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Tucson, AZ
Reviewed yesterday NEW

There were pluses and minuses, and I admit our stay was colored by the fact that it rained all weekend, which is unusual in Arizona (to say the least). The sleeping rooms were anything but modern, although spacious. Not great beds, pillows, or bedding. Lousy low-flow shower. Good nook with microwave, fridge (actually cold!) and counter/cabinet. The restaurant had good...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an average, somewhat dated 'Resort' Hotel. We were there during February Monsoons, so didn't take advantage of the pools. Good option for non-golfers though. Attractive Lobby, friendly and helpful Staff, close to the North Scottsdale golf courses. Rooms are large, rather dimly lit on our overcast visit. No mini-fridge or microwave in our room. Restaurant on site and...

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Sykesville, Maryland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had been cautioned about some of the issues at this "resort", primarily with the accommodations, but decided to take a chance for one night due to its location to where I had a meeting. What a mistake. The desk clerk at check-in was unfriendly and seemed put out that she had to be bothered to get us a room....

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Although this is not where we would normally stay all surrounding hotels were booked so we really had no choice. What bothers me most is old sagging beds that were like sleeping on a pullout, and lack of customer service. When we arrived to our room we quickly found out that our phone did not work, and noted burnt out...

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Thank Robin M
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was great and had a great view the staff was extremely helpful and made our stay wonderful would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Jovanka for taking such good care of us during our stay as well as Lars, Edin and Nick. It rained the whole time so we spent time in the restaurant and lobby and...

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Caledon, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place has a beautiful setting with the mountains and cactus as a backdrop. Thursday night is burgers and beer or wine. The burgers are cooked to order and come with either fries, sweet potato fries or onion rings. The restaurant has a very relaxed feel with large stone fireplace. The staff are very friendly and attentive to ever need....

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite thing is the Butter Lettuce Salad with grilled chicken or if I'm really hungry the strip steak dinner. Burger night on Thursday's are great too! Outdoor sitting is great or a great fireplace table.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many choices of lodging, this is one place I've never stayed. Off the beaten track, a distance from any attraction I still had hope as I passed the 5 Star Boulder Resort on my way. As I entered a rather large but empty room, I was greeted by wrinkled posters in cheap frames, but I was not to be...

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Thank Habacht R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When my wife and I arrived for a one night stay in the Phoenix area we were blown away by the gorgeous surroundings in carefree and the elegant buildings at the resort. That first impression was soured by a poor experience at the front desk- where we were coldly received by a front desk agent who didn't even bother to...

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Colin K, Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the beauty of the resort, and were delighted by Larry (he is a true gem!). I do apologize if you found the team at the front desk to be lackluster. This is certainly not our standard, and do regret your time with us to be...

Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting. Not overly fancy, but clean and comfortable. Historically significant to the area Lariat restaurant is very goo, reasonably priced if under staffed. Nearby Carefree offers several must do Roadhouses (1.4 miles) Good food, cold drinks, great crowds. North of Scottsdale, about 45 minutes from airport without much traffic. Worth a try for a quiet getaway with beautiful views.

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Jim E, We appreciate your feedback and are happy to see your stay was pleasant. It sounds like you enjoyed the best that Carefree has to offer! We hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future. Thank you for staying with us, and hope you have a wondeful rest of your day! Regards, Rachele-Guest Services Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Carefree Resort has recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation of all meeting space, public areas, resort guest rooms, Lariat Restaurant and Lounge and launched the all new Sonoran Suites, a boutique experience within the Resort. Experience authentic Arizona, located amidst high Sonoran Desert natural preserves 1.5 miles north of Scottsdale. The Resort grounds are filled with towering 20' Saguaro, giant Ocotillo, desert wildflowers, and Prickly Pear Cactus. Reserve one of our Villas, if you are looking extra space and want the comforts of home. Equipped with a full kitchen, dining room, and living room and are available with one or two bedrooms. Our friendly staff can arrange popular destination activities such as scooter rentals, bike rentals, golf, desert jeep tours, hot air balloon rides, and other adventures. The Resort features a five treatment room Spa with full spa and hair salon services, five lighted Tennis Courts, two heated swimming pools, and a complete Fitness Center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carefree Resort & Conference Center

Address: 37220 Mule Train Road, Carefree, AZ 85377
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Carefree
Price Range: £122 - £268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Carefree Resort & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 234
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“Second Floor may have more natural light.”
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“Go someplace else”
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“We had a ground floor room with a view just beyond the pool which was nice”
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“Second Floor view of Pool and Black Mountain”
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“Ask for a view of the pool and the mountains. Exquisite!”
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