Our family stayed at Coral Springs Resort during a recent visit to the national parks in Southern Utah. We spent one day touring Bryce Canyon National Park and a second day hiking The Narrows in Zion National Park. At the end of those spectacular, but strenuous days, we loved relaxing in our spacious suite at the Coral Springs Resort.
Are you considering a trip to the St George area? Consider staying at the Coral Springs Resort. Here is what you can expect from this luxury resort:
Location, location, location
Coral Springs Resort is located in Coral Canyon, just off of Interstate 15. Coral Canyon is a newer development, about 5 miles north of St. George, Utah. The exit to Coral Springs Resort is also the exit to Zion National Park, which is about 25 miles away.
Coral Canyon Golf Course is a 2-minute drive from the resort. Sand Hollow State Park, Quail Creek State Park, the St. George Dinosaur Site, Snow Canyon State Park and Tuacahn Amphitheatre are all 15-20 minutes away. Dining, movies, shopping, spas, golf and groceries are 10 minutes away in the cities of Washington and St. George.
There are no restaurants at the Coral Springs Resort or in Coral Canyon, but I suspect that it is only a matter of time before restaurants, grocery stores and other amenities arrive in this growing area.
Where is the front desk?
Coral Springs Resort is more like a vacation rental than a hotel. We signed our rental contract and were given all the information we needed, including the entry code to our suite, via email.
There is an office on the property, but it is only open for a few hours on weekdays. Phone numbers are provided for 24-hour emergency assistance. The information we received prior to arrival and in our suite told us everything we needed to know, and we had no problems. We neither saw nor spoke with an employee during our stay.
It doesn't matter where we go or what we do on vacation because our kids' favorite part of the trip is always the hotel pool. They loved Coral Springs Resort because it has both indoor and outdoor pools, so their swimming time was guaranteed, rain or shine.
We experienced both rain and shine during our stay and enjoyed both pools. The outdoor pool is especially attractive, with palms and other landscaping surrounding the pool. Be sure to pack your own swim towels. They are not provided by the resort.
Tennis courts, a basketball court and a fitness room are also available for guest use. It rarely snows in this part of Utah, so the courts will be open nearly every day of the year. You can borrow racquets and balls when the office is open, but it may be easier to bring your own.
Space for a crowd
Coral Springs Resort is a great option for large families or family reunions. Our three-bedroom suite had beds for twelve people. One room had two sets of queen-size bunk beds, which our kids would have loved on a vacation with cousins or friends. They were delighted to both get a top bunk on this trip. Every bedroom has its own television.
Our suite had a full kitchen and dining area. The kitchen was stocked with new, full-sized appliances, dishes, utensils, and basic cooking equipment. We found a large gas grill and additional dining space on our spacious patio. I made a trip to a grocery store for breakfast and picnic supplies, so we ate few restaurant meals during our stay.
We had two full bathrooms, including a large master suite with a jetted tube and shower “cave.” Our suite also had its own laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer. Laundry detergent for one load is provided.
Daily maid service is not provided during your stay, unless you arrange it in advance at a rate of $65 per day. If you need clean towels, plan to wash your original set with the provided detergent.
Upon checkout, guests are asked to tidy up, put dirty dishes in the dishwasher and take out the trash before leaving the property.
Coral Springs Resort is a luxury condominium resort, and the contract we signed made it clear that we were expected to do our part to keep it clean. Guests are asked to eat only in the dining areas and leave shoes on the patio. No food or drink is allowed at the pool. We were more careful in our Coral Springs condo than we are in our own home because we didn't want to risk incurring any damage fees.
Good to Know
Where: About 5 miles north of St. George, Utah. Just east of Interstate 15, at Exit 16. The resort is easily visible behind a Texaco gas station.
When: Year-round, though the best time to enjoy the area is in the spring and fall when temperatures are pleasant and the snow is still melting in other places.
How Much: Rates range from $99 per night for a 1-bedroom suite on a weeknight to $399 per night for a 3-bedroom suite on a weekend or holiday.
A one-time cleaning fee of $65-85, depending on size of suite, will also be charged. Each suite is professionally cleaned before the next guests arrive.
How Long: A minimum stay of three nights is required.
Amenities: full kitchen, satellite TV, Google TV, outdoor gas grill, laundry facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, basketball, tennis, fitness room.
Wi-fi is included and it worked well, once I located the password in the suite's information binder. My cell phone service (Sprint network) was unreliable. I found just one good spot on the patio from which to order pizza.
We enjoyed our stay at the Coral Springs Resort and we do recommend it. That national parks vacation, including our stay at the Coral Springs Resort, was one of the highlights of our summer.
Disclosure: Coral Springs Resort hosted our family at no charge for the purposes of review. The opinions expressed here are my own.