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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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Phillisburg, Nj
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have stayed at this resort for close to a dozen times over the past few years. It is one of the most quiet places I have ever been to which is why I choose to return, even though there aren't a lot of dining or nightlife options nearby. Esplendor has an old-school hacienda style and the property is kept... More 

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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I booked a two-night stay at Esplendor, June 4th and 5th 2015, based on its website. My sister and I were in the area to look at real estate properties and I thought Esplendor looked nice and inviting. The reality of the place is nothing like the image presented by the pretty pictures. The railings are rusted so badly they... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This my second review of this resort (we stayed one year ago) and I have upped my review. We booked this Easter weekend to visit a friend in the area and were booked into Room 201 just off the pool and hot tub. The room was nicely appointed, as it was last time, and the mattress and pillows were in... More 

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I was a little concerned given the price but it was 5 minutes from my friends graduation party. The room we had faced north so we had a great view on the third floor. Room was cleaned and nicely decorated in Mexican American style. It had all amenities: coffee, hair dryer, ....bed was ok not great not bad. We had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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6 hotel reviews
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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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