Sedona Summit Resort
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Plan to stay awhile!
I planned this trip to Sedona for one night after staying in Phoenix for 7 nights, big mistake! Cut your visit short in Phoenix and head to Sedona for as long as you can! First of all, the Summits pictures on line DON'T do it justice! This place is sprawled out and very private. We loved it here! Set out of main stream down town Sedona was fine with us, it took us past church, restaurants and large food stores we needed to find. Make no mistake, the studio was BIG! You can stock the fridge with a weeks worth of food and more, full kitchen here and dining seating for four plus couch seating area, bring DVD's from home or rent them from Summit for $3.00 each, lobby is great, no continental breakfast though, you are on your own except for coffee, teas, hot cocoa etc. Help desk is great for the adventuresome, but they only work with selected vendors. Check in people were super friendly, and when we wanted to stay an extra night than had pre-planned with SkyAuction they got us an extra night within 15mins no problem! We were thrilled but wished we could have stayed even longer, make no mistake, Sedona is a place you can spend a week doing all kinds of adventures, tours, shopping, galleries. Don't hesitate to stay at the Summit, since we got our nights thru SkyAuction, no one even approached us about a tour. One major word of caution, downtown Sedona has many Timeshare representatives, we got trapped and had to outwit 4 of them in first 45 mins of visit. RUN! Sedona Summit has loads to offer, don't hesitate. Everything here was great and more than we expected.
Sedona Summit sensational...
This was our first experience with trading our time share, and it was an excellent choice. The drive up from Phoenix was easy and scenic, and we found the check-in process painless. Of course, the resort wants to have you take a "tour" of the facility, but they didn't put on the pressure at the concierge to do so. We loved our "casita". It was perfect for the two of us, and we had a nice patio which overlooked the red rocks. There were lots of activities, but you had to pay a small fee for most. Unfortunately the heated pool was out of commission while we were there, so we didn't do any swimming. The jacuzzi in the bathroom was appreciated. I liked the resort and would go back.
Great place to stay; ok reception/concierge service
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights during a trip to the Grand Canyon, and it was perfect for our needs. We had a studio room which was very nice. We had a fridge, microwave, and kitchenette with glass plates and stemware (as well as the other items described for the suite on expedia, hotels.com,etc.). The bathroom was nice...the little pool near our unit was nice...everything was charming. When we first arrived, the connecting room door was unlocked; we were able to open it and discovered that this door was the only thing between us and another guests' suite! Thankfully we were not crooked folks! We immediately called for someone to come and lock the door, which they did right away. Below are the items that stopped me from giving the Excellent rating: 1) The concierge service could use a little tightening up. Depending on who we spoke with, we got different answers when we called with questions about available tours. Further we called ahead before driving up from Phoenix to find out when the room would be ready, and someone said it would be available around 1:30. We timed our arrival for then (I was pretty tired and ready for a nap). When we got to the desk, I was told that they don't know who told me that, but the room wouldn't be ready until around 4. Needless to say I was not happy. Also, upon check-in when I asked them to confirm my rate the woman literally said "we're not supposed to disclose rates to the guests." Additionally, potential guests should be forewarned that these are actually timeshares that are also rented out as hotel rooms. Therefore they may try to put the car saleman's pressure on you to sit through one of the timeshare presentations. And lastly, when checking in they kept saying that I needed to go to the desk across the floor for an "awesome welcome gift." They were pretty pumped up about it. When I went to pick up this "awesome gift" it turned out to be a set of about 6 Sedona postcards. I couldn't believe that they would actually try to insult a guest's intelligence by touting postcards as an "awesome gift." I was tempted to tell them to keep the postcards but I didn't. Again, despite these negatives, I must say the hotel itself is great. Would consider staying there again.
Enjoyed the Summit...
We stayed at the Summit May 6-13, 2005. As some of the previous reviews stated it is probably not a good place for singles looking for action, and not all of the condos have a good view of the rocks. A general rule is that most of the 1 bedroom suites have a better view, either the red rocks or the courtyards & pools, some studios have a view of the rocks over the highway, but many look out to the parking areas. If you have a two bedroom (1 bedroom suite & studio combined) you can't lose. And...it is a great location just on the edge of town, away from traffic & noise, very peaceful with many ameneties, except a restaurant on location. However, any restaurant that you want to go to is within 5 to 10 minutes, and there are many good ones. It was nice to eat in the condo 2 of the 7 nights. One night we grilled a steak on the bar-b-que, and had a nice relaxing evening watching the sunset & listening to CD's. We were fortunate to be in building 21 with a wonderful panarama of the entire area. What an outstanding view!!! Building 20 and 22 would be good too, and 23 when it is completed. (Noise by 22) The Summit is priced reasonably and an excellent value, however be prepared for a timeshare pitch.
Nice resort and Nice Location, but...
I stayed in a studio at Sedona Summit in July 2004. The room was very nice and the bathroom was very spacious. BEWARE HOWEVER,
"Not all the units at Sedona Summit have a VIEW".
If you want a room with a view of the mountains you may need to ask for one. I got stuck in a room with no view. I was disappointed at first but, I made my reservation through Expedia, not RCI. I have a feeling they save there best rooms for the timeshare holders, which I'm not.
I stayed at Sedona Summit May 22-25, 2004. I found the resort to be clean and well kept, but was frankly disappointed with the amenities. I was put in a studio room with no view except for the parking lot after I requested a view of the rocks. The units were clean and contemporary as well as spacious. I would recommend a stay here but insist on a great view. Without the view, this place is nothing more than a clean hotel. To call this establishment a "resort" is pushing it. In addition, I found the crowd there to be mostly retired, if you are young, look elsewhere.
This is a fantastic resort with great scenery. This resort has everything we wanted in a resort. The 2 bedroom was large. We had 8 people and never felt cramped. It was very clean. The best thing I liked about the resort is the adult only pool where we could go and read a book and not be bothered by kids running around. The hiking trails were good and the close proximity to interesting areas made it a great place to stay. Only a couple hours to the Grand Canyon and it was very scenic all the way there.
Sedona was just perfect this time of year. Just returned from a great week. Sedona Summit was above my expectation. Stayed in one of the new units (across the street from check-in) and the view was fantastic. If possible, request one of these units that faces the Red Rocks. It's the best! The staff could not have been more helpful and the location it just perfect. Highly recommended!
Perfect Family Resort
We went there over the July 4th weekend and stayed in the studio. Had a marvelous time. The resort had all the ameneties you could think of - pool, jacuzzi, activity center, gym, video rental, laundromat, play area, BBQs. The rooms were great and the bathroom was v. beautiful and huge with tons of storage. The rooms had a nice porch. The kitchen has a good size fridge, microwave, all silverware and utensils. However studios dont come with a stove or dishwasher.
The resort was just a 5 min walk to the Sedona Cultural Park where the July 4th festivities were taking place. The location was unbeatable !!!
My wife and I traveled to Sedona for the first time in April of 2003. We are frequent timeshare travelers and always stay at Gold Crown Resorts. Our point of reference is our timeshare in Kauai which is top of the line. Over the last several years we have not found a timeshare of equal value until we stayed at the Sedona Summit. The service was fast and excellent. The one bedroom unit we stayed in was extremely well equiped with all the amenities of a five star hotel. Everything was new and in tip top shape. The location was the best because we could walk a short distance and see unparalleled sunsets in a country setting. We were also within walking distance of Sedona's new outdoor amphitheater. When we go back we will stay and the Sedona Summit.
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Well we are still in Sedona! the offer of another night here for $119 was too good to refuse, plus the fact that Elle had tears in her eyes when I first said no, she has never known such luxury!!
Anyway we saw the timeshare guy as arranged this am and we found it quite interesting actually, he was a nice bloke and it was different to se...