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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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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 1 week ago NEW

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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Winnetka, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Sheridan, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a week and loved it! The resort was beautiful, clean,and everyone was very friendly. They have fire pits around the resort at night to sit around. We read other reviews about it being loud. We didn't have any issue with this at all. Yes, you can here others coming in and out of... More 

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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 April 28, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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