by Amanda Norcross
Exploring the beauty of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona on your next vacation? Base yourself at Parry Lodge, which is within reasonable driving distance to the Grand Canyon North Rim, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. When you’re not out exploring, enjoy the hotel’s outdoor pool, onsite restaurant, and movie history! Once known as “Utah’s Little Hollywood,” the local area and hotel have hosted John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Ronald Reagan, among many others. The hotel, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, plays locally filmed movies in its Old Barn Theater.
Our Editor Loves
- Movie history
- Close to several national parks
- Onsite restaurant and pool
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Well let's start. The staff is friendly and knows the area's well. It's a great location and the most scenic drives. The rooms were awesome. We had the Margot Kidder room. We made a game to find out who all these great movie stars were! We had a blast! Do not pass up the Parry lodge! It's a better place trust me. The difference here is the staff so genuine, friendly and knowledgeable. The location is awesome short drives to Bryce Canyon, Mt Zion. Do not miss the Hummer tours across the street. Thanks Forever Resorts!!
We loved this place. Maintaining it's history of movie making it has a charm that modern motels cannot offer. Check in was quick and friendly. We were able to park outside our room. Ok you may consider the rooms a little dated but that's all part of the fun. They were a good size, very clean and with all the amenities you would expect. The breakfast in the delightful dining room was very impressive. There is a movie theatre showing old western movies right in the centre of the property. The pool looked nice and there was a fire pit to chill by in the evening. Right on main street in walking distance of restaurants -Houston Trails End across the street was very good and don't miss the gift shop and museum a short walk along Main street with its collection of old movie sets. Definitely recommend. It made an ideal overnight stop en route from the Grand Canyon to Zion National Park