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Five Stars for the Alma de Sedona Inn
We are totally in love with the Alma de Sedona Inn. The surroundings with the red rock vistas were breathtaking. Our room was immaculate, spacious and beautifully appointed.The meals served in the room,poolside or in the lounge were mouth-watering-and need I say "tastefully" presented.
However,the most important aspect of our visit which placed it in the"Extraordinary Category" was the staff. In particular. Louis Thompson,Innkeeper was most gracious.At the outset,he made us feel welcome by his genuine,caring manner.He let it be known that it was his job to guarantee that we had an enjoyable visit. He and his staff were most accommodating. Very good,Louis. Mission accomplished! We will definitely return to Alma de Sedona Inn.
Alma de Sedona helped make our Sedona experience outstanding.
This Bed and Breakfast turned out to be all that the TripAdvisor reviews had promised. It truly embodies the "Soul of Sedona", which is what I believe its name means in Spanish. Tranquil,intimate, with great views but proximal to West Sedona, the amenities exceeded everything my friends and I expected. I can't think of my experience in Sedona without including my memories of our "home away from home" there and our wonderful Innkeeper. Louis, you're a STAR!!
Alma de Sedona
Alma de Sedona was going to be the premier treat to ourselves on our trip to Arizona, but we ended up being disappointed in the long run, and felt we did not get good value for our money -- and plenty of it we spent here during a six-night stay.
Located below picturesque Thunder Mountain, the inn consists of adobe-style buildings on gorgeous property, and is on a quiet street in West Sedona. The suites we stayed in were large, but are beginning to look a little worn, with the frequent tourists that make that trip to see the famous Red Rocks of Sedona.
The main building where breakfast is served is decorated in a very tasteful mix of elegance and Southwestern rustic. The pool area is great, and is a nice place to watch the sunset, while eating the snacks and cold drinks that are set out every late afternoon. Breakfast is simple and very creative; though filling, it does leave you a bit of room to sample some of the local cuisine at lunch. As I said we were a little disappointed -- the rug in the first suite we stayed in (Romantic Reflections) had been shampooed a little too much, and looked worn, and second one also looked this way, with the additon of large grease-like stains. A large wardrobe held an 18" inch tv -- not really condusive to watching in such a spacious room. The wardrobe was designed for a 27" tv and this little tv looked strange and out of place. The bathroom is very nice, though, with a huge soaker tub for two. The decor of the suites were very nice and tasteful, though as you open the door the overpowering odor of Pine Sol greets you.
The pool, which was supposed to be open, was not, due to longstanding mechanical problems. When we mentioned it to the manager, he told us "it is not pool season around here". However, it we saw many happy bathers at the Days Inn pool down the road.
In both of the suites we stayed in ( we left to tour the Grand Canyon, then returned) there was a problem with the shower, where it would unexpectedly surge not hot, but SCALDING water to the point where my husband's back was blistered. To make a long story short, the manager -- we found out the actual owner of the property lives in New Jersey -- was not very helpful and uncaring and acted like we were a bother when we wanted to talk to him about it. We debated about returning, and decided to give them a second chance. On our return, the manager suddenly did a 180 and was falling over himself trying to alleviate the problem. We were puzzled by his Jeckyl and Hyde behavior until we met the owner, who likes to come to the property once a month to see what is going on, wandering around.
The owner was very concerned, and upon hearing our woes, ended up giving a 10% discount for our trouble. This, though, did not completely make up for the disappointment we experienced. Overall, the breakfasts were good, and the property is beautiful, and housekeeping was immaculate. We will not return, though, due to the manager's behavior.
For Poolside Sunset Views...
Alma de Sedona Inn is a wonderful place to stay while visiting Sedona, Arizona. It's a romantic inn with natural beauty surrounding it (can be seen from the rooms) and its beautiful interior designs where each special room has a fabulous name. Here, you have privacy, a fireplace, a delicious breakfast, and you are pampered.
Each of the 12 rooms offers a king-sized bed, gas fireplace, telephone & answering machine, cable TV, CD player, hair-dryer, coffee-maker, private entrance, private patio, plush robes, non-smoking environment, candles & bath salts, and eleven of the twelve rooms have two-person Jacuzzi tubs!
I loved most, the views of the Sedona red rock formations. Some of the names of the rooms that I remember are: Athena, Journey's End, Casa Blanca, American Generation, and Del Sol.
They range in price from $180 to over $300 dollars. We stayed in Mary's Room with an iron bed; color scheme of blue, beige, and gold with a loveseat, fireplace, and super views. They offer late afternoon appetizers, and it's a good time to join other guests and share ideas. The Pool is excellent and is also a super spot to watch the incredible sunsets.
They do not serve any alcohol (state law), but you are allowed to bring your own.
The breakfast is really something with fresh juices, hot-brewed coffee or tea, granola, yogurt, and a special main course that changes each day. Recipes are shared if you wish.
Splurge this once, and you won't regret it, and it will be a memory of the USA that you'll never forget!
My stay at the Alma de Sedona turned out to be one of the most pleasant vacations I have ever taken. The views are breathtaking. The staff is outstanding. The food was excellant. The inn keeper was very helpful with all of the guest needs. It was all around a great vacation that I would do again.
A Treasure in the Red Rocks of Sedona
This lovely Bed and Breakfast is located in the spectacular red rocks area. In addition to delightful rooms and great views, we found to staff to be first rate. We could not have asked for a more gracious host and all the people we came in contact with went out of their way to make our stay special. Our breakfast was delicious and out of the oridinary fare. What a great place to return to at the end of a busy day seeing the many sights this area has to offer.
This was our first trip to Sedona and we will certainly return.
We would highly recommend the Alma De Sedona.
Not that special
My wife and I recently stayed at Alma de Sedona for three nights. Our overall experience was good , not great or special. For the prices that we paid, from our previous experiences, we expected something special, which we did not get. We stayed in the nicest room. Far Pavillions, which had a spectatcular view. The room was comfortable,however the bathroom needed some work. The toilet broke and luckily we were able to prevent a diseater. Louis, the innkeeper, then "fixed" it when we were out, however it never worked properly during our stay.
From our experience of staying in other B&B's, and for price we paid, we expected some pampering. The breakfast was good, although the coffee was industrial bland. On our last day, we needed to leave by 7:30AM. We called the evening before at 7PM and left a message to say we were requesting an early breakfast We went down and the lights were out. Finally, at 8AM we left without breakfast.
Louis, the Innkeeper, was nice however he is not happy there. In our brief incounter with him at breakfast he was very pleasant, however he made it be known he was hot happy in Sedona.
Bottom line. If you expect the little extras, you will not get it here. If you want a nice room, view and breakfast then you will be satisfied.
Perfect Little Hideway
Located in a secluded little neighborhood, Alma de Sedona was perfectly located near the highway, but not too far off the beaten path. It was easy to find and surrounded by the awesome redrock geological formations of the surrounding area.
Upon entering the reception area, which is done in a simple but tasteful Southwestern motif, Louis, the innkeeper, greeted us with cold drinks as he began to explain all the amenities of the inn, local attractions, and recommended restaurants.
We entered our room, which was near the swimming pool, and absolutely loved the simplicity of the room. We chose the Athena Room, which had a king size bed, gas fireplace, balcony, television cabinet, writing desk, refrigerator, and a tastely done large bathroom with both shower (enclosed by glass), and two person jacuzzi tub, complete with candles and bath salts. The only drawback to the room was the airconditioner, which while powerful, was a little louder than your typical hotel room. There was a ceiling fan above the bed to provide good air circulation and little more quiet ambiance. The balcony had a view towards the west and had views of the Sedona Valley and a large imposing red rock formation to the north. On the southwest side of the inn are the rooms named Athena, Zorba, Mary's Room, Journey's End, and right off the pool, Del Sol. All of the other five units are on the north side of the property, and have views of the north red rock formations.
When it's hot, the pool is a recreational blessing. It is average size but sufficient, surrounded by patio and pool furniture. The reception area is just off the pool to allow guests to refresh themselves with ice water, lemonade, and iced tea, along with very delicious and freshly baked cookies (white chocolate and fruit cookies while we were there). The pool gets nice sun exposure all the way until sunset. Since the inn only has 10 room units, the pool area is not crowded.
Breakfast was served at 8:30 am. You could take it either poolside or indoors in the quaint and peaceful reception area. After a choice of orange juice or apple juice, we were served a southwestern style eggs benedict, country potatoes, and freshly brewed coffee. Freshly backed muffins were also available while we waited for the breakfast to be brought to our poolside table and more could be obtained from the snack bar in the reception area.
We found the property to be very clean, only slightly worn condition in the room itself, with impeccable grounds and landscaping. The airconditioner was extremely powerful for the hot Sedona summers, and I'm sure the gas fireplace would be romantic and functional as well during the other months of the year. Louis, the innkeeper, was very friendly and helpful, and sent a thank you email letter several days after our stay. We included pictures of the outside areas of the inn but not the room itself, which better pictures can be found on the Alma de Sedona website. We would definitely return to this property.