Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, Arizona

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Pros

  • 2 heated pools
  • Clean, large suites with kitchenettes
  • Most rooms have balconies or patios
  • 18-hole golf course next door
  • Free self-parking
  • 7 miles south of Sedona, with a more relaxed atmosphere

Cons

  • Red rock views are limited
  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • No spa
  • Some complaints about the concierge’s timeshare sales pitch

Bottom Line

The lower-middle-range Sedona Ridge is just off Highway 179 in the Village of Oak Creek, with 118 rooms housed in 23 tan stucco buildings on a sprawling property. The red rocks are far from the Ridge, so views of them are limited, but good views exist of the surrounding desert landscape, especially from the two heated pools. Rooms have kitchenettes, but many guests will have to drive from the lobby to reach them. Guests wanting better views at a similar price point should consider the Bell Rock Inn.

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 Scene

Condo-style units on a sprawling property with limited red rock views

A view of the hotel
A view of the hotel

The Ridge is a sprawling property with 23 tan stucco buildings scattered along a network of streets and cul-de-sacs. Many rooms are located uphill from the lobby, so visitors will likely need to drive to their rooms after checking in. There are no elevators here -- a second-floor room will mean a climb up the stairs.

Inside the lobby, there’s an activities center, business center, DVD library, and a coffee bar. A connecting room houses the spacious fitness center and its numerous machines. Outside, a stairway leads away from the lobby past the native stone walls up to the main pool. The views from the pool are very good, even if much of the view is dominated by high desert instead of red rocks.

Farther uphill, the second pool offers more great views of the nearby desert. Guests will find a picnic area with tables and BBQ grills at the top of the hill at the property’s edge, and some views of red rocks. There’s no dining option on-site, or a spa, but several restaurants and spas are within a five-minute drive.

 Location

On the Red Rock Scenic Byway, 7 miles south of Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek

The Ridge on Sedona is just off Highway 179, also known as the Red Rock Scenic Byway, in the southern part of the Village of Oak Creek. Like the name suggests, the hotel sits upon a ridge that is higher than most of the surrounding landscape. Although not owned by the same company, the Sedona Golf Resort and its 18-hole golf course are next door.

Most visitors who drive to Sedona will pass through the Village of Oak Creek, which is seven miles south of Sedona. It’s not unusual to see cars pulled over at random places along the highway, as smitten gawkers stop to photograph the massive red and white sandstone formations that suddenly pop into view just before entering the Village (as it’s known to locals).

Bell Rock, which is a five-minute drive away, is one of the most popular hiking and mountain biking areas in the Sedona region and draws hundreds of people each day. However, the pace of life in the Village is slower and quieter than in Sedona, and low-key travelers will appreciate the less hectic atmosphere.

Guests may be intrigued to learn that the Sedona region was inhabited in the 1200s by the Sinagua Indians (“sin agua” is Spanish for “without water”), who left behind stone ruins, rock art paintings, and other evidence of their culture. Today, people can visit archeological sites tucked away in the Coconino National Forest (much of the surrounding landscape is National Forest) such as the V-Bar-V Petroglyph Site, which is only 15 minutes from the Ridge on Sedona.

While the scenery and hiking here easily compares to Sedona, there are fewer dining and shopping options (though excellent restaurants in the Village, such as the Cucina Rustica, do exist). When visitors must leave, Sedona is only a spectacular 15-minute drive away. Don’t expect bustling nightlife in either Sedona or the Village -- after dark, the towns go to sleep.

  • 2-hour drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • 30-minute drive from Sedona Airport
  • 5-minute drive to Bell Rock
  • 5-minute drive to the Sedona Golf Resort
  • 10-minute drive to Chapel of the Holy Cross, a scenic church in the red rocks
  • 15-minute drive to V-Bar-V Petroglyph Site
  • 20-minute drive to Red Rock Crossing
  • 20-minute drive to Uptown Sedona (a.k.a. Main Street), a stretch of Highway 89A that's lined with shops, restaurants, and art galleries
  • 20-minute drive to Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, a lovely shopping area with cobblestones, a fountain, and art galleries (where you can sometimes watch artists at work)
  • 30-minute drive to Slide Rock State Park

 Rooms

Clean rooms with kitchenettes, iPod docks, and balconies or patios

Two Bedroom Lockoff
Two Bedroom Lockoff

The Ridge’s 118 rooms offer limited views of the red rocks, which are located in the distance a couple miles away. Rooms facing north and east will give the best chance at a view of the red rocks. Most rooms have patios or balconies, which are spacious enough to accommodate chairs and a small table.

Rooms feature kitchenettes and amenities such as iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Rooms were renovatedin a contemporary, stylish decor in 2012.

  • The entry-level Studio is 470 square feet and comes with a sleeper sofa and partial kitchen.
  • The One-Bedroom is 800 square feet and comes with a full kitchen and Jacuzzi tub.
  • The Two-Bedroom unit is a lockoff that joins a studio with a One-Bedroom.

 Features

Two heated pools with desert views, a Jacuzzi, and a solid fitness center

 Food

No dining on-site

There is no restaurant at the Ridge on Sedona, but there are several restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner close by in the Village of Oak Creek. Also, there’s an IGA grocery in the Village about five minutes away for guests who want to dine in using the kitchenettes or BBQ grills.

 Bottom Line

The lower-middle-range Sedona Ridge is just off Highway 179 in the Village of Oak Creek, with 118 rooms housed in 23 tan stucco buildings on a sprawling property. The red rocks are far from the Ridge, so views of them are limited, but good views exist of the surrounding desert landscape, especially from the two heated pools. Rooms have kitchenettes, but many guests will have to drive from the lobby to reach them. Guests wanting better views at a similar price point should consider the Bell Rock Inn.

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Address

  • 55 Sunridge Circle, Sedona, AZ 86351

Room Types

  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Studio
  • Two Bedroom Lockoff

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 118
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Village of Oak Creek, Sedona
Address: 55 Sunridge Circle, Sedona, AZ 86351
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