Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located in Scottsdale, Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton is convenient to Boulders Golf Club and Carefree Desert Gardens and Sundial. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Desert Forest Golf Club and Cave Creek Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 221 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools or 4 spa tubs. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 4 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Scottsdale? This resort has 30000 square feet (2787 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
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I believe that our recent stay at the Boulders was our 5th in the last 10 years. As you might imagine, we love this place! The Casitas are beautiful, well-appointed, and homey. The beds are comfortable and the showers perfect. We always get a great night’s sleep, which is imperative after early morning and evening hikes in the desert. The surroundings could not be more beautiful with the cactus, other desert flora, and dramatic boulders. The hotel is seamlessly integrated into the awesome scenery.
Every trip we say we are going to use the pool, and every trip we end up hiking in the nearby parks instead. Our favorite aspect of the lodge is its proximity to the desert – it is right in the middle of it! It is close to Cave Creek Recreational Area and Spur Cross Ranch, so plenty of hiking opportunities nearby. But even on the property wildlife sightings abound – javelina, bobcats, chuckwallas, spiny lizards, bunnies, and many species of birds to name a few of the critters here. There is an easy nature trail onsite, and you can climb up a small hill to reach the tallest boulder on property – great views from the top of the trail.
If there is one aspect of the lodge that does not match our style it is the onsite food. This is more personal preference than anything else; no real faulting the dining establishments. For the first time this year we tried the Spotted Donkey and we enjoyed it very much. It is possible to walk to this restaurant (or ask for a drop off/pick up by the cart drivers), so you can enjoy a margarita or two without having to drive. The recent addition of a number of restaurants literally across the street (First Watch, Liberty Station) have made it easy to get a good and reasonably priced meal without having to drive to Cave Creek or back toward town.
Service is great, with a special shout out to the bellmen/cart drivers who will get you to where you need to go when you are dead tired from the heat and a day in the desert. And another shout out to the house keepers; at every stay our room has been spotless.
The Boulders is expensive, and frankly would be out of our price range if our trips to Arizona did not coincide with the dead of summer; this time of year you can get really great deals. The crowds are few, and you can easily get a seat at the best restaurants in the area. But it’s as hot as the surface of the sun! That suits us just fine, and I can’t wait until our next trip to this lovely desert oasis. We highly recommend the Boulders.
We stayed for a wedding party. The property is great, but the rooms stank and the food was awful for a premium price. My review can be summarized as disappointed and expensive. I truly felt like I got taken for a ride.
Where do I start. There were cockroaches in my room. For a resort that is supposed to be high end the room is clearly aging. There are few amenities that I could get at a cheap Holiday in or Motel 6. I could have overlooked all of that but when my breastfeeding wife asked for access to a freezer so that she could freeze breast milk to feed our child before it went bad was denied the request. The worst part of the denial was the condescending attitude of the General Manager when she stated to my wife that "she is also a breastfeeding mother and when she travels she calls ahead and doesn't expect the hotel to take care of her". No empathy for the situation, no effort to make any sort of accommodation, and she was very rude. Her solution is that we find dry ice and get a cooler. Dry ice does not freeze anything, it will just keep something cold for a long period of time. Breast Milk goes bad if it is not frozen within two days. My wife did in fact bring all the supplies she needed including her breast pump, cleaning supplies for the pump, sealable bags designed specifically for breast milk, freezer bags for the individual bags of breast milk. The only thing we didn't have was a freezer. They don't fit very well in the carry on bins in airplanes. We have three children and have stayed in many hotels through the years and have NEVER at any hotel had an issue freezing breastmilk. . Most of the time we have tried to stay in a Hilton property. I will be rethinking that now after this experience. What I would have expected was even if the General Manager was not empowered enough to make a decision to find accommodations then to at least empathize with the situation rather than act as though we are dumb for not bringing our own freezer. She evidently does not realize you are in the service industry. In the end it worked out great for us as we checked out that day and went to Sonesta Suites where we saved several hundred dollars, had a freezer, newer and nicer room, and better location. On a positive not the front desk staff and the Bellman were all very friendly and welcoming. My Kudos to them.