I recommend staying in downtown Moab where you can easily walk to galleries, boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops and other local sites. My recommendations include:
The Gonzo Inn: The inn is located at 100 West 200 South, a block off of Main St. I found it a perfect location to stay. This is a small, boutique property with colorful art and design. I really enjoyed my king room with balcony, a refrigerator and a microwave plus the free breakfast in the dining room.
A friend just told me about the Sunflower Hill Luxury Inn. This is a lovely B&B in downtown Moab with 12 rooms in two restored buildings. I am excited to try it on my next visit. 147 North 300 East.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Moab: Located right in the heart of downtown at 132 N. Main is a recently opened, contemporary all-suite hotel. All rooms have a full kitchen, free WiFi, free breakfast buffet, evening receptions with beer and wine, an indoor pool and fitness center.
The Hoodoo Hotel from the Curio Collection by Hilton is one of the newest hotels downtown. The contemporary designed property has a number of queen and king rooms and suites along with a bar, restaurant, pool, fitness center and business center. I would definitely consider staying there on my next trip. 111 N, 100 West.
Those who want more of a resort feel with stunning views, make sure to check out the Sorrel River Ranch and Red Cliff Lodge. Both are outside of town on Highway 128. Just be aware that you will have to drive approximately 25 to 30 minutes to reach them and that the road could be somewhat dark and narrow at night. Remember, you can always visit them and enjoy a meal without having to stay overnight.
Sorrel River Ranch: This is an upscale property located on 160 acres along the Colorado River. It has a number of rooms and suites plus an attractive restaurant, The River Grill, with great views of the river. It offers spa services, bonfires, horseback riding, live music, lawn games and more. It is located at Marker 17, Hwy 128.
Red Cliffs Lodge: This is a large ranch on the banks of the Colorado River in Castle Valley that is located at Milepost 14, Highway 128. With stunning views, it offers a number of suites and cabins. I enjoyed a good Sunday brunch in the dining room with a large selection to choose from. The casual Cowboy Grill features a daily BBQ buffet for lunch from April to October. They offer horseback riding, tennis, a pool and can arrange for local tours as well.
Make sure to visit the Moab Film & Western Heritage Museum, located on the lower level, which gives a history of the many famous Westerns that were filmed in Moab since the late 1940s.
For a luxury glamping experience in a tent north of town, you might enjoy Under Canvas Moab. It comes highly recommended.