by Sara Wellensiek
Located with the Glen Canyon Recreation Area, families wanting to be as close to the lake as possible, will want to stay at Lake Powell Resort. The National Park Recreation fees do apply though for those staying at the resort, so do keep that in mind when planning your trip. The hotel is located at Wahweap Marina, right at the shoreline of the lake. This is ideal for families wanting to take a boat trip or participate in water activities, as many can be booked right at the activities desk inside the lobby. Additionally, there are multiple restaurants and a large gift shop on site. And, families will love the pool with scenic views of Lake Powell.
All rooms come equipped with a TV, Keurig coffee brewer, mini refrigerator, and hair dryer. Rollaway beds and cribs are available on request. Traditional king or two queen bed rooms are 300 square feet with an additional 90 square feet of patio or balcony. Different views are available (lake view for an additional cost per night). Families needing a bit more space might consider a Junior Suite (at 450 square feet) or the largest accommodations on site – the Lake View Suite (600 square feet, which includes separate bedroom & living space).
Our Editor Loves
- Located at the lake
- Water activities
- Restaurants on site
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
I definitely don't think that this should be classified as a resort. We had many issues here for only being on property for about 12 hours. There is a $35 fee just to get into the marina even if you are just staying at the hotel. Then there is no wi-fi in the rooms, only the main lobby. There are two restaurants but only about 5 items on each menu to choose from actual food. We waited in line just to check into our room for about 20 minutes. There marketing campaign has recently been redo so that intrigued us, however that's about the only thing redo at all. The room are really old and weird smells. View is average too unfortunately, the lake is pretty put if you get a room next to the dock its like being next to a freeway...
Travelling from Page to Cortez we wanted a coffee stop and thought it would be nice to sit outside and view the lake while enjoying our break.
No way, waterside cafes and bars do not seem to exist in this part of the US.
In Europe the tiniest lake, riverside or seaside is an excuse for any manner of refreshment outlets. Not here.
To be fair it is a very nice shop and there is an INSIDE restaurant where we could probably have had a cofffee,
We ended up at Subway in Cortez.