The saying “it’s all about location” definitely applies to Desert Pearl Inn. Situated in the lovely town of Springdale (Utah), at the southwest entrance of Zion National Park, surrounded by impressive red rock formations and at the banks of the Virgin River the hotel offers 73 rooms and suites. All the rooms include a kitchenette, a large bathroom and sleeper sofa or an extra bed for children. The suites compare to a big apartment with a separate bedroom ensuite, a full kitchen and an annex small bathroom.

The rooms are beautifully decorated and spacious, with the bonus of a big balcony or terrace…. Book the riverside if possible, it is so peaceful to sit outside and just listen to the flowing stream and watch the changing colours of the majestic rocks. If you are travelling with children you might prefer the  pool view to be able to keep an eye on them.

For fun and relaxation you can take a dip in the big swimming pool or  chill in the hot tub, also excellent for sore muscles after a day of outdoor activities. There is a lovely gift shop and coffee bar on site and for restaurants, groceries, shopping etc. downtown Springdale is around the corner at a walking distance. Not in the mood for walking? Hop on the free shuttle bus and you can either go into town or to the National Park.

This hotel is highly recommended, especially because of its appeal and comfort and it differs from regular hotel chains. I was impressed by the charm of Springdale and overwhelmed by the beauty of the Zion Nation Park, it is one of a kind. There are so many things to do and explore, it is great for nature lovers, outdoorsy families or just by chance travellers going through this part of the States. Absolutely worthy of a visit!