The Best Hotels in Sedona for Every Traveler

Breathtaking views aren't everything Sedona has to offer, read on to find out about some of the best hotels in the area
Breathtaking views aren't everything Sedona has to offer, read on to find out about some of the best hotels in the area | Courtesy of Wingedwolf / iStock
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14 December 2020

There’s a sprinkling of hippie mystique in Arizona’s desert town, Sedona, which is peppered with New Age spas, indie galleries and intriguing boutiques. Surrounded by red rock buttes that turn peach or plum depending on the time of day, it’s a picturesque base for nature walks and canyon hikes. Look for a hotel that taps into the area’s unique culture – with earth-mother interiors, say, or a rural-cabin feel – but regardless, Sedona is the sort of location that makes every kind of hotel look good.

Sky Ranch Lodge

The views from this rustic wood-and-brick inn are astonishing – windows fill with Arizona’s paprika-red rock and endless forest, and hours slip away as you sit al fresco, admiring the panorama from its high-built patio. Farmhouse-feel rooms have wood-beamed ceilings, distressed furniture and woodburners – you couldn’t feel more out in the sticks, but you’re still just on the fringes of Sedona. Luscious green grounds undulate with decorative bridges and ponds, and a pretty pool is a natural chill spot.
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Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
In-room accessibility
Express check-out
Concierge services
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Creekside Inn Sedona

With just six rooms, each individually designed and named after a precious stone, there’s an intimate feel to Creekside Inn. Within its cabin-style walls, an expansive ice-white lounge and restaurant are warmed up by tan chesterfield sofas and raw woods; homey breakfasts of waffles, pancakes and local sausage are also whipped up daily to eat beside the Creek. Rooms are alternately ice-white and minimal and lived-in with dark woods and snug rugs – so ask for your preference.
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Free WiFi
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Conference space
Concierge services
Terrace

Amara Resort and Spa

This high-design beauty connects straight to Arizona’s natural beauty with its tree-shrouded pool and cinnamon-red buildings. Start the day with yoga led by one of its three resident practitioners, or set off for a walk along the trail that starts from the surrounding grounds. The resort’s earthy spa warrants more than one visit, too: try the local-herb-infused Rain Dance ritual, scented with sage, lavender and rosemary. Watch out for the $33 resort fee required to use the facilities.
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Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Express check-out
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Mii amo

Mii Amo
Another spa-focused hideaway, this Adobe-style hotel is more retreat than boarding house – with three-, four- and seven-night packages that tie up activities such as hiking and yoga, healthy juices, spa treatments and Native-American-style rituals. Its philosophy is on the Goop-y, woo-woo side – don’t go if you’re going to snigger at people’s vision boards. Take a deep breath in the Crystal Grotto, a circular sauna built around a crystal center, where therapists burn sage to prompt enlightenment.
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Baby Quail Inn

One of this area’s more affordable stays, Baby Quail is close to the action in West Sedona – step outside to find organic food markets, artisan chocolate shops and Mexican-Asian street food. Rooms are snug and traditional rather than sharp and chic, but there’s a home-from-home feel – breakfasts of fruit and granola really do make you feel like you’re in someone’s kitchen – but peaceful patios and a hot tub add a splash of glamour.
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Free WiFi
In-room accessibility
Concierge services
Terrace
Smoke-free property

Lodge at Sedona

Lodge at Sedona
An Arts-&-Crafts-style B&B set in sprawling, pine-shaded grounds, the Lodge has an eco-warrior spirit. Non-toxic, cruelty-free cleaning products shine up your stay; veggie-leaning, plant-heavy breakfasts start your morning right; and a dog-friendly policy guarantees some handsome hounds. Rooms feel historic, with stone-built fireplaces and thick woven bedspreads. Hunker down in leather armchairs by the main fire after a long hike through the wilderness nearby.
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Lantern Light Inn

Quaint, but striking the balance between modern aesthetic and local character better than some, Lantern Light is the romantic choice. Fairy-lights entwined in the vines that creep around its doorways, waterfall-trickled rockeries, swing seats in the garden – every nook is made for a heart to heart. In the rooms, distressed headboards and leather sofas add a wink of modernity. Owners Frank and Daisy charm with home-baked muffins and personalized breakfast spreads.
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Free WiFi
Express check-out
Concierge services
Terrace
Smoke-free property

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  • Enchantment Resort

    A cult wellness retreat in the style of Mii amo, Enchantment Resort is on a larger, family-friendly scale. Enchantment is a real looker – its zigzag slab of bright turquoise pool is backed by jaw-dropping russet rock and puffs of pine forest – and recently-refurbed suites have white stucco fireplaces, Native-American textiles and woven wall hangings. Exercise sessions and spa suites with plunge pools and patios bring the wellness, but the real showstopper is the stone-clad fire pit with views of the canyon.
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    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Full-service spa
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Orchard Canyon on Oak Creek

    Live out your pioneer fantasy in this cluster of peaceful log cabins set on a tranquil creek. Slightly out of town, in Slide Rock State Park, its huts sleep from two to five people – the basic but snug wooden interiors and porch seating deliver that Little House on the Prairie (1935) magic. Half-board room rates with delicious local breakfasts and farm-to-table dinners mean you don’t have to keep ducking into town. Free cocktails and wine in the garden also help keep things sociable.
    Everything you need to know

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    Free WiFi
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock

    Sipping west-coast reds and nibbling charcuterie around a roaring fire pit – even indulgent evenings are outdoorsy at this spirited stay. Basic doubles are all plump mattresses and safe beige tones, but larger suites pack in character with corner sofas, butte-view balconies and stucco fireplaces. This is big-resort stuff – a golf course, tennis courts and onsite spa all attract a country-club crowd – and families get the red carpet rolled out with everything from s’mores-toasting kits to pink jeeps to explore in.
    Everything you need to know

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    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Full-service spa
    Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
    Express check-out
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge

    Southwest Inn at Sedona

    Burnt-orange walls, bright fabric blinds and wooden headboards cut into the shape of canyons give color at this modest, affordable base. Its kidney-shaped pool is a low-key hangout and its location at the very gateway to Sedona means unobstructed rocky views. Take to your balcony at sunrise for a once-in-a-lifetime vista.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    In-room accessibility
    Concierge services
    Fitness facilities
    Smoke-free property
    These recommendations were updated on December 14, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.