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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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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here after going to a bar nearby for a friends birthday party. There were pros and there were cons. To me - the pros outweighed the cons, but there are some areas that can be improved. When we arrived, the staff was very professional. Courteous and extremely helpful. They explained to us where the room was (which most... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I chose Carefree Resort the first visit without knowing much about it and have been back twice! The place was peaceful and quiet, while showcasing the beauty of the desert. The rooms are well appointed and clean, with nice patios or balconies. The pool is nice with plenty of seating.

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

Hello Heidi K, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to relax on your patio/balcony and out by the pool. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Thank you, Kristen, Assistant Front Office Manager More 

Downers Grove, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had the pleasure of staying at Carefree Resort in June. We had a wonderful experience, starting with my first phone call making reservations which demonstrated outstanding customer service. When we arrived and checked in we found each staff member ready to assist in any way to make our stay enjoyable. When we stepped into our room, it was exactly... More 

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

Hello Donald Z, Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased to hear you had an overall excellent experience with us. I am happy to hear you had a great encounter with all of our staff as that is the heart of this resort. It sounds like you really enjoyed the room you stayed in as well... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed here about 5 times with friends and my sister was married here a year ago. The rooms are nice, beds are comfortable, they have a mini fridge, the staff is very nice and accommodating, and they have a free shuttle into Cave Creek where there are great bars, restaurants and coffee (Janeys). We had an issue on the... More 

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

Hello LisainPhx, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and were able to enjoy some of the resort amenities such as our shuttle and pool. I apologize for any problems you had during your stay but I am glad a manager was able to resolve the issue. We... More 

VICTORVILLE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i am a professional tour guide staying recently with a tour group. the stay overall was only average; the room was nice however there was a nearly constant hum/rattle possibly from an a/c unit. the morning service in the restaurant was very poor, the wait staff were completely indifferent to my presence. the desk clerks were friendly and helpful. however... More 

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

Hello John K, Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate you bringing these issues you had to our attention as that is not the standard to which we operate. I have informed our Restaurant Manager and Chief Engineer of your comments. However I am pleased to hear you had a good encounter with the front desk staff as... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a hidden wonder! It is a truly beautiful resort with spectacular views and desert beauty! Lariat is a amazing restaurant/bar with delicious food! I captured this amazing sunset last night as seen below. This is a must try for everyone, you will want to go back!

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

Hello Lowbow314, 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 on property. I am also happy to hear you enjoyed the beautiful desert scenery and captured some great pictures. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback and we... More 

Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here just over night for a relaxing "stay-cation". The room had beautiful views and the grounds were really nicely maintained. We enjoyed wandering the grounds exploring the little botanical area and seeing some native wildlife. We spent a few hours in town (there isn't a whole lot to do) and headed back to our room to watch the... More 

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

Hello naturelover718, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay-cation with us and were able to enjoy the grounds of our property. I am also happy to hear you were able to have breakfast in our restaurant and found it to be delicious. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I spent this past weekend here, I simplyenjoyes every but of my stay .... My view was amazing, didn't walk the complete grounds .... Two nights just wasn't enough, the food was DELICIOUS & WAIT staff very friendly ... I will be back in Nov. I hope I can enjoy another stay @ the carefree resort it won't be as... More 

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

Hello Felicia R, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and you were able to enjoy some of the amenities our resort has to offer. I'm happy to hear you had a great encounter with our restaurant staff and will make sure to pass your comments on to the... More 

Erica, Drenthe, Netherlands
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 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 

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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 

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