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Lake Powell Resort
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 23, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
Wild West Family Vacation
Overall we are enjoying our stay here! The views are amazing! We arrived early (12:30) and even though our room wasn’t ready, the front desk provided a key to the pool. The Escalante pool is the bigger of the two pools and has two hot tubs. The grounds and pool are nice. There are not any “extra” things to do at the resort aside from the pool/walking around. Also, the pictures make it seem like the pools were bigger? However, we all had fun; plenty of kids around as well; my son even made some friends to play with.
People wrote the rooms were outdated; but our room was great. Seemed updated to me!
We ate at the Rainbow Room which had fabulous views with good (but not great) food. Our server was great and the service was timely, but the food probably didn’t match the ambiance or price of the restaurant. (Go for prime rib over he strip if debating on a steak dish!)
If given the choice again, we’d pay the extra money to stay here over Page with the view and overall vibe here! You can always drive to Page for a different restaurant option as well.
marieved2022 from: Montreal, Canada
Published Date: Jun, 12, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
Awesome resort next to all the popular sites to visit
Amazing resort, great staff, confortable room, great restaurant and at around 20 minutes from the horshoebend and the antelope canyon tour pickup location. You can access the navajo boat tour on lake Powell from the hotel and enjoy the pool at the end of you day. Just note that there is no microwave in the room if you plan to save money with easy reaheated meals…
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 4
Published Date: Jun, 10, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 1
Lake Powell is beautiful, however the resort is horribly managed.
In February I booked a King Room Marina View with Lake Powell Resort for 5/29/2022. I also booked a powerboat rental for the following day as well as a site at the Wahweap Campground for the following night. I communicated with staff months ago that my wife and I were traveling there as part of our honeymoon tour around southern Utah exploring parks in a 4-Runner with rooftop tent.
I called around noon at day of check-in to inquire about possible early check-in as we had been camping out for the past couple of days hiking around the parks. They assured me it wasn't an issue. When I arrived at 2:45PM, they stated that the rooms were all dirty and to check back "in a couple hours". They stated that I needed a hotel card to access the main pool and that would have to wait until a room was assigned.
At 4 PM I checked back in and a separate attendant gave me a room card. It was at the far building and the "marina view" is predominantly overlooking the ramp down to the marina. In hindsight I'd pay the extra few dollars for the "lake view". Regardless, I went into the room and it was 2 queens. I drove back to the check-in area and they said "You were supposed to have received an email notifying you that there were unexpected issues with some of the king suites and that I had been reassigned". I had never received an email. I am not one to usually complain, but since I had booked this hotel long ago and explicitly stated that it was my HONEYMOON, this is the one situation in which I was looking forward to the King Bed.
They gave me Josh Butler's phone number. I called and left a VM with my phone number and email. Two weeks later, no reply.
The front desk could also not tell me anything / answer any Q's regarding my Wahweap campground and powerboat reservations. While it was all booked through the same website, they said "it's all separate". They did not assist whatsoever and I wasted time going to the wrong marina the following day. (While it says on confirmation email to go to Wahweap Marina, you are supposed to go to "T-dock"). To top it off, we found an old mask and other trash in our room from prior guests. Poorly managed "resort".
For what it's worth, the food and staff at the Rainbow Room was excellent. However, I am not giving credit to Lake Powell Resort given that they maintain that everything (including the restaurants) are their own separate entities. Terribly inefficient.
Downtown Page, AZ is a 10 minute drive to the marina. Save yourself the $ and book in Page instead. We had the $80 annual pass to entrance to the park back-and-forth was a non-issue.
- Value: 2
- Location: 4
- Service: 1
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: May, 29, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 2
Well let me clarify for the people thinking should I or shouldn’t I. U shouldn’t unless u get a lake view which helps u not be in the room that long. Rooms are old, outdated! U don’t feel clean in the clean. I will say sheets were clean n so were the towels. It’s just an older property. I wouldn’t stay here more than a day but for the price and the kind worker behind the counter I stayed. The lake view is amazing though. Also the main doors don’t need to get a key to get into the buildings; major security issue in my eyes. The room has a key just not the building.
Joe R from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: May, 29, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 3
Could be SO much better.
Really a mixed bag here. The resort is very clean and well maintained, they obviously take pride in the appearance of the property. Rooms were basic but comfortable and again, very clean. All soaps and shampoos are in wall mounted dispensers which is a great idea to reduce waste, but they just barely work. I spent half my shower pumping, pumping and pumping to get a little shampoo, body wash, or lotion. A small inconvenience that does not take away from the overall great condition of the room.
Staff was cold and unfriendly, generally unhelpful. I inquired about a spa which was mentioned on a few websites. Two servers at the restaurant said they didn't know if there was a spa or not. I would have been fine with a "no , there's not a spa" but they didn't even know. I asked the front desk how and when to pick up the boat I reserved the next day. His response was simply "I don't work at the marina". Full stop. Ok then...
The views of Lake Powell cannot be beat but the upcharge for a lake view seems a little excessive, just take a one minute walk and sit at one of the tables overlooking the lake.
Food is a joke. The $18 breakfast buffet was sub-par at best; more like a holiday inn express, which costs a lot less. The main restaurant is way, way overpriced for the average traveller, and the smaller bar and grill offered decent looking food for a more moderate price but we couldn't get a table.
Finally - and this blew me away - why in the world would the resort run sprinklers all day, right next to Lake Powell when it's at record low levels and at risk of not being able to produce power. "Tone deaf" is an understatement.
Unfortunately, the next time we go play on the lake, we'll probably get a more affordable room in Page. This resort has all the pieces for a great resort, they just haven't put them together.