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Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would never stay here again. Grounds and rooms are in terrible condition, not maintained even in the least. The entire resort which it isn't is just being used up til its done. There are no handicapped provisions, i.e. elevatorsm though we didn't need them, we saw some folks that definitely did. The cafe is minimal and the hours are... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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48 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As fans of the former PBS cooking show, Primal Grill, when we noticed our vacation plans were going to take us by the Esplendor Resort we knew we had to stay here. I was shocked at how low the rate was when I booked a Saturday night in April ($54/night) and I immediately went to Trip Advisor to see what... More 

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Phx, AZ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Like the other reviews a dated and tired facility , pool was great, property needs alot of work,my bro in law who is in construction pointed out alot of faults. However grounds were nice and attractive. Staff great and rooms adequate although dated with older tvs. Free wifi in area. If you get breakfast buffet it is good staff was... More 

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Prescott Valley
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Not good. We checked in around 730 at night and was amazed at the loud music.We had a room by the pool and there was a Wedding going on at the plaza on the OTHER side of the pool (a couple hundred feet away. The music was so loud we could not even hear the TV. We called and complained... More 

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Seattle
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463 reviews 463 reviews
121 hotel reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We got a steal of a deal on this place, paying just $56/night for two nights. The room was clean, comfortable and reasonably well-equipped. The resort's pool was very large and appealing. For a more typical resort price ($100+) I think I'd have been less happy.

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San Carlos, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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139 reviews 139 reviews
48 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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138 reviews 138 reviews
22 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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