Here are some hotels that I would recommend if you want to stay in Carefree or Cave Creek, Arizona. They are "sister towns," very different in character but side-by-side in the northeast part of the Valley of the Sun.
What is there to do there? Read about my two-day 'staycation' in Carefree, AZ!
Resorts in Carefree and Cave Creek
There's one highly acclaimed resort in Carefree. That's the Boulders. There are a golf course and an award-winning spa associated with the resort.
The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
34631 Tom Darlington Road
Check guest reviews and prices for The Boulders on TripAdvisor.
Hotels and Motels in Carefree and Cave Creek
These hotels are generally rated two stars or better. As a general rule, the higher the number of stars, the higher the price. Follow the link provided to read what travelers thought of the hotel.
Carefree Resort & Conference Center
37220 Mule Train Road
Rancho Mañana Resort
5720 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd.
Check guest reviews and prices for Rancho Mañana Resort on TripAdvisor.
As you can see, there aren't too many hotels in this part of town. The next closest area would be North Scottsdale.