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Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rio Rico
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Needed a day to get away and decompress, so I chose this hotel as a get away. It's an older property but quite charming with a southwestern decor, rooms very clean with a balcony that had a sensational view of the nearby mountains. There's a restaurant on the property which was good, everyone was very attentive and kind, and dog friendly! Prices were very reasonable. In general a well maintained property and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

We were visiting a festival near Tubac and the Esplendor was recommended by the festival organizers. Great recommendation! An older property, don't expect convenient outlets for your IPhone near the nightstand, or decent wi-fi, but this hotel has charm! The pool is outstanding and don't miss the hot tub over in the corner. We missed that until our last night of the long weekend. It's secluded and dark, but when the night breeze picks up, the hot tub is just right. Our room was clean and comfortable. The hvac is a bit noisy, but it did a fine job of keeping us cool unlike pricier, newer hotels we've stayed at. Don't skip the free breakfast. The dining staff went out of their way to make our breakfast experience memorable. The view from the dining room is not to be missed!

Room Tip: Tell the desk if you need a ground level room: this hotel was built in the 60s without elevators for...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

When traveling in southern Arizona, stay at least a night at the Esplendor in Rio Rico. This is a resort setting not a motel. Very nice, clean, great views from a balcony overlooking the town of Rio Rico and valley. Southwest motif, beautiful grounds and pool. The price was right, very quiet. 12 miles from the border at Nogales. If you like old missions and presidios with art galleries this is a great base to travel out from. Will stay here again.

Room Tip: Stay on the north side, second level. No elevators, a lot of stairs to climb with luggage.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

We had an event at Nogales and Esplendor is very close we decided to stay because of price. The front desk and the service at the restaurant are friendly.
Rooms are the mattresses are old the sheets stained and little mold in the bathroom.
The location and the views are amazing I hope the hotel gets a renovation that is needed. I would come back and try it again.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Went here for a night with my sister during the low season and received an excellent deal making this place an amazing find. There were only a hand full of guest so it felt like we had the place to ourselves. Everyone was nice, great pool, the grounds were fabulous, food was good and rooms were comfortable. Maybe for higher rates this place would not be worth it but for the deal we got it was a perfect getaway. I wish we had more time to play tennis or do some bird watching.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

I stayed there for 2 days twice in the past 2 weeks. I was treated royally as usual. Even though my stay was a short one, the service was excellent. The saloon staff is great and makes you feel at home. Like you are a regular in a neighborhood bar. The front desk continues to out do themselves.

Tana, keep up the good work. The team seems to be set in place for continued growth.

Travelers, give this place a chance. They will not let ypu down.

Room Tip: Ask fir a room in the javelina building. Great mountain view
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

My husband and I decided to stay one night as part of our anniversary roadtrip, I wish we could have stayed longer. From the charming and very clean room to the restaurant and bar staff, not to mention the beautiful grounds and large pool - everything was spot on for a place to get away from it all. The only downside for us was a really firm mattress - we have a bed at home that is like sleeping on a cloud so we are kinda spoiled in that respect. But we are definitely coming back to Esplendor.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Additional Information about Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

Address: 1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648-1610
Region: United States > Arizona > Rio Rico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rio Rico
Price Range: £45 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico 4*
Number of rooms: 179
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover simplicity, beauty, and understated elegance. The Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico combines the essence of the Old West with spirit of Old Mexico. With its acclaimed cuisine, championship golf, and memorable vistas, Esplendor Resort offers an exciting place for travelers to enjoy the beautiful scenery and history of southern Arizona. The 179 comfortable guest rooms are adorned with evocative Southwest furnishings. Just 40 minutes south of Tuscon, Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico will transport you to another world. ... more   less 
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