I stayed at this hotel on June 4th 2018 during business travel.
About the area:
Ballard, Utah is just east of Roosevelt, on the way to Vernal. (It's about a 40 minute drive from Roosevelt to Vernal) There are lots of farms as well as oil wells in this area. Most businesses, such as eating establishments close at or before 9pm.
There are several fast food establishments, and a very small handful of eat-in places. Right next to the hotel about 2 blocks, is Mi Casa, which serves Mexican food as well as steak and potatoes. (Potatoes are served after 5pm). I ordered 2 enchiladas and a hard taco. The food was quite good! Better than I expected.
I had dinner at Rocky's Place, which serves burgers, shakes, and chicken. The food wasn't bad. The employees were a bit loud and obnoxious, however.
Down the street from the hotel is the Echo Drive-In Theater. Unfortunately the drive-in is only open on Friday and Saturday nights, so I wasn't able to go there, but I sure wanted to! If you're staying in town on a weekend during the summer, and are traveling with kids, the drive-in would be a great family experience. It's in a very scenic location.
The hotel is located on the east end of town.
About the hotel:
The lobby has a very nice look and feel to it. I walked in the front door, took one look and thought, "Ahhh, this is nice!" I was promptly greeted by a clerk at the front counter. She was soooo nice! She even offered suggestions for where to go have lunch and dinner without me even asking. That's how on top of things the staff of this hotel was! They were outstanding! They treated me like royalty!
The hotel has a pool, although it's quite small; about the size of a backyard pool I guess. There's also a hot tub.
My room was very nice. It was big! It was also SPOTLESS! It had a king-sized bed and a large sofa sleeper. There was also a large counter with a sink. I guess you call this area a wet bar? It had a good-sized refrigerator, a small microwave, and a coffee maker. Pretty nice! The furniture looked nice, I didn't see any scratches or scuff marks on anything. Room had a large, flat screen TV, with lots of channels, including Starz and HBO! Wi-Fi was complimentary and worked well. It was fast.
The room had a closet with plenty of hangers, an iron and board, and a pretty nice blow drier (much nicer than what you'd typically see in a hotel) with attachments. I didn't see an in-room safe, but they do offer a deposit box at the front counter.
The bathroom was adequate size. Not huge, but nice. Plenty of room, decent counter space. The shower worked well. Plenty of hot water and water pressure. Nice, adjustable shower head.
Bed was very comfortable. Lots of pillows.
The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast in the mornings, which was quite good. The hostess in the breakfast room was every bit as nice as the people running the front desk. She would walk around, greeting the guests, asking if she could get them anything, etc. She was superb! Turns out, on different nights, the hotel ALSO offers a complimentary dinner! They were having one the night I was leaving, otherwise I would have loved to attend.
Sooo...... That's how my stay was. I REALLY liked this hotel, and if I'm ever out this way again, I'd book this place in a heartbeat. It's a nice hotel! less
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