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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Went to Burger night at the Lariat Grill in Carefree on their Thursday night special. The menu consists of a burger with cheese and bacon and all the fixings with/fries/sweet potato fries or onion rings and includes either a beer or glass of wine for under $10. We didn't have reservations but the manager was very accomodating and we were... More 

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Shelburne, Vermont
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125 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2013 via mobile

I needed to find a place near Carefree on short notice to visit a client. This place turned out to be perfect in many ways. The hotel has some history to it, once having been a remote retreat for Hollywood actors in the 1950's. it is not luxurious by today's standards but very comfortable. The rooms are quite large and... More 

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Michael B, Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

I am glad we made your business trip more enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon and thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Several who reviewed this resort were very negative about it. Our experience this week was the opposite. For the money it is the best resort in the area. We had a King room that had been updated. On Facebook one can obtain a free room upgrade. The pool was nice and had comfortable lounges. The town of Carefree is quaint... More 

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Michael B, Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a great stay. Remember to like us on Facebook for exciting specials coming this summer! More 

london
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Thank you Emily Kix and staff for a first class experience at the Resort. You all exceeded our expectations for the surprise birthday party. Everyone was so impressed, from check-in to cocktail hour, dinner service and management, everyone went out of their way to make the event special and first class. My out of town guests LOVED the Resort and... More 

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Thank cupateaaz
Michael B, Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Great, we are glad Emily took such good care of you. I have shared your kind comments with her. Thank you for your business. More 

Riverton, Wyoming
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

We will be back!! This is truly a beautiful oasis int he desert!! Thank you for such excellent care while we were there!! The pool was warm. We loved sitting around the fire pit at night. The staff is very attentive and eager to please. We loved our stay!

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Michael B, Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

It was our pleasure having you at our resort. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

My family and I stayed for a week over spring break. While most of our stay here was ok, sometimes even better than ok, there were a couple of things that happened that soured the week for us. The views at the resort are spectacular, and the wait staff at the restaurant were friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious,... More 

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Michael B, Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. I wanted to let you know that our front office team has reviewed your feedback. We are currently re-training our front office team as well as making the proper changes in our reservation department as well. We do want you to come back so we can show and provide you with great service. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

We were only there one night but loved the room--granite bathroom, clever design of carpet and beige tile in the main room, historical photos on the walls of what Carefree silver and gold mines were like in the 1880s, huge room with balcony overlooking fabulous huge cactus and picnic tables for large parties at a western BBQ. Only trouble was... More 

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Michael B, Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are glad your enjoyed the decor and our great scenery. More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2013

Was at the conference center with Kroger. Just not the greatest experience overall. The other reviews about mediocre rooms and service and cleanliness is correct. I wouldn't suggest ever bringing conferences there. The banquet supervisor seemed like he was "winging" it and couldn't stay still long enough to respectfully answer questions. Service slow to none! Had to hunt down someone... More 

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6 Thank Chris S
Michael B, Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

I am sorry that we let you down. We always welcome feedback from our guests. It’s our most valuable tool we have. We did share your feedbacks with the appropriate departments to insure a great experience at our resort. Thank you for letting us know. More 

Palm Springs, California
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2013

I am a handicapped woman who can't walk (or stand) without the kind of walker one can sit down on. Mine has 8-inch wheels, and I have travelled the world with it, including, most recently, Rangiroa, China, and Tucson. I have been able to find handicapped-accessible rooms everywhere, which for me means wide doorways, a walk-in shower with grab bars... More 

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Calne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013 via mobile

This is a lovely hotel in a beauty setting. Shame that the service let them down. When we got here the rooms wee nt ready but we were able to store our luggage. When we got back from our horse riding in the evening we had not been allocated rooms even though we had been booked in and of course... More 

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5 Thank Julia4566
Michael B, Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Your comments are very concerning to us and we did address them to make the appropriate team members and we continue to make improvements. Thanks again. More 

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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: $164 - $347 (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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“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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