Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Arizona, USA

The hotel

The wow-inducing setting’s the first thing you’ll notice when you rock up at this hotel – and you’ll soon see why its home has been dubbed ‘the most beautiful place in America’. But this is a hotel of contrasts, and the iconic fiery red rocks of Sedona are the backdrop for the impossibly lush fairways of its championship 18-hole golf course, the shimmering waters of its outdoor pools, and the cool serenity of its spa. Standing like scarlet-clad sentinels, the famous red rocks can be seen as you dine on the poolside terrace at Blue Water Café, just one of Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock’s three eateries – and, although it’s mere minutes from the outdoor adventures the scenery promises (and from shops, restaurants, and galleries) the hotel’s loaded with so many attractions you’ll never need to leave its grounds.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Fringed by the iconic red rocks of Sedona and near Coconino National Forest, this hotel is by Bell Rock and just minutes from activities like mountain biking, hiking, horse riding, and jeep tours. It is ten minutes from Oak Creek Canyon, a short drive from uptown Sedona and Tlaquepacque Arts and Crafts Village, 13 miles from Slide Rock State Park, and 20 minutes from Montezuma Castle. It’s also an hour and a half from Phoenix and two and a half hours from the Grand Canyon.

Hotel information

219 Guest Rooms and Guest Suites on 3 floors. All with private balcony or patio, air-conditioning, gas fireplace, 2 flat-screen LCD TVs with premium and on-demand movie* channels, WiFi*, clock radio with MP3 connection, telephone (complimentary local and 1-800 calls), microwave, mini-fridge, wet bar, Cuisinart coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobe, and weekday newspaper. Run of House Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

3 Restaurants and cafés including The Grille at Shadow Rock (Southwestern menu, open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon bites, and dinner), Blue Water Café (al fresco poolside dining, seasonal), and Café. Room service*. Cascades swimming pool. Sedona Athletics Club with outdoor lap pool (heated, 25m), outdoor and indoor whirlpools, 3 tennis courts (floodlit), fitness room, and fitness classes (including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and Tai Chi, included in spa admission price). eforea: spa by Hilton* (with sauna and steam room). 18-hole championship golf course*. Outdoor games and board games. Gift shop. WiFi*. Concierge. Laundry and valet services*. Laundry facilities* (coin operated).

This hotel has a resort fee of $21 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Basic guest internet. Athletic Club access. 15% off Signature Spa services. 10% off at Golf ProShop. Pool Toys/Board Games. Live music on selected nights. Parking. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

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Traveller rating

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Mar 14, 2020 skipper646

Ok, first of all my expectations for this property were SUPER high based upon reviews I read and the pricing of the rooms. With that being said, some of my comments may seem nit-picky but due to price of the room I expected SO much more. The good: The staff is awesome and really made this property for us. From the front desk, to restaurant and… Read more
Ok, first of all my expectations for this property were SUPER high based upon reviews I read and the pricing of the rooms. With that being said, some of my comments may seem nit-picky but due to price of the room I expected SO much more. The good: The staff is awesome and really made this property for us. From the front desk, to restaurant and cleaning staff = friendly, nice, professional! This is one thing that really impressed me with the property. The restaurant area was super nice. There were 6-8 big screen TVs glaring all over the place which was a big distraction of the beauty of the restaurant area. They can turn those off during the day and maybe turn on at night. The very nice restaurant and lobby/sitting area didn't go with the rest of the outdated areas. The food at the breakfast was awesome and fresh. Driving up to the property the outside of the buildings does look really nice/clean, unfortunately this didn't extend to the inside. Pool area was clean but the seating area seemed to be limited and again, didn't have a resort feel to the pool area. The bad: Where do I start. This property needs a serious update to the rooms and the hallways to the rooms. The old/brownish carpet, outdated lamps/lighting and dark painting in the hallways isn't friendly and actually quite dreary. It makes a really bad impression when you walk down the hallways. Chipped stain off many doors, older elevator look, etc. It felt early 2000's and needs to be updated. The shower area in the rooms were out of date and needs a total update based upon the nightly rate of the rooms. There's a big disconnect in the lobby. The check-in desk seemed to be disjointed with the sitting area. They also have these benches in the lobby that have leather belts around them. My 12 year old daughter even mentioned that it looked "weird". The belts look like something purchased at Wal-mart as a decorative after thought to add to the benches. The staff in the restaurant wore these plaid shirts/jeans which didn't make sense to me since that area wasn't a western theme or anything that matched what they were wearing. Again, a big disconnect with the property. The property seems disjointed to get to the pool area and then to the gym. You have to zig-zag across the property without clear signage. This is marketed as a resort but didn't have a resort "feel' to me. Behind the front desk there were shelves that were selling sun screen and other chotchkes. I can honestly say, I've never seen this type of set-up at any Hilton property I've stayed at and I've visited over 50 Hilton properties across the globe. To say it was tacky is an understatement. I tried to visit the gift shop several times (at different times of day) and there was always a sign on the shop "be back in 30 minutes". Odd. There were no carts to take luggage to the room that we could find. Sadly, we had to lug 6 pieces of large luggage up the room which took 2 trips to the car. There was no uniformity with what the front desk staff wears. They all had on name tags but every other property I've stayed at have some sort of uniform: white shirt, etc. The only uniforms I saw were in the restaurant. I didn't check the map to make sure this was close to downtown Sedona, it's not. It's about a 15 minute drive to Sedona proper. We continually going back/forth which added more time in the car. The ugly: The rooms were ok but permanent stains on the floor. The rooms were clean, per se, but needed a serious deep cleaning with steam vacs, etc. The little kitchen area in the rooms were really outdated with the microwave looked like a 20 year old model that no longer is sold in stores. The decor in the rooms were very outdated and should be removed, especially the piece hanging above the fireplace. The gym area was ok but again, needs to be updated and didn't have super clean feel. It wasn't filthy but needs updated look/feel. In the parking lot, there was major paint missing on the curb painting. Seems like an easy fix. There's a rug mat at the front door that says Hilton Sedona. It's a faded mat and honestly should be thrown out immediately. It's a very bad first impression when you walk into the lobby. Bottom line: Hilton needs to spend a few million to update and overhaul the inside of this property to take it from "meh" to GREAT! has so much potential but currently misses the mark due to the amount they charge. Read less
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Mar 14, 2020 Stephani B

Average overall. With a couple of individual exceptions, service staff was just ok. I realize it’s a high season but the rooms were extremely expensive. Property is much further off the beaten path than we would have liked.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very expensive for what this was. Perfectly good hotel.

Mar 10, 2020 Graham S Guelph, Canada

This is a nice hotel. But not more than nice. We paid too much for what this was and although we intended this to be a good family place, it was set up more as a corporate hotel. Would I go there for a meeting: yes. Would I go back with my family: no. The staff were very kind and effective and the hotel was clean and bright. F&B was… Read more
This is a nice hotel. But not more than nice. We paid too much for what this was and although we intended this to be a good family place, it was set up more as a corporate hotel. Would I go there for a meeting: yes. Would I go back with my family: no. The staff were very kind and effective and the hotel was clean and bright. F&B was extremely pricy. Read less
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Mar 10, 2020 Davina B Sydney

Sedona is a beautiful place to visit. The Hilton is looking a bit old and needs a revamp. The price of our stay was more than the Venetian in Las Vegas which is a 5 star hotel. Food 🥘 was average but happy hour was good. Staff very friendly and polite. Views of red rock fantastic
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Mar 10, 2020 mikeaF7565CI

Stayed here for two nights last week. Hotel is very nice. Rooms are suites with separate bedroom and fireplace in living area. They have a decent restaurant that has a Starbucks fir morning coffee and quick breakfasts. The happy hour hour is great with five dollar house wines one white and one red. The back deck is really nice with plenty of… Read more
Stayed here for two nights last week. Hotel is very nice. Rooms are suites with separate bedroom and fireplace in living area. They have a decent restaurant that has a Starbucks fir morning coffee and quick breakfasts. The happy hour hour is great with five dollar house wines one white and one red. The back deck is really nice with plenty of seating and lots of games to play if you want. They had ping pong, cornhole, foosball and large connect four. All rooms have a balcony with nice views of the beautiful Sedona scenery. Highly recommend as it is close enough to Sedona for an easy five minute drive to everything. Read less