L’Auberge de Sedona
What We Love
- Free WiFi and morning coffee and pastries are included in the rate
- Fireplaces in every cottage
- Delish dining at L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek
- Telescope stargazing every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evening with a professional astronomer
- Taking a dip in the heated outdoor saltwater pool
What To Know
- It's within walking distance to the galleries, shops and restaurants of uptown Sedona
- Located minutes (by car) from Coconino National Forest and Oak Creek Canyon, and 2.5 hours from the Grand Canyon
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Once a sleepy hippie getaway, Sedona has become more upscale as the years have passed, stretching beyond healing crystals, energy vortices, and nonstop New Ageyness. Eschewing the region’s oft-overdone adobe motif, the wood hunting lodge and cottages at L’Auberge de Sedona feel more modern than traditionally Southwestern. Hugging a gurgling creek in a leafy valley, the resort sits on 11 acres of land and has enviable views of the majestic red rocks of central Arizona. Guests can choose from Garden, Vista and Creekside Cottages, each with its own fireplace (lit by the staff) and outdoor showers. Twenty-one rooms are also available in the hunting lodge–style main building, though they’re a bit smaller. The décor is country-chic, with down bedding, plank floors, and a private patio or balcony. One particularly bright spot is the resort’s award-winning L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek, which serves up seasonal dishes by huge windows or outdoors along the leafy creek (weather permitting). A full-fledged spa offers integrated energy therapy treatments, and it’s worth having one creekside. The staff is always helpful for arranging activities, and they’ll even act as chauffeurs and take guests in electric cars to nearby restaurants, shops and galleries. Other thoughtful programming includes telescope stargazing evenings three times a week with a professional astronomer, daily yoga, and guided meditations.
In the Area
Sedona is a major center for massage therapists, yoga instructors, crystal healers and New Age practitioners. Start with a treatment, or two, at the resort, and later on receive a “guided visualization” at the well-known Red Rock Healing Arts Center in town. Tucked under crimson red rock walls, the well-preserved Sinagua cliff dwellings at the Palatki Heritage Site are a short drive from Sedona. Although there are stunning panoramas everywhere you turn in Sedona, the best drive for views is along (the sometimes rough) Schnebly Hill Road, which climbs into the red rocks east of town. Explore Sedona’s mystical side with a New Age–flavored tour of the area’s geographical vortex sites.
How to Get There
The staff at L’Auberge is top notch. The property is lovely. We had a very nice stay. I wrote a review for the hotel before I had a chance to write this review and mentioned things that I felt were not up to their standards for the cost of the room. Ex. our toilet kept running even after they tried to fix it. And, our ceiling fan made clicking noises when set higher than low. They immediately offered their sincerest apologies and offered a discount for a premier room for my next stay and also extended a % refund based on the feedback which made the issues non issues. I found this is a resort that wants to stand behind luxury and ensuring their guests have the best stay possible.
It’s also worth mentioning that the car service they offer at the hotel is a great perk!
Had the garden cottage which was 1 row off the creek and had a terrific outdoor shower. Room was spacious, but furniture look a bit awkward as was too big for some items like the table. Grounds are amazing, and the Cress Restaurant to die for--dinner was incredible, and the setting can't be beat.
Only weird thing was the toilet was like 6" too low. You might not think that's anything, but it was really weird, and I'm short. For $500 a night, they need to change that out--really unacceptable.
I was visiting SEDONA about three years ago and went to the resort for lunch and the place was so beautiful so I brought my family back. We were so excited to come but when we got there I could tell immediately something had changed, possibly ownership. The hotel is run down, extremely dirty and unorganized. The furniture everywhere (lobby, deck, outside seating, our suite) was filthy, beat up and in need of a complete rehab. The pool furniture is tattered and fraying, the pool is small and hardly any amenities. The food is way overpriced!!! Our price for brunch for the 3 of us with no alcoholic beverages totaled 255.00. We could not possibly eat that much at a buffet. We had to ask for our room to be cleaned at 5:00 pm. The pull out sofa for our son was like sleeping on metal and we had to ask twice for a rollaway which finally came. The sheets were dirty and it was like a hurricane relief bed, coils poking through the cover. Both beds were useless. We were extremely dissatisfied and left a day earlier than planned.