After reading the reviews my husband and I decided to give this a try. Upon booking I told the hotel we are celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. Let me begin with the positive. The location is great if you want to be in the center of town. It is a very steep walk up the road from the resort to the main road but they will take you up in a shuttle/cart. They serve wine in the lobby every evening if you can be there between I believe it is 5-6. And coffee in the morning between ?-9
The interior of the room was nice but had only one comfortable chair and a desk chair so two are unable to relax at the same time. Now to the negatives. Upon seeing our room on the ground floor and realizing that our door wall opened up into the restaurants dining patio we requested a more private room. None were available and we did not want to spend our time looking for another hotel for two nights. So we were given $25 to use in the restaurant & a bottle of champagne. Not only did we have no privacy and unable to open our blinds and let the light of day in without being greeted by dining guests our interior door was right next to an access door for people coming and going out to the grounds. The walls are paper thin. At night we had shouting children running through the hall and people stomping above us. Starting at 6:00 a.m. there was so much noise from other guests and staff it was impossible to get a good nights sleep. We left here exhausted. When checking out we were asked how things were and I said terrible and would never stay here again so they took another $50 off. While the comps were nice it does not give us back our vacation time and the ruined two nights in Sedona.This room should not be a guest room. The pool did not look nice. Very dark area and cheap chairs.
Since we had $25 to spend in there restaurant we ate dinner there the first night. We could not get a 6:45 reservation but could get a 6:30. The wait staff are not experienced enough to be in a "resort" hotel restaurant. After we had our salad and soup we were brought the desert menu. I was without words but finally said we hadn't had dinner yet! Perhaps if we could have been in a private room our experience would have been different but since it is what is was I can not recommend this resort. I feel they should have given us more off for putting us in a closet of sorts. With Sedona being so beautiful and not being able to look out the window while in your room you might as well stay in a cave.
- 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
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- Amara Sedona
- Amara Resort & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Sedona, Arizona