We went to L'Auberge for a long weekend (Fri to Mon). Our plan was to hike around Sedona but come back to a luxury hotel at the end of the day and recover and relax. We made a great choice to stay at L'Auberge and we plan to come back and repeat the trip in the next 1-2 years.
We booked through our Virtuoso travel agent and were choosing between L'Auberge and Enchantment Resort. Ultimately the "French countryside" ambience won out over the more traditional resort style of Enchantment. (Though Enchantment was a wonderful mid-day hike break. We'd do our first hike in Boynton Canyon, take a break and hit the outdoor lounge at Enchantment for chips & salsa and water & margaritas, and then do our second hike. Enchantment's location at the footsteps of those beautiful red rocks is unbeatable.)
But as for our stay at L'Auberge, it was wonderful. We booked a Lodge Junior Suite hoping we'd get an upgrade to a Cottage, which we did. It was a Gardenside Cottage, a very large space with a luxurious King bed, a leather couch, a wood-burning (!) fireplace which they had all set up for us to throw in a match, and a flat screen TV that (thankfully) didn't have the typical "hotel menu" option. It was a bunch of channels and music channels.
The best thing about the bathroom was the outdoor shower! Despite it being January and in the 50s/60s, being outside beneath the pine trees in a wood-enclosed shower open to the sky was awesome! Smelled like junipers and wood smoke. It was great!
Breakfast at the L'Auberge. Some of the best coffee I've ever had, loved the roasted potatoes (very weird things to say but they were standouts). I think that in warmer months, you can eat creekside and I bet that's a great experience.
It's a non-gratuity hotel (minus the spa and restaurant) which ended up being great for car management. We were constantly getting into our car to hike, or go out for dinner, and having someone constantly bringing our car without having to search around for dollar bills was a really nice feature.
Sedona was just a great spot for an active weekend, but still romantic. Not crowded, gorgeous scenery, and a great luxury hotel. A little rustic on the outside, but the inside was beautiful and very very comfortable. Loved it. :D
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L’Auberge de Sedona has the privilege of being one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. Surrounded by the towering red rocks of Sedona, we have an extraordinary and unique location on the banks of Oak Creek, where the air is cooler, the scenery even more beautiful and the atmosphere so tranquil and romantic that even the most seasoned traveler is awestruck. With staff who genuinely care – who greet you with warm, sincere smiles and go above and beyond to ensure you have a truly magical stay. We offer 87 meticulously appointed guest rooms and cottages spread across 11 acres of landscaped grounds. The cottages all have fireplaces and private decks; most have separate outdoor showers. Have a romantic dinner on our creekside patio, and you’ll see why L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek was named "One of the Top Ten Restaurants in the Southwest" by Condé Nast Traveler. We’ve also received the Wine Spectator’s "Award of Excellence" 19 consecutive times. Our $25 million refurbishment includes a new indoor/outdoor wine bar and dining patio and an expanded spa for lounging after your day’s activities. And if you want more, there are lots of extras like yoga classes, daily duck feedings, evening stargazing sessions and pet-friendly rooms.But don’t take our word for it. Just read what our guests have to say. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- l`Auberge De Sedona Hotel Sedona
- Lauberge De Sedona