As one who has worked 30+ years in the travel business (not currently), one might find my research obsessive. So that the fact that I looked at probably every single property in Sedona before selecting The Orchards is close to the truth. Price was a driving factor, though location and reputation also made the choosing difficult. Thanks to many on this site, forums, and other reviews, I finally booked a reasonable room here. The staff was great, the location fabulous. My disappointments were two-fold. We had booked, then received notice we would be upgraded to a fireplace room. On arrival, the A/C in those rooms was not fully functional, so we were "downgraded," in a sense, to the room we originally booked. Okay, not a problem. Except that the rooms no longer really look like the photos on their website. Expect wear and tear, and the view they purport is just not accurate, unless you stand at a certain, unnatural, below lodging level to see the red rocks behind. The pool is far smaller than you would imagine, and is somewhat overgrown now. -- All in all, I recommend it, with these caveats. The front of the place (especially the room doors) could use a new coat of paint, too, but the room itself was just fine. A bargain, compared to the sister property, and the location is hard to beat, unless you want to be near Tlaquepaque.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Named the #1 Hotel in Arizona by Expedia Select for 2011, Orchards Inn has earned a loyal following of return guests who love the hotel's central location in Uptown Sedona, spacious accommodations, affordable rates, breakfast packages available, friendly service, and above all else, MAGNIFICENT VIEWS! We know our brand new room design will quickly become one more reason to welcome you back. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Orchards Inn Of Sedona Hotel Sedona