The Desert Pearl Inn is located in Springdale, which is the entrance town to Zion National Park. I had done a lot of research on the web before booking this hotel. Their website promised beautiful, large rooms with great views; we were not disappointed.
We arrived late afternoon and were greeted pleasantly at reception and allocated our room ($115 prpm). I had paid a little extra for a king with river view. You can also choose a pool view or a queen room. The rooms are located in two storey blocks with parking outside, but don’t think this sounds like a motel, it is very much more than a motel.
Our room was very large with a king bed, kitchen area with microwave, fridge, sink, coffee maker and plastic cutlery provided. There was a sofa, coffee table and dining table & chairs. Another huge bonus was the large wooden balcony. We overlooked a large lawn with a beautiful river, surrounded by trees, with squirrels running round. Beyond the river the mountains of Zion were stunning. Lower floor rooms have a patio area. This is definitely the most stunning view I have ever had from a hotel room.
The bathroom was also large, with a separate vanity area and then through to a room with bath, shower, toilet and bidet.
On the lower level rooms, the floor is wood laminate, but the second floor rooms have half carpets to cut down on noise. They are very clean and spacious, with a modern look. My only minor criticism would be the limited wardrobe & drawer space, but this flaw is more than compensated by everything else.
There is a TV and VCR in the room - you can borrow videos from reception, free of charge. There is a huge catalogue of titles to choose from.
Other hotel amenities included the swimming pool, which has allocated "adult only hours" at the start and end of each day. There is also a Jacuzzi near a waterfall next to the pool. Next to reception you can find the coffee shop, which adjoins the gift shop. The only thing the hotel lacks is a restaurant, but this is not a problem as there are lots of restaurants, cafes and shops within walking distance.
The complimentary shuttle bus to Zion National Park stops right outside the hotel, so you do not need to use your car.
I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel, it definitely more than lived up to our expectations