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Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
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47 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a property that has been around for a long time. It is currently under a remodel I believe. The night we stayed there were only 3 other groups. It was a bit like a ghost town. The property grounds are in need of attention but the room was clean and tidy. Overall it was not bad but just... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here because Tucson was booked solid for the gem show. The price isn't bad but everything is very dated. The person at check in was nice but very confused. The pictures are obviously of what this place once looked like years ago. Be prepared for a long uphill climb to your room. It can be avoided but is... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort was in a state of repair due to a fire that had closed the restaurant and the lobby. The resort appeared almost empty which was not necessarily a comfortable feeling as it was very large. Our room though not new was very nice. Our bed was quite comfortable. Our balcony view of the mountains was lovely. The person... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a night stay thru Pricline. First time I didn't get what I booked. This is rated as a 4 star resort. We stayed in Rio Rico instead of Nogales Az as we were going for a memorial service. We arrived about 3:30 and I thought OMG this isn't right. The entrance was fenced in, we were looking for check... More 

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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here several times in the past. It's convenient for bird surveys we conduct in the pajarito and Atascosa mtns. It's not far off the highway and its one exit north of the Ruby road exit which takes you to pena blanca lake and many canyons out that way. The beds are very comfortable! We have stayed in... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The resort is outdated, however decent for the area and probably one of the better places to stay in Rio Rico. With a little makeover this place can probably rejuvenate it's charm that is has so long been missing. No complaints, just outdated. We stayed one night, slept comfortable with no issues. Air conditioning unit worked great, shower worked great,... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful resort that is being sadly neglected. We were there one night; they had a fire 3+ months ago that is still unrepaired. Restaurant is still closed and the facility is being neglected.

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Phillisburg, Nj
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49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were a group of birders and stayed at Esplendor Resort for 2 nights as base for birding in Nogales/Patagonia areas. We learned that the reception/restaurant had a fire a couple week of our arrival so there would be no restaurant service nor guest laundry. Luckily, there are limited restaurant choices locally in Rio Rico and many to choose from... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

After a stressful time, my son and I stayed at Explendor Resort for 10 days. The rooms reflected a timeless cultural theme of the Southwest along with much of the interior design throughout the resort. Ownership was in transition during our stay, but a once local citizen returned to hopefully assist in bringing the resort back to its glory days.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The resort did a wonderful job with make shift offices and they had a bar and grill running at the pool if you so choose. We had been told prior to checking that they had limited services but the room was clean and the staff was polite and very attentive. We went on the Golf Getaway package and the golf... More 

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