Located right at the “Y” and set atop a 100-foot cliff, this motel has fabulous views across Oak Creek to the towering red rocks. (Note that I say “motel,” rather than the word “resort” in the operation’s name.) Guest rooms are large and comfortable, and creekside rooms (for which you pay a premium) have private balconies. For the best views, ask for a “canyon” room—or save money by opting for a room without, and then hang out at the pool and hot tub, both of which have great views of the red rocks. A long stairway leads down to the creek, and the shops of Uptown Sedona are right outside the front door.