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Amara Resort & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel
Ranked #11 of 48 Hotels in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Glen Rock, New Jersey
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Just got back from a three night stay and we couldn't have been happier choosing the Amara. I had called ahead to let them know it would be my son's birthday upon on our arrival and they left him lovely notes and an assortment of candy and treats that really made him feel special. We celebrated having dinner at the resort and it was a wonderful meal. The location of the hotel is perfect. Walk up the hill and you are in uptown Sedona. Loved that the hotel was off the street. Amazing views of snoopy rock from the pool area. Speaking of pool area, very lovely. Our room was spacious, we had a king suite and I ordered a rollaway bed so my two kids had their own bed (pull out sofa in room) and my husband and I got the king. Bathroom was nice with a huge whirlpool tub that we couldn't resist. I loved having a robe to use as well. Only negative I could say that the room was big enough to include a dresser which would have been nice for some drawer space. Also the bathroom needs a place to hang a hand towel. Otherwise I highly recommend would definitely return.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Spent 3 nights here in April 2014 with family. Pool is nice, but only 3' deep and not a lot of seating. Ate at Hundred Rox [their restaurant] and had great lunch and very nice dinner. Staff is very accommodating, valet guys were great.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Amara Resort this past weekend and simply loved our stay. Our room was spacious and well appointed which opened onto the courtyard. The grounds are immaculately maintained! We loved the fact the the property is on the creek and the courtyard/pool area has an amazing view of the Sedona red hills.
If that wasn't enough the service was impeccable. Every staff member we encountered was genuinely interested in doing whatever they could to make our stay wonderful. We were so impressed with the friendly reception we received at the front desk. We had lunch on the patio which was excellent! As, we're the cocktails. Brent the food manager works very hard at servicing the guests as do the wonderful people up front and the housekeeping staff.
We simply loved our stay and hated it leave. It was outer first experience with a Kimpton hotel, we will definitely be looking to stay at the amaranth again and their other properties if possible!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

This is my second stay. And Wow what a difference. Management has gone out of its way to make this a wonderful place to stay. They make you feel like you are family. Warm atmosphere. Great location. Loved it

  • Stayed April 2014
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Patrick G, General Manager at Amara Resort & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Magachelle,

Thanks for giving us another opportunity. We are thrilled that you felt like family as that is our goal when you are visiting our home. Come back and see us soon.

Warm regards,
Patrick Gaskin
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Maple Valley, Washington
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

This is an older property, but has been updated. I would not refer to this as a spa property.
The spa is adjacent to the property. I did not notice many guest using the spa.

There were many families at the pool. I understand that people return year after year,
We did not score a lawn chair once at the pool. They present a spa atmosphere with sparse chairs and cabanas.... They need 25 plus more chairs....for families and guests.
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The location is good. You do have to hike a hill to get into the main drag. The hotel will also take you a short distance.

The staff was great... Especially the valets. Very friendly....nice evening reception,

Great sandwich shop behind the main street. They are open until 2pm. Natural, healthy,and huge!!!

We enjoyed live music at the Hilton. The Verde train ride and Loved dinner at the local airport!

The hike on Bell Rock was very enjoyable...easy! Parking was a problem so arrive early.

I would love ti hike more....so many options!!'

Sedona is very beautiful...

Room Tip: We did not have a room with out door seating....you need a room with a deck
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Patrick G, General Manager at Amara Resort & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Greetings atamove,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit. I am thrilled you enjoyed your time in Sedona and thank you for the kind words about the staff. The staff is here to help in any way they can and want you to feel at home. Sedona is truly a magical place with so much to do.
The pool area is certainly a popular place any time of the day to relax and enjoy the incredible views. We will be adding additional seating in the next couple of months when the resort receives a face lift. In additional to the pool seating the courtyard, guest rooms, meeting rooms and restaurant will be updated to give it the Kimpton touch. The spa does see quite a bit of traffic whether it is for the daily yoga classes, treatments, or just to relax in the sanctuary or steam rooms.

Sincerely,
Patrick Gaskin
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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I only had time to stay one night but it was the most enjoyable 24 hours. The location is perfect as the resort and pool has views of the red rock landscape yet you are very close to all the shopping and restaurants of Sedona. We enjoyed relaxing at the cabanas and poolside drinks once we had checked into our room. After failing to get dinner reservations elsewhere we opted to eat at the hotel . . this was a wonderful treat. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner on the patio with heated lanterns and great attentive wait staff. After a great night sleep on very comfortable mattresses, we took advantage of a wonderful yoga class at the spa. It was fantastic and a great start to our day. I'm definitely returning to this hotel and will plan to stay much longer next time! :)

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Patrick G, General Manager at Amara Resort & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Greetings JackStuartisme,
It sounds like you had an amazing 24 hours. From the wine hour to the yoga, to enjoying the pool and indulging in dinner with amazing views…..you experienced it all. Thanks for sharing your incredible experience. We hope you will spend more time with us next time.
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Patrick Gaskin
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Great location, extremely guest focussed staff... They spoil you. Loved the evening views while lounging in the heated pool and the hot tub - cabanas offered on first come first serve basis. We only did breakfast ( were out hiking in sedona rest of the day) and it was top notch. Loved their complimentary wine idea and included valet service. All in all, a great experience and would highly recommend to other families.

Stayed April 2014
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Patrick G, General Manager at Amara Resort & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
SidSingh,

Wow!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing experience. I am delighted to hear that you felt spoiled by the team that truly made my day. They are incredible and truly make the experience. We appreciate you choosing to spend your spring break with us. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back.
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Patrick Gaskin
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Additional Information about Amara Resort & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel

Property: Amara Resort & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel
Address: 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336-5174
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Region: United States > Arizona > Sedona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Sedona
#4 Spa Hotel in Sedona
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Sedona
#7 Family Hotel in Sedona
#10 Romantic Hotel in Sedona
#12 Business Hotel in Sedona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Amara Resort & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The AAA Four-Diamond Amara Resort Hotel & Spa is a modern sanctuary that offers the best of all worlds. Ideally located in the Uptown area of America's most neautiful place, Sedona, Arizona. Welcome to the Amara Resort and Spa. We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy the many recent enhancements to our property. All guest rooms include luxurious bed linens, robes, in room safes and refrigerators, in addition to a balcony offering spectacular views of the Sedona red rocks or our gardens. Enjoy in room dining or the sounds of live music at Hundred Rox, our indoor/outdoor three meal a day restaurant. Treat yourself to a massage or hot stone treatment at The Spa or sit by our infinity pool and soak in the spirit of Sedona and the Amara Resort and Spa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Amara Hotel, Restaurant Hotel Sedona
Amara Hotel, Restaurant And Spa
Amara Resort Sedona
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