Talking Stick Resort
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, you’ll be in the entertainment district and convenient to Butterfly Wonderland and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Arizona Canal and Scottsdale Waterfront.
Make yourself at home in one of the 496 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. 42-inch LCD televisions are provided, with satellite programming available. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. This resort also features concierge services, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 4 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 8 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. Planning an event in Scottsdale? This resort has 100000 square feet (9290 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I was at a four day conference and stayed four nights. I was housed on the seventh floor. I had no trouble getting elevators. The Resort is under one huge roof with multiple units including a large casino in the middle. I did not use the casino and avoided it becuse of the smoke. The hotel is a separate wing and the conference facilities another wing. The hotel calls itself a "mountain hotel" but I think that just means it is not "in" the city of Scottsdale and the Arizona mountains are visible and near enough to drive into. I would call this a dessert location. They do have shuttles to a nearby "mall" and shops and to other locations.
My room was very comfortable and clean. It overlooked their large outdoor swimming pools and stages for band concerts (every Saturday in the summer when I was there.) Poeple flood in for the concerts. The pools were constantly in use even with 107-110 degree temperatures. I could not hear the noise from them in my room.
The staff was unfailingly helpful and the waitress staff friendly and helpful. For our conference hey had mandatory daily charges that went automatically onto our bill for the maid and bellman services. This made things very confusing regarding tips lthought I think you could have a clear conscience not doing it.
The restaurants were adequate so I did not feel the need to go outside to eat. Prices were a bit elevated by the food was good and the service very pleasant. I only ever hd moderate wait times at the resturants because they were fairly large. There is a large "Buffet restaurant" with a generous buffet. This is a bit more costly and the cost seems to change on busy times. Definitely ask about the price before you sit down. There are also a number of smaller bars/cafes...some hidden away.
Our conference facilities seemed to be about the best we have had lately.
They did not have a shuttle from the airport. I took a super shuttle which was about $25+ with tip and a 25 minute ride.
I really liked this place. I would go back with no hesitation.
Our room was not ready when we arrived at 345. We were told they were short housekeepers...not offered any adjustments until asking for manager...then eventually given $25 credit. We waited one hour, which limited time to shower and get ready for travel to downtown fo a concert. Rooms were OK cleanliness wise...for a better price and quality, we will stay across street at Hampton Inn next time...
Attended for a work conference so breakfast and lunch were provided. The food was a total surprise, creative and delicious, some of the best food we had in the southwest. We stayed on club level for the quiet. The hotel is laid out so if you are not a s smoking gambler, you can get around without being assaulted by smoke and noise
Grounds are nice and there are many places to lounge