It’s hip, it’s convenient, and it’s set beside lovely Oak Creek, hidden below the shops of Uptown Sedona above. There’s even a swimming hole. How cool is that? This stylish hotel definitely offers the best of both worlds here in Sedona. The resort is hip and sophisticated, yet close to nature, and the minimalist decor and Zen-inspired style make Amara one of Sedona’s most tranquil accommodations. From the outside, the hotel fits right in with the red-rock surroundings, while inside, bold splashes of color contrast with black-and-white photos. Guest rooms all have balconies or patios, wonderful pillowtop beds, and furnishings in black and red. The resort also has a small full-service spa.