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Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Carefree
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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407 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Luxury in the Desert”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Four of us stayed in a 3 bedroom casita at the Boulders, which was spacious and well-equipped. The Spa was wonderful with a great full length pool. The food was excellent as was the service. The staff throughout the resort were friendly and very helpful. Picturesque location.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Tucson, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Rooms and food less than average and certainly no match for the exceptional spa and golf. The Grill restaraunt is exceptional, but others are not worth going. The grounds on this property are beautiful and peaceful, but entire experience is not equivalent. Stay somewhere else and visit the spa and golf course while in town. Spa is one of best in the world. It is a shame the rooms and most restaraunts don't give you a 3 star experience, but have a 5 star price.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is one of the most peaceful places I have ever stayed. We stopped for one night with our two girls (ages 9,6). The resort was beautiful. Our casita was super cute and comfortable. We were told there were bobcats, wild pigs, and lots of wildlife. We ordered room service and spent the evening on the patio just enjoying nature. We also went swimming in the beautiful pool. Everyone at the resort was helpful and kind. We loved every minute of it and wished we could have stayed longer! We look forward to our next trip!! This place is a definite must for anyone's travel bucket list!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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TheBouldersCarefree, Manager at Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear KDtravelgal,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your peaceful stay with us. We hope you and your family enjoyed all we had to offer from our accommodations, multiple pools with amazing views, and most of all, our amazing locale in the high Sonoran Desert. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us, and we look forward to welcoming your return.

Best regards,
The Boulders Management Team
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed with my wife and 11 year old. Wonderful property. Great service. Solid golf. Will definitely return. Very tranquil location and excellent casita room. Lots of space. One word of advice though avoid the spotted donkey restaurant. Paloverde restaurant very good though.

Stayed August 2014
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

As Arizona residents, we took a "staycation" at the Boluders in June. Had a wonderful time. The property is rustic, very "old Arizona" and in a fabulous setting of natural rock/boulder formations. Our room, on the second floor, didn't have a view, but there were gorgeous trees just off our private deck, and we felt like we were in a treehouse! Room was huge and very comfortable, bathroom and walk-in closet very expansive. The SPA is first class, massage was wonderful, all ameneties great; beautiful "tea room" relaxation room, gorgeous views of the pool and boulders. They even have an outdoor "meditation labrynth" and an authentic American Indian teepee for meditation. Incredibly serene and relaxing. Also expansive fitness center, all part of the SPA. Golf was great, with incredible views and interesting holes. Both breakfast and dinner in the main dining room were wonderful. Resort is sprawling, and all tips are included in the resort fee, so to get around - to the Golf Course, Main Lodge, Spa, etc., just call a bellman and they show up in a golf card to take you anywhere on property. We hope to return!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a boulders view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The hotel is beautiful. Casitas nestled in the boulders, golf course is spotless. The resort is very big, but the bell man is just a text away. If you want a ride to the spa, lodge, or golf course just text that you need a ride and they are there! The texting is wonderful, no need to speak to anyone just text what you want. I made reservations to Palo Verde restaurant, tee times for golf and rides to the pool and back. Staff very friendly and casita was very clean and possibly the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on!!!

Room Tip: get casita near lodge so walking is easy, my casita was 5 minute walk from pool and lodge
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheBouldersCarefree, Manager at Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Vivian S,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are so glad to hear that our text-ing service made your stay that much more relaxing and convenient. We hope you enjoyed your stay, and we will share your kind words with our staff.

Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming your return.

Best regards,
The Boulders Management Team
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Washington DC
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We just left the Boulders after a long weekend vacation from the East Coast and had a fantastic time. The service was as good as it gets from every person we met the entire weekend. It started with Jenny Elliott several months prior to trip contacting us to talk through our plans for the trip and she continued to stay in touch until we arrived and she greeted us in the lobby. It continued at the spa, golf course and people were very nice everywhere throughout he resort.

The 2 Bedroom villa was very nice, extremely clean and well maintained and great for a family of four. Nicely decorated, all the amenities of home.

Not sure I would suggest any changes and would say the service at this resort is some of the best I have experienced.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton
Address: 34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ 85263
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Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Carefree
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Carefree
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton 5*
Number of rooms: 223
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to a secluded haven amid the natural splendor of painted desert sand, towering cacti, and clear, blue sky - The Boulders. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel Carefree
The Waldorf Astoria Collection Carefree
The Boulders Resort And Golden Door Spa
Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection By Hilton Carefree, Arizona
The Boulders Resort Luxury
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