Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Arizona, USA

Virgin rating

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Did not meet expectations

Apr 6, 2024 stacyh09 Carlisle, Pennsylvania

We arrived during Spring Break and knew it would be busy. The staff answered my questions but did not offer much info in terms of resort amenities- for example, I did not know until I asked at the fitness center that children under 16 are not allowed, even if parents supervise or sign a waiver regarding insurance and liability issues. We had a… Read more
We arrived during Spring Break and knew it would be busy. The staff answered my questions but did not offer much info in terms of resort amenities- for example, I did not know until I asked at the fitness center that children under 16 are not allowed, even if parents supervise or sign a waiver regarding insurance and liability issues. We had a peloton in our room, so we thought that would help with their sports conditioning but there was no cord to plug it into the wall! We contacted the front desk and spa multiple times to inquire about getting a new cord. The answer was that it was an outdated machine so I suggested they order a new cord - if not for us, for future guests. Amazon had one available and could deliver in a day but this did not happen during our five-night stay. The front desk was stumped as to why there was even a peloton in our room so I really don’t know on the point of it being there. I understood the rooms would be cleaned upon request and they were very good about bringing towels, extra coffee, and emptying trash if we requested - however, they did not vacuum our floor (crumbs still under the table and next to the couch). I agree with other reviews that the furniture is a bit worn. Three table chairs had vinyl peeled off the seat cushions. Lastly, the restaurant is horribly overpriced! On our first night I ordered a guac and queso chip appetizer for $18 and what arrived was a small plate consisting of four soft corn tortilla chips with condiment sized containers of the two dips. I suggest eating at any of the restaurants close to the hotel - Pisa Lisa for pizza was the best dinner option for our family. We were pleasantly surprised there was a grocery store nearby. There are drawers and cabinets in the room, a small sink, a microwave, and a small fridge (no freezer). If you plan to eat in the room, bring or buy some dishes/flatware and paper towels as they are not provided. Staff was nice and the pool was also great for my teens. There were a lot of kids here for the spring break as well as a work conference but we always had towels and space to enjoy the pool. We were very happy with the location and daily walks - the main town of Sedona is 6.5 miles away and traffic had its moments of congestion. We stayed on points here so I am not nearly as frustrated but I would not pay to stay here again, esp since the food and beverage credit does not begin to cover coffee and breakfast at the restaurant and we didn’t use any of the fitness amenities included in the resort fee. I also had to call and get my bill adjusted to include the daily credits - they were great about taking care of that. We spent so much time exploring and enjoying the area that if we return I would pay for a room somewhere else with complimentary breakfast. Nice staff, overpriced facility. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Expected more for the rates

Mar 31, 2024 travelwa123 Bellevue, Washington

The location is good if you want to be in the Sedona area. It's still not "in the town" but within 10 minutes. But this property is pretty dated. For the rates, I had much higher expectations. Stained carpet that doesn't match through stairs/hallway. Room has rips in a chair at the tile, tile chipped in the bathroom, etc. Needs a good make… Read more
The location is good if you want to be in the Sedona area. It's still not "in the town" but within 10 minutes. But this property is pretty dated. For the rates, I had much higher expectations. Stained carpet that doesn't match through stairs/hallway. Room has rips in a chair at the tile, tile chipped in the bathroom, etc. Needs a good make over or rates should be reflective of the condition. Does not like up to the Hilton name, in my option Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Convenient location near Sedona but not enough value for the price.

Mar 29, 2024 BryceB20 Pimmit, Virginia

Nice location close to Sedona and several shops and restaurants but far below our expectations for a $1,000/night stay. Rooms are outdated with low end fixtures, the hot tub had a gross foam floating on top of it that isn’t sanitary, they charge for parking, and the prices in the hotel restaurant are obscene - $21 for a bowl of soup! I expect… Read more
Nice location close to Sedona and several shops and restaurants but far below our expectations for a $1,000/night stay. Rooms are outdated with low end fixtures, the hot tub had a gross foam floating on top of it that isn’t sanitary, they charge for parking, and the prices in the hotel restaurant are obscene - $21 for a bowl of soup! I expect to pay a premium for a spring break hotel in Sedona, but I also expect to enjoy a high quality experience, and the Hilton Sedona did NOT live up. 2/10 would not recommend. Read less
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Mar 25, 2024 Paige R

Very nice resort. Can't say enough about the staff. Friendly, very helpful and seemed genuinely interested in us enjoying our stay. Very nice spa and we thoroughly enjoyed our couples massage and I can't say enough about Lo. She was great. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Very family friendly resort, wouldn't recommend for people who can't… Read more
Very nice resort. Can't say enough about the staff. Friendly, very helpful and seemed genuinely interested in us enjoying our stay. Very nice spa and we thoroughly enjoyed our couples massage and I can't say enough about Lo. She was great. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Very family friendly resort, wouldn't recommend for people who can't tolerate kids. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, wish gym was available for older kids

Mar 18, 2024 elizabeth c

Room was great for our family. Kids loved the pool which was heated and hot tub was great. The spa and fitness center is wonderful however, you must be 16+ to use the gym which was a bummer for my 14 year old. It would be nice if we could just sign a waiver for him or they could change this policy/update their insurance (which they claimed was the… Read more
Room was great for our family. Kids loved the pool which was heated and hot tub was great. The spa and fitness center is wonderful however, you must be 16+ to use the gym which was a bummer for my 14 year old. It would be nice if we could just sign a waiver for him or they could change this policy/update their insurance (which they claimed was the reason for age limit). The gym was pretty much empty so his presence would not have affected anyone. Food expensive: slice of cinnamon bread was $8.50!!! After that we opted to just buy supplies at the grocery store nearby. Hotel bar happy hour margarita was $10 but then I realized it was because it was served in a tiny glass. It was tasty but $10 was overpriced for a slim, short glass. Family loved playing pickleball. The online system made it hard to book a court so I recommend just calling or showing up at the fitness center. They told me the courts were all booked for the next 30min but when I checked, no one was on them and they happily let us play. QR code inside hotel room door made it easy to see amenities. They clearly layout when you check in what you get for your resort fee which is nice to see. We had great cleaning service for our room. Overall great experience minus pricey food/drinks and gym access limitations for older kids. Read less