Amara Resort & Spa, A Kimpton Hotel

100 Amara Lane, Sedona, Arizona, 86336, United States | 4 star resort
Prices starting from $219.00

Travel Blogs from Sedona

Second Night in Sedona

A travel blog entry by beccablog on Feb 22, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

We had a leisurely breakfast and tried to figure out what hike to do...there are soooo many to choose from. Brin pass was one of the highly recommended and since I. Had run in this area last night, we could make our way there easy enough. Decided to do the Soldier pass Loop once we got to the Brin Pass turning point and we were so glad we did the …

From Bryce Canyon to Sedona

A travel blog entry by beccablog on Feb 21, 2014

5 photos

Early start to miss the 8:30 am road closing outside Kanab. Made it and had time to breakfast at the famous Parry Lodge in Kanab. It was a mother day of beautiful scenery on Hwy 89 South. We spun through Flagstaff and took a one hour tour through historic Riordan mansion. A nice distraction. Scenic drive from there to Sedona. Rick needs a massage …


A travel blog entry by syllondon on Oct 13, 2013

Beautiful. Beautiful. Breath taking

Do you think it's red!

A travel blog entry by evans2014


... Holy Cross. The building was mostly black, which was a fantastic contrast with the red hills as a background.
Here inside the simple decor meant more spiritually to me than the opulence of some big churches, and I thought how magnificent it would have been to have Mass there with such a backdrop, so that one could see the Divine Creator's handiwork and give ...

Grand Canyon, Arizona

A travel blog entry by abe_feuerstein


... purposes. Also, this tree produced pine nuts, which have more protein than meat. Combined with the yucca root, and the early cultivation of "three sisters" plants -- beans, squash and corn -- the native folks ate off the land fairly well as hunter/gatherers. John encouraged us to go to Desert View and to take a hike on the South Kaibab trail before we left him back at the bike rental shop. His tour really helped us to get a larger feel for the park and its incredible ...

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This 4 star resort, located on 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, is near Cathedral Rock, Airport Mesa, Main Street, and Sedona Oak Creek Chamber of Commerce.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsAmara Resort & Spa, A Kimpton Hotel Sedona

    Reviewed by beccablog

    Another night...well, ok.

    Reviewed Feb 21, 2014
    by (2 reviews) Sandpoint , United States Flag of United States

    Not a bad base of operations...

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by syllondon

    Along the creek

    Reviewed Nov 9, 2013
    by (2 reviews) London , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Perfect location
    Beautiful room

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Amara Resort & Spa, A Kimpton Hotel Sedona

    Very disappointed


    We were really looking forward to finding our new favorite place in Sedona and sadly we were very disappointed. We got a great B&B rate on the internet, but when we arrived at the hotel, the room was extremely small, barely large enough for the two queen beds and a small table.

    Enjoyed our stay


    We stayed here two nights in late November. The location was great -right in the heart of downtown Sedona. We found the staff warm and accomodating and the facilites above average. Our creek-side room was lovely as were the views from the terrace. They could use guest bathrobes in the rooms (which they tell us are coming). The outdoor hot tub was a little too hot one evening. The concierge did a great job setting us up with side by side in-room massages.

    We would recommend this newcomer.

    Great beginning


    We joined friends at this new hotel last week, and could not have asked for more courteous service. The grounds are lovely, the setting awesome and our rooms clean and ultra contempory. The executive house keeper is wonderful and provided us with all our special requests. The kitchen is limited in staff and choices, and perhaps should have waited to open till professioanl staff and supplies are in place.

    Very Disappointing Experience


    We stayed at the resort 10/23 - 10/25/03 and we were very disappointed.

    Finally, a world class resort on the creek!


    Finally, a resort on the creek that is not a cheesy hunting lodge or ski lodge motif.

    Amara has the look and feel on an Ian Schrager or W type property, except the rooms are much bigger.

    The rooms are a great size, the setting is magnificent but the best part about the place is the food. Really.

    Amazing dinner and breakfast. This is our new place to stay in Sedona from now on.

    Try as it does, it missed the mark on all counts


    Amara has a long way to go to be able to "run with the big dogs" in Sedona. The location IS lovely, without a doubt. Occassionally they have a golf cart to take you UP the hill to the street, but the hike to the bottom of the hill from the street is very steep. We stayed in a Creekside suite...nice balconies from both rooms, but no furniture on the balcomy from which to sit and enjoy the view of Oak Creek. The bed was large and comfortable, but when asked about natural pillows the staff wasn't helpful..."what we have is what we have". Nice bathrooms with jacuzzi and large shower, but the shower curtain bar didn't fit as planned ( as attested to by the holes in the wall) and so it was small and tight. The towels are nice and fluffy, but don't expect more than 2 of them without having to ask for more EVERY single day. The amenities in the bath were nice, but it seems the maid doesn't understand that some people need shampoo every day, not just when they check in. The furniture, while modern, looks cheap and is uncomfortable in the living room. The "duck alarm clock" at 5:30 AM was interesting; however, the banging of dumpsters and trash barrels during the 4am trash pick-up was not. We did not eat in the dining room.... it has all the ambience of a shopping mall cafeteria. Room service did have a nice bottle of wine and cheese and fruit tray waiting for us when we arrived late as we had requested; however, we had to go looking for the cork screw with which to open it at 11 at night! Apparently, there is only one in the entire resort and we were asked to return it the next morning! If we had not gotten a much reduced rate ( about 1/2 the posted rate for the suite) I would have been appaulled at having paid the going rate for a 4 star resort and received what could only be described as service even less than a 2 star hotel.

    What a Gem


    I have stayed at the Amara Resort twice now, and it has quickly become one of my favorite hotels. The first stay, I was blown away by the location, surroundings and the beautiful resort. The hotel had obviously just openned, so there was still a little touch up work beig done. My second stay in late September was Perfect! The staff provided genuine service, and the grounds were stunning. I certainly recommend this resort to anyone looking for great accommodations and a reasonable price.

    Amara - my Secret Gem I'll share


    Wow...I found the perfect place. Brand new but best location in Sedona on the Creek and all the shops! We got a great deal cause they just opened and try their luxury suites with whirlpools. Its modern - DVD for the kids and High speed for me, and got to walk gorgeous grounds with running creek ...even the ducks. Check it out.

    Loved the Amara!


    This is one of the most beautiful hotels I've ever experienced. The hotel was designed around the red rocks and is currently a great value for the quality. Although new, the staff was extremely attentive. Great pool and outdoor area!

    Buyer Beware!


    Stayed at the Amara on Labor Day weekend. The owners obviously wanted to open for the holiday weekend, the carpet in the hallway was not tacked down, the "Fitness Center" does not exist yet and touch up painting was still going on. I am not sure why they call it a "resort".

    TripAdvisor Reviews Amara Resort & Spa, A Kimpton Hotel Sedona

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding