Needing 2-3 nite stays weekly for husband's cancer treatment at Sedona's nearby Med.Center, I looked for casual, affordable accommodations. A regular TA poster, I was not deterred by a few "so-so's, nothing special" comments among glowing reviews about this small, attractive inn with "upscale" amenities. I almost hesitated to praise this "find" too highly & risk not finding future availability, as we definitely will return.
At first sight, the hotel's exterior in straight, Santa Fe pueblo lines, complemented by squared-off, well-kept desert-landscaped oases for sitting & rock-reflecting, projected a message of basic simplicity. OK, basic was what we wanted. But, inside, we found basic-PLUS. That is, PLUS a subtle touch of class & bit of charm reflecting the unique taste of keepers-of-the-inn Cindy & Craig. Bright rooms (we had a 2-room suite), warm paint colors, tasteful SW wall-hung prints, homey Kiva fireplace, spliit-log ceiling & other Santa Fe touches that imparted to us a sense of cozy, healing serenity.
Nothing ordinary about the amenities for this non-resort hotel & no cookie-cutter blandness here. Just little extra touches that, after 4 wks made us feel at-home. Oversized bathroom with 2 sinks was supplied with thick, soft, fluffy towels (USA label!) and "Sicilian citrus-scented" bath products (nice touch). Hot water almost instantly & plenty of it. Plump, pure white, cloud-like comforter, bed linens, large, plump decorator pillows (& sleep pillows, too) atop the most comfy, cloud-like mattress I've slept on anywhere.
Consistent, efficient maid service was evident, excellent & spotless. Fridge was nice for hubby's medical "smoothies." MW would have been helpful, but we used the breakfast room's MW a few times. Our 2nd floor balcony afforded a great view of Thunder Mountain (I call it "my" mountain for the serenity it gives me) & nearby red rocks, where we watched the rays of both sunrise & sunset play on those magnificent fock formations. Great place to enjoy your take-out lunch or supper.
We loved the cheerful breakfast room with patio. I don't understand how anyone could call the complimentary b'fast "bare bones, nothing special" unless they expected bacon, omelets & other grill foods. Otherwise, items listed in previous TA reviews here say it all -- something for everyone -- and another PLUS: Nancy's homemade bean burrito with sour cream, salsa, cheese -- a meal in itself. A small minus: we wished b'fast was available earlier than 7:30.
Erika & Nick have a wonderful, can-do manner & were always eager to provide info about the area. One surprise after a particularly bad radiation treatment, Erika sent a bottle of sparkling apple cider in an ice bucket & 2 wine glasses--so festive, so thoughtful! Two computers (free) available, but only between 7:30 am & 9pm, when b'fast room closes. Fitness room has 3 "basics" - treadmill (a bit old & tired but functional), nice recumbent bike & elliptical.
Several great eateries nearby (book is in the lobby). One of our favorites: Judi's, at Soldier Pass Rd. Charming, intimate little rooms, great menu items. Ask to sit by the fireplace. Another: Heartline Cafe -- our preference for lunch, not dinner.
If available, best views are upstairs & worth the extra cost. All in all, a wonderful find, great value for our needs. We'll be back--hopefully under healthier circumstances.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sedona's Premier Boutique Hotel: it's what you get when you combine the atmosphere of a Small Elegant Hotel with the personal loving touch of a Bed & Breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Southwest Inn At Sedona Hotel Sedona
- Southwest Hotel Sedona
- Sedona Southwest Hotel
- Southwest Inn Sedona