$77 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 28, 2014 Check-out: Dec 30, 2014

Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

4 stars
1069 Camino Caralampi, Rio Rico East, AZ 85648
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
51 reviews
Love it!

Such a gift to stay at this one of a kind resort! Quiet, beautiful facility and location Staff so... See full review

  • Gwendoly
  • Mar 30, 2014
Great value

There for just a quick overnight. Friendly staff. We arrived shortly before the kitchen closed, but... See full review

  • Sue and Bob
  • Feb 15, 2014
Discover simplicity, beauty, and understated elegance. The Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico combines the essence of the Old West with spirit of Old Mexico. With its acclaimed cuisine, championship golf, outdoor heated pool, and memorable vistas, Esplendor Resort offers an exciting place for travelers to enjoy the beautiful scenery and history of southern Arizona. The 179 comfortable guest rooms are adorned with evocative Southwest furnishings. Just 40 minutes south of Tuscon, Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico will transport you to another world.

Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico Rooms

Standard Double
Standard Double with two double beds, private patio or balcony overlooking the breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains, valley and spectacular Arizona sunsets, in-room coffee, cable/satellite T.V., pay movies, refrigerator, work and sitting area, full bath, hair dryer, iron/ironing board.
Standard King
Standard King with one king bed, private patio or balcony overlooking the breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains, valley and spectacular Arizona sunsets, in-room coffee, cable/satellite T.V., pay movies, refrigerator, work and sitting area, full bath, hair dryer, iron/ironing board.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

San Cayetano Dining Room
Enjoy tantalizing Continental fare served against a backdrop of the Santa Cruz Valley and Mountains or under the sparkling stars of the night sky when you dine at our San Cayetano Restaurant. Dine on regional items from the Primal Grill recipe menu from season three of the popular public TV show, Steven Raichlen of Primal Grill, which was filmed here at our Arizona resort.
San Cayetano Saloon & Bar in Rio Rico
Visit the nostalgia of the Old West in our onsite Rio Rico Saloon and bar. Enjoy your favorite appetizers or relax with a creative cocktail. On Wednesdays enjoy so saucy Salsa Night with live Latin music, plus take advantage of $2 mixed drinks at our onsite bar in Rio Rico. On Thursdays the Saloon bar in Rio Rico presents Maxima Night with DJ Charlie and $1 domestic drafts. Fridays are your moment to act like a superstar and bask in the spotlight with karaoke with Ricki Tiki.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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

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Guest Reviews (51)

Ratings and reviews for Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
51 out of 51
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.7
Value:
4

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Sad and Mad
Business
Atlanta
Oct 20, 2014

NOT a 4 start at all.

I first encountered mildew and mold in the shower the morning after I arrived. I asked the front desk to have housekeeping clean the bathroom, but after a long day out, I arrived to my room at 8:00PM to a dirty room. Nothing had been done. I called the front desk and they sent maintenance and I had to change room. There was not offer to help me move my luggage nor assistance. The next day I had breakfast at their restaurant and my coffee was cold, the eggs were cold, the beans in the dish were dried up and cold. Overall, my experience at this resort was 1/2 star. Only reason I gave them a half star was because the views were amazing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

You are better off going to McDonalds

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Al2good
Business
Rio Rico, Arizona
Jun 23, 2014

Beautiful Rooms

They have great suites and beautiful rooms. The pools are great and they have a hot tub.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Phoenix Bee
Business
Phoenix, AZ
May 27, 2014

Mountain Biking Weekend

I was looking for a quaint place to stay on a mountain biking weekend in Patagonia. I ended up choosing this place because it was billed as a "resort" and the amenities seemed like a nice upgrade over Patagonia's B&B's. I was wrong! Honestly, the place just simply run down and not clean. We were welcomed with a used cigarette but on the welcome mat which was never picked up during our stay. Each bed only had 1 pillow and neither seemed particularly clean. Old "tube" television. Lackluster food and service. Do yourself a favor and stay nearer to Patagonia and Nogales.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Cute Pizza Place next to the IGA in the strip mall at the bottom of the hill.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gwendoly
Business
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
Mar 30, 2014

Love it!

Such a gift to stay at this one of a kind resort! Quiet, beautiful facility and location Staff so friendly and fun!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sue and Bob
Business
Colorado
Feb 15, 2014

Great value

There for just a quick overnight. Friendly staff. We arrived shortly before the kitchen closed, but they happily made us a great meal. Good margaritas too!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Clubs Clemens
Business
Phoenix AZ
Feb 12, 2014

Beautiful Views

Hotel staff was very friendly upon check in. The restraunt staff was very friendly, but a bit slow in customer service. The menu at the hotel restraunt was OK and the food was very average.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

You are a short drive to the Mexico boarder

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Review of Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel Today
Business
Sun City West, AZ
Feb 8, 2014

Great view!

Had a fun experience & great view from the 3rd floor. Everything was awesome.....but left my Kindle there. Waiting to see if they ship it to me in a timely manner. If so, I'll feel like it was a mostly perfect stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mn vac
Business
MN
Feb 3, 2014

Esplendid

Nice location, little tired around the edges. Great breakfast close by at the Nickel Grille.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Nickel Grille for breakfast

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Review of Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mrs. Patty Daddy
Business
Tucson, AZ
Jan 26, 2014

Escape to Esplendor

This hotel was a nice one-night getaway. For the price I paid, it was a good deal. The room was not fantastic at all. But the restaurant, staff and other amenities were great. Which made the overall experience just fine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
casualaz traveler
Business
phoenix, az
Jan 12, 2014

Careful about double billing

I was billed by this website as well as the hotel. The hotel did not give me a receipt for the charges they billed me later. Numerous calls later, they hotel realized the double billing and removed their charges. Please make sure you check your credit card statement after the stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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