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“A beacon of funk in the heart of Sedona”
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Star Motel
Ranked #32 of 48 Hotels in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Des Moines, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A beacon of funk in the heart of Sedona”
Reviewed 25 October 2011

In most cases if you are heading to Sedona you are going for the scenery and the atmosphere of the place. There is no place better than the Star Motel for that. From the door of the motel you can see the main uptown area about 100 feet away. There are lots of kitschy little shops right there. Plus you can see the beautiful views of the red rocks of the mountains surrounding Sedona.

The motel is not designed for hanging out in. The rooms are fairly small but not tiny. And there's no luxurious services offered. But the weather is often nice in Sedona with cool nights and warm days, so you really don't want to stay indoors all the time anyway.

From the hotel you can walk to just about anything in uptown Sedona including restaurants, shops, and galleries. And since the motel is much cheaper than the other options in Sedona, you'll have money to spare for the other experiences there. There's a little convenience store next door where you can buy beer or wine and enjoy it on the front porch of the motel.

I'd easily go back there since Sedona is designed for day trips around the area (hiking, eating, etc.). And since you park in front of your room it's easy to get in and out.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Cheap, comfortable and it’s in the middle of this wonderful place. We walked to various places. There are parking spaces in front of the motel which is a good thing.I never stayed in a motel but I was happy with our choice.

Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Peoria, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

We did not have reservations but I had read about this motel and decided to check it out. We have been here a week and it feels like home. We head back to Illinois tomorrow and don't want to leave. I feel like I have a new friend in Anne, the owner. She went out of her way to accommodate us and recommended many things to see and do as well as great places to eat. This is our second trip to Sedona and we'll be back and know just where we'll be staying... The Star Motel! Thank you Anne for all you did for us and making us feel at home.

Room Tip: Close to everything you need to see and do!
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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lulapineflat, Owner at Star Motel, responded to this review, 22 September 2011
...and the Star Motel loved having you. Thanks for your kind review. I look forward to seeing you next year. Your room will be waiting!
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Franklin, Michigan
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

After breakfasting in town we returned to the Star prior to the 10 AM check out to find that our room had been stripped (bed linens piled outside, trash removed and dumped, etc.) and some of our personal items were missing. We called the number posted on the office door (no office staff from 8PM-10AM) and were directed to wait until Ms. Clair arrived. We then waited around while she hunted for the maid.The ensuing dialog centered around how hard the maid has to work so she needs to get a head start, rather than an acknowledgment that our security had been breached when items were removed before check out. This interaction kept us from getting on the road for an extra hour and was emotionally upsetting, with little if any concern by the Star staff. The missing items were eventually found in the maid's pocket and the trash. The owners have been contacted in writing via the motel website and have NOT replied.

Room Tip: shabby, outlet didn't work, noisty-cycle on/cycle off air conditioner, curtain need to be wedged...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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lulapineflat, Owner at Star Motel, responded to this review, 25 August 2011
Per our conversation, on the morning of your departure from the motel, I apologized to you that you had felt that your security had been breached and that someone would be in the motel office at 10 am (it was 9:50 am) and any items you may have forgotten in the room would be returned to you. The room was void of any visible occupancy, i.e. luggage, clothing, when the housekeeper entered the room to begin cleaning. The personal item to which you refer, a small travel size tube of toothpaste and three cans of soda left in the fridge, were returned to you, unused. Again,I am sorry that you felt your security was breached.
Sincerely,
Anne
Star Motel
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kent
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

Small, simple motel in the heart of Sedona. Great location, great price - you can't go wrong if you are just looking for a simple, clean motel. We arrived in the middle of the night tired from a long haul flight, then woke in the morning to be pleasantly surprised by our central location and the amazing red rock view from our front door. If you are touring and are out most of the day, this place ticks the right boxes.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

I love staying at this motel. We just stayed for the second time in 6 months. The motel is older, but well maintained and is located in the center of town.
I would definitely stay again when in Sedona. It's not very fancy and no free breakfast, but that's ok. It's clean and quaint. One word of warning about staying here on a Thursday night, trash collection is on Friday morning. And when I say morning, I mean 6 am. Both times we have stayed here, we have had this experience. I would still stay here again. We love the aesthetics of the motel, the staff hospitality, and the overall feeling of being welcome here.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Phoenix, AZ
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2011

This is a motel. Therefore, don't be expecting turndown service and luxury amenities. That being said, it's hard to find anything remotely affordable in Sedona. Especially with a great view and that is nearly right on top of one of the main shopping areas in town. Don't search any further. Unless you want to pay an arm & a leg to stay in Sedona. My only qualm was that it was still relatively pricey for the caliber of room, but I am sure it's justified by the location. If you want a casual clean motel for your Sedona stop, this is the right choice.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Star Motel
Address: 295 Jordan Rd, P.O. Box 1320, Sedona, AZ 86336-4281
Region: United States > Arizona > Sedona
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Sedona
#17 Romantic Hotel in Sedona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Star Motel is located in the historic center of Sedona, uptown. Location, location, location! Galleries, restaurants, and shopping. The motel has been family owned for over 35 years. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Queen and king sized beds, walk in showers with seating, free Wi-Fi, parking in front of guest rooms. All rooms have red rock views. All rooms are non-smoking & no pets. ... more   less 
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