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The nina family hits AZ, Part 2 - Phoenix

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We arrived back in PHX the following Wednesday night, just in time to check-in and go to sleep. Thursday was the only full day we had in PHX. We were so tired from hiking and driving, that we took advantage of the great facilities at the resort. The only time we left the hotel that day (and with that phoenix traffic, why bother), was to visit Taliesin West. It was really beautiful, and the surrounding landscape was very nice, a real desert feel. Loved all the cactus.

We also left for dinner. We decided to eat at the Arizona Biltmore, where my husband had previously stayed for 5 nights on business. He told me it was a gorgeous hotel but nothing prepared me for how truly special it was. Next time we go to Phoenix, we're splurging. This is one hotel that I can honestly say I feel is worth the money. The architecture and detail is stunning. I really did not want to leave.

We had dinner on the patio, next to a beautiful 4-sided fireplace. The food was excellent. Lots of families were dining there. we also took a peek inside the wine cellar which was outside the more expensive Biltmore restaurant, looked at the pool (drop dead gorgeous), and strolled all through the grounds.

I've been to a lot of hotels, and can honestly say this was by far my favorite. Anywhere.

We also stopped in at the Phoenician to check it out. A little too glitzy for my tastes and IMO, doesn't hold a candle to the Biltmore. A totally different feel. Both are probably the same price, but give me the Biltmore any day. The Phoenician felt like so many of the mega resorts in Hawaii. It did have a nice open pit fire on the terrace though.

The next morning we lounged at the pool before flying home. I'll post my Sedona and GC reports shortly.

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