Monument Valley Hotel
Monument Valley was one of those places I had never heard of until I started googling the heck out of Antelope Canyon to see what was nearby. Once I saw it I knew I had to add it to my itinerary and off I went in search of the best Monument Valley hotel. And what better place to spend a night in Monument Valley than the hotel located in the Valley itself. The View Hotel sits atop Monument Valley giving hotel guests sweeping views of the buttes and mesas below. From our balcony, we experienced a spectacular sunset and sunrise with complimentary coffee and tea from our in-room Keurig.
Robe available here for under $30!
The View Hotel Monument Valley
The View Hotel has freestanding cabins and also the main building with 3 floors of well-appointed rooms, both options face the valley. We stayed in the main building but the cabins enjoy the same view.
How to Get to Monument Valley
Monument Valley is about a 2 hour and 15-minute drive from Page, Arizona and about a 3-hour drive from Flagstaff, Arizona. We flew into Flagstaff, toured the Grand Canyon and Page before heading to Monument Valley. The drive was pretty easy with none to little traffic and good rest stops along the route. Coming from Page we took 98 East, made a left on 160 East, then another left onto 163 East. But we did not go directly to Monument Valley, instead, we headed to Forrest Gump Point which is about 30 minutes past the turn of on 163 East for Monument Valley. Forrest Gump Point is well worth the detour because it gives you an amazing view of Monument Valley from the road. It was made famous from the movie Forrest Gump, as the point in which Forrest decided to stop running.
Where to Eat in Monument Valley | The View Hotel Restaurant
After sunset, dinner at The View Restaurant is a must. The View Restaurant menu has traditional Navajo dishes which are truly delightful. I highly recommend the stew sampler to give you a taste of each of their stews, World Famous Green Chile Stew, Red Chile Pork Posole, and the Sheep Camp Mutton Stew. Though we both agreed the Red Chile Pork Posole was both our favorite.
The Rooms at The View Monument Valley Hotel
Now let’s talk about the spa-like bathroom and ultra comfy beds. Having adventures all day down through Monument Valley on a self-drive tour, we were all tuckered out and covered in red dust. We had definitely seen better days. A hot shower with the spa amenities had us snoring away in the cloud like beds. We slept so deeply we almost missed the sunrise. But really we just had to walk out onto the balcony to catch the views.
Perfect silk white tee here.
After sunrise from our balcony, we managed to snag a table at The View Restaurant by one of the many windows for a hearty breakfast buffet of biscuits and gravy, bacon and sausage, hash browns, pancakes, and french toast.
We were sad to say goodbye our Monument Valley hotel with a view, but it was time to get back to Flagstaff to catch our flight home! Thank you for such an amazing stay The View Hotel!!