I recently stayed for one night at Carefree as part of a business meeting hosted at the conference center. My room was in the Villas section of the resort, and I'd agree with other reviewers that the property's exterior facilities are indeed gorgeous (equally as much due to the Arizona landscaping as the buildings themselves). The room was a generous size, but seemed worn and furnishing a bit dated. The couch in the living area was in clear need of replacement; the armoires in both the bedroom and living room were quite old. While the bed was comfortable, it was a little odd seeing an old-school blanket among the covers - most, if not all, mid-to-high end hotels have shifted fully to a comforter/duvet combination, if only for cleanliness. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I found the staff to be perfectly pleasant and helpful - offering to help guide me to the villa (it's not near reception), holding doors during the day, asking if I needed anything, etc. The food served during the business meeting was better than average for a conference center hosting a group of our size. Overall, the stay was fine - I expected more from the room itself, but other aspects put this hotel squarely in the middle of the road - given the plethora of resorts in the Phoenix area, I imagine this isn't at the top.
- Also Known As:
- Carefree Resort And Conference Center
- Carefree Hotel Carefree
- Carefree Resort
- 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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