Other reviews nicely go over the lovely layout and historic features of the inn, which i agree with. We reserved a room for 3 night and maybe we just had bad luck. But our room had a very very noisy heater, a fridge that didn't work, no internet connection, no wash cloths and NO chair to sit in (even though there was plenty of room).There were also cigaratte buts in a glass left on the balcony. Any single item I would have ignored, but the combination of problems was pretty bad.
The next day I asked to change rooms and they were very accomodating. The second room was much improved in that all the above worked. However, the fire alarm malfuntioned and we had to have maintenance come twice to stop the constant ringing.
Also, if you want quiet I suggest you ask for a 'quiet' room. My first room overlooking the 'town' had a good bit of highway noise (when on the balcony).
The final dissapointment, was after an 8 mile hike I was ready to use the hot tub - when another vacationer rushed up and told me two teenagers ('members of the resort') were just thrown out of the hot tub for .... um ....well .... let's just say we chose not to use it.
Re pricing: i was quoted one price and when I asked if that was the best price I was quoted a substantially lower 'promotional' rate of $119 per night. + taxes etc.
Dining: check out the local Mexican place down the street - not the one in the shopping center. Turn left at the gas station and it is 1/2 mile or so on the right. Family dining, very good food and cheap.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
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