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Hotel choice - Arabella or Sedona Real Inn

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Hotel choice - Arabella or Sedona Real Inn

We are travelling with a four year old to Sedona for a couple of nights. Renting a car from Phoenix.

Can you recommend either the Arabella or Sedona Real Inn?

Wish list - Affordable, Updated rooms, Heated pool, Views. Close to restaurants if possible.

Knowing we can't tick all boxes.

Both seem to have good reviews generally, Sedona Real Inn seems mostly positive, Arabella has a few older motel comments, is $100 more overall but sounds like has nice location / views?

For a while we considered SouthWest Inn, Sedona Summit, Arroyo Pinion, Poco Diablo. But now thinking Arabella or Sedona Real might be better choices.

Any advice is welcomed

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1. Re: Hotel choice - Arabella or Sedona Real Inn

Arabella in right in Uptown with all the tourist shops. It does have great views of the creek. We have stayed at Sedona Real 3 ties and really prefer the location in West Sedona. Having a 4 year old makes this place ideal in my estimation. They have a lovely park of there own on the property where your child can run around. They also have grills and picnic tables if you so choose to make your own dinner.

Sedona Real has a very good breakfast. Other restaurants nearby are Nicks Westside, Coffee Pot, Cafe Jose and Golden Goose, nice for a reasonable family dinner.

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2. Re: Hotel choice - Arabella or Sedona Real Inn

Arabella is in the Gallery District, not Uptown. Elote Cafe is on site. Sedona Real is in West Sedona. Not likely that you’ll walk to anything.

Both places are adequate.

Visitors fail to realize what matters at Sedona. It’s not about where you sleep. The things you’ll remember about your trip will have little or nothing to do with your hotel. It’s likely that you’ll never set foot in the swimming pool that you prioritize. Choose Oak Creek instead, for a memorable swimming hole experience.

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3. Re: Hotel choice - Arabella or Sedona Real Inn

That's right about Arabella. I was think of Aroyo Roble. I have stayed at Arabella also and still prefer Sedona Real. We like West Sedona or VOC

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4. Re: Hotel choice - Arabella or Sedona Real Inn

Thanks so much Thelrose, Sedona Real Inn does sound like the go, good to hear your positive experience there. I have since received a quick and helpful email from them.

Thanks RedRox, I can imagine, as motels and hotels are pricey in Sedona and a lot of reviews about outdated less than clean motel rooms I just wanted to get the best value for money. And with a four year old who loves the pool, I at least wanted to have this as a fun option. Looking forward to the natural beauty of Sedona.

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5. Re: Hotel choice - Arabella or Sedona Real Inn

Good choice with Sedona Real Inn. Clean rooms, updated, friendly staff. Nice outdoor area for your child to kick a ball. When traveling with a child a pool is almost a necessity.

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6. Re: Hotel choice - Arabella or Sedona Real Inn

That pool looks really nice, we loved the pool at Amara, it was an infinity pool with food and beverage service. 🌵

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