Monday, June 3, 2013

Birthday and Anniversary Weekend at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel

Last Thursday was my birthday and this past Sunday was our wedding anniversary. We decided to do a little 'stay-cation' at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa. As a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright I have always wanted to stay in this hotel that he consulted on the design of. They really showcase his style throughout the hotel and grounds.

The Biltmore
This is the front of the hotel, it is just gorgeous.

All of the grounds are just amazing to look at, they take such good care of it, which is hard in the desert!

stained glass in the lobby
This stained glass is in the main lobby, so bright and colorful.

Salt water pool
In the evenings the pools were practically empty, so we really got to relax.

Lavender drink
We tried some fun cocktails, including this one called Lavender and Lemons. The purple stuff in the bottom is candied lavender leaves.

Short Rib Macaroni and Cheese
This is a short rib macaroni and cheese that I got and I could not even finish half because it was so rich. But it sure was delicious!

Fries and Pork Taco
Tom got fries and a taco, but it was a PORK taco, which he has never tried before. He liked it. (Sorry for the blurry phone pic)

Amazing pizza
We ended up getting pizza two nights in a row because it was so freaking good. We have ate at this restaurant a few times, so I didn't feel so bad getting pizza. Twice.

I hope you all are having a great week and if you ever get a chance to come to Phoenix I would definitely recommend the Biltmore!


  1. So fun! Happy belated birthday and anniversary!

  2. Looks like an awesome weekend, Happy anniversary too! (I wished you Happy birthday on Facebook). The Biltmore looks grand!

  3. OMG I've been to Phoenix heaps of times but never to the Biltmore. You must have felt like a queen on your birthday!

  4. Happy belated birthday and anniversary!! Looks like you had a wonderful time for your weekend. That mac and cheese looks so good.

  5. Happy birthday AND anniversary! Wow what a fabulous place to stay and the eats look amazing!

  6. Awesome! I love Frank Lloyd Wright so this hotel intrigues me. The mac & cheese looks rich & creamy and those fries look AWESOME!

  7. Happy Birthday and Anniversary, how fun to be able to celebrate them together! Makes for a double special occasion!

  8. What a special occasion (s) haha my friend, Happy Birthday and Anniversary! :D

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