The Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa, nestled along the banks of Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona, is a beautiful destination for a relaxing get-a-way. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly and accommodating staff. The overall vibe of the resort is very relaxed, modern and inviting. There is complimentary wine at happy hour, court yard lawn games, bikes to ride, an infinity edge pool, and sunsets that light up the red rocks.
Our room was modern and bright, and had all the amenities we needed for our stay. It was so welcoming to receive a tray of fresh fruit, macaroons, and a bottle of wine from the management at Amara, upon our entry to the room.
First on the agenda was a visit to the Kimpton Amara Spa. I received an hour massage, and it was absolutely heavenly. When I had my aura read later that day, I credit my calm and balanced energetic state, due to the high levels or relaxation from that massage! I highly recommend booking a spa treatment during your stay here!
Dining at The Kimpton Amara Resort
The SaltRock is the cool, hip restaurant inside The Kimpton Amara Resort. It is an authentic southwest style kitchen true to Sedona. You can dine under the sun or stars, with the open patio. Like the rest of the hotel, the SaltRock is relaxed, bright and inviting, and the service was great! We enjoyed a couple of top-notch cocktails/mocktails, thanks to Robert, our new favorite bartender. He picked a flower outside, to place in my drink and made sure to check in on us throughout our stay. Definitely order the Sundevil cocktail while here.
We had breakfast, lunch AND dinner at the the SaltRock, if that’s any indication of our thoughts on this place! Spoiler alert: we liked it, we liked it a lot.
To Infinity and…Relaxation
One of the best parts about the Kimpton Amara Resort is the infinity edge pool with the most picturesque Sedona red rock views. The aqua water disappears into a canopy of tall Oak trees. Make sure to grab a cabana early in the morning and relax for the day. This pool can become very social.
Between the views, the perfect weather, and refreshing water, it is days like this that make summer memorable. I sipped on lemonade, and indulged in a poolside burger, all while working on my tan. The following pictures are some of me living my best life.
Breakfast in Bed
Eating breakfast in bed at hotels is a guilty pleasure of mine. I am such a breakfast person, I could eat breakfast, brunch and brinner every day! Craving something savory AND sweet, I ordered the most delicious waffle with whipped cream and fruit, with a side of bacon, eggs and potatoes. The Kimpton Amara Resort’s breakfast did NOT disappoint. Did I share? No. Was it necessary to eat this much food before the day begun? Yes! It takes a lot of energy to relax this hard.
Get Outside at The Kimpton Amara Resort
As nice as the rooms are at The Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa, you’ll be spending most of your time outside during your stay. The resort is made to be enjoyed from all of the activities and amenities available to their guests. Conveniently located in downtown Sedona, it is a quick walk to browse the local shops and restaurants. Overall, we absolutely LOVED our stay at the Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa, and would highly recommend to anyone traveling to the Sedona area! Check out this post I wrote a while back about The Sedona Secret Seven featuring some epic hikes and activities to do while on your vacation here. Unit next time!
**A big thanks to Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa for having us!**