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“Very tranquil short stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Junipine Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   8351 N. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336   |  
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Ranked #11 of 48 Hotels in Sedona
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“Very tranquil short stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Initially we were going to stay in Flagstaff while doing a three day tour of the Grand Canyon and Meteor Crater, but the hotel reviews weren't great. So looking further afield we found Sedona which looked like a destination in its own right - so glad we did!

The Junipine looked one of the best when comparing location, ratings and price. On arrival the staff were friendly and we were given unit 16. Initial reactions were mixed... spacious and cozy, but quite dated. The bathroom in particular is old with a clunky bath/shower that is almost impossible to get right and washing/dryers stacked floor to ceiling with a large sign "owner use only" written on it.

Maybe thats a clue - it would appear the units are privately owned and rented through the resort. So maybe its lucky dip what unit you get. Anyway once the initial, lets say.. slight disappointment wore off you quickly see all there is to like about the resort instead. The setting is great with the faint noise of water running down the creek and views of the woods or creek.If you like quiet and peaceful this place is for you!

Worth noting that Sedona itself is about 10-15 mins away by car and that the drive down 89A from Flagstaff has some very tight and narrow bends which will get your attention - particularly in the dark or after a 5 hour drive!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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junipine, General Manager at Junipine Resort, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to pass on your comments regarding creekhouse #16. We'll be sure to relay your review to the owner, and go through it point by point. That unit was extensively renovated a few years ago, and we'll take a long look at the shower fixtures to be sure they are operating correctly.

It's great to know that you enjoyed our location, and were able to spend a cozy evening with us. Maybe we can double the length of your next visit ;)

Chris
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Naperville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The setting is incredibly beautiful. The staff does a great job. The unit we had, #20, could not have been more comfortable.

The ammenities were exactly as described. I can't believe some of the negative comments I read.

Anyone will be hard pressed to find a place as wonderful as Junipine.

It's a beautiful drive into Sedona with many places of interest along the way.

I believe Junipine will exceed most people's expectations.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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junipine, General Manager at Junipine Resort, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thanks so much for telling us about your stay. Indeed, creekhouse #20 is beautiful, and I'm glad you were able to enjoy not only the house, but the grounds/location as well.

If you would like that creekhouse again in the future, just give us a call or when reserving on our website, just indicate your preference in the comments section.

Chris Bosselmann
General Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

These are nice condos. The unit we stayed in (#5) was clean, but old. Like 1970's old. It was great to have a fire place, as we had 8 inches of snow. The bed was very comfortable. A very nice surprise was the good quality of the food in the onsite restaurant. Delicious dinner and outstanding breakfast at good prices. Helpful staff, but make no mistake this is not a resort. Not a spa. Not fancy at all. Good, solid, value and nothing more.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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junipine, General Manager at Junipine Resort, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
I passed your comments on the the Cafe, and they were very much appreciated. That was a snowy weekend, yet it only took three days to melt completely away.

Creek house #5 was renovated in 2009, and the theme the owner chose was exactly as you described - a more rustic feel with a few modern accents like granite counter tops and a spacious loft floorplan. We have 41 creek houses in our rental pool, and each one is individually decorated. Just let us know what you are looking for in terms of location, view, decor, etc and we'll match you up accordingly.

Chris
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Houston, Texas
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82 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is a little hidden gem in the canyon between Sedona and Flagstaff. The drive in and out is lovely - dont go on ice! We stayed right as the snow was falling and it was breathtaking. The property is big enough to offer seclusion from other guests. My husband and son made a snowman and enjoyed a snowball fight! The firewood was dry and every day we had new wood ready to burn in our fireplace The creek is lovely and they say you can swim in it in the summer. Our unit was the birdhouse unit and was a 2 bedroom. It had enough room for two families easily! 5 beds! The kitchen is large and the accomadations make it so you could stay for weeks. We will be back with my grandchildren! Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Sedona, Scottsdale, Camp Verde, Painted desert, Petrified forest are all within a day trip distance or less! A special thanks to the lady at the front desk (June? Rose?) - the morning of March 12th who spent 30 minutes with us explaining the best route to the grand canyon from the resort. Two advanced trails are accessible from the resort and the popular slide rock park is right down the road. Familes - dont miss this one!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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junipine, General Manager at Junipine Resort, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
It's great to hear about your stay, thank you. It sounds like creekhouse #19 worked great for you, and yes, it would fit up to 8 if you opt to open up the second bedroom/bath next time. Rose has been with us for over 10 years, and I'm glad you had time to walk through a great sightseeing plan. There isn't a trail or monument she hasn't been to in the area.

We hope to see you back with your full family soon.

Chris
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New York, NY
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed for four nights in a creekview room with outdoor hot tub. The room was tastefully decorated. The bedroom had a very comfy bed with huge bathroom & a fireplace. There was also a clean kitchen and large living room w/ fireplace. My biggest problem was that I had not realized how far the resort is from town - it's a very winding road [about 15 - 20 min drive into town] that you have to take to get into the town center with restaurants etc. I took a star away because we found out a day before arriving that the restaurant would be closed nearly the entire time of our trip. Since we planned to eat out a lot, I wish we had elected to stay closer to town but this place is really great for families/those who plan to cook their own meals. The only room issue we had was the hot tub on our deck was luke warm - they sent a repair person right away. He did fix the problem but it took a full day to get warm.

Also, they don't come and clean the room, change towels, make beds or anything during your stay - that's fine but we didn't know this until we got there & we had to call for fresh towels and more soup/shampoo etc.

Beautiful property overall in a lovely, secluded location.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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junipine, General Manager at Junipine Resort, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
LMCC8 -

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. I truly apologize for the surprise regarding the Cafe's hours. They are closed on Sunday afternoons, and all day Monday. I can understand how our proximity to town (8 miles) felt like more than that if you were dining out quite a bit.

Housekeeping service is available every day, and I'm sorry that was not clarified at check-in. We have a complimentary list of items, including firewood, that we will re-stock any day. Full linen service/cleaning is available daily for a $25 fee. However, our creek houses are well stocked, and most guests find they don't need much more than a small daily resupply.

It was great to hear that you enjoyed the creek house, and the amenities, and I hope you will be able to return soon.

Chris
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Anchorage, Alaska
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed for just one night in a creek side room with a hot tub on the deck. I can't wait to come back for a much longer stay. The view from the huge deck and sound of the creek below was fantastic. The room (really a condo) was exactly what we had hoped for. Big fireplace, huge bathroom, and an extremely comfortable bed/bedroom - all somewhat rustic but very well maintained. Having the kitchen was perfect as I love to cook and a charcoal grill outside was a serious bonus. Being able to spend the evening making dinner and relaxing in the hot tub outside watching the stars over the silhouette of the mountains was one of the most romantic nights ever. We couldn't of asked for a better place to stay - just will need to be longer next time!

Room Tip: Creekside room with a hot tub!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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junipine, General Manager at Junipine Resort, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
I think you did a great job of summarizing what a lot of guests look for when they come to Junipine. Thank you for staying with us, and I'm glad you had a great time.

Chris
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Minneapolis MN
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed at the Junipine resort for three nights. Our unit was beautiful. There was no evidence of the complaints about the facliity being "dated". We had a creekside unit which also had views of the cliffs. We were busy hiking and sightseeing so did not spend as much time there as I would have liked.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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junipine, General Manager at Junipine Resort, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
I hope you can stay longer next time. We'll be sure to have everything in place so that if you do choose to take a down day, you will be glad you did.

Chris
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Address: 8351 N. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
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Location: United States > Arizona > Sedona
Amenities:
Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Sedona
#9 Romantic Hotel in Sedona
#9 Family Hotel in Sedona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Junipine Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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