Review: Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe

Recently I received an email from Hyatt offering me a very nice rate and 10,000 World of Hyatt points to stay at the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe. The catch was I needed to attend a timeshare presentation. But since I am lucky enough to live a two hour drive from Sedona, and looking to escape the Phoenix heat, this was still a no brainer. The Sedona Hyatt is well located, well maintained, spacious, and a really great property. If you’re looking to explore this area of Arizona I would absolutely recommend it.

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe Review - Grounds
Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe – Grounds

Review: Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe – Check-in

My husband and I drove the two hours to Sedona on a Friday after rush hour so didn’t arrive until 9pm. Since this is a residence club and not a full service hotel my World of Hyatt Explorist status got me virtually nothing, but check-in was smooth and easy. Also because of the type of property the front desk does shut down around 11pm. So take a note on that if you visit and arrive late. There are also lots of activities such as yoga for adults and temporary tattoo sessions for kids.

Review: Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe – Location

You will either despise or be thrilled by the location of the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona. It is right in the middle of the town of Sedona so you can easily walk to the main street. Sedona is a quiet place normally but on Memorial Day weekend it was quite busy. This meant traffic up and down the main drag clogging up the street. As we were off hiking outside of town, or laying by the pool most of the time, it didn’t bother us much though.

Just steps away in the Shops at Piñon Pointe there is a Starbucks, Wildflower Bread Company, Chipotle, and other options to grab a quick bite, or a flight of wine at The Art of Wine. A short walk to the main drag gets you to plenty of kitschy souvenir shops to browse for a new Sedona coffee mug or grab a bite at the many restaurants.

Outlaw Grille Burger
Outlaw Grille Burger

Review: Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe – 1 bedroom suite

As the Sedona Hyatt is a Residence Club they have a mix of regular hotel rooms, labeled studios, and suites. Most of the rooms are suites designed more for family living. Even though it was just my husband and I the extra space was appreciated, especially the full kitchen setup. Even the studios have a microwave and mini-fridge.

Upon walking in we found a generously sized living room/kitchen area that was tastefully decorated with a southwestern flair. Our room was somewhat below level so despite having windows at the front of the unit it was still pretty dark.

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe Review - Patio
Huge patio but anyone getting in their car could see right in

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe Review - entrance, tv, fireplace

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe - TV, Fireplace, doors to bedroom, and bathroom
TV, Fireplace, doors to bedroom, and bathroom

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe Review - Living Room

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe Review - Kitchen and Dining Room

The kitchen was fully stocked with glass, plates, silverware, and cooking utensils. There was even a washer and dryer in one of the closets. The dining room table generously sat 6 so would be perfect for a family vacation to play board games.

The bedroom and bathroom were also nice sized with a huge whirlpool tub, shower, double sinks, and plenty of counter space.

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Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe Review - Bedroom View
The “view”

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Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe Review - Bedroom 2

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe Review - Bedroom 4

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe Review - Whirlpool Tub

 

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe Review - Bathroom 1

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe Review - Bathroom 2

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe Review - Shower

Overall I was really pleased with the room at the Hyatt! It was very well taken care of and clean. It clearly wasn’t remodeled yesterday but the choices they made fit in perfectly with the southwestern vibe and location. The bed was comfortable, the whirlpool tub was a nice bonus, and overall the room exceeded my expectations. That being said, getting a ground floor unit built into the hill did make it quite dark. It was fine for us, we got plenty of sunshine exploring Sedona, but if it matters to you make sure to put a request in.

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe – Timeshare Presentation Offer

Listen – nobody loves sitting through a timeshare presentation. This was actually my first timeshare presentation but I knew going in it wouldn’t be fun. However, with a rate of under $400 TOTAL for all 3 nights on a holiday weekend including resort fees and taxes, plus 10,000 World of Hyatt points off to my first timeshare presentation I went.

It was amusing to see used car sales tactics at play but we were able to escape in about an hour or so. This was despite having the sales manager come over a couple times to slash the price.

Hyatt Residence Club Sedona Piñon Pointe – Grounds

For those of you who haven’t visited Sedona it really is stunning at every turn. Unlike the Grand Canyon which you go, see, maybe hike, and leave, Sedona is immersed within the red rocks so you see them at every turn – grocery store, gas station, etc. The Hyatt grounds take advantage of the surroundings and even from the parking lot you get views. The pool was also clearly designed to take advantage of the sweeping views as well. Add in a nice clubhouse area with a well maintained gym and locker room, and you’re quite set here.

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Bottom Line

I would 100% recommend the Sedona Hyatt for a stay, especially if you have a family. If redeeming points rooms are 15,000 World of Hyatt points a night. Paid rates vary significantly based on the weekend but aren’t too crazy for an expensive hotel town like Sedona. The only drawback is if you’re looking to truly escape and get away. If you are I’d suggest looking at properties in the Oak Creek Canyon or Enchantment Resort (which is very pricey, but also a Virtuoso property).

Out of all of the points properties in Sedona I also think this is the best one. The other options have very little privacy from busy streets or are not in a great location. However, Sedona does have countless B&B’s and other lodging options that are great to look into as well!

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