My husband and I purposely stopped by Sedona last November on our way from Phoenix to Flagstaff since friends of ours said we would "love the hikes and beauty". We were thrilled to find a "half price" deal on a room , which made it the same price as the dumpy, dingy Days Inn a bit further down the road. The lady at the counter (was it Lisa?) was SO patient and kind when we told her we were "first time visitors" and had no clue how to plan our time. She very sweetly explained a variety of trails to us and shared the value of each place. She spent at least half an hour helping us to plan the following day. We were up bright and early to tackle each and every trail she has recommended! We absolutely LOVED our time in Sedona - and I would gladly return for more hiking some day. We were so impressed with her sweet spirit - and so thankful for all the great advice. Exactly what we needed. The room was clean and totally sufficient in every way.