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92% (79 member ratings) "One of the country's top resorts" -- Fodor's
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Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton

Scottsdale, AZ
  • Guest rooms are adobe casitas, which were recently renovated, with wood-burning adobe-style fireplaces, beamed ceilings and private wood patios
  • Two championship golf courses, a 33,000-square-foot spa and star-gazing walks led by an astronomer
  • The stunning Sonoran Desert feels secluded, but Old Town Scottsdale is only a 35-minute drive away
  • Six different on-site dining options including Mexican fare and healthy spa grub

Member rates available

92% (79 member ratings)

4.5Location
4.6Staff/Service
4.7Ambiance/Design
4.5Rooms
4.4Value for the Money

Location

34631 North Tom Darlington Drive
Carefree, AZ, 85377
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Located on 1,300 acres of the Sonoran Desert, the Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton -- a AAA 4-Diamond and 5-Star resort -- is known as much for its stunning scenery with boulder formations and cacti as its top-notch facilities, which recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation.

Swanky rooms and suites are situated within charming adobe casitas and come with a wood-burning adobe-style fireplace, a private wooden patio or balcony and wood-beamed ceilings. Casitas were recently renovated to create a more modern look with calming neutral earth tones and Native American-inspired furnishings and decor. Bathrooms are just as luxurious, with fluffy robes and towels, as well as a separate soaking tub and a stand-alone shower. One-, two- and three-bedroom villas are also available.

Designed by famed course architect Jay Morrish, the two championship courses on site are surrounded by mountain views. Four pools and a tennis center with eight courts keep non-golfers busy, and the 33,000-square-foot spa is especially popular. The real highlights are the private outdoor Watsu water lounge (used by a therapist who guides you through the water with a massage and stretching), meditative labyrinth walking path and Southwest-inspired treatments, such as a warm turquoise clay wrap. Don’t miss the fitness classes (extra charge applies), which include yoga, cycling and Pilates as well as other activities such as personal training, boulder climbing and mountain biking.

No less than six dining venues are spread across the hotel, golf club, spa and the charming El Pedregal shopping complex nearby (free shuttle transfers are available). El Pedregal also has a number of boutiques to explore, and the shops and restaurants of Old Town Scottsdale are only a 35-minute drive.

A mandatory charge of $30 per night applies and will be added to the room rate. This covers basic guest internet access; fitness center access; fitness classes; gratuities for bell service, concierge and shuttle drivers; club storage; local and toll-free calls; and on-property shuttle. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

From the press:
  • "One of the country's top resorts -- and one of the few with an all-organic approach -- hides amid hill-size, 12-million-year-old granite boulders and the lush Sonoran Desert" -- Fodor's
  • "Pathways wind through the 1,300-acre desert property in North Scottsdale, where you’ll find quail, jackrabbits, lizards, and javelina." -- Travel + Leisure

General

  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • Video games on request

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Check-in

  • Standard check-in time: 4pm.

Checkout

  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Children up to the age of 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request: free of charge for babies, $20 per night for children and adults. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets

  • Pets under 35 pounds are allowed on request and will be charged a one time cleaning fee of $100 on checkout (maximum two per room). When making a reservation online, please note weight, breed and name of pet. Guests will be asked to sign a letter at check-in stating that they are liable for the actions of their pet and agree to maintain control at all times.

Fees

  • A resort fee of $30 per night (subject to tax) applies; it includes local and toll-free calls, high-speed internet access, valet parking, spa access and gratuities.

Cancellation

  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The resort is a 40-minute drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, although the journey will take longer at peak times. Valet parking is available on site.

Address

  • 34631 North Tom Darlington Drive
  • Carefree, AZ, 85377
  • United States

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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