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The Amara Resort

Phoenix, AZ, US (PHX)

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Based on 945 reviews
This beautiful Sedona resort is situated on 5 acres, nestled along Oak Creek with a spectacular backdrop of Sedona`s renowned Red Rocks.
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Signature Room - The Amara Resort - 1

Signature Room

The Signature Room Includes:
  • One King Bed or Two Queen Size Beds
  • Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop Mattresses
  • 300 Count Italian Linens
  • Egyptian Cotton Towels
  • Luxurious Bath Products
  • Ergonomic Desk and Chair
  • DVD/CD Player
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The Amara Resort
100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ US 86336

AAA Four-Diamond Resort
The Amara Resort and Spa is a AAA Four-Diamond Hotel that caters to your every whim and desire. The ultimate escape, the resort provides a peaceful refuge where you will feel worlds away from the typical Southwest scene. Thanks to the resort`s serene location next to Oak Creek and its mesmerizing Red Rock views, one is certain to unwind and experience utter relaxation. In addition to great scenery, the resort boasts a wide array of amenities guaranteed to please and entertain all travelers. Indulge in mouth-watering cuisine at the resort`s onsite restaurant, Hundred Rox, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nourish your body and soul with a massage, facial or manicure at the Amara Spa. Explore the area with the resort`s complimentary area shuttl--the eco-chic electric GemCar which will take you to popular destiations within a mile of the resort. Exemplory service, and top-notch accommodations and amenities await you at this top-rated resort.

Why Stay Here?
  • First Class Services and Amenities
  • Morning yoga classes
  • Use of the Amara Spa Relaxation Room and Steam Room
  • GemCar service to local shops and galleries
  • Outstanding activities like hiking, fishing and swimming nearby
  • Parking and Valet

Surrounded by sophisticated furnishings and bold colors, youll find comfort fills every corner of Amara`s elegant guest rooms. Plush pillow top mattresses wrapped in 300-thread-count Italian linens, provide the ultimate in comfort. Thoughtful touches throughout provide both a relaxing and convenient stay. Just one night, and you`ll see why guests return to the resort year after year. 

Rooms Amenities

  • 32" flat panel televisions
  • CD/DVD players with complimentary movies
  • WiFi in guestrooms, public areas, patio and poolside
  • Oversized walk-in closets and in-room safes
  • In-room refrigerator and coffee maker featuring Starbucks coffee
  • Simmons Beautyrest pillowtop mattresses and luxurious 300-thread-count Italian linens

  • Banquet Facility
  • Concierge Desk
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Area Shuttle
  • Full Breakfast
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Spa Services
  • Wedding Services
  • Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 945 reviews
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Wonderful service- friendly from the moment we entered. The room was large, but needed a refresh. The shower/tub combo looked dated and had a grimy shower curtain. I always find it odd to pay $500 for a room and then not have free wifi. The hot tub was broken during our stay-- given the chilly temps this was not ideal. I think the hotel would have been well served to comp the resort fee for guests.
from Lynbrook, New York
Submitted on 23-05-2016
We love Kimoton hotels, having stayed in them in Philadelphia, San Diego, Vero Beach, Boston and Alexandria. Location perfect. Service seemed impeccable again, BUT, we had a problem that really impacted our stay. Our first morning, the shower was so hot that it approached being scalding. It was unadjustable. Upon asking at the front desk for it to be remedied, we were told that we were not using it correctly and that we had to push in and then turn. Next morning, same thing, more unbearab... Read more
from Keizer, Oregon
Submitted on 25-05-2016
My wife and I recently stayed here, as it was our first time to Sedona. We were celebrating our anniversary and the hotel staff gave us a free upgrade upon arrival. Our room was perfect! Updated and clean. I really enjoyed the setting and view. It's on the main drag, but tucked away closer to the river, so you don't hear any noise from the street. We mostly sunbathed during the day. It's a beautiful pool with a picturesque view of the red rock. Also, the service and food were amazing. It was pri... Read more
from Fort Worth
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Such a nice hotel and location. Everyone was super friendly. Service was wonderful. I would have no problem taking the family and grandchildren there again. Very walkable to most areas. Good restaurants and treats nearby. My husband and I did some nice hikes and it was easy to get to those locations.
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Nice hotel but pricey. You pay for all the extras--not enough glasses, wash clothes in the rooms. We either had scalding water or Luke warm. Too fancy for a practical family hotel. Great coffee in morning in the Lobby but none in the room. Hot tub was broken.
from Zoetermeer
Submitted on 02-06-2016
A very nice hotel, big, clean, spacious room, free valet, has a spa and pool, food is excellent, try a nice cocktail on the terrace outside and enjoy the views, we would go back anytime, highly recommended
from Surprise, Arizona
Submitted on 02-06-2016
We enjoyed our stay very much. The view is amazing! We went to relax and unwind. This place did that for us. It is right in the middle of uptown for you like all all the stores. The great thing is at the hotel you would never know it. The staff was unbelievable to us. Very friendly and helpful. This spa on site is a great place to relax and pamper yourself . The Amara hotel and spa is even pet friendly the have water and treats and even put their names on the board. When I went out to the porch ... Read more
from West Lafayette, Indiana
Submitted on 04-06-2016
2 adults and 2 kids we stayed in Amara patio room. Ground level with small patio accommodating minuscule table and 2wire chairs. Room small for 4 people. Bath small with weird water controls. Clean and comfortable bedding . They have a valet parking which operates efficiently, also run shuttle which can take you up to the town. Reception very nice and modern with coffee in the morning and water available . Restaurant with great food and nice drinks at the bar as well as at the pool. Pool ve... Read more
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Here for two nights during the week. We really enjoyed our stay, the staff was friendly and welcoming, and our room was nice. Nothing fancy or particularly special about the room, but it was clean, spacious and the bedding was comfortable. The bathroom door would not stay open - it was weighted to shut automatically which was a little odd and made getting ready a little stifling. It's a fairly small property, in a beautiful setting right off the main street of downtown Sedona. We walked eve... Read more
from Massachusetts
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Amara is an absolute gem. The hotel opens in the back to face the red rocks you are in Sedona to see. We were fortunate to have a second floor room on the side (right) facing out over "Snoopy" rock and the pool/lounge area. The setting is incredibly romantic and relaxing. An added bonus is the morning yoga class - not the most intense class, but a lovely way to start the day.
Submitted on 26-06-2016
Very nice resort tucked in the Red Rock Canyons of Sedona AZ. Check in by Nicole was excellent upgraded to a oversized spa tub room thanks! Excellent valet service included in your resort fee, never needed the car. The room is large and nicely furnished. The lobby area is large with comfortable furniture, gratis newspapers,flavored water, coffee. The 5-6pm free wine tasting is a very nice touch. The grounds are efficient and center on an excellent view of the Red Rock Mtn. There is a Green area ... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 28-06-2016
My friend and I were recently traveling from Texas to California and stopped off at the Amara Resort for an overnight stay in Sedona. It was wonderful from start to finish. Regan (sp?) helped us upon check in with our bags, etc. He was very helpful and provided great service. We were traveling with a dog and everyone immediately loved the dog and made her feel welcome. Our room was large and spacious and the beds were very comfortable. The gym was small but had most of what you need for a de... Read more
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Loved our stay here, two days was enough to explore and enjoy. Amara provides a perfect base to see Sedona. Valet is free & super efficient. Early eve wine time is jolly socialable. Dinner is casual, super food, fab service and pleasant mountain back drop. The music entertainment is a nice extra touch.
Submitted on 30-06-2016
Amara Resort was excellent. Great Location cool views and good service. The front desk staff was helpful and recommended many great hikes and restaurants. They also gave us a comped breakfast because I returned some money and a key card that I found on a lobby chair. That was unexpected, was just doing what anyone else would of done.
from Uppsala, Sweden
Submitted on 30-06-2016
The drive down to Sedona is unforgettable, even after three days in the Grand Canyon. Amara is a delightful small spa resort with quality rooms and a beautiful setting. The swimming pool is small but child friendly (not too deep) with self service flavored water drinks, a small bar and curtained lounge sofas to block the direct sun. There is also a spa.The terraced gardens sitting between an arc of two story apartments provide comfort sitting out areas and a wonderful, view of the stark, red mou... Read more
from Guildford, England
Submitted on 01-07-2016
A comfortable modern hotel with good breakfast and acceptable dinner. A minor housekeeping problem was sorted out quickly. Helpful valet parking and local courtesy shuttle. The pool is very small and shallow for a hotel which markets itself as a resort.
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Stayed here at the end of a long road trip. Great staff.. Great on site restaurant.. Great location. Activities for the kids, s'mores at night, complimentary wine in the evening. Onsite spa was fabulous. Highlight of the trip really.. Little pricey but worth it..
from Fredericksburg, Virginia
Submitted on 03-07-2016
The property is beautiful my suite was the best! The pool and lawn area were ideal for relaxing. The food at the restaurant was top notice and the staff were wonderful. Don't get me started about the spa, I could have spent every evening there after long days hiking or shopping oh yea the shopping.... Kudos to a lovely young women named Destiny, she works at the front desk, she was always smiling and helped me with all my request. If you go stop and meet her she is fantastic.
from Scottsdale, Arizona
Submitted on 07-07-2016
After a long drive to the Grand Canyon, we decided to spend the night in Sedona instead of drive back to the valley. I saw the room on Hotel Tonight, but called the hotel directly to see if they would match that rate. I was transferred to their central reservations who told me there were no rooms available at first, but then stated that the rate was going to be almost $200 more than what was posted on Hotel Tonight. I ended up booking with the app and I‚??m so glad we did! The rooms were very ... Read more
Submitted on 07-07-2016
This was a very nice but rather small resort located right inside Sedona. Think of it as a nice, small hotel with amenities. There is an attached spa. The restaurant is rated very highly. The staff was very helpful and very friendly indeed. If you are on a budget, then I would recommend looking elsewhere in terms of value for your money.
from Saint Paul, Minnesota
Submitted on 08-07-2016
We were here for phase 1 of our honeymoon to do some hiking and relax by the pool. The hotel is tucked down a hill from the main street of Sedona, so be prepared to either walk up a hill for dinner, use their free shuttle, or drive. The valet staff were extremely prompt and friendly. Overall, the staff at this hotel were accommodating and phenomenal. You do have to request ice, but it is the desert, no wasting water! The pool was wonderful and we never had to fight for spots, although we stayed ... Read more
from Pennington, NJ
Submitted on 13-07-2016
This was my first visit to Sedona and I had no idea of the lay of the land or the hotel choices. I was in town for a seminar and the venue was selected for us but I could not have been happier! The location in Uptown Sedona was perfect. I could walk to shops, restaurants and all the red rock tours came to our door to pick us up. The hotel is a boutique style hotel with great food, views, and ambiance. The rooms face an inside courtyard that opens to red rock views, the pool and seating - just s... Read more
from Key West, Florida
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Resort in the middle of town, very friendly, helpful staff. A bit difficult to maneuver rooms (lots of hallways) but the remaining features outweighed this inconvenience. Black Rock Restaurant was top notch. Highly recommend their margaritas. Enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner there. Spa was a nice add on!
Submitted on 15-07-2016
My husband and I stayed one night in the amara on our first visit to Sedona and had a wonderful stay here. Everything was clean, modern, and comfortable. Every staff member was beyond helpful and friendly. The pool and yard games in the courtyard were great. The view of the red rocks from there was awesome. The food at their salt rock restaurant was delicious and reasonable (we had 3 meals!) I'd like to mention Des at the front desk in particular. She was so helpful and kind to us at both check ... Read more
from Charlotte, North Carolina
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Absolutely wonderful! This is a small, boutique resort that is by far one of the best resorts I've stayed. The rooms are nice, clean. The spa area is amazing. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. Sedona is a beautiful city and this resort provides an awesome view of the red rocks. I cannot say enough good things about this resort. Our stay here was very relaxing and we will definitely be back.
from New Hampshire
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Friends recommended that we stay at the Amara while in Sedona and we have been thanking them ever since. Our stay there was just what we needed to relax after a busy 5 days at the Grand Canyon. Just looking out at the red rocks from our balcony was the perfect way to start and end each day. The room was large, attractively furnished and wonderfully cool in contrast to the high temperatures outside. The Amara is conveniently located hidden away in town but because it is down quite a steep street ... Read more
from Washington
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Was here for two nights last February (2015) and we just had such a great experience. The staff was wonderful, the amenities are fantastic, rooms clean, spacious and nicely decorated. We loved the outdoor pool, and especially the steam area (although it would be nice if they were in the same building). The hotel itself is nestled into a lovely little cove and is quite spacious. The outside fire pit, pool and lounging area was really a bonus. We ended up staying an extra night with help from... Read more
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Great hotel in the center of Sedona... Walking distance from all the shops and restaurants. Nice bar with great views and fire pits at night. Beautiful pool and hot tub. Big jetted tub in the bathroom and a safe balcony where our toddler loved to play! Only challenge was a layout where we had to walk quite a ways and up and down several steps to get to our room. Not easy with the stroller.
from Deer Park
Submitted on 19-07-2016
We took my grandmother to Sedona on a trip early last year. We decided last minute to drive up there while we were visiting family in Chandler. We had a hard time finding a room up until coming across Amara Resort... To call this place beautiful is a complete understatement - it's absolutely breathtaking, especially the view standing directly in front of the infinity pool. We only stayed one night, but it was so peaceful and the staff was amazing with my grandmother (accommodating her special ... Read more
from New York
Submitted on 19-07-2016
It took us forever to find a hotel for our first trip to Sedona. We didn't know what to do and finally settle on Amara Resort. It was perfect. The pool over looks Snoopy Rock and you have a great view of Lucy too. The staff were so friendly. Don't miss morning coffee and afternoon wine which are both great perks. Lastly, I cannot say enough about the yoga. Sign up, do yoga. Then go explore. The rooms were well appointed. Super comfortable beds and a great shower. Safe in the room. Wh... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 20-07-2016
We stayed on a hot June weekend . The hotel appears to be in the middle of town, but feels isolated as it is so far down in a gully below a shopping strip. The setting is beautiful and tranquil. We got a creek side suite. Our room was nicely appointed and had 1 1/2 baths, and the master bath had a big whirlpool tub . Request a second floor room, though, because the I bet the buildings are lumber construction, meaning you can hear EVERYTHING going on in the room above you. The spa is a was... Read more
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Great staff, views, and food. Very relaxing. The spa feature is great. You would never know you where so close to town. The food is super and priced as the other restaurants. The staff is willing to go out of their way to help. Worth the price.
Submitted on 23-07-2016
We stayed two nights at Amara and it was the best experience EVER! The staff was so wonderful and made us feel so welcome and relaxed. My brother Regan and Janeth went way above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. My husband is leaving for Korea for a year and this was our last trip before he leaves and it was AMAZING! I wanted to give a big thank you to the whole staff that singed the card in our room it was the sweetest thing! If we ever get a chance to come back we will definitely!!! ... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 23-07-2016
The setting for this resort is unbeatable, with a perfect view of the mountains. The restaurant (Saltrock) serves amazing food and provides healthy options (many gluten free). Our room was very large... it included a sitting room and two bathrooms. They surprise you with a "resort fee" when you get there. The front desk explained all the perks it provided, but we didn't use any of them so it was annoying to pay. You can't get ice on your own; you have to call the front desk to request it.
from Bradford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
We were looking for an overnight stop on the drive up to Monument Valley from Phoenix and booked a one night stop here in both directions to give us chance to see Sedona.This is a first class hotel,part of the Kimpton chain,and right from check in the staff made my wife and I very welcome,especially as our arrival co-incided with the hotels wine happy hour.The hotel is down a steep hill just off the main drag in Sedona but the hotel shuttle takes guests up the hill into Town so no need to strugg... Read more
from Salem, Oregon
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Two nights and 1.5 days to visit and explore. One more full day would have been great. The hotel is nice as Kimpton hotels usually are. Our room was a very basic, two queen beds, room. No view. On our next trip we will definitely strive for a room with a view which will likely mean a lower end chain hotel to make it affordable.
Submitted on 31-07-2016
I am a firm believer that a great team can overcome shortfalls in a property . Amara has an amazing property as well as great team. Tia and Mr brown at the front desk arranged a great jeep tour for us without all the haste and haggle . Special great job to Gabby for working hard to make the stay on point. The poolside and courtyard was awesome. The infinity pool then latin music at night with lawn games. The gym was a nice space. The star of the show is t he beauty right out your window . As... Read more
Submitted on 31-07-2016
The Amara was a great hotel and is located in Uptown Sedona. It is close to all the shopping and dining easily within walking distance, but they also offer a free shuttle to anywhere within a mile. The rooms were lovey and modern with all the amenities that you could want. There was a beautiful, saline, infinity pool and hot tub which was easily accessible to virtually every room. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The check in process took all of about 5 minutes and this is with a sold out... Read more
Submitted on 31-07-2016
The room was just ok, the check in wasn't very friendly, there was a glitch in the credit card process which took a while to resolve, I ended up over hearing about the amenities from another guest checking in. We were disappointed especially considering the cost, it wasn't worth it.
from Redwood City
Submitted on 02-08-2016
In town, quiet, good (not great) restaurant. Very dog friendly. Great scenery. Nice gym. Happy hour with OK wines. Coffee & tea bar in the morning. Valet parking included. Would definitely stay here again. Staff very friendly and competent.
from Toronto
Submitted on 03-08-2016
The room was nothing special....but we had a balcony which overlooked the pool and had a great view of the mountains. The setting is gorgeous! We had dinner at the resort, and again, the food was just okay, but the setting is spectacular.
from Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-08-2016
We visited Amara twice , on way to Grand Canyon and then on way back We were greeted by the guys outside the entrance waiting to help with our bags or to park our cars and then the friendly welcoming front of house team - " you have timed your arrival perfectly to sample our free wine and cheese at our happy hour between 5 and 6 for all our guests" The food on the terrace was excellent There was a small but clean swimming pool There was a quality array of sun loungers including Two double... Read more
from Tucson, Arizona
Submitted on 08-08-2016
I'll begin this review by saying that I only have one negative critique about this resort that may or not be a big deal to most people, but by-and-large this is a solid 4-Star resort. As promised in the intro....the ONLY negative about Amara are the beds. I'll admit that we only stayed in Room 129, but that bed was almost the worst sleep my wife and I have had in all our travels around the world. I woke up with a huge neck pain that took the Amara Spa to work out only to wake up the next morn... Read more
from Houston
Submitted on 12-08-2016
It was snowing the day we checked in, so the drive down to the hotel was a bit challenging. But it is well worth it. The hotel is warm and welcoming. The view of the courtyard is also very nice. There are complimentary drinks / coco during happy hour. The room is contemporary and comfortable. The only complain is that my sister stayed on the second floor, so it was a bit slippery as part of the walkway is not covered.
Submitted on 14-08-2016
I am passing through town and decided to take a chance booking here. Well situated close to town and the property is quite nice. Rooms are adequate, pool are small. Tried to take a dip and relax by the pool this pm and no free seating. Pool is nice but small. Overall a fair to good experience thus far.
from Westlake
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Stayed at the Amara in April 2016 for Spring Break with our teenagers. Even weeks before our arrival, Teah from Concierge was exceptional. She made great recommendations on what to do and see while in Sedona, and kept in contact with us. Great location, tucked away near the creek though the walk up the driveway is a little steep. Valet service and concierge were outstanding; bar service was spotty at times even though they weren't busy. Breakfast and dinner service was great. Pool was a little ... Read more
from Portland, OR
Submitted on 04-09-2016
My family splurged a bit for our first stay in Sedona, AZ, but the Amara is worth the price. The rooms are beautiful and well equipped. The common area is beautiful, with comfortable seating, the red rocks looming above, and very nice salt water infinity pool. I love how they light fire pits there in the evening. The service is excellent: friendly and helpful. There is complimentary yoga every morning, and wine every evening from 5 -6 PM. I got a massage in the spa, it was pricier than what I pa... Read more
from Yorba Linda, California
Submitted on 04-09-2016
We stayed for two night and had a 2 room suite. The decor fits Sedona. Good spa. They do have a shuttle for local travels. It is a bit of an uphill trek from the resort to the main road through uptown Sedona. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The resort will have coffee/tea in the morning and a happy hour with wines at 5pm.
from Madrid, Spain
Submitted on 06-09-2016
We stayed here for 1 night on the way from the Grand Canyon to LA. Excellent choice. Sedona is beautiful and offers different scenery from GC or Monument Valley. Hotel is situated just below huge red rock formations, making a spectacular backdrop for their restaurant and breakfast area. Breakfast was great. Service very helpful and friendly. I recommend Cowboy Club restaurant (in walking distance) for an excellent local dinner. I also recommend a great gift and craft shop on edge of town - Sil... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 06-09-2016
My husband and I just got back from a weekend stay at Amara. We absolutely loved this hotel and wouldn't hesitate recommending it. First off the staff was very friendly and the hotel was beautiful, modern and clean. The location was great, as it was extremely close to the main strip where you would find restaurants, shopping and many touristy spots. If you're able bodied, you don't even need a car to get there (the hill walking up is steep, but my husband and I did it several times without iss... Read more
from Belgium
Submitted on 07-09-2016
The Amara is located down a short steep drive (just far away enough) in the middle of the tourist chaos of the main drag of shops and restaurants. Quiet. Family & pet friendly. Staff super helpful and friendly. Rock star valet service.
Submitted on 09-09-2016
Loved everything about our 1-night stay at this resort. Beautifully decorated hotel and rooms. Great customer service with tips for hiking and eats. Enjoyed an afternoon dip in the infinity pool with a gorgeous view of Sedona. The food at the restaurant was delightful and the drinks at the bar were tasty too... loved the ginger margarita!
from Plainfield, Illinois
Submitted on 10-09-2016
The hotel is fairly nice. The location excellent! When we arrived we were quoted price $53 more then the Internet price. Got that reduced! We were then showed rooms & chose 1 with some what of a view! Unfortunately not worth it because of so many trees. But, still nice! Beds were nice & linens clean. Being excited to be hiking in Sedona, we really didn't notice how dirty the room was until 2nd morning we slept in. Dirty drinking glasses, dirty windows with a broken screen door, burnt out light b... Read more
from Finmere
Submitted on 10-09-2016
What a wonderful place, the scenery is stunning, the drive to Sedona incredible and the hotel, staff and food are all faultless. If only everywhere in the World could reach this standard! The Grand Canyon is an hour and a half drive and the hotels in that area do not compare, so do yourself a favour and use Sedona as your base to visit the Grand Canyon, you will also save a fortune in the process!
from Beersheba, Israel
Submitted on 14-09-2016
I was (actually still am) on business trip in the far east and had four days to burn. Took myself to PhuketThailand for the first time and after realizing I am going to Patong booked Amari. Debated between other five star places and this 4.5. Man did I make the right decision!! This is a wonderful resort. I had one of the larger rooms up the hill with an amazing view of the Ocean. Went every day to the Jetty to swim. Amari is walking distance from Patong although the way back often calls ... Read more
from arizona
Submitted on 14-09-2016
We stayed here during christmas break and loved the hotel. They are so kid friendly and love their family style lobby with board games. Great place to visit with other families. The views are also amazing. We did use the hot tub but it was too cold for the pool. Had a massage at the spa and one of the best ever.
from Arizona
Submitted on 14-09-2016
A wonderful start to my husband's 50th birthday adventure in northern AZ. Excellent Service! Valet service was efficient and welcoming. Check-in was smooth and Gabi gave a great orientation to the property and the amenities. We were upgraded from a Patio Room to a Suite (Thank you Amara!). The rooms in the suite were light and spacious, and it had three patio/verandas. The bathroom was good size and the shower and the jacuzzi tub were both large. Due to the lovely weather, the evening wine ... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Let me start by saying the staff at this hotel is incredible. From the front desk to the valets, restaurant staff to the housekeeper they can't do enough for you. The view from the restaurant was beautiful. The room was large and the bed was comfortable but --- the tiny bathroom looked like one I stayed in a few nights back at a chain hotel on the side of the interstate in the middle of nowhere. This certainly tends to give on a negative impression.
Submitted on 18-09-2016
The hotel is very nice and beautiful location. It's not worth the price in my opinion though. You're forced to use valet parking. The layout is difficult to navigate. The rooms are plain, nothing too fancy. The bathroom was dated. The pool doesn't have enough seating for everyone. The restaurant was good for breakfast, but the service wasn't great. I would suggest staying somewhere else that would be better for the price.
from Oklahoma City
Submitted on 19-09-2016
First the good: the staff was great from the restaurant to the valet just a great group of people. Alejandro was our favorite. The views are great and the property was lovely. That's why the rest is so unfortunate. The bad: We booked a "top tier" room, creekside suite, through a third party (don't do this). The cost was over $2400 for 4 nights. The first night we got in bed and felt the pain of a large spot running through the back area that made it impossible to sleep. The next morning... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 20-09-2016
The rooms are pretty average. Nothing notable or standout. It feels like they did a quick refurb of a faded hotel--a cheap but comfortable renovation. Feels a bit like an Aloft not quite a W. As many have mentioned, the platform beds are a horrible design. We all banged our shins at some point during the stay. Anyhoo but that's the room. And really we were only there to sleep and get ready and mix ourselves some drinks from the stocked minibar. The rest of the hotel was great! Beautiful view ... Read more
from Zanesville, Ohio
Submitted on 22-09-2016
We had been hiking for 10 days in Utah. We wanted to spend some time in a more relaxed environment with beauty and great service. We found it at Amara Resort & Spa. The resort is tucked down next to the river in Sedona. The views at sunset are inspiring and the resort has a wonderful managers happy hour. Great service in the whole resort and it was a beautiful place for us to wind down after several days of intense hiking.
from Orlando, Florida
Submitted on 23-09-2016
We had such a wonderful experience at Amara. A+ hospitality. Great restaurant, cozy rooms, complimentary coffee/tea in the morning, wine hour in the evening. Centrally located in Sedona, walking distance to uptown. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.
from Scottsdale, Arizona
Submitted on 25-09-2016
The hotel next door is amazing But we had a great time for a much more reasonable price at Amara I did visit the spa at both LAuberge and Amara and for 50.00 less you get a bit more at Amara The food at the restaurant was great Rooms comfortable
from Farmingdale, United States
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Rooms are not that great & service is not that good. Parking lot entrance especially in the night is poorly lit and narrow. Not a good experience for us. I will never stay in this hotel when we go to Sedona again.
from Cheshunt, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Visited here as recommended for drinks with friends. Perfect cocktails and snacks and an infinity pool in view from the outdoor bar. Good, fast service with polite staff. We were not resident so cannot review any rooms etc.
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 26-09-2016
I decided to go to Sedona at the last minute. Did a little poking around and found Amara on a Saturday and arrived on Monday. The setting is fantastic. 3 minute walk to the main drag and right on a little river. There's an infinity pool that looks out over the trees with a fantastic view of some of Sedona's famous red rocks. I hit the Spa pretty hard. Did Yoga every morning (I'd recommend reserving a spot early as it filled up every day), got a guided meditation session, reflexology, a 9... Read more
from Newbury, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-09-2016
The hotel room are very comfortable with beautiful bathrooms. Its position is very close to the center of Sedona giving easy access to bars, restaurants and shops. There are also beautiful views of the red rocks close by. The hotel is pet friendly ( we only saw dogs)which may not suit everyone. The only thing which I felt it lacked was more inside open space in the cool to sit and drink and possibly read etc. although it does have a larger outside space.
from Albany, New York, United States
Submitted on 30-09-2016
We stayed here during the summer, and were immediately enamored with the red rock views. We spent a lot of time by the pool just to soak it all in! The on-site restaurant was decent, and helpful since we arrived quite late in the day. The room was comfortable. The concierge was really helpful in selecting a place for dinner our second night, and offering to make reservations for us. Amara was also centrally located; we still preferred to take our car or their shuttle off the property, as it was ... Read more
from Flagstaff, Arizona
Submitted on 02-10-2016
Overall, The Amara is a nice resort. The room is a decent size, location is awesome, and the property layout is comfortable and inviting. The courtyard lawn next to the pool has games and comfy chairs looking past the infinity pool out to the creek. They had the evening wine reception there and it was really nice. The Amara truly is a pet friendly resort. They don't just allow dogs, they welcome them. You don't have to stay in just certain room types, and the room didn't smell like a lot of o... Read more
Submitted on 03-10-2016
We stayed here after our hike in the Grand Canyon, and it was a nice relaxing and intimate stay. Pros: restaurant and bar: wonderful food and service with excellent outside seating. On Saturday, they had a Spanish guitarist playing outside near the fountain under a starlit sky with the red rocks in the background. It was wonderful. The food was delicious as well... didn't taste like processed and packaged food you often find in a hotel. Rather it was a unique restaurant on its own. Service:... Read more
from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Submitted on 03-10-2016
I went here for mothers 60 birthday and it was everything! The infinity pool over looks the red rocks with such beauty. The hotel is small and boutique like. It is located right on the strip and you can walk up or down to any restaurants. I wish the restaurant in the hotel had more food options... Especially more chicken options. They serve drinks by the pool as well as food. The have a great court yard with corn hole game "lol" they have fire pits as well. The hotels spa was also wonderful. Th... Read more
from Drums, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 09-10-2016
My son lives in Flagstaff and arranged for 3 nights in this awesome hotel. Cool, clean and comfortable, we enjoyed the ambience and the convenience of walking to the shops. Bell Rock and other sights all within a short drive.
from Pennsylvania
Submitted on 09-10-2016
Our room view was trees and a creek, room large, clean and comfortable. Service outstanding, front desk personnel were courteous, helpful and friendly. Only complaint is the hotel puts a $27 daily "resort charge" but does not explain what is for. At over $500 a night for a room, this charge is absurd.
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-10-2016
Situated well down the hill from the main street in Sedona this 5 star retreat offers a warm welcome. The rooms are spacious and the hotel has magnificent views out to the countryside in the background. There is a standing additional charge on each room of $27 over and above the room rate for Valet Parking and the mini bus service up and down to the main street, "certainly required" but one would have thought that at $250 a night that could be included. The hotel was offering complementary coffe... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 14-10-2016
The spa was spectacular; a bit crowded for a true spa - felt like too much was squeezed into a small space, but was really nice. I had a relaxation massage and truly enjoyed the therapist. The men's sauna/steam room was unfortunately out of order at the time of the visit.
from Melbourne, Fl.
Submitted on 14-10-2016
This was the first trip for my husband and myself to Sedona. The natural beauty of the area is breathtaking! The Amara resort was very pricey, in my opinion, but I don't regret a minute of my stay! We were updated to a beautiful suite (without even asking) with lovely views of the creek and a woodsy area. The suite was spacious, with a comfy bed, beautiful bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and a shower. I made reservations for the morning yoga followed by a massage at the spa. The yoga is free, but t... Read more
Submitted on 14-10-2016
I have stayed in a spa suite for 2 nights in september and this was a very good experience : nice view from the room, large corner room and terrace, very good location in the resort and to go by walk in the city. the service was very good too, it was an excellent stay in sedona with my husband and my friends; only one thing , the spa in the bathroom was very noisy... We'll come back with pleasure in this hotel and if you want to stay in a great and luxury place in sedona, we recommand to book a ... Read more
from new orleans
Submitted on 17-10-2016
We spent 5 days in Sedona at the Amara Resort. The location was excellent and within walking distance to everything. The resort was lovely and the view was amazing from the outdoor eating and pool area. I would recommend this hotel for couples.
from Snohomish, Washington
Submitted on 17-10-2016
I. Loved. This. Place. It was incredibly beautiful, serene and quiet. Our suite overlooked the creek and one of the big red rocks of the area. We heard cicadas like crazy outside on our deck and that was pretty cool. There is an infinity pool that looks out over the creek and big red rock. The room was nicely appointed. There was a big lawn between the buildings, the restaurant and the pool, where there were lawn games to play. There were fire pits for sitting around and drinking wine in ... Read more
Submitted on 19-10-2016
We only stayed one evening at this hotel but it was enjoyable. Hotel is walking distance to restaurants and shops - convenient location. The hotel sits down on a cliff from the main street so while convenient to the main street, it also quiet and relaxing. It is quite a challenging walk up the hill or stairs but quite pretty and the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to nearby locations. The lobby is welcoming and the service was excellent upon arriving. The room was nice and clea... Read more
Submitted on 19-10-2016
Amara was everything other reviewers have said. Comfortable rooms/public spaces. Attentive staff. Inventive food. Loved in-room yoga mat and free morning yoga. Pool was over crowded in afternoons. I've never seen welcome signs for pets, but there they were with water dish at the resort's front door. Perfectly situated on the main drag, but down in the valley, so you feel away from the Sedona hustle and bustle. Became a Kimpton fan on this trip.
from waukesha wi
Submitted on 19-10-2016
My husband and I were there for our 35th anniversary. We loved everything about Amara! The views from the restaurant and pool area are spectacular. We had many meals at the restaurant and all were very good. Our room which was on the creekside was very large and comfortable. We had a very nice private balcony. The pool was awesome . Easy access to Sedona which has many shops and restaurants. Amara offers a shuttle within a 1 mile radius which was nice when we went to dinner. We also used the ... Read more
from Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-10-2016
Very expensive but lovely. Staff great. Inclusive wine hour. Comfortable room, but don't take valet parking unless u are disabled. Big charge ($27) for a walk of 5 minutes from free parking. Gorgeous pool terrace. Ideal for breakfasts, which is also lovely. Second best resort in Sedona. L'Auberge even better but next door-and we used their facilities as it's their sister hotel. Go try!!!
Submitted on 22-10-2016
Being this is my first trip to Sedona, I can only review based on my limited experiences with this gorgeous touristy town. We stayed in a room with two queen beds for over $1000 for two nights. It came with only complimentary coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. As a true down to Earth Northwesterner, the "luxury" aspect of this resort is lost on me. The location of the resort is choice and I very much appreciate their complimentary shuttle service for going out to dinner and such. I... Read more
from Pittsburgh, PA
Submitted on 23-10-2016
We stayed at the Amara in October 2016. This was our first trip to Sedona and I wanted everything to be flawless, unfortunately, the Amara was fine, but not perfect. For the price we paid, more than $600/night, we wanted perfection. There were positives to this hotel. Every staff member we encountered were friendly and eager to help. The valets (valet parking price included in the all too common anymore ‚??resort fee‚??) quickly got to our car. The hotel is located down a hill from the mai... Read more
from Perry, New York
Submitted on 23-10-2016
Wonderful place to stay and the perfect location. They were willing to transport us anywhere within a mile. Valet parking. Good food. Beautiful surroundings. Right off of the main drag. Very helpful staff for first time visitors.
Submitted on 26-10-2016
Beautiful hotel, inside and out! The spa with eucalyptus steam room was amazing. Jacuzzi and infinity pool was a delight to sit around. Located walking distance to town. Free yoga in the morning was so relaxing and a great way to start the day
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 26-10-2016
Wanted to be close to the downtown area and this was a good find. A bigger spend than expected but well worth it, a deluxe resort experience with service and facilities to match. Located behind the shopping and restaurant strip but privately tucked away down a very steep hill; the Amara offers complimentary golf cart rides to street level (and pick-ups as well) so no need to bust a lung. From check-in staff to valet parkers and housekeepers, it was big smiles and nothing was too much trouble. Ha... Read more
Submitted on 27-10-2016
Amara Resort is located at the heart of downtown Sedona. It's hidden so we still had privacy. Citrus water and morning coffee or tea are always provided. We love getting on an early start, waking up at 5 am to hit the road to have breakfast and see Cathedral Rock or Coffee Pot Rock. Book the Jeep Tour! It's worth it! You will go to through dirt roads and see other places where your car can't go. Amara offers whole day valet service for $27 per day and does a very good job parking your car ... Read more
from Maryland
Submitted on 28-10-2016
Resort looks old and in need of improvements. Staff was friendly, helpful. Housekeeping slipped up a couple of times, but not a tragedy. Valet was helpful, but stared at us upon arrival. No offer of assistance until I asked. Beyond that they were fine and helpful throughout visit. Restaurant was good for dinner, but old fruit for breakfast was disappointing. Bartenders were good guys and fun to talk to. Enjoyed the evening fires and amazing view of Snoopy Rock. For their premium rates... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
Submitted on 30-10-2016
Amara Resort is tucked just one short block away from the main street, which provides a quiet setting in which to enjoy the fantastic views. The rooms are nicely appointed, and the resort staff are very friendly and helpful whether it be directions, a ride on the free shuttle, or recommendations for eateries. We had several of our meals at Salt Rock on site and were never disappointed with the food or service. And, when we needed to pull our car at 3am for the drive and hike to the Grand Cany... Read more
from Lake Orion, Michigan
Submitted on 31-10-2016
The pics on their site don't do it justice!! After booking a standard room, Amara sent me an email regarding upgrades and how much it would cost. I called the hotel because I wanted to check it out when I got there. The night manager took the call and suggested I take the first upgrade from courtyard to poolside. Then she said she would try for a further upgrade after that! When we arrived, we were met by the valet and bell captain. They were very friendly and helpful. I met Destiny at the... Read more
from Biarritz, France
Submitted on 01-11-2016
We have had two bad experiences with the accommodation at the hotel Visiting Sedona once again we decided to have dinner there as last year we had a nice meal . A couple of days ago we enjoyed the food again but it ended badly with the check After giving our credit card for payment it returned with a higher amount and the original check had disappeared . We had to wait quite a long time to have this problem solved, our server didn't show, another one came and had to call for a manager. We could... Read more
from Columbia, South Carolina
Submitted on 02-11-2016
We stayed for two nights after backpacking the Grand Canyon and Havasu Falls. The hotel was a welcome retreat. Room was clean and well appointed, and the lovely balcony overlooking the pool area was fantastic. We didn't spend any time at the pool, but the view was gorgeous. Don't even have to leave your hotel to watch sunset on the red rocks! Wine hour with appetizer was a great touch as well! This was our first Kimpton and we can't wait to go back - hopefully next time with our dog! Only downsi... Read more
Submitted on 02-11-2016
The view from the hotel's patio and pool is amazing. The public areas of the hotel, while limited, are very nice. The rooms are pleasant and in keeping with the overall style of Kimpton properties. The weekday help is very nearly top notch. The weekend help, however, was uneven during our visit, ranging from trying hard to really not giving much evidence of care. Our experience during several weeknights was better, though we did return from a long day's outing to find our room hadn't been clea... Read more
from Spokane, Washington
Submitted on 04-11-2016
Loved our stay. Loved the staff. Loved the wine hour. Loved the pool. Loved the restaurant and bar. The house cleaning staff was amazing. Only thing I would mention is it is dated. Definitely needs it. Looks like the 90's Will stay again though.
from Sandusky, Ohio
Submitted on 05-11-2016
My husband and I were very happy that we chose Armara Resort, the room was clean ,spacious and the bed extremely comfortable.This is a very nice resort .,the staff were courteous and it is within walking distance to town we stayed here four nights also has a great restaurant in the resort .
from Chesterton, Indiana
Submitted on 08-11-2016
Took a sisters trip to Sedona and stayed 6 nights. Everyone there is so helpful, especially Teah and Destiny. I can't say enough about the wonderful staff. The restaurant had excellent service and great food. Our rooms were always clean and fresh‚?£
Submitted on 09-11-2016
We booked at Amara Resort on relatively short notice, and were very happy with our choice. The Kimpton Hotel group is sophisticated about what travelers want--no excess fuss, but excellent attitude of all staff and easily- accessible amenities. They charge a resort fee which includes 24 hour valet parking and service, and the result is one of ease and a feeling of generosity on the part of the hotel. Guests don't need to tip and receive instant attention from the very responsive and well-trained... Read more
from California
Submitted on 11-11-2016
Stopped here for one night as we headed down from the Grand Canyon to Phoenix. Last minute reservation so got a room at the far end facing away from the pool. It turned out to be a blessing- trees outside provided a lot of shade- room stayed dark and we slept like babies!!! Beds were super comfortable. Room provided basic amenities as did the bathroom. And that's about it. Nothing super exciting to write about those areas- but the pool and hot tub were a great way to unwind. With just awesome vi... Read more
from Voorschoten
Submitted on 11-11-2016
Define is a very nice place to go and hotel is great. We stayed in a super room (203) and had breakfast outside with mountain view. Great experience. We also too diner in the hotel which was also very good. Highly recommended
from McLean, VA
Submitted on 13-11-2016
Be careful, there are a number of hidden problems that don't show up in the beautiful picture. First, over half the rooms don't have the wonderful views and I made my reservation 6 weeks in advance. Ours looked out on another motel. Yuck! The hotel's location is great because it's in the center of town, but you either have to walk up a very steep hill for 50 yards or take at "first come first serve" shuttle. You are also required to use their valet parking which reduces your flexibility to ge... Read more
from Los Angeles
Submitted on 14-11-2016
Stayed here with my wife for a relaxing, romantic weekend hoping the "resort" part of the name would cater to what we needed. The location is excellent as it is right in upper Sedona, close to the action (for Sedona!). The staff was excellent and friendly. We were "upgraded" to a room with spa tub (which we did not use...aren't they somewhat passe now?) with a lower level patio looking on the common area of the hotel and the other rooms, so we did not get the beautiful mountain view. No big ... Read more
from Half Moon Bay, California
Submitted on 15-11-2016
I had the pleasure of staying at the Amara Resort for 3 nights, and both my husband and I enjoyed our visit very much. The hotel setting is beautiful, even though the driveway leading to the property is poorly marked and very easy to miss. As other reviewers have also noted, once you miss the turn, it is not easy to make a U-turn and get back on track - not sure if it would be possible to install a more visible sign to allow guests to spot the somewhat obscure driveway more easily. Set on the ... Read more
from Peoria, Arizona
Submitted on 16-11-2016
We stay at Kimpton all over the country but never in our home state... Last min anniversary plans so used reward points for a free stay! Check in was fast and prompt and room was perfect. Property is right on the creek and outdoor restaurant seating outside our patio but not a issue still had privacy and one the crowd left the outside lighting was perfect back drop. Its a short clime to street level but they do have free shuttles if you dont want to walk. The property is really nice to walk a... Read more
from Raleigh, North Carolina
Submitted on 16-11-2016
My husband and I recently stayed at the Amara Resort to celebrate our birthdays. We can't stop talking about how great our stay was. The hotel and room were beautiful and clean. The management went so far above and beyond to make our stay special (they even stocked our room with a picture of our puppy from home!). We really appreciated the complimentary shuttle that took us to restaurants in Sedona. I'd highly recommend this hotel if you're staying in Sedona!
from Olathe, Kansas
Submitted on 18-11-2016
My husband and I enjoyed a 4 night stay at the Amara Resort. Initially we were hoping to have a red rock view from our room, but no rooms have views from the room. You do get a nice view from the main patio/pool area. The pool and hot tub were nice, but limited seating at the pool. The resort does offer complimentary bikes for your use. There was a daily complimentary happy hour from 5:00-6:00, I believe that it only offered wine and one limited food selection each night. The front desk is... Read more
from Esher, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-11-2016
Very elegant spa resort in lovely Sedona ... looks like a film set! Top dollar service and great food on the terrace. Town of Sedona is a real experience with lots of cutsie shops and restaurants. We had a lovely time here enjoying the local scene. Many nice restaurants. Really want to go back soon.
from New York
Submitted on 22-11-2016
We just returned from a 5 night stay and miss it already. Perfectly located, you can easily walk to local restaurants and shops. There is a shuttle (free) from the hotel that will take you anywhere in a 1 mile radius. We found all staff knowledgeable about the area, all recommendations we received were honest and dead on. Our room was clean and comfortable. Dinner at the Salt Rock was delicious. We did get a chance to take a couple of Yoga Classes (also included) which were outstanding. We e... Read more
Submitted on 29-11-2016
We had such a wonderful experience at Amara. Tia our concierge set us up with a balloon ride & jeep tour before we even got there. She and Des were both super helpful and friendly every time we chatted with them. All of the valet crew were so nice and so quick to get us in and out without any wait. And we couldn't get enough of the in house restaurant The Salt Rock! The food was incredible! As were all the signature cocktails :) the restaurant staff was so knowledgeable about everything on the ... Read more
from Cincinnati, Ohio
Submitted on 29-11-2016
There are four main aspects we loved about this hotel/spa. I describe them below. Still, I must warn those of you who, like me, have to work during your vacations, the hotel lacks a business center. It does have free internet if you join their free email service. Now for what our family of four loved about the Amara: 1) Location The hotel is centrally located by the river/creek running through downtown Sedona. One can walk up a small hill and access the restaurants, retail shops, spiritual/au... Read more
from North Dakota
Submitted on 29-11-2016
My husband and I spent 3 nights at The Amara. We were Very Happy with this hotel ū???. Super friendly knowledgeable staff, good location, clean comfortable room, great view, nice outdoor courtyard, nice outdoor jacuzzi, beautiful infinity pool. This hotel borders the Oak Creek. You can easily walk along the creek side from here. So pretty! This hotel also offers a free daily wine social. It was a nice way to meet other travelers. One of our favorite things about The Amara is their free shuttle... Read more
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 01-12-2016
I love the Kimpton Hotels. Boutique in nature, fabulous staff from top to bottom. The Amara is very dog friendly. Is walking distance to all of the shops although they will shuttle you to anything within a 1 mile readious.
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 01-12-2016
Nice spot to stay in Sedona. The spa is simply a hot tub and heated pool + daytime yoga. Easy place to relax away from Main Street which is a short walk up the hill. Good good and service View is worth it!