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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed overnight at the Carefree resort. The staff here were friendly and welcoming when we arrived. Our room was comfortable, clean, and we had our own balcony. The restaurant and bar were very reasonably priced, and the food was great! We enjoyed walking around the resort as it's beautifully landscaped. The lobby, restaurant, and pool areas looked very well kept.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Large rooms with two double beds and usual facilities including a microwave and toiletries. Staff friendly and helpful. Situated a way out so need to use transfers to get into town unless you have a car. Beautiful pool area but you need to rent the cabanas areas! Good restaurant and room service but beware of hidden costs like survive added... More 

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Thank ginaandjoy
Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello GinaandJoy, Thank you for your postive review! We are delighted to hear you had a pleasant stay. We do have the traditional room service fees (gratuity, tax, delivery charge) but do our best to communicate this to our guests, by listing them on the menu. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food, and all the resort has... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice conference and stay at Carefree Resort -- a special place in Carefree. Quiet, sort of old school, with very friendly staff and personal service. If you don't have to have all the upscale amenities, you will enjoy this resort. It is such an ideal size place to stay -- small in comparison, pretty Carefree location and a great summer... More 

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Thank sue8308
Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Sue8308, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for your kind words about our team; we are thrilled their dedication has translated through to a exceptional stay for you. Thank you again, we look forward to your next visit. Regards, Rachele Pluth More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to branch out a bit from our normal locations in Scottsdale and North Phoenix, to try something different, and the Carefree Resort and Conference Center was put on the list. Knowing that it's location was just minutes away from the fun, food, and Cowboy action of Cave Creek, we thought this would be a good location to relax,... More 

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello Paul K, Thank you for your feedback! We are definitely known for serenity and relaxation. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your room, the Lariat restaurant, and nearby attractions. As a point of clarification, we do have food and beverage service at the pool on the weekends, and there is music, as well. I do apologize if there... More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This was a spectacular find. We were on a road trip and planned to spend one night here. Enjoyed the staff, the food, the town, and the incredibly surroundings so much that we extended the stay for several days and plan to return again soon. Next time we will bring the whole family!

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Thank Gypsy211
Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Gypsy211, We are elated to hear your stay was “truly carefree”, and you extended your stay! We look forward to your return, and welcoming the whole family to the resort. We hope to welcome you back soon! Have a wonderful day! Rachele-Guest Services Manager More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The property was in various stages of disrepair. One wing had parts of the building falling off (facing rear parking lot) and the rest was clean but old and in need of updates. The casitas spread around the outside of the resort were literally falling apart with no signs of an attempt to repair. Some were used for storage but... More 

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Kyle A, We are in the middle of summer now, so it sounds like you stayed with us some time ago. Please let me reassure you, the resort is looking beautiful and in good repair. Our team here is very conscientious of ensuring the resort is well maintained. I am hopeful you give us future opportunity to win back... More 

Victoria, Canada
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48 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The hotel rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The hotel has many saguaro cacti around the property that all had beautiful flowers blooming when we were there. But what stands out to me about this hotel is the food. We had breakfast there (ordered off the menu, not the buffet) and the food was delicious – some of the best... More 

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello Andrea S, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We especially appreciate your kind words about the food and beverage. " Some of the best food of our whole trip traveling through Arizona", is a wonderful compliment and I will be sure to pass it on to our Chef. We hope to see you again in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My family has stayed at the Carefree Resort a few times now and LOVED every stay. Beautiful scenery, amazing sunsets, in a nice remote location but not too remote, and we all enjoyed the heck out of the pool. The rooms are quite large, beds are very comfortable and the staff at the resort and restaurant are friendly and very... More 

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Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear CarrickFam4, We are thrilled you have enjoyed your stays with us. We appreciate your loyalty; and are thankful of the kind comments regarding the team here. We'll be sure to share them. We hope to see welcome you back in the near future! Rachele Guest Service Manager More 

Bingley, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Stayed here one night but was disappointed. Situated in the middle of nowhere about 40 minutes outside of Phoenix means you have to eat at the hotel or face a long drive! The swimming pool area looked so inviting and the local views stunning but the rooms and restaurant lets it down. Breakfast - as part of a group we... More 

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Thank mald03ives
Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear mald03ives, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. I am sorry to hear your stay was lackluster, and you did not enjoy your room. I am hopeful you will give us another opportunity to win back your confidences in the future. Please contact me directly, should you choose to stay with us again, and I... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice and peaceful resort. We enjoyed our stay. Room was spacious and clean and hotel grounds were beautiful. Cons: Restaurant was a little pricey. Food was decent. Bikes: Price to rent them was high for a very average bike. Overall good stay and I would stay again.

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Thank Cyn A
Martha L, Guest Relations Manager at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Cyn A, Thank you for your thoughful comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the resort overall. Additionally, we appreciate your insights regarding price sensitivity; as we are mindful of the views of our guests. We are delighted to see you would stay with again, and hope to see you in the near future. Regards, Rachele-Guest Service Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Carefree Resort & Conference Center

Address: 37220 Mule Train Road, Carefree, AZ 85377
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Carefree
Price Range: $86 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Carefree Resort & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 234
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