4.2 out of 5

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 family-friendly resort is within close proximity of Boulders Golf Club and Cave Creek Museum.

Make yourself at home in one of the 204 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 hair dryers.

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 fitness center. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 3 mi.

Grab a bite to eat at the 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). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Carefree? This resort has 30000 square feet (2787 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.

Property Features

Carefree Resort & Conference Center offers its guests a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces.

Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Event space at this resort measures 30000 square feet (2787 square meters) and includes a conference center. A fitness center, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the family-friendly Carefree Resort & Conference Center. An area shuttle within 3 mi and a shopping center shuttle are free. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Carefree resort.

  • 204 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 15 conference rooms
  • 30000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2787 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1963
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pools  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

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

Carefree Resort & Conference Center offers 204 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Carefree resort provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6 AM to 11 AM.

The Lariat - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Breakfast

Start your morning with a cooked-to-order breakfast, available each day from 6 AM to 11 AM for a surcharge. You can order up room service during limited hours.

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 complimentary fitness center offers treadmills, stationary bikes, stair machines, weight-training equipment, and an outdoor deck with mountain views.

Bicycle rentals make it easy for guests to explore the peaceful landscape.

Destination activities geared toward families are offered daily; several are complimentary.

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 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Spa Services

The Spa at Carefree has 5 treatments rooms, a relaxation lounge, separate men's and women's locker rooms, and a spa boutique. Treatments include massages, skin care, aromatherapy, and body treatments.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Number of treatment rooms 5 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 1:00 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25. per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 50-75 per pet, per stay (maximum USD 75 per stay)
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 12 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Self parking
We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 30 for adults, USD 10 and USD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50-75 per pet, per stay (maximum USD 75 per stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25. per night
This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Name

  • Carefree Resort
  • Carefree Hotel Carefree
  • Carefree Resort And Conference Center
  • Carefree Hotel
  • Carefree Resort Conference Center

You should know

Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding. Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms. Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation. Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation. To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).