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CIVANA Carefree Resort, Carefree

3.5-star3.5 stars
37220 Mule Train RdCarefreeAZ85377United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

Mountain resort in Carefree with 2 outdoor pools, spa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Tasty breakfast
Great pool
Delicious food
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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CIVANA Carefree Resort, Carefree

from $386
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  • Carefree King and Parlor
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Signature Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

About CIVANA Carefree Resort, Carefree

This spa property is located in the historical district, in Scottsdale, close to Desert Forest Golf Club and Boulders Golf Club.

Resort Features.
Carefree Resort encompasses 23 acres of the Sonora high desert peppered with desert wildflowers, towering saguaro, and prickly pear cacti. The resort offers 5 lighted tennis courts, and a fitness facility. This resort offers complimentary transportation to destinations within three miles (subject to availability) and free valet parking. The onsite spa offers massage and treatment rooms, facial treatments, and beauty services. Business amenities include wireless Internet access, 8 meeting rooms for small groups, and business services. Complimentary weekday newspapers are available daily at the front desk. Carefree Resort & Conference Center has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Room service is available during limited hours. Event facilities consist of a ballroom, exhibit space, conference rooms, and banquet facilities. This is a smoke free property.

Balconies open to mountain or desert views. Amenities featured in all 189 guestrooms include triple sheeting, climate control, coffee/tea makers, and flat-panel HDTVs with premium cable channels. In addition, amenities available on request include turndown service and wake-up calls. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and direct-dial phones. Bathrooms provide designer toiletries and hair dryers. Guestroom services include housekeeping.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 189 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-1:00 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room (up to 50 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free valet parking (limited)

  • RV/bus/truck parking


  • Free area shuttle within 3 mi

  • Free shopping center shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 5
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 8
  • Conference space size (feet) - 12000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1115
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8
  • Year Built 1963
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Spa at Carefree has 5 treatments rooms, a relaxation lounge, separate men's and women's locker rooms, and a spa boutique. Treatments include massages, skin care, aromatherapy, and body treatments.


The Lariat - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 5
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals on site


  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

CIVANA Carefree Resort, Carefree’s small print

Also known as

  • Carefree Resort
  • Carefree Hotel Carefree
  • Carefree Resort And Conference Center
  • Carefree Hotel
  • Carefree Resort Conference Center


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the health club or fitness facility without adult supervision.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 17.50 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • Self parking

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 12 and USD 30 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 30 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50-75 per pet, per stay (maximum USD 75 per stay)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around CIVANA Carefree Resort, Carefree


  • Desert Forest Golf Club - 2 min walk
  • Carefree Desert Gardens and Sundial - 17 min walk
  • Boulders Golf Club - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Cave Creek Museum - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Rancho Manana Golf Club - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Legend Trail Golf Club - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Desert Foothills Theater - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km

Getting around

  • Phoenix, AZ (DVT-Phoenix Deer Valley) - 31 min drive
  • Scottsdale, AZ (SCF) - 32 min drive
  • Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) - 43 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Limited parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 263 reviews

CIVANA Carefree Resort, Carefree
Very Good8.0
The renovation looks great...few more little things here and there but all will be great at the end!
Annie, us1 night trip with friends
CIVANA Carefree Resort, Carefree
Terrible! The place is being remodeled and shouldn’t be open. Staff surly. Everything outside filthy. Didn’t clean our room one day and acted confused when we weren’t happy. Why a resort fee too?
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
CIVANA Carefree Resort, Carefree
I was not told about renovation of the hotel, spa, restraunt.. I was very disappointed and will not stay there again.
Rozanna, us1 night business trip
CIVANA Carefree Resort, Carefree
Nice but currently being remodeled
Nice location but about half of the facility is being remodeled and is unusable. We were visiting friends so the hotel was just a home base. Currently (12/17), I would not use it as a get away resort. Nothing on the site mentions the construction. I would have chosen elsewhere.
Kim, us1 night trip with friends
CIVANA Carefree Resort, Carefree
Hoping for compensation!!
To Whom it may concern, When the hotel room was booked I was unaware that the hotel was under reconstruction. Otherwise, I would have choose somewhere else for my sister and her husband stay. Unfortunately, there were a number of things wrong with the room. (2252) Where do I begin......first the beds were not level. Not sure why but they were slanted. Housekeeping should have noticed that. Second,None of the outlets worked in thwir room not even in the bathroom. There was one that worked but had to move dresser just a little to use the plug. Third the TV did not work. Fourth, there were no towel racks in the bathroom to hang our used towels so that we could help the environment a little. Fifth, our DOOR to our room did not lock. Unfortunately, housekeeping did not so when we returned later that evening to our room the door was open. Thankfully nothing was taken. We did notify the front desk but no one came till later the next day. The day before my sister and her husband departed. Lastly, and the most important one is the AIR CONDITIONER did NOT WORK!!! That is a pretty important one since we are In Arizona. So my sister and her spouses were not able to be cool in there room. Not sure why there was no attempt to fix any of these issues until the night before my sister left. Sincerely, Dezirae and Michael Baciewicz Please contact us. Thank you
A Traveler, us4 night family trip

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