by Kellie R.
April 16, 2006
On the plus side, it's exciting to stay there because of the ghost stories and the celebrity guests, the Rendezvous coffee bar downstairs is lovely and convenient, there's also a cocktail lounge downstairs, the hotel is pretty centrally located, the Aveda personal care products in the bathroom are nice, everything seemed reasonably clean, and it's certainly more interesting than visiting a typical chain hotel. However, among the negative aspects of the hotel include the fact that parking is somewhat difficult to maneuver and a permit must be obtained from the desk clerk; the hotel is right next to a train station, producing considerable noise; our room--and I'm assuming most rooms in the $70 range--was quite small; the room decor was quite off-putting and the room was painted a disgusting orange color; and there are no conveniences, like a mini-fridge/bar or room service.I probably wouldn't stay there again, but I certainly don't regret our first visit at the Monte V. And, in case you were wondering, Freddy Krueger's photo on the wall was the closest we came to seeing a ghost.
From journal Day Trips from Sedona