• Jesse John Francis Clark

Arizona Biltmore | A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Updated: Jun 27, 2018

Last weekend I took my Fiancee to Arizona for her birthday. I decided to book a room at the Arizona Biltmore based on its long history and unique architecture. I had originally booked us a cottage for the weekend. However, since I am a Hilton Honors member, they gave me a complimentary upgrade to a one-bedroom villa.

After checking in, we got dinner at Frank & Albert's, an American restaurant located in the lobby. After dinner, we walked around the resort to get familiar with the layout. They have 6 pools and a small area for shopping consisting of about for stores in a row. They also have an area to play tennis, chess and cornhole.

The next morning we had breakfast delivered to our room before heading to a complimentary hotel history tour.

Breakfast in the Villa

After the tour, we headed down to the pool to eat some lunch and swim. After the pool, we got cleaned up and went to Old Town Scottsdale for dinner and then headed to Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall before heading back to the resort as we had to head home in the morning.

REVIEW: 4 out of 5 Stars. The resort is nice and has a lot of history. The only downside to this place is the convention business they attract. We learned that 75% of their business comes from convention sales. As a result, there was a lot of people in attendance. At night, the lawn was crowded with dining tables and a DJ playing music to entertain the attendees. Furthermore, I tried to get a late check out so we didn't have to sit in the airport and they declined a late checkout, probably to get ready for more convention people.

Based on the above experience, this was a one and done stay at the Arizona Biltmore for us. We will try a new place to stay the next time we come to Arizona.

THE DAMAGE: Staying at the Arizona Biltmore set me back $550 per night with the tax, food and resort fees.

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