Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
Landscaped property with artistically decorated villas
Adobe-style buildings sit on flower-filled grounds with a small pool. The lobby has a luxuriously rustic feeling, setting a relaxed atmosphere for the property. The low key, homey vibe continues in the big, ornate rooms, filled with impressive details. The Wagon Wheel villa includes a covered wagon-style bed, hanging lanterns, and an animal skull over the stone fireplace, while the shabby-chic blue headboard of the French Quarter room resembles a building facade in New Orleans.
In a quiet residential area in West Sedona
The Adobe Grand Villas are located in a quiet, residential, and business area off the Highway 89A, Sedona’s main drag. It’s conveniently located in West Sedona, yet in a quiet area away from busy traffic. There are plenty of restaurants (beware, they close early), as well hiking and shopping nearby, while the Grand Canyon National Park is about a two-hour drive.
Themed rooms with kitchenettes, fireplaces, jetted tubs, and waterfall showers
The smell of baking bread hits immediately upon entering the villas, most of which have an artsy, rustic vibe. The Sedona Breeze villa is probably the most contemporary of the 16 themed spaces, with colorful bedding and intricate carved-wood furniture and accent pieces. The bread makers are located in the small kitchenettes, which adhere to each villa’s theme and are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, dishes, and cutlery. There are baskets of free snacks and rooms come with fireplaces and flat-screen TVs. The big bathrooms, which continue each room’s theme, have jetted tubs and walk-in waterfall showers.
Homemade breakfasts, personal chef, free hors d'oeuvres, small pool
Homemade breakfasts by chef Michael Merilli can be served in your room for no extra charge, though it’s served at a set time, so it may not be convenient for travelers getting up early to hike or sightsee. Merilli can also be hired to prepare private dinners in the small dining room. There are also afternoon hors d'oeuvres and free coffee and snacks available the lobby throughout the day. A small pool is set among the landscaped gardens. Spa services are available. The hotel also has a business area with a computer and printer and a gift shop.
This quirky, bed and breakfast-style hotel has 16 villas, all artistically designed around a certain theme, including the Wagon Wheel villa with a functioning water wheel on the entry door and covered wagon-style bed. Unique amenities include a bread maker with a fresh loaf upon arrival, filling the rooms with the scent of fresh-baked bread. New Orleans native Michael Merilli, prepares a five-course breakfast every morning and can also be called upon as a personal chef. Such services don’t come cheap, and the themed rooms may not be every traveler’s cup of tea, but you’d be hard pressed to find something quite so creative.