Hi all. Very much enjoying this forum which is invaluable when planning a trip blind. My husband, myself and our 15 year old son will be spending Thanksgiving week in Sedona for the first time.
I have a few priorities when choosing accommodations and would value advice now that I have narrowed it down. If I could find a place that hits all or most of the following wish list we'll be all set. They are: balcony or patio with a beautiful view, outdoor hot tub for star gazing, wood burning fireplace, a walk or short drive to good restaurants, clean and comfortable rooms with really nice sheets and towels and room service. I'm honestly not spoiled I just really, really love a great hotel
Both the Hyatt Pinon Pointe and Enchantment hit all of these but the price difference is ... a lot. I understand that the Hyatt is not exactly in Sedona but the village of Oak Creek. Still the views look gorgeous and I have read that the village has some great restaurants and is a little quieter.
Because of the price alone I am leaning to the Hyatt but after seeing Sally's photos and reading her report I am wondering if it might make sense to split our time- 3 days at the Hyatt with all the amenities we are hoping for and 3 days at Enchantment in one of their lower priced rooms (which are higher than the Hyatt rate with everything).
Is the difference between staying in Oak Creek or Sedona that significant? Would we regret not experiencing Enchantment if we had the chance?