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 Impressive Campus, Service, Location.

Oct 13, 2021 MsCanuck24

In what is probably one of the most picturesque areas of Phoenix, the Waldorf Biltmore features sprawling lawns, views of Piestawa Peak, very-well-appointed common areas, and decent rooms. The Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, replete with horizontal and vertical rebar over the windows, gave a penitentiary-like spookiness to the façade. The… Read more
In what is probably one of the most picturesque areas of Phoenix, the Waldorf Biltmore features sprawling lawns, views of Piestawa Peak, very-well-appointed common areas, and decent rooms. The Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, replete with horizontal and vertical rebar over the windows, gave a penitentiary-like spookiness to the façade. The ambiance otherwise, both inside and out, was warm and inviting. Renata's Hearth was the best place to eat. The atmosphere was at once rich and inviting. Frank & Albert's was a little cafeteria-like, so gauge your expectations accordingly. The open pool has a massive water slide and the adult pool had DJs playing continually. Highlighting the outdoors was Spire Bar. Ample, comfortable seating in both sun and shade make it a delightful gathering place. Valet parking at $30 was rather reasonable as compared to other resorts, particularly in consideration of all the luggage we made them haul. For a somewhat remote getaway in Phoenix, this is an ideal spot. Read less
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Oct 12, 2021 JW71270

Wife and I came here for an anniversary get away. This place is amazing. The front desk was very helpful during check-in. Our king room with patio was clean and large. Our food experiences was also great. We had room service breakfast, dinner at Renata’s, and lunch at the adult pool. All delicious with excellent service. The staff all around the… Read more
Wife and I came here for an anniversary get away. This place is amazing. The front desk was very helpful during check-in. Our king room with patio was clean and large. Our food experiences was also great. We had room service breakfast, dinner at Renata’s, and lunch at the adult pool. All delicious with excellent service. The staff all around the resort were courteous and always looking for ways to make our experience enjoyable. Some other highlights were evening drinks by firepit at Spire Bar, wife’s spa visit, lounging in comfortable furniture around the grounds, and a turn down the twist slide. The Biltmore provided us a truly memorable experience. Read less
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Oct 11, 2021 alanW1849HP

The resort was outstanding and the staff made you feel welcome . The food was excellent, the property was very clean. This was one of the few places we’ve stayed where we received daily rom service and got clean towels etc without having to call for them!
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Oct 8, 2021 shawnmcdanel North Liberty, Iowa

Historic property that has been modernized with the times. All the amenities that a traveler would want: pool, hot tub, space, restaurants, shops. Be prepared to spend if you chose to dine on property frequently. Recommend having access to transportation to experience the area and vary your dining experiences. Overall great time and friendly… Read more
Historic property that has been modernized with the times. All the amenities that a traveler would want: pool, hot tub, space, restaurants, shops. Be prepared to spend if you chose to dine on property frequently. Recommend having access to transportation to experience the area and vary your dining experiences. Overall great time and friendly staff. Read less
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Oct 5, 2021 virginiat996

Excellent customer experiences . Quick respond and put customer needs as the first priority . Good choice for family vacation and business events . I will highly recommended friends and business associates if they are Visiting Phoenix in the near future .