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Sedona: The Red Rock Retreat

Famous for its seemingly endless columns and plateaus of monolithic red sandstone formations that glow red and orange at the rising and setting of the sun, Sedona, Ariz., is an open-air cathedral and one of the most stunningly beautiful places in the Southwest. When it comes to hotels, there is no wrong choice as Sedona has panoramic Red Rock views from virtually every angle, so there is no reason to shell out extra bucks for a private balcony. However, balcony or not, if budget is of concern, West Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek are your best bets for affordable Sedona hotels.

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Spirituality and Outdoor Adventure

Renowned as a spiritual haven, Sedona is also surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest and near Red Rock State Park. Thousands of spiritually minded come to experience the vortex energy centers of Sedona, while outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of miles of trails. In town, visitors hit the cobblestone streets of the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, an outdoor shopping center designed in the style of a traditional Mexican village. The village overflows with art galleries, New Age shops, and restaurants.

Soothing Spa Resorts

Sedona is also famous for its soothing spas and spa resorts. A reasonably priced West Sedona rustic resort is Adobe Grand Villas. The boutique bed and breakfast resort is one of TripAdvisor’s 2014 Top 5 Hotels for Romance in the USA. Each of its unique rooms features quirky artistic flourishes while its spa offers couple’s massages, as well as single and in-room rejuvenation. The Amara Resort and Spa perfectly utilizes its 4,500-foot elevation and Red Rock surroundings to give its guests the ultimate relaxation experience. After soaking up the abundant natural beauty, guests choose from a full menu of spa services.

Centrally Located and Superbly Inexpensive

As one of the top budget hotels in the city, located in the Village of Oak Creek and in the middle of Red Rock country, The Days Inn Kokopelli Sedona offers the same stunning views as the top-of-the-line resorts without the hefty price. It is also within walking distance of award-winning restaurants, bars, and art galleries. Another budget-friendly and beautifully located establishment is the Kings Ransom Hotel and Inn. Located in the heart of Sedona’s Gallery District, it is also surrounded by Red Rock majesty and steps from hiking trails and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

When and Where to find a Bargain

Sedona hotels are at their least expensive during winter, but daytime temperatures are still comfortable. If visiting in summer, temperatures will rise, as will hotel prices. However, you can still find budget accommodations in Sedona on Hipmunk.com. Hipmunk, which Forbes calls “the world’s best travel site,” allows you to customize hotel search options based on neighborhoods. For those wanting to combine relaxation with the great outdoors, Vayable offers a restorative yoga in the Red Rocks retreat. But whatever your goals are in Sedona, you are bound to leave rejuvenated.

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Norman Rampart
7 years ago

After that Cambridge thing now this! If I ever do get over to the USA I think I will ask you to sort out my itinerary!!!

7 years ago

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