Pros

  • In the commercial heart of Sedona; walking distance to a supermarket, restaurants, shopping, and a cinema
  • Huge, spotless rooms include mini-fridges and coffeemakers
  • Some rooms have fireplaces, kitchenettes, and beautiful red rock views
  • Reds Restaurant and lounge serves modern American fare and room service
  • Full-service spa features desert-inspired treatments and a steam room
  • Pleasant terrace area with heated pool and hot tub -- offers food and drink service
  • Rooftop observation deck with pretty red rock views
  • Expansive open-air patio area and lawn gardens with fire pits
  • Fitness room and daily yoga classes
  • Dog-friendly rooms with garden access (and an additional per pooch fee)
  • Wi-Fi and self-parking (covered by the resort fee)
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Cons

  • Daily resort fees
  • Set on a busy, commercial main road
  • Some common areas and rooms are dated
  • Neighboring supermarket impedes views from some rooms
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Bottom Line

Sedona Rouge is an upper-middle-range spa resort set on one of Sedona’s busiest streets. The 104 rooms and suites vary -- while some are slightly dated, those in the stylish newer wing are far more modern. Most rooms are exceptionally spacious (Almeria Suites start at 500 square feet), and come with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and step-out balconies or patios. Views range from lackluster to impressive red rocks vistas. Reds Restaurant and lounge serves American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The bi-level spa has an extensive menu featuring desert-inspired treatments and morning yoga classes are available at extra cost. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, rooftop observation deck, and a simple fitness center. Expect to pay a resort fee. Those seeking a more secluded spa resort, surrounded by red rocks, could try the Enchantment Resort.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool
  • Spa

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Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Scene

Pleasant spa resort featuring Spanish-inspired architecture 

Sedona Rouge takes many of its cues (and its name) from Sedona's famous surrounding red rocks. Built in 2005, the hotel’s modern Mediterranean-and-Spanish-inspired architecture also includes a rust red and cactus green facade. Inside, the atrium-style glass ceiling entrance lobby evolves into a big open-air courtyard with a Spanish fountain centerpiece.  

The homey reception area, and Reds, a contemporary New American restaurant and bar, reside on either side of the entrance. The pool, hot tub, and spa (in a separate building) are located further in the property. In 2015, a brand new Almeria wing was added. While the exterior complements existing construction with a similar style and earthy tone, interiors take on a chic modern theme that includes a cathedral ceiling, geometric chandeliers, Persian rug wall art, and a handsome assortment of armchairs. Both wings back onto a huge open terrace area with big built-in fire pits, a lush green lawn, and red rocks in the background. 

Reds restaurant is a lively spot to dine or grab a drink. The non-tourist surrounds may be refreshing for some -- the hotel is north of Sedona’s main tourist stretch, though it remains in a busy commercial hub. There’s a Safeway grocery store right next door, for instance, that could be construed as both a convenience and a mood killer.

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Location

On the main street, in the center of Sedona with conveniences and sights nearby

The Rouge fronts one of Sedona’s busiest streets (Highway 89A) in a bustling part of town. You won't get the area's famous nature experience, but the tradeoff is convenience: there is plenty of convenient shopping and dining nearby. Amenities surrounding the property include the Safeway grocery, a Walgreens, banks, gas stations, a cinema, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Subway, and Domino’s. 

It’s a 10-minute drive to Uptown Sedona (a.k.a. Main Street), a stretch of Highway 89A that's lined with shops, restaurants, and art galleries. It's also home to Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, a lovely shopping area with cobblestones, a fountain, and art galleries. The red rock cliffs are farther from the Rouge than from some other hotels in Sedona, so the views can be ho-hum by comparison. Many hiking trails are within a five-minute drive, such as Thunder Mountain Trail. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Sedona Airport, and two hours from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. 

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Rooms

Mix of renovated and older rooms -- all are clean and pleasant 

Sedona Rouge’s 72 original rooms are well-maintained and spotlessly clean, though they do feel dated due to aging decor. However, the 2015-constructed Almeria wings offers more contemporary lodgings. The expansion features 32 rooms and suites in a two-story building overlooking the outdoor garden area and red rocks in the distance. Decor in the older rooms is inspired by the Sedona landscape with splashes of red and green in otherwise neutral settings, and dark wood furniture that accents the earthy tones. Almeria room decor goes in a more timeless modern direction, blending neutral grays and beige with white upholstered headboards, dark wood accent pieces, and patterned fabrics. Handsome armchairs, European armoires, and decorative gas fireplaces add to the wow factor of these rooms. All rooms feature flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and climate control. DVD players are available from the lobby. Irons, ironing boards, and Wi-Fi (included in the resort fee) are also provided. Higher categories feature Chromecast streaming on TVs. Some rooms have walk-in rain showers with dual showerheads, while others have glass-enclosed shower/tub combos and big granite vanities beneath large mirrors. All bathrooms come with Turkish towels and bathrobes, signature toiletries, and hairdryers. 

Ground floor rooms come with generous patios; higher level Sedona rooms open onto European step-out balconies, and higher level Almeria rooms have large covered balconies. Some views are impeded by neighboring Safeway, others observe the pool, and many take in beautiful garden and red rock views. The best views of the red rocks can be seen from north-facing rooms on the second and third floors. 

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Features

Relaxing spa, outdoor pool, rooftop terrace, open-air event space, and Reds all-day restaurant 

The spa is one of the hotel’s most prominent features. Extensive treatments range from Ayurveda to specialty bodywork. Many treatments are inspired by the Sedona desert and utilize native ingredients. While on the small side, there is an indoor steam room and a heated outdoor pool and hot tub along with some umbrella-shaded deck chairs. Reds Restaurant is a lively space serving American-inspired fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a choice of indoor, outdoor, and bar seating. The restaurant also provides poolside and room service. A maximum of two children under 12 receive free breakfast at Reds, if a minimum spend requirement is met, and guests receive a small credit (though this is covered by the resort fee).

There is a small fitness room featuring a handful of cardio machines and some free weights. Morning yoga classes are available at extra cost. Sedona Rouge is a dog-friendly property. For a fee, up to two dogs (max 50 pounds per dog), are allowed in some of the ground floor Deluxe Rooms. DVD players can be borrowed from the lobby, and free daily newspapers are also available. The rooftop terrace takes in some pretty red rock views across Sedona Rouge rooftops, and comes with outdoor seating and a fire pit. 

Towards the rear of the property, an expansive patio with big built-in fire pits, and lush lawn with red rocks in the distance, provides both a tranquil place to chill, and a versatile event space. A daily resort fee covers things like Wi-Fi, daily newspapers, on-site parking, and use of the electric car charging station. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Golf Course

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

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