The Orchards Inn of Sedona
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... under the rim there are ruins of the Southern Sinagua people who inhabited the sink between 1050 to 1400. From the well we headed to Montezuma’s Castle, a five-story housing complex built into the cliff’s recesses 100 feet above the surrounding valley. It is named after Montezuma because early American settlers incorrectly assumed it was inhabited by Aztecs. The castle was a true marvel. The only ruins that we have seen that can compare are ...
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... heyday ended, wander the streets and wooden sidewalks happy to have a young boy or two stop to scratch them behind the ear. The Oatman Hotel where we headed for lunch, was not what I expected from a "historic hotel" as they describe themselves. Yes, this place is "historic" alright. Historic as in old and lucky to be still standing! It looks as if someone bought a building that had been abandoned for a hundred years and set up shop without making any improvements at all! ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Orchards Inn of Sedona
Very accomadating staff. Uncertain of my duration, the staff and manager Mr.Charles Howard, managed to find a suite for my seven night stay. Very comftable and spacious.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Orchards Inn of Sedona
Great view, great room
I have to agree with most of the posts, Orchard Inn is great, with an incredible view from all the rooms. I could not believe the view, when we stepped into the room. It is right in town, close to everything, which is important when I take a vacation, because I prefer not to drive to go to dinner or out for a drink. We did however drive to Javilna, which was okay. Also, the posts are correct, in that parking is a problem, which is another good idea to keep the car there and walk. You also can walk along the creek, and for those who do not like to walk up and down, there is a tram. The rooms are large, have coffee makers and a small refrigerator, so about everything you need. I was more than satisfied and would highly recommend this place.
This was our 2nd visit recent visit to Sedona. Earlier this summer, my husband and I had stayed at an upscale B&B. This time, with our college-age son along, we opted for the in-town convenience of The Orchards Inn, and, for the most part, we were pleased with our choice. As others have reported, the views are breath-taking, the country French rooms are spacious and nicely furnished, and the pool area has a good-sized jacuzzi that was very hot with strong jets. The only complaint we had (and it sounds like this may not be consistent throughout the inn), is that the beds, though double-sheeted, were disappointingly hard and uncomfortable. Another observation we had is that the small front desk closed quite early (at least midweek in August), and calls were answered by voicemail, leaving us to wonder what one would do if you locked yourself out of your room or had some other problem. If this property would just upgrade their beds, it would definitely earn highest marks from our family!
Stayed here with husband and 2 kids. The room was large, with a separate dressing/double sink area. Location was central but quiet - beautiful grounds and view. Kids loved the pool, and I didn't notice anything wrong w/surfacing. Didn't like creekside restaurant - overpriced and limited menu. Hotel service was enthusiastic, but not always competent. Ex: couldn't get internet access working, and someone called us late into the night to discuss it. (!) Never got it going.
Value with style and convenience!
This hotel is the sister property to the more upscale (and expensive) L'Auberge de Sedona. All rooms have great red rocks views from balcony or patio, plus comfy beds with double sheets, microwave, and refrigerator. Our room was quiet and nicely appointed. Great value for the money, plus you can walk along the main street to restaurants, shops and galleries. If you want to splurge, you could have dinner at L'Auberge restaurant, just down the hill (we did not eat there, but it looks wonderful). There is also dining right on the creek on an outdoor deck.
Spent 2 nights at the Orchards Inn over 4th of July weekend. From photos/prices I was expecting a basic motel, but I was plesantly surprised by how nice it turned out to be. The view is drop dead gorgeous and the #1 reason to stay here. It's great to sit on yor private balcony in the evening cool and look at the rocks.
Great place to stay!
Stayed at The Orchards Inn on June 19 and 20 on recommendation of a friend. Although not a huge room, it was homey, cozey and adequate for the four of us and was very clean. The hotel staff was extremely nice and helpful. I was concerned at first because it seemed to be just a motel in a busy area, but we were pleasantly surprised. It was very quiet and the views from the room and pool were gorgeous. Also had a very good dinner at the Orchards Bar and Grill. Best thing was that we didn't have to drive every time we wanted to go somewhere. Husband and one son went fly fishing for 4 hours on Sunday and young son and I had a great time visiting the quaint shops. The area was not nearly as crowded as we thought it might be. We definitely would stay at The Orchards again.
A beautiful place to stay!!
I loved The Orchards Inn. Wonderful views from every room. Very quiet and relaxing. It is the best place I have stayed in Sedona. I have stayed at the Hilton, the Wildflower and the Bell Rock Inn. The next time I'm in Sedona I will definatly be staying at the Orchards. The only regret I have is not staying here my whole vacation!!!
A great choice!
We chose to stay there after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. It was a wise choice. The grounds are absolutely stunning. The room was very, very clean, comfortable and cozy (The Lodge). Anyone who says the rooms are "small" have never stayed in a European hotel! The help was friendly, efficient and eager to please. The restaurant, while expensive, was well worth the money we felt and offered expert service as well as a very knowledgeable wine steward. I highly recommend this hotel.
Uptown Sedona is about as touristy as Niagara Falls, but if you'd like to stay at a nice hotel in the middle of the shops Orchards Inn is a really nice choice. Although the area is quite busy the hotel room was VERY quiet, very well equipped, very clean and the view was incredible. The pool surface could use some work and parking was a bit of a pain but otherwise this hotel is a little piece of paradise.
Amazingly lucky guess!
We went to Sedona for the first time and had no idea where to stay.
L'Auberge came highly recommended but was out of our price range, so I took a lucky guess and chose the 'specially priced Orchards Inn at L'Auberge. The location was perfect; right in the middle of uptown Sedona but also secluded from the main strip. Our view was absolutely breathtaking...our balcony accentuated a spectacular rainbow after a brief afternoon storm. The room was easy to get to, very quiet and clean, and had quality amenities including butter-soft high thread count bedding. The people were very friendly, too. The only negative comments I have are the parking spaces have limited availability.
Also--the receptionist recommended the Orchards Inn Restaurant, and it was disappointing--mediocre service and very overpriced. But we will definitely return to Sedona very soon, and wouldn't think of staying anywhere else!