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The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ 85377
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Carefree
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I will never stay in this hotel again, we found a bedbug in the room next to the bed. I always check everything before we get settle anywhere and to my surprise we found a bedbug as we were moving the bed. We left the same day grossed out, not wanting to hear explanations or to receive free dinner. Management... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the good fortune to stay for two nights at Boulders. The room was wonderful - big, very comfortable bed, lovely bathroom with walk in dressing room. The wifi worked perfectly. Most of all we had a feeling of being 'away from it all'. We chose to walk to the restaurants and the spa - the walk and scenery... More

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Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This resort is top notch. The room was spacious, well appointed and extremely clean. The bed was very comfortable and the linens were awesome. Because you can't park near your room, you are shuttled to restaurants, spa, pool etc. The bellmen are super friendly and helpful. We never waited longer than a few minutes for a shuttle. Check in and... More

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TheBouldersCarefree, Manager at The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mary M, Thank you for sharing your experience with us!. We hope you enjoyed your stay-cation with us. We hope you enjoyed all we have to offer from our spacious accommodations, to our breathtaking golf and amazing Waldorf Astoria Spa, to our many restaurants. We will share your kind words with our Bell team, and we hope you took... More

Chandler, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After showing up much later than planned, the staff made us feel so welcome. We have not felt that well taken care of in a long time. Peaceful and beautiful grounds kept us relaxed the entire time. We had scrumptious food at the bar. The service throughout the resort was respectful and sincere. Our only mistake is that we should... More

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TheBouldersCarefree, Manager at The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, responded to this review

Dear Todd F, Thank you for sharing your experience with us!. We are so glad to hear that after your long day of travel, we were able to welcome you to a relaxing stay at the boulders. We hope you enjoyed all we have to offer from our spacious accommodations, to our breathtaking golf and amazing Waldorf Astoria Spa, to... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked this place on expedia for $130. we had lunch when we arrived. The bar tender had a bad attitude and would rather watch the TV. The room was fine until 3.30am when a loud banging started around the AC unit which woke us up. This banging happened over and over every 30 mins or so. Spoke to the front... More

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TheBouldersCarefree, Manager at The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ellers1979, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent stay at The Boulders Resort. On behalf of the entire team we are truly sorry for the less than favorable experience you encountered during your stay. The Boulders is located in the high Sonoran Desert and offers our guests a tranquil and relaxing get-away. Your valuable and candid... More

Payson, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really great experience in every way; will return for sure;was surprised at all the wonderful wild life; really first class;slept better than at home;beautiful pools and wonderful staff; There was also a really well cared for and beautiful golf course although we don't golf it was nice to see manicured grounds

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time at the Boulders, which is a Waldorf Astoria Resort. It was over July 4th holiday, and our first vaction in Arizona. The service was exceptional, from our checkin with Zoltan at the front desk to Jeff and Matt at the pro-shop. The spa service was amazing, catering to our individual poolside drinking and eating schedule.... More

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Monarch Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an awesome stay at this Waldorf Astoria property. It was indeed very hot in the desert in the summertime, but having a great team such as this really made our stay very comfortable. I commend the valet staff who give the guests a ride from their casitas back to the lobby, and then have your car waiting for... More

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Encinitas, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is fabulous. There is not one thing I could complain about. Staff is always there for whatever you need. The casitas are so comfortable and nicely decorated. The golf course is spectacular. We had a golf course view and I love to see all of the wild life. The trails are great and because you cannot drive to... More

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Glendale, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasantly surprised with this amazing property and attentive service. I want to go again next week with my husband and show him the property. This time I visited with friends for my birthday and had a special occasion I will always remember. We hiked to the top of the boulders on property and saw a beautiful rainbow. Pool and... More

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Address: 34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ 85377
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Carefree
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 5*
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Also Known As:
The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel Carefree
The Waldorf Astoria Collection Carefree
The Boulders Resort And Golden Door Spa
Boulders Resort
The Boulders Resort Luxury
Boulder Arizona

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Escape to a secluded haven amid the natural splendor of painted desert sand, towering cacti, and clear, blue sky - The Boulders. ... more   less 
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