This was our 4th time staying at the Wildflower Inn (see an earlier review I wrote for it); it's the only place we stay at when visiting Sedona (other than camping). The staff at Wildflower is always really nice, although in the 4 years we've been coming here, there seems to always be a new manager. Jack B. is the current GM (at the time we stayed in December 2011), and I spoke on the phone with him when making my reservation--he's very accommodating, professional, and kind.
Hint: you can check out rates on Wildflower Inn’s website, but I always like to make my reservations by phone… you might land a better deal than what you’d get on the website. AAA discounts are accepted and make this hotel one of the more affordable and comfortable places to stay. Another hint: since the location of this hotel is not in “Uptown Sedona”, but rather in The VILLAGE of Oak Creek, sales tax percentage is lower than uptown (for lodging, restaurants, and retail); and there are some really amazing hikes close to The Village of Oak Creek. You can always take a drive to check out the other areas of Sedona, but we like to stay in Oak Creek Village because it’s a little more low key and some of our favorite hiking locales are nearby. (Note: don’t confuse “Oak Creek Canyon” with the Village of Oak Creek (Oak Creek Village)… Oak Creek Canyon is off the 89A north of Uptown Sedona and is where you’ll find our favorite West Fork Trail hike and others; Village of Oak Creek is off 179 and is south of the “Y”… you can research more on your own, but it’s good to know that these are two different locations.)
**Read on for more details about our most recent stay at Wildflower Inn**
We have always chosen a first floor room with the Jacuzzi tub (which is a really nice treat for sore muscles after a full day of hiking the red rocks). This time, we visited in December and knew it'd be colder and that we’d only be stopping over for the night, so we decided on a room with a fireplace-- those are typically on the second floor. Our room had a small foldout couch, so you could comfortably sleep 3 (petite person on the foldout) in that room if you needed. It was just two of us, and my husband is 6'2"; their beds are the most comfortable of any hotel we stay at; and they give you plenty of regular-sized pillows (vs. another “Inn” where they now have square pillows). We pretty much can count on a good night's sleep at the Wildflower. Our view from room 213 (second floor with the fireplace) was more of the eastern mountains and the shopping area across the street (we've always had nice views of Bell Rock from the first floor when we’re in a room with the Jacuzzi tub), but you can eat your breakfast from their little 2nd floor patio area which offers a really beautiful view of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, not to mention a nice place for your spouse to read a book while you are getting ready. :o)
Their free breakfast this time around was a bit skimpy, but they have a DIY waffle maker, which is one of my favorite things. They've had hard boiled eggs in the past, but this time the options seemed pretty slim. However, a “free” brekky is always nice to have so you can save your cash to check out other places for lunch, or to just fuel up before a morning hike in one of the prettiest places in the world.
Our FAVORITE places in Sedona:
Lodging: Wildflower Inn
Eats: Blue Moon Café (across the street from the Wildflower)
Hikes: Cathedral Rock scramble / West Fork Trail / Bell Rock (various trails and scramble up the rock)
Camping: Pine Flats (we haven’t been here since 2008 and last we saw in 2010, they were renovating this campsite)
Drive: about 30-45 north is Flagstaff, and if you take the 89 it’s a BEAUTIFUL scenic drive. Keep the camera on hand!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 28 unit hotel with spectacular views of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, rooms with King Jacuzzi or 2 queen beds on lower level and King Fireplace of 2 queen beds with fireplace upstairs. Best views from 2 queen beds and fireplace rooms. FREE WI-FI, Breakfast Highlights: fresh New York bagels and waffles daily. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wildflower Hotel Sedona