Are Springdale Vacation Rentals Better Than Hotels?

Nov 15, 2022 | Blog | 0 comments


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Planning a visit to Southern Utah? You have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a place to stay. Springdale, Utah, the Gateway to Zion National Park, is home to dozens of hotels, motels, resorts, vacation rentals, and more. They range from chain motels to luxurious resorts, and everything in between. There are a few factors you should consider when comparing Springdale vacation rentals with hotels or resorts.

How long do you plan to stay? Are you visiting during the busy season, or perhaps during Zion’s secret season? Is your travel group you and your spouse, your larger family, or a group of friends? And how do you plan to spend your time during your stay?

No matter your answers to these questions, Springdale vacation rentals offer a few clear benefits. From a larger size to bonus amenities you won’t find in a hotel, opting for Springdale villas like Watchman Villas can save you time and hassle, and even enhance your visit to Zion. Ready to learn more about why vacation rentals beat a hotel every time? Keep reading to find out!

Space for Groups of All Shapes and Sizes

The biggest problem with staying in a hotel when you’re traveling with more than two people is that everyone has to stay in separate rooms, or else squeeze into several rooms with little space for privacy. This can make what was supposed to be a great chance to bond and enjoy time together difficult. After a long day of hiking, everyone is likely to want to relax in comfortable clothing and in a spot where they can stretch out, making a hotel lobby less than ideal. You’ll be stuck either hanging out in one person’s room or going your separate ways.

When you stay in our Springdale villas, you can choose a size that fits your whole group. Each individual or couple can have their own separate bedroom to retreat to, with shared living spaces that you can all enjoy together.

A Full Kitchen for Breakfasts, Snacks, and Dinners In

Springdale is home to plenty of restaurants where you can grab a quick bite to eat or enjoy a nice sit-down meal. But there are also plenty of reasons to want your own kitchen space during your vacation.

Maybe you have picky eaters or individuals with food allergies in your group. Agreeing on a restaurant or dining safely can be a challenge. If you take a day trip or stay in Zion too late, you might not get back until long after many of the local restaurants are closed. This is especially true if you visit during the off-season when restaurants and stores in Springdale typically close earlier than they do during the summer months. If you have a large group or family with you, dining out for three meals a day is not only expensive but also time-consuming, cutting into your valuable vacation time.

Every Watchman Villa vacation rental comes with a fully-equipped kitchen. You can whip up a quick breakfast, a cheap lunch, a fun family meal, or some late-night snacks to enjoy any day of your vacation. There are also large dining tables in each unit so that your family can enjoy your meal together. Some of our units, like The Aspen, even feature an outdoor dining space. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal while taking in incredible views of Zion’s peaks in the distance.

More Comfortable for Long-term Stays

Planning a multi-week or even a month-long vacation is an excellent way to explore all that Southern Utah has to offer. If you work remotely, you might even have the option of getting away and working from a vacation destination. Spend your mornings getting work done, and your afternoons or evenings exploring!

Unfortunately, staying in a hotel for an extended length of time is less than ideal. You have limited closet space, no kitchen, and often no room to relax beside your bed and maybe a couch or chair. Workspaces are often limited and uncomfortable as well.

If you’re planning a long-term trip to Zion, Springdale vacation rentals are a must. Not only will it give you the space you need, but also the comforts of home that you’ll crave after just a few days’ time.

Outdoor Living Spaces

While not necessarily a necessity, an outdoor living space is just one more perk of choosing a vacation rental. After all, you’re in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, so you’re going to want to spend as much time outdoors enjoying the view as possible!

Choosing a unit with an outdoor living space means room to relax after a long day and the perfect spot to spend time with friends and family. You can even plan a grill out or host your very own evening of stargazing. While The Aspen unit at Watchman Villas offers the largest outdoor space, you’ll also enjoy some room to relax outside in other units, like The Juniper.

Added Privacy

Having your bed made each day and fresh towels replenished is a great perk of staying in a hotel. But when you want to spend time in your room or sleep in, or if you’re just craving a little privacy, constant knocks on the door from housekeeping can be a drag. 

If this is something that’s important to you, choosing Springdale vacation rentals will give you the privacy you crave. And when you need quick clean-up or fresh sheets, you can always request housekeeping on your own schedule!

Choosing the Right Springdale Vacation Rentals

Now that you know just a few of the perks of choosing a vacation rental over a hotel for your Zion National Park vacation, it’s time to pick the perfect one.

The Springdale villas at Watchman Villas combine the comforts of home with the luxuries of a resort. No matter which of our five private villas you choose, you’ll enjoy spacious accommodations, outdoor living spaces, fully-equipped kitchens, luxury bathrooms with soaking tubs, and more.

Ready to see for yourself what sets Watchman Villas apart? Now is a great time to book your next stay! When you book a stay of two nights or more between now and March 15, 2023, you’ll get 40 percent off your entire stay! Book your visit today to take advantage of these amazing discounts!

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