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Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free valet parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Restaurant

A Carefree oasis

Saguaro cacti and other native flora spans more than 20 acres of the Sonora high desert. The resort is 2 miles from downtown Carefree and 11 miles from the Musical Instrument Museum.

Spa, tennis

Carefree Resort offers 5 lighted championship tennis courts, 2 outdoor pools, and an onsite spa with a lounge.

Southwest scenery

Carefree Resort rooms offer furnished patios or balconies overlooking the Continental Mountains, desert landscape, or the grounds of the property. Amenities include high-speed Internet access.

Carefree Resort & Conference Center

Renovations & Closures

The property will be renovating from 27 November 2017 to 01 January 2018 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • One of the swimming pools
  • Select guestrooms
Guests will have access to the following alternate facilities during the renovation:
  • Outdoor pool
The property will be renovating from 02 January 2018 to 13 February 2018 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Select guestrooms
  • Spa
Renovation work will only be conducted on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

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 the hour, and based on availability. Complimentary newspapers are available at the front desk and valet parking is free. The property features 8 meeting rooms and 1,200 sq feet (1,115 sq meters) of conference space.

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

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Computer station 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1115 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 22 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Conference center 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 5 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Total number of rooms - 189 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Year Built 1963 
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 12000 
  • Spa tub 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Area shuttle (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

  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • 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 

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.

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.

  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing 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 
  • Number of treatment rooms 5 
  • Reflexology 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 1:00 AM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance 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 not available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50-75 per pet, per stay (maximum USD 75 per stay)
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

You'll 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 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.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 3 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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