The only problem was that we wished we had stayed longer! The grounds and casita were beautiful! Staff was very friendly and helpful, and we actually kind of liked the resort fee because that covered all tipping without there being any awkwardness.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Boulder was FABULOUS"
It may have been 108 outside but my room (casita!) was perfect temperature. The staff was super friendly, the room fabulous and comfy and the amenities were great! I can't wait to go back and experience the spa in greater depth.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel staff was amazing and very accommodating hotel needs fixes around the pools and leather chairs in rooms had little tears....but overall beautiful hotel!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My wife and I had a very relaxing stay! We would love to make this a yearly spot.Genuine Expedia guest review
"ASU Graduation family celebration"
We had a wonderful stay at the Boulders. The grounds are scenic and beautifully maintained. The rooms were elegant and extremely comfortable, and we all wanted to take our beds home, as it was like sleeping down pillows. Food was amazing and we ate twice at the resorts Spotted Donkey, which had great atmosphere. Mexican food and signature margaritas. […] Poolside service was great and the wraps and sandwiches were terrific. I was was treated to an 80 minute massage for Mothers Day which was amazing! The spa is nicely appointed with whirlpool, dry and wet saunas and a beautifully tranquil pool area separate from the main resort pool. The Boulders was a great getaway and we definitely had a lovely and relaxing time. Highly recommended. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great but service"
For high end i was shocked with service issues. Check in took a long time and they quoted the wrong information. At check out they never accounted for my resort credit and over charged. They were unclear on what resort credit could then be used for. You need a golf cart to get everywhere and at one point our pick up was forgotten completely, we called […] back to no answer, then when finally reaching them we had to be switched from one cart to another. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not as good as they used to be"
I came to a conclusion that every time Hilton buys a property, they royally mess it up. No more charm, great service, or food. We used to frequent Boulders back in the 90s to play golf and vacay. It was one of our favorite places as was La Quinta Resort in Palm Desert. Well both are now Waldorf Astoria properties and both have gone down the hill. Service […] is off, in-room dining is atrocious! Worst food in my life! Front desk, not well trained. Will not return to this hotel. My review was a lot more detailed, but this website won't let me type more than 1500 characters. :( Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"beautiful relaxing escape"
We went to The Boulders for a quick weekend for our anniversary. It was relaxing, beautiful and private. A true gem in the desert- we will return!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great facility, great golf, great views, excellent serviceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent weekend getaway"
The rooms were very nice. A little older, but very nice and secluded among the boulders. Service was spectacular and all the on site personnel were friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relaxing, Accommodating, Therapeutic"
Rooms are spread across the resort with wonderful, short walks and serene atmosphere in every direction. Wildlife and local vegetation is thriving, as well as their enjoyment in accomplishing your 200% satisfaction with everything they do. The Bell Staff is available to take you anywhere on the resort, or pick you up and are extremely friendly and welcoming. […] The Grounds are Beautiful and Relaxing and mystical. The golf course is surrounded in beauty, as with each and every room. They are technologically savvy, and respond quickly to text messages set up at your initial visit with their smiling, friendly, warm front desk and concierge personnel. Their drinks at the pool(s) are refreshing, and everywhere you go, there is a smile on the staff and visitor's faces. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"bad golf experience"
The hotel is beautiful and the Pueblo I was in was great. Unfortunately we ran into a problem that was not handled well. On the golf course we ran into a 5 person group that wouldn't let us thru so a 4 hour round turned into a 5 hour + round. We called the pro shop and spoke to a very nice assistant but no help was forthcoming and no offer of compensation […] for this was offered. As a business I would have gone out of my way to make up for messing up an expensive round of golf. Maybe I am sour grapes over missing my next tee time but nevertheless they should have at least offered a discount. Bad PR. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Dear A Traveler, Thank you for your kind comments with regards to the beauty, that is The Boulders. We are deeply sorry for the disappointments you encountered and offer our sincere apologies for the lapse in service you received and the inconvenience you experienced. It is our true desire to extend a relaxing and tranquil stay to all who visit, and we truly regret letting you down as our guest. We are most grateful for sharing your candid comments.
Treat yourself to the spa, it is wonderful. If you plan on hanging out at the pool get there early....there are not many lounge chairs. The spa pool is better than the main one.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Our room was beautiful - the nicest of four hotel stays for that particular vacation. Our spacious casita and its wooded deck were private, but located inconveniently as far from the main lodge as possible on a rather large property. I worried less about gaining weight on the trip because I was doing a lot of walking to the lodge and its pool and back. […] The lodge pool was not clean - there was scum floating in one corner and pieces of food floating here and there and lots of children in swim diapers. We were located near the spa and its pool but my eleven year old daughter wasn't allowed to swim in that pool since she wasn't 18. We made other plans the last day so we didn't have to use the pool. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful dessert oasis with fabulous spa"
The boulders is beautiful with spacious and very nicely appointed rooms. Staff were friendly and courteous and when a ride was needed they were there in seconds it seems. The spa is large beautifully appointed and not over done -- truly elegant. Spa staff were very nice and service excellent. Only disappointment was the food. We arrived a little after. […] 10 pm and wanted a light dinner. Only thing available from room service were a choice of three plastic wrapped sandwiches. At lunch we waited over 50 minutes to be served a mediocre bowl of soup and salad. Breakfast was the best meal. The grounds are exquisite with vast varieties of cactus. Beautifully maintained. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
peaceful, quiet, clean, awesome setting gorgeous golf course, top notch tennis facilities...beautiful walking pathsGenuine Expedia guest review
"Upscale resort with excellent service"
Room (casita) was beautiful. Very peaceful. Don't go with premium margarita at mexican restaurant. No better than the standard one at half the price. Golf course looks spectacular but I did not play.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall it was a good weekend. We got very little rest Saturday night as the result of loud group in a near by unit. I call security twice but the noise did not end until the group broke up over an hour later. This was around 3am. The resort is very nice and in a great surrounding.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Service - Great Hotel"
Everything was great at this resort. But what really struck me was how well taken care of we felt. Whoever is running this place has done a great job training the staff to anticipate your needs and take ownership over meeting them. Here is an example that told me everything I needed to know about this place. We were at the Grill for lunch and we ordered […] two different drinks. When they arrived, they looked the same, but were in two different type of glasses. The waitress did not know which was which and she had to ask the bartender. When the bill came, we were given one of the drinks for free because of the confusion. That a resort would make amends for what was really a non-event was remarkable to me. Room was great. Beautiful golf course. Just top notch. (I have traveled a bit and stay at this type of resort.) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Enjoyed the boulders. First class accommodations and service. On the pricey side but a great experience if you are not on a budget.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect Girls Getaway!"
We just came back from a 4 night stay at the Boulders. We enjoyed the 4 nights in a casita (basically a condo) that had 2 bedrooms (kings beds in each) and 2 bathrooms. Also a full kitchen, washer/dryer, patio and family room. If you are looking to stay at more of a condo rather than a hotel, i would definitely stay at the Boulders. We made breakfast […] every morning and drank wine by our fireplace every night. There's a great grocery store about 5 minutes south called AJ's and we went shopping there a few times. Also, there are many restaurants and quick places to eat (starbucks and such) nearby too. We ate in Kierland one night at Mastro's Ocean club which was about 15 minutes away. Another day we drove into Phoenix and downtown Scottsdale. About a 45 minute drive. The hotel is a little further out so just know that if you choose this hotel. we didn't mind being further out because the amenities were amazing. The spa is truly one of the best I have ever been to. There are 4 pools on the property. we went to the spa pool everyday. we stopped at the resort pool which was nice, but we wanted more of a kid-free zone so we opted for the spa pool. I don't really have anything bad to say about the Boulders. we will be back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice but with some major let-downs..."
First off don't plan on checking in even a minute early - we got there at 2pm and check in is at 3pm - no one was getting into their room early. They say they will "call you" when it's ready - well we never got a call and they won't call the housekeeping staff to check on the status. We finally got into our room about 3:15pm. There are only two small […] pools, the one adult pool is small and all the chairs at both pools are taken by 9:30am so if you want a seat get there EARLY. There isn't enough pool staff taking orders for drinks/food. Just one person. The rooms are nice, but the bathrooms are outdated. I think this was 5 stars a decade or two ago. The scenery is spectacular - can't be beat. But if you want to go to dinner or shopping, etc. in Scottsdale it is quite a drive - at least 30 minutes to Old Town. There is a valet car service that comes with the $30 per day resort fee, but it takes a while to actually get the car. We ended up just finding the lot and parking the car ourselves, which I don't think they appreciated. Overall it was a good stay, but we won't be back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Dear Jessie, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent stay at The Boulders Resort. On behalf of the entire team we are truly sorry for the less than favorable experience you encountered during your stay. The Boulders is located in the high Sonoran Desert and offers our guests a tranquil and relaxing get-away. Your valuable and candid feedback is greatly appreciated as it allows our team to evaluate our short comings and improve upon the service we extend to all who visit. Once again, please accept our sincere apologies for letting you down as our guest. It will be our true pleasure to welcome your return and demonstrate the improvements you have inspired. With our deepest appreciation, The Boulders Team
"Are you kidding?"
Waldorf Astoria--great name, fantastic properties, highest quality customer service. Not always! The Boulders property was beautiful. May move there. But whoever heard of a four star hotel/resort with a main dining room that was closed in the high season and not for anything other than being closed. Could not get dinner on the propertyon two of the […] four days we were there. You could walk or shuttle to two lesser restaurants five minutes away. And the reataurant staff and bartenders all needed lessons in customer service. Weak at best! And this is a spectacular place with a quality name on it. And yet we would go back tomorrow to be in this very special atmosphere. They just need to work on their food service and staff inside the restaurant. Nothing a good F&B man or woman couldn't fix. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect getaway spot!"
Wonderful. Very quiet and relaxing. Just what I'd hoped.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent resort. Lots of outdoor things to do...run, bike, hike, rock climbing. Spa and fitness center were terrific. All of this well suited for our active family. Each of the dining options worked well for us. Nothing too fancy. Golf course looked nice. Nearby by town of Cave Creek worth exploring. Lots of interesting places.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very beautiful and maintained Resort."
Everything about this resort was very pleasing except the service at the pools. Whenever trying to order a drink or food, we waited 30 minutes or more to order...then another 30 minutes to get the items. The staff was pleasant, just not enough personnel to meet the demands of the patrons at the pool.Genuine Expedia guest review
Everything about this resort is amazing. Food, Service, views, rooms, etc! No better place to stay in Scottsdale!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful desert surroundings"
Casitas were private and quiet. The bed was heavenly. The boulders and grounds were impressive. The staff was super nice. The $30/day resort fee gets you valet parking, wifi, and tips for everyone except food service. The food at the palo verde was fabulous! Do plan on $50 for breakfast for two w coffee and tip yikes. Overall we loved it!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Scottsdale getaway"
We had a great stay at the Boulders which stands out as a great golf hotel with exceptional service and a great environment for kids.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not a five star resort"
The Boulders is a nice facility, but not a five start resort. The rooms were dated, the staff was distant, and the technology (internet, media, and television services) were weak.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel however remote to city life"
room was clean, view was beautiful, staff was pleasantGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A first-class north Scottsdale 5 star resort."
The best trained, professional and friendliness staff we can remember anywhere: starting with the gate guard, to check-in, to room service, to golf clubhouse staff, and everyone else. We got lost on a walk in the dark and the manager on duty drove out and picked us up. First-class setting and amenities. Very well groomed grounds and great scenery. Will […] return again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I was attending a real estate conference in Scottsdale and couldn't get a room at the location until later in the week so I booked at The Boulders without really knowing anything except its affiliation with the Waldorf group. What an AMAZING place. I've traveled to many 5 star resorts and destinations and this ranks among the best in every way. A unique […] location, beautiful accomodations, great spa and other facilities. The best!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Girlfriend Birthday Trip"
It was amazing! Worth every penny. We were treated like millionaires from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. I loved that they didn't treat us like the ragamuffins even though they knew we had paid the Hotels.com price and not the regular (double) price. We felt pampered and luxurious. It was a beautiful resort and exceeded every expectat […] ion! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Dear K, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We hope you enjoyed celebrating your "Girls Birthday Trip" with us. We are glad we were able to make your stay with us so memorable as strive to provide the best service to all of our guests. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming your return.
Beautiful property with stunning desert and golf course views. Abundant wildlife and super friendly staff. Would have stayed longer if possible, will definitely be back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Service was exceptional.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved our stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Most beautiful and relaxing place.Genuine Expedia guest review
Was everything people had said about it. Enjoyed the views and luxury.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A Perfect Girls Weekend"
4 girls who had never traveled together, a 30th birthday celebration, and a new area for all of us. You'd think it'd be a disaster but staying at The Boulders Resort was absolutely amazing. We reserved a 2/2 Pueblo Villa and were upgraded to a 3/3 Pueblo Villa w/o even knowing it until we got inside & the bellman showed us around! While we had originally […] planned to take in a full day at the Spa, we quickly realized there was so much to do outdoors that we opted to go for hikes, climb up The Boulder Trail, and enjoy the pool instead. We ran into an issue with our oven on the 2nd night when making dinner & management quickly solved the issue by letting us use the kitchen at a neighboring villa that was empty. Housekeeping was even considerate enough to come back when they realized we were all still asleep one morning. I'd recommend staying in a Pueblo Villa if you have a small group going. You'll have a full kitchen and area to relax in all together. Stop at AJ's Fine Foods, grab some groceries & drinks, and enjoy just being in the area! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Dear Ana S., Thank you for sharing you special Girls Weekend experience with us. We are so glad you were able to celebrate a 30th birthday with us and that we were able to make it so memorable for "4 girls who had never traveled together". We hope you enjoyed all The Boulders had to offer from our breathtaking Sonoran Desert locale, to our amazing outdoor activities, to our spacious accommodations. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us, and we look forward to welcoming you and your ladies again soon.
Staff exceptional, tennis courts were great, pool beautiful by the boulders!Genuine Expedia guest review
"New Year's Eve stay"
Wonderful way to end a year and start a new year. Outstanding property and surrounding area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Absolutely gorgeous, but it should be at $1000/night. Need to work on timeliness, as I had to wait for an hour for the room to be finished at 4 in the afternoon.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Terrific location; great room; beautiful grounds"
A terrific experience at The Boulders. A truly beautiful place.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Didn't want to leave"
Fantastic! The hotel was beautiful,peaceful and calm. The staff was unbelievable. I have never stayed anywhere with such helpful and cheerful staff…across the board. Did not come across one person who wasn't. We m( me, my husband and three teenage kids) stayed in a villa and played lots of tennis. Tennis was perfect! We didn't want to leave!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relaxed and energizing"
A stunning setting and a restful retreat. Enjoyed a crackling fire in the cool evenings, the comfortable club chairs and immaculate beds. Huge closets do everything can be put away to keep a serene atmosphere. The spa and pool were first rate. The cowboy singer in the lounge was happy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Can't wait to go back"
This quiet, beautiful setting was exactly what we wanted for a quick getaway!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We decided to splurge on our hotel room in our recent trip to Phoenix. The Boulders was absolutely stunning. Our room was so cozy especially once the fire was lot in our fireplace. The staff was friendly and attentive. Our toddler loved this resort as well. They provided a great crib fit get to sleep in and she was gifted toys by two different staff […] members. We hada great breakfast in the main Lodge and enjoyed a family hike to the top of the Boulder. We would book a room here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My husband and I love to visit the Boulders. We have stayed in many hotels in the Scottsdale area but this is by far our favorite. The hotel staff are just great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Worth Every Penny!"
The Boulders continues to amaze me every time we stay. If there is ever a doubt about how they are above other locations, just stay somewhere else and it'll be painfully obvious. I find myself comparing and other locations simply fall short.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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