Sunday, October 21, 2012

Campground Review: Best Western Town & Country, Cedar City, UT

In the vicinity of Cedar City, UT there are many national Forest camping options. But they are all at higher elevations and many are closed by this time of year, and have no hookups. We are not really ready to dry camp, especially as the nights get colder.

We decided to stay in Cedar City (as opposed to other small towns in the area) due to its proximity to Cedar Breaks National Monument. There are three RV park options in town: Country Aire which does not have a website and whose reviews were just fair, KOA which wanted $49.50 per night, and the Best Western Town & Country at $31.50 per night (Good Sam rate, normally about $35/night).

Yes, Best Western Town & Country is the hotel chain! We discovered, from RV Park Reviews, that this particular hotel has 10 pull through RV sites with full hook ups. The RV sites are not listed on their web site. This hotel actually has two separate locations directly across the street from each other. The RV sites are behind the North hotel, adjacent to the post office.

Turns out all three of the RV parks listed above are right on the main drag through town and none of them had any kind of fence separating their RV sites from the street. We chose BW because of price and location; it is walking distance to a park and local bike path, city library, a grocery store and the cute little old downtown area.

The RV sites are situated between the busy main drag, a quieter side street, the hotel and the post office. We found it to be very quiet at night; Cedar City is not a late night town and the post office has predictable hours! With only one other RV in place when we arrived, we were able to choose a site closer to the quiet side street. 

Included in the price of admission is access to the hotel's amenities: indoor pool/hot tub at the South hotel, outdoor pool/hot tub at the North hotel (closed at this time of year), laundry, wifi. Laundry was expensive at $2/load, even for the dryers. We did not use the hotel's wifi but instead used our own blazing fast 4G...the best internet speeds we have seen so far! Verizon cell service was fine as well.

Sites are gravel with utilities shared between two sites and a couple of trees separating most sites. There are a few picnic tables shared between sites.

For a "city" RV park, this location worked out well for us. Though the ambiance was just "fair" the neighbors were nice and the convenience to local services was perfect. At this quiet time of year it was just fine and at the right price!

Our site, #352, with the post office behind us.

Looking down the row of sites towards the quiet side street, hotel in the background.

Close up of our site, facing the post office.

Close up of our site, facing the hotel.


  1. Cedar Breaks Nt Mon was a fav of ours when we lived in Vegas. We'll be going full-time in 2013 and counting the days. Nice blog!

    1. Thanks for reading! I know that anticipation you are feeling about going full time...!

      I see you were just in San Diego, our former home town. We will be back there showing off our new home to family and friends over the holidays so now we are on a slow meander in that direction. After's all wide open, and we just love that feeling!