Hilton Vacation Club Sedona Summit

Hilton Vacation Club Sedona Summit

Hilton Vacation Club Sedona Summit

Hilton Vacation Club Sedona Summit again, Hilton has chosen another resort to rebrand after their acquisition of Diamond Resorts. This is another prime resort that it is clear they wanted fully under their brand name in Arizona.

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Day One Travel & Arrival at Hilton Vacation Club Sedona Summit

 

I have now been in the area for almost two weeks and I feel completely spoiled going from one great resort to the next. Just avoiding the flight time and added expense is great, but these resorts are all wonderful, too.

If you would have told me years ago that I would be writing about travel as part of my living, I would have at least looked at you funny. But being able to do this working with Tzort has been life altering. I used to look at some of those travel shows on PBS and wonder “how did that person get that job?”

Now I know some of it, like most things in life, was the right place at the right time.

 

Arriving at the resort I was happy to see the resort was much like my last. Over the top character and that Southwest look that I am falling for.

Villa Amenities

  • Balcony/Porch
  • Blender
  • Cable TV
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove/Range

 

Then the resort itself offers all of these options.

Resort Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Pools

 

 

Just read some of these reviews.

Recent Reviews

Great place. Every suite has a small, well supplied kitchenette (no oven) and balcony. They have four pools and lots of hot tubs. It seems whichever building you’re in, you’re close to a pool and/or jacuzzi. The walking trails on property also link into the Sedona hiking trail system so you can enjoy a nice hike with beautiful views without having to find parking and drive through town. I’d give them 5 stars, but check in time is a little late (4pm) and check out time is a little early (10am), and I wish they had a restaurant on site, but we’d definitely stay here again.

I loved the fact that there were hot tubs near most of the rooms and I thought we got a really good size space for what we paid for. It was also in a beautiful location and near town but not too close. The rooms were very nice and I loved the full kitchen

The 2 bd/2ba suite is very spacious. Fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, washer/dryer 3 TVs, walk in showers & water closets. Suite had a double balconies off bedrooms/ living area. Great place for extended stay. Property was clean multiple grills/pools.

Perfect one bedroom with full kitchen and access to gas grills. Not the newest, flashiest property, but I didn’t come to Sedona to spend a lot of time indoors at the resort and it was great value for the price! We loved having a kitchen to cook most of our own meals and enjoyed having rooms with doors, the extra-large soaking tub for 2, and the fireplace as well.

Good location to access activities, trails, and dining in greater Sedona. Older, but clean property. Receptive to maintenance requests and handled minor issue in the bathroom to our satisfaction. Welcoming and friendly service. No problems with the WiFi (we had seen other posts mentioning poor quality). Pool area clean and nearby. Parking easy and close. Thin walls and floors allowing easy transfer of noise between units.

Had the chance to stay here for two nights. My room was like a small apartment and included a full kitchen and patio. I really appreciated the texting concierge service they offered. I used that service for several recommendations in town. Pools and spas were clean and enjoyable. I do wish there were more activities going on during my mid-week stay. Staff was very friendly and location was just a 2 or 3 minute drive to town.

So many things I loved about this resort. Fantastic location. Nice sized kitchen in the condos. Washer and dryer in each unit was a welcomed bonus. Big bathtub + shower. One of the most comfortable beds I have slept on + curtains in the room kept it nice and dark in the mornings. 2 big pools, 3 hot tubs. Well-kept property. Will definitely be back!

The breath taking views out from every window was amazing! Easy parking. Super clean rooms and felt very pampered staying here with all the details! Loved our visit and will want to book this suite again when we travel back to Sedona. A must stay!

 

Day Two Meteor Crater

 

Meteor Crater. Set just 37 miles to the east of Flagstaff is the massive and majestic Meteor Crater Natural Landmark. Billed as the ‘best-preserved meteorite crater on Earth,’ it’s now a popular attraction, with sightseeing tours, a discovery center, and 4D experience room. Stretching over 4,000  feet in diameter and reaching a depth of 570 feet, the captivating crater certainly makes for an impressive sight.

Formed around 50,000 years ago by a mighty meteorite, its rugged rim towers above the arid plains of the Arizona desert that lie around it. This site is less than two hours from the resort, so it was worth the drive out here for sure. Seeing this up close makes you remember the movie Armageddon and the big meteor that took out the dinosaurs. Almost like that feeling that will sometimes wash over you when you look at the stars, or recently on this trip to the Grand Canyon, this site makes you think about the impermanence of life. How short we have and what a gift we have with our lives today.

The visitors center here was neat to visit as well as the site itself. There is a cool 4D theater experience here as well as guided tours of the rim of this crater. I did it all here. Well, everything, but I skipped the onsite restaurant, figuring I could do better outside than a sandwich.

To be clear for about half the trip to or from this site, there is nothing but road. It is out kind of where you would hope a crater would be (in the middle of nowhere). So, I headed back towards town for a late lunch.

There was a local Indian restaurant on the way back towards the resort with great reviews, so I thought I would try Delhi Palace Cuisine of India out. The restaurant and much of what we would call civilization on the way back is actually in Flagstaff, which you drive right through, so it was convenient.

 

Day Three Flagstaff

 

I had lunch in Flagstaff yesterday but wanted to poke around and check things out more today. Flagstaff. Lying alongside Route 66 with the splendid San Francisco Peaks looking out over it, Flagstaff is a charming and laid-back place that has many aspects. While wandering around town, you’ll find lots of old architecture that dates back to when the city was an important railroad town, as well as atmospheric coffee shops and bars catering to Flagstaff’s large university population.

With some great hiking and skiing in the country’s largest ponderosa pine forest, this area has a great deal to offer. I am here in the summer this time but the skiing could be fun and the locals say they are packed for it in season.

If you like festivals than MayOctober, you can participate in some fun ones. Several months see 3-4 festivals. So, to say this area is festive is an understatement.

If I was here during the Art in the Park, I would certainly want to check that out. I enjoy seeing local artists work. I paint a little myself and it inspires me.

Flagstaff makes an annual publication available for visitors and it is worth getting on that list to get your copy.

 

If you are ready for a great trip and an amazing resort, keep this one on your list. Also, check out my other recent resort reviews in the area to learn more about the things you can do while in this part of Arizona. Just be sure to save booking through Tzort.

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