Why Vacation Rentals Beat a Hotel Every Time

May 31, 2024 | Blog | 0 comments


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Springdale, Utah could certainly be considered a small town. In fact, just over 600 people call the town home year-round. But that doesn’t stop it from being a tourist mecca for visitors eager to explore Zion National Park and the surrounding area.

With plenty of hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, stores, and more, the town has everything you need to relax, eat, and prepare for your outdoor adventures. In fact, with so many options out there, it can be a bit tough to choose the right ones for your stay. 

One big decision you’ll need to make ahead of your trip is whether to stay in a hotel or vacation rental. Of course, we might be a little biased. Watchman Villas’ spacious vacation rentals offer the comforts of home with the luxuries of a resort property. Our location makes it easy to walk or ride the shuttle into the park. And our beautiful outdoor patios and balconies are perfect for taking in the stunning views.

But don’t just take our word for it. Keep reading to learn why a vacation rental beats a hotel every time.

Hotels and Resorts

While Springdale’s year-round population might be small, its nightly population is far from it. Over a dozen hotels are situated in and around the town, many of which could house the entire population of the city all on their own. Look beyond the town’s limits, and you’ll find even more.

But while there might be endless hotels to choose from, this doesn’t necessarily make them the right choice for your stay.

There are a number of drawbacks to booking a hotel. If you’re traveling in a group or with your large family, you’ll likely need to book several rooms. Standard hotel rooms rarely sleep more than four, and those four will likely be sleeping in two beds that are side by side. In some cases, you may be able to book a suite that sleeps more people, or that separates the beds into a couple of rooms.

No matter how many people you’re traveling with, there’s usually less room for hanging out at the end of a long day. There’s also less storage space if you’re planning a longer stay. Unless you book an efficiency room or a suite with a kitchen, you won’t have the ability to cook during your stay, either. If your hotel does have a small kitchen, it may not be enough to prepare full meals for your family.

Vacation Rentals

The tight spaces and lack of homey comforts make hotels a poor choice for your visit to Zion National Park. But vacation rentals offer a welcome alternative.

Ideal for longer stays, for groups traveling together, or for anyone who wants some additional amenities like a full kitchen or a living room to relax in, vacation rentals offer the perfect solution. Vacation rentals like Watchman Villas offer all of the comforts of home while you’re away. From larger bathrooms to full kitchens, and often laundry facilities, you’ll have everything you need for an extended stay.

You can book vacation rentals to match the size of your group. So if you’re traveling with several couples or a large family, everyone can stay in one unit and still have their own space come bedtime. At Watchman Villas, we have a variety of villas to choose from, with options for couples, small families, and larger groups.

Having a full-size kitchen also makes it possible for you to cook meals for your family. If you have little ones, breakfast in can make mornings go smoother. For larger groups, home-cooked meals are a cost-friendly way to stay on budget during your vacation.

Choosing Between a Hotel and a Vacation Rental For Your Next Getaway

Hotels might be the traditional choice for a vacation. But vacation rentals offer a modern alternative. With more space, comfortable accommodations, and amenities like larger bathrooms, multiple bedrooms, and a fully-equipped kitchen, the right vacation rental can enhance your vacation and help you and your family relax and unwind in between adventures.

The vacation rentals at Watchman Villas are a perfect example of why a vacation rental beats a hotel every time. Our spacious, beautiful villas offer one or two bedrooms, large bathrooms, cozy living rooms, and even private outdoor living spaces.

Ready to see why vacation rentals beat a hotel every time? Book your stay at Watchman Villas today to see for yourself.

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