There are two major concentrations of motels. A half dozen large chain hotels cluster around the I-15 exits, together with lots of fast-food restaurants and strip malls. Downtown, along Main Street, are even more motels. You can easily walk from most of the downtown motels to the Shakespearean Festival. Most of Cedar City's B&Bs are also within a stroll of the festival grounds.
Note that the following prices are for the high summer festival season. Outside of high season, expect rates to drop about a third.
Downtown, the Knight's Inn (281 S. Main St., 435/586-9916, $55) has a bit of a budget ambience, but it's a good deal.
At I-15 Exit 57, the Days Inn (1204 S. Main St., 888/556-5637 or 435/867-8877, $64 and up) is a well-kept place with an indoor pool and complimentary continental breakfast.
One of the best places to stay in Cedar City is the Abbey Inn (940 West 200 North, 435/586-9966 or 800/325-5411, www.abbeyinncedar.com , $88 and up), with remodeled rooms, an indoor pool, and a good free breakfast.
Right downtown, the Best Western El Rey Inn (80 S. Main St., 435/586-6518 or 800/528-1234, www.bwelrey.com , $90 and up) offers a breakfast bar.
Bed-and-breakfast inns and Shakespeare seem to go hand-in-hand. The Bard's Inn Bed & Breakfast (150 South 100 West, 435/586-6612, www.bardsbandb.com , $109 and up), two blocks from the Shakespearean Festival , has seven guest rooms, all with private bath, plus there's a two-bedroom cottage. It's open during festival season only.
Right next door, the antique-filled Amid Summer's Inn (140 South 100 West, 435/867-4691, www.amidsummersinn , $109 and up) has eight sumptuously decorated rooms in a restored 1930s cottage.
Also near the Shakespearean Festival, at the edge of the Southern Utah University  campus, the Big Yellow Inn (234 South 300 West, 435/586-0960, www.bigyellowinn.com , $79 and up) is easy to spot; it's full of antiques and several rooms are in a house directly across the street from the main inn.
Cherished Memories (170 North 400 West, 888/867-6498 or 435/867-6498, www.cherishedmemoriesbnb.com , $109) is an antique-furnished Victorian home with four guest rooms, two blocks from the Shakespearean Festival.
East of Cedar City  on Highway 14 are a handful of campgrounds in the Dixie National Forest. The closest, Cedar Canyon (635/865-3200, www.fs.fed.us/r4/Dixie , $12), is 12 miles from town in a pretty canyon along Cow Creek. It's at 8,100 feet and open with water from early June to mid-September.
Cedar City KOA (1121 N. Main St., 435/586-9872 or 800/562-9873, $27 tent, $45 RV) is open year-round with cabins, showers, a playground, and a pool, and the campground can accommodate tents as well as RVs. Country Aire RV Park (1700 N. Main St., 435/586-2550, $32) is open year-round with showers and a pool.