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“Beautiful views, resort needs sprucing up.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

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Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rio Rico
Phoenix
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56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful views, resort needs sprucing up.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

The setting of this resort in Southern Arizona is beautiful, but the hotel definiteley needs some serious updating.Large empty vases would look so much better with some flowers in them. There are lots of cracks in the concrete walkways, although the resort was very clean including the rooms. The staff at check-in and in the restaurant was very friendly and helpful.
The food was ok and basically, so was everything else. It is a good value for the price and a convenient location to explore the wineries in the Elgin and Sonoita area.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor room in the "Sun" building with a great patio to watch the sunset.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

We had a long, wonderful weekend at this beautiful resort. It has charm, and some of the most fantastic views of the southern mountains I've ever seen. Rooms are clean, and staff is professional, courteous, and ready to help. We spent afternoons in nearby Tubac, a colorful little town of gallerys, local artists, and delicious little restaurants. There is also nearby golf, hiking, and a ghost-town called Ruby.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms overlooking or nearby the pool, the views are beautiful.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

The Esplendor Resort was once probably quite something.It has faded a bit in more ways than one. It is a bit down at the heel, although still comfortable. There is supposed to be a wireless network in all rooms, but the signal comes and goes so much that it is unworkable. You can get it in the lobby. The food in the bar and restaurant is OK. The staff are friendly and helpful.
The special rate for room plus golf at the country club is good. If only a little money were invested In the place!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank bjclinksuk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

The Web site depicts a beautiful Resort. However, when you arrive you start getting the idea that something is wrong when there really isn't any quests and staff around. When you get to your room it explains all. No bedspread on bed, or should I say concrete slap, AC unit sounded like a jack hammer, sink only gave cold water, refrigerator didn't work and best of all, phone didn't work to complain especially at midnight and it was to cold to hike the 400 yards back to main desk. Never again will I go there or any of their related hotels.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Rooms are decent; food is fair to good (breakfast is best meal of the day). Wireless didn't work in the hotel room, wasn't fixed over the 4 night stay. On the day of check-out, we were mysteriously locked out of our rooms at 10:30, even though check-out was noon - very annoying. Coffee and cups were not replenished daily even though there is a coffeemaker in the room. Gas heaters on the tavern patio were all out of order on the evenings we wanted to sit out and enjoy the night sky. Staff were overall friendly but not problem solvers !
We arrived late in the evening for check-in and there is no food available after 10PM! We had to travel 10 miles to Wendy's to get a late dinner.
Overall, very unimpressive...

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank rdpEditorial
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Additional Information about Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rio Rico
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,908 - ₹ 12,051
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico 3.5*
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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