The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr. (Carefree Hwy.) Send to Phone
480-488-9009 | RESERVE NOW!
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The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Hotel Review: The timeless, serene Boulders completed a $30 million renovation in 2008. Returning guests will find updates and upgrades, but the Sonoran Desert’s 12-million-year-old rock outcroppings still cradle accommodations and villas in a manner that promotes tranquility and solitude without disturbing the landscape. The 160 individual guest casitas offer unique accommodations with refreshment centers, wood-burning fireplaces, private patios or balconies and spacious bathrooms. All the standard amenities are here too. Pueblo Villas, ideal for families and girlfriend getaways, have up to three bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room and dining area, laundry facilities and a garage. Recreation includes golf, tennis, a festival-style marketplace, horseback rides, hot-air ballooning, mountain biking, Jeep tours, hiking, nature walks and rock climbing. The 33,000-square-foot luxury Golden Door Spa promises welcome respite with whirlpools under boulders, a sizeable fitness center, hydrotherapy, Vichy treatment rooms, a yoga studio, an outdoor pool with a cascading waterfall, a meditation labyrinth and its own cafe. All the resort's restaurants feature organic, local produce and Southwestern décor with desert views. Venues include The Grill, Bogey's at the Boulders Club, the Palo Verde, the Bakery Café, the Pool Pavilion and the Discovery Lounge.