Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Oak Creek is so close you can almost feed the ducks from your room
- Nightly lobby wine hour from 5 to 6 p.m.
- Free Public cruiser bikes for exploring
What To Know
- The uphill walk to shops can wind you, but there's a shuttle that's included in the resort fee
- Very pet-friendly, so if you're allergic, be warned
- Poolside rooms are a bit noisier than the others
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
While the hotel has some good bones, with its adobe-hued buildings blending into the red rock backdrop, the look in the lobby is much more modern lodge, with beamed ceilings, wrought iron and candle-like chandeliers, and a muted palette of creams and browns. The guest rooms are organized into winglike blocks, and many look out across Oak Creek to the red rocks, which inspired the copper, crimson, and cinnamon color scheme. Starting at 380 square feet, the rooms are not large for the area, but they all feel indulgent, with high-thread-count linens and exclusive-to-Kimpton bath products by C.O. Bigelow. While the hotel’s Hundred Rox restaurant is too open to the lobby to feel intimate, many people walk right through the dining room anyway so they can be served outside, where the mountain views are better and the fire pits are a before- and after-dinner draw. At breakfast, the granola parfait is encouragement to go back for the yoga mat you’ll find in your room—or, better yet, to the Amara Spa, where free group yoga sessions are held every morning. Afterward, cool down in the infinity pool or soothe your muscles in the hot tub.
In the Area
Sedona inspires everybody to take a hike. The Hike House can help you find the right one for you. Or if your style isn’t pedestrian, go off road with Pink Jeep Tours. For a more urban walk, wander among the courtyards and alleys of the delightful but nearly unpronounceable upscale shopping area known as Tlaquepaque. For some of the most acclaimed fare in the Southwest, you have only to follow the creekside path a few feet to the Amara’s next door neighbor, L’Auberge de Sedona, and its L’Auberge restaurant, which has a modern American take on French cuisine that might have you trying Dungeness crab crepes or red tangerine–ink pasta.
How to Get There
The Kimpton Amara in Sedona,Az was the perfect couples get away! Wonderfully appointed rooms, comfortable beds, immaculate housekeeping, and beautiful views were perfect for quiet relaxation. The excellent Saltrock restaurant, social complimentary wine happy hours, and the cozy fire pits were perfect for fun! Lastly the location was ideal. Only 10 mins away from the classic Sedona hikes, fabulous Sedona restaurants, and Tlaquepaque shopping!
We were passing through on our way to California. We had reserved this property for one night. We had some car trouble and got to stay another night. I fell asleep outside while relaxing by the pool while listening to the water flow over the pool under the mountains. This place has the best patio with fire pits and a game area.. Very pet friendly and just a short walk up the hill to the main drag of Sedona. It’s truly heaven earth at this hotel. Can’t wait to back
My wife and I stayed at this resort over a long weekend 1/25 to 1/28 and it was a really good choice for us. We had a king room on the 1st floor facing the courtyard, with a small patio and two chairs. The courtyard is a draw, as the view is amazing. There is an infinity pool and a hot tub, and they were never crowded, possibly due to temps around 60 degrees. But, with the sun out it felt much warmer.
A few really nice touches were...1) free shuttle service to any place around town (which we used on three separate occasions), 2) dog-friendly, but it didn't feel like a kennel, 3) free valet parking, 4) complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate each morning starting at 5:30am, and 5) a 1 hour happy hour at 5pm each afternoon. There is a real value in those items, plus you can join in a yoga class and use the spa's sauna at no charge.
The concierge desk was always ready to help and answer our questions, and all of staff were cordial and helpful. We will certainly return.
We chose Kimpton Amara Resort because of a recommendation we got. We were not disappointed with our choice. On arrival, we were told that they provided valet parking. Checking was easy and the staff was very polite and friendly. As we were visiting the area for the first time they recommended a few places and thing to do.
The room was a nice size. We requested a room with a view of the hills and that is what we got. Room was clean and spacious. Safe, snack bar and fridge are available in the room. Tip: you might want to purchase water and snacks and bring in. Snack items are pricey.
We used the restaurant for our first lunch, dinner and breakfast on the first day. Due to my wife’s food allergies Blair went through the menu to insure that she found something she could eat for lunch, dinner and breakfast. The other days we were in Sedona we eat at other places as we met up with family.
The hotel staff we all very friendly and helpful. Even so, that when we met one of the chap on Main Street we have a long conversation.
We used the shuttle service which they offer to get to the Main Street and to some places that we wants to go to. They will drop and pick you up anywhere within a mile radius of the hotel. At time it did not make sense to drive our car and have to look for parking.
WiFi was also available. We did not pay extra for this.
There is a resort fee but I think that is the norm these days at I am accustomed to this when I visit Las Vegas.
Loved everything about this hotel! We were upgraded to a corner suite, it was beautiful, modern and very comfortable We ate st the restaurant, and it was a wonderful meal The Southwest black bean soup was so flavorful! The bartenders and the waiters were very knowledgeable and accomodating! We will return