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Carefree Resort & Conference Center

37220 Mule Train Road, Carefree, AZ 85377
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toms River, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for 4 nights during a business trip. pros-Nice, clean hotel and room Employees were exceptionally nice. Pool and grounds were beautiful. Shuttle will take guests to Cave Creek, where there is shopping and lots of places to eat. The driver was a really nice man too. Nice pool that stays open late. Fire pit by the pool at night.... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 5 children on vacation to AZ. We had a wonderful time at the Carefree Resort. The service was impeccable. We dined at the restaurant, food was fabulous and the service was perfect. Everyone should spend some time at this place!

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Henderson, Nevada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting someone at Desert Mountain and took a chance on staying at the Carefree Resort. Great pool area, large rooms and free wi-fi (in addition to close proximity to Carefree restaurants and Desert Mt.) made up for the not so clean rooms/ bathroom (dusty, dirt in the corners).

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Martha L, Front Office Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello Adhdev2015, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are glad to hear that you loved our location in proximity to Desert Mountain. As for the housekeeping issues I will be sure that these comments are passed on to our Housekeeping Manager so they can be addressed. I am sorry about this as this... More 

Phoenix
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had ourselves a very enjoyable 3 night stay starting on a Thursday and ending on Sunday. We booked a king suite (across the road from the main lobby and pool), which is the way to go if you want some solitude and are both able and willing to walk some. The exterior of each building and common area feel and... More 

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Martha L, Front Office Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello David K, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We love to hear that you had such an enjoyable weekend with your wife and enjoyed all of our amenities. The Opera House is also one of my favorite special event room in the hotel as it is full of character and it... More 

Denver, Colorado
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126 reviews 126 reviews
24 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a value choice dated resort. I am sure Mgnt is trying to update areas as best as possible so this review is for their benefit. From my perspective there are a few things that need attention. 1) Gym: It is hot and the air conditioner is not adequate. The bikes (have no foot straps) and treadmills are beyond... More 

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Martha L, Front Office Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello Love2dine054, thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I am excited to tell you we have replaced one of our treadmills and will have our engineering department look at the A/C set temperature. Our daily resort fee includes the following: daily parking, valet parking, weekday newspaper, use of business center, 3 mile... More 

Parker, Colorado, Usa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for a week at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center in late May, 2015. The main portion of the hotel appears to have been designed in the late 60s or early 70s, and in places, its age is showing. Still, it is a perfectly acceptable and very reasonably priced alternative to many of the haute couture resorts you'll... More 

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Martha L, Front Office Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello Patrick, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate our guest’s feedback as it helps us improve. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the accommodations and had time to enjoy our wonderful Happy Hour in our Lounge. Maybe in your next visit you can try our amazing prime rib special. All the best, Martha More 

Kelkheim (Taunus), Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booked 2 nights but extended for one more night right after arrival :-) Gardens are nicely landscaped. Large rooms, very clean, staff nice. Room would be perfect with a small fridge to keep food/drinks cool for snacks on the balcony with a great view. We had a "premier" room with pool/garden view and I recommend that.

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Martha L, Front Office Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello 18mariannek, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your premier room with pool/garden view is one of our guest's favorite! We hope that you can visit us again soon we currently have a great Summer Scape deal going on. All the best, Martha More 

Winnetka, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights at the Carefree Resort and Lodge. Underappreciated lodge and facilities. The staff is very helpful and welcoming. Nice bar and dining room. May is a quiet month in Scottsdale/Carefree so they were very happy to see me. The gym is clean and underused. Has tennis courts, pickelball, and golf course. Recommended for business stay Breakfast... More 

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Martha L, Front Office Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello Nick, Thank you so much for your feedback. We love to hear that our guest enjoys their stay with us and that our staff was helpful and welcoming. We hope you are able to visit us again soon and can try our awesome happy hour in our Lounge. All the best, Martha More 

Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My wife and I spent four nights at the Carefree Resort in late March. Nearly everything about our stay was fine, nothing great and nothing terrible. The facilities are nice but unremarkable, not top-of-the-line like the nearby Boulders Fairmont Princess, Westin Kierland or JW Marriott Desert Ridge resorts. Of course, Carefree Resort is substantially less costly than those others (though... More 

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Martha L, Front Office Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello Danny, Thank you very much for your feedback as this helps us to identified deficiencies and work bettering them. First I want to tell you that we pride ourselves in our service and we will definitely address the eye contact and service issues you experienced during your stay. As that is definitely not the service standard by which we... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My wife and I stayed overnight for her bday. Really nice place, nice staff, free shuttle into town. Booked it thru a 3rd party at a good discount. Room location wasn't the best but the property was good!

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Martha L, Front Office Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello Bryan, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you had a great Staycation and enjoyed our shuttle into town. We do have a great Summer Scapes promotion for staycations hopefully you and your wife can come back to Carefree soon. All the best, Martha More 

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