Fodor's Expert Review Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

1069 Camino Caralampi, off I–19 at Rio Rico Rd., Rio Rico, Arizona, 85648, USA

This secluded hotel and conference center that appeals to golfers has a historic, rather than hokey, Western feel, with vistas of open prairie and an elongated bar reminiscent of a Tombstone saloon. Some rooms continue the theme with cowhide headboards, tepee bed canopies, or whimsical bordello furnishings. Most guests come for excellent golf, splendid views, and privacy.

PROS

  • great golf and tennis
  • a sense of leaving the world behind
  • 15-minute drive to Mexico

CONS

  • somewhat isolated
  • golf and tennis are across the highway (shuttle bus provided)

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Pet Friendly
Casual
Countryside
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 520-281–1901 | 800-288–4746

HOTEL DETAILS

179 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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