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.
by Kellie R.
April 16, 2006
From journal Day Trips from Sedona