In just 9 days we visited the following highlights and national parks:
– Las Vegas
– Grand Canyon National Park
– Horseshoe Bend
– Lower Antelope Canyon
– Monument Valley
– Arches National Park
– Bryce Canyon National Park
– Zion National Park

See here a short impression of our USA trip in October 2014:

Below you will find a list with hotels where we stayed during our USA trip.
(We booked everything with Booking.com, except for the nights at Grand Canyon and Monument Valley)

1 night Las Vegas

2 nights Grand Canyon
Yavapai Lodge
Extra information: we found it very pleasant to stay in the Grand Canyon, so you do not have to drive at night and you are very close to the edge to see the beautiful sunrise and / or sunset.

1 night Page
Rodeway Inn Page Near Lake Powell
Extra information: close to Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon (both highly recommended!).

1 night Monument Valley
Extra information: at Monument Valley are not much hotels, and most are quite pricey.

1 night Moab
Big Horn Lodge
Extra info: close to Arches National Park.

1 night Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon Resort

1 night Hurricane
Super 8 Hurricane Zion
Extra information: from here it is a half hour drive to Zion National Park.

The last 2 nights we stayed in Las Vegas, including 1 night at:
Riviera Hotel & Casino (This hotel has been closed since May 2015)
And last night at:
The Cromwell