Arizona Biltmore Resort

Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa
2400 E Missouri Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016

On 39 manicured acres of pools, gardens, tennis courts and spa, this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired hotel in Phoenix, Arizona is an oasis of relaxation. Everything I looked upon after stepping out of my car was stunning, from the shrubs writing out the name of the hotel to the palms swaying to the backdrop of camelback mountain. The resort is a combination of low buildings which, true to Frank Lloyd Wright's design principles (who consulted on the property's construction in 1929), melt into the desert surroundings of the tip of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.

The front desk was quick and efficient and I was pleased to discover that three of the five types of rooms offer patios or balconies, which in this tranquil environment is a must. After the brief check-in, I was off to my Premier room, one of 738 rooms on property. My room offered a furnished gated patio opening onto the main pool. Spacious and upholstered in light to medium earth tones, the Mission style furnishings combine woods and leather for a contemporary look. Also included was a desk as well as footstools for both of the queen beds. The bathroom offered a marble bath, two vanities as well as cleansers exclusive to the Biltmore resort. Upon sitting down on the bed to take of my shoes, I lay back and promptly fell asleep in the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in.  

The Paradise pool, a combination of three pools with a 92-foot water slide at one end, is surrounded by trees and shady cabanas available for rent. Pool-side orders are delivered quickly by friendly wait staff and use the freshest ingredients. It is easy to lie still and take in the beauty, or go indoors for a pampering treatment at the 22,000 square foot spa. Take advantage of the adjacent Arizona Biltmore Country Club for golf, or play tennis onsite at the resort.

Frequently visited by celebrities, it is clear why this property has set a standard for Arizona style and luxury. The landscape, service and amenities set this resort above par for elegance and quality.

- Cara Chase



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