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Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Carefree
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago
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“Focus on service”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

Recently enjoyed a long weekend at The Boulders. The facilities are all quite nice. Casitas are spacious and well-appointed (love the well-supplied fireplace), the spa is top-notch (breakfast on the patio is recommended) and the golf is 5 Star. But, special cudos to the valet staff. Always courteous and responsive and they make it a point to make your stay as easy-going as possible.

We will be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

My business partner and I came to The Boulders for a business retreat and we can't wait to come back again! The staff is exceptional: from the gentlemen who greeted us at valet, to Pat who gave me an awesome message, to Shuttle Mike who took us to the mucho delicioso Spotted Donkey (get the jalapeño poppers and the El Ped marg)...they have all made this beautiful resort more amazing. You can't beat the scenery, the spa, and the beautiful rooms but it's the staff, almost all of them, that makes this place worth the money!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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TheBouldersCarefree, Manager at Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear JDianeD,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are glad to hear that you and your business partner enjoyed your retreat with us! Our staff will be delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time. We are glad you enjoyed dining at the Spotted Donkey Cantina with its great Mexican food. On your next visit, please try our very own one of a kind double-barrel reposado tequila from Herradura. Again, We are so very glad you had such a wonderful business retreat and we look forward to welcoming your return.
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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

After a weary 1am arrival due to flight delays I was welcomed to the Boulders by the most charming and attentive staff, beautiful accommodations, and awoke to a stunning view. A spectacular experience on all levels. Kudos to all.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Staff were excellent and facilities are extremely nice. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We used a casita for one night and a villa for two nights when our guests arrived. Both types were high quality. We ate at the resort and at a couple nearby restaurants. Shuttle service was excellent around the property. Highly recommend the Spotted Donkey for dinner.

  • Stayed January 2014
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San Rafael, California
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Boulders is the most relaxing, serene retreat. We return every chance we get. The guest services are exceptional (especially Ron) who takes the utmost care of our every need.
The surrounding grounds are desert "spectacular" and are perfect for an early morning walk or run around the golf course. The pool is a great quiet place to unwind surrounded by the boulders and with the sound of the waterfall in the background. Ahhhhhhh:)
Headed out for my 50th. No place I'd rather be. Thanks to all of you at the Boulders that keep me coming back...

Room Tip: You cant go wrong but we prefer the free standing or single level casitas:)
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Albert
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

The resort is amazing! My wife and I went for some relaxing time away and to spruce up our golf game. Taking lessons with Donald Crawley at the Boulders Academy was a fantastic experience and definitely a highlight of our time at the Boulders. After our swing video review and some must needed adjustments and coaching by Donald, we had a great golf round on the South Course. Donald's style and approach is welcoming and was easy to adapt our games to for an immediate improvement. We will definitely be back to The Boulders and plan to spend more time with Donald as he helps us continue to work on our golf game. It was an all round great stay/golf experience. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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TheBouldersCarefree, Manager at Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear StAlbertan,

Thank you for your kind words! We are glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your golf lesson with Donald Crawley. Yes, he is a great instructor and has been ranked as one of the "Top 100 Golf Instructors in America" by his peers. We will share you kind words with him, and we hope that you will return for another golf "tune-up" with us soon!

Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming your return.
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Just took a 3 day girl trip get away and The Boulders and we loved it so much we to make it an annual event. We rented one of their 3 bedroom villas. Beautiful, clean, comfortable beds! Great service, truly beyond great service. The spa was excellent and the entire property is kept in top shape at all times. Would be a great romantic get away as well. Highly Recommend you book a say at this resort!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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TheBouldersCarefree, Manager at Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Melissa C,

Thank you for sharing your experience during your girls trip! We are so glad you and your ladies had such a wonderful time at The Boulders. We hope our three-bedroom villa gave you more than enough space that you needed to spread out and relax.

Thank you again for sharing with us!
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Property: Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton
Address: 34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ 85263
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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
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Carefree
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton 5*
Number of rooms: 223
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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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