If you’re looking for a hotel with one of the best views in Sedona, consider the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe. Interested? Keep reading my Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe review.
Sedona is a popular spot for visitors to the Grand Canyon. Because it’s only a two-hour drive and there are hotels like the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe that can accommodate families and groups.
Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe Review
The unmistakable smell of pine cones greeted me as I stepped out of my room. Pine cones are common in the mountains. But this was Sedona.
Sedona where the first thing you think of is giant Red rocks and a desert landscape. Pinecones and pine trees are probably the last thing you’d expect to see. Believe it or not, the mountains of Sedona have pinecones.
But I didn’t come to Sedona to sniff pine cones or tackle a climb on one of the mountainous red rocks. I came to stay the night at the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe.
Yes, I came from San Diego to stay one night in Sedona. In a hotel.
Because one of my Hyatt free night certificates was going to expire. And I already planned a trip to Phoenix and Tucson. So why not add one more day and visit Sedona?
Those of you who’ve been to Sedona, you’re right in thinking, “Silly girl.” Yep, one day in Sedona is not enough.
But that was all I had so I made the most of it.
World of Hyatt
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So you can use your annual free night from the Hyatt credit card to stay for free.
You can also use a free night Brand Explorer award or the free night from spending $15,000 in purchases on your Hyatt card.
Because it’s a Residence Club hotel World of Hyatt perks don’t apply:
- No free breakfast
- Late checkout is not offered
- Bottled water is not free
- Upgrades are not free or guaranteed
- Suite upgrades can’t be used
However, they gave me a free upgrade and offered late checkout. I didn’t email the hotel manager in advance. Or use any of my tricks on how to get VIP treatment at hotels. Nor did I use any secrets from how to get a free hotel upgrade.
They gave me an upgrade without asking. It could be because I’m a Globalist.
The hotel charges a $20 resort fee which includes:
- Premium high-speed wireless internet
- Incoming and outgoing faxes
- Local telephone calls
- 800/888 telephone surcharges
- Access to the fitness center (7 am to 10 pm)
- Use of the tennis court
- Access to Activity center (7 am to 10 pm – free coffee and infused water)
- USA Today newspaper
- In-room coffee
- In-room safe
- Concierge service
- Scheduled events
- Barbecue grills
Pro-tip: Use points or a free night certificate to avoid the resort fee.
You’ll find your home away from home in the heart of Sedona at the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe.
The Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe is a non-smoking hotel. Smokers will find plenty of outdoor spaces to light up.
The hotel is conveniently located in the center of town and walking distance from shops and restaurants.
Pro-tip: You get a 10% to 15% discount at participating shops, restaurants, activities, and spas when you show your room key.
With everything you need only steps away the only time you’ll need your car is to leave Sedona.
If you want to see Sedona without driving or walking, you can take the Sedona Trolley.
Pro-tip: There’s a Sedona Trolley stop near the 300 building at the Hyatt.
When you enter the main building an unpretentious lobby awaits with adobe tile floors and open wood beamed ceilings.
The granite countered registration desk has four stations. Check-in was quick and efficient.
Pro-tip: You must be at least 21 years old to check in.
The front desk agent gave me a map of the property, circling my room and marking the best spots to park.
Guests get two vouchers for a free glass of house wine from the Art of Wine.
Pro-tip: Unlike a traditional hotel, the lobby is not open 24 hours. Lobby hours are from 7 am to 11 pm. So plan to arrive during those times or make special arrangements. Because the building is locked and there is no admittance.
The concierge desk is to the right of the check-in desk. Two green leather loveseats flank a stone-faced fireplace.
Pro-tip: The resort is huge, request a golf cart escort from the front desk if you don’t want to walk.
The Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe is a timeshare property. But don’t let that scare you.
You won’t have to listen to a timeshare presentation. Unless you ask for one.
I’ve done the timeshare thing before at other hotels for the perks. But I was here to use a free night, hadn’t gotten a promo offer, and was traveling solo. So I wasn’t about to give up 90 minutes of my time.
One of the perks of timeshare hotels is that sometimes the rooms are bigger. And that’s definitely the situation with the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona.
There are three types of rooms at the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona:
- One bedroom
- Two bedroom
All rooms have a balcony or patio.
The 350 square feet studios include a queen Hyatt Grand bed, sofa sleeper, and kitchenette. Studios do not have views.
One bedroom suites have a king bed, spa tub, full kitchen, living room with fireplace, DVD player, washer and dryer, and a view.
Two bedroom suites are a studio and one-bedroom suite combined.
Pro-tip: There are no elevators at the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe. Most of the rooms are accessible only by stairs. If you are not able to walk up stairs this is not the hotel for you.
1 Bedroom Suite
When you use a free night certificate they book you into a standard studio room. But I was upgraded to a 1 bedroom suite, room 521B.
Room 521B was upstairs and had great views of Camel Rock and Snoopy Rock.
Pro-tip: Pack light or have a strong partner. Or be prepared to get your cardio and weight lifting workout done. Because there are no elevators.
The Southwest colored one bedroom suite resembles a condo both in terms of size and amenities. There’s more than enough room for a family to have a comfortable stay. For a solo traveler like myself, it was spacious and a lot of space.
To the right, as you enter the suite, there’s a large closet with a dresser inside. The connecting door to the studio is immediately to your left.
There’s a writing desk across from the kitchen near the dining area.
The dining table can comfortably seat six. If you need more seats there are two extra seats at the counter.
A full sized washer and dryer and two boxes of Tide mean you can go home with clean clothes.
The full kitchen has all the cooking pots, pans, utensils, plates, glasses, and silverware you’d need to make a meal or heat up leftovers in the microwave. There’s a dishwasher so you don’t have to do dishes on vacation!
You can relax in front of the fireplace while watching TV or a movie in the cozy living room. The couch and two chairs can seat five.
After a long day of hiking, you can soak in the generously sized spa jet tub. It’s large enough for two people. Perfect for a romantic evening.
The tiled shower is large and has a low flow showerhead and a seated area.
Dual vanities mean you don’t have to share a sink. The lighted make up mirror is a nice touch. If you look under the sink you’ll find a hairdryer.
Toiletries are KenetMD.
The Hyatt Grand bed is so relaxing and comfortable you’ll want to sleep in.
You might even want to call it an early night so you can soak in the tub then kick back in bed and watch movies.
The master closet has a mini-fridge sized safe. There’s a weird shelf/ledge so really big items don’t fit. I was able to squeeze my laptop backpack in the safe.
Upstairs rooms have a large balcony with a wicker glass top table that seats four.
You can access the balcony from the living room via sliding glass door and a door in the bedroom.
The Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe offers daily activities and events. The majority are free because of the resort fee but there are a few paid activities.
The hotel has two fire pits for guest use. One pit is outside the activity center.
The second pit is near the 2000 building. Kick back and relax or make s’mores.
The fitness center, in the activity center, is open and free to use from 7 am to 10 pm.
The activity center, similar to a community room, offers family-friendly activities. Free coffee and infused water are available. There’s even a pool table.
Games and movies are available for loan for free. And if you aren’t in a 1 bedroom suite, there’s a self-service laundry.
You’ll find the pool in the center of the resort between the lobby and activity center.
Pro-tip: The views at sunrise and sunset are spectacular.
There are two BBQ areas for guests who don’t have a full kitchen or want to BBQ. The first BBQ area is at the activity center. You can play ping pong while you wait for your food to grill.
The other BBQ area is by the fire pit at the 2000 building.
Keep your backhand in check by playing a few sets on the tennis court. Racquets and balls are available free to use from the activity center.
Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe
1 N State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
Whether you’re planning a stay in Sedona or using it as a base to explore the Grand Canyon, the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe should be your first choice when looking for a hotel.
It’s an older hotel without elevators but the spacious rooms make the hotel a great choice for couples, families, and groups. The views are fantastic. All the rooms, except the studios, have views.
Because the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe is a timeshare, traditional World of Hyatt perks like free breakfast, upgrades and late checkout aren’t applicable. But you could get lucky and score a free upgrade and late check out like me. 🙂
There are free activities in the evening. Be sure to check the schedule to see which ones are family-friendly or adult only.
I would stay at the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Pinon Pointe again.
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