On my recent trip to Sedona, AZ I cam across a few places that I thought would be perfect to highlight in my positive spotlight.
In Scottsdale, AZ we ate (twice) at True Food Kitchen. This restaurant is an innovative new eatery developed in partnership with Fox Restaurant Concepts and best-selling author Dr. Andrew. The food was simply delicious. My family and I all eat wheat-free. My sister and I also are dairy-free, sugar-free, and potato free. It was amazing to find a few choices on the menu. I had them make a dish with penne pasta (brown rice pasta) and roasted cauliflower. It was heavenly! There were plenty of healthy choices for those who eat a more regular diet as well. Perhaps the best part was the drink that my sister and I ordered - Andy's Elixer. This fun drink had Olivello juice, agave nectar, and soda water. It was a fantastic treat! We are still looking for Olivellow juice so we can make our own. If you live in the PHX area, I highly recommend True Food Kitchen for yummy food that's good for you.
Next, I want to highlight the hotel in Sedona. We stayed at the . We are not owners; however, you don't have to be an owner, you can stay there like a regular hotel (we didn't have to listen to any talks or do anything like that). The rates were reasonal too. I have been to several hotels in Sedona, and I truly believe that the Hyatt has THE VERY BEST location and views. It is in the center of Sedona and easy access to anywhere you want to go.
We were in a 2 bedroom suite. The main part of the suite was big. It had a full kitchen, a living room, a nice master bedroom with large bathroom. There was a wonderful and spacious balcony off the living room that provided stunning views of snoopy (pic to left) and lucy rock.
The second bedroom was like a reg hotel suite. It had a small refrig, microwave, sink. There was a sitting area and a nice patio (thoguh the views were of the building, not the red rocks). Overall it felt huge and perfect for what we needed. This place had the best of both worlds. It felt like a nice big condo rental, and it had the ammenities of a hotel - room service, pool, concierge, and Scott. Scott was so helpful to all of us. He helped with luggage, directions, and many questions that we had. He was delightful.
The pool was the second prettiest pools I have seen - first being at the Princeville Resort on Kauai, Hawaii. This pool had an incredible view of the red rocks and was beautifully decorated with flowers. The pool is built up high so that the views are unobstructed by the buildings. There were plenty of umbrellas and shaded areas as well as full sun. It was a slice of heaven to be up there.
Bottom line: I highly recommend the Hyatt Pinon Pointe if you are going to Sedona. Don't worry you don't have to be vacation club owner - it is also a wonderful hotel with great views, perfect location, and friendly staff.