Our classroom is in West Sedona, .6 miles from Highway 89 and Rodeo Drive.
All students need to arrange for their own lodging, meals and transportation.
Not only your full tuition for this hypnosis course, but 100% of your transportation and lodging, and 50% of your meals may be tax deductible under continuing education, provided you earn self-employment income in a related field. Please check with your tax accountant.
You will need a car both to get to and from class; it is also highly recommended for Sedona, as walking along the highway can be dangerous, and opportunities for food, sightseeing, hiking, etc. are widespread.
Room reservations should be made immediately, as soon as you decide to take the course, because rooms fill up quickly in Sedona! We recommend that you stay in West Sedona, and that make sure your reservations are refundable in case other opportunities show up. Let us know if you are interested in finding a roommate; we can't promise, but will do our best to match you with another student.
To reduce meal costs, make sure your room has a microwave and refrigerator. Many hotel rooms in Sedona offer this, even at the lower-end hotels.
Plan on coming a day early or staying an additional day or two for sight-seeing and hiking.
Sedona is about 130 miles north of Phoenix, a 2-hour drive, or 35 miles southwest of Flagstaff (the beautiful drive from Flagstaff, down mountain switchbacks, takes an hour).
Many students find it most cost-effective to fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and rent a car. This option gives you the freedom to come and go as it suits you upon arrival, upon departure and during your stay. For most people this is the most convenient way to reach Sedona. Certification is only given for full attendance and cannot be given for anyone requiring an early departure. With this in mind, students flying to and from Phoenix should schedule their arrival the day before class begins, and plan their departure from Phoenix no earlier than 10:00 p.m. the day class ends, or a day later if you plan on doing any sightseeing.
Those who do not want to drive can take the shuttle from the airport to Sedona. There are multiple options for doing this. Note that you will need to arrange transportation to the Creative Life Center from your lodging. The center is up a steep hill where walking is not safe. Once classmates get to know one another, carpooling is recommended.
Ace Express: They will take you directly to your hotel, and pick you up, and their prices are very competitive. To make a reservation, please call (928)-639-3357. NOTE: This is an excellent company with good drivers; with one of our past classes, however, Ace changed a number of students' reservation times at the last minute for their own convenience, forcing people to wake up much earlier in the morning than originally scheduled (naughty company, bad karma!). Because of this experience, it's recommended to get in writing the specific range of pick-up times if you use Ace!
Sedona/Phoenix Airport Shuttle: This shuttle leaves Phoenix Airport for Sedona seven times per day, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In the Sedona to Phoenix direction, the shuttle picks up passengers both in West Sedona and in the Village of Oak Creek, also seven times per day, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 928-282-2066 for reservations. Visit www.sedona-phoenix-shuttle.com for a complete schedule. You will still need to take a taxi or arrange transportation to your lodging, and Sedona taxis are expensive.
PLEASE CHECK ONLINE REVIEWS CAREFULLY!
The least expensive lodging can be found by going to Craigslist (Flagstaff) and looking for a room to rent in someone's home. There are many people who make a little extra money by doing this, and it is affordable. Some students have had comfortable experiences...and some have not!
The hotels nearest our classroom are the Andante Inn and the more upscale Sedona Rouge. The first is a standard motel (with pool--see below); the Sedona Rouge purports to be more upscale. Please note that while their websites show many nature photos, these hotels are both right on the busy and noisy highway and are not in natural settings!
A medium-priced option which we ourselves always used and where many students have stayed in the past is the Sky Ranch Lodge - Sedona, three miles from our class location. The above photo was taken from a patio of one of the rooms. It's an especially good deal if you are opting to have a roommate to split costs. This is a peaceful place high on a hill, reasonably priced, near the powerful airport vortex, with attractive & serene landscaping. Like any other hotel, there can be a little noise from adjacent rooms, but most guests are respectful. The majority of rooms have kitchenettes; if this is important to you, check to make sure yours does. The best feature of the lodge is that it is elevated and adjacent to a popular look-out over the red rocks, one of the best views in Sedona. If you want to pay extra, you can have a room with both this magnificent view and a fireplace. (Note: In a recent class, some students thought their beds were too hard.)
Links to other Lodging Options:
Days Inn What you see is what you get. This is also right on the main highway, and not far from class.
Sedona Summit (A timeshare resort in West Sedona 2.2 miles from the class location. Kitchens and jacuzzi tubs in some of the suites. Students have given good reviews to these condos--particularly nice if you have several people and want to share a condo, although there are singles as well.)
Andante Inn (Only half a mile from class on the highway. In good weather conditions, students have been able to walk to class...but it is steeply uphill! Standard lodging, with a swimming pool and exercise room. Often used by tour companies for their guests.)
White House Inn (This is even more of a no-frills motel, located right on the busy highway in West Sedona. Students report that rooms are clean and prices are low. Check online reviews.)
Sunset Chateau This is a pricier bed and breakfast with lovely grounds, a great view, and attractive, southwest-style rooms with kitchen accessories. Share with one or two roommates to reduce costs.
Desert Quail Inn, Hwy 179, Sedona (Former students have stayed here and thought it was superior to the Sky Ranch Lodge in affordability, furnishings and comfort. The disadvantage--or advantage!--is that it is right on the main highway in the Village of Oak Creek, about 7 miles from class, near hiking trails.)
Air B'nB (There are some good deals very near the classroom, which is on Mule Deer Rd. between Andante and Rodeo)
Sedona Chamber of Commerce: Hotels
Bed & Breakfasts of Sedona
Sedona Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels and Lodging
Southwest Inn - Sedona
Trip Advisor - Sedona Hotels, B&B, Motels (read reviews)
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