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San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Just wanted to commend the staff of Carefree Resort for a great experience. This place is beautiful, has large rooms and a very friendly and accommodating staff that go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. I was very impressed and will definitely return. Thank You for a great experience on my mini-getaway! Karl Grano San Diego, CA

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La Palma, California
Reviewed 22 July 2013

My Mom and I stayed here on July 19th and 20th and unfortunately, we stayed one night too many...Not only did the front desk lady on Friday act like a [---], she also gave me the wrong directions to get to my room. I understand that everyone can have an off day, but this was not the best way to...

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7Thank IAmMrsMcNeil
arizzona
Reviewed 19 July 2013

stayed over the 4th of July weekend. Although the front desk and restaurant were "resort" quality,, the rooms and pool are not. this must be a very old hotel. hallways smell terrible from the old carpet and paint. room was ok,, except the balcony had extreme water damage and paint was peeling off everything. pool was nothing great,, the kind...

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8Thank ratsack
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Very pretty resort, friendly staff. Loved the free shuttle to and from town, only a phone call away. Room was nice and food was great. Perfect "staycation" for my friends and I. Actually seemed cooler there than Phoenix by just enough to allow walking around the resort in the morning and evening (even in July). I've stayed in many resorts...

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Tucson
Reviewed 16 July 2013

We booked this resort through ICE, which we will never do again. We prepaid $1158 for 6 nights. When we checked out, there was an additional $65.58 "resort fee" which we were not informed of beforehand. When questioned to desk clerk said that in order to give a third party (ICE) a good price that they had to add the...

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3Thank kitcat1942
Cave Creek, Arizona
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We had stayed at this resort with family from out of town in years past with good results. In this very recent case we decided on a short 3 day getaway with some local people. A nightmare!! starting with a verbose/indifferent check in person to painting and drilling throughout the hallway and directly outside our room beginning at 8 am....

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5Thank 434John
Michelfeld, Germany
Reviewed 24 June 2013

As foreign visitor you feel treated like a third-class-guest. You get a room right beside the supliers entrance although there where a plenty of available rooms. Why? It seems that the staff does not have any education. That is a pity. The resort itself is nice, but if you get such a room, you are "not amused". We complaint and...

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Stowe, VT
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Stayed for a conference with not much time for recreation, but found the room to be very comfortable. They gave us an upgrade to one of the rooms across from the main hotel which was much quieter and right next to a smaller pool that nobody every used which was nice. Everything was clean and comfortable and the staff was...

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Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 13 June 2013

A nice relaxing place to stay when in Carefree. Enjoyed the fire pit and hot tub at night, although it would be nice if they kept it open a little later, and the security guard is pretty strict about it. The pool is nice sized with plenty of lounging room during the day. The transportation they arranged for us to...

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Rancho Mirage, California
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Beautiful location and property layout. I traveled with my dog; and everyone went out of there way to make us both feel safe and welcomed. The entire experience was carefree. We will certainly make a return trip. Maria C

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Amenities

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  • 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 )
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  • 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: ₹ 8,824 - ₹ 23,072 (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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“Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles BobbbyE, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Second Floor may have more natural light.”
 of 5 bubbles , 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go someplace else”
 of 5 bubbles HabachtR, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a ground floor room with a view just beyond the pool which was nice”
 of 5 bubbles karenr493, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Second Floor view of Pool and Black Mountain”
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