I really like spending time in Sedona, Arizona. My wife and I tend to spend our time there at Los Abrigados Resort. I really like the location of the place as it is sort of centrally located to the places I like to visit when I'm there.
Here's the thing though. The last couple times I've been there it seems as if there is a general opinion that the location is good enough. The resort went through some changes in the past years, some good some not so. I think this time I realized that here you are in a hotel basically where you rent a room. It is a nice room by the way, except for the lumpy bed and really hard pillows. Bring your own pillow if you can, there isn't much to do about the lumpy mattress.
I'm one of those that likes sleeping in the dark. This isn't possible at Los Abrigados as the windows have some curtains to the side of the windows but the rest of the windows are covered by sheer fabric! People walking by can see in no matter what room you happen to be in, except for the bathroom. In the bedroom the security lights make the room almost as bright as if you have a light on. You can watch people walking by and walking by other apartments it is possible to see in.
I think if you are like me the next time I go there I'll be taking a dark blanket and a few folder clips so I can hang it in front of the bedroom window while I'm sleeping.
Los Abrigados Resort also touts it has WLAN, wireless internet service. The last couple times I've been there it has been pretty much nonexistent or the strength is so week it will take forever to receive email or send out any communication. I asked about this and was told: "yes we don't seem to be able to get the strength of the signal improved, if you want a strong signal you should come to the lobby where the strength is excellent." I probably could go to McDonald's also. I think the person I spoke to thought I was a chimney because of the amount of smoke he was trying to blow up my behind.
Good location or not people will eventually be frustrated by these minor inconveniences and find a different place to stay.
Travel smart, Travel safe.