This Staycation Deal of the Day takes you to a resort in Phoenix that is rich in history and culture! Welcome to the iconic Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, built in 1929!
Director of Marketing Communications official Marcy Edwards told us the resort is celebrating its 90th year. There's so much history, and that's why they offer two history tours. One is complimentary to guests and $10 for visitors, and the other is a Happy Hour History Tour, ranging from $12 per child to $25 per adult. The Happy Hour History Tour offers two specialty cocktails that have significance to the property. Last year, the staff told us the Tequila Sunrise was originally created at the resort, and the Catalina Spritzer was Marilyn Monroe's favorite cocktail to sip on by the resort's Catalina Pool. Click here for more information.
History Tour Director Rob Razavi has been revealing fun facts there for 12 years. He tells you all about the Old Hollywood glamour and events happening today. He took us into the "Mystery Room", where during prohibition, men would sneak in to drink alcohol and smoke cigars. He also showed us the Biltmore Block that is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and described as, "a variation on a textile block first used by Wright to construct private homes. The pre-cast blocks were made from desert sand on-site and created in 34 different geometric patterns inspired by the trunk of a palm tree." The Biltmore Block is all over the property.
The Biltmore Block is also the inspiration to the name of their summer event through Labor Day, called the Biltmore Block Party! There are all kinds of activities for adults and kids! Enjoy 39 acres of fun, including Lawn Chess, Jenga, Cornhole, 18-hole Championship Putting Course, Croquet, weekend poolside parties, the 92-foot water slide, dive-in movies on Friday and Saturday nights at Paradise Pool, luxury cabanas, spa specials, award-winning dining, signature cocktails and the History Tour.
You'll also find a painting of Marilyn Monroe by the pool. She was one of the resort's favorite frequent guests. She's posing right next to a sign that says, "Before I turn 90, I want to...", and there are blank lines and chalk for you to fill in. Think of it as a bucket list. I wrote, "Become a Smart Shopper". Since I've already checked that off my list, all of you can check in for less!
DEAL OF THE DAY:
The Resort Rooms are in the historic building, as well as the newer ones. Staying in one of these rooms would normally cost between $159 and $199, sometimes even higher over the summer months, but our Smart Shopper Deal of the Day means you only pay $109! That's nearly half off!
Either call 800-950-0086, and mention our promo code, "OX" or Smart Shopper, or click here to book. Once you select your date, the available Resort Room options will pop up, and you can check out. The resort fee is waived, and included in the price of $109. Our Deal of the Day is only valid for Resort Rooms.
You have through Sunday to get the deal, and you can book your stay between May 22 and September 11. The only blackout dates right now are: May 20 - 21. We will update this if some days get sold out.
While you're there, enjoy the Biltmore Block Party festivities, and the 1.5 hours-long history tour that is complimentary to guests on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Several celebrities have stayed at the Arizona Biltmore, so you'll be in good company!
IF YOU GO:
2400 E Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016