Utah might have its wild, rugged canyons, far removed from civilization, but don’t think for one second that this state has any shortage of soft beds. In fact, Utah hotels have pretty much penetrated every corner of the state. Which means that, as the crow flies, you should never have to look too hard for a bed, hot shower, and an outdoor swimming pool. There are some quirky aspects to lodging in Utah. You will discover, for instance, that Utah has unique liquor laws, which limits most hotel restaurant drink menus to beer and wine. But otherwise Utah hotels are just like those in any other state. Except maybe nicer, and with better views.
Around popular tourist destinations like national parks and ski resorts, as well as in Salt Lake City you’ll find a good selection of high-end lodging options. Farther off the beaten tourist trail, hotel offerings include nation-wide chains as well as smaller, locally run hotels with character. For serenity and solitude, look for secluded inns, lodges and rural ranch resorts set off scenic byways or in remote mountain reaches. Whichever direction your whim, or your budget, might take you, it’s wise to make reservations in advance for popular destinations, particularly during peak season (which varies by location according the activities on offer). Utah is technologically abreast of the rest of the nation, which means that you can easily take care of your advance bookings, or see pictures of prospective Utah hotels, by going online. Sleep in peace knowing that even if Zion National Park is blanketed in clouds, or the snow fails to fall in Park City you’ve got a soft bed somewhere with your name on it.