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Thanksgiving Festivities in Sedona

by: Editor on 10/12/2015

Planning to be in Sedona during the holidays? You’re in luck, because some of the best Thanksgiving menus can be found in this gorgeous town. Rene is renowned for fabulous Thanksgiving feasts, including one that features a four-course meal, and an eclectically designed menu with strong French persuasions. The Heartline Cafe is another favorite and offers a multi-course meal featuring holiday staples along with regional favorites.

Try Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano for a twist on the holiday. The owners spice things up this time of year offering Italian, American, and fusion menus for the big weekend. Reds is a favorite of locals, offering traditional fare and plenty of seating during one of the busiest days of the year.

Happy Thanksgiving message with assorted pumpkins

Giving Thanks

If possible, plan and book early, especially if you’d like to try Elote Cafe. The intimate dining experience is exactly what many are after during the festivities, and Elote never disappoints with service or quality. The Barking Frog Grille dishes up a generous spread, and the staff is always committed to making everyone feel like family.

There are also many events happening in Sedona, such as Light Up the Mountain, arts and crafts, and of course some great Black Friday shopping at one of the many malls, stores, and boutiques.

Graduation Celebration

by: Editor on 5/12/2015

Graduation CelebrationThe graduates are ready and waiting for graduation arrive and have had it on their calendar for months now. As graduation approaches, make a weekend of the celebration festivities and head up to Sedona to relax and enjoy our beautiful scenery after commencement exercises have concluded. Treat your graduate to a tranquil and relaxing weekend while taking in the natural scenery. Sedona is the perfect spot for graduation celebration with the family.

Take a dip in Oak Creek or enjoy a hike through the beautiful red rocks. Our creekside villas are the perfect relaxing retreat to celebrate your graduate and their accomplishments before they head off on the next adventure in their lives. Just a short drive from Phoenix and you can be out of the hustle and bustle with your feet propped up listening to the water trickle as it flows by. We have amazing restaurants, unique shops, beautiful hiking trails an so much more.

Book your Sedona hotel now and continue your graduation celebration with us. Reservations can be made online or by calling our front desk. We look forward to helping you celebrate your graduate with a peaceful and comfortable five star stay at a two star price. Congratulations class of 2015! We wish you much success in the future.

BW Reward Program

by: Editor on 4/7/2015

BW Reward ProgramLet us give back to you! We love how loyal our customers are and we like to reward that loyalty. Our BW Rewards program is one way we can thank you for your business time and time again. Named as one of the top reward programs by US News, BW Rewards allows you to become a member for free and start earning your way to free rewards as soon as your first stay with us.

Some of the benefits from our BW Rewards program include:

  • No blackout dates
  • Exclusive offers
  • Points that never expire
  • Points earned for every dollar spent
  • Points earned with partnering programs
  • Status match with partnering reward programs

We make it easy to earn points and cash in rewards. To enroll in our BW Rewards program, visit  BW Rewards online and share with us a little information about yourself. Afterwards, start earning points through your stays with us. We make it so simple it would be crazy not to sigh up!

We appreciate our customers and our BW Rewards program offers you a chance to see just how much your business means to us. As you give to us, we give back to you. For more information on BW Reward program benefits and partnering programs, visit our BW Rewards program online.

Sedona Irish Pub

by: Editor on 3/16/2015

Sedona Irish PubThis St. Patrick’s Day catch the luck of Irish and wash it down with a great draft at Mooney’s Irish Pub. This Sedona Irish Pub is the perfect place to kick back and relax while wearing your green. You will enjoy a great atmosphere, friendly service, fun people and best of all, great beer. Did we the beautiful red rock views from the patio!?

Mooney’s is a great little gem that Sedona keeps hidden away. The drinks are priced like you would hope for and nothing about this place is flashy or pretentious. It is where you would expect to see a few regulars, and you will! Try the clam chowder or the bangers & mash. You won’t be disappointed. The bar has fantastic mixed drinks alongside the great beer. We are certain you won’t find a better bar in Sedona filled with leprechauns and possibly a pot of gold or two.

Swing by this Sedona Irish Pub and enjoy a few Irish drink specials while you toast the Irish in you. Afterwards, relax and call it a night with us and allow us to treat you to a comfortable stay. Our reservations are fast and easy online with our online reservation system. We look forward to seeing you this St. Patrick’s Day.


by: Christy on 2/24/2015

Sedona, AZ (February 24, 2015)- The BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas in Sedona, Arizona is pleased to announce General Manager, Lonnie Lillie, was chosen as the 2015 Hotelier of the Year at the 11th Annual Tourism Unity Dinner presented by the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association on February 19, 2015.

The Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association (AzLTA) is the leading policy advocate for the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Industry. They represent 37,000 rooms statewide and over 440 members including hotels, resorts, B&B’s and related industry partners. The Annual Tourism Unity Dinner was attended by over 500 guests including more than 50 elected officials and provides an opportunity to unite the industry and honor those who have made contributions to further tourism in the state of Arizona. Annual awards are given out by nominations from fellow industry peers.

Lonnie Lillie has served as the General Manager of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas since 2001 and credits the family atmosphere, stellar location and amazing views for the success of the property. Speaking about the award received at the Unity Dinner, Lillie states: “I’m humbled and honored to receive this award from my industry peers. The job I have isn’t done alone. I have a team that makes our location one of the best in Sedona, and not just for the views. We treat all of our guests like family, want them to remember their vacation for years to come and tell everyone about the experience they had. This award is something I will never forget, will display with pride, and am happy to share with my Best Western family in Sedona, Arizona.”

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas has been a member of the AzLTA for 14 YEARS and views the work they do as significant and important for tourism throughout the state of Arizona. As Christy Evans, a member of the Evans family- owners of the hotel, stated, “We are very proud of Lonnie and the work he has done with the entire staff. They work very hard to make sure guests expectations are not only met but also exceeded and keep our property as beautiful as can be- just like the community we are in. With the help of the AzLTA we can continue to promote our area and the state of Arizona as a must visit destination. We are proud and honored to be a part of their team and for their recognition of our General Manager, Lonnie Lillie.”

Located at 400 N. State Route 89A, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas features 65 rooms with magnificent red rock views, private guest balconies, and includes six hundred feet of frontage on Oak Creek.

For reservations or more information, call the hotel directly at 800-773-3662 or call Best Western’s 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-800-WESTERN. Reservations are also available at

41st Fiesta del Tlaquepaque

by: Editor on 9/10/2014

As fall slowly descends upon us, this is the time of year when some of the most beloved festivals take place here in Sedona. Filled with fun and excitement, these festivals draw visitors from all over Arizona and the Southwest. This weekend kicks off the season of fun with the 41st Fiesta del Tlaquepaque. Forty one years strong, Fiesta del Tlaquepaque is a celebration like you have never seen before. Celebrating arts and culture, you can experience music, dancing, festivities for the kids and so much more.

The party kicks off this Saturday, September 13th at 10 o’clock in the morning and last all day long. Admission is free so bring the whole family. Enjoy live music, Mexican folk dancing, Mariachi bands, Mexican dishes, artist painting on the street corner, local artist and of course the numerous boutiques and galleries.

The kids’ zone will keep the kids entertained with fun activities such as balloon animals and face painting, just to mention a few. Don’t be shy, try any number of delicious authentic Mexican dishes and chat up the artists as they display their work.  Music and entertainment line ups are available online. If you are visiting from out of town, be sure to make your Sedona Hotel reservations on our website. Check our specials page for upcoming packages and savings. We look forward to seeing you!