"Great Arizona Getaway"
We found Carefree Resort & Spa through the Expedia travel deals and were so happy with our choice. We came to Arizona for a week, and the Resort provided a perfect location for day trips to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Scottsdale, and great hiking trails. We only wished we had more time to explore the rest of the suggestions by the extremely friendly & […] helpful Concierge (Thanks Diane!). The resort has a shuttle to transport to nearby restaurants and hiking but also has a relationship with enterprise to have a car ready for you when you need. We found the shuttle helpful for some shopping and dining but really found the rental car best for seeing the National Parks and taking day trips. Overall we were so happy and would be glad to come back and stay again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel, excellent and friendly staff"
Amazing place to stay. Very friendly staff. CleanGenuine Expedia guest review
We stayed here because we were attending an event in Carefree. The room seemed dated. The best part of our stay was the shuttle that took us into town.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I have stayed here many times and have always enjoyed my stay. Staff is very courteous and the facilities are maintained very well. Very cozy place!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great time but started out bad"
This has been our 3rd time here. we had spent our first anniversary here two years ago and it was incredible. The manager sent us Champaign and bought us a beautiful dinner--it was amazing!! This year for our anniversary we arrived late Friday evening. The front desk man was friendly but told us that the ENTIRE hotel was sold out and there was not one […] room available with a decent view (LIE). we said OK and went to our room. The room that we received was HORRIBLE --probably the worst room at the resort. First it was below ground so it faced a cement wall. Second, It was next to the gold cart wire fence so it felt like a prison. The room did not even have patio furniture just to banquet chairs to sit out in front and look at the wall. It was bad. We went back to the front desk and stated it was unacceptable and the he "magically" found another room with a view!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful place in the Desert"
The hotel is clean and nice, and well appointed, rooms are on the large side, and they have open balconies. The Sunday brunch was fantastic. Staff was terrific. My only mild complaint was that the pillows were kind of overstuffed. Other than that it is a terrific place to relax.Genuine Expedia guest review
My husband and I stayed for one night and couldn't be happier. The room was outstanding, it was so clean and quiet. We ordered room service and received our food within 20 minutes and it was delicious. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We are locals and we will definitely stay there again for our short getaways.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room larger than we expected and staff excellent. One negative is that we could hear every foot step from the unit above us. Lucky they were not around much.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Old Hotel needs to be upgraded"
Old hotel needs to be upgraded......heater did not work froze our you know whats off and then had three service gents in the room for an hour and a half so we couldn't shower etc and get the heck out of there. What a shame this use to be a jewel of the desert now it's a rotten egg.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great deal and great resort"
The resort was more than expected. We had a great time and the view was amazing from our balcony. The staff were more than helpful and always smiling! We will defiantly be back!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Needs some attention"
Quiet, well needed. Convenient shuttle to my nearby conference. Food and prices good. All staff was excellent. I dropped something that rolled under the bed. As I looked, OMG!! Old food, lots of feathers maybe from a pillow fight, long time build up of dust. Bathroom counters and floors both have marble like pattern so that must have made it difficult […] to see what was not cleaned up from previous guest. Overall pleasant visit, front desk & door staff great, restaurant - food good, prices fitting, staff excellent and helpful. Disappointed no NFL Network for Sunday game coverage. Would stay again and recommend to friend. I booked through Expedia and was best price. Better than hotel website provided. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Yes, this place is a bit "vintage". Yes, this place was on a "skeleton crew". Yes, I had to sacrifice a mini fridge and a microwave to be "pool side" but..................this place was fantastic! There was a "resort fee" per night on top of the nightly charge, but other resorts are charging that kind of fee as well and it is MUCH higher than what I […] paid! The rooms were CLEAN, VERY, VERY CLEAN! The place was landscaped to the hilt! Not a leaf out of place! Hot coffee in the lobby at 7:00 am, and GOOD coffee too! The pool was clean, well kept and is heated during the off-season. For October 1st, the water was almost as warm as bath water - NICE! I counted the umbrellas in the pool area and there were 4, plus a cabana. I know another reviewer mentioned there weren't enough umbrellas or shade, so it looks like they fixed that. We ordered room service as a treat. My son had a cheeseburger to die for - on a pretzel bun WITH BACON and it came with a HEAPING amount of fries. My daughter had a Chicken Caesar wrap w/sweet potato fries & my other daughter had a Chicken Caesar salad. Good thing I just mooched off of them, because there was just so much food! The portions were VERY generous and the prices were extremely reasonable. Where it gets expensive is the dinner menu, which I am sure the food was just as good, just a bit out of our $$$$ range for this 'stay-cation'! We all had fun and I will keep this place in mind for a future visit! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Dated but niceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful Staff!! Thank you so much"
The kindness you showed our family was so wonderful!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice and all courteous, quiet and enjoyable"
Just very nice place, accommendations great, pool nice, food greatGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely resort in Carefree"
My husband and I decided to go to Binkey's restaurant for Restaurant Week; we decided to make a weekend of it and stay at the Carefree Resort the night of our dinner. The resort is lovely, very Arizona! We loved the free shuttle service, it took us to and from the restaurant - they even called the restaurant to let them know we'd be just a few minutes […] late since we were taking the shuttle. Our room was very comfortable and spacious! There was a nice patio to sit on and enjoy the views, and we lucked out with the weather during our stay. We decided to indulge and get room service for breakfast - while a bit pricey, the food was delicious and the serving size was generous. Unfortunately, there was a very noisy wedding party, and the walls are a bit thin. The pool was nice, though it could definitely use more shaded areas. Also, the lighting and mirror setup in the bathroom are not ideal for getting ready for a night out. I was excited to use the shower, but I found the shower head didn't provide as much pressure as I would have liked. Other than these few complaints, we had a wonderful stay and will definitely come back again and recommend it to our out-of-town guests. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Large clean rooms, great views, excellent food and very moderately priced.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Staff, shuttle service very accommodating...beautiful surroundings and facilities!Genuine Expedia guest review
"AZ in Aug!"
Huge Beautiful Room, could have used a mini fridge. Clean, Good Beds, quiet unless you open sliders during the day and then some pool fun could be heard. Staff is fabulous! Air Cond. was really good, lots to see on the grounds, landscaped walking trails around the hotel. Very pleasing to the eye, music playing during the day was not overwhelming.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great get away"
The suite we were in was amazing. The Resturant has the perfect size menu and the food was great!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Relaxation at it's finest!"
Me and a friend we able to spend 4 days of pure relaxation at the resort and enjoyed every minute. We went in August so the off-season which I'm sure helped with the personalized attention. The pool area was well maintained and clean, the food was top notch and the employees were very helpful and pleasant to be with.Genuine Expedia guest review
The resort was so stunning visually, and it was so peaceful. One of the most pleasent stays Ive ever had anywhere! I would go back in a heartbeat, as well as recommend the resort to my friends and family!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Premium king room"
Beautiful nice historic place. Large room with a nice history and amazing views in an amazing town. Only disappointment was the lack of a kitchenette. There was plenty of unused space for a small area for a little fridge and a bit of storage. I never enjoy brewing my coffee in the bathroom.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed in suite across from office. A/C was not sufficient. Staff very nice. Brought portable fan which helped a lot. Love the western decor & sculptures on the site. Beautiful sunsets. Their Lariat restaurant very good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I arrived for a girls weekend and was pleased with the accommodations.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Cozy and comfortable"
The king room was large, clean, with a great patio right by the pool. The shower head was fixed an tilted toward the wall so taking a shower was a little awkward, hit the wall with my arm a few times. I had a facial and pedicure at the spa which was great! Mariaj was friendly and very knowledgeable giving me a great spa experience. Away from the town, […] definately need the free shuttle service they offer or drive. Lots of young kids screaming in the pool, if you want quiet - book a room away from the pool. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"LOVE This hotel"
great accommodations and supper friendly staff members.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to city"
it was overall comfortable there were a few things that needed to be up-dated, some minor repairs. food was only ok. was disappointed that we had to sit in the bar when we wanted to dine with a view but they said they werent serving in the dining area at that time. Did not enjoy the bar atmosphere while having a basketball game for background noise. […] The grounds near our patio were not cleaned at all during our 3 day stay nor was the pool area as towels etc. were left there everyday in same place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Had a great time. Room location close to pool was perfect. Food was great!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very friendly staff ....."
Would recommend this hotel had a nice stay and experience ....Audrey was very pleasant and helpful.....only complaint was we called bc we were having some issues w the AC and Toilet which never happened....But overall our one night stay was very comfortable !Genuine Expedia guest review
"great Arizona spot"
wonderful location beautiful area relaxing need many food and shopping locationsGenuine Expedia guest review
"A great quiet getaway"
We were looking for somewhere to get away and just relax. It was perfect.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"cozy resort stay for the 4th of july"
I had a great time at the big pool and resort. Saw the fireworks from the pool. Great location and awesome shuttle service to the cave creek bars and restuarants.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"In the middle of fun activities"
The staff was very professional and courteous. The room was immaculate and provided very nice comfortable surroundings. Very quiet and easy to fall asleep on their superior bedding. Will certainly plan to stay there again when in the vicinity.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for everyone!"
Our room was great! It was large & clean & the grounds were beautiful. We had a small patio with chairs & a really pretty view. We wish we could have stayed longer, but we were booked the next day so we had to move on. Would definitely stay there again!!! The staff were very friendly & helpful also.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to family"
Enjoyed my stay. Front desk very helpful with directions. Staff friendly. Our room was clean. Nice swimming pool area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Staff was not helpful during check-in and I had to lug my suitcases a good distance. Things were old and not extremely well maintained. The room reminded me of a Holiday Inn. I do not plan to go back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
excellent service, very friendly staff. food was great too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to sights. Definately renting bikes next tri"
Wonderful! Felt like home :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The food was our only disappointment. Nothing special but a bit expensive. Audrey at the front door made our stay great. She was the most helpful employee and the friendliest. You need more of her. Oh, the maps you have are not great to people that don't know the area. We'd stay there if we ever are in the area again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Not one friendly staff person, they all seemed put out to be there. Very hard to get a drink, bartender unfriendly, waiter unfriendly.. They all seem to stand around. We had to always to ask for service. Couldn't get appetizers from the bar at the pool, and there was no pool bar as stated in description. Not fun at all, thank goodness for the shuttle […] into town. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We loved this resort and can't wait to plan our next getaway there again . They need to renovate the bathrooms at some point though. Rooms came with refrigerator, which is such a huge plus, especially in Arizona!! VERY friendly restaurant staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great and relaxing getaway"
My wife and I stayed there 28 years ago, on our first anniversary. Enjoyed it even more this year. Town of Carefree has grown up a little, but has retained the charm of Old Arizona. Nearby town of Cave Creek is also fun.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to pre-bike rally events in Cave Creek"
Stayed because the resort offered free shuttle service 24/7 to nearby Cave Creek which had pre-bike week events. Very nice resort, nice pool, and grounds. I asked for a balcony room with chairs and ended up with a ground level room with no outside seating. The manager handled an upset guest with great tact. Appeared the guest was overreacting in order […] to get something extra for nothing. The resort would probably be better off without those type of guests anyways, but well handled by manager/staff. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Though the staff was very friendly and professional, we were shocked by the additional charges for things that should be standard such as refrigerator and microwave. This resort nickle and dimes you in every way possible. Even though they charge a daily resort fee, they charge $25 per hour to play tennis. In terms of the room, it felt dark and outdated. […] The toilet wasn't bolted to the floor, the shower head wasn't fully attached, and the popcorn ceilings seemed very low. We weren't given the room that was booked which specifically requested a bathtub and when we asked to switch to a room with a shower and tub they put us in another room without a bathtub. This wouldn't matter but we had our baby and toddler with us. All in all we were very disappointed with this place and would not return. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Carefree was really great. Our room was very big. We were on the ground floor facing the pool. It was very quiet. The room service was really nice. The restaurant was also very good - had dinner and breakfest buffet. will ALWAYS stay here when visiting familyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Used to be my favorite getaway"
Lots to say...suffice it to say my room wasn't ready on LATE check in. Put in the wrong place during my family reunion, beds HURT, all but the night auditor/faux manager was quite pleasant. They work HARD to please guests, but seem shorthanded. Audrey, Scottie, Sarah, Martha, and cute blond gal at front desk, all very wonderful. I will think twice about […] staying again, but really want to give the names above GREAT BIG KUDOS for being wonderful! Pool is beautiful, too. Closed too early...10pm. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall good. Room service was okay. Found the convenience store on property was minimal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loud banging and vacuming at 9am Saturday(noon check out). Was told they were hanging pictures. Aldo i forgot expensive hair product there. Called and left message to save for me, they didn't return my call. When I finally got ahold of them the stuff was gone.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The Hotel was beautiful on arrival, fresh flowers and welcoming entrance. The parking is not ideal because you have to park a good distance from the main entrance which you have to walk throught to get to your room. The staff was friendly but we didn't receive any information about the hotel ammenities and there was nothing in the room so we had no […] idea what was offered. We found out about the shuttle only after asking which was great!! It runs 24 hours so we were able to go out and have a good time and not worry about driving. The restaurant food was excellent and not to pricey! Our room was huge and very comfortable but they are not updated like the lobby. After seeing the lobby you expect a nice updated room and it was clean but they still have popcorn ceilings, the sliding door was really difficult to open and close and the bathroom door had to be closed to get into the shower or you had to shut it before you sat on the toilet. Overall we would definitely stay again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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