Availability: The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
CasitaMax Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)
Sonoran CasitaMax Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)
Casita, 2 Double BedsMax Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)
Boulders Casita.Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)
Executive Suite, One King BedMax Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)
2 Bedroom Pueblo VillaMax Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children, 4 infants)
3 Bedroom Pueblo VillaMax Occupancy: 7 guests (up to 6 children, 6 infants)
2 Bedroom Saguaro VillaMax Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 4 children, 3 infants)
3 Bedroom HaciendaMax Occupancy: 7 guests (up to 6 children, 6 infants)
Renowned 1,300-acre resort with spa, golf in Carefree, Arizona
Oasis near Scottsdale
Featuring world-class golf and the Waldorf Astoria Spa, this Carefree, Arizona luxury resort is arrayed on 1,300 scenic acres, 14 miles from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West and 21 miles from Old Town Scottsdale.
Golf, spa, pools, tennis
The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is a radiant oasis, guests can choose from a host of onsite recreational activities, including tennis, swimming in 4 pools, and golf on the 18-hole championship courses, all in a relaxing Spa-style atmosphere.
The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort features luxury accommodations with adobe architecture and regional art. All accommodations have leather furniture and private patios.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Amenities
A heli-pad awaits those wishing to arrive in style or make a quick getaway. The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is a radiant oasis boasting luxury accommodations. This spa hotel features 8 tennis courts with two different surfaces, 2 Jay Morrish-designed golf courses, and a 33,000-square-foot Waldorf Astoria Spa.
- 24-hour front desk
- Total number of rooms - 223
- Babysitting or childcare
- Golf course on site
- Tennis on site
- Barbecue grill(s)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Coffee shop or café
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Concierge services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Hair salon
- Free Wi-Fi
- Laundry facilities
- Health club
- Luggage storage
- One meeting room
- Multilingual staff
- Free valet parking
- Poolside bar
- Room service
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Number of restaurants - 4
- Free self parking
- Shopping on site
- Spa services on site
- Fireplace in lobby
- Full-service spa
- Beach/pool umbrellas
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Number of outdoor pools - 3
- Number of spa tubs - 4
- Massage - spa treatment room(s)
- Year Built 1985
- Outdoor tennis courts 8
- Steam room
- Television in lobby
- Wedding services
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Free self parking, Free valet parking
- Room Amenities
- Premium TV channels
- Premium bedding
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Ceiling fan
- Climate control
- Complimentary newspaper
- Air conditioning
- Coffee/tea maker
- Daily housekeeping
- Hair dryer
- Designer toiletries
- Separate sitting area
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Cable TV service
- Free local calls
- In-room massage available
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
The Grill Restaurant - An open kitchen serves a range of American cuisine, including salads, seafood, aged steaks, three onion soup with caramelized Gruyère cheese, and the Boulders Burger with cheese served on a brioche bun. Features a casual and cozy ambience with fireplace, dark wood panels, wine cabinets, and soft lighting. Patio dining provides views of the golf course.
Palo Verde - Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in a naturally lit, contemporary Southwestern interior. Breakfast includes homemade granola, Belgian waffles with berries, and tecaté toast, along with classic American favorites. Innovative Southwestern cuisine includes quesadillas, Caesar salad with blackened salmon, and a chicken and black bean quesadilla with smoked cheddar. A spacious room with vibrant Southwestern colors and terraced seating gives panoramic views of the foothills, golf course, and a duck pond.
Bakery Cafe - Salads and sandwiches on freshly baked breads and American classic desserts are specialties. Picnic lunches and espresso drinks are available. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Discovery Lounge - Soft jazz plays in a softly lit atmosphere with a fireplace; the view is of 12-million-year-old boulders. Open for dinner.
Waldorf Astoria Spa Cafe - Very casual ambience with contemporary furniture in a windowed passageway. Creative spa cuisine includes egg-white omelets, roasted mushroom and chicken fritattas, organic salads, fruit smoothies, and sandwiches served in a naturally lit café with counter service. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Spotted Donkey Cantina - Fresh, lively and energetic, the Spotted Donkey Cantina at el Pedregal offers the best drinks, unique Southwest-Mexican food, a festive atmosphere and is quickly becoming the destination for great tequila. The Spotted Donkey Cantina at el Pedregal boasts an impressive list of tequilas featuring 46 varieties. Also featuring its very own one-of-a-kind double-barrel reposado tequila from Herradura that you can only find at Spotted Donkey at el Pedregal. The restaurant's North Scottsdale location provides a fabulous backdrop of 12-million-year-old rock formations and you can catch the Arizona sky creating a stunning atmosphere on the outdoor patio.
Guests take advantage of this hotel's rugged desert location to enjoy the outdoors. Activities include rock climbing on 12-million-year-old boulders that dot the property, moonlit mountain bike tours, and guided scenic hikes, each for a fee.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Aerobics on site
- Bicycle rentals on site
- Golf driving range on site
- Golfing on site
- Hiking/biking trails on site
- Mountain biking on site
The 33,000-square-foot Waldorf Astoria Spa offers 24 treatment rooms and services include massage, scrubs, wraps, facials, nail, and beauty services. The Spa's Movement studio offers Pilates, Yoga, and Tai Chi classes. The spa houses steam rooms, saunas, an O'furo Japanese bath, a meditation labyrinth and an outdoor pool. Guests can also enjoy a boutique, cafe, and spa tub. Guests under age 18 are not allowed in the spa.
- Minimum age to access spa is 18
- Number of treatment rooms 24
- Outdoor treatment areas
- Couples treatment rooms
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Hydrotherapy treatments
- Ayurvedic treatments
- Sauna in spa
- Spa tub in spa
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Policies & Fees
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-out time is noon
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, American Express
Pets allowed, Pet policy - dogs only, Maximum number of pets per room 2, Pet maximum weight in lb is 80
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.
- Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:
Hotel resort fee inclusions (may be listed elsewhere in this description as complimentary or available for a surcharge):
- Resort fee: USD 30 per accommodation, per night
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.
- Spa access (may be limited)
- Internet access (may be limited)
- Phone calls (may be limited)
- Valet parking
- Housekeeping/cleaning fees/gratuities
- Additional inclusions
- Pet fee: USD 100 per stay
- Additional Details
Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
- The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is listed in the 2010 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.
Best of Waldorf Promotion
Book a stay in a "Best of Waldorf" rate plan category and receive the following:
- One $50 USD hotel credit per night, per room