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Adobe Grand Villas
Ranked #1 of 48 Hotels in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“Peaceful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

I took my girlfriend here for a last minute weekend getaway from Phoenix and did not know this would turn out to be the most unique and charming place I have ever stayed. We stayed in the Whispering Pine Villa and loved it! The waterfall shower was a unique touch. Chef Micheal and the whole staff was wonderful. The price is expensive but for the experience we had it was worth it. You would not have this same type of charm at a resort. We will definitely visit again!!

  • Stayed April 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

My husband and I spent 6 nights in Sedona in early May 2012. We couldn't choose between the Adobe and L'Auberge, so we decided to spend three nights in each. We stayed at the Adobe first, and I really expected this to be the better hotel. But I can only echo other negative reviews on here. The one positive is the nicely decorated and spacious rooms and bathrooms. We stayed in the Tuscany Villa, and it was fabulous. But when you're paying around $500 per night (incl tax) you expect a bit more than a nice room. The negatives for us were as follows:

1) It's situated in the wrong part of town - the uptown area (on the other side of town) is much nicer, with the creek, view of the red rocks, shops and restaurants

2) The communal area feels very cramped - the villas are all on top of each other, situated round a small pool, and there's no gardens

3) The breakfast is a joke! We were offered french toast on the first morning, and it was 3 small pieces of soggy bread on the plate. No alternative was offered - then we heard other guests come along and ask for fried eggs and omelettes! But the staff were clearly trying to push the french toast on everyone. As others have said, breakfast hours aren't terribly helpful when guests are getting up for hikes (8.30-10am) - we told the hotel that we would be going to be leaving at 7am to go to the grand canyon, and got given 2 bottles of water and a muffin and granola bar each. Yum! On our last morning, we bypassed the pancakes and asked for friend eggs. There was no bacon, only chicken sausages that they'd been pushing on us the first morning, too. And for all the talk of bread making, the bread looked shop bought to me! Just average, really. Better breakfasts to be had at Dennys.

4) And onto the staff. Well, they're pretty much non-existent. We arrived at 9pm the first night, tired from our flight. As it was a 'late' check-in, they left instructions for us to find our keys. It was a bit miserable. I'd emailed earlier to ask about restaurants, and no one bothered to mention that the retirement community of Sedona eats early - so after 9pm the chances of finding anywhere to eat are slim! If there'd been reception staff there, we could have asked for tips. Dawn was the one helpful person - she went out of her way to give us good hiking and restaurant tips. But there was another woman (dark hair, ponytail) who was downright rude to my husband. Basically, there are hardly ever any staff on the property. It literally is almost like having an apartment on a managed property, rather than being in a hotel or upmarket B&B.

Conclusion: if I'd been paying, say, $350 per night, I would have been happy with the lovely room and non-existent facilities. But for $500, I felt ripped off. We went on to stay 3 nights at l'Auberge, staying in a Vista Cottage for the same price as the Adobe, and we much preferred that. Like Adobe, L'Auberge has beautiful rooms, but it also has a great location by a creek, beautiful grounds, and little extras like 8a.m. duck feeding!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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20 Thank LondonGirl32
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Abit, General Manager at Adobe Grand Villas, responded to this review, 23 May 2012
Thank you for the feedback! We appreciate your honesty and hopefully, it will help others understand that we are small property, with only 16 Villas and they will not mistake us for a large resort.


We are tucked away in a small quiet neighborhood located approximately three miles from the heart of Sedona’s uptown shopping area. We are within walking distance to the Thunder Mountain trailhead and are also close to several wonderful West Sedona restaurants. Our guests like the peace and quiet rather than the hassle and bustle and traffic street noises.


Our office is open from 8am-6pm. The manager’s and Owner’s phone numbers are in the Villa books and posted on our front entrance, if you have any questions or problems after hours ,we will be happy to be there to help.


Our Innkeepers greet our breakfast guests with the courses Chef has prepared and/or other options for example: “Hello, today the chef has prepared cranberry & orange zest scones, blueberry smoothies, French toast with a banana foster sauce and chicken apple sausage. However, if you would like something else, we would be happy to make it for you.” We are also very happy to accommodate almost any special dietary needs.


Our breakfast is served between 8:30-10am. If a guest is leaving early, we are happy to make a to-go breakfast bag for them that will include for each guest; water, a homemade muffin, fresh fruit, fruit snack, trail mix and granola. We prepare sweet entree's one day and savory the next, so that guests have a chance to experience different options daily. We are also happy to wait for a guest if they will be arriving late for breakfast due to an early hike or tour.

Trip Advisor has some great pictures that our previous guests have posted that include our gardens and garden patio areas! There is a picture of our lobby and pool area on our website also for those who would like to see them. Our property consists of five buildings. The main building houses the Hacienda Villa and the main lobby; the rest of the buildings each have 3 or 4 Villas in each. All have separate entrances and separate staircases, private balconies and private patios, for maximum privacy for our guests.


Each Villa has its own bread maker and the mixes are prepared by our staff and baked fresh daily in the villa. Our Villas are all between 850-950sq ft and they do all have a fireplace by the jetted tubs, and another in the main room; they all have kitchenettes stocked with complementary snacks, soda’s, coffees, teas, water, fresh baked bread. The difference in our Villas are their size, with bathrooms as large as most hotel rooms, featuring double sink vanities, private toilet rooms and large walk in showers, and the themes, such as French, Countryside, Tuscan, Western, Shabby Chic, Log Cabin, mountain cabin, etc.. Many of our downstairs Villas have Murphy beds that pull out from the wall, to give more than 2 guests per Villa the ability to sleep on a full queen size mattress, and we also have two Villas which are over 1800 square feet and have a full 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.



Our Late Arrival instructions are given verbally over the phone and emailed to our guests.


Thanks for the advice; we will now be informing our late arrival guests that most of the restaurants in Sedona close earlier than they do in a big city.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

We stayed n the Hacienda Villa, the Innkeepers, Chief Michael just all to wonderful to explain it all. Pictures do NOT do it justice. The staff are dream come true, Friendly, Polite, yet not intrusive. Breakfast and warm snacks mid afternoon wonderful! My husband thought the bed was the most comfortable he had ever slept in! If you have not stayed here; I do not think I can do it juctice with this review. I felt like I were in a dream and every wish had come true @ the Adobe Grand Villa, no details were left undone, if you thought of it... it was already taken care of! Well worth it even in todays economy.

Room Tip: Any room here is special! the pictures can not show you how unique they are! If you need to not clim...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank CindylouTallahassee
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Danbury, Connecticut
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54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

My husband, baby and I stayed here based on other tripadvisor reviews. What a great place! We stayed in the Timbers Villa which has the most comfortable bed in the world. It was spacious and comfortable. Bath was huge. My only complaint was while the shower was neat (walk in with water that poured out over rocks), I would have liked other shower heads because I got cold taking a shower--too much air flow! The jacuzzi tub was wonderful. Breakfast was fantastic. We liked having cookies in the evening and tea and coffee available. The daily bread was another great perk. We'd definitely stay there again. Good location.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank horsemom1976
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Westcliffe, Colorado
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71 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

We stayed in the Wagon Wheel villa - what a fabulously fun room! Not only was the room gigantic, but I would have loved to have been the decorator who got to furnish it! No detail was left unfinished, and the service was top-notch. Don't hesitate - it is worth the money!

Room Tip: Wagon Wheel room is loads of fun, further to the back of the property and nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank copperrosemaiden
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Cincinnati
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50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

We rented the Hacienda Villa for three nights. I could not recommend it more highly. The villa was comfortable and perfect for families. We loved the fresh bread every day and the delicious breakfasts. The hot tub/spa at the pool was perfect at the end of the day (and early in the morning) and we greatly appreciated all the little touches like robes and slippers to walk down to the pool. The staff is friendly and engaging. The place is lovely and elegant without feeling stuffy. We look forward to returning!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DFinnCincinnati
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Property: Adobe Grand Villas
Address: 35 Hozoni Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336-3765
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Region: United States > Arizona > Sedona
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Sedona
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sedona
#1 Family Hotel in Sedona
#1 Spa Hotel in Sedona
#9 Business Hotel in Sedona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Adobe Grand Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the base of Thunder mountain in Beautful west Sedona, Conveniently located to the areas best restaurants and shopping. Enjoy the serenity of our 900 ft or larger, grand private villas, complete with freshly baked bread in your room. Gourmet breakfast prepared fresh daily, and complimentary snacks, and amenities. ... more   less 
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