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Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
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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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San Carlos, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although outdated, we stayed 4 times and enjoyed our stay each time. The rooms can be very nice, the dining hall convenient and it is very close to the Mexican border. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. They also are dog friendly.

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Boulder, Colorado
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137 reviews 137 reviews
48 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is past it's prime. Our toilet had black stuff growing in the bowl. The room was not well maintained. The view from the room, however, was great. The restaurant and bar were average, food o.k. The location is remote. If you just want to get away and hang out by the pool for a few days, then you... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed two nights at the Esplendor Resort in Rio Rico, Arizona using an AmazonLocal deal. We had to reschedule our trip twice and the front office staff was friendly and accommodating. When we finally arrived, the front office staff was cordial and efficient. Our deal included a bottle of wine and it was brought up to our room... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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106 reviews 106 reviews
16 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was our first time here, if you like vintage Mexican charm, this place is for you and it was for us. The Staff made us feel like millionaires! The San Cayetano bar/restaurant was very soothing with live Spanish guitar, great tasting food and excellent drinks. The staff made sure you never had an empty glass. This might be a... More 

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arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Four things I look for in a hotel are a place that is clean, quiet, safe and convenient. This property meets these criteria but nothing else. Whe we pulled up I noticed the plastic plants in the beautiful outdoor fountain and then the very dirty rug at the entrance. I was a little worried. However the room was clean even... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very disappointed in our food. We drove 15 hours & 950 miles to celebrate my husband's birthday & Valentine's. He wanted to play golf some place special. It was Valentine's night & the dining room had a special prix fixe dinner. The menu sheet said that for $99 two diners would enjoy a Chef Rolled Salad, a bowl of Tomato... More 

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights while attending the Tubac Arts & Crafts Festival. This appears to be an "older" resort on a huge piece of property that someone has recently (?) purchased and is trying to restore it to its former glory -- We reserved a King Suite but were accidentally checked into a King Room, which was very well... More 

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AnthonyManager, Manager at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate all your comments regarding our facility as it is through constructive criticism that we hope to improve our resort. Again thank you for your comments and we're delighted to read that you'll be back! More 

CENTENNIAL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Having been unable to book lodging in Green Valley, AZ for the Tubac Arts Festival at a reasonable rate or for that matter any rate at all, we decided to go further south. The resort at Rio Rico was a fun alternative to the homogenous hotels further north. The resort was built in 1971 and is showing some signs of... More 

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AnthonyManager, Manager at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear Brian B: Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. I have taken the liberty of sharing your observations with the entire team so as we can improve upon the consistency of our service. We certainly do hope that if your future travel plans take you back to southern Arizona, you'll be our guests again. More 

Sedona, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed here last year about the same time. The property is beautiful, rooms are quite nice. Very nice pool. Staff was great (I believe it was Vanessa who helped us at check-in and she was terrific). However, as last year, the restaurant service/food are not the best. We were there Sunday morning for breakfast and there was a buffet... More 

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AnthonyManager, Manager at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear Kimbolinda55: Thank you for writing and telling us about your recent stay with us. We were all happy to read that you enjoyed your room and that you found our team members, particularly Vanessa, great. Thank you, I'm sure they'll appreciate your kind comments. We have also reviewed your comments with regard to your dining experiences with our culinary... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We live in Tucson and needed to be close to Nogales, Mx for some dental work. I found the Esplendor online but have never stayed here even though I travel past it all the time. We checked into a king room which was clean as a whistle and decorated really cute. We decided to move to a suite later that... More 

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AnthonyManager, General Manager at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear Paula, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate all your kind comments. On behalf of Sylvia and Jennifer, thank you as well for recognizing them in particular . I know they will be very pleased that Sylvia's service and Jennifer's talents behind the bar made your stay that more memorable. We truly hope that you will... More 

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