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Best Sedona Timeshares

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We are looking to check out a few timeshares in Sedona over the next year or so.

Which resorts are good, and not so good?

How would you rank them overall?

Thanks!
 

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If you are with ii, then the Hyatt Pinon Point is the best.

If you are with RCI, then I'd vote for the Summit. Skip Los Abrigatos because some of the refurbs are nice but the un-refurbed are not (IMHO). But there are several that are pretty nice.
 

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I actually love Los Abrigados because of the location. It's right in town, similar to the Hyatt. I also really like Arroyo Roble - this trades in RCI. The units are a bit dated, but they are large 2 bedroom units in town. We used to go to Sedona every summer. We stayed mostly in Sedona Summit and Arroyo Roble. The Hyatt is really nice - I just always traded at least a year in advance, and the Hyatt units tend to show up closer to checkin.
 

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Out of the three we have been to my ranking is Sedona Summit , Villas of Sedona and Sedona Springs for quality of view. Villas of Sedona, Sedona Springs and Sedona summit for ranking of room quality because Sedona Summit had internet issues.

I'm thinking there are better places in Sedona. We just haven't been to them yet.

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Agree with Hyatt Pinion Point and Sedona Summit. HPP has lots to walk to, downtown close by and many, many restaurants. Summit is out of town, no restaurant or store and really requires a drive to anything (grocery, shops, restaurants). But the resort itself is very nice.
 

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We own at Villa's so we might be biased. Like others some weight has to be on what exchange you have. We stayed at Arroyo Roble last Fall, and found the free EV charging (sponsored by Arizona Public Service) a good perk. If you're more into crowds, Los Abrigados and the Hyatt are more convenient to the 'downtown'. area.
 

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We have stayed at Hyatt Pinon Pointe and Diamond’s Sedona Summit and Bell Rock Inn. We also checked out Los Abrigados.

Of the Diamond resorts we liked Sedona Summit the best, but they have 3 sections, with the newest section being the nicest.

We ultimately decided to by at Hyatt because of the units, the view and the location. We also prefer the Hyatt system to the Diamond system. Note that Hilton Grand Vacations bought Diamond last year, so there will be some changes coming.

We have come to love Sedona, especially since we can drive there in less than 5 hours. We voted Hyatt for our stays.

Best regards.

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We stayed at Sedona Springs in April 2021. Loved it. I wrote a review.
 

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I actually love Los Abrigados because of the location. It's right in town, similar to the Hyatt. I also really like Arroyo Roble - this trades in RCI. The units are a bit dated, but they are large 2 bedroom units in town. We used to go to Sedona every summer. We stayed mostly in Sedona Summit and Arroyo Roble. The Hyatt is really nice - I just always traded at least a year in advance, and the Hyatt units tend to show up closer to checkin.
I agree that the Los Abrigados has a great location. It is essentially across the street and down the block from the Hyatt. And staying at Los Abrigados allows you to wander around a whole bunch of shops in the Tlaquepaque center.

I just checked Tripadvisor and it gets 4.5 stars for the location, but for Cleanliness, Service and Value it only gets a 3.5 star with an overall rating of 3.5 stars. That is a bit too low for me. I use Tripadvisor regularly; I look at the shape of the satisfaction curve. If it looks like a sideways ski-slope with most people saying it is excellent, that means (to me) that it is probably pretty good. But L.A. is fairly flat with average, poor and terrible categories being a bit higher than I'd personally want. Also, IIRC there is a daily resort fee of $25-30. I've heard of a few people who negotiated that a bit. Perhaps with HGVC buying Diamond, they'll make some improvements and pay more attention to the little details to get the rating up a bit.
 

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We loved Arroyo Roble. The units are huge and the grounds are really pretty. I like the location too. We also enjoyed Sedona Springs…really pretty, large unit…more updated than Arroyo Roble…. but the grounds weren’t so great in my opinion. I would happily go back to either!
 

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In addition to these already mentioned we have enjoyed the Ridge on Sedona,a DRI resort in Village of Oak Creek. Its a little quieter than Sedona, but great access to hiking at Bell Rock, Courthouse, and Yavapai. There are 2 golf courses in VOC.

I think one of the TUG members here lives in VOC.


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We also like the Ridge. The golf course views and Bell Rock views are so enjoyable. The only thing we don’t like is the additional fees Diamond charges. We enjoyed Arroyo Roble as well. The creekside setting is very soothing and calming.
 

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We had a great stay in Arroyo Roble as well. The unit decor is a little funky but adds to the charm. The location is great if you are in reasonably good shape (it is steep up to the main drag)
 

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I think one of the TUG members here lives in VOC.

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Yep! That would be me.

VOC indeed quieter . . . .. that's all going away here in VOC and already gone in Sedona proper. Such is life in the red rocks which naturally attracts LOTs of tourists. Our 6th year living here in VOC and we sense a growing degradation of the tranquility both in the village and on all the trails surrounding us.

Recent meetings of committees here in VOC and Sedona acknowledge change is needed sooner rather than later. The "easy?" fix is trail parking congestion in the entire area. Probably a year or two out, but trail parking will not expand per se and tourist buses will be put into service to relieve parking issues. Plans in motion to use the Ranger station just south of VOC on the 179 as the park and ride starting point for all trails from VOC to Sedona. This was always going to happen into the Future, but another more serious issue is pushing the trail paradigm sooner than later.

Arizona's bigger problem is how AZ the Legislature mis-read the consequences of bnb upon tAZ residential housing market whilst AZ itself is adding population quickly; mostly in the two big metro areas where over 75% of the population lives. Some new Residential neighborhoods are devoid of families and full of nightly rentals as new comers search for housing and Bnb daily rents scoop up houses.

Similiar issue in northern AZ in the fast-growing Prescott area where residential folks compete with absentee Bnb's . . . . all of this drivies up already high home prices. Sedona essentially a rural town run by business folks while the red rocks naturally bring tourists. The real estate market in both Sedona and VOC is ridiculously overpriced with huge blocks of residential homes scooped up to function like a night by night Bnb hotel .

Recently our local paper tells us Sedona proper has more rent by night houses than the total aggregate of all the hotel rooms in Sedona and VOC combined. The consequence is more daily visitors and more cars that all need to navigate a 2 lane highway that runs from the I-17 up the 179. In VOC where we don't have traffic lights but rather use circles, traffic jams grow in daily intensity ( folks don't know the yield process of circles they should have learned years ago ;)).

In high season, we're used to traffic jams on the 179 between VOC as cars line up to get to Sedona. But we now see more traffic here in VOC outside of high season.

VOC is itself an unincorporated village that began life @1984 with a 9 hole golf course that functions as an HOA ( very common in AZ ). We have old bylaws that prohibit single night rentals but do allow any owner to rent for more than 30 days. Lots of outsiders who buy in VOC rent bnb but the HOA is enforcing existing rules because as an unincorporated entity, AZ Legislator can't interfere with the existing HOA rule of VOC Only a matter of time before factions attack this.

Enjoy your red rock visits

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So just a little info about our red rock environs. We wake up every day to Courthouse Butte and life goes on here. For you TS folks who visit, you'll still have a good time, but we're slowly following that song about pushing paradise aside for a parking lot. :cool: When you live here you know where the quiet places are.

I go off trail and scurry up to this formation a few days ago. Our summer monsoon rains were very heavy & scarp out lots of the trails. It requires me to poke around to find by way back home as the landscape changed and I couldn't find my usual way home It all ends well.

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A recent Winter sunset as long afternoon shadows remain, but days are slowly getting longer. Mornings crisp and cold as temps touch 65.

We love AZ


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We are looking to check out a few timeshares in Sedona over the next year or so.

Which resorts are good, and not so good?

How would you rank them overall?

Thanks!
Hyatt Pinon Pointe is our favorite
 

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@jerseyfinn I am so jealous! I've talked about Sedona being one of the places I would like to retire. Still 10 years away - but I do love Sedona and environs very much. I haven't been in about 5 years now. Sad to read about the congestion. We are thinking of visiting Sedona during my school's spring break this year. It's only a 7 hour drive from Los Angeles.
 

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We also like the Ridge. The golf course views and Bell Rock views are so enjoyable. The only thing we don’t like is the additional fees Diamond charges. We enjoyed Arroyo Roble as well. The creekside setting is very soothing and calming.
Are the fees levied on Diamond owners as well as exchangers?
 

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Stayed at Arroyo Robles in our first ever exchange 32 years ago. Back then it was fantastic as we were there with our 6 yr old daughter and 4 month old son. Drove there from Los Altos,California. Besides the few and beautiful grounds I recall 2 things.
One was the 8 or 9 skunks every morning in the parking lot and the staff telling us to just freeze and they would leave and not bother us. You should have see us not move for about 10 minutes each morning.
The other was the noise in the trees and an ugly bug on our door screen. Both due to cicadas which we hadn't ever heard of or seen before. The one on the screen we brought to the office. They told us they were harmless and what we brought them is just the shell they leave behind. When we said how ugly it was they said if we thought that was ugly you should see life ones? We don't get them in our area.
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Stayed at Arroyo Robles in our first ever exchange 32 years ago. Back then it was fantastic as we were there with our 6 yr old daughter and 4 month old son. Drove there from Los Altos,California. Besides the few and beautiful grounds I recall 2 things.
One was the 8 or 9 skunks every morning in the parking lot and the staff telling us to just freeze and they would leave and not bother us. You should have see us not move for about 10 minutes each morning.
The other was the noise in the trees and an ugly bug on our door screen. Both due to cicadas which we hadn't ever heard of or seen before. The one on the screen we brought to the office. They told us they were harmless and what we brought them is just the shell they leave behind. When we said how ugly it was they said if we thought that was ugly you should see life ones? We don't get them in our area.
Bart
This reminds me of one year in the suburbs of Chicago - the cicadas/locusts only show up once every 17 years. I'm don't know how often they appear in Sedona. But when they appear, they are everywhere!
 
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