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7 Best Hotels In Virgin Utah: Where To Stay In 2023

7 Best Hotels In Virgin Utah: Where To Stay In 2023

Are you looking for the best hotels in Virgin Utah? Perfect! We are going to show you the 7 top rated cheap, mid range and luxury hotel options available around the tiny town of Virgin near the Kolob Terrace region of 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 Virgin 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 Virgin UT to help you find the perfect place to stay:

  • Our experience in Virgin
  • Is Virgin a good place to stay for Zion?
  • Virgin UT hotels map
  • 7 best Virgin Utah hotels

Let’s find you the perfect Virgin hotel for your trip to Zion National Park, Utah!

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Our Experience In Virgin

What do we know about hotels in Virgin?

Well, we have been fortunate enough to visit Zion National Park on two separate occasions to date.

Our first time in Zion was a 3 days and 4 nights trip back in October 2019. And our second visit was for another 3 days and 4 nights in December 2021.

In fact, over the course of 8 nights around Zion National Park, we have stayed at hotels in Springdale, Virgin, La Verkin and Hurricane. Plus, we spent a night in our tent at Zion Watchman Campground and we even spent a night in Zion Lodge.

So in a nutshell, we’ve completed the hotels near Zion game!

In Virgin, we stayed at the popular Fairfield Inn hotel for one night during our visit to Zion in the winter of 2021.

We decided to stay in Virgin because it was the only place we hadn’t stayed around the park, plus it was incredibly convenient for hiking The Subway in Zion.

We ate at Balcony One on the west side of town, which served quality meat dishes at fairly hefty prices. Overall we throughly enjoyed our stay in Virgin.

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.

Photo of a couple standing together at The Subway in Zion National Park
Mark and Kristen at The Subway after hiking Left Fork Trail near Virgin Utah

Is Virgin A Good Place To Stay For Zion?

Springdale is the obvious choice for where to stay in Zion because it has an excellent selection of hotels and restaurants, it is a bustling town and it is on the doorstep for Zion’s main canyon.

However, we think Virgin is the second best place you can stay near Zion National Park. Not just because is the second closest town to Zion’s main canyon, but also because the unique lodging options around Virgin immerse you into the red rock landscape in total isolation.

We have to warn you that most of the hotels in Virgin UT are expensive because they are so unique and they offer you the chance to really experience the amazing natural environment.

You can drive 10 minutes to La Verkin and 15 minutes to Hurricane for a wide range of restaurants if you decide to stay in Virgin for several nights.

The small town of Virgin is just 14 miles from the main visitor center and Zion shuttle which will take you into the canyon. This is where you will find iconic hikes like Angels Landing and The Narrows.

It is important to know that Virgin is a 20 minute drive from Springdale and the entrance to Zion.

Your alternatives to Virgin are Springdale, La Verkin and Hurricane. If you are visiting Zion on a budget, you might want to consider hotels in La Verkin or Hurricane because they are much cheaper.

Booking last minute? Our where to stay near Zion National Park guide also walks you through cheaper hotel options in Virgin, La Verkin and Hurricane.

Hiker in pink fleece and backpack walking under an arching rock formation
Kristen hiking the lower portion of Zion Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion

What Are The Best Hotels In Virgin 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 Virgin UT based purely on ratings?

Here are the top 3 hotels in Virgin 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):


Hotels (Expedia)



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.

Hiker walking down a stone path with overhanging rocks and distant views of a valley and red rock cliffs
Mark walking back down to the canyon floor after summiting Angels Landing for sunrise

Are Hotels In Virgin UT Expensive?

Hotels in Virgin Utah are more expensive on average than any other place you can stay around Zion National Park.

This is because the accommodations are mostly converted campers with hot tubs under the stars or luxury glamping tents. Virgin is the place you should stay for your trip to Zion if you want that truly unique red rock experience under the stars with barely another soul in sight.

The exception is Fairfield Inn, which is where we stayed. This is the only typical chain hotel in Virgin but it does have excellent ratings and it is affordable.

In order to give you accurate information for prices, we always look ahead to see trends throughout the seasons. What we can see is that Virgin UT hotels are priced consistently throughout the seasons. So you won’t benefit from lower prices in the off season as much as you will in Springdale.

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.

Hiker walking through The Subway in Zion with orange light illuminating the tunnel like formation
Kristen walking back out of the unique tunnel-like formation known as The Subway in Zion

Hotel Tax In Virgin

Bear in mind when booking your hotel in Virgin UT that you will pay 13-14% hotel tax on top of your base rate. We have checked all lodging options in this list and the tax % is different each time.

And due to the nature of the accommodation types in Virgin, you might have to pay additional property service fees, resort fees or even a cleaning fee (similar to booking an Airbnb).

  • When booking your hotel using 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 +$26 for taxes and fees, that means you will pay the hotel room cost + the additional taxes and fees.

Taxes are just something to be aware of so you avoid any nasty surprises when you come to pay.

Virgin Utah Hotels Map

Let’s take a quick look at an interactive Google Map showing the locations of our 7 best Virgin UT hotels featured in this guide.

Map key:

  • Green stars – Cheap hotels in Virgin UT
  • Red stars – Mid range budget hotels in Virgin UT
  • Blue stars – Luxury hotels in Virgin UT

Click or touch the map to activate.

Zoom in and out, move around the Virgin area to see exactly where each lodging option is located.

You will notice that all of the more expensive luxury hotels in Virgin Utah are located in isolated areas around Kolob Terrace. This tranquility and solitude is part of the reason they cost more.

Hiker in blue coat at the summit of The Watchman Trail in Zion at dawn with blue sky
Mark at the summit of The Watchman Trail not long after sunset

7 Best Hotels In Virgin Utah

OK, let’s take a look at each of the best Virgin UT hotels.

We have hand picked the top 7 Virgin 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 3 x luxury hotels. Each represents a top rated hotel within its price category.

Let’s kick things off with the best cheap hotels in Virgin Utah!

1. Fairfield Inn And Suites Virgin

Guest ratings:

  • – 9.0 / 10
  • Google – 4.5 / 5
Photo of two swimming pools and a hot tub outdoors surrounded by grass and red rocks
Photo courtesy of Marriott
  • Price: Cheap $
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, terrace, free bikes, laundry, breakfast included
  • Location: Center of Virgin

Fairfield Inn is the cheapest hotel in Virgin Utah. We also think it is one of the best hotels near Zion all things considered. It has excellent guest ratings, way above average amenities, our own positive experience and typically more affordable rates than any similar hotel in Springdale.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness and facilities the highest at Fairfield Inn. This is one of the better traditional hotels in Virgin UT for families and couples because it has breakfast included, a good gym and a great outdoor area around the pools in a peaceful setting.

>> Book Hotel: Fairfield Inn and Suites Virgin

2. Zion Wildflower Virgin

Guest ratings:

  • – 9.2 / 10
  • Google – 4.7 / 5
Wide angle photo of rows of cabins and wagons surrounded by grass and red rock cliffs in Utah
Photo courtesy of Zion Wildflower
  • Price: Mid Range $$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi
  • Location: Center of Virgin

Zion Wildflower is the most popular place to stay in Virgin Utah and it has only been open since 2020. It has the highest amount of positive guest ratings on Booking and Google of any Virgin UT hotel, and we think it would be perfect for families or couples.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at Zion Wildflower. You can stay in a glamping style tent, a covered wagon or a bungalow, all of which look fantastic. This is the cheapest place in Virgin to try out a unique lodging under the dark night sky.

>> Book Hotel: Zion Wildflower Virgin

3. Zion White Bison Glamping Resort Virgin

Guest ratings:

  • – 9.3 / 10
  • Google – 4.8 / 5
Covered wagons with steps leading inside on gravel with blue sky behind
Photo courtesy of Zion White Bison Resort
  • Price: Mid Range $$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, fire pits, barbecue facilities
  • Location: Center of Virgin

White Bison is a top rated glamping style hotel in Virgin UT. You can stay in a covered wagon, a tipi, a cliff dwelling or a cabin. We have to say some of the more expensive rooms with private hot tubs, kitchens and wooden interiors look wonderful.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at White Bison. It has only been open since August 2022 so the accommodations are brand new and modern. There are plans to build a swimming pool on site, which will definitely complete the package.

>> Book Hotel: Zion White Bison Glamping Resort Virgin

4. AutoCamp Zion Virgin

Guest ratings:

  • – 9.0 / 10
  • Google – 4.8 / 5
Photo of a luxury glamping style hotel in Virgin Utah at sunset with red rock cliffs behind
  • Price: Mid Range $$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, bar, breakfast available, outdoor swimming pool, pet friendly
  • Location: Center of Virgin

AutoCamp Zion is a brand new luxury glamping hotel in Virgin Utah. You can stay in an AirStream, a deluxe cabin or for larger groups an AirStream with connected glamping tent. Guest comments are positive about the vibe with games, music, drinks and food available each evening.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness and facilities the highest at AutoCamp Zion. This place has only just opened in 2023 and it has excellent ratings, but we think it will continue to improve as we move into 2024 and beyond. Look out for the additional property service charge.

>> Book Hotel: AutoCamp Zion Virgin

5. Under Canvas Zion Virgin

Guest ratings:

  • – 8.9 / 10
  • Google – 4.7 / 5
Inside a luxury white tent at Under Canvas glamping style Virgin UT hotel with bed, ottoman and chairs leading to deck with a view
Photo courtesy of Under Canvas
  • Price: Luxury $$$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, on site restaurant, breakfast available, yoga sessions,
  • Location: 7 miles north of Virgin

Under Canvas is a luxurious glamping style lodging in Virgin UT. You can stay in a deluxe tent, a stargazer tent or a suite tent. All tents come with private bathroom, wood burning stove and deck. Dinner and breakfast can be bought on site so you can stay out in the wilderness.

Reviewers rate staff, comfort, cleanliness and location the highest at Under Canvas. It is quite a lot more expensive than the other glamping options available nearby, but this is where to stay in Virgin Utah if you want to completely escape into nature after battling crowds around the park.

>> Book Hotel: Under Canvas Zion Virgin

6. Zion’s Tiny Oasis Virgin

Guest ratings:

  • – 8.5 / 10
  • Google – 5 / 5
Fire pits with chairs and a tiny house on a deck with deep blue sky and red rock hills
Photo courtesy of Zion’s Tiny Oasis
  • Price: Luxury $$$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, hot tub, fire pit, washing machine, kitchen
  • Location: 2 miles north of Virgin

Zion’s Tiny Oasis is a unique tiny house resort in Virgin UT. The resort is comprised of just 3 small but luxurious structures complete with hot tubs, kitchens, living spaces and a deck with fire pits. There is nothing else around so you will be completely immersed into the natural landscape.

Reviewers rate comfort, cleanliness, facilities and location the highest at Zion’s Tiny Oasis. The few reviews so far are extremely positive for the most part and the place does look awesome. Just be aware of the added fees for taxes and cleaning which bump up the price quite a bit.

>> Book Hotel: Zion’s Tiny Oasis Virgin

7. Open Sky Zion Virgin (Desert Rose Luxury Camp)

Guest ratings:

  • – New
  • Google – 4.7 / 5
Photo of a luxury glamping yurt lit up at twilight with fairly lights and a rocky path leading to the structure
Photo courtesy of Open Sky
  • Price: Luxury $$$
  • Amenities: Free WiFi, on site restaurant, breakfast included, outdoor fireplace, hot tub
  • Location: 5 miles northeast of Virgin

Open Sky Zion is the most luxurious place to stay in Virgin Utah. You can book Desert Rose Luxury Camp #104 at Open Sky to truly pamper yourself during a visit to Zion National Park. This place looks like a 5 star experience with on site restaurant and upscale furnishings throughout.

Desert Rose Luxury Camp is brand new so there are no scores available for staff, comfort, cleanliness, facilities, value for money or location yet. However, it has near perfect reviews by previous guests on Google. We think this is definitely one to check out as an early bird before the prices increase!

>> Book Hotel: Open Sky Zion Virgin

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We hope this guide to the best hotels in Virgin 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 Virgin UT by commenting below.

Happy Booking,

Mark and Kristen
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