Guest reviews The View, Monument Valley
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The View Hotel only way to see Monument Valley
We had the good fortune of a recent stay at The View Hotel. The monuments endure these challenging times. The West was incapsulated by photos of Monument Valley, yet it is a hidden gem few rarely get to experience. We had looked forward to exploring this area, and with the reopening of the View, we finally had the chance to have our adventure. The hotel staff was friendly, competent, and well versed in Covid-19 protocol. The landscape could not disappoint; incredible views and stargazing. Although I don’t consider myself a morning person, we enjoyed sunrise immensely. We had our coffee in hand, watching the light move across the valley, highlighting the sandstone towers. It was as though we had stepped into another time, a surreal place. Due to stringent Covid restrictions by the Navajo Nation the park itself was closed, so we did not make the valley drive, yet we found plenty of sightseeing. It was a peaceful retreat; the room was cozy; the lodge architecture fit into the landscape and it was decorated with beautiful artwork. We found the history and Navajo culture quite fascinating. There’s tons of exploring to do in this rugged land, so buck up and get there, Pilgrim.
Very nice service by Nora who served us. Nice environment with a view of Gothenburg harbour! Nora is the best! Very good weather. Good beer. Good wine. Nora is very kind. Nice service! Very good nuts.
Great location to enjoy Monument Valley
This time we stayed in the cabins - for the cabins I highly recommend the rimview - the first row of cabins on the rim because if you are in the 2nd row then those cabins will dominate your view. That said, staying anywhere on this fabulous property is worthwhile, even if it's a room in the hotel without a view (where I've also stayed as well as with a view). Personally I highly recommend staying at LEAST one if not two nights so that you can soak up the ambience and breathtaking views. Take the .7 mile mesa rim view short trail (same trail head as Lee Cly trail) on the northeast side of the hotel - no one seems to know about it. Or try the Wildcat trail between the cabins and hotel. We stayed this time in April 2021 before the main park (hiking, tours, restaurant) opened but it was fine because we had the place to ourselves.
Our second trip to the View Hotel and still love it. We had to come back and enjoy the brilliance of the light of the of rock formations throughout the day. We stood in one of the charming cabins this time however the hotel rooms have an excellent “View” to enjoy with coffee from balcony. The park is closed for up close viewing but the views from the hotel are serene and rejuvenating. It was a nice time to come during this time COVID because it can be full of tourist but we felt like we had the area to ourselves. We prepared our cooler with snacks and simple foods to enjoy a long easy weekend just watching the untouched land without going out the ground. The staff is friendly and helpful and everything is very clean and following strict COVID protocol. Thank you The View Hotel for opening up during these rough times for business and allowing a small group in to enjoy the grounds and hotel hospitality.
My husband and I decided to venture out for a weekend getaway after receiving the COVID vaccination. We had heard about Monument Valley but had never visited. Luckily we were able to book a room but were a little disappointed that the park was not open. Well, we were very surprised with “the view” from our hotel room! The room had a gorgeous view of The Mittens and was a beautiful backdrop to our peaceful weekend. The hotel felt very “covid safe” and was not crowded or busy. The restaurant was not open but we brought our own food so that we would not have to leave the hotel. Our weekend really felt like a retreat! We left feeling renewed, and decided that we will need to come back and spend more time in this beautiful part of the country!
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