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A sprawling system of buildings and streets
The Summit is a Diamond Resort, so travelers will need to be aware that they'll face a timeshare sales pitch should they accept the “welcome package” from the concierge.
The resort design is distinctly Southwestern, with a lobby featuring red tile floors, tall windows, and works of art by local artists. Instead of occupying a single hotel building, the Sedona Summit comprises many smaller pink adobe-style buildings spread across a large property, separated by streets. The streets provide parking for many guests and traffic is frequent, so guests will need to mind vehicles when walking around.
The hotel's location on the western edge of Sedona allows for solid -- if distant -- red rock views. One of the three pools has quality views, as does the stand-alone Mesa Spa. But the location also means that nothing is within walking distance -- and there is no restaurant on-site, so you'll have to drive elsewhere for dining.
Isolated in West Sedona off Highway 89A, with good but distant views
Sedona Summit occupies a hill at the western edge of Sedona, right off the main artery of Highway 89A. The elevated setting is perfect for enjoying views of the red rocks, including Doe Mountain and Thunder Mountain. Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Crossing are close by, along with many hiking areas such as Boynton Canyon and Red Rock State Park. Shopping and dining will require a short drive back toward Sedona, however, as the Summit is somewhat isolated.
Modern, spacious suites with full kitchens, and some views of the red rocks
With full kitchens, granite countertops, and flat-screen TVs, the suites at the Summit are both upscale and practical. Families and couples who want to dine in will enjoy the convenience of a large refrigerator, dishwasher, and (in certain rooms) washer/dryer combo. Bathrooms have tile and stone surfaces and large glass-walled showers; some feature Jacuzzi tubs.
Bedrooms and living rooms are fitted out in handsome dark woods, rusty reds, and creamy tans to match the Sedona landscape. Outside, the balconies are large enough to hold chairs and a small table, but views vary; many windows and balconies face a street rather than the distant red rock cliffs.
3 heated pools and a kids’ clubhouse
Except for weekend continental breakfasts, there is no on-site dining
Guests visiting on the weekend get a free continental breakfast, but there's no on-site restaurant and no restaurants within walking distance. Guests can grocery shop and cook in their rooms, or drive to explore the restaurant options in Sedona.
This 230-room mid-range property has an isolated location on the western edge of Sedona, with distant views of the red rocks. Rooms have full kitchens, large balconies, and up-to-date technology, and families will likely appreciate the resort's three pools and kids' clubhouse. But be prepared to suffer through a timeshare sales pitch.