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Room type

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children, 4 infants)

Premier Room, 2 Queen Beds

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children, 4 infants)

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Suite, 2 Double Beds (Sonoran)

Max Occupancy: 6 guests (up to 5 children, 4 infants)

Suite, 1 King Bed (Sonoran)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Get an overview of this hotelHigh-desert resort in foothills near Scottsdale

Located in Carefree, Carefree Resort & Conference Center is in the historical district, minutes from Desert Forest Golf Club, and close to Carefree Desert Gardens and Sundial.

This spa condominium resort is within close proximity of Boulders Golf Club and Cave Creek Museum.

Make yourself at home in one of the 218 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a health club. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 3 mi.

Grab a bite to eat at the condominium resort's restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and a computer station. Event facilities at this condominium resort consist of a conference center, conference space, and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Carefree Resort encompasses 23 acres of the Sonora high desert peppered with desert wildflowers, towering saguaro, and prickly pear cacti. The resort is 2 miles from the town of Carefree's art galleries, shopping, and restaurants. Complimentary transportation is provided within three miles, on demand, and based on availability. Complimentary newspapers are available at the front desk and valet parking is free.

The resort offers 5 lighted tennis courts. The onsite spa provides an array of treatments including facials, massages, and body wraps. Guests dine in the restaurant with dramatic views and terrace dining.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 218 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Computer station 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 1963 
  • Sauna 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Wedding services 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Garden 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 22 
  • Conference center 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 5 
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pools  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Free valet parking, RV, bus, truck parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Climate control 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
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Where to Eat

The Lariat Restaurant - Overlooking the main area with views of the Continental Mountains, the restaurant serves seafood, steaks, pasta, brick-fired pizza, and other popular fare. Decor includes rock walls, a fireplace, and potted cacti. Outdoor dining is available on the adjoining Sunset Terrace. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served.

Room service - Available from early morning to late evening.

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Nearby Things to Do

Spanning 23 acres of the Sonora high desert, the Carefree Resort offers numerous recreational opportunities. Guests have access to 2 outdoor pools and 5 lighted tennis courts. A tennis pro, lessons, and equipment rental are also available (surcharge). A complimentary fitness center offers treadmills, stationary bikes, stair machines, weight-training equipment, and an outdoor deck with mountain views.

On Friday and Saturday nights, during summer months, "dive-in" movies are screened at the main pool area. Bicycle rentals make it easy for guests to explore the peaceful landscape.

Destination activities geared toward families are offered daily; several are complimentary. On Friday nights, a singing cowboy on horseback makes an appearance.

The resort can arrange a variety of off site activities that include boating and fishing on Bartlett Lake, hot-air balloon rides, and Jeep excursions (surcharges). Guests also enjoy priority access to 15 highly ranked golf courses nearby, including the Grayhawk Golf Club, designed by Tom Fazio, and Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site 
  • Tennis lessons on site 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
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Spa Services

The Spa at Carefree has 5 treatments rooms, a relaxation lounge, separate men's and women's locker and steam rooms, a full-service hair salon, and a spa boutique. Treatments include massages, skin care, aromatherapy, body treatments, hair salon services, and nail care.

  • Facial treatments 
  • Number of treatment rooms 5 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Pets

Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 2, Pet maximum weight in lb is 50

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

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Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 12 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Self parking
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50-75 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 75 per stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25. per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the condominium resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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