater to a whole host of budgets, and range from traditional downtown inns to striking and secluded ranches out in the rocky desert. Whether you’re dreaming of waking up within sight of the Colorado River, keen to camp out under the stars or to book a whole cottage with family and friends, our selection of the best places to stay in Moab promises adventure-minded travellers a great base to relax in desert bliss.

Outdoor enthusiasts have long flocked to Moab to explore the region’s mountain bike paths and hiking trails, to try whitewater rafting, horse riding, off-road driving or star-gazing with an expert astronomer. With both Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park easily accessible, there’s no shortage of adventures to be had. 

Moab offers in-town entertainment aplenty, too, with cosy cafes, breweries and gourmet restaurants, as well as art galleries and museums. It’s well worth taking the time to stroll through the town’s sunbaked streets to pick up a piece of local artwork or to tuck into fantastic fresh fare after an action-packed day touring the region by air or hardy off-road Jeep. From lovely B&Bs to laid-back lodges, the best places to stay in Moab are infused with a wonderful Western charm and a real pride in this wild desert country which has long lured travellers with its promise of excitement and adventure. This is a popular destination, so book your accommodation well in advance to avoid missing out!

The best places to stay in Moab

For the views

  • Castle Valley Inn is a fantastic family-run escape with eight comfortable rooms and bungalows in a superb Castle Valley setting. Don’t miss the hearty breakfasts, hot tub and lazy hammocks — great for spotting wildlife in the late afternoons. Book a room here for self-catering facilities and dramatic views.
  • Red Cliffs Lodge features large, rustic rooms and cabins right on the Colorado River. Pick this place for superb views and adventure aplenty — including rafting, hiking, horse riding, biking and ATV driving. Tastings at Castle Creek Winery come highly recommended.

For Glamping

  • Under Canvas boasts cosy tented rooms with spectacular desert views, just 7 miles from Moab. Expect big beds, private bathrooms, log fires and stargazing aplenty. Suites are great for families, whilst the camp’s location — between Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park — is well-suited for hiking, cycling and climbing. Ideal for those eager to be surrounded by nature.

For a resort & spa

  • Sorrel River Ranch is a beautiful working ranch with striking desert views. Set on 240 acres, the resort offers wood-furnished rooms, a pool, a rejuvenating spa, tennis courts, horse riding, off-road excursions and fun live music evenings. Spacious suites (including a 4-bedroom ranch house), a petting zoo and games aplenty make this a superb family choice.


  • Sunflower Hill Inn offers 12 cosy rooms with traditional quilted bedspreads on pretty wrought-iron beds in a lovely house in Moab. Highlights include charming hosts and a large pool, perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring. A laid-back, welcoming spot.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner


  • Moab's Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY) is just 10 - 20 minutes by car or shuttle from Moab itself. Alternatively, there are large international airports in Salt Lake City, Utah or Denver, Colorado, and you can travel to Moab by car or bus from there.
  • This is a striking region to explore by road. If you would like to hire a car, we suggest that you contact our online partner Rentalcars.
  • Visit in May - June or September - October for the best climate for exploring Moab. The summer months can feel overly hot for adventure sports, whilst winters in Utah are very cold!



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Best Hotels in Moab

  • Red Moon Lodge Moab 5 rooms from AU$101

    Total relaxation  -  There are purposefully no internet or TV plus there's a yoga room and dedicated 'quiet times' to ensure complete tranquility
    Back to Nature  -  Set in a scenic spot in the spectacular Moab area
    Minimum Stay  -  2 night minimum stay
    Full of character
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    An eco B&B set in a remote location in the Moab area. With just 5 rooms this is an intimate choice. Rooms are spread across the grounds and each has private access. Interiors are simple and rustic chic. Breakfasts are organic, there's a large yoga studio and plenty to explore locally. See More

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  • Hyatt Place Moab Moab 126 rooms from AU$198

    Back to Nature  -  Located beside Arches National Park and offering wonderful desert views, this is an ideal luxry base amidst spectacular nature
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the world-famous Delicate Arch and Tunnel Arch
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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    A smart contemporary hotel built against a rock in the Moab area. Spacious rooms are minimalist and bright with large picture frame windows making the most of the desert views. With a large outdoor pool and on-point service, this is an indulgent base to explore the National Park from. See More

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  • Hoodoo Moab Moab 117 rooms from AU$226

    Back to Nature  -  Located just 10 minutes from Arches National Park and 30 minutes from Canyonlands National Park
    Great walks  -  Explore some of the numerous hiking trails running through the surrounding national parks
    Restaurant  -  Jose Wyatt's Grille is your quintessential steakhouse
    Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to see the world famous Delicate Arch
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets

    A luxury hotel offering spectacular views across the desert towards neighbouring Arches National Park. Enormous rooms are designed with clean lines and soft hues. Centred around a large pool and boasting an excellent steak house restaurant with superb wines. An indulgent base. See More

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  • Under Canvas Moab 40 rooms from AU$277

    Back to Nature  -  Tents allow for guests to truly be within nature and Utah's desert is particularly spectacular!
    Active Holiday  -  From hiking to zip-lining there is plenty to do for the adventurist
    Great walks  -  Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park are nearby and have miles of hiking trails
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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    A luxury camp set in the spectacular Utah countryside near Moab. A variety of tents tend to everyone's needs from romantic spaces for two to family-sized accommodation. The design has been kept clean and simple in order to focus on the spectacular surrounds. An ideal base for nature enthusiasts. See More

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  • Castle Valley Inn Moab 8 rooms from AU$337

    Families  -  With the laid back atmosphere and boundless space this is an ideal property for those travelling with children
    Country Escape  -  Set in a spectacular location in this high desert valley this is the perfect back to nature destination
    Back to Nature  -  Enjoy a stunning off the beaten track location with the ideal conditions for some serious stargazing.
    Great walks  -  With four national parks nearby, each offering endless trails, there is plenty to explore
    Air conditioningGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    Offering eight lodges in a secluded spot, near Moab, this is a property really all about the setting with its 360-degree views of the striking Utah desert. Rustic chic accommodation, reassuringly hearty breakfasts, friendly hosts and easy access to many of the area's National Parks. A winning combo! See More

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  • Red Cliffs Lodge Moab (Utah) 110 rooms from AU$352

    Hills & mountains
    Tennis  -  On sight tennis courts come with balls and rackets.
    Kayaking  -  Summer months are the best for this.
    Hideaway  -  A true Utah hideaway location.
    Air conditioningTennisRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    Hollywood western landscape on the Colorado River with pool and horse corral. Spectacular Creek or river views from each of the large rooms. Kitchens, wood furnishings and private balconies ensure comfort. Enjoy meals at The Cowboy Grill and wine tastings at Castle Creek Winery. Stunning location! See More

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  • Moab Springs Ranch Moab (MOAB) 35 rooms from AU$389

    Active Holiday  -  For hiking or mountain biking with spectacular desert scenes - locations don't get much better than this
    Families  -  The 'townhouses' come in three sizes and are complete with full kitchens - a great choice for families
    Back to Nature  -  Offering easy access to Colorado River, La Sal Mountains, and Arches National Park
    Great walks  -  Find endless wilderness hiking routes to explore
    Air conditioningRestaurantGardenParkingNo pets

    A charming converted ranch offering a collection of spacious bungalows and townhouses designed with a contemporary take on traditional style; some come complete with 3 rooms and kitchens (ideal for families). A comfortable base to enjoy the numerous activities in the nearby national parks. See More

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  • Sunflower Hill Inn Moab 12 rooms from AU$394

    Local exploring  -  A charming lodge offering easy access to both Moab and nearby Arches National Park
    Great walks  -  Arches National Park (and numerous other parks) are less than an hour away and offer miles of scenic hiking trails
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character
    Air conditioningSpaSwimming PoolGardenParkingNo pets

    A charming traditional inn set in the adventure mecca of Moab offering 12 individually styled rooms and a large pool. The decor is cosy and homely with delicate floral motifs, cast iron beds and large windows offering lovely garden views. A welcoming spot to return to after a day's exploring. See More

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  • Sorrel River Ranch Moab (Utah) 55 rooms from AU$952

    Kayaking  -  Float downstream in your own kayak or get involved in the paddle boarding craze.
    Back to Nature  -  Immerse yourself in nature.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    Unbeatable spot in the heart of Utah with pool, spa, working ranch with canyon and river views. Comfortable, wood furnished rooms come with kitchens and dining areas. The River Grill and Bar serves American cuisine. Activities galore by day. Make sure you relax at the spa and pool too. See More

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  • ULUM Moab Moab (Utah) 50 rooms from AU$1161

    Back to Nature  -  Embrace the serenity of Utah's red rocks, where luxury tents and starlit skies offer a tranquil escape into the wild's embrace
    Active Holiday  -  Explore Utah's rugged beauty with exhilarating hikes, mountain biking, & rafting, all set against a dramatic desert backdrop
    Restaurant  -  The restaurant serves delicious dishes that champion South Western cuisine made from the freshest local produce
    Great walks  -  Embark on a tranquil hike to Looking Glass Arch, a breathtaking natural wonder mere steps from your retreat
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    An upscale glamping stay amid Moab's red-rock splendour, blending natural wonders with refined luxury. Safari-inspired tents are adorned with West Elm furnishings and luxury linens. Plus you can expect full-service dining and dipping pools. A perfect fusion of adventure & comfort in Canyonlands. See More

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