Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Phoenix, Arizona

Virgin rating

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

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

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).

This hotel has a resort fee of $56 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: Internet access - fitness centre access - fitness classes - same-day replay at Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - one-hour bicycle rental - access The Twist waterslide at Paradise Pool - two bottled waters daily - lawn games - PressReader access. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pickle Ball Pros

May 22, 2024 foodie12345627 Toronto, Canada

i took pickle ball lessons with Josh and Brendan every day for a week. Both my game and my husband’s game improved emmensely. I had taken many lessons in Toronot prior and never improved the way I did under their instruction. They are enthusiastic, kind and very skilled. I highly recommend.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Probably won’t return unless I go for free. Dated. Expensive for the offerings. Will try other new places first.

May 15, 2024 th463 Annapolis, Maryland

Pleasant but dated and not comfortable. Cinder block construction throughout is awful but they’ve done an OK job trying to make the best of it. The Adobe Restaurant across the canal from the hotel’s main lobby was very good. One of the water slides was broken on Mother’s Day which was a very busy day for the hotel. Didn’t see anyone there working… Read more
Pleasant but dated and not comfortable. Cinder block construction throughout is awful but they’ve done an OK job trying to make the best of it. The Adobe Restaurant across the canal from the hotel’s main lobby was very good. One of the water slides was broken on Mother’s Day which was a very busy day for the hotel. Didn’t see anyone there working to fix it. Way finding was very difficult and in some places the signs were misleading. Very few chairs were at the pool unless I chose to pay to reserve one for myself. Staff at the front desk tried hard to please guests. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another great visit

May 10, 2024 Ronnie C Wallingford, Connecticut

Another amazing few days spent at this beautiful property. The staff is great and the grounds are beautiful. They always treat us well here. Thanks much, biltmore! We will be back. Really enjoyed the villa and the view of the golf course. Only critique is the breakfast not as good as used to be, very sadly.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding Luxury Experience with Amazing Staff, Facilities & Service

May 9, 2024 Mary O Tipperary, Ireland

We stayed here for 5 nights at the end of April 2024. It was truly beyond amazing on every level. From the moment we arrived at the front door the VIP treatment started. Our rooms were ready early at 12 noon for check in. We were located in The Octalia Wing with Fire Pit Patio Rooms overlooking the pool which included Citrus Club access. The team… Read more
We stayed here for 5 nights at the end of April 2024. It was truly beyond amazing on every level. From the moment we arrived at the front door the VIP treatment started. Our rooms were ready early at 12 noon for check in. We were located in The Octalia Wing with Fire Pit Patio Rooms overlooking the pool which included Citrus Club access. The team at The Citrus Club set this property at a whole other level. The concierge Sunny Clawson and her team put on an outstanding experience every time you visit the club….breakfast, coffees, appetizers, cocktails, desserts, board games & expert advice all delivered in a stunning environment with indoor & outdoor areas. A must if you are visiting the hotel. We spent most our 5 days at the property relaxing by the pools, the Spa and the a citrus Club. The variety of the pools is incredible. The adult only Saguaro pool is a super cool vibe and Parker and his team there make everyone feel special and welcome. The Octalia Pool was very chilled and quieter but again had great bar service and very comfortable loungers. The main Paradise pool is huge, has a nice swim up bar and also the Twist Slide - I did it twice and loved it….very fast but breathtaking. We also visited the Catalina pool which is so tranquil and quiet….a beautiful place to switch off. This whole property is truly an outstanding experience in every sense and at every turn. You can feel the pride from every team member. Everybody should grab the chance to experience the Arizona Biltmore. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning historical property ❤️

May 8, 2024 tiffinyadams82 La Mirada, California

Stunning historical property. I loved our stay here. The rooms were fantastic very clean. My sister in law had a hiccup at check in and they upgraded her to a townhouse. We stayed in the regular room but it was perfect and in a perfect location. We loved all the pools there and the food was fantastic as well as the bars. Try the Tequila sunrise… Read more
Stunning historical property. I loved our stay here. The rooms were fantastic very clean. My sister in law had a hiccup at check in and they upgraded her to a townhouse. We stayed in the regular room but it was perfect and in a perfect location. We loved all the pools there and the food was fantastic as well as the bars. Try the Tequila sunrise yum 😋 and it was invented here! Great stay! Read less