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Holiday Inn Express Vernal-Dinosaurland

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I travel for work a lot. HIE is by far the est value, great price, CLEAN rooms, and a staff that understands why great customer experiences are important..... Love the Vernal Holiday Inn Express and to be honest.....Love Holiday Inn Express everywhere I travel. #loveholidayinnexpress #loveigh

EVERYTHING about this hotel was AMAZING!!! The entire staff was so very kind and accommodating. We showed up early and they allowed us to check in and participate in the breakfast that morning; this was a very big thing to and for me because I was there for work but had brought my family with me so we could go experience the area after. If it had not been for the staff at this hotel, my family would have had to sit in a van for several hours waiting for me. And that is tough on anyone let alone young kids. This allowed them to be comfortable and get a chance to eat and relax while they waited for me. We also had our service animal with us that they welcomed with open arms and waived the fee for us. They also allowed my mother and father to join us for some fun at the pool. They also allowed us to have fun at the pool past the regular check out time because my mom and dad got there later than expected. The cleanliness was amazing. The food was amazing. The rooms were amazing. But most of all EVERY staff member was amazing and went above and beyond for us. I have NEVER experienced such amazing customer service and kindness such as this. I personally will stay here every time I am in the area. And I personally will stay only at Holiday Inn's in the future because they truly provide compassionate service and kindness that is largely absent in the world today. And they do so with a smile and the most welcoming of ways. Thank you to each of these amazing people for such an amazing and fun and relaxing weekend for me and my family.

Great staff, very clean, great breakfast... Have to come to Vernal once a month or more and can always count on a great night here. My grand daughter loves the indoor pool. It's close to everything one needs for a couple of days away from home.

I stayed at this hotel for just one night but was very impressed by many things. 1- check in was very easy and they upgraded me for free, 2- upon asking for a late checkout, the staff was very accommodating to allow a later checkout without questions, 3- the room was very up to date and was furnished with many things that I would use. I highly recommend staying if you happen to need a quality room on dinosaur country.

Will certainly come back to this lovely hotel . Quiet location . Comfortable clean room with disabled facilities . Everything you need for your home comfort and pleasant helpful staff on reception . Highly recommend !

Holiday Inn Express is apparently losing it's edge. The Front Desk was not staffed, so there was no friendly smile to welcome us. We had to ring a bell to get Lexie to come out to the desk. She could have been a bit more personable with a pleasant "hello, how are you", but seemed to be more inclined to get right down to business. Oh well, I'm beginning to expect that lack of the personal touch at Holiday Inn Express hotels. Holiday Inn Express National Management should recruit the very professional young man named Roman who staffs the front desk of the Holiday Inn Express in Ozona, Texas, to become their national trainer for all front desk personnel. He is a very personable and sharp looking professional that is going someplace. The rooms were a bit tired and approaching what I call 'low budget' for a Holiday Inn Express. Again, I think Holiday Inn Express is losing it's edge. Lastly, and most disturbing, was the breakfast room situation. The woman managing the food services was disgustingly coughing and hacking in her little kitchen and in the dining room. Yuk. And, the cheese omelets that Holiday Inn Express used to do so well were hard and without taste. Yuk. We walked out without finishing our breakfast for fear we would catch whatever the staff person was suffering from. Good hotel management would not have somebody that sick working in their breakfast room. Again, I think Holiday Inn Express is losing it's edge

Convenient location with very spacious, comfortable and clean room. Housekeeping service was on top of linen changes and cleaning the room. Nice large breakfast room. Entire staff very nice and helpful! Only drawback was the shower floor was creaky.

Stayed here for one night when we came to Vernal to visit Dinosaurland. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Unfortunately we didn't have time to use the pool. Breakfast was as good as any Holiday Inn Express we have stayed in before. Front desk staff very helpful.

We stayed in HI Express Vernal for one night to visit Dinosaur National Monument as part of a tour of the National Parks around Colorado and Utah. The hotel is on the main road through the town but we were given a room at the back of the hotel and heard no road noise. The room was comfortable and we had a good night's sleep. The person who checked us in also recomended a place to eat which was within walking distance and provided a good meal. Breakfast in the mroning room was good and we were able to get a table and enjoy a leisurely breakfast.

Front desk staff was friendly and helpful at check in. Parking was easy and no extra fees. My room was clean and hotel was walking distance to a couple places to eat. Nice pool area and hot tub makes it easy to relax.

1515 Highway 40 Vernal UT

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Holiday Inn Express Vernal-Dinosaurland places you within a few miles (5 km) of Western Heritage Museum and Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum. This 69-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Vernal and also a short drive from Dinaland Golf Course.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay.


Holiday Inn Express Vernal-Dinosaurland's 69 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Vernal-Dinosaurland have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and free newspapers.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 417 reviews