Location, location, location. Zion Lodge offers the best lodging while visiting the park mainly because of where it is—inside Zion National Park. There are three choices. If you must have a TV, you'll want one of the nice-but-ordinary motel rooms or pricy, upscale suites. But what do you need a TV for? You're here to see the park, so skip the TV and book one of the historic cabins. No TVs, but they are genuinely histroic and have stone (gas-burning) fireplaces, one queen or two double beds, pine ceilings, and small private porches. Perfect for the national park experience. The motel rooms and suites are okay, too, with all the usual amenities you would expect, and we will give credit for colorful bed coverings, but no rustic charm. The original Zion Lodge, built in 1925, burned down in 1966, but was quickly rebuilt and restored. Ranger programs take place in the lodge auditorium in summer. All units are smoke-free.