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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating New & Exceptionally Improved

Apr 17, 2021 pumphill2021 Indiana, Pennsylvania

The Biltmore is back! I was awed by the renovations. Everything very tasteful and in the Frank Lloyd Wright style. I felt so sophisticated and stylish. The grounds are immaculate and so well done. The staff couldn’t be more accommodating - a far cry from past visits. I cannot wait to return!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hotel canceled our reservation without telling us

Jan 4, 2021 joeylab Mesa, Arizona

Booked our room to get married on the patio back in late November. Today our photographer went to scout the property and notified us that the hotel was closed. Called the hotel and was told our reservation had been canceled and the property was closed until March. Our wedding is 3 days from now! Had to find another resort last minute. I cannot… Read more
Booked our room to get married on the patio back in late November. Today our photographer went to scout the property and notified us that the hotel was closed. Called the hotel and was told our reservation had been canceled and the property was closed until March. Our wedding is 3 days from now! Had to find another resort last minute. I cannot believe the Biltmore didn’t contact us to let us know. They even put in the notes we were getting married on our patio. Was offered a free night at a Hilton property in the future and told sorry for the inconvenience. Did not expect this level of incompetency and unprofessionalism from a resort of this caliber. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Super nice stay!

Sep 19, 2020 Heard Jenks, Oklahoma

Stayed here March 2020 when coming to town for my daughter-in-laws bridal shower. Check in was nice and staff was exceptional. The property was under construction at some parts and it was a hike to get to parking garage. Room was very spacious and comfortable. Would stay here again when returning to Phoenix.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful, relaxing & historic!

Aug 27, 2020 jdsurface Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

We picked the perfect place for our girls trip! It’s quite large, so if you don’t want to walk a lot, make sure you tell them to book your room close to the front. The pools are great & spacious. The food was wonderful & we enjoyed the history tour. The entire staff was very attentive & made us feel welcome. The rooms were comfortable, too. I… Read more
We picked the perfect place for our girls trip! It’s quite large, so if you don’t want to walk a lot, make sure you tell them to book your room close to the front. The pools are great & spacious. The food was wonderful & we enjoyed the history tour. The entire staff was very attentive & made us feel welcome. The rooms were comfortable, too. I would certainly stay here again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A very classy place to stay

Aug 22, 2020 SaraTyson49200 Las Vegas, Nevada

A very classy place to stay, relax and do business. The pools are a good size and each offers a nice bar nearby, some within a few steps of the water. The rooms are nice and quiet, well-stocked and maintained. The staff is friendly and went the extra mile, leaving a small treat for my wife and I when we returned from a shopping trip. Great food… Read more
A very classy place to stay, relax and do business. The pools are a good size and each offers a nice bar nearby, some within a few steps of the water. The rooms are nice and quiet, well-stocked and maintained. The staff is friendly and went the extra mile, leaving a small treat for my wife and I when we returned from a shopping trip. Great food and shopping is nearby. If you don’t valet, there is a large parking garage near the entrance. The conference rooms in the business center are a good size and there is a small office supply store for last-minute needs, too. Here and throughout the center,staff is at-the-ready to assist when needed. Read less