2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ, United States
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If you can stand the heat, rates climb steadily downward in the summer.
Hotels don't come much more posh than this. The Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa has defined classic desert city elegance since it first opened its doors in 1929. The hotel's high reputation is confirmed by its notable pedigree--it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright associate Albert Chase McArthur. The lobby literally dazzles with stained glass skylights, and intimate sitting alcoves throughout lend a relaxed air to the stately entrance. The 120 rooms are spacious and decorated with gracious Mission-style furniture. Perhaps even more spacious and graceful are the hotel grounds, which occupy 39 acres of walkways, colorful flower displays, and decorative stone fountains. This is one of the priciest places to stay in Phoenix, but if you're looking for a truly luxurious experience at one of the city's most historic resorts, you can't do much better than this.