I checked TripAdvisor for the two motels: Andante Inn and Yavapai Lodge West. They got milkwarm reviews averaging 3.5. Has Road Scholar reviewed comments from people that have stayed at these places? Really unfavorable issues: bed bugs in couple reviews at Andante, both motels smell like covering up something with Pinesol and several mentions of rude customer service especially regarding cancellations for reasonable reasons. When on a planned tour, like this, patrons don't have luxury of leaving and going to another motel if serious issues. I was seriously considering this tour until I read the motel reviews. Road Scholar may wish to rethink accommodations.
Looks like Sedona hotels have changed and one new one added. Just checked.
If you want to spend time and go into Sedona early may I suggest the Orchards Inn. Call for reservations and ask for second floor…
We have the same concerns about the Andante Inn and are trying to get more information.
If you want to spend time and go into Sedona early may I suggest the Orchards Inn. Call for reservations and ask for second floor balcony away from pool, they were very helpful. Look at red rocks every morning and evening, walk to all uptown Sedona and awesome breakfast. Don’t let the parking lot toss you. Once in the room another world. Clean, updated and can’t beat the views. Note second floors are walkups but they will gladly help with luggage. Spa in sister hotel below.
FYI, At Yavapai West make sure to bring flashlight or head lamp. NP's are part of the Dark Skies project and are not lighted well at night.