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More Motel Chargers

September 8, 2019

Mark D Larsen

Users might recall that a few of years ago I posted a webpage about the electric vehicle chargers that Tesla had installed at the 3 Best Western Motels in St. George. Yesterday I was perusing the PlugShare map, and was intrigued to see that there are now more charging locations in our area. Four of these sites were hotels that were recently built, so I decided to stop by their locations and take some photos of their Level 2 stations. I have posted them below, and added some commentary, in case it helps fellow EV owners decide where to stay when visiting Southern Utah on a roadtrip.

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1. Staybridge Suites
1301 Sunland Drive
St. George, UT 84790

The Staybridge Suites Hotel was only recently opened.

It provides 6 EVSEs for parking spaces painted for EVs

The EVSEs are from SemaConnect and undoubtedly require an access card to activate.

2. My Place Hotel
1644 South 270 East
St. George, UT 84790

The My Place Hotel is also fairly new.

It provides 4 Tesla HPWCs near the front entrance.

I am confident that Tesla provided these destination chargers. Unfortunately, the spaces are not marked for the exclusive use of EVs.

3. Hyatt Place Convention Center
1819 South 120 East
St George, UT 84790

The Hyatt Hotel was recently built to accommodate guests attending meetings at the St. George Convention Center.

It only has 2 EVSEs around the back of the building. I assume the Hyatt simply bought and installed them when building the hotel.

The EVSEs are Clipper Creek models. I was glad to see that they had posted a sign to reserve those spots for EV drivers.

4. Hampton Inn & Suites
1250 W Sun River Pkwy,
St. George, UT 84790

The Hampton Inn only recently opened as well, near the Sun River retirement community.

Around the right side toward the rear are 4 EVSEs on 2 pedestals with retractable cables. Unfortunately, previous EV owners had nonetheless left them lying on the ground —one of my pet peeves.

These Clipper Creek EVSEs are part of the Sun Country network. There are signs posted to advertise the company and alert guests that the spaces are for “electric vehicle parking only.”.

I am very glad to see that more businesses in our area are offering EV charging to their patrons. Even a restaurant, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, has installed one Clipper Creek EVSE for its customers. I wouldn’t be surprised if more restaurants, shops, and movie theaters do the same in the near future. Of course, I never plug in at any of these local facilities, since charging my Tesla Model 3 at home gives me more than enough range for daily driving, but those who own EVs with more limited ranges will likely patronize such businesses to take advantage of the charging convenience. Let’s hope!