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Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a hotel that live in the past. Needs a renovation badly. Apparently there was a fire at the Lobby, and it has not repaired since. The rooms are old and worn out. The bathroom was old and dirty. The decoration was 1970's. It seems that this place had its great days a few years ago, and needs investment....

1Thank Thelmo T
Winterthur, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Pros first: Nice and clean rooms Cons: No restaurant (still in ruins after a fire), the reception is placed in a normal room, to access my room I had either to cross the pool area or making a detour around the area. As I was just there as a base for birdwatching I didn't really care, however if you want...

Thank Andre W
Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I had a reservation for myself and my daughter for Sunday, April 10th and 11th; arrived on Sunday mid-afternoon, really looking forward to staying at this "beautiful" place. It was deplorable and depressing. Caution tapes preventing access to certain side roads; the check-in was in a room, not a proper check-in site, and while waiting for our chance to check-in,...

2Thank Omas4girls
Jesus V, Front Desk Supervisor at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear Omas4girls, First and foremost we greatly appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with us, we take feedback very serious in the hope to better ourselves. We do apologize for the state in which you found our resort, we are trying to recover from a fire that we had and are expecting to be back in our...

Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

My wife was a local (we rented a large block of rooms for our wedding in 2000 and dined there frequently over the years), and she was shocked by the condition of the hotel and grounds as were her family members who live in town when they came to visit us. Obviously, no investment being made to keep the once...

Thank RoadTripDadSouthlake
Jesus V, Front Desk Supervisor at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear RoadTripDadSouthlake, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are very sorry as to the condition you found the Esplendor, extra detail to our grounds have gone underway so they will be as gorgeous as ever. We are working on the air conditioners in the rooms and are as well expecting our restaurant and bar to...

Herndon, Virginia
Reviewed 21 May 2016

To all that read my earlier review, the ownership was in transition and unfortunately, priorities were not the same as restaurateurs. The beautiful view and wonderful bar went up in flames. Since it was old southwest, it is highly unlikely the magic will return. Charm cannot be created with today's fixtures. To all those that read my review and were...

1Thank Denise B
Jesus V, Front Desk Supervisor at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear Denise B, We greatly appreciate your feedback and as well as your previous post from July 2015. Unfortunately our kitchen was destroyed in the fire, but luckily our gorgeous dining room and amazing lounge had smoke damage only. We can assure you once both are back in service they will have the same charm as before. We hope to...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Pics on web are a lie. A fire in 2015 destroyed reception & restaurant & they have not revised it to be honest. The place was almost empty & the grounds dirty. This place was already run down & it is on "life support". I walked around the place, found reception now housed in one of the hotel rooms. I...

1Thank WellTraveledAZ
Mesa, AZ
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Reminds of Baja...grounds need work, weeds growing thru pavement, etc. Rooms dated but clean. OK if you need a room in the area cheaper than Tubac. No Restaurant since the fire. They allow pets....we heard one barking downstairs.

Thank divenride
Jesus V, Front Desk Supervisor at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear divenride, We do apologize for the state you found our hotel, we have been putting extra effort into our grounds and landscaping which it's beauty is returning. The matter of our restaurant being remodeled is being addressed as well and are hoping we have it back in service soon. We appreciate your business. Esplendor Resort Management

Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The resort had a fire some time in 2015 so the restaurant is closed and the office is make shift in a guest room. The resort has great bones but is in need of a face lift. The location is beautiful, stunning views. The staff is simply the best! Special shout out to Louis. Every time I ran into him...

Thank B A
Jesus V, Front Office Manager at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear B A We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us. We have taken actions in putting extra attention to our grounds and overall property. It is very good to hear our staff was very helpful and accommodating, we hope to see you back soon. Esplendor Management

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I have been to this hotel many times over the past fifteen years for an annual retreat. This year when we pulled up it appeared to be an abandoned property. Lobby and restaurant fenced off. Registration in a guest room. It took three trips back and forth from the room for key cards that did not work. Maintenance finally opened...

3Thank Lindalew2014
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The 'Very Good" rating must be qualified since the resort restaurant and resort phone system are not operational at this time (4/4/16). At least the old fashioned huge old TV and cable system worked! No flat screen technology here. BUT! since the wife and I were out for a quiet weekend and excellent restaurants are nearby, it was still a...

Thank faldago
Jesus V, Front Desk Supervisor at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear faldago, Thank you for taking the time to share about your stay with us. We are in the process of making a few updates to our property. Extra maintenance to our grounds have gone underway. We are hoping our restaurant and in-room phone systems are back up and running soon. Again, we appreciate your review and we hope we...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

Address: 1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648-1610
Region: United States > Arizona > Rio Rico
Price Range: ₹ 3,878 - ₹ 11,959 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico 3.5*
Number of rooms: 179
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“All rooms are quiet because it is far from anything.”
denisebO8535EN, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra $20 for a suite”
divenride, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an outside room on an upper floor for the best views.”
ba272, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have a pool and garden view. Other rooms have beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding valley and mountains-- just beautiful!”
  • View of Santa Cruz River Valley from hotel patio
faldago, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Pool side has more activity and noise”
rprmontana, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
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