Stay for the hot tub, NOT for the breakfast
Posted Jan 20, 2017
This is an older hotel (the sink height is only about 2.5 feet!); but at least it is clean enough. The window A/C unit has low/high hot/cold settings only, instead of controllable by setting an exact temperature; but I guess if you stay more than one night, you can get used to it. Beds are pretty comfortable, not too hard or too soft; but we did find a piece of airline paper napkin between the sheets of one of the bed (we drove), which means that the staff did not do THAT good a job cleaning (maybe did not even wash the sheet after the previous guest?)
The best feature of hotel is the indoor swimming pool (quite big too) and the hot tub. The worst feature is the breakfast. I have not seen a more shabby breakfast in a decade. No eggs, no meat, no fresh fruits, no yogurt. The only things they have are: bagels & cream cheese, bread, waffles, canned fruit, cereals & milk, coffee/tea/juice. And because Monticello is such a small town, you don't have many choices if you want to eat out either; plus, MOST places are closed on Sundays (only R&F and Subway are open Sundays).
Monticello is close to the Needles district of the Canyonlands NP. However, getting into the park (211) from the main road (191) takes nearly an hour, so although driving from Monticello rather than Moab saves you about half an hour, it really is not significant unless you camp inside the park. I would strongly suggest simply stay at Moab, which is much closer to the Island in the Sky district of the NP.