Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Phoenix, Arizona

The hotel

If ever a hotel was deliciously OTT, this is it. Its 39 acres host enough pools to swim in a different one every day of the week (and still have one spare); 2 championship golf courses; and dining experiences including a Sunday Brunch that will satisfy your hunger for a week, and High Teas with dainty cakes and finger sandwiches. The setting’s pretty lavish too – near Phoenix Mountain Preserve and Biltmore Fashion Park Mall. A Frank Lloyd Wright design masterpiece, with a 1930s pool rumoured to have been Marilyn Monroe’s favourite, Arizona Biltmore’s past is so fascinating they even host history tours. That’s not to say it’s stuck in the past: modern musts here include complimentary WiFi, a fitness centre, a 92-foot waterslide, and five dining venues serving contemporary takes of classic dishes.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

At the foot of Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the hotel is close to Biltmore Fashion Mall with its shopping and dining venues, and a great base for enjoying the region’s outdoor recreation.

Hotel information

All with air-conditioning, 37” flat-screen TV with premium cable channels, Internet access*, MP3 player compatible alarm clock, fridge, safe, hairdryer, and iron and board (rollaway bed* and crib based on availability). Classic Rooms have mountain, city or garden views, are in the main building, and have 1 king-size, 2 queen-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are in the Paradise, Valley and Terrace Court Wings, and have 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Premier Rooms have a spacious balcony or patio with mountain, garden, or pool views, are in the Paradise, Valley and Terrace Court Wings, and have 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Cottages have a private balcony or patio, direct access to the gardens or greens, and 1 king-size or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Cottages with Fire Pits have a private patio with a fire pit, direct access to the greens, and 1 king-size, 1 queen-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Frank & Albert’s (American comfort food, breakfast lunch and dinner). Wrights at the Biltmore (fresh local dishes, Mon-Sat dinner, Wright’s Sun Brunch). Cabana Club (poolside dining and cocktails, lunch). The Café (pastries, sandwiches, and hot drinks, breakfast and lunch). The Wright Bar (cocktails, fine wines, spirits). Swim up bar. High Tea (served in lobby, Thu-Sun, reservations required). 8 swimming pools (including Paradise Pool made up of three pools with a 92-ft slide and swim up bar, and historic Catalina Pool). Pool cabanas* (with TVs, WiFi, bathrooms, and Concierge service). Arizona Biltmore Golf Club (with 2 PGA championship 18-hole golf courses*). Spa Biltmore (full-service). Salon*. Fitness centre (with classes including yoga*, pilates* and deep water aqua*). 6 cushioned tennis courts and 1 sport court* (equipment*, lessons*, and kids’ summer camps* available). Guided hiking tours*. Beach cruisers* and mountain bikes* (tours available*). Lawn chess. Croquet. Kids Korral club* and playground (with canopy cover for shade and activities including ‘splash cinema’, golf, swimming, bike rides, guided family hikes, and nature walks). Boutiques (including fashion and gift shops). Concierge (can arrange bike, hiking, hot air balloon, horseback, jeep, botanical garden, and Grand Canyon tours*). Car rental*. Valet services* (laundry, dry cleaning, pressing). Complimentary WiFi. Self-parking $12, valet-parking $28, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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Jul 21, 2021 avasmimi Scottsdale, Arizona

Tho we live here and are Az Natives...A Family get together is always at the Biltmore. We were hesitant regarding the new additions-HUGE and somewhat out of place pool slide is ugly I would not suggest a room close to it. Stayed in Villa 7216, it was very spacious but noisy. Our room had been occupied less than 24 hours, the dish washer was… Read more
Tho we live here and are Az Natives...A Family get together is always at the Biltmore. We were hesitant regarding the new additions-HUGE and somewhat out of place pool slide is ugly I would not suggest a room close to it. Stayed in Villa 7216, it was very spacious but noisy. Our room had been occupied less than 24 hours, the dish washer was running for one hour and 50 minutes with only one glass in it. :( Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing!!

Jul 18, 2021 ltmwalsh Bowie, Maryland

The villas are huge, beautiful with the highest quality furnishings. The staff was so helpful. No one told me “no”. They always worked to accommodate our requests. The prices are high but if you’re looking for a luxury getaway, this fits the bill!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved this property

Jul 14, 2021 Fasbuck

The property is in a great location close to restaurants and golf. I would stay here on our next visit to Scottsdale. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. The pools are amazing and the new water slide is something you must do.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful classic resort with new amenities

Jul 13, 2021 isaacalvarez85 Phoenix, Arizona

New outdoor bar, new tall water slides, adult only pool and swim up bar!! This resort is beautiful with staying true to its era on the outside with many new upgrades tastefully done inside. Self parking is a bit of a walk during the summer so pay to valet. Dining and bars are super nice for dates or hanging with friends while the kids can play in… Read more
New outdoor bar, new tall water slides, adult only pool and swim up bar!! This resort is beautiful with staying true to its era on the outside with many new upgrades tastefully done inside. Self parking is a bit of a walk during the summer so pay to valet. Dining and bars are super nice for dates or hanging with friends while the kids can play in the large pool. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful property and friendly staff with one exception

Jul 10, 2021 AGWes1

First of all the Arizona Biltmore is a beautiful property! Loved the architecture and the atmosphere. Overall we had a wonderful stay and encountered the most hospitable staff from Jose at the front desk, room service staff, Annette at the Spire Bar, the staff at Cabana Bar and Renata’s Hearth, especially Ivan! The pools were great and my son… Read more
First of all the Arizona Biltmore is a beautiful property! Loved the architecture and the atmosphere. Overall we had a wonderful stay and encountered the most hospitable staff from Jose at the front desk, room service staff, Annette at the Spire Bar, the staff at Cabana Bar and Renata’s Hearth, especially Ivan! The pools were great and my son loved the variety! Chairs were a bit hard to find later in the afternoon but it was a busy weekend so I am not sure if this is the usual. The biggest downside is that checking in on the Hilton app seems useless. In the app, you are able to pick a specific room that is available. Well when we got there we didn’t get the correct room and got placed in another building that was very outdated, especially the room, and not representative of the pictures online. We moved to another building but was met with irritation from Courtney in customer service when I called to see if there was any other rooms available. Her demeanor was not representative of Waldorf properties even if it was a busy weekend. If you have issues with your room, I suggest going straight to the front desk and you will meet people who are more than willing to help you out (Jose was great, he eventually found us a room that was comparable to the room we were supposed to be in). Read less