Milestone Member Award
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Coral Hills! We received the Milestone Member Award of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce. Awarded for over 25 years of continual and outstanding chamber membership.
Part of The World’s Biggest Hotel Family®, the Best Western Coral Hills is conveniently located in the Historic District of St. George, Utah. We are newly remodeled and offer affordable luxury and quiet comfort within walking distance of …many of St. George’s most famous landmarks.
We have 98 spaciously-appointed guest rooms each providing cable satellite television, free high-speed Internet access, complimentary full, hot breakfast, indoor and outdoor heated pool, spa and fully equipped exercise facility.
Ten local golf courses, family amusement centers , hiking and mountain biking trails as well as the St. George Marathon, Ironman, Days of Camelot Festival and The Tuacahn Outdoor Theater provide nearby year-round fun.
We are also your perfect location to base your vacation, when visiting the local scenic attractions, and nearby Bryce Canyon, Zions, and Grand Canyon National Parks. Having each within a few hours drive and Zions a mere 45 min, see the great beauty of the nearby National Parks.
For superior customer service, and a great location in St. George, make your reservation at this BEST WESTERN Coral Hills today!
Visitors Information for St. George, Utah is readily available at the front desk of Best Western Coral Hills or at the St. George Chamber of Commerce located two doors away.
FREE maps of the Downtown, Historic District are available at either location.
The Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm.
Visitors Information inside the Old County Courthouse in St. George, Utah. Courtesy Calvin Beale
On interesting bits of history regarding the courthouse:
Legend has it that the domed cupola on the Pioneer Courthouse in St. George was designed specifically for hangings, although it never was used for that gruesome purpose.
But that’s not to say the county never had a hanging.
Douglas Alder, a past president of the Washington County Historical Society and Dixie State University, said that in about 1875, a miner working north of St. George in Silver Reef was accused of killing a fellow miner. The alleged killer was arrested and jailed in the basement of the courthouse. But he wasn’t there long. Shortly after he was put in the jail, a group of the murder victim’s friends descended on the courthouse, broke out the prisoner and hung him from a nearby tree.
A common case that was heard within the walls of its upstairs courtroom in the late 19th century was theft charges against ranchers and farmers accused of releasing irrigation water too early, Alder said. Today, visitors to the historic building can watch a re-enactment of a water theft trial.
“We always find them guilty,” said Alder.
Alder tells another story about Will Brooks, a county sheriff in the early 19th century who was responsible for feeding the inmates. Alder said Brooks sometimes ignored jail procedure and took the prisoners home with him for a meal.
The basement jail space is now used for storage, while the Chamber of Commerce occupies the main floor. The former courtroom on the top floor is now used for lectures.