Due to the government shutdown we left Grand Canyon and headed to Sedona with no hotel plans. Once there the guy at a tourist information centre asked where we were staying and told us he could get us a great deal -- basically 2 nights for about $80 (after some negotiation, of course). Normally it would cost over $300 easily. All we had to do was sit in a 2-hr presentation on timeshare on the property. It was well worth it. This place was like a perfect oasis in the desert with all the creature comforts of a high end hotel, and the staff couldn't be more friendly and accommodating. There were plenty of places to eat and lots of things to do in the area. The other reviews describe the resort well so I won't go into that. What I will say is although it worked out ideally for us these "resort agents" tend to be quite pushy. I really wasn't sure if their offer was legit but he was bent on closing the deal. It was dark by then so we took a chance. The next day we visited Sedona, and walking into some shops, I found some of the store clerks asking the same questions about our accommodations. They seemed friendly enough but I thought it very strange -- creepy, in fact -- that they would be so interested in where we were staying, how long, if we liked it there, etc. My guess is that some of the resorts have an agreement with some merchants to steer a lot of business their way. So here's my tip: if you're willing risk it, head to Sedona with no hotel plans and walk into any information centre and start inquiring about hotels in the surrounding area. You might get an amazing deal like we did, as long as you can stomach through those 2-hr pitches!
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