Spring is a great time to visit Arizona's desert resorts. Warm sunny days make you feel like it's already summer, spa treatments inspired by desert plants calm the senses, and a wide choice of activities ensures a fun time for the whole family.
Eight Ways to Stay Cool
Arizona Biltmore has eight pools that range from quiet and secluded to family and sports-oriented.
The Catalina Pool is one of the most peaceful and was once a favorite of Marilyn Monroe.
For guests who like to stay active, the Arizona Sports Pool is the place to go and join a water volleyball game.
The Bougainvillea Pool is a smaller family pool with scenic views of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.
Arizona Biltmore's pool complex includes a 92-foot water slide and a swim-up bar.
Golf, Tennis and Power Walks
The resort has two desert golf courses. The newly renovated Adobe course is a great place to start - it features its original 1929 layout.
For tennis enthusiasts, there are six lighted tennis courts, daily clinics and private lessons.
Arizona Biltmore offers a 2.3-mile guided power walk at the base of the resort's 39-acre mountain preserve. Hiking and mountain biking are also popular.
Other Ways to Relax
The poolside spa at Arizona Biltmore offers relaxing treatments as well as fun services, such as manicures, pedicures, nail art, all natural henna body art and hair braids.
Private cabanas next to the Paradise Pool feature a full bath, ceiling fans, refrigerator, phone, TV, robes, special amenities and two reserved lounge chairs.
Afternoon tea, served in the Lobby Tea Court, includes a selection of finger sandwiches, teas, scones and desserts.
Room rates start at around $220 per night plus $20 resort fee, but vary depending on when you go. Weekdays are usually less expensive than weekends. Find out more about Arizona Biltmore and plan your desert vacation getaway to Phoenix.