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Desert Quail Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   6626 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ 86351   |  
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Ranked #7 of 46 hotels in Sedona
Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Excellent base for touring the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Although effectively just a motel this is a great place to stay for touring the Red Rocks area. Oak Creek village is about 5 miles South of Sedona so somewhat quieter. Reasonable rates and the room was clean and comfortable, with a comfortable bed, free WiFi and decent-sized fridge. (Some rooms are larger, with fireplaces). There was also a microwave. Pool area is not huge, and pool a bit small for swimming in, but probably welcome for a cool-off after a day walking the many trails in the area. Guests qualify for a 10% discount at Red Rock Cafe (almost next door), where they do an excellent breakfast. It is also close to a large supermarket and a couple of ATMs (neither of which charged me for withdrawals, somewhat unusual in USA where most of the big banks charge around $3). A short walk towards the centre brings you to the excellent PJ's pub, where the locals gather for a few beers, good chat and good food. Happy hour every evening early doors. We also dined at Market Place Cafe (not good, although other reviews would indicate otherwise) and Pago's Pizzeria (excellent, huge pizzas). Went on an excellent trip, The Broken Arrow Tour, with Pink Jeep Tours and visited Oak Creek brewery in Sedona, which has good pub snack food, provided by Simon's Hot Dogs. Definitely worth visiting 'Ghost Town' Jerome, about an hours drive away. Some great bars and wineries, and a bit of Arizona history, which although they are beautiful places to stay, both Oak Creek and Sedona are a little short on.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We read the comments on trip advisor and decided to stay. We were not disappointed. Its in a great location. About 15mins to down town Sedona. A grocery store right behind and a outlet mall across the road. Walking distance to great coffee and restaurants. A beautiful view and quiet. The room was updated and clean. Great bed and beautiful fireplace. The owner was very nice and helpful. We did not go in the pool but it looked really nice and clean. For a motel it was super great and the price was right. I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed May 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
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We made a reservation on the Trip Advisor App while in Flagstaff eating dinner. Rate was inexpensive and they had rooms available where many were sold out due to being graduation weekend. Desert Quail is on Hwy 179 and easy to find... when it's LIGHT out. Sedona isn't lit up like most places, so you have to keep an eye out.

The room was quite large and had the most comfortable bed of any hotel we stayed at. I'd highly recommend this place as the start (or end) to your Sedona sightseeing.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I liked this place very much. The location was great, near all the hikes but not in the Sedona central location and shopping area (if that's what you're looking for).
The room was big, clean and the price is very reasonable. We paid $270 for 3 nights including tax (or something like that). It's difficult to beat this price in beautiful Sedona. The owner seems like a nice guy, he was always going around the property to make sure everything is well. The pool looked pretty nice but we didn't use it.
It's located right on SR 179 which is an amazing route. Cathedral Rock is very close and in my opinion this location is better then commercial center.

  • Stayed April 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
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Lake Worth Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay at Desert Quail Inn. Front desk gave us great advice on hiking and dining. Room was clean, quiet and comfortable. I think it's one of the best values in the area. Convenient to bell rock and cathedral rock hikes. Both restaurants that were recommended were excellent and reasonable. No complaints

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We spent total of 3 nights. Nice family managing the place. Pool is very small but it backs up to a grocery store and breakfast place which is handy. There is a small outlet mall across the street with a nice restaurant for dinner. Not in the busy section of Sedona, that's about 15 minute drive North. Would stay there again

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

3rd visit to Sedona since 2005. Previous stays in uptown Sedona at Southwest Inn, Hyatt Pinon Pointe, and Matterhorn Inn. This time tried trip advisor's well documented rating for the Desert Quail in less exorbitant Village of Oak Creek. Stayed 3 days on the way up to Monument Valley, etc., and two days on the way back to Phoenix.
Room was of a very good size - two Queen beds and a round table with 2 chairs. Beds very comfortable. Good size fridge, big flat-screen TV with lots of HD channels. Air-con discreet. Good shower and amenities. Aircraft-type vacuum toilet - yippee!!! (Well, it sounded like it!) Insulation maybe not be all it could be between upper and lower floors - one short burst of after-midnight unenthusiastic copulation to try and not hear from the room above on one night...but it didn't last long...
Good sized supermarket right behind the Inn, along with a good breakfast joint - Red Rock Cafe. Small outlet mall across the road..but don't get your hopes up...Anthem it 'aint. Ate 3 times at the Marketplace across the road - just the job really...Alaskan Amber beer, good food, live music and an amazing magician on our first night.
Next time I'm in Sedona - I may well stay here again...it was great.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Desert Quail Hotel Sedona
Desert Quail Hotel
Desert Quail Motel
Address: 6626 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
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Location: United States > Arizona > Sedona
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Sedona
#6 Business Hotel in Sedona
#16 Romantic Hotel in Sedona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Desert Quail Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under new Management!!We are making changes. Making Upgrades!!The Deset Quail Inn Sedona is located in the heart of Sedona's Red Rock Country, just south of Uptown Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek. The Desert Quail Inn Sedona offers beautifully furnished Guest Rooms and Guest Suites featuring in-room Jacuzzi's, cozy Fireplaces, Microwave and Refrigerator in all rooms, MemoryFoam Mattresses, Natural "green" Latex Mattress, soft sheets, plush towels, and Upgraded Amenities. ... more   less 
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