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Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

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Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I had a reservation for myself and my daughter for Sunday, April 10th and 11th; arrived on Sunday mid-afternoon, really looking forward to staying at this "beautiful" place. It was deplorable and depressing. Caution tapes preventing access to certain side roads; the check-in was in a room, not a proper check-in site, and while waiting for our chance to check-in,... More 

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Jesus V, Front Desk Supervisor at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear Omas4girls, First and foremost we greatly appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with us, we take feedback very serious in the hope to better ourselves. We do apologize for the state in which you found our resort, we are trying to recover from a fire that we had and are expecting to be back in our... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife was a local (we rented a large block of rooms for our wedding in 2000 and dined there frequently over the years), and she was shocked by the condition of the hotel and grounds as were her family members who live in town when they came to visit us. Obviously, no investment being made to keep the once... More 

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Thank RoadTripDadSouthlake
Jesus V, Front Desk Supervisor at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear RoadTripDadSouthlake, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are very sorry as to the condition you found the Esplendor, extra detail to our grounds have gone underway so they will be as gorgeous as ever. We are working on the air conditioners in the rooms and are as well expecting our restaurant and bar to... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

To all that read my earlier review, the ownership was in transition and unfortunately, priorities were not the same as restaurateurs. The beautiful view and wonderful bar went up in flames. Since it was old southwest, it is highly unlikely the magic will return. Charm cannot be created with today's fixtures. To all those that read my review and were... More 

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Jesus V, Front Desk Supervisor at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear Denise B, We greatly appreciate your feedback and as well as your previous post from July 2015. Unfortunately our kitchen was destroyed in the fire, but luckily our gorgeous dining room and amazing lounge had smoke damage only. We can assure you once both are back in service they will have the same charm as before. We hope to... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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87 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Pics on web are a lie. A fire in 2015 destroyed reception & restaurant & they have not revised it to be honest. The place was almost empty & the grounds dirty. This place was already run down & it is on "life support". I walked around the place, found reception now housed in one of the hotel rooms. I... More 

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Mesa, AZ
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Reminds of Baja...grounds need work, weeds growing thru pavement, etc. Rooms dated but clean. OK if you need a room in the area cheaper than Tubac. No Restaurant since the fire. They allow pets....we heard one barking downstairs.

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Thank divenride
Jesus V, Front Desk Supervisor at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear divenride, We do apologize for the state you found our hotel, we have been putting extra effort into our grounds and landscaping which it's beauty is returning. The matter of our restaurant being remodeled is being addressed as well and are hoping we have it back in service soon. We appreciate your business. Esplendor Resort Management More 

Laguna Niguel, California
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50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The resort had a fire some time in 2015 so the restaurant is closed and the office is make shift in a guest room. The resort has great bones but is in need of a face lift. The location is beautiful, stunning views. The staff is simply the best! Special shout out to Louis. Every time I ran into him... More 

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Jesus V, Front Office Manager at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear B A We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us. We have taken actions in putting extra attention to our grounds and overall property. It is very good to hear our staff was very helpful and accommodating, we hope to see you back soon. Esplendor Management More 

Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I have been to this hotel many times over the past fifteen years for an annual retreat. This year when we pulled up it appeared to be an abandoned property. Lobby and restaurant fenced off. Registration in a guest room. It took three trips back and forth from the room for key cards that did not work. Maintenance finally opened... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

The 'Very Good" rating must be qualified since the resort restaurant and resort phone system are not operational at this time (4/4/16). At least the old fashioned huge old TV and cable system worked! No flat screen technology here. BUT! since the wife and I were out for a quiet weekend and excellent restaurants are nearby, it was still a... More 

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Thank faldago
Jesus V, Front Desk Supervisor at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear faldago, Thank you for taking the time to share about your stay with us. We are in the process of making a few updates to our property. Extra maintenance to our grounds have gone underway. We are hoping our restaurant and in-room phone systems are back up and running soon. Again, we appreciate your review and we hope we... More 

Montana
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

They had a fire in 2015 in the restaurant which took out the entire reception/bar/ kitchen. When we arrived in March 2016, nothing has been repaired. The office was located in a bedroom. No staff to help with luggage. The "resort" photos are old. The whole place needs an update. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The TV was old... More 

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Thank rprmontana
Jesus V, Front Desk Supervisor at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear rprmontana, Thank you for taking the time to write your review about your stay. We do apologize that no one was present to assist with luggage, this issue has been addressed so we may provide proper help in the future for any guest. We are expecting to have our restaurant and main reception area back soon once remodeling finishes.... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We were here for only one night and were glad that was all. The property is very pretty and the staff we interacted with were friendly and helpful. They do not have a restaurant due to a fire last June and we knew that before booking the reservation but assumed there would be restaurants within driving distance. When we checked... More 

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Thank Sandra E
Jesus V, Front Desk Supervisor at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, responded to this review

Dear Sandra E, We sincerely apologize about the inconvenience regarding the lack of dining options, we are expecting to have our restaurant and bar back up and running as soon as possible. We have addressed the sorting of rooms to preference on lobby level, unless there are special requests otherwise, for convenience to guests. We greatly appreciate you posting your... More 

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover simplicity, beauty, and understated elegance. The Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico combines the essence of the Old West with spirit of Old Mexico. With its acclaimed cuisine, championship golf, and memorable vistas, Esplendor Resort offers an exciting place for travelers to enjoy the beautiful scenery and history of southern Arizona. The 179 comfortable guest rooms are adorned with evocative Southwest furnishings. Just 40 minutes south of Tuscon, Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico will transport you to another world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

Address: 1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Location: United States > Arizona > Rio Rico
Price Range: $84 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico 3.5*
Number of rooms: 179
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Also Known As:
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