• Central Moab location across from a liquor store
  • Suites with flat-screen TVs and terraces or balconies; some with fireplaces
  • Clean, heated seasonal outdoor pool and a hot tub
  • Free breakfast in room with espresso bar and patio
  • Gift shop selling clothing and accessories
  • Secure bicycle storage, bike wash, and repair station
  • Coin-operated laundry facilities open 24 hours
  • Pet-friendly rooms available (for a fee)
  • Business corner with PC and printer
  • Free outdoor parking and Wi-Fi
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  • No elevator
  • Pool is closed December through February
  • Breakfast is not available in off-season
  • Bicycles not allowed in rooms
  • Bottom-floor rooms can be loud from upstairs neighbors
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Bottom Line

The 43-room, mid-range Gonzo Inn caters to budget-minded dog-owners and outdoors lovers, offering a large lawn as well as bicycle storage and a repair station. There are also a breakfast area, a 24-hour laundry room, a seasonal pool, and a hot tub. Pet-friendly rooms and suites offer flat-screen TVs and patios or balconies; some have kitchenettes and whirlpool tubs. Breakfast, while free, is only available during the high season; for year-round on-site dining, the Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn may be a better choice.

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  • Cribs
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool

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The Gonzo Inn


Pet-friendly value hotel with retro interiors and lots of green space

The Gonzo Inn is a two-story mid-range hotel with adobe-inspired exteriors. It's popular with budget-conscious leisure travelers who come to Moab to explore the national parks and prefer to be downtown near the restaurants and shops. Pets are welcome (for a fee) and there's a large lawn with trees and disposable pet waste bags. The interior decor features retro touches, colorful gecko decor, and Southwestern details. There's also a funky front desk with bar stools. Stairs lead to the rooms, but there’s no elevator.  

Across from the lobby is the colorfully decorated breakfast room, featuring retro metal chairs and a large buffet counter with an espresso bar, microwaves, toasters, and a flat-screen TV. The room is bright thanks to large windows and glass doors that lead out to a patio area with colorful metal chairs. The business corner, also in the breakfast room, has a PC and a printer.

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Downtown location, near Main Street

The inn is located in downtown Moab near Main Street, but it's fairly quiet, despite the fact that it's across the street from a liquor store. It's also right across from Utah State University, Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant, and the Valley Shopping Center and a two-minute walk to the Moab Adventure Center, Woody’s Tavern, a Pizza Hut, a Subway, and a 7-11. Slickrock Adventures is a two-minute drive from the hotel, while Red River Adventures is a four-minute drive away. Arches National Park is a nine-minute car trip, while Canyonlands National Park is 36 minutes by car. Driving to Dead Horse Point takes 42 minutes.

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Clean, quirky rooms with flat-screen TVs, fireplaces, and balconies or patios

The Gonzo Inn features four types of lodging: King Rooms, Suites, Gecko Suites, and one Gonzo Suite. ADA-accessible rooms are also available. All rooms are air-conditioned and have colorful interior decor, thick gray carpeting, funky headboards, and more subdued wooden furniture. Top-floor suites have tall ceilings. Features common to all rooms include coffeemakers, safes, mini-fridges, microwaves, irons/ironing boards, flat-screen TVs, and DVD players. Bathrooms are basic, with separate vanity areas, small hairdryers, and walk-in showers; some also come with bathrobes. Each room has a balcony or patio with colorful chairs and views of the grounds, the parking lot, or the pool. All suite types have living rooms with sofa beds, kitchenettes with sinks, fireplaces, and Gecko Suites and the Gonzo Suite have jetted tubs. Cribs are available for a fee, as are pet-friendly rooms. 

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Free breakfast and indoor pool, from March through November, plus hot tub and bike storage

The Gonzo Inn is best visited outside of the winter months, as many of its features -- including the free continental breakfast -- are not available from December to February. The indoor heated pool is also closed during these months, but the hot tub remains open. 

The Gonzo Goods gift shop sells clothing, accessories, sunblock and sundries. There’s also a coin-operated laundry room that’s open 24-hours a day. Mountain bikers will appreciate the bicycle repair/wash station located on a median in the parking lot. Bikes are not allowed in rooms, but there's a secure storage space that's free for guests to use. 

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  • Air Conditioner

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Swim-Up Bar

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