Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
What We Love
- The history; guests have included sitting presidents and Hollywood's elite
- Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired architecture, decor and even cuisine
- The original Tequila Sunrise was mixed here
- Afternoon tea served in the Lobby Tea Court
- Family-friendly, especially during spring break and summer season
What To Know
- A nightly resort fee of $28 will be collected upon checkout from Jetsetter
- Free WiFi is available in the lobby, pool area and Ocatilla lounge only
- Additional fees for some activities
- It can be a long walk between guestrooms and the main buildings
- Pets are permitted with a $100 deposit ($50 of that is refundable)
- Check in is at 4 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Located in Phoenix (Camelback East), Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is minutes from Carnival of Illusion and Wrigley Mansion. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Arizona Biltmore Country Club and Biltmore Fashion Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 736 air-conditioned rooms featuring MP3 docking stations and LCD televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 8 outdoor swimming pools. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and supervised childcare/activities.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Phoenix? This resort has facilities measuring 100,000 square feet (9290 square meters), including a conference center. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
Even though FLW’s former student designed this, his “fingerprints” are all over this place! There’s even a gift shop in the hotel with just FLW items.
We stayed here on our recent visit to Taliesin & loved every minute.
This place is posh!
We had a ground floor room at the main pool and loved it. We had our own nook right by the pool, due note that the chairs in front of your will be taken by other people so be sure to reserve them for you convenience. I also recommend getting a room closer to the water slide as there is a small grassy area for the kids to play on. The room was modern and well-maintained. The two rooms were comfortable and spacious for our family. I won’t comment on the hotel restaurants as we were there with a large group and used the conference facilities. Hotel grounds are beautiful, especially the main hotel rotunda. There’s a nice running/biking path by the canal, and bikes can be rented from the fitness center. The pool is very nice but can great crowded at times. If it’s too crowded head to one of the smaller rooms at the other building blocks. The cottages liked nice with their own patio and fire pit, however not any bigger than our room. Overall historic, yet modern hotel, with a classic Arizona feel.
I would like to give it a better rating but service in food outlets was pretty bad. I will say the room was nice but not well maintained and serviced. The bed sets on a foundation with space between the mattress and frame and I found rubbish, lint and other articles left from previous guests. Turndown service was also not consistent. I was in one of the cottages and when I checked in there was a wire hanger just outside my doorstep and remained there for the duration of my stay which was 7 nights.
Front desk service was fine when I checked in but during other times, I saw a line out to the front entrance which would have been about 25-30 people. Not all check-in stations were open.
Food outlets were very disappointing with service and staffing. I will address under the restaurant names separately.
I will say that the staff was very friendly and accommodating during our group events. Very helpful and attentive.
I am drawn to properties that fit their settings organically. The Biltmore is one such place where the layout, the colors, the pools complement rather than detract from the desert, the mountains, and the lawns.
It was our first time to stay - I am a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright's work! The history, the service, the accommodations and the food were all TOP SHELF!!!! We will be back! I recommend it - BUT only if you want to feel relaxed and well taken care of!