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The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ 85377   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Carefree
Sedona, United States
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“Best Golf get away !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The Boulders has been a very special place for us, we have been there three times and each time it is so perfect! We only have to drive an hour and a half, park the car and relax, play golf, swim and have a great choice of dining within walking distance from our room. The staff is so pleasant from the gate greeter to the pool waiter. Everyone is so nice and treat the guest's very well. The rooms are always so great, very comfortable and clean. The golf courses are fabulous, I had my first hole in one on the north number 14!! We will recommend the Boulders to all of our golf club members in Sedona!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We have been coming to the Boulders every year for the past 10 years. What is not to love. It is like being in paradise if you love the facilities it offers. The service and the facilities are exceptional. Others can learn from this hidden treasure.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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el dorado hills, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

If you enjoy wildlife and are looking for a relaxing and scenic getaway then Boulders is your place. Love the resort grounds, excellent spa, and casitas. If you go in off season the prices are reasonable.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I booked a two bedroom home to rent on The Boulders property and from the moment I walked through the front door, everything that I asked for prior to arrival had been delivered and presented in such a beautiful way. The concierge service had delivered the groceries I had ordered but the best part was head of concierge and taken it upon himself to present me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers in a gorgeous vase. That is that extra touch that you don't get from just any hotel/resort. It blew me away. Without a doubt I would recommend and return to this resort for it's beauty, outstanding customer attentiveness and that extra special step they take to spoil you.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

A truly remarkable experience. In the middle of the Sonoran dessert amongst and under the clear night sky - a true oasis - with all the luxurious amenities AND first class golf/spa!!!! I highly recommend it to anyone who just wants to get away and relax - but who does not want to give up the little luxuries in life...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Seattle, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Great visit with my wife...from exceptional golf facilities, to an adult pool and beautiful grounds we felt like we were on an island away from everyone, yet we were only 40 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport and the hustle of Phoenix..Staff was professional every time we encountered and the grounds well taken care of....Great place for couples as the hiking, spa, tennis, and golf give everyone something to do in a quiet and peaceful setting....Stayed for 4 nights over the Memorial Day weekend in Boulders Casita #437.....We will be back next Memorial Weekend...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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TheBouldersCarefree, Manager at The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear Justin M,

Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor! We are glad to hear that you and your wife had a wonderful stay with us, enjoying all we had to offer from our world-class golf to World-Class Golf and Waldorf Astoria Spa.

Thank you and we look forward to your return next Memorial Day Weekend!
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PHoenix, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My husband and I went there on our honeymoon, and were both extremely thrilled with the whole experience. The staff completely surpassed our expectations, they went out of the way to make us feel welcome and recognizing our honeymoon. The actual grounds were also beyond what we could have imagined! There is so many amenities, like several pools, a beautiful spa, a shopping complex within walking distance, hiking, golfing, tennis,and several restaurants. We took advantage of the pool, hiking, restaurants, shopping complex, and spa. Our couples massage was AMAZING! the staff was very professional and made it very easy to relax. They also set up the steam shower and whirlpool hot tub after to give us a sometime to finish relaxing. We managed to eat at the Spotted Donkey everyday for at least appetizers. We recommend the prickly pear margarita! With all the wonderful amenities, the best part was just the just being able to enjoy the peace and quiet, while watching the bunnies, quails, lizards and other local critters. We could not have asked for a better honeymoon! We are going to try and make it an annual trip. Go and enjoy.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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TheBouldersCarefree, Manager at The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear Michael H,

Thank you for sharing your Honeymoon experience with TripAdvisor! We are glad we were able to make your Honeymoon relaxing and memorable. We are glad you enjoyed your couples treatment in the Sun Suite, the hiking trails, our 4 pools, and our various dining options around the property. We hope you were able to make wonderful memories for the next chapter in your life and we look forward to welcoming your return next year!

Thank you again!
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Address: 34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ 85377
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Carefree
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Carefree
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to a secluded haven amid the natural splendor of painted desert sand, towering cacti, and clear, blue sky - The Boulders. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel Carefree
The Waldorf Astoria Collection Carefree
The Boulders Resort And Golden Door Spa
Boulders Resort
The Boulders Resort Luxury
Boulder Arizona

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