The Best Spa Hotels and Wellness Retreats to Book in Sedona, Arizona

After climbing to the top of Cathedral Rock, enjoy an indulgent treatment at one of the best spa hotels in Sedona
After climbing to the top of Cathedral Rock, enjoy an indulgent treatment at one of the best spa hotels in Sedona | © robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo
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2 December 2021
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Sedona, Arizona, is all stunning red rock landscapes and dramatic mountain ranges with names like Thunder Mountain that are bound to leave you awestruck. Get close to nature by hiking and mountain biking in Boynton Canyon and around other incredible natural landmarks. Many visitors like the appeal of contrasting physical activity outdoors with the luxurious choice of spa hotels in Sedona, where you can rest your tired muscles and indulge in the various treatments on offer. Here is our pick of Sedona’s best spa hotels, bookable on Culture Trip.

Enchantment Resort

The stylish pool area of the Enchantment Resort set against the red rocks of Sedona
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This must be one of the best spa resorts in Sedona – there are spa suites, a yoga and movement studio, a canyon studio and a fitness center for guests who like to keep active, plus mindfulness programs, private consultation rooms and something called Morning Celebration for those looking to recalibrate their mind. Both the sumptuous rooms in classic creams, with desert-pattern bed throws, and the wood-beamed casitas – each with a fireplace, plus a private deck or patio that overlooks the breathtaking Boynton Canyon – make for a memorable stay. Explore this amazing landscape of sandstone cliffs, canyon and high-desert pinyon-juniper forest on foot or on two wheels; staff can help you arrange tours.

L’Auberge de Sedona

A rustic-luxe cottage at L’Auberge de Sedona overlooking Oak Creek
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Located in Sedona’s Red Rock country, on the town’s eastern edge, this spa in Sedona is the place to go if you want to feel in tune with the nature surrounding you: the creekside property is shaded by sycamore trees throughout, and dotted with koi ponds and lush greenery. The rooms, cottages and suites are decorated in a classic-meets-rustic style, and come with four-poster beds and fireplaces. Make a reservation for an intimate dinner at the award-winning, wine-forward, Southern European restaurant, Cress on the Creek, or soak in the outdoor pool. To fully unwind, treat yourself to the signature Desert Flower Massage at the L’Apothecary Spa.

Adobe Grand Villas

Rustic-luxe cabin with open living and dining areas and eclectic wood headboard for large bed at Adobe Grand Villas
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Adobe Grand Villas are exactly what they say they are – luxurious villas made out of mud-brick, straddling the space between low-key and fabulous, with rustic, Victorian and desert-style details throughout: think wood-paneling and a creative use of logs as headboards. An executive chef looks after your gastronomic needs and prepares a gourmet breakfast with locally sourced ingredients every day. The spa offers a variety of massages – from Reiki to a Sedona Hikers package: hot stone massage followed by reflexology for tired muscles.

Sedona Pines Resort

Immense heated pool set among adobe-style units at Sedona Pines Resort
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Sitting on the Western end of Sedona, here is a resort that in fact feels like a village: there are individual cottages, fine dining, pools, a spa, shopping, hiking, you name it, all set within a dramatic landscape of red cliffs. Each cottage has a full kitchen, a dining area and a separate bedroom – perfect for longer stays. The decor is charmingly retro (think frilly curtains and flower patterned bedspreads). The resort boasts the largest heated swimming pool in Sedona, and you’re less than five minutes’ drive from the Two Trees Observation Area and Deer Pass Trailhead.

A Sunset Chateau

The desert rustic chic living space with patterned rugs and throws and walls in desert hues at A Sunset Chateau in Sedona
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Branding itself as a boutique bed and breakfast, A Sunset Chateau is creeper-clad-France-meets-Arizona. Rooms, suites and casitas are decorated according to a “desert rustic chic” theme: think patterned rugs and throws and walls painted in desert hues. The windows frame rugged red cliffs, and if you’re on a romantic vacation, nab the Adobe Romantic Suite with a two-person jetted tub. Perks include a saltwater pool and jacuzzi, all overlooked by the red rocks of Sedona. A fire pit is lit every evening so you can snuggle up under the stars and enjoy the silhouette of the mountains.

Amara Resort and Spa

Outdoor space with fire pit set against red rocks of Sedona at Amara Resort and Spa.
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Overlooking Oak Creek on the eastern fringe of town, this Sedona spa hotel comprises tastefully appointed rooms in dark blues and creams and spacious suites with playful decor, including wooden blocks painted in primary colors and pops of abstract contemporary art. Opt for a king room with balcony or a suite to gaze out over the water. The SaltRock Southwest Kitchen is where traditional Southwestern dishes are cooked up from seasonal and local ingredients; wash down your short-rib tacos or organic chicken with a signature Sun Devil margarita. The spa promises all things luxurious and relaxing, such as the Rain Dance Massage, which employs lavender, rosemary and sage essential oils.

The Wilde

Resort, Spa Hotel
Massage tables in a soothing treatment room at the Wilde in Sedona, Arizona
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Contrary to the name, the Wilde is a Sedona spa hotel that’s just off the main drag in town, but that barely detracts from your admiration of the surrounding dramatic desert landscape (and dramatically named Thunder Mountain) while lounging by the pool or sitting under the stars by the fire pit. The rooms have huge comfortable beds and solid wood furniture, private balconies or patios and wonderful views of the surrounding nature. The spa here is very comprehensive, with yoga, qi gong, tai chi and meditation classes, and more treatments than you can shake a desert rattlesnake at. Chow down on a Sonoran desert hot dog or crispy Southern chicken at Rascal, a modern diner with chef-forward cuisine.

Los Abrigados Resort and Spa

Outdoor pool area including large whirlpool at Los Abrigados Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona
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Affordable and spacious rooms and suites are to be found at this spa retreat in Sedona, decked out in off-white and brown shades and flooded with natural light thanks to the large windows. Dine out on pepperoni and ricotta pizza and 10oz (285g) burgers overflowing with toppings at the Spoke & Wheel tavern, with its wine-barrel-and-wrought-iron-chandelier decor, then try the best Arizona vintages, accompanied by wood-fired dishes, at Timo Wine Bar on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The seasonal poolside bar offers good craft cocktails.

Still not found your ideal place to stay among the red rocks? See the best hotels for every kind of traveler in Sedona and book your stay with Culture Trip. Alternatively, get closer to nature by camping in the Grand Canyon State; see the best campsites in Sedona now.

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