Plan on having a car unless the golf course is all you want to see. Great little room and nice with the in room kitchen! Little driving you can see it all! Check out the out of africa attraction -- worth the drive and a real nice experiance!More
Plan on having a car unless the golf course is all you want to see. Great little room and nice with the in room kitchen! Little driving you can see it all! Check out the out of africa attraction -- worth the drive and a real nice experiance!MoreShow less
We are really glad to read that we were able to offer you a relaxing break and we are pleased that you have found some great attractions near the resort. We do hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you back in the future!
Great location, rooms are large and have everything you need. Unless you really want to buy a timeshare, do NOT attend one of the presentations they offer with incentives. The incentives aren't worth it and they give you a very high pressure sales pitch for 2 hours. Save your time and go out to enjoy the surroundings. Otherwise, a great place to stay.
Diamond Resorts owns this complex, with individual owners having purchased time shares. We stayed in a studio that we rented for only $79/night - a bargain. We had a kitchenette, queen size bed, tv (with the speaker facing the back), large bathroom (unnecessarily large), kitchen table, sofa bed, coffee table, and dishes/glasses/silverware for 4. With a little bit of shopping at the local store, you can stock up on food and have some of your meals right in the room. We tended to fix breakfast in the room and eat lunch and dinner out, though we did bring in dinner one night.
We were on the 2nd floor and were thankful that we didn't have kids and a lot of luggage. Many families stay here, which makes sense. It's an affordable way to go. Pool and two jacuzzis were a decent hike to get to, but, at this time of year, very few people were in them. The jacuzzi was hot at first, but that's just because the air temp is so cool at night. They really should cover the spas during the day to keep in the heat.
Check in was smooth . . . until they handed us over to the concierge, who was really a rep from Diamond Resorts. After she gave us our "welcoming package" - a small bottle of Kirkland water - she started in on her pitch. She was very kind and upbeat, until she found out we were not "Diamond" members, and merely renters. After that, her tone and attitude changed for the negative. She attempted to get us hooked into listening to a 90 minute talk, etc. We didn't bite.
The front lobby area does have coffee and tea, two computers (no free wi-fi in rooms - unless you're already an ATT wifi customer. If you are, bring your username and password), dvd's that you may rent (only a couple of bucks each), and a 24 hour fitness room that looked decent.
Bring your own dvd's if you want.
There's a nice Hilton within a 5 minute walk. The little town of Oak Creek is minutes away by car. Not much to see. The main reason to be in Sedona - to see the amazing red rocks, take hikes, and be the the fresh outdoors - is about a 15 minute drive away. Not bad at all.
Overall, I recommend this place - especially if you can get a deal like we did.
Thank you for your enthusiastic review. we are glad that the accommodation proved to be spacious and comfortable and you found everything you needed during your stay in your room. We are sorry if the treatment you received from our concierge team has been less than satisfactory - please be assured that this will be addressed. We hope that you had n overall enjoyable stay. Come and visit us again soon!
We had always wanted to stay in Sedona on previous visits to the area and came in via Montezuma's Castle through the spectacular red rocks.
The Ridge is in the village of Oak Creek rather than Sedona and we were disappointed to be told by reception that no studios had a red rock view. We thought a little more planning in building the place would have been wise.
We also didn't like being immediately transferred to a concierge whose only mission in life seemed to be to get us on a timeshare presentation with an offer of $100 discounts. When we refused to go on this she lost all interest in giving us any information about the area or anything else.
We also rejected the first, ground floor accommodation as its only views were further brick walls and were given a second floor studio which was better. We would recommend higher up accommodation here. It had a lovely kitchen and dining area, lounge and king bed which were all really comfortable. The pool area near our studio was also really good with lovely views, barbecues to use and a hot tub, very welcome in the heat and an ideal place to chill out after sightseeing.
We don't play golf so didn't use the course at all and so can't comment on that.
This was a well maintained, spacious studio which we liked although we would have liked maid service as we were staying three days and this was not provided for three days and under. There is a handy laundry but wif-fi is charged for.
We would stay again but only if we couldn't find similar accommodation nearer to Sedona's centre as this was a fairly long way out.
Sedona itself was fantastic and we would recommend walking in Red Rock State Park, the Chapel of the Holy Cross set in the rocks, the rocks themselves, Sliding Rock State Park and the Coconino National Forest.
Shopping and dining out is expensive in Sedona but we would recommend Tiaquepaque artists' village for its peaceful tranquility even if you don't want to buy its lovely artwork and Cafe Jose which offers a fantastic, reasonably priced breakfast.
I'm happy to recommend The Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort as a great place to stay when visiting Sedona! It's actually in the Village of Oak Creek on a beautiful golf course, and next door to the Hilton where my husband was attending a medical conference. We found our 2nd floor studio unit to be very pleasant with updated furnishings, a great small kitchen and a balcony that had a peek-a-boo view of the red rocks! The bed was comfortable with quality linens, and the kitchen was well supplied.
As for the wifi fee............I discovered that if you are an AT&T customer, it is one of their wifi hotspots, so we were able to get it for free! It would have been nice if they told us this when we checked in, instead of just telling us about the $30.00 fee. We didn't use the pools, but instead we enjoyed their jacuzzi's, especially at night when the stargazing was amazing! So few city lights made it easy to see the milky way!
With so much to see and do in Sedona, we found The Ridge a relaxing and comfortable place to come back to at the end of the day. I'm also especially happy that we saved so much staying here instead of the Hilton next door! We'll be back!
We'll start with the pros: the property is beautiful, the unit we stayed in (bldg.19) was comfortable, clean, and modern, the location is fantastic, and the staff is very friendly.
With that being said, here are the cons:
1)the water coming out of the shower head is slightly painful (like little pins hitting your skin) and there isn't a way to adjust this 2) while the pools are fantastic, getting to them is a HIKE...I counted 47 stairs to climb to get to the pool closest to our unit, 3) there shouldn't be a charge for WiFi ($30 for the week per device!!!), and most importantly 4) do not sign up for the "90 minute presentation!" the 90 minutes was a 3 HOUR sales pitch (so not worth the $100!)
I would still recommend staying here, just know the cons ahead of time and avoid the presentation.
Thank you for your review and your kind words, especially referring to our fantastic team who work everyday towards ensuring that our guests have a lovely time. We are sorry for some maintenance issues you appear to have encountered and also we regret to read about your disappointment regarding the sales presentation. As we are primarily a timeshare resort, solicitation of a presentation may constitute a part of the experience, however in most cases attendance to a meeting is not necessary and we are sorry if you were in any way inconvenienced. We hope to have another opportunity to host you again in the future.