January 1, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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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 3 days ago

The worst I have ever experienced. The walls in the dinning room looked like they needed to be painted. The most beautiful Giant Western Art Collection in the Southwest is gone except for a few small pieces. The food OK. The service was poor because not enough wait staff. The Bar is cold and lost it's warm feeling it used to have. The lobby is cod and sound is so loud it echos. It's like a cold day in hell.

CGOsbun - Carefree, Arizona

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I stay for 6 nights at the Carefree Resort. We have been there several times before and enjoyed the location and ambience. We reserved a room a few months ago for the end of November not knowing that a major renovation was going to take place. Apparently a California company bought the place and is turning it into a spa. They have taken the southwestern design out of the lobby and made it contemporary. Unfortunately! We had to stay in a room on the golf resort side that was run down, dirty, and small for a king room. The top of the blinds on the glass door was covered in dust. The bed was made with a flat sheet on top of an uncovered mattress. Not hygenically covered with a mattress pad. The sheet must have been queen size on a king bed as it barely covered the sides of the mattress or the foot of the bed. The bed skirt was a wrinkled mess shabbily placed on the bottom mattress. The walls needed repainting and when the toilet was flushed it was so loud it would have woken anyone trying to sleep. There was no place in the bathroom where the shower was to place your clothes so you could get dressed when done showering. All in all these rooms need a makeover too and we should have been notified of the renovation so we could have made other plans. The room was certainly NOT worth the $$ we paid.

Patricia E - Windermere, Florida

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

We were last here five years ago and thought we would try again in Oct this year. We saw the disclaimer re construction so were fully aware of the possible issues. On arrival reception was in a small back room but the ladies there couldn't have been more helpful in trying to find us a room in the Sonoran suites with a desert or pool view. Room was as we remembered and fine, but the patio cushions were disgusting. These were changed on request for some slightly less disgusting, but we were told new ones would be available following the refurb. The issues on internet connectivity we remarked on in 2012 were still apparent. Their engineer sympathised but couldn't do anything to improve things. We are in AZ again in Oct 2018 and are debating if we should just give it another try as we love the location. Been in touch with the reception there to discuss options, with a fairly disinterested response. So in two minds now

Teddall - Aylesbury, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel on a regular basis and we have NEVER had to leave a resort/hotel but this was by fair the worst experience I have ever experienced. We had a late check in and the staff was pretty unprofessional but it was late and we were starving so we just brushed it off. Went out to dinner and came back to our room which had the combined door wide open, the toilet was running, and bugs splattered on the ceiling and walls. I called the front desk and they told me to sit tight that someone would be there to escort us to our new room. No apologies. After 25 minutes a young man met us at our room to bring us to the new room. This new room, had a combining door that my 9-year old could kick it, the lock was almost falling off the door. As we walked around the room, we found wadded up dirty clothes in the cubby, the floors in the bathroom clearly had not been cleaned, and again dead bugs on the walls. I again, called the front desk and informed them that we would not be able to stay there. We grabbed all of our luggage and went to our car where the bell boy met us. He insisted that we would have 'the best room' on the property and I thanked him but told him that we had already made other arrangements. He then continued to beg us to stay and explained that if we chanced our mind, I can keep the room key and come back that evening. We of course DID NOT take the key. The whole experience was completely bizarre and made me completely uncomfortable. We had no other choice but to leave.

aimeee2 - Chicago, Illinois

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in the dark and, like anything out in that neck of the woods, it was hard to find as the signs are tiny and all must adhere to an apparent strict color code that cannot deviate from anything which does not naturally appear in the Sonora Desert. The hotel is under renovation (no construction noise during our stay, probably because it was Thanksgiving weekend), an important detail left out of TripAdvisor, so we followed several little signs to the temporary reservation desk, got our room keys and went to out room at the other end of the resort. Since there are no bell hops, It would have been helpful if the desk clerk had mentioned parking closer to our room and saved a lot of schlepping of baggage. Thankfully I found this out the next day. The room she gave us was strangely large and I am pretty sure the bathroom was just as big as the room at the Sheraton we stayed at earlier this year, but I believe it was ADA compliant; able to accommodate wheel chairs, etc. There was a lower peep hole on the door, plus the bathroom safety rails near the toilet and in the shower tub, all of it chrome. In fact, between the extra complicated valve and shower hose/sprayer and grab bars, it was hard to figure out how to turn the water on. Also, the extra fancy shower head sprayed more water than the (oddly cheesy) shower curtain could hold back and every shower taken by the 4 people in our family left a huge puddle on the floor that flowed out to the entry way. By day 2 we became more cognizant of this and tried to control the flooding, but the house maids were either used to it, or left wondering why our towels were always soaking wet. The beds wee comfortable, TV worked, wi-fi fast enough. floors clean (especially the tiled area we inadvertently cleaned). The grounds are beautiful and I appreciated the informational sheet about the history of the resort, the architect, well known to to the area, and heated pools. There was no complementary continental breakfast, we enjoyed breakfast at the Lariat restaurant Thanksgiving day. I might give it 4 stars if all the amenities were open and the desk staff were a bit more responsive (card keys failed mid-stay). The coffee could be MUCH better and our room was so large a small table and chairs would have served us nicely w/out impeding the potential wheel chair of other guests. We'll go back, but will make sure the renovations are completed first.

Charlie O

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