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The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

5.0 of 5 34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ 85377
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Waco, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

We spent three nights in a villa with a king sized bed. They had a fully stocked bar and a fireplace ready to be lit. The grounds were fabulous. The golf course had luscious greens. Every cactus imaginable was planted on the property. I took advantage of the spa which is over 3,000 sq ft. We had a wonderful time... More 

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Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Boulder is a nice and quiet place. We were there over Valentines Day weekend and it was still quiet even though I expect that it was fairly full. We were in what turns out to be a little less trafficked area of the property so our experience may have been different than others. The rooms are a bit dated.... More 

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San Francisco
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were searching for a golf and restful few days away. Selected the Boulders based on great courses and good reviews. We were upgraded to a suite, which was enormous. We had both indoor and outdoor fireplaces, two bathrooms, and were centrally located. The rooms themselves, while lovely and large, were decorated in southwest style. Fixtures were a bit dated,... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two nights in one of the Boulders villa. Fantastic experience. Hard to believe some of the negative reviews. The villa has three bedrooms, one master (king size all the way), one guest (king size) and another smaller guest with two queen beds. Living room, kitchen, hallways, terrace, laundry room, a beautifully furnished apartment with two car garage. We... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Average service for an expensive resort. The golf courses were in excellent shape but not worth $275 fee. Additionally, the golf course and the resort are completely separate entities. You can't make tee times through the resort, and the resort has no visibility on your tee times. The golf course is a golf club first and resort course second. Despite... More 

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Chicago
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110 reviews 110 reviews
28 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed three nights at the Boulders after spending four nights in Scottsdale. This is a short drive north and is the epitomy of desert accomodations. The casita was spacious and rustic looking but very comfortable. You get a text number to contact when you register. If you have any need at all, you text it and the staff gets... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From start to finish - perfection! Our condo was a dream, with every possible appointment. Services were superb, food was great, golf was great, and spa services were special - even lost and found worked perfectly when I left my iPad behind. Can't wait for the next trip back!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here for a wedding and took advantage of the wedding rate--really wished we had booked for longer than one night! We stayed in an upstairs casita that was perfect--wood burning fireplace, large bathroom with shower and tub, little balcony with a table and chairs, and close to the bar and restaurant. Shuttle buses or golf carts to get... More 

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

Greetings lsgirl_in_MA, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us, and congratulations on this amazing new chapter in your life! We are happy to hear that you and your new husband has such a wonderful stay with us. We hope your ceremony and reception were unforgettable, and we are glad to hear that you were... More 

Gilbert, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow! Who knew the desert had so much to offer. Waldorf Astoria did apparently. Tai Chi classes in the morning, pool across the street from my Casita, and great in room dining! Highly recommend the Boulder's.

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San Francisco, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Phenomenal experience at The Boulders. Great facilities and very professional staff. The food is just plain outstanding and the golf courses are really top notch. Will definitely go back in the near future.

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

Greetings from the beautiful Boulders Resort! Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. We are so glad that you were able to visit and create wonderful memories at our beautiful resort. We will share your kind words with our team members and we look forward to welcoming your return. Best Regards, The Boulders Management... 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*
Number of rooms: 223
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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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