Where to Stay in Sedona Arizona







Sedona has some great inn, hotel and resort options depending on your preference. My top recommendations include:

Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn of Sedona: With Sedona becoming more and more of a tourist destination, I was so pleased that I stayed a little out of downtown Sedona. I was very impressed with the stunning views, the lovely appointed rooms, the attentive staff and the great breakfasts. As a solo traveler I always love being able to connect with others at breakfast. They have a beautiful living room and dining room overlooking the pool and Bell Rock. There is also a library with info on the area.They had music playing to set the relaxing tone My room had a lovely garden and great views. You arrived with the staff giving you a tour, offering appetizers from 5 to 6pm and leaving ice water outside of your door. The breakfasts were excellent and nicely prepared and served by additional staff. I highly recommend that you stay there on your next trip!

Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn of Sedona

Next to Tlaquepaque is El Portal, a small boutique inn with 12 suites. It was built in the last several years, but looks like a hacienda that has been there for many years. The rooms are very attractive, the courtyard peaceful, the staff excellent and the breakfast really, really good. I highly recommend staying here. The staff was also helpful about getting to the Grand Canyon and in several restaurant suggestions. Even if you  don’t stay there, it is open for breakfast for outside visitors.

El Portal

I also like the Enchantment Resort. It is in a really spectacular setting at the head of Boynton Canyon a few miles west of town. If you can’t stay there then at least go for lunch or for dinner to see the sunset on the red-rocks. There are two restaurants. Both have outside dining, but the casual one, Tii Gavo, has the better views. The food and service were good, but the views are what you come for. Friends recently stayed there and loved the casitas and the Mii Amo Spa. Since it is located on a sacred site, of interest might be the Native American Program with activities including the Talking Circle, Walk to the Ruins, Medicine Walk, Native American Drum & Flute and weekly documentaries.

The Views from Tii Gavo,

Two other good options include the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa which is an attractive property on the east side of Sedona and L’Auberge de Sedona which is next door. You can stay at the Amara and walk to L’Auberge for dinner.

Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa

I recently read about two other properties. The Junipine Resort is a rustic property 8 miles north of Sedona in Oak Creek Canyon. Here you can stay in one and two bedroom homes that have full kitchens in secluded setting.  There is also a restaurant onsite.

And opening in the spring of 2022 is the Ambiente – A Landscape Hotel. It is a contemporary property located in the rocks with the rooms consisting of 40 cubed-shaped, guest Atriums that are elevated above the ground by steel piers and constructed using floor-to-ceiling, bronze-tinted glass and matte-charcoal and rusted metal. At dusk, the tinted glass will reflect the nature around. It is just west of town at  900 W State Rte 89A. It will have a signature restaurant called Alchemy. I will definitely stay here on my next trip!!