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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • 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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The grounds were dirty but beautiful views. Room was ok, out dated but for the price it's expected. There was some sort of pool birthday party going on and it made it very uncomfortable for my family to swim. Too many screaming kids running around the pool with out life guard. We tried to have breakfast in the restaurant, there... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a horrible hotel. First, the grounds are dirty, bird crap all over the place, the wheel place needs a power washing. Secondly, kid pool parties at the pool made you feel you were crashing someone's party. The Kids running around screaming and yelling -- anything but peaceful. Third, the dinner was mediocre at best. What a waste of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having stayed at the Esplendor several times, the staff makes you feel as though you are family when you stay with them. No hotel is perfect, and the Esplendor is no exception, but the overall ambiance of the place; the rooms, saloon, pool, restaurant, etc., and not to mention the awesome view, makes one forget about any negatives about staying... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Filthy dirty full of bird poop all over walkways. The carpets stunk. No elevators. Had drag luggage up 3 flights of stairs. Pool and Jacuzzi were often dirty. Tennis courts were always locked. Refrigerator didn't work. Would be a nice place if it was fixed up and remodeled. I definitely won't stay there again!

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Salina, Kansas
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have never stayed in a resort before so we were not sure what to expect for one with an affordable price, but we enjoyed it. The rooms did seem kind of old but it wasnt run down. We had an amazing view and the restaurant was delicious. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to go back again.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We only stayed one night at this hotel but I wish we could have stayed a day or two longer to enjoy the grounds and facilities. It's true that is not a "new" hotel so the room could have been spruced up a bit but I liked that each room had either a small private patio or balcony with table... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

His hotel is very nice with the big pool and hot tub, not to mention the views. The food is great, the staff are super helpful as well. One thing I would like to see, is an update of the rooms. The rooms is old and had some dirtiness to it. Just a remodel and this hotel is good to... More

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Chandler, Arizona
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very old!!! the rooms are late 70. the place is a ZERO! we checked in the room was so HOT took two hours to cool down. we were going to stay two nights but found the Tubac Resort and moved that day. please read this. not worth the deal!!!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Went down to AZ for a cousins wedding, I was able to get an early check in at the hotel around 130pm. Which we were really happy about since we had to be at the church at 4. Upon getting into the room the shower curtain was on the bedroom floor and was broken so I was not able to... More

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Tucson, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Although this resort has seen better days, it is still pleasant and a very reasonably priced getaway during a hot southern Arizona summer. The setting is spectacular, the staff is extremely accomodating and friendly, the food and drink is good, the pool refreshing, and overall it provides a visitor with a charming borderland experience. Nearby is the charming city of... More

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Address: 1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Location: United States > Arizona > Rio Rico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico 3.5*
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Also Known As:
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Esplendor Resort Rio Rico
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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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