10 Best Resorts in Sedona, AZ
Author Michael Law called Sedona his second home for many years and returns frequently.
The beguiling red rocks of Sedona will entice you to stay a while, and what better way to do it than at a luxury resort. In and around Sedona are nine beautiful resorts that range from ultra-luxe right through to family-friendly and fun.
Resorts in Sedona are set among some of the most spectacular scenery in Arizona. Red rocks, towering cliffs, and buttes provide a postcard-perfect backdrop to your resort experience. As you lounge by the pool, your phone will go untouched, as the scenery will capture your undivided attention.
All resorts feature the finest amenities, including stunning pools; fitness facilities; fine dining; and immaculately manicured grounds, ideal for wandering.
You can choose to be as active or as sloth-like during your stay, knowing that if you do overextend yourself hiking, mountain biking, or golfing, the spa at your resort will have you fixed up in no time flat.
Plan your red rock escape with our list of the best resorts in Sedona.
1. Enchantment Resort
Accommodation: Enchantment Resort
Set off on its own in some of the most spectacular desert and red rock scenery near Sedona is the lovely Enchantment Resort. Tucked in Boynton Canyon, the resort is spread out over 70 acres and is home to 218 casitas and suites. Your fellow guests could be honeymooners, families, or couples looking for a romantic getaway. Recently renovated, the casitas come in several different formats. Many feature wood-burning fireplaces, patios, or balconies with impressive views of Boynton Canyon.
Enchantment is a place for doing things, whether it's hiking, mountain biking, or exploring the nearby cliff dwellings. To make accessing over 300 miles of trails easier, the resort has recently constructed the brand-new Trail House Discovery Center. Inside this 4,100-square-foot space, you'll find 28 expert guides ready and willing to share their extensive knowledge of the surrounding areas.
The very latest innovations in equipment are available to rent or buy, along with clothing and accessories. Golfers should take note: guests have access to the private and very exclusive Seven Canyons Golf Club. Both tennis and pickleball courts are located near the pool area.
If you prefer your activity poolside with a good book, Enchantment has you covered with a spectacular outdoor pool with 280-degree views of the surrounding cliffs. The Mii Amo Spa, a sister property has just undergone extensive renovations and is renowned for its innovative and invigorating spa treatments.
Dining at Enchantment consists of three restaurants: Che Ah Chi, the Southwest-inspired fine-dining establishment; Tii Gavo, a casual outdoor place with a fire pit; and View 180, a place for light bites and sunset watching.
Enchantment Resort is pet-friendly; your four-legged friend is well taken care of with a large plush dog bed, water and food bowls, and a guide to the best dog-friendly trails.
2. L'Auberge de Sedona
Accommodation: L'Auberge de Sedona
Located right in the heart of town, L'Auberge de Sedona is an escape to the sounds of a rushing river, wind in the trees, and quiet contemplation. Underneath sycamore trees, you'll find an assortment of accommodation options, including creekside, vista, and garden cottages. These stand-alone buildings are luxuriously appointed and provide the ultimate in privacy. More traditional rooms are available in the Lodge, which also features wonderful common areas.
The grounds of L'Auberge d'Sedona are nestled along the banks of Oak Creek, and tranquil pathways wind their way up, down, and around the property. As you wander, keep an eye out for the eclectic and interesting displays of public art. One highlight not to be missed is the outdoor pool area, a sunny and fun spot perfect for families traveling with children.
If you haven't had enough exercise on Sedona's world-class hiking and mountain biking trails, a first-class fitness center is available for guests' use and features three Peloton bikes.
As the sun sets and you develop a slight hunger, head for dinner at a creekside table at the resort's Cress restaurant. Gourmet meals with a southern European slant are provided by Executive Chef John Gapasin, while Executive Pastry Chef Morgan Gurney takes the reins for diet-busting desserts.
L'Apothecary Spa is a well-regarded healing center that will work out any muscle tightness and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
3. Amara Resort & Spa
Accommodation: Amara Resorts & Spa
Set along a merry little creek and within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of Uptown Sedona, Amara Resort & Spa is a smaller property, just perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life. Rooms, many with balconies, face a central courtyard complete with comfy chairs set around a large fire pit at one end. At the other end, you'll find the resort's signature infinity-edge pool.
The restaurant on-site, SaltRock Southwest Kitchen, serves up fine local fare with the freshest ingredients from the surrounding countryside. Grab a table on the large patio and soak up a bit of the fine Sedona sunshine with a cool drink in your hand.
The resort has just completed a 33-million-dollar top-to-bottom renovation of all the facilities, so you can now be assured of the most up-to-date amenities of any resort in town.
4. Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
Accommodation: Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
One of the larger resorts in Sedona, this family-friendly accommodation option has a bit of everything for everyone. Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is located in the Village of Oak Creek, approximately 10 minutes from downtown Sedona.
Accommodation here is a mix of traditional hotel rooms, deluxe rooms, and junior suites. No matter which room you choose, all come with cozy gas fireplaces and a private patio or balcony. The Hilton Resort at Bell Rock is an ideal choice if you love to golf. The adjacent Sedona Golf Resort is one of the best golf courses in Sedona, and the Canyon Mesa Country Club is nearby.
Amenities here include two pools, one intended for adults and another that the kids will enjoy for its water features, water toys, and shallow areas. The resort is handy to the trails around Bell Rock, and if you wear yourself out, swing by the Eforea Spa, which has all the treatments to get you feeling great again.
Dining options include the well-regarded Shadow Rock Tap + Table restaurant featuring an immense patio with fire pits. A seasonal daytime al fresco option is the poolside Blue Water Café.
5. The Wilde Resort and Spa
Accommodation: The Wilde Resort and Spa
Formerly known as Sedona Rouge, The Wilde Resort and Spa still retains much of what guests used to love. The 105 large, bright, airy rooms and pleasant courtyard areas have been made even better after a significant renovation and upgrade. Rooms come with balconies or patios that feature red rock or pool views. The resort is centrally located in West Sedona at the base of Thunder Mountain. Downtown and the outdoor playground of Boynton Canyon are close by.
The central sunny poolside area has been made even better with luxurious loungers. Nearby on the lawns are fun games for adults and children alike, including cornhole, lawn darts, giant chess, and even croquet. Be sure to wander over to the Healing Garden and try your luck at finding your way in and out of the giant labyrinth. Check out the rooftop patio to catch the morning sunrise or evening sunset, or even some late-night stargazing.
The on-site spa is well worth a trip for its pampering and relaxing treatments should you require a bit of "me time."
The Wilde Resort and Spa is also opening a new restaurant called Rascal. The menu will feature a wide range of dishes set in a uniquely American setting.
6. Adobe Grand Villas
Accommodation: Adobe Grand Villas
For a truly high-end vacation in West Sedona, check into the Adobe Grand Villas. This cozy boutique hotel consists of only 16 unique villas, each with its own theme. Themes range from the Wild West to Tuscany-style, right through to a traditional Spanish-style décor among many others.
For something completely different, book the Wagon Wheel villa, where your bed is located in an actual covered wagon.
Each villa is a minimum of 850 square feet and comes with two wood-burning fireplaces, premium linens, and a freshly prepared full breakfast delivered to your room. For an additional fee, you can have the Executive Chef Michael Merilli prepare you a private dinner.
The grounds of Adobe Grand Villas are immaculately manicured to within an inch of their life. A small heated pool and hot tub are available for all guests to use. Spa services are also available.
7. Poco Diablo Resort
Accommodation: Poco Diablo Resort
Poco Diablo, located within walking distance of downtown Sedona is a mid-range resort perfect for families and those who like to golf. Large, modern rooms, many with patios and balconies, look out over the golf course or resort garden areas.
The resort has a large, outdoor, year-round heated pool that is perfect for the kids to splash about in while mom and dad relax on comfortable loungers underneath a sun shade. Poco Diablo has a nine-hole golf course right on the property that is not overly difficult, making it just perfect for those new to the game.
An on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or grab a ride into downtown Sedona and sample some local fare. The Spa at Poco Diablo provides standard spa services along with hair styling, facials, and other beauty treatments.
Bring your tennis racket, the resort has several well-appointed courts, and if you want to brush up on your game, professional instruction is available.
8. Junipine Resort
Accommodation: Junipine Resort
Located 15 minutes from Sedona up in Oak Creek Canyon is the luxurious Junipine Resort. This is a place to come if you love being at one with nature. Ideal for families or those who crave a bit of space, Junipine accommodations consist of two-bedroom creekside homes. Each home has a fully equipped kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, and spacious outdoor decks.
In the evening, gather around one of the fire pits and meet some of the other guests, or slide into your private hot tub and look up at the clear night sky.
You can self-cater if you wish, or dine at The Table at Junipine restaurant serving tasty local fare for lunch and dinner on their expansive patio. The resort is convenient to some of Sedona's best hiking trails and to one of Arizona's best state parks: Slick Rock State Park.
9. Red Agave Adventure Resort
Accommodation: Red Agave Adventure Resort
For something a bit funky and fun consider staying at one of the A-Frame chalets or studios at the Red Agave Resort located in the Village of Oak Creek. The resort and rooms are ideally positioned to have the most incredible views of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. You don't even need to leave the property to get the best photographs.
The A-Frame chalets are perfect for families, as they sleep five and have a full kitchen. Mere steps from the chalets are the pool and courtyard areas. The studios are modern and airy, with a king-size bed and a small kitchenette. Both chalets and studios have patios in front that are just perfect for lingering and soaking up the views.
In the center courtyard, you'll find a heated pool and two hot tubs, just perfect for soothing away the aches from a day of mountain biking or hiking. With regards to mountain biking, no need to put the bike on the back of the car to drive to the trailhead. Some of Sedona's best mountain biking is right at Red Agave's doorstep including Slim Shady, Llama Trail, and the famous Bell Rock Trail.
10. Ambiente A Landscape Hotel
Accommodation: Ambient A Landscape Hotel
Brand new on the luxury accommodation scene in Sedona is the unique and innovative Ambiente™ Sedona. You won't find traditional hotel rooms here but instead, will discover what the resort calls Atriums.
Forty self-contained Atriums are spread throughout the property, and depending on your preferences, you can select a unit in one of the following areas: Star Reflections, Creekside Reflections, Forest Reflections, and Landscape Reflections.
Each Atrium is the pinnacle of luxury with floor-to-ceiling windows offering 180-degree views, king beds with organic linens, a two-person tub, a walk-in shower with dual rain heads, and remote-controlled blackout curtains. Take the spiral staircase to the roof and enjoy the sun deck complete with a gas firepit and daybed.
If you feel the need to leave your atrium, (many people don't!) other resort amenities include a swimming pool and hot tub, and the upscale Forty1Restaurant serves fine local cuisine.
Every stay includes breakfast, yoga, guided hiking, along with culinary demonstrations. If you require a bit of pampering, the on-site Velvet Spa has a variety of services available to leave you feeling rested and refreshed.
The resort is adults only, and no pets are allowed.