So, when we booked the Matterhorn, we were a little concerned because the pictures made it look like a generic Motel 6/Super 8 type of general roadside motel. We trusted the reviews we read, which indicated it was a very nice place for the price.
The reviews somewhat understated the matter.
We're talking Sedona, so first, the view: it's excellent. We were on the second (and top) floor, but the way the place is built, you're going to have a beautiful view from either floor. All rooms have balconies facing the exact same way, so there's no chance you'll be looking at someone's backyard. One caveat: you will also be looking, in part, at some retail across the street, but luckily, everything in Sedona is done relatively tastefully, so it's your choice whether to stare at an earth-toned restaurant or red earth - probably 2/3 of your view is red rock.
You get the view of retail because the hotel is "downtown". Don't freak. Downtown Sedona is rather quiet, and the sidewalks pretty much roll up at...6pm. Seriously. Noise and congestion are not issues.
The room was extremely nice and plenty big. The bed was excellent. There's a good-sized flat screen TV in the room, along with a little refrigerator. Sitting on your balcony and staring out at Snoopy Rock is awesome.
The rest was nice too - the staff was very friendly. There's a pool area with a fire pit and a pool that was heated to an appropriate temperature. There's no nickel and diming, just a 75 cent soda machine.
We'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently situated in the center of Sedona's famous uptown district, the Matterhorn Inn offers breathtaking views of the towering red rock pinnacles right from your private patio or balcony. Experience the trip of a lifetime with spacious and cozy accommodations and gracious amenities, all with a picturesque landscape that offers an unparalleled backdrop to your getaway. A number of attractions and activities are merely minutes away, literally just steps away from shops, restaurants and art galleries. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Matterhorn Hotel Sedona
- Matterhorn Motel Sedona