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
- 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
**For those debating between L'Auberge de Sedona and Enchantment, L'Auberge de Sedona is hands down the only choice**
L'Auberge de Sedona was absolutely fantastic, the personnel and views were impeccable. I was a bit hesitant of staying here because of prior reviews (ie musky smell/too expensive) but thank goodness I trusted my gut and stayed here. Everyone was super friendly from valet, concierge, housekeeping to waiters. Location is also perfect close to everything but far enough from the touristy places. We stayed at a creekside cottage and couldn't have been happier. The fire place was a lovely touch, they have plenty of firewood. Housekeeping did a wonderful job cleaning. No complaints. A few wonderful touches throughout the facility (endless water bottles) for after long hikes. I cant wait to go back!
I was between L'Auberge de Sedona and Enchantment prior to heading to Sedona but so thankful we decided on L'Auberge because of its facility, personnel, and modern feel. We went to Enchantment one day and it was too far from everything and had a dark/old feel to it. The one thing that Enchantment is known for is the closeup views of the redrocks but even then L'Auberge is the best in my opinon.
We were at L'Auberge for four nights. Every day there was fresh, yet the same--the massive red rocks, Oak Creek flying by, courtesies and pleasantries extended by staff, peaceful living. Rather than be in a cabin, we lodged in the auberge itself as it was the only space left when we were reserving. The smaller size of our room was a better fit for 2 adults than a cabin would have been, and it was much less expensive.
In passing, a remark about Sedona and not L'Auberge. Sedona is unexpectedly weak when it comes to eating out. There are a zillion restaurants, but our experiences, working in the top 10 of the TA list, ranged from conventional to outright poor.
A short getaway to Sedona where we stayed in a beautiful cottage with a view of the mountains not to be believed. Service impeccable. Short walk into town. Proximity to terrific hiking and to Flagstaff and South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Would definitely stay here again!
great experience. Well maintained and personal resort, with a small accommodating feel. Highly recommended. Had everything one needs. Just need marshmellow roasting at night...I will return to this resort with a small personable feel. The food at the resort/hotel was quite good. Need to book well in advance though during busy season. Highly recommended.
Not worth the money! Stayed here a year ago and it was nice and the food was excellent but since then the hotel has gone down hill. Check out all of the reviews from this month and last month and there is a clear consensus that the quality of this hotel is declining rapidly. Perhaps there was a change in management and perhaps there was a chef change but whatever happened it's not good. Seriously went back to this place for the cheeseburger from Etch (which was awesome a year ago ordered it 3 times) and they managed to screw that up by trying to put some fancy cheese spread on the thing which tasted like cheeze whiz. How do you mess up a burger? Ask the new Etch chef. Ordered the Bolognese and it came out with shells and no meat in the sauce. Seriously...shells...did you all run out of pasta. I would rather have had a can of chef boyardee....I don't know if it is meat in those cans but at least you get something. I know that this sounds petty but when you pay as much as we did to stay there you would expect a lot more from a place. Valet guys were awsome. Suggestion...get a new chef, clean rooms faster for early check in, don't wake people up early on the weekend to ask to clean room, cut price significantly or up the quality, and give raises to valet guys.