Yo -Wondering what the camping/RV park/Hotel situation is like in Mexican Hat. We want to get an early start on the day of our San Juan launch, so it's best if we get in the night before. Doesn't sound like there is any nice camping. Hotels seem expensive for what they are in early June. Other suggestions? I know some of us will camp at put-in. Is there a grocery store in MH? Can we get more ice there? Also we're a big group of about 20 with lots of little kids.
There is a small store at MH with ice and 3.2 beer. There are a few RV hookups out back. Not sure if there is tent camping there. Like 1-2 houses and that's it for Mexican Hat. I would suggest camping at Sand Island. It's worth the extra few minutes you will spend setting shuttle.
Goosenecks can be windy/exposed but it's free. Sand Island has a lot of truck road noise crossing the bridge, especially when camped at the bridge end of the campground. Know more than a few people who have outlaw camped at the MH ramp, but not with 20 as a group size and lots of kids.
Try the Recapture hotel in Bluff. There are a few Hotels in MH, San Juan inn looks interesting, There is also a Hotel next to the put in, Mexican Hat Hotel? has an outside bar.One place has a new pool with big fake palm trees you can see from the river, not sure of the name. I second the road noise issue at sand island, better check those flows.