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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
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Florham Park, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From check-in to check-out, my visit to Carefree Resort was easy, friendly, and comfortable. I did get one of the upgraded rooms (soon they will all be done) and it was very spacious and clean. Maid service was prompt, extra towels were delivered as promised, and even a toothbrush appeared within half an hour of the request (free!). The people... More 

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British Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid nearly $200 for one night at this "resort". What a disappointment - the first room we had was so awful I complained to the receptionist and she asked "would I like to pay $10 extra for a premier room" I replied "I would like the premier room without the $10 charge". She assured me the other room would... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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98 reviews 98 reviews
19 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at this property three times over the past five years mainly because it is convenient to our favorite dining spot in Cave Creek. The good stuff first. It is a very beautiful spot with incredible landscaping meticulously groomed. The pool area is large and lovely with lots of seating including a fire pit for those cooler desert... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best wedding ever!! Emily did an amazing job giving us everything we wanted!! She was always ontop of things and we never had a problem getting ahold of her. Day of, Richie was also made available with a cellphone contact number. The food was wonderful. All of our guests told us how much they enjoyed the food. We did buffet... More 

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Tucson
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A huge disappointment. When I arrived, the clerk did not even bother to look up or acknowledge me in any way. After waiting about 10 minutes for her to finish with a guest, a couple of other people walked up. She asked the stupid question "Who's next?", giving ample opportunity for those who like to cut lines to push right... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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95 reviews 95 reviews
28 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a 4 night stay at the Carefree Resort to attend a wedding. The wedding was at The Boulders, but I couldn't afford to stay there, and the bride's family mentioned the Carefree Resort. The resort is 50 years old, and it's showing its age. There are no refrigerators or safes in the rooms. The "gift shop" is a... More 

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

Hello Louvrelover, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback about your recent stay with us as this helps us identify where we need to improve. We have passed your comments on to our Director of Operations as this is not the standard to which we operate. We hope you give us another opportunity and visit us again. Thank... More 

Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I understand why people book this place for weddings and corporate events. The setting is an old west desert with beautiful cacti surrounding. These are some of the largest Saguaro Cacti I have seen in AZ. The event areas and meeting rooms are functional. Don't be fooled, it is a 30 minute drive on Scottsdale Rd to get to North... More 

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

Hello PickyArizona, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate you bringing these things up to our attention as this feedback helps us identify where we need to improve. We have informed our Director of Operations as well as Upper Management of your comments as that is definitely not the standard to which we operate. We are happy... More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this resort for 4 days and for the most part it was fine given the reasonable rate. The room we were in was well worn (chair on the balcony had a slat missing, no hook on the bathroom door) that sort of thing. I think there were updated rooms but we did not have one. The pool... More 

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

Hello ATriece, Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your feedback as this helps us identify where we need to improve to provide the best guest experience possible. We have informed our Director of Operations of your comments for further review. We hope you give us another chance and visit us again soon. Thank you, Kristen More 

Sedona, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and i just got married and planned a two day stay at Carefree Resort compliments of one of my groomsman. We had left all of our wedding cash in the drawer... We had called the resort and the person tending our room had found the pile of cash and turned it into the manager. The General Manager overnight... More 

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

Hello Kegn H, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. It sounds like you were able to enjoy the amenities our resort has to offer such as our restaurant, pools, and our shuttle service! We will be sure to congratulate the shuttle driver that assisted you for offering superb service!... More 

Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to see our son for Easter. We had a reservation. Even though it was just my husband and myself. The best rate quoted to us was a double queen room. The room was spacious and VERY dusty. Well.. I suppose it is the desert! There was scattered debris through out the room. We were aware that the resort... More 

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

Hello sunkistArizona, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you bringing these things up to our attention as this feedback helps us identify where we need to improve to provide the best guest experience and service possible. We have informed our Executive Housekeeper of your comments as that is definitely not the standard to which we operate. We are happy... More 

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