My wife and I took our 2 kids here last March and had a blast. SS is located right on the edge of town, well away from the normal tourist section so it's very peaceful during the day and night. It's a quick 3 min drive into town where they have lots of places to eat and stores to stock up your room.
We got the 1 bedroom suite with the full kitchen. I highly recommend this for families. It worked out well having a place to cook meals and save a lot of cash.
Another reason this was key is because there is absolutely no food service on site. No room service, bar or cafe. So be sure to stock up what you want to cook or be prepared to drive into town for all meals. For us this wasn't a big deal since we had the kitchen, but something people should know. Note: Since no Bar that means no drinks on site either. Make sure to bring all the wine, beer etc yourself.
Because of this it was a very family friendly place. Pools were all heated and very clean, there is also an adults only pool which was a nice get away from kids every now and then.
Wireless internet available at a daily or weekly rate but it was slow, so don't expect to stream any movies off your subscription sites. It worked for web browsing and that's all we needed, directions to events and stuff like that.
Time Share - When we checked in with the concierge they offered us a free gift and it came with a semi aggressive time share push. They already had us signed up for a session to hear about their offer. When I explained that we had used our already purchased time share to trade in for the Sedona Summit stay they still wanted us to see their offer. I firmly but politely declined and that was it, no further hassle. I know some people hate this, and I think my experience with this at SS is middle of the road. They weren't the pushiest I've talked to, but not that easily pushed over. Hey, they have to make some money too and I understand that comes with the time share trade in territory. So don't get mad or offended, just be firm and they are cool with it.
The concierge did help us with an area map, gave us great detailed directions, pointed out some local attractions and gave us coupons to some local places to eat, which we used and had fun.
If you read the other reviews here you can see that Michael Pena is an active reader and by his responses you can see he cares about his guests.
I contacted Michael before our trip and we were lucky enough that he was able to change us into a vacant room with a better view than the room we were initially booked for through the time share exchange. This was awesome and he was very accommodating. A+ for this.
The entire experience was great and we did a lot of day trips, hiking, mountain biking, Grand Canyon (3+ hour drive each way), parks, etc.
I really only have 4 main complaints and they are pretty nit pickey.
Internet, when I pay to stay at a place for 7 days I really think this should be comped.
Fire Place was turned on and off by a light switch, which is pretty sweet, but with 2 smaller kids we really had to watch out for it. Wish there was a disconnect somehow. Note: I didn't ask the front desk, so this one may be on me.
Very nice 42 inch TV but it was only getting a standard def signal. SS isn't the first place I've seen that does this. Why get this awesome HDTV and put a standard def signal to it? HDMI cables are like 2 dollars on monoprice in bulk. That's something the hotel and time share industry as a whole really needs to address.
Kitchen, the only good knife was serrated and the cutting board was glass, so it made this terrible noise when we used them.
As I said these are not total deal breakers, but the lack of food and bar might be for some people.
All in all they met expectations for the price and I would stay here again, and probably will, the next time we vacation in Sedona. Thanks to Michael and his staff for a great trip.
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- Also Known As:
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- Summit Sedona
- Sunterra Resort Sedona Summit
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