Amara Resort and Spa
Sedona, The Southwest, United States of America
At a Glance
Complimentary evening wine hour for guests to chat about local hikes and relax with a sundowner
An exceptional infinity pool surrounded by red rock mountains
The best of rural and town life, situated in trendy Sedona but within walking distance of exceptional hiking
Creekside location brings foliage and life to the surrounding dry and arid desert of Arizona
Complimentary morning yoga classes
Best time to Visit
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Sedona is situated in the heart of Arizona. During the summer months it can be extremely hot with temperatures soaring to over 40 degrees, however, the heat is dry so more bearable. Winters are mild and pleasant although can be quite cold at night due to the elevation of the area. The best time to visit is Spring or Fall. Hiking is best during this time as the flowers bloom and the weather is warm but not scorching.
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Situated in Uptown Sedona, the Amara has a boutique and individual feel with a quirky design. One off art and lighting installations, bright and comfortable furnishings and customized decorations only add to this hotel's unique style.
The Amara prides itself as an outdoor-loving extrovert’s paradise. Situated just moments away from the red rock landscape Arizona is so famous for, those with an adventurous streak will love retreating to the hotel. The hotel is a self-confessed social hub where guests are encouraged to participate in morning tea and coffee hours as well as complimentary yoga classes and evening wine sessions to catch up on the days spent admiring the breath-taking rock formations. Situated at an elevation of 4,500 feet, the resort benefits from a unique Creekside location combining the best of forest and canyon scenery.
The resort is family-friendly with a number of amenities to keep all ages occupied. Over-sized garden games can be found scattered across the hotel grounds and dogs are often found complete with neckerchiefs sitting watching the sunrise whilst their owners enjoy a morning coffee. The central hub of Amara orientates around the glittering infinity pool and bubbling hot tub. Heated year-round, guests can retreat to the poolside after a morning hike or visit the on-site spa which offers head-to-toe pampering. The Rain Dance massage featuring lavender, rosemary and sage oils is a particular favorite. The restaurant offers delicious American cuisine with a south-western flair and there are also light bar snacks available all day; the beer cheese is a local delicacy and a must-try. Those wishing to head out and explore the surrounding landscape can opt for private off-road adventure tours of Red Rock country.
Outside of the resort there are an abundance of activities to choose from. The surrounding area is packed full of world renowned hiking trails which are easily accessible, aswell as local art galleries and expansive golf courses. The tours visit a 700-year-old Native American cliff dwelling and take on ‘the road of no return', an unforgettable excursion you and your family will not forget.
The resort houses 100 stylish guestrooms that each boast a homely atmosphere and unique decor; the headboards are hand crafted from local fallen trees. Colorful soft furnishings and artwork provide a fun element against the neutral desert landscape. The Creekside or Spa guest rooms provide the most luxurious accommodation.
|Spa Guest Room||
The Spa room features one king bed and a furnished outdoor patio from which to relax after a busy day. There is also a jet-soaking tub to soak your muscles from all the hiking.
|Creekside Guest Room||
Boasting views of the meandering Oak Creek, this room has a peaceful outdoor patio from which to admire the creek, one king bed and a spacious living area.
Children are welcomed with a soft toy on arrival, there are also complimentary garden games dotted around the resort. The pool is child friendly but there is no specific kids club or program.
The Amara has a fully equipped fitness center, an on-site restaurant, daily yoga classes as well as complimentary breakfast and a hotel run wine evening every day. Valet parking is included, as are free mountain bikes. The resort provides complimentary transportation within a one mile radius.
Arizona is a haven for hikers and outdoor lovers. Sedona in particular is abound with Red Rock canyon scenery, making it perfect for those wanting to get out and connect with nature. Go hiking along well-trodden nature trails, take a bike and ride the 200 miles of red single track around Sedona or take a tour in an open-air jeep to visit Native American cliff dwellings and learn about Sedona's spiritual ethos.
Greg Salmon (Staff)
I would recommend staying in the Creekside guest room which comes complete with a furnished outdoor patio which was perfect for unwinding after a busy day of exploring. The views over Oak Creek are stunning and the separate shower and jacuzzi bath are great for refreshing after walking through dusty canyons. The surrounding tree line gives the appearance that you are situated in a mountain canopy with a peripheral view of the crimson rock scenery and a few moments sitting out on the patio to admire this view was quite breath-taking. I visited in November and although late in the year, the weather was exceptional and the fall foliage exquisite, Id suggest visiting in the shoulder seasons while the weather is warm but comfortable, and hiking opportunities are aplenty.
Location & directions
Sedona, The Southwest, United States of America
The Amara Resort and Spa is located a stone's throw away from Uptown Sedona. Nestled away from the main road beside the meandering Oak Creek, the hotel is perfectly located for exploring as well as relaxing.