The Best Airbnb Moab, Utah

Moab is a small town set up for adventure travelers.  It is best known for its proximity to Arches National Park; it is just 5 miles from the park entrance.  However, it is also makes a great base for visits to Canyonlands National Park (30 miles/ 35 minutes to the park entrance) and Dead Horse State Park (33 miles/ 45 minutes away). 

Moab is also the home to many adventure sports.  The canyons and cliffs surrounding the town are perfect for canyoneering and rock climbing, and there are plenty of outfitters in town to arrange trips and classes for you.  It is also a mountain-biking epicenter, with some of the most advanced and adventurous trails in the country.  Plus, there are several rivers nearby for white water rafting and kayaking.  In the colder months, you can do winter hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Moab, with restaurants and bars, stores and a wide range of accommodations, is the perfect place to stay for them all!

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Our pick for the best Moab Airbnb / Vacation Rental

Moab is well-established for travelers, so there is a nice selection of places to stay.  We have reviewed them all and selected the best Airbnb in Moab (or other vacation rental) for you.

Luxury hotel room in resort with pool

Our top pick is a room in this luxury hotel. 

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Why is this luxury hotel room in resort with pool the best Airbnb in Moab?

The price is surprisingly cheaper than most of the regular vacation rentals in town, there is a large pool and outdoor patio area; a bike storage area; daily deep cleaning; onsite dining (indoors and outdoors); and you can even take your dog with you.  You get the comfort and convenience of a luxury hotel with a down-to-earth attitude at a great price.

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Best Airnbnbs in Moab (and Other Vacation Rentals) Comparison Guide 

Not everyone is looking for a hotel room, and accommodations / Airbnbs in Moab vary in terms of their type, price and guest ratings.  This quick reference table is here to help you decide between different Moab Utah Airbnb and other vacation rental options.

To make it easier to decide between accommodations, the following table lists each place’s key features, so you can see at a glance the main benefits of each.

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PropertyPhotoTypeGuestsPetsRating (/5)Price & Availability
Luxury hotel room
in resort with pool
Luxury-hotel-room-in-resort-with-poolHotel resort
room
4Yes4.5CHECK NOW
Complete family house
with cliff views
House with Clif Views MoabHouse10No5CHECK NOW
Large luxury house
with shared pool
large luxury house MoabHouse8No5CHECK NOW
Cozy downtown
apartment with
outdoor patio
cozy downtown apartment MoabApartment4No5CHECK NOW
Pet-friendly apartment
downtown
pet-friendly-apartment-downtownApartment4Yes4.5CHECK NOW
Tiny house in Edge of
the Desert resort
tiny-house-in-Edge-of-the-Desert-resortTiny House4No5CHECK NOW
Tiny House with double
loft and cliff views
Tiny House MoabTiny House6No4.5CHECK NOW

A quick overview of the accommodation options in Moab

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There are several things to look for when renting somewhere to stay in Moab.  These include:

Types of Accommodations

There are five main types of places to stay in Moab. Which type you will choose depends on other factors listed below, but first, let’s take a quick look at the types available in Moab.

Hotel resorts in Moab

Hotels have the advantage of housekeeping, onsite dining and room service.  Breakfast is often included.  However, they don’t have the ability to self-cater and don’t have the same feeling as staying in a house or apartment.

The best hotel resort in Moab is Luxury hotel room in resort with pool

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House Airbnbs in Moab

Renting an entire house is a great choice for families who want room for the kids to spread out or for a group of friends who want their own bedrooms but the convenience of a shared living space.  It is also the most isolated option for those wanting to get away from others.

The best house for rent in Moab is this complete family house with cliff views

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Apartment Airbnbs in Moab

An apartment is a great choice for a small family or a couple who want to have their own space, but don’t need an entire house.

The best apartment Airbnb in Moab is this convenient downtown apartment

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Tiny house rentals in Moab

Tiny houses are exactly that – compact houses the size of an apartment, but cuter.  They are a bit like a well-designed RV, without the mobility or the feel of camping.

The best tiny house Airbnb in Moab is this tiny house in Redrock Park resort

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Pet-friendly rentals in Moab

Not all places welcome pets, but there are definitely good options available.  If you are traveling with your dog, it is comforting to find a place where your whole family is welcome and safe.

The best pet-friendly place to stay is this luxury hotel room in resort with pool

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Location

Moab is fairly small, centered around the main street, but accommodations are quite spread out.  If you want to be able to walk to the main shops and restaurants, then you will need to make sure you are somewhere close downtown.  Many vacation rentals are on the outskirts of town or even a little of out of town.  The farthest listed here is a ten-minute drive from downtown.  Many of the ones a little further out have great views of the surrounding cliffs and this may be more important to you than being able to walk to the stores.


Best Hotel in Moab

Luxury hotel room in resort with pool

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Photo Credit: Airbnb

The Hyatt Place Moab has a complete apartment, an outdoor pool, hot tub and a fitness center. Dogs (up to 50 lbs) are allowed (with a deposit). A continental breakfast is included.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: 4
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Pool, hot tub, mini-fridge, onsite bar and restaurant, breakfast included, bicycle storage
Rating: 5.0
Pros: Pool, mountain views, daily housekeeping, on-site dining, pets are welcome
Cons: Exact rooms are assigned on arrival and views can vary, no cooking facilities
Good for: Couple (without without a pet)
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Photo Credit: Airbnb
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A perfect place to relax after hiking | Photo Credit: Airbnb

Best House Airbnb in Moab

Complete family house with cliff views

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Photo Credit: VRBO

This new single-family house is well located near cliffs.  It has an outdoor pool, ample living space and a double garage.  This is perfect for a family who want a comfortable space to stay, cook and relax after hiking or enjoying other adventures in the area.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: 10
Number of rooms: 4
Amenities: Shared pool (April-October) and hot tub; BBQ, parking for 2 cars, WiFi, Smart TV; enhanced cleaning
Rating: 5.0
Pros: Views of the cliffs; pool and hot tub, very friendly hosts
Cons: No pets allowed
Good for: Family or 2-family group
House with Clif Views Moab
A large kitchen and dining area is perfect for a family | Photo Credit: VRBO
House with Clif Views Moab
Lots of space to spread out | Photo Credit: VRBO


Large luxury house with shared pool

large luxury house Moab
Photo Credit: VRBO

This luxury vacation home in a quiet neighborhood is a great place to stay near Moab Utah, just a 5-minute drive from downtown Moab. It has an outdoor patio with BBQ and a community pool and hot tub shared a short stroll away.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: 6
Number of rooms: 3
Amenities: Large kitchen; outdoor patio and BBQ, outdoor pool and hot tub
Rating: 5.0
Pros: 3 spacious bedrooms; indoor/ outdoor living space; large kitchen; children’s play area
Cons: Pool and hot tub are shared with other vacation rentals
Good for: Family gathering or group of friends
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Great for cooking and fun nights in | Photo Credit: VRBO
large luxury house Moab
Community pool and hot tub | Photo Credit: VRBO

Best Apartment in Moab

Cozy downtown apartment with outdoor patio

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Photo Credit: Airbnb

Located less than two blocks off Main Street in downtown Moab, this apartment is a real find.  With a gourmet kitchen, king sized bed, large living room and a lovely garden patio for picnics and BBQs, this is a super convenient option in Moab.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: 4
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities : Garden patio with BBQ, fireplace; onsite parking; large cable TV; washer and dryer
Rating: 5.0
Pros: Great location; enhanced cleaning; full kitchen; bicycle-friendly
Cons: Pets are not allowed; no smoking
Good for: Couple or small family
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A very comfortable bedroom | Photo Credit: VRBO
cozy downtown apartment Moab
A sizeable kitchen for cooking | Photo Credit: VRBO

Pet-friendly apartment downtown

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Photo Credit: Airbnb

This delightful apartment is within easy walking distance to the restaurants and shops in downtown Moab. It is also across the street from (and looks out on to) Swanny City Park.  The park incudes a Rec and Aquatic Center with indoor and outdoor pools and a gym that this Airbnb rental includes access to.  Pets are welcome (for additional fee $15/ night).

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: 4
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: Free washer and dryer (in apartment complex); small private garden with gas grill; full kitchen
Rating: 4.77
Pros: Pet-friendly; great location; enhanced cleaning; access to rec center pools across the street
Cons: Washer and dryer are not inside the apartment and pool is not inside the apartment complex
Good for: Couple or small family (with or without a dog)
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The bedroom is small, but nicely furnished | Photo Credit: Airbnb
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Rental includes free access to the aquatic center across the street | Photo Credit: Airbnb

Best Tiny House in Moab

Tiny house in Edge of the Desert resort

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Photo Credit: Airbnb

If you want a small self-contained home in a lovely setting, this tiny house Airbnb in Edge of the Desert is a good choice.  There are ten tiny houses to choose from on the same property, but #21 has the highest guest reviews. The homes are self-contained and nicely decorated.  A creek runs though the property and there are BBQ facilities in the yard. A shared coin laundromat is also available on the property.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: 4
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities : Netflix, Amazon Prime and Direct TV; AC/ heating; charcoal grill and picnic table; enhanced cleaning; coin operated laundromat on premises (not in house)
Rating: 4.94
Pros: Nicely furnished; kitchen allows for self-catering; good location
Cons: Pets are not allowed; laundromat is on the premises but not in the house; there are several houses on the property, quite close together (but separated by a fence)
Good for: Couple or small family
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Photo Credit: Airbnb
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Photo Credit: Airbnb
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Tiny House with double loft and cliff views

Tiny House Moab
Photo Credit: VRBO

This tiny home sleeps six and has picnic and BBQ facilities.  Set in the Redrock Park, it is a 10-minute drive from downtown Moab.  There is a shared laundry.  This is perfect for families on a budget who don’t like camping.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: 6
Number of rooms: 1 + 2 loft areas
Amenities: Wifi, Netflix, kitchen, BBQ facilities, enhanced clean
Rating: 4.84
Pros: Gas grill, firepit and picnic table; full kitchen; free parking
Cons: No pets; not right in Moab (a 10-minute drive outside of town); neighbors are close
Good for: Family
Tiny House Moab
A cozy living area | Photo Credit: VRBO
Tiny House Moab
An outdoor area with a fire pit and awesome views | Photo Credit: VRBO

Best Pet Friendly Places to Stay in Moab

Luxury hotel room in resort with pool

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Photo Credit: Airbnb

It may seem a little surprising that a hotel makes the grade as a pet-friendly option, but dogs up to 50 pounds (22.5 kg) are welcome (with a deposit).  There are plenty of outdoor spaces to hang out with your whole family, including an outdoor eating area.

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: 4
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities: pool, hot tub, mini fridge
Rating: 5.0
Pros: Pool, mountain views, daily housekeeping, on-site dining
Cons: Exact rooms are assigned on arrival and views can vary
Good for: Couple
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An outdoor patio area means your dog can be with you during lunch | Photo Credit: Airbnb
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A perfect place to relax after hiking | Photo Credit: Airbnb

Pet-friendly apartment downtown

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Photo Credit: Airbnb

This apartment is a great choice for an Airbnb in Moab if you are traveling with your pet, as it welcomes pets (for an additional $15/ night fee).  The apartment has a small backyard with a fence (and BBQ), so your dog(s) can run around safely.  Across the street is a city park where you can take your pet(s) for a walk. 

AT A GLANCE

Number of guests: 4
Number of rooms: 1
Amenities : Free washer and dryer (in apartment complex); small private garden with gas grill; full kitchen
Rating: 4.77
Pros: Pet-friendly; great location; enhanced cleaning; access to rec center pools across the street
Cons: Washer and dryer are not inside the apartment and pool is not inside the apartment complex
Good for: couple or small family (with or without a dog)
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The fenced back yard is a safe place for your dog to run around | Photo Credit: Airbnb
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The park across the street is perfect for dogs | Photo Credit: Airbnb


Other Accommodations in Moab

If none of the properties here fit your needs exactly, use this handy map to find everything available for your dates of travel:


Which is the best vacation rental/ Airbnb in Moab for you?

We rate all the properties listed here very highly – as do numerous satisfied travelers. To read more reviews, click on the links below each listing.

What the best choice is for your vacation will depend on factors such as the size of your party, whether or not you have a pet, whether you want to self-cater or be close to restaurants in downtown Moab, and what amenities you are looking for.  Whether you’re a couple looking to relax by the pool, a family planning to self-cater or a group of friends traveling together, we hope this handy guide to selecting the best accommodations in Moab makes the selection process a little simpler and faster.

Have a fantastic trip!


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About the Reviewer 

James Ian Yosemite

James Ian has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents.  He has visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.

He has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.

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