Mark and Kristen Morgan are experts at finding and booking hotels. They have been traveling the world non-stop for over 6 years, staying at more than 500 hotels across 4 continents.
They only write about places they have personally visited themselves, which means every article you read is created directly from first hand experience.
Are you looking for the best hotels in La Verkin Utah? Perfect! We are going to show you the 5 top rated cheap, mid range and luxury hotel options available in the small town of La Verkin near Zion National Park.
Instead of trawling through randomly listed hotel search engine results, use our research and data driven guide to find the best hotels in La Verkin Utah based on location, value, previous guest ratings and our own personal experiences in the town.
Here’s how we will break down the best hotels in La Verkin UT to help you find the perfect place to stay:
- Our experience in La Verkin
- Is La Verkin a good place to stay for Zion?
- La Verkin UT hotels map
- 5 best La Verkin hotels
Let’s find you the perfect La Verkin hotel for your trip to Zion National Park, Utah!
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Our Experience In La Verkin
What do we know about hotels in La Verkin?
Well, we have spent a total of 8 nights at different hotels in and around Zion National Park.
In La Verkin, we stayed at the cheap and cheerful Hotel Zion Inn for one night in October 2019 when we were traveling on a low budget, then we spent a night at La Quinta in December 2021 because La Verkin is closer to the Kolob Canyon region of Zion.
In addition to La Verkin, we have also stayed at hotels in Virgin, Hurricane and of course Springdale. Plus, we spent a night in our tent at Zion Watchman Campground and we also spent a night in Zion Lodge which is the only in-park accommodation for Zion.
So in a nutshell, we’ve completed the hotels near Zion game!
Got your Zion itinerary ready? Here are 5 different ways you can spend one day in Zion National Park to help with planning your itinerary.
Is La Verkin A Good Place To Stay For Zion?
La Verkin is a cheaper alternative to Springdale when you consider where to stay near Zion National Park. You lose the convenience that Springdale offers for accessing the park, but La Verkin has more affordable hotels and it is a more relaxing town.
It will take you around 30 minutes to drive 20 miles from La Verkin to Zion visitor center and the Zion shuttle, which will take you into the main canyon for iconic hikes like Angels Landing and The Narrows.
La Verkin has a handful of excellent restaurants in town including River Rock Roasting Company, Stage Coach Grille and El Rancho.
We think La Verkin works best if you are visiting Zion on a tight budget. However, it also works if you plan to day trip into Zion’s main canyon for one day before spending another day in the Kolob Canyon region of the park, which is closer to La Verkin than Springdale.
Your alternatives to staying in La Verkin are Virgin, Hurricane and Springdale:
- Virgin – Tiny and few amenities but much closer to Zion’s main canyon.
- Hurricane – Larger than La Verkin with more restaurants but 2 miles further from Zion.
- Springdale – The best place to stay for Zion but more expensive.
Booking last minute? Our where to stay near Zion National Park guide also walks you through hotel options in Springdale, Virgin and Hurricane.
What Else Is Nearby?
One of the other major benefits to staying at a hotel in La Verkin Utah instead of Springdale is that you are much closer to several underrated natural landscapes in the region.
Zion is amazing, but it isn’t the only thing to do in southwest Utah!
If you have time to add in either side of visiting Zion or you prefer to explore less crowded places, here are some places you can visit from La Verkin:
What Are The Best Hotels In La Verkin Utah?
The term best can be interpreted in several ways and it has a different meaning for everyone.
Does best simply mean the highest rated? The highest quality? What about price and location?
In this guide we strive for inclusivity when we show you our version of the best hotels. Our list is based on the highest guest ratings and our own experiences but crucially we include every budget category so that every type of traveler can find the best hotel available.
Are you curious about the best hotels in La Verkin UT based purely on ratings?
Here are the top 3 hotels in La Verkin according to thousands of reviews from several popular online sources (with at least 100 authentic guest reviews – correct as of September 2023 but subject to frequent changes):
Ratings are good to use as a guide but they are subjective and will fluctuate over time. Look for hotels with high scores and a high number of ratings. That is the sign of a quality hotel.
One thing to note is that hotels with the best ratings often translate to hotels with the highest nightly cost. And that is why we do not simply list hotels with the highest ratings in our guides.
Are Hotels In La Verkin UT Expensive?
Prices at hotels in La Verkin Utah are extremely affordable and on par with other similar outdoor adventure towns in the area such as Kanab or Page. However, we can tell you from experience that La Verkin hotels are far more affordable than hotels in Springdale during the peak season.
The nightly rates at hotels in La Verkin are typically between $100 – $200 if you visit Zion in peak season. Considering you are so close to one of the best vacation spots in the US, that isn’t a bad deal at all.
However, you will see the most benefit if you visit Zion in winter when hotel prices in La Verkin plummet to anywhere between $50 – $70 per night.
It is important to note that there are very few hotel options in La Verkin when compared to the likes of Springdale which has a far greater selection.
Are you driving a Utah road trip around the Mighty 5 and want to keep costs down? The cheaper hotel rates in La Verkin will suit your budget, especially if you are visiting Zion in peak season.
Want to hike in Zion? Read our guide to the best hikes in Zion National Park on our travel site Where Are Those Morgans next for the top trails.
Hotel Tax In La Verkin
Bear in mind when booking your hotel in La Verkin UT that you will pay 12.32% hotel tax on top of your base rate.
So let’s say the basic nightly room cost at a cheap La Verkin hotel is US $100.00 for one night, your actual total cost will be $112.32.
- When booking your hotel using Booking.com look under the price for includes taxes and fees. This means the price you see is final and will not be subject to further add ons.
- Conversely, if you see text reading something like +$12 for taxes and fees, that means you will pay the hotel room cost + the additional 12.32% tax.
Taxes are just something to be aware of so you avoid any nasty surprises when you come to pay.
La Verkin Utah Hotels Map
Let’s take a quick look at an interactive Google Map showing the locations of our 5 best La Verkin UT hotels featured in this guide.
- Green stars – Cheap hotels in La Verkin
- Red stars – Mid range budget hotels in La Verkin
- Blue stars – Luxury hotels in La Verkin
Click or touch the map to activate.
Zoom in and out, move around the La Verkin area to see exactly where each lodging option is located.
We have also included the driving directions from La Verkin to Zion Canyon visitor center in Springdale. As you can see, the route is into Zion is straightforward but it will take you around 30 minutes.
5 Best Hotels In La Verkin Utah
OK, let’s take a look at each of the best La Verkin hotels.
We have hand picked the top 5 La Verkin hotels by compiling and comparing previous guest ratings, location, value for money and our own experiences in the area.
Featured hotels are listed in order of average nightly cost within three price range categories; cheap, mid range and luxury.
We selected three future dates in different seasons and collated prices in order to list with a degree of accuracy.
You will find 1 x cheap hotel, 3 x mid range budget hotels and 1 x luxury hotel. Each represents a top rated hotel within its price category.
It is important to remember that hotels are priced based on La Verkin only. All of the hotels in this list would be categorized as cheap if they were compared to hotels in Springdale.
Let’s kick things off with the best cheap hotels in La Verkin Utah!
1. Hotel Zion Inn La Verkin
- Booking.com – 6.9 / 10
- Google – 3.3 / 5
- Price: Cheap $
- Amenities: Free WiFi, breakfast included, pet friendly, laundry
- Location: Center of La Verkin
Hotel Zion is the cheapest hotel in La Verkin Utah. In fact, it is one of the cheapest hotels near Zion National Park period and that is why we stayed here in 2019. We normally wouldn’t include a hotel with ratings this low in our guides but it is by far the most affordable hotel in La Verkin and it isn’t all that bad!
Reviewers rate location the highest at Hotel Zion. On the plus side it is pet friendly, it has a basic breakfast included and you can even do laundry. As long as you manage your expectations properly, this hotel could save you a lot of money on a longer road trip around the American southwest.
>> Book Hotel: Hotel Zion Inn La Verkin
2. La Quinta Inn and Suites La Verkin
- Booking.com – 8.3 / 10
- Google – 4.2 / 5
- Price: Mid Range $$
- Amenities: Free WiFi, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, pet friendly, laundry, breakfast included
- Location: North side of La Verkin
La Quinta is one of the most popular places to stay in La Verkin UT. We had a fantastic experience when we booked this hotel in October 2019. It has plenty of amenities, including the outdoor pool and jacuzzi, and it was one of the better La Quinta properties we stayed at in the southwest.
Reviewers rate comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at La Quinta. If you want to stay at an affordable but quality chain hotel near Zion National Park, this modern and familiar hotel with breakfast included might be your best bet.
>> Book Hotel: La Quinta Inn La Verkin
3. Best Western Plus Zion West La Verkin
- Booking.com – 8.0 / 10
- Google – 4.3 / 5
- Price: Mid Range $$
- Amenities: Free WiFi, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, fitness center, laundry, pet friendly, breakfast included
- Location: North side of La Verkin
Best Western Plus is another popular mid range chain hotel in La Verkin UT with solid guest ratings and amenities. We have stayed at Best Westerns all over America and they are usually good value for money. This hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay near Zion.
Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness and location the highest at Best Western Plus. It has slightly lower ratings than La Quinta, but it has similar facilities and it is essentially next door. Personally we think La Quinta edges it unless the Best Western is much cheaper.
>> Book Hotel: Best Western Plus La Verkin
4. Zion’s Camp and Cottages La Verkin
- Booking.com – 9.4 / 10
- Google – 4.7 / 5
- Price: Mid Range $$
- Amenities: Free WiFi, barbecue facilities, kitchenettes
- Location: Center of La Verkin
Zion’s Camp and Cottages is a simple but affordable and effective place to stay in La Verkin UT. Moving away from the typical chain hotel concept entirely, you can stay in a private cabin with a king sized bed and bunk beds, lots of interior living space and plenty of outdoor space at this property.
Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities, value for money and location the highest at Zion’s Camp and Cottages. This place has excellent ratings, a central location and it is perfect for families or larger groups who want to keep costs down near Zion.
>> Book Hotel: Zion’s Camp and Cottages La Verkin
5. The Dwellings La Verkin
- Booking.com – 9.5 / 10
- Google – 4.7 / 5
- Price: Luxury $$$
- Amenities: Free WiFi, terrace, pet friendly
- Location: South side of La Verkin
The Dwellings is the best hotel in La Verkin Utah. This unique condo-style accommodation has exceptional guest ratings, amazing views and luxury furnishings. The best part is that it is affordable! We will definitely be staying here the next time we are in La Verkin.
Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at The Dwellings. It is perfect for couples, families and pet owners visiting Zion. The top rated River Rock Roasting Company is just steps from the hotel, which is perfect for any meal time.
>> Book Hotel: The Dwellings La Verkin
Apartments In La Verkin
Don’t want to stay at any of the La Verkin hotels listed above?
Well, we have two wildcard entries you might be interested in, especially if you are traveling with your family, in a larger group or for longer stays.
They are both apartment stays similar to those you will find on Airbnb where you pay an additional service fee and a cleaning fee on top of the base price.
1. Sunny La Verkin Studio
You get an entire apartment (which is more like a vintage house) with full kitchen, balcony and even a pool table.
So far the apartment doesn’t have many ratings, but the ratings up to now are excellent. Families, groups of friends or multiple couples might prefer to stay in a place like this over a traditional hotel.
The place looks great and is definitely worth checking out!
>> Book Apartment: Sunny La Verkin Studio
2. La Verkin Family Apartment
You get an entire ground floor apartment with full kitchen, 3 bedrooms and outdoor seating.
The living and dining areas here look fantastic and the few reviews so far are near perfect so it is worth taking a closer look at before booking a hotel in La Verkin.
This cozy apartment is perfect for even larger groups or families who need more beds in one place.
>> Book Apartment: La Verkin Family Apartment
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We hope this guide to the best hotels in La Verkin helps you book the perfect hotel for your visit to Zion National Park!
Please let us know if you have any questions about any of the hotels in our list of best places to stay in La Verkin UT by commenting below.
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