The hotel is situated on a small hill a few minutes west of what felt like the main town centre although there are plenty of restaurants nearby. The hotel rooms descend in three terraces on either side of the hill. We were on the second floor of the terrace facing west. The terraces on the east side face the hills illuminated by the setting sun. When we arrived we asked if we could swap to the east side rooms for this reason, to see the sunset. The woman on reception was very accommodating and let us have a look, made up a key, etc. On the east side you can hear the traffic on the fairly busy road and because any guest can use any terrace we decided to stay where we were. There were plenty of tables across all three terraces and we watched the sunset with a bottle of wine and sushi that we'd bought from a supermarket. The noise on the terraces from each room's aircon is pretty loud and combined with the road no-one is really having a nature moment anyway. That said, the sunset and view is lovely from here.
The rooms are very good, well-decorated in a neutral style. Beds were very comfortable, bedlinen good and the room was quiet. The bathroom and sink area were very clean. There's not a lot of spare space in the rooms and sink area. They're not cramped but you have space to sleep and wash, that's it. Likewise, the pool is for getting wet not swimming.
Breakfast was very good, buffet style and although it was being kept warm it was all pretty fresh and tasty - eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, coffee, etc. Fresh pancake machine a thrill for Brits! The staff in the dining room were lovely as well. We didn't have much to do with the hotel staff but what we saw was a friendly, smiling service. A bonus wherever you go.
Sedona closes early, we discovered. We thought we'd have dinner at 9pm and then hit the bars. Most places close around this time and there are very few open late. This is a get up early, get out into the hills, walk all day, go to bed early kind of place. Nightlife is slim to non-existent. The hotel shuttle will take you to various areas of the town but plan to eat no later than 8pm.
Oak Creek Canyon (north of Sedona along the same road 89A) is incredibly beautiful. We only drove through it but walking there must be amazing. There are guest-houses along the creek as well, I think.
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30 June 2012
You paint a lovely picture of spending time on our terraces! They are the perfect place to relax, eat dinner of have a drink while taking in that magnificent view. I'm glad you found our rooms to be comfortable, and got to take full advantage of our facilities- even our brand new pancake machine. You are absolutely right, Sedona does roll up the sidewalks fairly early. There are a few bars that stay open later, but most folks are too tired from the day's adventures to take advantage! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time in Sedona, please come visit us again soon!
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