Pros

  • Located in downtown Moab, near Arches National Park
  • Clean, standard rooms with HBO, microwaves, and mini-fridges
  • Heated outdoor pool with colorful patio furniture and lounge chairs
  • Breakfast room/lobby with free continental breakfast and outdoor seating
  • Next to a Mexican Restaurant, La Hacienda
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Free parking, 24-hour Starbucks coffee, and Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • Rooms have old-fashioned decor and tube TVs
  • Rooms have few electrical outlets
  • Thin walls can make some rooms noisy
  • Breakfast gets mixed reviews
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Bottom Line

The 24-room Inca Inn is a no-nonsense budget hotel set against beautiful red rock mountains in downtown Moab. The inn is run by a husband and wife team and stays true to its "budget done right" slogan, providing a heated outdoor pool, a breakfast room/lobby, and bicycle storage. Rooms are clean and simple, with microwaves, mini-fridges, tube TVs, and LED showerheads, but they could do with a few more electrical outlets and some could use a bedding upgrade. 

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Amenities

  • Internet
  • Kids Club
  • Pool

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Inca Inn

Scene

Small Southwestern-style motel with a red-rock backdrop, popular with budget travelers

The Inca Inn is a no-frills motel in central downtown Moab with beautiful red rock cliffs in the backdrop. A wraparound walkway with colorful patio chairs runs in front of rooms. The small, semicircular lobby also serves as the breakfast room, with big 180-degree windows that let in a lot of natural light. The room has casual patio chairs and tables for guests, wooden-beamed ceilings, and Southwestern wall decor. Starbucks coffee is provided 24 hours a day on a small counter next to a toaster and breakfast is free. More seating is available outside on a little gravel patio area with chairs, tables, and a few plants. A small parking lot is at the center of the inn, and there are colorful patio chairs outside room doors. A bicycle weathervane on the rooftop and lizard decor on exterior walls create a Southwestern vibe.

The owners -- Grant Peck and his wife Dee Dee -- purchased the motel in 2011. Grant used his background in restaurant management to create a clean, comfortable motel atmosphere that lives up to the motto: "budget done better." The owners are refreshingly upfront about the Inca Inn’s downfalls, listing them on the website. The hotel attracts budget-conscious travelers who plan to spend most of their time exploring Moab’s attractions and the hikes at Arches National Park. 

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Location

Right on North Main Street in downtown Moab

The Inca Inn sits on a pedestrian-friendly stretch of North Main Street in downtown Moab, between La Hacienda restaurant and the Sweet Cravings Bakery. Three blocks away is the Aquatic and Recreation Center and the Moab Tour Company is just across the street. Mountain bike rentals are less than one minute away on foot at Poison Spider Bicycles. There's a Redbox a two-minute walk away, near Tag-A-Long Expeditions, which offers rafting trips. It’s a six-minute drive to Arches National Park, while Dead Horse Point State Park is a 39-minute drive. Driving to Canyonlands National Park takes just over half an hour and Slickrock is about 80 minutes away by car. 

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Rooms

Basic, clean rooms with mini-fridges, microwaves, and tube TVs with HBO and ESPN

The Inca Inn has 24 carpeted rooms with light wood furniture, small windows facing the parking lot, and low ceilings. All rooms come with heaters, air-conditioning, mini-fridges,and tube TVs with HBO and ESPN, but they have few electrical outlets. There are two types of room available: Standard Rooms (with colorful but motel-quality Southwestern bedspreads), and Upgraded Rooms (with more modern bedding). All have queen or king beds and basic bathrooms with walk-in showers or shower/tub combos and LED showerheads. Some rooms have adjoining doors and can be combined. There's also one Family Room with a two-person dining table, a queen bed, and two double beds. Bicycles are not allowed in rooms but storage is available. Irons can be requested. 

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Features

Heated outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and mountain bike storage

Apart from the free breakfast, Wi-Fi, and on-site parking, the Inca Inn doesn't have a ton of on-site amenities. However, there's a small heated outdoor pool that's open in the warmer months, surrounded by an adobe-style wall that provides some privacy. It's surrounded by a deck with patio furniture and colorful lounge chairs. Free mountain bike storage is also available, as bicycles aren’t allowed in rooms.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Basic Television

  • Beauty / Hair Salon

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Kids Club

  • Pool

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