1 . Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona

Sedona, Arizona

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 537 - 5238

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Sometimes, luxury means taking advantage of what nature has already provided, and Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona does just that.

Sedona is famous for its views, and the award-winning terraced design of Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona puts them just steps from your room. Whether you enjoy the morning light illuminating the red rock while you eat your breakfast or step out onto the terrace for a memorable sunset, the view is spectacular. The luxuries offered by Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona don't end with the stunning view. From 37 inch flat screen high definition televisions to free shuttle service about tone, your needs will be cared for in style and luxury. All this and more awaits you!

Address

1200 West Highway 89A Sedona Arizona 86336

Population

10,063

Elevation

4,500 feet

2 . Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa

Sedona, Arizona

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 694 - 9946

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Sedona may be known for its mounds of red rocks, but the only mounds you’ll find at Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa are those of pillows, lambs wool throws and everything indulgent. This Mediterranean oasis in the desert – our No. 1 pick – brings the lifestyles of bygone Spanish kings to the forefront.

That’s right; you’ll not just feel like royalty once you throw open the doors of this 77-room hotel painted in bold colors and drawing from the surrounding terrain, you’ll be treated like one, too! From the dual-headed rain showers gracing your opulent guestroom, to the men’s and women’s spa lounges boasting bubbly hot tubs and steam rooms, Sedona Rouge spares no expense. After a midday nap on your Simmons Super Plush Pillow Top mattress or a daylong hike on the nearby Thunder Mountain trailhead, come back and pleasure your palate at REDS Restaurant with executive chef Ron Moler’s delicious American cuisine. And when night falls, step out onto the oversized observation terrace for a night with the stars.

Address

2250 West Highway 89A, Sedona, Arizona 86336

Highlights

Sedona is famous for its Vortex Sites, or enhanced energy locations that facilitate prayer, meditation, and mind and body healing.

Getting there

From Phoenix, go north on Interstate17 to Hwy. 260 (Exit 287). Turn left on Hwy 260. Go approximately 15 miles to Cottonwood. Turn right on Hwy. 89A and go approximately 15 miles to West Sedona. The Sedona Rouge Hotel will be on your left on the corner of 89A and Rodeo Drive.

3 . Briar Patch Inn

Sedona, Arizona

CALL DIRECT: +1 (928) 282 - 2342

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With a name like the Briar Patch Inn, one may conjure up thoughts of a wee cottage surrounded by thorny plants – an unwelcome thought indeed! Well, check your worries at the door because our final selection is anything but a prickly place. In fact, you just might fancy this nine-acre Sedona spot!

Found deep in historic Oak Creek Canyon, this lush little location is your soon-to-be favorite Arizona destination. As the spring-fed waters flow, you’ll instantly get into a feel-good mood once you dump your suitcases onto the floor of one of the 19 cute cottages and retreat to its shaded patio or deck. Towering sycamores and oak trees act as a verdant canopy during your much-needed R and R session. Go ahead; no one will even bother you if you take a snooze! Native American arts and crafts are abundant at Briar Patch Inn and certainly add to the downright cozy ambiance of the entire property. And you’ll love the satisfying and healthy comfort food here. Wake to fresh, homemade breads, muffins and crunchy granola. And a steamy cup of coffee or herbal tea definitely complements a canyon sunrise!

Address

3190 North Highway 89A, Sedona, Arizona 86336

Getting there

From Phoenix, take Exit 298 Sedona-Oak Creek Canyon to Hwy. 179. At the intersection of 179 and Hwy 89A, turn right and drive three and a half miles up into Oak Creek Canyon. Briar Patch Inn is located on the right side of the highway and marked by a large sign.

Fun facts

The Briar Patch is free of telephones and TVs except for three cottages that have 19-inch TVs.

4 . Enchantment Resort

Sedona, Arizona

CALL DIRECT: +1 (928) 282 - 2900

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When we thought of the word enchantment, things like fairytale princesses and wizards came to mind. At Enchantment Resort, our No. 4 pick, you’ll have the chance to experience different kinds of stories and myths, inspired by Sedona’s Apache culture.

Surrounded by Sedona’s red-hued Boyton Canyon, Enchantment Resort really is something of a dream – which is fitting, considering you have the option of taking part in a dream interpretation session right on the grounds. Correct us if we’re wrong, but have you ever been to a luxe resort that blends the classic American vacation with enthralling cultural traditions? We hadn’t either, but once we learned that a complete Native American program was offered, we were more than pumped. Watch documentaries about Apache culture and history, listen to Native American performers play traditional music passed down from elders – even learn about the first people to inhabit Boynton Canyon on a walk through the nearby archeological ruins. Or, try Mii Amo Spa’s spiritual services, like interactive aura photography, palm reading or astrology sessions.

Fun facts

Sedona is at an elevation of 4,500 ft.!

Getting there

From Phoenix, travel north on Interstate 17 to Hwy. 260-Cottonwood. Take a left to Highway 89A. Take a right on 89A and continue for about 16 miles. The second traffic light in Sedona is Dry Creek Road. Turn left and proceed north for five miles. Follow the signs to Enchantment Resort, up ahead.

Address

525 Boynton Canyon Road, Sedona Arizona 86336

5 . Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa

Sedona, Arizona

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 273 - 3762

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Just because there are thousands of Hilton Hotels spanning the universe doesn’t mean you can’t expect a one-of-a-kind experience at Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa. Obviously this Red Rock Country retreat stood out from the rest in order to land a spot on our list of Top 10 Sedona Hotels and Resorts.

Maybe it was the 219 way above-average guestrooms and suites bedecked with hand-carved Mexican alder wood and wrought iron furnishings. Or maybe it’s because this is Sedona’s closest resort to the Valley of the Sun. Or perhaps the reason we liked this specific Hilton so much has something to do with the neighboring Sedona Golf Resort par 71 championship course. News flash: it was because of all three above reasons – plus so much more! Close to everything worth seeing in Sedona, not to mention the drop-dead beautiful views of the rocky landscape, Hilton Sedona in not just a logical place to stay on your Arizona adventure, it is one of the best places to stay! Want a spa? Got it. An onsite restaurant? How does Grille at ShadowRock sound? You won’t desire anything else when you stay here!

Fun facts

The partnering Sedona Golf Resort was named one of the 100 Most Women-friendly Courses in America by Golf for Women Magazine.

Highlights

The Hilton Sedona Spa features soothing Sedona treatments like the Desert Immersion, combining full body massage and delightful aromatherapy.

Getting there

90 Ridge Trail Dr., Sedona, Arizona 86351

6 . Adobe Grand Villas

Sedona, Arizona

CALL DIRECT: +1 (928) 203 - 7616

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Boasting some of the biggest, most lavish bathrooms in all of Arizona, Adobe Grand Villas is definitely throne-worthy. And what’s better than a super-wide water closet? A captivating guestroom or suite attached to it! Our No. 6 pick wipes the others out as Sedona’s best boutique bed and breakfast resort.

You won’t find delightfully-themed villas like this anywhere in Arizona. Call us Oregon Trail lovers, but we were ecstatic when we found out about the Wagon Wheel Villa. In this oversized suite-like accommodation, you get to lay your head down in a bed that’s inside a covered wagon! Lanterns hanging above light the way to dreamland. And if sleeping in a wagon makes you think of snake bites, tombstones and forging the river, no worries. Try Adobe Grand Villa’s 14 other unique villas. Upscale extras like hot afternoon hors d’oeuvres and fresh evening pastries really set this desert property apart. And the food? How does a personal chef sound? Executive chef Michael Merilli serves up a lip-smacking, five-course breakfast every morning, plus offers private meal preparation on your special Arizona getaway.

Fun facts

Adobe Grand Villas was named one of the Top 10 Romantic Bed and Breakfast and Country Inns by American Historic Inns, Inc.

Related Onsite Offerings

Adobe Grand Villas offers signature spa services just for you or as a relaxing couples retreat!

Address

35 Hozoni Drive, Sedona Arizona 86336

7 . Oak Creek Terrace Resort

Sedona, Arizona

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 537 - 0244

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Enjoy just the right touches of luxury during your stay at Oak Creek Terrace Resort in Sedona, Arizona.

Luxury is about the little things, and the perfect touches are all around at Oak Creek Terrace Resort. From private gas BBQs ready and waiting for a cookout to uniquely decorated rooms, this quiet resort offers you the privacy and comfort you need. Some rooms even offer jacuzzis or fireplaces. Even better, their ideal location makes it easy to explore the stunning red rock landscape of Sedona. Rent a buggy to explore the natural beauty or take a hike. If you'd prefer to stay in and relax, take a moment to sit by the creek, on the deck or by the Koi pond.

Address

4548 S R 89A Sedona, AZ, 86336

Highlights

Pets are welcome at Oak Creek Terrace Resort, so even your furry friends can enjoy a luxury Sedona vacation.

Related activities

Oak Creek Terrace Resort now offers buggy rentals from Canyon ATV Rentals, so you can explore the red rock of the area in an exciting new way!

8 . Radisson Poco Diablo Resort

Sedona, Arizona

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 201 - 1718

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It’s such a drag when you arrive to your much-anticipated vacation destination but have to spend another half-hour in a cab getting to your hotel, isn’t it? Well, not when you stay at Radisson Poco Diablo Resort in sunny Sedona. Its just minutes from the Sedona Airport, and so much more!

Oak Creek Canyon, Tlaquepaque Village, you name the place and this resort is conveniently located by it. Imagine hot-air ballooning high over miles of red-rock monoliths only to return to the ground and be swept back up onto cloud nine when you lie down on your super soft Sleep Number bed in your vaulted-ceiling, Poco King guestroom. Jetted hot tub, anyone? We aren’t saying you have to spend you entire day away from Radisson Poco Diablo Resort. But you should appreciate its spectacular location in Sedona. However, if your spirit is willing but your body isn’t, there’s no need to cry. A good massage will have you back on your feet in no time. And surely a soak in your Elite Spa guestroom’s spa bathtub can do a body good!

Fun facts

Radisson Poco Diablo Resort is only two hours from Grand Canyon National Park!

Highlights

Try one of T. Carl Restaurant’s signature dishes at Radisson Poco Diablo Resort, like the Sherry Cream Blue Crab Fettuccine.

Address

1752 South State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona 86336

9 . Amara Resort, Restaurant and Spa

Sedona, Arizona

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 815 - 6152

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Amara: a desert retreat with a distinctly urban vibe, four-diamond accommodations, Oak Creek location and sumptuous Amara Spa.

That’s where we step in. Words can’t appropriately describe the butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling you’ll get when you arrive at Amara Resort, that’s why we suggest you just hightail it here. Okay, we’ll try to paint you a picture: its sunset; the red rocks loom high in the distance under an orangey sky and you’re standing in front of an oversized saltwater pool. To the left, your Signature Room awaits you, ready to wrap you in 300-thread-count Italian linens. Down the hall, Chef David Schmidt stands ready to prepare taste bud-tickling, pan-seared sweet diver scallops at Hundred Rox Restaurant. And how do you feel? Blissful. It’s silly not to expect an experience like that on 22 peaceful acres along Oak Creek. But once you’ve finished the last bite of your scrumptious Cal-Ital cuisine, we recommend venturing from the hotel and meandering through Uptown Sedona’s chic art galleries, shops and bars for desert – err, dessert.

Address

100 Amara Lane, Sedona, Arizona 86336

Getting there

From Phoenix, travel north on I-17 to Highway 260 (Exit 287). Go left on Highway 260 to Highway 89A. Take a right on Highway 89A to Sedona. Go past AZ 179 and enter Uptown Sedona. Turn right after the second traffic light and travel down the hill. Amara Hotel, Restaurant and Spa will be up ahead.

Fun facts

Take in the panoramic Sedona horizon with daily yoga sessions at Amara Hotel, Restaurant and Spa.

10 . El Portal Sedona

Sedona, Arizona

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 313 - 0017

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You haven’t stayed in an adobe until you’ve vacationed at El Portal Sedona, the No. 10 choice on our list of Top 10 Sedona Hotels and Resorts. This authentically-built Arizona hacienda was constructed with serenity in mind – especially with its 18-inch thick walls guaranteed to keep the peace in place.

Built using the timeworn traditions of centuries-old adobe homes, this Sedona refuge is made up of 12 luxury rooms and suites, all constructed around a traditional center courtyard and an effervescent fountain. Our socks were charmed off when we saw this place, but what we found really delightful was El Portal’s location in the heart of old Sedona. Built on the historic apple orchard of Sedona’s founders, the hotel is just steps from the scenic red-rock buttes and canyons of Oak Creek and the Tlaquepaque shopping village. On the property, you’ll fall in love with the open quad and mossy stone walkway leading to your exceptional accommodations. There, you can lounge on 1900 to 1930s furnishings or collapse into your Egyptian cotton sheets and cashmere blankets. And rest assured you won’t be disturbed here.

Highlights

El Portal is pet-friendly!

Getting there

95 Portal Lane, Sedona, Arizona 86336

Fun facts

Andrew Harper Travel Guide voted El Portal as one of the eight best inns in America.

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