$66 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 16, 2015 Check-out: Aug 18, 2015

Carefree Resort and Conference Center

4 stars
View map of 37220 Mule Train Road, PO Box 3500, Carefree, AZ 85377

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
102 reviews
Great Winter Retreat!

Wonderful location in the desert but centrally located between Phoenix & Sedona.exquisite... See full review

  • Barbie J.
  • Mar 18, 2015
Great place to relax.

I was there for a conference. Had a few problems but the staff took care of it right away. The food... See full review

  • Husker21
  • Jul 15, 2014
Carefree Resort & Conference Center's 218 guest room accommodations envelope you in architectural elements that celebrate the Sonoran Desert and the tropical oasis of the Resort's lush setting. Choose from our brand new luxurious Carefree Suites or our oversized Resort and Premier Rooms, with beautiful views of the natural desert surroundings. Carefree Resort has an array of accommodation options to fit every guest's need. Enjoy traditional, innovative cuisine including thick, juicy steaks and succulent seafood dishes at The Lariat restaurant, or cozy up to a warm lounge setting with signature cocktails in the Lounge. 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. Outdoor dining is also offered on the Sunset Terrace, which overlooks the Resort's Serenity Pool and Botanical Garden. The Carefree Resort offers a variety of recreation services to cater to your individual needs. Enjoy six renovated treatment rooms in our full service spa, private locker and steam rooms, and services such as massages, facials, and body polishes to revitalize you from head to toe. Want a more active vacation? The Carefree Resort offers 5 outdoor lighted championship tennis courts, a tennis pro shop and our very own USPTA 1 Director of Tennis. Although the Carefree Resort does not have golf on-site, our golf pro can arrange discounted tee times at one of the many area courses. Our Concierge can also assist with a variety of other recreation, from hot air balloon rides to horseback riding. Bikes and motorized Scooters are also available for Carefree Resort's guests to use during their visit.

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Carefree Resort and Conference Center Rooms

Premier Resort King Rooms
1 king bed with premium bedding and triple sheeting. Balcony or patio with views of golf course, desert, or garden. 550-square-foot room. Flat-panel TV. Direct-dial phone with voice mail and free local calls. Complimentary wireless Internet access and weekday newspapers. Bathroom with shower or tub, hair dryer, and complimentary toiletries. Functional window. Non-smoking room.
Resort Room
2 queen beds with premium bedding. Triple sheeting 550-square-foot room. Flat-panel TV. Direct-dial phone with voice mail and free local calls. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Complimentary weekday newspapers. Refrigerator and microwave (on request)and coffee/tea maker. Bathroom with shower or tub, hair dryer, and complimentary toiletries. Non-smoking room.
Premier Resort Rooms
2 queen beds with premium bedding and triple sheeting. Balcony or patio with views of golf course, desert, or garden. 550-square-foot room. Flat-panel TV. Direct-dial phone with voice mail and free local calls. Complimentary wireless Internet access and weekday newspapers. Bathroom with shower or tub, hair dryer, and complimentary toiletries. Functional window. Non-smoking room.
Carefree 1 Bedroom Suite - 1 King Bed
The Carefree Suites at Carefree cater to the discriminating guest. Surrounded in cool hues of silver and azure blue, the Carefree Suites are rich with numerous upgraded room amenities, luxurious bathrooms featuring rain fall showers, granite counter tops, flat panel TVs, and a refrigerator. A 1 Bedroom King Suite includes a separate oversized King bedroom and upgraded bathroom with dual sinks, as well as a separate parlor with dining area, mini-fridge and microwave. The Carefree Suites at Carefree are adjacent to Carefree Resort's Tennis Center and near The Spa.
Carefree 2 Bedroom Suite
The Carefree Suites at Carefree cater to the discriminating guest. Surrounded in cool hues of silver and azure blue, the Carefree Suites are rich with numerous upgraded room amenities, luxurious bathrooms featuring rain fall showers, granite counter tops, flat panel TVs, and a refrigerator. A 2 Bedroom Suite includes a separate oversized King bedroom and 2 Doubles bedroom, 3 full bathrooms, as well as a separate parlor with dining area, mini-fridge and microwave. The Carefree Suites at Carefree are adjacent to Carefree Resort's Tennis Center and near The Spa.
Carefree 1 Bedroom Suite - 2 Double Beds
The Carefree Suites at Carefree cater to the discriminating guest. Surrounded in cool hues of silver and azure blue, the Carefree Suites are rich with numerous upgraded room amenities, luxurious bathrooms featuring rain fall showers, granite counter tops, flat panel TVs, and a refrigerator. A 1 Bedroom 2 Doubles Suite includes a separate bedroom with 2 Double beds, as well as a separate parlor with dining area, mini-fridge and microwave. The Carefree Suites at Carefree are adjacent to Carefree Resort's Tennis Center and near The Spa.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Wheel chair access

Dining

Lariat Restaurant and Lounge
Enjoy traditional, innovative cuisine including thick, juicy steaks and succulent seafood dishes at The Lariat restaurant, or cozy up to a warm lounge setting with signature cocktails in the Lounge. 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. Outdoor dining is also offered on the Sunset Terrace, which overlooks the Resort's Serenity Pool and Botanical Garden. Full service restaurant and lounge serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Carefree Resort & Conference Center reflects meeting expertise in its design. Seventeen versatile meeting rooms and a variety of outdoor options, from small conference suites to our legendary 11,000 sqft Opera House, allow us to offer you the most appropriate and inspiring setting for every program. The Resort's entire staff exemplifies our commitment to helping you achieve your meeting goals. When every detail of your meeting is perfect, you leave feeling more on target to meet your goals.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Carefree Resort and Conference Center

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
102 out of 102
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.1

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Carefree Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DK on vaca
Business
N/A
May 17, 2015

Good overnight stay

Went up to Cave Creek for my girlfriends birthday. Had dinner at Binkley's and instead of driving all the way back into the city, decided to stay at this resort. The room was really nice, bed was comfortable, just no internet. Didn't affect us that much as we weren't in the room for much. The resort has a really nice pool area, wish we would have stayed there longer to take advantage of it

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Carefree Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eric g.
Business
N/A
Apr 14, 2015

Great Value

Great value for the location and type of resort. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay outside of the downtown area at a resort but does not want to pay the ridiculous cost

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Carefree Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Barbie J.
Business
N/A
Mar 18, 2015

Great Winter Retreat!

Wonderful location in the desert but centrally located between Phoenix & Sedona.exquisite landscaping, beautiful pool area, staff eager to please. Welcoming lobby, rooms very clean & have a great western theme. We plan to return every year, hopefully with our kids & grands. Classy without being "uppity": sooo comfortable! Perfect winter getaway!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Carefree Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Arthur
Business
Mercer Island
Jan 18, 2015

business trip

The hotel room no. is not lit at night, and one cannot find the room at night. I watched the poor room service guy going to multiple rooms before locating the right room for delivery, as I did when I was checking in. Please either put room numbers along the side walk, or put a light over it outside the door.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Carefree Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
hotel guest 999999
Business
AZ
Oct 18, 2014

Affordable for the area.

I have stayed here twice while in the area, both times have just been overnight. It is always the best deal with a good location and good amenities but at a third of the cost.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Carefree Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Oma Cattis
Business
Manhattan, New York
Sep 12, 2014

Good Hotel for a Reasonable Price

I came to the area for "house hunting" for our retirement.This is a good hotel for a good price. It has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and desert vegetation. The large pool and area was well maintained and not overcrowded. I really enjoyed this part. Location is convenient to Carefree and Cave Creek, just a couple of miles away. Hotel provides shuttle, although I had my own car that I could park for free. The room was outdated but clean. I enjoyed the balcony. One night I came back after 10 pm and was starved. The (only) hotel restaurant was already closed, as well as the room service! The staff was friendly but not exceptional. Overall i liked my stay and would come back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

All restaurants in the area, including the one in the hotel, close at 10 pm.

Review of Carefree Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Coltsluck
Business
Phoenix
Jul 29, 2014

Weekend getaway spot

Love this place we go a couple weekends a year to get away. Prices are decent and we really like the shuttle we can take to and from the bars and restaurants. Try the fish tacos at their restaurant!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Carefree Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Husker21
Business
Henderson NV
Jul 15, 2014

Great place to relax.

I was there for a conference. Had a few problems but the staff took care of it right away. The food was excellent & a very fair value. All of the staff was accommodating to our conference needs & individual needs. Plan on returning for just some relaxation time with my dog.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of restaurants in carefree.

Review of Carefree Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Katie cooks
Business
Flagstaff, az
Jun 4, 2014

Wonderful overnight

I stayed for just one night because I was just there to eat at a restaurant in town. Everything was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Take advantage of the shuttle!

Review of Carefree Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Triplets Dad
Business
Dallas, TX
May 9, 2014

Nice but not flawless

The staff made the difference, as in I would have no problem returning. Only complaint was the sheets and towels weren't clean, and I'm a bit finicky about finding hairs on supposedly clean linens. And the pillows were old as dirt. But the restaurant was great and the bartender friendly, and the $4 happy hour wine glasses were a nice find.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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