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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Campo di Trens, Italy
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you look for a place to go golfing at New Years time - this is it. Wonderful hotel with big cozy rooms (fireplace in the room!), awesome golfcourses, perfect weather. We had a great time there - and the trip exceeded our exspectations. go there.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The positive: I stayed at the Boulders while on a work trip. The property was very well taken care of. Gorgeous views. The rooms were quite spacious with huge bathrooms. I felt like I was staying in a suite. It was very easy to get around. All we had to do was send out a text and somone would show... More

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Room was nice, furniture, linens and décor nice. Robes quite a nice touch. TV Control would not work from the bed only from the sitting area. Pool was a little dirty. Had two drinks by the pool, worst Bourbon and Coke I have ever had. Resort was very quiet and nice, employees very friendly and helpful, just got quite a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unique property with scenic desert location. Very well appointed modern "casita" rooms - spacious and well furnished, some with beautiful desert views. Grounds are very well maintained with excellent leisure facilities (3 pools, tennis, spa, golf). Unfortunately this is let down by average food and spotty service. Breakfast (quality) is not to the standard one would expect at a luxury... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Serene surroundings with luxury. Spectacularly beautiful setting. I can't imagine how to make it much better than this. The golf course was beautiful and in near perfect condition. The accommodations were worthy of a dream.

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peabody, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we loved this hotel very much…clean, helpful staff, just beautiful…highly recommend….the pool is just beautiful, clean…the golf course is wonderful….beautiful location…we highly recommend this hotel…you will just love it…

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Pismo Beach, CA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 6th visit to this resort. We have always felt very welcome. The rooms and grounds are very nice. You are treated like royalty. The restaurant and staff are excellent also. We will be returning

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been interested in visiting for years - finally made it recently with my 14-year-old daughter. The casita was very nice, the grounds were lovely and the bell staff and concierge were excellent. However, other service and food were spotty. Received New York Times delivered to room most days, but not everyday; bottled water was supposed to be replenished... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been waiting for years for the opportunity to experience this unique resort and finally had the opportunity to do so this summer. We loved the casita- clean, comfortable, even the keychain light was a great idea! The small touches made all the difference. Lovely patio didn't have a great view but we loved it anyway- it felt private... More

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

Dear luxetraveler5, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful resort located in the high Sonoran Desert, our spacious accommodations, and the “small touches” that made your stay so memorable. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the lapse in service you received during your dining experience with us. It is... More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us stayed in a 3 bedroom casita at the Boulders, which was spacious and well-equipped. The Spa was wonderful with a great full length pool. The food was excellent as was the service. The staff throughout the resort were friendly and very helpful. Picturesque location.

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Address: 34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ 85377
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Carefree
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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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