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Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Rio Rico
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Mary K Comox, British Columbia, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Comox, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 days in March, 2014 while on a 3 week tour of Arizona and California and felt the need for a few days of less activity and some rest and relaxation. Esplendor provided us with just that. The setting high above the valley with mountain views was spectacular and the fact that the only noise we heard... More

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Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is older and a bit out of the way but that is part of its charm. We stayed as a group of four couples on a golf holiday and it was a perfect spot for us. The grounds and pool were lovely and relaxing and the bar and dining room were great with good service. Close to Tubac... More

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Cumming, Ga
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Each week for the past 5, I stayed at the Esplendor. They have a number of great people: Kristen, Jesus and Andrea at the front desk; Shannon, Shane, Sylvia, Charlie and Fabian in the restaurant; and the GM, Tana,is running a good ship as usual. The food is great, room clean and comfortable and the staff extremely friendly. If you... More

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Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rose gardens and fountains such a breathtaking surprise! Cardinals, hummingbirds, hawk in tree off our balcony such a treat! Hospitality for my dog welcome on patio by restaurant so appreciated! Prime rib, afternoon wine in Saloon, such a relaxing afternoon with filtered music throughout- all expectations exceeded beyond our expectations!

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Palisade, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful, yet 'older' resort. Great tennis courts, and wonderful pool. The access from the parking lot can be steep, but friendly staff. Clean, and good value. I like to swim laps. This is the longest lap pool I've seen at a resort.. They keep it at 84 degrees. Eleven strokes for a single length....that's the same as... More

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CHESAPEAKE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent customer service, very comfortable bed and sheets, great pool! Wonderful atmosphere. All front desk employees were great, especially Jesus! The flowers and landscaping were beautiful. Rio Rico is a small quiet area, yet close to Nogales with everything available there.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early on Sunday and we were able to check in 2 hours early which meant we had lunch there and unpacked early so we had time to drive around the area and fine the golf course for in the morning. We had a package with the King suite and golf and the rooms were very comfortable and in... More

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Staten Island, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice quiet hotel. Has all amenities needed. The restaurant is good. Reasonable prices. Rooms can use updating (older style televisions), though they are clean. Beautiful views. If you are looking for nightlife this is not the hotel for you.

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Chandler, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a getaway with my wife on an Amazon Local deal. Here's the good: 1. Great mountain views. Ask for a room that faces north/northeast. We stayed on the 3rd floor (note: no elevators). 2. Quiet resort. 3. About a mile walk to a few restaurants (check out pizza place and Nickel's Diner. Both were good). 4. Pool and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed 2 nights at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, as they were the host hotel for the 2014 Nogales Bicycle Classic. First, I must say, that if Mayberry RFD had a Hispanic demographic, this is it. It was a great relief coming from Tucson to this wonderful, relaxed environment. While riding the bike event, I asked a local... More

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Also Known As:
Esplendor Resort At Rio Rico Hotel Rio Rico
Esplendor Resort At Rio Rico Hotel
Esplendor Resort Rio Rico
Esplendor Hotel Rio Rico
Rio Rico Resort
Address: 1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Location: United States > Arizona > Rio Rico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Rio Rico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover simplicity, beauty, and understated elegance. The Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico combines the essence of the Old West with spirit of Old Mexico. With its acclaimed cuisine, championship golf, and memorable vistas, Esplendor Resort offers an exciting place for travelers to enjoy the beautiful scenery and history of southern Arizona. The 179 comfortable guest rooms are adorned with evocative Southwest furnishings. Just 40 minutes south of Tuscon, Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico will transport you to another world. ... more   less 
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