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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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Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

I stayed here for several days, over a weekend, for a continuing medical education conference. I found the resort to be clean, serene and peaceful. My room was very nice with a lovely balcony overlooking a desert scene. The room was very large with a nice comfortable king sized bed and was aesthetically pleasing. I requested a refrigerator and microwave... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

This resort is PARADISE and we had the BEST "girls weekend" ever! My friend and I were celebrating her birthday and the staff at Carefree Resort went "above and beyond" to make this stay just perfect. Thank you to Diane (concierge) and Sean (Bell Captain) for taking such good care of us. The Front Desk staff -- including Scott, Dennis,... More 

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Arizona
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146 reviews 146 reviews
29 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Carefree Resort and Conference Center March 16 & 17th in a Sonoran 1 Bedroom, second floor of the Tonto building. We were impressed as to how well the resort grounds are kept as we strolled along their walk ways. Saturday morning we chose to eat breakfast at the restaurant. We were promptly seated... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We recently booked a Women's Retreat at the Carefree Resort. We were delighted with the accomodations and the food and the location. With the resort being newly remodeled, we found the rooms fresh and clean and updated. The meeting room was nice and they provided ice water and candy. The food was delicious and served in a timely way. Our... More 

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Scottsdale2011, General Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. The entire team at Carefree Resort takes great pride in our recent changes and renovations. We are thrilled that we met the expectations of your group and hope to see you back again soon! More 

Monterey, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

The buildings and site are fine. We stayed 3 nights. Second night, we returned to our room about 5:30 pm to find it hadn't been cleaned or made up. We informed the desk and a maid was sent to clean the room. Third night, we returned from our travels at about 7:10 pm. The room, again, had not been made... More 

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Scottsdale2011, General Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us about your stay. After completing a check electronically of access to the room during your stay we did find that housekeeping personnel had entered the room mid-day each day and indicated a standard stay-over service had been completed. However, I understand that it didn’t seem as if it... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

My husband and I went to this hotel to see Lynne Rymes. My husband surprised me with tickets last minute for our anniversay. Though really nice to see Lynne Rymes in concert at thier opera house the staff and noise was terrible. We sat in the very back row which is a total waste of money becuase you will have... More 

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Scottsdale2011, General Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

I am the Resort Manager and the person your husband spoke with. First, let me apologize to the extent that your husband felt that I came across as disinterested or unsympathetic in response to your husband's call. That was certainly not at all my intent, and not consistent with how I normally conduct myself, or recall that conversation. We endeavor... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Built 50 years ago it has kept pace and looks fresh and clean. Our room, just yards from the main building and pool, was large and attractive although there was no light in the shower. The palm tree outside our balcony shaded us int he pm and invited birds who serenaded us in the mornings. My husband and I were... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

We decided to take a chance on a Travelzoo promotion, and we really picked a winner. Our accomodations were a newly renovated, spaceous one bedroom suite that was state of the art. We were welcomed with open arms even though we had a packaged plan, which included a bottle of wine and two breakfasts. Although the town of Carefree was... More 

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Gilbert, AZ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

When we went to the resort this past weekend, I had expected it to have been renovated, but it underwent a total make over and restoration. Now, it has to be one the the best values in mid range properties in the area. The staff has been re-trained, they are all friendly workers who great you with a smile. Eight... More 

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Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

We stayed for one night at this resort ...will not stay again. Better to go down HY 17 and pay the same price for a much better hotel. We checked in and mentioned that the rate qouted was much highter than posted on the search on hotel rates on the internet. The desk did honor one of the lowest rates... More 

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