Beautiful Spaces: Where I Stayed in Phoenix, Arizona

by Gigi Griffis

Welcome back to Beautiful Spaces—a series of posts in which I talk about the places where I stay during my travels. It all started in 2013 when I realized that my contentment on the road is directly connected to how much I love where I’m living…and so made a commitment to find beautiful spaces to call home along the way. This is one such space.

The hotel was kind enough to provide a comped room in exchange for this review, but as always, opinions are my own.

After a cringe-worthy 24-hour travel day from Medellin, Colombia, I finally arrived, exhausted, in Arizona, where I’ll be spending the rest of the winter. My first night was spent in Phoenix at the grand Embassy Suites Phoenix Biltmore hotel with its expansive indoor garden and plush beds.

The place is like a little indoor city, with floor after floor of rooms stretching upward and overlooking a meticulously maintained indoor landscape of plants, restaurants, walkways, and a pond full of fish.

The rooms are spacious and simple. Mine featured a large, soft, inviting bed (which I gratefully collapsed into almost immediately after my 24 straight hours of travel from Colombia) and a little entry room with couches and a desk.

And one of the best parts was waking up to find a seriously expansive breakfast spread downstairs, complete with not only typical fare like coffee and bread, but also made-to-order omelettes, pancakes, and French toast straight off the griddle.

In all, a fantastic place to stay.

But enough words. You’ll want pictures.

Indoor garden








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