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“Great Place--Quiet, Serene, Wonderful Accommodations”
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Junipine Resort
Ranked #5 of 48 Hotels in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Jacksonville, Fl
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Place--Quiet, Serene, Wonderful Accommodations”
Reviewed September 16, 2006

Date September 17, 2006
This place is wonderful. It was peaceful and quiet and just perfect. It was everythine I expected. It was nesteled on the hillside in the trees. There are 50 units-- each decorated by their owners a little differently. We stayed in #11 (Forest View). This was an end unit with a hugh wrap-around deck. Mind you, they were built in the late 80's, so the decor and construction are of that period--Cedar siding, inside dark paneling, and sinks and vanities of that period. I was not expecting a snazzy resort--that is not the Junipine. We were two couples, so we each had a bedroom and a bath that were separated by a kitchen and foyer. So, we couldn't hear each other snoring or anything else. We split the cost ($300 for weekends and $250 for weekdays), That works to about $175 per couple per night. Where can you stay in Sedona with two large bedrooms, full maid service--cleaned every day, separate vanity and full bath in each bedroom, fully stocked kitchen, eating area, great room with firplace--including wood, loft with additional sleeping area, additional fireplace in master bedroom, large deck overlooking a moving stream and plenty of trees?
I loved the fact that the area called Oak Creek Canyon, was about 8 miles from all the tourists of Sedona. We used the Junipine as a base for our trip--it is 2 hrs. to Grand Canyon (a lovely drive), 2 hours to The Painted Desert (a must see) and 15 mins. to Sedona proper.
We ate in the little cafe that is part of the property. The decor is rustic--wooden floors, dark paneling, hugh eating deck, plus eating inside. The food was good, but not gormet, but very reasonably priced, and definitely convenient. This is the only restaurant in all of Oak Creek Canyon! We were smart and stopped at a little roadside market for some staples--milk, cereal, bagels, butter, jelly, coffee, and some junk snacks. It would be a good idea to get food at the Supermarket in Sedona, but we never made it there, besides--I didn't want to cook anyway--it was a vacation.
If you want something a little different with quiet walking trails and away from all the touristie stuff in Sedona, I recommend the Junipine. I would definitely go there again! Maureen Fields
PS There is no air conditioning, but it was cool in the evenings and the mornings and we weren't hot at all. It might be a bit warm in the summer. However, their busiest season is July 4th to Labor Day! So, I guess people find it okay!

  • Liked — Friendly Staff, Accomodations
  • Disliked — No Air conditioning--wouldn't go in hot summer
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with friends
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Warmington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2006

We drove up from a sweltering Phoenix ending up finding Junipine in the dark and were amazed by our lodge. We thought the individual ownership concept added to the charm of the place and were not disappointed by our creekside accomodation.

There was a huge lounge with fireplace (not needed), very comfortable bedroom with an enormous bed and a spacious bathroom with two double sinks, plus a kitchen. We also had a porch with a hot tub but had no problems with the noise.

Everything was very good quality and fully working, it would have been great if our schedule had included the time to explore the resort in more detail.

We were there for two nights and left early in the morning, so didn't really have the chance to use the place to the maximum, but we would definately return. The hit tub on the deck overlooking the mountains and the creek was a great way to wind down after a day on the red rock of Sedona.

  • Liked — Location, size of room, hot tub, views
  • Tips/Secrets — Book a hot tub & creek view everytime
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2006

I have mixed feelings about this place. The location is great. The "creekhouses" are really adjoining condos. But very nice, even though a bit dated inside due to age. Creekside for my unit meant up a hill a good ways, but a lovely view of Oak Creek and up the mountain on the other side. Excellent.
I would not bother getting the hot tub. It was on the patio right outside the sliding door for the master bedroom. There was absolutly no way to turn that thing off. The jets could be turned off, but there is no way to turn off the recirculation motor after reading all the posted instructons. So it drones on continuously disrupting sleep if you have the door open. This meant that I had to keep that sliding door closed all night, when I would have preferred to open it for fresh air and have creek sounds. Being summer, and there was no air conditioning, it was uncomfortably warm even though I did open the slider in the living room. Lessons learned....skip Junipine during the height of summer as the room will be warm, and always skip the hot tub unless its winter and you are a deep sleeper. I don't consider Junipine a "resort." It is a hotel with an excellent little restaurant, which was nice to have nearby. I don't feel it was worth the $200-300 price they charge.
My primary angst about Junipine concerns what happened after. After receiving my credit card statement, I had two charges from them. It appeared to me they had made a mistake in the charges. I very politely inquired via email to a Junipine mgr to look into this (quotes from my emails..... "Hi".... "It appears I was inadvertently double-billed for a meal"..... "Wondering if you would look into it"....... "Thanks."). It appeared to me the meal charge was charged to my room AND inadvertently billed separately from the cafe. This inquiry was ignored for 2 weeks. Then I sent the same email to the Junipine mgr himself. No response again for 11 days. (They do read their email....I got an immediate response after emailing to confirm my reservation when their web site reservation system did not record the res.). So I called the front desk. After 2 min of plesant conversation with a very helpful woman, it was all solved. They had not made any billing errors. It had been my confusion. Why could two mgmt people not be bothered with my question, and indeed ignored me? This is inexcusable. If my inquiriy had been rude, it would be understandable. It was not.
This kind of arrogance and rudeness is uncalled for, and shows that once they have your $, their management couldn't care less about any question you might have.P@ss poor.

Stayed July 2006
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15 Thank ArizonaTourist
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Maricopa, AZ
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2006

We stayed at Junipine for the 1st time from August 8th-10th and absolutely loved it. We stayed in a "Best" room which was a 1BD condo that had a private deck over looking Oak Creek with a jacuzzi. We loved hearing the roaring creek both during the day and at night while falling asleep. It came with a full kitchen that we used for dinner the first night (we grilled on a BBQ just outside the room) and for appetizers the second night. We went to the restaurant for dinner the second night and highly suggest the locally caught "Walnut Encrusted Trout." There is no AC but we didn't even realize it as temps were in the low 90's during the day and high 60's at night with zero humidity....PERFECT!!! We will definitely be back as each weather season will bring a new and exciting experience. We can't wait to use the huge stone fire place in the fall/winter. If you are looking for luxury, go elsewhere, if you are looking for quiet privacy in a relaxing wooded setting with mountain views, go to Junipine!

  • Stayed August 2006
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10 Thank Shooter8533
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Glendale, AZ
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2006

We have been to Sedona many times, as we love the area. This trip was a special one for us, so we decided to splurge a little and stay at Junipine. After driving several hours, we arrived at about 2:30 and were advised that early check-in is prohibited. We literally stood there in the lobby until 3:00 before he handed us the keys. As we're walking out of the lobby, the guy says "By the way, there is no air conditioning, so let us know if you need a fan". It was 95 degrees that day.
We are not picky people! We really aren't. However, no air conditioning at a "resort" for $200.00 a night is just not acceptable. We definitely would not have made a reservation at Junipine had we known that. Again, we've been to Sedona many times and we have stayed at several different hotels and never had a room without A/C. Our room was very spacious, and it looked like it may have once been considered "luxurious", but that was a long time ago. Our beds were very old, noisy and uncomfortable. Half of the lights didn't work, including all of the lights in the bathroom, and the toilet worked about every third flush. We left Junipine feeling like we had been cheated.

  • Liked — The area, quite beautiful
  • Disliked — No air conditioning
  • Tips/Secrets — Absolutely avoid this "resort" in the summertime
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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26 Thank Hapecamper
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Boston
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2006

We found the Junipine to be a very nice place to stay. We had a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the back overlooking the creek and found it spacious, clean and quiet. The separate dressing room and bath off the master bedroom was a big plus for us and the large living room and deck gave us plenty of room to move. The bed and furniture quality was very good. The office staff was very nice.

The restaurant wasn't gourmet, but was decent and had a nice deck to eat outside.

The area, Oak Creek Valley is beautiful and we enjoyed hiking up the hills behind the hotel. Other desert and mountain attractions are only a short distance away

  • Stayed June 2006
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3 Thank barely alive
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Memphis, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2006

Junipine Resort was a wonderful place to spend our honeymoon. We had a tiny screw up with the reservations but they went out of their way to rectify any problems. The staff was very helpful and the views were wonderful. The private trail was a nice evening walk after the hot desert trails. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed May 2006
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Additional Information about Junipine Resort

Property: Junipine Resort
Address: 8351 N. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
Location: United States > Arizona > Sedona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Sedona
#8 Family Hotel in Sedona
#11 Romantic Hotel in Sedona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Junipine Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For over 25 years, Junipine, a Sedona resort, has provided incredibly luxurious Sedona Villa style creekhouses. The 1,400 square foot creekhouses are the most spacious, comfortable, and affordable luxury accommodations in the Oak Creek Canyon area of Sedona. Located eight miles north of Sedona on the banks of beautiful Oak Creek, Junipine Resort offers individually decorated one and two bedroom creekhouses that accommodate up to six adults. Each Sedona Villa style creekhouse is situated in a very private, wooded environment. Select from a secluded forest view, or an expansive creek view; with a private hot tub on your back deck, if you so choose. All creekhouses at this Sedona resort include fully furnished kitchens, wood burning fireplaces, and large wrap around decks. These are our signature amenities that you will not find anywhere else in Sedona. Romantic getaways in Sedona, family vacation time, reunions and special events in Oak Creek Canyon are all possible at Junipine Resort... your creekside retreat. ... more   less 
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