It's helpful to know about reviewers' values to understand the context of the review. We're two mature (50s/60s) individuals who like to hike, cook our own meals, and enjoy quiet with good scenery. It's helpful to have a spa for soothing muscles after hiking and a robust DVD library for evening entertainment. As a result Sedona Pines suited us to a T. Yes, the units are small; anyone who is obese might have difficulty maneuvering around the bedroom. It was somewhat difficult for the two of us to be in the kitchen at one time preparing meals, but it wasn't a real problem. There is a nice patio (make sure your unit has one located on East side to avoid the western sun) for al fresco lunches and dinners. A BBQ grill is standard at each unit.
Each unit is modular (or trailerlike as others have noted), but efficiently laid out. The grounds are landscaped to a fare thee well. Units are close together, but we never felt this intruded on our privacy, and we also can see the wisdom in a sustainable plan such as this.
Wi-Fi was available in our room although not always the strongest.
The laundry was free! What a terrific idea as it removes so much stress.
Our unit was close to the adults-only Lagoon spa, the big pool/spa, and also to the laundry. It seemed ideal although we might have preferred a unit on the northern edge that looked out onto the red rocks and was located by one of the large fountains/water features.
To a person, the staff was helpful and chipper.
Sedona Pines is about 5 miles west of town itself, but only 1 mile from Red Rocks State Park. As we were in residence for 2 weeks, we opted to purchase the Annual Red Rocks Pass Parking permit ($20) as opposed to weekly ($15) or daily ($5). We got it at the Customer Service Counter of Bashia's in town. There's a good book on Easy Sedona Hikes by Falcon Press that we used consistently. This must be one of the most fabulous day hiking places on earth. Our social/cultural events included Wineaux Wednesday at Marketplace Cafe in the Village of Oak Creek; Beethoven Sonata concert; Jazz concert at St. Luke's Episcopal Museum; Music at the Museum (Sedona Heritage Museum); Verde Canyon Railway; Jerome Historic State Park, and many others. The resort itself has a fully-packed events schedule for its visitors and seems very good about taking care of families with children. The fitness center is not huge, but it's adequate with treadmill, elliptical, recumbent bike, and some weight-bearing equipment.
- Also Known As:
- Sedona Pines Hotel Sedona