This was our third trip to Phoenix for baseball spring training and my husband and I decided we wanted out of the city and go to a more laid back area. After some research we came across Carefree. The town is wonderful, relaxing, good shopping, awesome food and carefree. We would come back to this town in a heart beat. We are looking at it for retirement.
Our resort was nice but is in need of some changes. Our room was large and comfortable. The bathroom was also very nice but needed better lighting. Dark. The grounds were beautiful and pool was heated. We also enjoyed talking with the staff, they were great at giving us directions and general small talk.
What it needs is this, everyday all times of the day the water pressure fluctuation and the pipes by our room made this crazy noise. (#1 worst thing) The ice machine was another annoyance. Our room was the last one 267. Walls seem a bit thin because we heard our neighbors talk and talk and talk. The outlets in the bathroom did not work. Make sure you put the do not disturb sign on your door, we made that mistake once. A knock on the door at 7:45am was all it took. Lastly, keep your patio door closed because the do yard work very early also, another morning wake up call at 7:30 am to the lawn being mowed.
This resort has a lot of potential with the right care. I hope that they are able to invest more into the rooms and other condo's that just sit empty. I will keep this resort on my list because I feel that every place needs a second chance. With that said, I really hope this resort continues their awesome customer service and continues to improve a gem of a resort that could be a diamond.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carefree Resort has recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation of all meeting space, public areas, resort guest rooms, Lariat Restaurant and Lounge and launched the all new Sonoran Suites, a boutique experience within the Resort. Experience authentic Arizona, located amidst high Sonoran Desert natural preserves 1.5 miles north of Scottsdale. The Resort grounds are filled with towering 20' Saguaro, giant Ocotillo, desert wildflowers, and Prickly Pear Cactus. Reserve one of our Villas, if you are looking extra space and want the comforts of home. Equipped with a full kitchen, dining room, and living room and are available with one or two bedrooms. Our friendly staff can arrange popular destination activities such as scooter rentals, bike rentals, golf, desert jeep tours, hot air balloon rides, and other adventures. The Resort features a five treatment room Spa with full spa and hair salon services, five lighted Tennis Courts, two heated swimming pools, and a complete Fitness Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carefree Hotel Carefree
- Carefree Resort And Conference Center