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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Erica, Drenthe, Netherlands
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful resort near the small town of Carefree, AZ. It has a good sized pool and free Wifi that is actually working! The resort looks nice. The decor of the rooms themselves are underwhelming in comparison. They are more like standard motel rooms, but all with a balcony or outside area. The resort has not that much... More 

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

Hello Harm-Jan W, Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear that you loved the town and enjoyed the restaurant. We hope to can visit again soon. All the best, Martha More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to stay here don't bring anything of value. We stayed here one night and thought wow this is fantastic! The room was fine and the landscaping was exquisite!! We left that day and I realized I had left my garment bag hanging in the closet. It had a couple of dresses and a cardigan in it. When... More 

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

Hello Paige A, Thank you for your review. As we know that leaving anything behind can be a frustrating experience. I know that your garment bag was found and they are now making arrangements to mail those items to you. I apologize if this took a little longer then you hoped we try to do the best we can in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Brian Bishop (Chief Engineer) was awesome! After scheduling a business meeting with him my wife and I decided to stay there for 4th of July weekend. Our room was perfectly located by the pool and we had an unforgettable fun filled weekend! It was perfect!!! The resort was beautiful and the staff were very friendly and accommodating as well. We... More 

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

Hello Fiji101, Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your room located by the pool as well as had an excellent encounter with our staff. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback and it is always good to hear when guests have a wonderful weekend stay with us.... More 

Wichita, Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff here is very thoughtful and helpful. The pool is the perfect temp. and it is hugh! We are working from our room for the week and it is very large, the beds are comfy, the room service is comparable to any other hotel price wise but the food is amazing and the portions are large. I can't say... More 

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

Hello TammyP-KS, Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to enjoy our pool and room service that the restaurant offers. I am also pleased to hear that you had a great encounter with our staff as that is the heart of our resort. We appreciate your... More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hello Sue M, Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. I have passed your comments on to my Chief Engineer. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed some of the amenities we offer such as our pool and shuttle service. We hope to see you again in the future. Thank you Kristen More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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Martha L, Front Office Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello Brenda S, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to enjoy our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again in the future! Thank you, Kristen More 

Henderson, Nevada
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

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 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 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
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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 

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