• Near national parks and hiking trails
  • Air-conditioned rooms and suites, some with whirlpool tubs and kitchenettes
  • Classically decorated breakfast room with a free buffet
  • Large heated pool and a hot tub
  • 24-hour modern gym plus outdoor workout area, and secure bike storage
  • Playground, basketball court, and horseshoe stakes
  • Two gift shops with souvenirs, snacks, and beverages
  • Meeting room and business corner with computer and printer
  • Coin-operated laundry machines
  • Free parking and shuttle service
  • Free Wi-Fi throuhgout
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  • Rooms have generic, dated decor
  • Noise from upstairs guests can be heard in lower-level rooms
  • Location is removed from central Moab
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Bottom Line

The 97-room Aarchway Inn caters to outdoorsy budget travelers who want close access to the Arches National Park. Traditionally furnished rooms and suites come with flat-screen TVs and air-conditioning; some suites feature kitchenettes and whirlpool tubs. The hotel's spacious outdoor facilities include a workout area, a playground, a pavilion for concerts and movies, a basketball court, picnic tables, barbecue grills, a heated pool, and a hot tub. There are also indoor bike storage, a modern gym and a breakfast room. 

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  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool

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Aarchway Inn


Budget inn with red-rock cliff views that's popular with outdoors enthusiasts

The Aarchway Inn is location next to Arches National Park and attracts outdoors enthusiasts on a budget, including a number of return guests. From the outside, the two-floor inn looks like any other budget motel. The Moab scenery -- with Colorado River buttes and red rock cliffs -- creates a beautiful setting. The lawns surrounding the hotel have picnic tables, barbecue grills, fire pits, and areas for playing horseshoes. The lobby is traditionally decorated with comfy furniture, framed Utah photos, petrified wood, pine wood pillars, and Southwestern decor. There's a coffee stand with pastries by the door.

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On the border of the Arches National Park

The Aarchway Inn is off of the Highway 191, near the Colorado River and next to a designated wildlife management area. The location is ideal for outdoors exploration, and the Arches National Park Visitor Center is just five minutes away by car. Downtown Moab -- with shops, restaurants, the Valley Shopping Center, and the Moab Information Center -- is also a five-minute drive away, as is the Moab Adventure Center, which offers rafting and Hummer trips. Driving to Canyonlands National Park and to Dead Horse Point State Park takes around 35 minutes. It’s 45 minutes to Hurrah Pass.  

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Traditional rooms and suites with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and whirlpool tubs

Knotty pine furnishings, brown patterned carpeting, and Southwestern art and photographic prints create a homey setting in the Aarchway's air-conditioned rooms. All come with flat-screen TVs with HBO and ESPN, ceiling fans, microwaves, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, and irons. Windows overlook the pool, red rock cliffs or the parking lot. Suites and Family Rooms have living rooms with sofa beds and dining tables, two flat-screen TVs, and whirlpool tubs in bedrooms and some have kitchenettes. Studio Apartments have queen beds plus bunk beds for kids. Bathrooms have shower/tub combos and wall-mounted phones. Note that noise from upstairs guests can be heard in lower-level rooms. Wi-Fi is free in rooms and throughout the property.

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Free breakfast buffet, gift shops, laundry room, business facilities, pool, gym, and playground

The inn’s large breakfast room features Southwestern carpeting, arched windows, classic furniture,  and low-hanging ceilings. A free breakfast buffet is laid out every morning and includes a self-serve pancake maker. There's an ATM in the lobby along with two gift shops with souvenirs, local crafts, snacks, and beverages. There’s a business corner by the front entrance, with a PC, a printer, and a water cooler. There's also a meeting room for up to 60 people. The self-serve laundry room offers coin-operated washers and dryers.

An indoor gym -- open 24 hours a day -- provides free weights, modern cardio equipment, and a  flat-screen TV along with a water cooler and towels. The hotel also has numerous facilities for outdoor recreation. Families will likely appreciate the large pirate-ship playground and basketball court. There's also a pavilion that's used to host live music events and outdoor movies in the warmer months. The heated outdoor pool was replastered in 2014 and there's also a whirlpool hot tub. Mountain cyclists can store their bikes in an indoor secured room. When weather permits, there’s an outdoor parcourse for working out. 

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  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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