Arizona Biltmore, LXR Hotels & Resorts

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 Sick place, SOS

Jun 22, 2024 Jade P

TRASH. Uncomfortable, unsettling, disgusting, disrespectful, disturbing, go elsewhere! It’s difficult to describe beyond words on how horrific the place is towards people and children. Do not take your family here, you’ll regret it.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely -- But Expensive

Jun 17, 2024 RusNewton Jersey, United Kingdom

I had a very nice stay here. The hotel was suggested by friends who live nearby and was a great choice. The architecture is somewhat iconic. The bell staff & front-desk were consistently excellent and the room was lovely. The facilities of the hotel are good although I found it took me some time to find my way around! One gripe -- when fees are… Read more
I had a very nice stay here. The hotel was suggested by friends who live nearby and was a great choice. The architecture is somewhat iconic. The bell staff & front-desk were consistently excellent and the room was lovely. The facilities of the hotel are good although I found it took me some time to find my way around! One gripe -- when fees are compulsory, like the "resort fee" I think it should be baked into the price of the room not added as it's misleading. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A truly amazing experience

Jun 14, 2024 JTW69OR Savannah, Georgia

We hadn't been to the Biltmore in over 10 years. Returning for a quick 2 night stay was nothing short of Amazing. We reserved a Paradise poolside room - it was like having your own private cabana right outside your hotel room, complete with fire pit, chaise, multiple comfy chairs and a round comfy couch. Your room key opens a door from the patio… Read more
We hadn't been to the Biltmore in over 10 years. Returning for a quick 2 night stay was nothing short of Amazing. We reserved a Paradise poolside room - it was like having your own private cabana right outside your hotel room, complete with fire pit, chaise, multiple comfy chairs and a round comfy couch. Your room key opens a door from the patio DIRECTLY onto the paradise pool, which was so incredibly convenient. We spent one full day at the pool and Austin was amazing! He took care of us in the pool, in our lounge chairs and even on our patio - what a star! The grounds are stunning - we loved taking an evening walk and just exploring the grounds and seeing all of the different pools tucked away in various locations. On our last night, my daughter backed into a cactus (not on property) and ended up with hundreds of little spikes. The hotel immediately sent a security officer (TC) who was incredible. He brought first aid and stayed with us for an hour shining his flashlight while my wife picked out the spikes, keeping my daughter calm throughout. I would not hesitate to return to the Biltmore! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The property was stunning and the staff were so personable and caring. We’ve already started planning our return.

Jun 13, 2024 Happiness66009950085 Atlanta, Georgia

Matt set a wonderful tone as soon as we arrived. The property was stunning and the staff, especially Amy, were so knowledgeable of the property’s history and merits. Samantha and Marcel at the concierge helped us plan detailed excursions in both Phoenix and Sedona. Helpful doesn’t even begin to describe the two. They perfectly curated our plans… Read more
Matt set a wonderful tone as soon as we arrived. The property was stunning and the staff, especially Amy, were so knowledgeable of the property’s history and merits. Samantha and Marcel at the concierge helped us plan detailed excursions in both Phoenix and Sedona. Helpful doesn’t even begin to describe the two. They perfectly curated our plans off-property to take advantage of our short time here. Amy and Anna at McArthur’s gave us great service and were highly anticipatory and warm. All aforementioned staff members made efforts to reconnect with us and check in on our experience, which was very touching and made us feel special. My family is already planning our trip back to what is now our favorite vacation destination. Read less
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Jun 2, 2024 Castlecoaching

This was one of the best hotel experiences we ever had. From a great staff to epic water slides this place had it all. It’s a historic sight and yet beautifully updated. The restaurants are not to be missed (all of them and Anna at McCarthur is a gem). Also, be sure to do the history tour. I had Larry as a guide and he was a wealth of Knowledge.