"Perfect resort in Sedona"
We spent 3 nights at the Amara and plan to return. The location is ideal - off the main road of Sedona, but down a steep hill to what feels like a private canyon backing into beautiful rock views. The staff is super friendly, the size of the resort makes it feel intimate, but still airy. The pool and grounds are lovely. Our kids were thrilled to have […] the pool and hot tub to themselves most times. We had a fabulous dinner in the hotel restaurant, and enjoyed the complimentary and generous wine pours in the lobby every evening. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Lisa, We are thrilled the family vacation was a hit!! Love hearing the great comments about the team. Wine hour is the best hour of the day….with the opportunity to relax while sharing your Sedona adventures with other guests. Not a bad way to end the day. Thanks for sharing your experience. Warm regards, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
"Pluses and minuses"
We booked through Expedia as a mystery spot and the reservation ended up with one king size bed even though we registered with 3 adults. Amara had no other rooms, so we needed a fold out cot to be brought in. That cot was uncomfortable, so overall, the room comfort and the lack of compassion over this being what happened is why I'm just OK with the […] accommodations. Additionally, I had to ask two separate times to finally get the cot. The facilities are nice, otherwise and the patio view is fantastic. Expect high prices at the on site restaurant and really small portions. It was difficult to not find this arrangement pretentious even though the artistry of each tiny piece of the meal is really high quality. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Ulgy View from Room & Overpriced"
Not worth the $450/night; view from the advertised 'Creek Side' Room was a ugly view blocking 6 foot high wall on the property line and a patch of poorly maintained lawn!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Gordon, Thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback regarding your stay. I am sorry to hear that missed the mark on the value in your visit. There are several incredible amenities that are included in your stay; valet parking, daily yoga classes, and shuttle service within a mile radius of the hotel. In addition, we have a daily wine hour from 5p-6p as well as coffee bar in the morning from 5:30am-9am. It’s a great opportunity to meet guests from all over the world as well as find out what adventures they par took in that day, all while soaking up the beauty of Sedona. Sincerely, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
"A fine spot in the middle of Sedona"
A positive hotel experience with nice views from the patio and clean, modern rooms and amenities. Bartender made a killer cucumber jalapeno drink that I'd strongly recommend to anyone looking for something refreshing and savory, but not too fruity or sweet. Valet staff was friendly and had great recommendations for around town. Front desk staff was […] hit or miss. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location. Close to everything!"
The hotel was beautiful, the room was very clean and the staff was outstanding. We will definitely be back!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks for the kind words. I’m so happy you enjoyed your stay. We kook forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
"Nice boutique hotel with great view"
The infinity pool looking out to the red rocks is beautiful. Pool temp could have been a little warmer. Shuttle up to the Main Street was a necessity.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Awesome Sedona location"
This hotel is fabulous! It is clean and the property is beautiful. It sits on Oak Creek and has a great path to walk down by the water.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very friendly staff!"
Stayed two nights. Staff was friendly and helpful, restaurant was good. Valet service was convenient. Easy access to shopping and hiking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Girls getaway, Thanks for the kind words about the team. They truly love what they do and where they do it. We look forward to your next getaway. Until next time… All the best, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
"Nice resort, close to the action"
I found this hotel online and didn't know where it was in Sedona despite several visits there in the past. I think it would be good for first-time visitors and those looking for an extra level of luxury, but it was a bit much for us. The "mandatory" "free" valet parking was a first, and we didn't like leaving our car with strangers for security reasons […] (and also because they tend to jack with the headlight/seat/mirror settings, etc.), even if they were employees of the hotel, so we figured out a way to park the car ourselves--also for free!--within walking distance. I was advised upon check-in there was a free yoga class at 8:30 the next morning at their spa building, but when I and a half dozen other guests showed up for the class we were instructed that we had to sign up in advance and the class was already full for the day. Moreover, their computer system had crashed and I wasn't able to schedule a massage that same day like I wanted to. I set one up for the following day, at a time after check-out because of our schedule, and was instructed that the hotel would extend check-out for spa users. I went back over to the concierge and requested late check-out and was informed the latest they could go was an hour past usual check-out (noon) and yet my massage wasn't until 1:30 and was slated to end at 2:30. Also, they said they couldn't even guarantee a 1 o'clock checkout and I would have to check the next morning to see if a limited number of slots were still available. Weird. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was right downtown and the valet parking made what is usually a difficult parking situation very nice. There was a shuttle that could take us just about everywhere we wanted to go, but we didn't really need it. The fire pit is a nice touch and the food was very good and the views from the patio were wonderful. I would recommend this place […] to anyone. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent Service!!! Thank you so much!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience. Warm regards, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
We like the Kimpton brand, and the Amara was one of our favorites. The hotel is located right in the heart of Sedona. The rooms are spacious, pretty, and QUIET. The view of the cliffs from the balcony is amazing. The staff was super friendly and helpful. My husband left his laptop there, and they found it and sent it to us via overnight mail so he had […] it the next day. The pool is small and crowded, but we didn't spend much time there. Overall, we loved the Amara and would definitely recommend it to our friends. We are very picky travelers and are used to very nice hotels. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Spacious private rooms by the creek"
My mind is blown away! Jacuzzi tubs, fine dining, warm fireplace, outstanding amenities and customer services. The plus was a complimentary gift for our three year anniversary. It appears we will return for our fourth!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Love the view, the staff and the amenities."
Lovely views, good pool, great staff. Very willing to work with us re: early and late check ins and changing rooms , so that we could get a no-pet/no-allergen room. Highly recommend.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, beautiful place"
The pool is beautiful. The hotel staff and valet were very nice. We stayed here to treat ourselves and got a room with a big jacuzzi tub. It was really terrific. The location is nice, lots of stuff you can walk to; and the staff gave great recommendations of places to see. Thumbs up!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel MJ, I am thrilled to hear about your amazing experience. Thank you for the kind words about the team…love that they shared their favorite spots with you. Warm regards, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
"Nice Amenities, Unacceptable Room"
Room priced at $250 per night but had look and feel of mediocre hotel chain, no view and no art. Water in tub was too hot and could not be regulated. Staff was very helpful and conscientous. Food at lunch was tasty and fairly priced. Nice view of and easy access to Oak Creek.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Richard, Thank you for sharing your experience. I am sorry to hear we didn’t live up to the billing….that is extremely disappointing. The property will be receiving a facelift beginning in less than three weeks which we are really excited about. I am excited to hear the kind words about the team and their willingness to help. Sincerely, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
"we are very disappointed"
It is a nice hotel with a view. However, the first night they gave us the room 102, which should not be rented as a room at all. It is so close to the elevator and we could sleep because of the irregular loud noise. We talked with the front desk and were told there was no room to exchange for that night. The room was not clean and no pajama was provided […] either, which should be supplied since we moved to another room next day and it was there. The food in the restaurant tasted terrible. The worst dish we ever had in any 3-star hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel World Traveler. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with me. I’m sorry to hear of your disappointing experience but we will certainly use it as an opportunity to improve our guest experience and service levels. Sincerely, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
"Excellent Hotel in Gorgeous Setting"
The setting is magnificent, the food in the restaurant is exceptional, and the beds are "oh so soft". This was a very pleasant surprise and the staff works very hard to meet your every need. Shuttle up the hill puts you in the center of uptown. Absolutely wonderful!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Gail, I am thrilled to hear your stay was a pleasant surprise. The team here is amazing and they truly want everyone to have a fantastic time in Sedona. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Chef Edric is ecstatic you enjoyed the restaurant. Warm regards, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
"Great Kimpton hotel. I recommend it highly."
Super staff and accommodations. The hill which is the only way to get on foot to and from the hotel to the main street is the only drawback that I saw. A later late check out than the 1pm available would be great too. The hotel said the room was needed. And there were pool-side rooms that appeared to be vacant and I was not offered one when I said that […] I preferred a room not facing the back of other buildings. Maybe they were not free yet? It was a nice room, just not with a view - which is always my first preference. Maybe not offered another due to the price I paid online? Maybe they were trying to match type, etc? It will be getting upgrades, I was told by a staff member - so what is great now should be even better! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Sedona Traveler, Thank you for the kind words about the property and the team. The hill can be a little tough to get up but the guest services team is always willing to take you to the top or anywhere within a miles radius of the property. The hill allows a little seclusion from the busy street with shops and restaurants but is still close enough to enjoy them. The property will be getting a facelift this upcoming summer in the restaurant area, the guest rooms, lobby, and pool and courtyard area. We are all looking forward to it. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
"Beautiful hotel. Friendly staff."
Had a great time at Amara. Excellent massage at the spa followed by complimentary wine on the patio in front of the fire pit. Beautiful view.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel What a great day…. Spa, wine, relaxation, and enjoying great views.. Does it get any better than that? Sounds like a day in heaven. Warm regards, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
Our room was a bit noisy, thin walls/ceiling. Everything else was great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Thanks for sharing your feedback. Sincerely, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
Beautiful views, great happy hour, nice and relaxing outside areaGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Jenn, Thanks for choosing Amara for your girls getaway. Great to hear that you enjoyed the wine hour, when I host it it is the best hour of my week. The courtyard and fire pits are a great place to unwind after a day of hiking. Look forward to seeing you on your next getaway. Warm regards, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
Great hotel and spa!!! Views were incredible, great room, and service was excellent!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Patti, I am so excited you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the great comments about the property and the team. I would whole heartedly agree. Warm regards, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
"Beware of hidden charges"
We had to ask for a new room as our first one smelled like a dog. Dog hair was over furniture and floor. We received a new room. Access to our room was difficult. We had to enter two buildings across and open at least five doors until we were in our room. For what we paid, it was sad. It was very small and amenities were sparce, to say the least. No […] place to hang towels in the bathroom. Ending the trip, we had to pay an extra fee a day for services we never requested or used. I asked the desk up front about the charges and she said I should have read the fine print. No free wifi. I would not recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Jef, I’m sorry to hear of your disappointing stay and that the resort fee was not explained, that is upsetting. The resort fee includes valet, daily yoga class at 8:30AM, access to the steam and relaxation rooms at the Spa, as well shuttle service within a mile of the property. I appreciate the feedback regarding the hooks in the bathroom that is certainly something we are looking at addressing immediately. We will certainly address the opportunities to improve our service levels moving forward. Sincerely, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
This was by far an excellent choice for our stay in Sedona. The hotel is located in the heart of Sedona near tons of shop and restaurants. The staff at the hotel was extremely friendly. The food was fantastic. This hotel is a gem.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location with spectacular views!"
The Amara is a beautiful hotel with amazing views! My husband and I even walked down to a nearby creek to feed a group of ducks. The rooms were spacious and the food at the restaurant was delicious! Would stay here again!Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel Stacy, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the Amara. The creek is a great place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Sedona. I will pass your kind words about the restaurant to our Chef. We will see you on your next visit. Sincerely, Patrick Gaskin General Manager
The room had perfect temperature control--very comfortable. The ad said there would be Frette bedding but that was not the case. Best shower ever and wonderful service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"First Kimpton stay - won't be last!"
From the moment my wife and I arrived in Sedona until the minute we left, the staff was attentive, courteous, and approached every situation with a very high level of service. The room overlooking the creek was perfect and so quiet that we actually slept with our sliding door open a couple nights while listening to the creek. The room was clean and […] the bed was probably the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in - and I have traveled a lot and been in several different chains of hotels. The setting was beautiful, the hotel was convenient to everything, and the concierge was very helpful in guiding us during our stay. Valet and waitstaff at hotel were also outstanding. Top to bottom, one of the best stays I have ever had in a hotel and to top if off this was our 10 year wedding anniversary trip so it turned out perfectly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It hink things are a little bumpy with the ownership transition, newly Kimpton. Very nice staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The only thing I would rate this resort down on is the bedding. Pulling back the coverlet, the sheets look slept in, they were wrinkled and disheveled looking. I prefer my bottom sheet to be fitted and tight. The 2nd day the bed was the same way so this must be your standard way of making the bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best Masseuses EVER"
The hotel itself was a bit tired - replace that hallway carpeting! And the room (142) had a bizarre layout. The closet was just weird. The front desk help seemed a little spacey - the final bill did not include spa treatments. Good thing we're honest! BUT we loved the wine hour every night, we thought your food was delicious in the restaurant, and we […] also loved the 8:30 am yoga session everyday. And your masseuses were beyond fantastic. We had a great time! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amara Resort in Sedona"
This hotel is located next to Oak Creek and has a spectacular view of surrounding mountains. It is a short five minute walk to Uptown Sedona. As mentioned in other reviews, there are places where it is a bit worn or dirty i.e. carpeting on stairs and in elevator, ripped sheer drapery in room and some worn concrete areas outside. However the overall […] appearance is quite pleasing. Based on it's prime location near town, it is obviously an older facility, that requires a lot of maintenance. Staff is outstanding, friendly and very helpful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great staff and the hotel is dog friendly"
Great experience, everyone was nice. I enjoyed the happy hour in the lobbyGenuine Expedia guest review
"Marvelous Hotel experience"
I loved everything about the experience. Even that the room was not ready for me a credit was provided and we enjoyed wine while we waited. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The Manager greeted us twice and inquired about our stay. Even the concierge staff were super friendly and kind. I have a handicap and everyone was solicitous and helpful. […] My friend and I had a wonderful time in the hotel and would book again. The scenery behind Terrace/swimming area was gorgeous. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful and picturesque hotel"
I stayed here for a romantic evening with my boyfriend. We were celebrating our anniversary and received a beautiful note from the staff with some sweets left in out mini fridge. We enjoyed our time relaxing in the hot tub which overlooked amazing scenery and then finished off the day at the spa. The customer service was top notch and the restaurant […] dining was absolutely amazing!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great smaller resort - everything was wonderful."
The Amara Resort was perfect for a best friends trip to Sedona. We had a double-queen, courtyard-facing room which afforded us a beautiful view of the infinity pool and the red rocks beyond. The staff was attentive and helpful from the moment we pulled up. Joseph helped us to our room with our bags immediately and made sure our car was valet-parked. […] The front desk staff including the concierge were always helpful and promptly attentive. They set us up every day with maps to trailheads for hikes that we wanted to do in Sedona. Every evening the staff offered a wine social in the lobby, which was a nice time to relax with a glass of wine and a bite to eat. On several of the chillier evenings, they offered a bourbon-infused hot cider, as well, which was wonderful. Our beds were made up with high quality linens and the room was spotless and very comfortable. The room had a nice little mini-bar area with a mini-fridge and a nice-sized walk-in closet, which allowed us to put everything away and out of sight. White waffle-weave robes were provided, which made popping out to the hot tub after a long day of hiking very easy. Even though the weather was chilly, we enjoyed the hot tub and the heated saltwater pool every day. The bar staff brought us drinks and snacks out by the hot tub so we could sit and replenish and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Also, we ordered room service for breakfast most mornings, and these orders were delivered promptly and accurately. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel with a great view in a great locat"
Took my girlfriend here for her 40th birthday and it was perfect. The restaurant is wonderful and she loved the spa. Thank you!Genuine Expedia guest review
"In the center of town: able to walk to restaurants"
Very pleasant. Pretty location, wait staff very polite and eager to please.Genuine Expedia guest review
We had a great stay but we were unable to get online, the network was down. Perfect location! Great place overall, we would stay again!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quaint hotel, would stay at this hotel again!"
Great resort, rooms clean and comfortable, attached restaurant and bar with great food.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice and cozy hotel with beautiful views."
Centrally location with excellent views. Friendly staff. Free.Good wine served during happy hour.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful hotel with spectacular view!"
This is a beautiful hotel with a warm and helpful staff. The viewing the red rocks was amazing. Would absolutely stay here again!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel in great location!"
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Amara hotel because of the location, views, aesthetics, staff, food, and amenities. The Amara hotel is an excellent hotel in the main center of Sedona next to all the small shops and restaurants. The hotel is aesthetically pleasing and very clean – the lobby and rooms were very nicely decorated. There is an outdoor […] area for the restaurant which has a beautiful view. We had breakfast and we really enjoyed the food. One great bonus is that they have a shuttle that takes you within a mile of the hotel, which is basically most shops and restaurants. They also offered complimentary yoga in the morning, as well as a tea room and steam. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. They directed to some great tours and shops. They even called to get information and set up times for me. I really enjoyed Amara and will stay there the next time I visit Sedona. Or another Kimpton hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Located in a nice area. People at the hotel were really nice. The only bad experience I had was at the spa on Thursday, 1/16 at around 4 pm. The girl at the front desk gave us a look down look. It was awkward. Two people in my party walked out. I was pretty disappointed. I know they close at 6 pm but felt kind a rush as she walked up and down the room […] every half hour. Needless to say, none of us went to the spa the next day. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very impressed with resort and staff ! We have a small dog and they were very accommodating. Food was superb !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Couldn't Have Been Better"
This facility is awesome. The service is even better. We only stayed for one night, wish we could have stayed longer. We will definately go back. We arrived in early for check in, no problem. They got us a room right away. They have a shuttle that takes you anywhere you would like to go. We decided to walk but wanted a ride back to hotel after a long […] day. We called the hotel and within 5 minutes the shuttle was there to pick us up. We had dinner at the restaurant, the food was excellent and the service was fantastic. Thank you Emily. We sat out outside by the fire pits for an after dinner cocktail. It was b bit chilling and Brent came along and brought us blankets without us even having to ask. I forgot my toothbrush, called the front desk and within 2 minutes I had a complimentary toothbrush and toothpaste in my hands. This is the best service I have ever gotten at a hotel. The people that work there actually understand what hospitality is. I can't wait to go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Was not too impressed, we had room adjacent to hall doors, children playing in Nederland hall until 11.30pm.Bedding is not to standard. No fitted sheets, very uncomfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel but, beat up, needs a facelift"
When we arrived at Armara at 4:30 PM our room wasn't ready ( check in is at 4:00 PM) they did get our room ready by 5:00 PM. The staff was very pleasant, the view magnificent. The outdoor areas were very nice. But, the walk to the creek view rooms was very long because of only one elevator. You had to go in and out of two glass doors and up and down […] a few steps each time you went back to get to your creek view room. The terrace on the creek was very tiny and needed a paint job. The doors connecting the buildings were worn and dirty and the place looked beat up. The location was excellent. The room was very comfortable and the beds and linens were great. The bathroom was adequate with a marble walk in shower and a huge jacuzzi. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I went to walk and rest and eat and did all 3 easilyGenuine Expedia guest review
We spent 6 nights here and has a great time. The staff was curious and helpful and the room was comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
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