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The View Hotel
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Premium cabin – Great choice
User: Dave_W806 from:
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Jul, 15, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Remains personal favourite hotel in the world. This was our third visit over the years to Monument Valley and our second visit to the View and this time chose the Cabin over View hotel or Gouldings. Having now tried the View and Gouldings, I would definitely say Gouldings is a fair fall back for location, but the View is really special for obvious reasons and worth it. We have now tried the view hotel upper premium star gazing rooms, and Cabin – and if came back would be happy would either but would probably choose cabin but pretty much on par. The cabin wins for quieter more remote feel and better star gazing with less light pollution, and slightly side on to mittens but that didn’t detract. You park 10/15 feet from cabin. The view room wins if you want a bit more room luxury, and a tv before you star gaze but more light pollution from hotel we found. We went for the premium cabin this time, which meant front row and unobstructed view, but all had a decent view with the ones behind higher up so that they looked over the top of premium. Id say pay the extra for front row but its not essential. The bunk beds looked small, but we didn’t use. The amenities were fine and as advertised – clean comfortable room & private bathroom. View of the mittens from lieing in bed, with a fridge, sink, and private porch. The porch areas were pretty private, if you strained you could see other porch areas but they’ve positioned them well at slight angles with side panels and felt private. Good blinds on door and windows meant you could have full view from within room/bed. Hotel amenities including, shop and restaurant were usable – it’s a decent 10 minute walk back or 2 minutes drive.
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Great view!
User: phil-the-badger from: Bristol, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 14, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
This hotel is mainly about where it is and you can't argue with the name. It really is a fantastic view and couldn't be better located. I felt a bit foolish as when I booked the room I booked what was called a "full driver room". I had no idea what this meant but as the hotel website said that every guest room offers a view of the monuments I wasn't bothered. However, as it turns out it was a room for the bus drivers that bring coach loads in! As such it wasn't classed as a guest room and therefore didn't offer a view of the monuments. I feel a bit cheated and that the hotel website wasn't clear about this. We were offered a room upgrade when we check in but it was a ludicrous price so we declined. However, we made the most of it and the room was ok and we went outside at sunset and watched the sun go down over the monuments and we weren't awake for sunrise so we don't feel like we missed out really. We ate in the restaurant at night. It was over-priced very average food. The menu describes itself as "world class". What a complete joke. Not in the world I live in! However, there's nowhere else to eat so you don't have a choice! All things into consideration I would still recommend this hotel purely because of it's location.
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Nice view
User: Bob999 from: San Francisco
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 11, 2019
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
Stayed one night as family of four in two rooms. Connecting rooms were not available. Each room had 2 queens. The rooms were a little dark and had the aroma of Lysol. The rooms overall were clean and the beds comfortable. The views were, of course, spectacular. Customer service was mixed. The front desk was not very friendly. They had a strange system of sending you a text message telling you your room is ready. We had received such a message, but when we approached the front desk, they told us our room was not ready and that we had to wait to receive a second text message. They said the first text "is only a test". Literally three minutes later, we receive the second text and the same person says our room is now ready. Strange. Suggest they send just one text when the room is actually ready to avoid confusion. Dined at in house restaurant. Our server was very pleasant. The food is not fancy, but the servings were very large. No reservations are available, but we had no difficulty getting a table.
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Great Location Inside Monument Valley
User: LauraJMar from: San Jose, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 10, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
We stayed one night here, but we stayed in a Driver's room. Everything else was booked. The driver's room is smaller and has no view, but it's also a great deal. We could go outside on the patio for the views. I personally never need a great view from our room, since, when I'm in the room, I'm asleep or in the shower. This is a great hotel, the only one inside Monument Valley. Very nice restaurant with beautiful views, patio, nice gift shop. In the parking lot are a couple of kiosks where you can book tours. We took a tour that included areas that can't be accessed by private car. Well worth the money. It was great sitting out on the patio talking to other guests and just taking in the breathtaking views.
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The View
User: 463Bob from: Winter Haven, Florida
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Jul, 10, 2019
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
This place is wonderful. WIFI wouldn’t load, though, on an iPhone XR. The food was good. The service was excellent. And the view! Did I mention the view? This was a bucket list item. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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