The resort itself pleasant and quiet, nice for a medium-budget vacation (small unit but cozy, beautiful grounds but the facilities are nothing spectacular). About ten minutes drive from Sedona. The restaurant on-site is adequate but spend your money elsewhere for a better meal. Rooms are clean, pool and hot tubs are clean, wifi seems to work and comes with cable.
HOWEVER, the "free time share tour" that you might get roped into (even if you're not staying here, since the Sedona Pines has satellite booths around town selling these tours) is a waste of time, unless you already KNOW that you definitely want to buy an RCI time share. They will offer you a free gift like a jeep ride or helicopter ride in exchange for sitting through the "tour" which is in fact a bullying sales pitch. For my girlfriend and I it was bearable to sit through the contentious saleswoman's 90-minute speal, since we got a free jeep tour out of it (of course you're expected to tip to the jeep driver $20). But it was not a useful experience since they tell you that you must decide RIGHT THEN whether to sign on a $9,000 purchase - without giving you facts & figures or allowing you to go home and think about it and research. In other words, they will aply various sales tactics to try and get your money that day. They even good-cop-bad-copped us with a second saleswoman who tried getting us to pay $1400 for a one-year trial period. When we kindly explained that we don't generally sign on large purchases after a one-hour pitch (without researching it ourselves, without hard facts besides the word of the salesperson, and without discussing it) they just insult you and treat you like idiots. I guess these people hadn't read the news that the Dow slid 600 points that morning and maybe people wanted to think through financial decisions prior to throwing down thousands of dollars. We got out scott free (our feathers ruffled but having not paid anything) but it sounds like some other people ended up being charged money by Sedona Pines despite promises that they wouldn't be. The RCI time share purchase might be a good deal, but they expect you to buy the whole package based on some vague figures ("How much do you save on airplane flights?" we asked - "Up to fifty percent" said the woman).
Anyway, the Sedona Pines is a nice place to stay while in Sedona, but we got a very sketchy vibe from their sales department - so we advise you to avoid the sales pitch altogether.
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