We stayed here during Labor Day weekend in the Montezuma suite. The place has its potential, but the owners need to invest. Frankly, I think it's sad that a place with potentials is allowed to get so rundown.
Pros - it is close to town, yet just enough away so that it's very quiet. Nice get away. The lady at check-in (forgot the name) was nice and tries to do her best with what she has. Price was ok, but then you get what you pay for.
The Montezuma room is rated for 7 people, but has only 1 bathroom. Not very handy.
The unit was rundown and dirty. My kids found dead cockroaches in the room. The room mirror is detached from the wall, and left on the floor leaning against the wall. Bathroom tub is peeled. Toilet is old, with peeled coatings. Windows are hit and miss - some can be opened, others look like they will fall apart if you even touch them. A/C unit causes the wall to vibrate when it comes on, making it quite loud when trying to sleep.
The lodge advertises BBQ grill. It is so tiny as to be useless unless you are cooking for no more than 2 people. We ended up going to picnic spots in Sedona and using the grill there. WIFI signal strength was so weak that the internet is pretty much useless.
Since the Montezuma unit was on the second level, we were told to park on the little road (driveway) that runs up the hill to this unit. That road is not wide enough to turn the car around, so to get out it was very inconvenient to back all the way out the driveway trying to avoid rocks and bushes from scratching the car.
My recommendation - go camping if you want cheap accommodations. It's more fun, cheaper, and you are not sacrificing much. Otherwise, pay a little more for a cleaner place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location, Location, Location! Come stay in Sedona's Original Lodge. The historic Red Rock Lodge is located less than a 1/4 mile from uptown Sedona (the tourist center). The property is nearly 4 acres and backs to red rock and national forest land. We are the closest lodge still in Sedona to Oak Creek Canyon and Slide Rock. Sensational views right from the lodge include: Cathedral Rock, Elephant Rock, Snoopy, and Giant Thumb, and you can even hear Oak Creek running at night. There is no better location for travelers looking to enjoy Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. ... more less