Site Inspection at Ambiente, a Landscape Hotel in Sedona, AZ
I recently had the incredible opportunity to explore Ambiente, a Landscape Hotel nestled in the heart of Sedona, Arizona, and let me tell you, it's nothing short of amazing! This five-star, adults-only haven opened its doors in February 2023, and what I witnessed in person exceeded all expectations. With 40 standalone glass atrium rooms perched on stilts, providing optimal views and preserving the natural wildlife, Ambiente is a must-add to everyone's bucket list. The unique masculine yet sexy style sets it apart in the area, and the owners' dedication to minimal impact on the land is truly commendable.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of hiking trails just steps away from the lobby, breathtaking views of the local mountains, a trendy and lively pool scene, gourmet dining, and a luxurious spa on-site. Ambiente is a haven for romance, making it the go-to destination for honeymoons, engagements, and anniversary getaways. The staff goes above and beyond to curate special moments for guests, even offering proposal packages due to popular demand. Trust me, this is an experience you won't want to miss!
The Fora Difference
Book with Chanda to access exclusive perks and experiences on your trip.
Free upgrades, spa credits and more—we got you
Customized travel planning for your style
Expert advice from people who’ve actually been there
Where to stay
Nestled in the heart of Sedona's breathtaking red rock country, Ambiente is a luxurious boutique hotel that offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Unlike traditional hotels, Ambiente is designed to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings, providing guests with a serene and rejuvenating escape.The hotel's architecture is inspired by the region's Native American heritage, with earthy tones, natural materials, and intricate details that pay homage to the area's rich cultural heritage. Each of the 14 suites is spacious and beautifully appointed, featuring king-size beds, fireplaces, and private balconies that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
$100 hotel / resort credit.
Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.
Unlock perks by contacting Chanda to book your trip.
A stone's throw away from Uptown Sedona, the bustling hub of tourist shops and stores, this resort offers a prime location. Besides the array of restaurants and shops in the vicinity, the property is strategically positioned near Sedona's highly frequented hiking and biking trails. The resort offers complimentary driver service within 1.5 mile radius of the hotel, which will get you to all of the hot spots in town.
Explore hiking opportunities directly from the property, eliminating the hassle of searching for parking at crowded public trailheads. The resort offers a diverse range of complimentary daily activities, including guided hikes, classes on crystals with intention, yoga sessions and craft cocktail classes. Additionally, you'll find an on-site gym, a stunning pool, and a spa to enhance your overall experience.
Scattered across the property are 40 cubed atriums, delicately perched on only four steel piers to minimize impact on the natural landscape and wildlife. Each atrium provides a unique perspective, whether it's a forest, pool, or creekside view – thanks to their elevated structure, breathtaking scenes are guaranteed. The glass-walled rooms offer an immersive panorama, featuring floor-to-ceiling bronze-tinted glass for daytime privacy. A spiral metal staircase leads to the rooftop deck of each atrium, complete with a fire pit and daybed, creating an elevated retreat where private events can be booked for special celebrations. Think private star gazing or proposal ceremony with professional photographers on hand to capture the moment.
The minimalist interiors, complemented by mood lighting, set a serene ambiance for a tranquil experience. Designed for two, each room features an oversized black tub, a glass shower with multiple shower heads and a king-sized bed. Thoughtfully stocked with complimentary local products and non-alcoholic beverages, the rooms are restocked daily at no extra charge. Upon entering the atriums, an instant sense of calm envelops you, ensuring a peaceful retreat.
Restaurant Forty1 is the on-site dining option and a foodies paradise. Ambiente has put a great amount of attention into minimal impact on the earth and locally sourced products and foods. At the restaurant, they use fresh and local ingredients as much as possible. This includes not only local produce but local farmed beef and chicken. Breakfast is included in your daily rate and they offer a menu that far exceeds continental breakfast. This resort is all about giving back to the community and the earth. Dinner reservations are highly recommended.
Step into the intimate world of Velvet Spa, mirroring the cozy atmosphere of the resort. Delight in a range of body treatments and massages, skillfully infused with local ingredients crafted to enliven your senses. The owners thought of all the small details to enhance your spa experience. Each spa room can stream your favorite spa play list if you choose and the treatment rooms all have a hand painted landscape mural that has a special light effect to make your treament ever more magical. The spa also offers treatments beyond those typically found in spas, such as energetic experiences, IV Fusions, Aromatic O2 Soaking Baths, and more. Be sure to fit in at least one treatment during your stay.
Need to Know
Experience a stay free of resort fees, with complimentary valet parking and inclusive breakfast. Upon your arrival, anticipate a warm welcome as you're escorted to a deck boasting stunning views, a glass of champagne in hand during check-in. The intimate size of the hotel, coupled with the attentive staff, ensures you'll receive genuine kindness and meticulous attention throughout your stay.
This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Sedona. In need of further inspiration? Check out my guide, Sedona Unveiled: A Magical Guide to Red Rock Adventures and Enchanting Escapes!
Get in touch with Chanda
Did you like this guide? Reach out to customize and book your own experience. Or, just to chat about travel in general.
You can normally expect a response from Chanda within a business day or so. You’ll also be subscribed to our travel newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time).