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Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Checked in on Thanksgiving Day which was cold. I set my room thermostat for heat. Nothing happened and I froze all night. The next day I was told that the hotel had not turned on the heat and someone had to come to my room to do it manually. Wow -- I was stunned that I was not told this...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Attended conference. The room was large, updated and clean. The heater did not work, I was tired and didn't want to contact front desk and wait. I grabbed the blankets and tried to cuddle into them. It got so cold I felt like I was in a sleeping bag camping. The night was miserable. The next morning our conference room...

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Greater Manchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first of ten hotels at which I stayed during my recent coach tour of Arizona, Nevada and California. Our group were allocated rooms in various locations of this resort complex, mine being within a separate annex beyond the hotel reception entrance. Surrounded by cactus, the setting is what I imagined the Arizona region would be like. We...

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear SheshG, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in our beautiful surroundings. My apologies on the slower service at breakfast. This is certainly not the standard we strive for; however; we are happy to see your experiences with our team was pleasant. We are off the "beaten path" a bit, but should your travels bring you...

Kincardine, Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to enjoy peace and quiet. On check in staff were very accommodating by changing our room to poolside. We did not have a fridge in the new room, but within minutes of asking a fridge was brought to our room. The grounds are extremely well maintained and the landscaping is a nice mix. Breakfast over...

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Cynthia F, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind comments about the Front Desk team, Food and Beverage, and the resort grounds. We truly appreciate it and your recommendations. We hope to see you in the near future. Tip: Not all of our guest rooms are designed with refrigerators. To...

Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Spent one night for a private resort function. Booked a Carefree King room that is described as just across the street from the main resort. Location was fine. Had it's own parking, (dirt lot) and close to tennis courts if that is something that's important to you. Walk to main resort was short as described. Room is a unique layout...

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Joski69, Sorry to hear you did not have a memorable experience with us. We certainly appreciate the detailed feedback, both positive and negative, and will continue to improve with it. We thank you again, and hope you have a wonderful day! Rachele-Guest Service Manager

PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The area of Carefree Az is the perfect place to be .....Carefree. The street names reflect the atmosphere, Easy St. HoHum lane, Tranquil Place, you get the idea. This is a beautiful and diverse area of wonderful art galleries, Harley dealership, ecological protection areas, great dining and fabulous weather. While in the area the Carefree resort and Conference Center has...

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear PIMO, You said it! Carefree!....you definately have an understanding of our quaint little town. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at our resort....especially happy to hear the kind words you shared about Tyler, Elizabeth, and Keegan! We will be sure to applaude them, and share your comments with the rest of our team. Thank you for your...

Lindsay, California
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I can't quite give it a 4 but a 3 seems a little harsh, too. My sister-in-law and I shared a room and attended a conference. We were on the conference room side of the resort, which was very convenient and our room was huge with two king sized beds. Nice bathroom with one sink inside the bathroom and another...

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Jane A, Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us, but apologize for the inconveniences you experienced with the Lariat restaurant and getting ice. We do have ice machines located in all our guest room buildings and our conference service team will assist with refreshments in the meeting spaces. Additionally, thank...

Farmington, CT USA
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had a room on the first floor facing away from the pool. We had views of trees and landscaped condos from our balcony. We were at the hotel to attend a wedding. Our room was discounted as the wedding family reserved a block of rooms for us here. It was an ideal location to get to all of the...

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Lauren M, Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback. We are happy to hear your stay was enjoyable and you found the location ideal. We appreciate your positive comments regarding the public areas and the landscaping. We pride ourselves on keeping the resort looking beautiful and at its's best, and are thrilled that was evident during...

Scottsdale, AZ
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Okay, Our fire Alarms were going off and there was no way we were staying home for the night. Called Carefree Conference Resort at 12:30 to see if they had a room.. Yes!! got there 20 minutes later and they were doing an update on their accounting and could not give us a key to our room. Duh... we said...

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Donna B, We thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear of your trouble with the fire alarms and hope everything worked out fine. I apologize you were inconvenienced by our computers updating. We have to do nightly roll-over in order to keep our guest information accurate and up to date. We possibly thought it would be complete...

New York City
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel was selected as the original hotel for a wedding we were attending in desert mountain. We were pleased by how friendly the front desk staff was but utterly dismayed by the decrepit condition of the first room we were assigned. The second room was only slightly better, we appreciate the "upgraded" room so we did not have to...

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear J&H74, Thank you for your kind comments about the Front Desk team. We very much appreciate your feedback, and apologize for the inconveniences you experienced with housekeeping. In regards to the gym, locals purchase a monthly gym membership to use our facilities. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Unfortunately, our ability to monitor these kind of personal interactions...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $162 - $346 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Best room probably on the pool side and an upper floor. Our room was excellent since it had such easy access to the conference area.”
 of 5 bubbles J6129RGjanea, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best views depending on what you prefer could be facing the pool side. I was happy with the desert/ residential view.”
 of 5 bubbles laurenm710, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I think they are all quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles I4713XPdonnab, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Very satisfied with my room which was down by the pool. Nights were VERY quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JeffC3074, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Poolside, first or second level”
 of 5 bubbles Lowbow314, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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