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Carefree Resort & Conference Center in Carefree, Arizona

Situated on 23 acres peppered with desert wildflowers, towering Saguaro, and Prickly Pear Cacti, the aptly named Carefree Resort & Conference Center is an authentic Southwestern retreat for those in need of rest and relaxation. Carefree Resort & Conference Center's 228 lavish guest room accommodations envelope you in architectural elements that celebrate both the Sonoran Desert and the tropical oasis of the resort's lush setting. Choose from spacious Sonoran Suites or palatial Resort and Premier Rooms.

Begin the day perfecting your backswing on one of the resort's five lighted championship tennis courts before slipping into one of the half-dozen treatment rooms at The Spa at Carefree for a tantalizing out-of-body spa experience. Choose from an array of desert inspired massages and body polishes that will help you unwind and set a perfectly peaceful tone for the remainder of your stay. Then, tempt your taste buds with traditional, yet innovative cuisine from thick, juicy steaks to succulent seafood dishes at The Lariat restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Lariat takes your dining experience to the next level with a warm ambiance and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. For those who prefer a refreshing al fresco experience, outdoor dining is offered on the Sunset Terrace, which overlooks the resort's gorgeous Serenity Pool and Botanical Garden. Indulge in a delicious nightcap in the Lounge's casual setting before returning to the decadence of your own personal oasis in the desert.

Location of Carefree Resort & Conference Center

Carefree Resort & Conference Center
37220 Mule Train Road
Carefree, Arizona

Nearest Airport: SCF

Amenities for Carefree Resort & Conference Center

  • General Information
  • 228 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Bicycle Rental
  • 2 Pools and a Children's Pool
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Tennis Courts
  • Car Rental
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Luxury Linens
  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Tennis
  • Nature Walks
  • Business
  • Conference Facilities
  • Family
  • Cribs
  • Rollaway Beds
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Culture & Arts
  • Educational
  • Golf
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Carefree Resort & Conference Center

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! This place may be getting on in years, but the plus side to that is the gorgeous setting in pristine and spectacular desert, with really great views and walks locally. I even heard coyotes howling at night! The room was a tad lackluster but had everything I needed. The landscaping is TERRIFIC, the desert plants are real interesting. I wish the view from the room had been other than the parking lot, but that was my choice not to upgrade. The resort is pretty big, with tennis courts and a great pool area which enjoys views to Black Mountain to the west, with those spectacular Arizona sunsets. If you're in the restaurant, you see the view too. Restaurant is pretty good - the food and house wine were, although service was a bit on the slow side. The bar area is a real throwback, and enjoyable for it, and the barfood was very good. Try the lobster mac and cheese with your dirty martini!

sjgiants - California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a lovely view and a nice vibe but the rooms are very out of date. The employees are wonderful. The bar is great. The food is also quite good though the service is very slow. Front desk is also very helpful. No working a/c in my suite.

Travelingbear1000 - Oakland, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought the resort was really pretty! The large tennis courts were fun, the old time theme and grounds were fun to adventure & see. The pool is big & heated, nice jacuzzi too. But the room we were given did not face anything pretty. It was "down stairs" and faced a concrete wall with a parking lot behind it. Also, was told that all taxes were paid for by Expedia ...but we had a "resort fee" added on & more tax before leaving!?!

Nicole G - Mendota Heights, Minnesota

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed here for an overnight stop during our tour of the western USA. The room was comfortable and large but could do with some updating. We had been warned that the restaurant was slow so we allowed an hour for our breakfast. There were only a few other customers in the restaurant but it took a while for our order to be taken and we were not told about the buffet which would have saved some time. The staff seemed in chaos with different people going to different tables. The food when it arrived was good but I had to ask for a glass of water which I am still waiting for! It took time for the check to be given to us then we were left again I eventually had to go to the waitress to give her the money. As this had all taken over an hour I just paid, what I hadn't realised that 20%gratuity had automatically been added - the poor service did not warrant this and had we not been short of time I would have checked this more carefully. It was a great shame that this chaotic service is my overriding impression of the hotel. The grounds of the hotel are well kept and the pool area looked good. I hope that the management will address the service issues in the restaurant to enhance the experience of other customers.

wgsmall2017 - Basingstoke, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, the property is in dire need of an update. It's old and our room was falling apart, needing serious repair. If it's a quiet getaway you're looking for, this is the place. Then again, you're in Carefree, which is really out in the desert. It gets really dark there at night. We were there in March and the place was very quiet--the main clientele seems to include families with children, as well as conference and weddings (although we saw neither of the two events happening when we were there. Ghost town.) Room: As mentioned, in serious need of repair and updates. Other disappointments: 1. Blowdryer was missing 2. Alarm clock was missing 3. Microwave wasn't working and is hard to use 4. Due to the room being old, there is a serious lack of electrical outlets and the lighting is very dark. There are NO installed lights in the ceiling in the main room--all the lighting comes from plugged in lamps. 5. Our room featured 2 queen beds--but were more like a larger double. Room was very small and featured black furniture which didn't really match each other and the color seemed to make the room seem even more closed in. 6. Bathroom features 2 sinks, but please take a look at my attached photos for more details. One of the sinks was cracked. The space between the bathroom door and toilet is also very tight. Not good if you're a tall person. Pool & Amenities 1. There is only one pool and a hot tub. Can get noisy especially if there are kids or rowdy adults. There is a firepit at night. Be forewarned that there is NO poolside service. Tumbleweeds. Again, ghost town...nobody will come out to serve you. Go inside if you want service of any kind. 2. Having said that, we didn't eat at the restaurant there, but there's only one there. Save your money and go back to the town of Cave Creek, closeby and where there's a street of some cool restaurants. As for positive aspects, the staff is responsive to help and react to requests. There is also a nice little desert garden in the middle of the property by the pool.

Jackie S - Bothell, Washington

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