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Well it finally happened!!!! We arrived in Sedona (an unbelievably gorgeous place in the desert in Arizona) on Sunday. We spent the afternoon shopping in the main street, and relaxing in the pool. After a wonderful dinner in the hotel restaurant we headed back to our suite to have a quiet drink on the balcony. It was awesome looking over the desert …
I loved Sedona! Everything about it was perfect! The scenery, the hotel (a Hilton!), the restaurants, the weather, on and on and on. I spent my birthday there! I had so much fun horseback riding, doing a jeep tour (not 'pink jeep', but 'red jeep') and swimming the the awesome pool. I didn't want to leave! *the next day we went to Slide Rock State Park. It was a little to cold for me!
... is great. It's a quiet park set along a creek in the valley below the red rock formations. We have a private fenced site at the end of our row, with a nice patio and a grassy area. We are a short walk to town, and to amazing hiking trails. We spend time walking, hiking, biking (my front tire tube went flat on our first outing - a craft for Roger), exploring, and doing chin-ups (def'n: the act of pushing one's chin up with one's hand, thereby closing a gaping mouth ...
... drums and dancing and a lot of other things. I found my spot and played along on my drum as I watched the moon moving up in the sky. It was so magical and so beautiful. I was so glad that I had gone.
Went to dinner Friday night at the most popular restaurant in town. I had to wait over an hour, but it was worth it. They make this special corn dip for the chips that was every bit as good as the travel book said - fire roasted corn mixed ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa
Spent 3 nights (Wed, Thurs, Fri) in a 1 bdrm. suite with 2 queen beds with my wife and 2 teenage children in mid-July ($142/AAA rate). Waited 10 minutes at check-in as only one person was at the desk but service was courteous. Suite was lovely, clean, quiet, and had a balcony that overlooked the golf course. Hotel has two pool areas. The larger one is for families with kids. It was nice although sitting space was limited and too few umbrellas were available for protection from the hot sun. The smaller pool was designated as the adult "quiet" pool and this is where we spent much of our time. This pool was less crowded and sitting space was adequate but, again, umbrellas were in short supply. As members of the "Hilton Honors" loyalty card program, our room rate included use of the adjacent spa. This was an excellent/elegant facility with a large workout room, aerobics room, and full-sized outdoor lap pool. My daughter loved the aerobics classes. The spa is also available to non-"Honors" program guests for an add'l. fee. Hotel is located about 15 minutes from "uptown" Sedona. Unless you must be near the "cute" gift shops, we did not view the hotel's location as a drawback. Our favorite dinner spot to eat in Sedona was a hole-in-the-wall place called the Mesquite Grill (great food/value). Among the activities that we enjoyed while in Sedona: Pink Jeep tour, scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon, sunset near the airport, and a trip to the way-cool town of Jerome, AZ. We went to Jerome after we checked out of the Hilton and were headed back to the Phoenix airport. Jerome is an "artsy" former ghost town that is perched on the side of the a mountain. It features neat galleries and getting there on the "switchback" mountain access road was fun. All 4 family members enjoyed this side trip. I was very satisfied with my stay at the Hilton Golf Resort and Spa and would stay there again.
The room was very nice, views were pleasant, ground crews were always hard at work and very polite. However, we were very disappointed with the front desk staff and hotel management.
We shared what was marketed as a 2 bedroom suite with my parents in late June, 2003. Actually, it was just a king suite adjacent to a regular room with 2 queens. The downside of this was that the fire door that separated us was not supposed to be left open and we had to prop it open with our luggage. Also, the living area only sat four; perfect for a couple traveling alone, but there were seven of us. There was, however, a table and four chairs in the roomy kitchenette. The king suite had a vanity area separate from the toilet and shower, but our room had only one room for the bathroom. The 2 queen room was pretty cramped in general. I would not have wanted to stay in it alone, although it did feature a better view. The view is what ranks this place above average. After staying at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix, I was disappointed in the pool. The main pool itself was nice enough, though it could have been larger; but the deck around it was very small and there were not enough lounge chairs to go around, and this was on a weekday. I can only imagine the pool on a weekend.
We stayed in a 1-bedroom king bed suite at the Sedona Hilton that I booked through the Hilton website. We were very pleased with our accommodations--the suite was fairly spacious with a small kitchenette (microwave, coffee-maker, sink, mini-bar, table/chairs) and the living area had a full-size sofabed, coffee tables and gas fireplace (with easy-on switch). The bathroom had the sink area separated from the toilet/shower area and had plenty of room, unlike many hotel bathrooms we have stayed at. The bedroom with the king bed in it was a bit more cramped, but comfortable. There were TV's with Nintendo in both the living area and bedroom. The view from our third-floor balcony overlooked the Hilton parking lot and Village of Oak Creek, with the red rocks in the background. It was a nice spot to sit and drink our coffee each morning.
Although the resort was wonderful, their accounting and front desk are not good. We booked our trip through Air Canada Vacations and were promised a free night. We prepaid our trip and arrived with our vouchers. The check in person took our vouchers and told us that yes we would get the free night but we would have to switch rooms for the last night. OK that's fine. When we got our credit card bill the Hilton had charged our credit card for our entire stay. They reversed the charge later, but during our trip our card hit the limit and was refused. They did not reverse the charge for the last night which was supposed to be free. That was in March, today (May) I opened my credit card bill and they have charged me AGAIN. I will not return to this hotel and have my doubts about staying at any other HILTON!!!!
Terrific place to stay
The Sedona Hilton is the best place to stay in Sedona. The hotel is in Oak Creek Canyon, away from the busy downtown area of Sedona. It offers beautiful views of the red rocks. The suites are spacious and suited our needs quite well. We were only in the area overnight, but would have enjoyed staying at the Sedona Hilton longer. The suite offered a nice eating area, with a dining table and chairs, a microwave, and refrigerator. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was huge(we had a handicapped room). The amenitities at the hotel were a plus also. My family would definitely stay there again.
Hilton Sedona - Great views
Lovely, quiet location next door to the Sedona Golf course. The hotel is located in the Village of Oak Creek which is outside of the Sedona city limits and is like being in the suburbs.Hotel could do a better job cleaning dust in the stairwells leading to parking areas.
Sodona/Village of Oak Creek is a great base camp for traveling around the area including the Grand Canyon, several National parks and numerous American Indian historical sites. My twelve year old son loved the Hilton and the beautiful corner suite room. The view of the red mountains in the advertisments are exactly as they show. The hotel staff was wondeful, especially freindly. Each morning I walked to the coffee shop at the bottom of the hill for Shipley donuts(very important to my son) and my Latte. Use the park service office located in that retail center to obtain your parking pass to all the hiking paths around the Sodona. Devil's Bridge is a must hike! Although we did not use any of the local tour services several other guests did and found them to be fun and informative. The area is rather easy to traverse so take time to drive through the community a few times to really understand the amenities scattered around the Sodona area. However with only one major road through the town(the Y) this created some heavy traffic on the weekend. My suggestion for resturants include Sasaki Japanese and Oak Creek Brewery. Dinner time is busy and most resturants close early, by 9:30 PM. Very early for Houston standards. Don't forget to have dinner or at the very least the breakfast buffet at the Hilton. Although a fun weekend with my son, this place is very romantic so my next trip to Sodona will include only my husband. Have fun and don't forget your camera.
Two days in Sedona was not nearly enough. The Hilton Hotel was lovely and close to everthing. The landscaping complimented the area and the in room fireplace was a great touch. We look forward to going back for a longer period. You cannot imagine the natural beauty!!
Sedona's best place to stay
The Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa is the best place to stay in Sedona in my opinion. It has large rooms (all suites)with balconies or patios, wet bar, separate living room and dining area. The on site championship golf course is beautiful. They just bought the spa next door. It has a lap pool, fitness center, tennis and racquetball courts. Our kid's loved the three pools at the resort, especially the one with the waterfall. The food and service in the restaurant and lounge is great too. I will recommend it to my friends and family! We will be back.