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Carefree Resort & Conference Center

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   37220 Mule Train Road, Carefree, AZ 85377
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    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
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

The Carefree Resort & Convention Center was great. Our room was spacious and clean, the staff were always friendly and helpful and the grounds were beautiful. The Sunday brunch at the resort was tremendous and the Red Horse bar was a nice place to have a drink and watch a football game (free foosball and pool too). My wife got... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

It took SIX phone calls and 3 messages to even make the reservation! I NEVER received a call back (over a 4 hr period). That should have told me all I needed to know. I guess I am a slow learner. The room was not quite as advertised, the service VERY mediocre, but the setting was excellent. Would I go... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

I chose this resort because of its location and enjoyed the peace and quiet. The price was right (through priceline) and the staff upon arrival were polite and helpful. My first room reminded me of a mid-rate motel - complete with a small zenith tv. I called the desk and was able to upgrade the room for $10 more per... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

The drive to Carefree was worth the long trip from the airport. The homes built into the boulders are pretty spectacular and the little town was great but that's where it ended for us. At first I didn't understand all the reviews and how they could be so varying in opinions so we decided to check it out. We found... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

Situated quite high in the hills above Phoenix, the surrounding desert seems to come right into the hotel as it has been cleverly designed to fit into its surroundings with its pueblo style buildings and cactus gardens. A wonderful peaceful hotel set in large grounds with pathways which you can explore and see some of the desert wildlife, jack rabbits,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

I loved the Carefree Resort, and it was an excellent value except for a few things to avoid. They have taken great care to provide a lovely atmosphere and beautiful grounds, and I enjoyed what must be a recently rennovated room/bathroom. However, upon arrival I was upgraded to a Junior Suite, and I discovered another family was in the adjoining... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

I was at Carefree Resort for the third time. They do lot´s of remodeling and i am looking forward to see it again next year. Carefree is a Gem in the desert and the rates are very good. I love the spacious rooms and if you haven´t, try the Spa!!!!!!The treatments are great and worth the money! Also the food... More

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Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

Our stay was too short, wished it could have been longer, but we enjoyed our visit very much and appreciated the helpful employees at the resort. We especially enjoyed the food and the service in the Lariat Grill at the resort. The food was delicious and the atmosphere relaxing.

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

We just got back from a long weekend at the Carefree resort. Purpose was a wedding at nearby Desert Mountain. First off--loved the pool area, lobby, friendly helpful staff. Loved the fire pit by the pool at night. So, the public areas are great. The rooms..well thats why I rated this resort a 3. We got the upgraded room &... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2010

Recently, my boyfriend and I spent a Saturday night at the Carefree Resort & Conference Center to celebrate our anniversary. What a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable time we had! We watched an amazing sunset off our balcony - the colors were fantastic! At night, there was a fire lit poolside. We wandered the beautifully kept grounds the next morning and... More

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Address: 37220 Mule Train Road, Carefree, AZ 85377
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Carefree
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Carefree Resort & Conference Center 3.5*
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Carefree Resort has recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation of all meeting space, public areas, resort guest rooms, Lariat Restaurant and Lounge and launched the all new Sonoran Suites, a boutique experience within the Resort. Experience authentic Arizona, located amidst high Sonoran Desert natural preserves 1.5 miles north of Scottsdale. The Resort grounds are filled with towering 20' Saguaro, giant Ocotillo, desert wildflowers, and Prickly Pear Cactus. Reserve one of our Villas, if you are looking extra space and want the comforts of home. Equipped with a full kitchen, dining room, and living room and are available with one or two bedrooms. Our friendly staff can arrange popular destination activities such as scooter rentals, bike rentals, golf, desert jeep tours, hot air balloon rides, and other adventures. The Resort features a five treatment room Spa with full spa and hair salon services, five lighted Tennis Courts, two heated swimming pools, and a complete Fitness Center. ... more   less 
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