4.0
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Amenities

  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

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.

Rooms

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

Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Talking Stick Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85256 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 1370 Reviews
Great rooms but just a 'good' resort experience
Reviewed 2 days ago

I stayed at the Talking Stick Resort over a long weekend. Each staff member I encountered from the valet to check in to the servers at the pool were awesome! I felt like I always had good service when I encountered someone who worked at the resort.

On Friday I spent the afternoon at the pool. Service at the pool was good and there was no problem getting a lounge chair. My only criticism is that the main pool was closed on Saturday for a pool party and everyone in the hotel was crammed into a smaller pool on the other side of the building. There wasn't a chair or lounger left. It was a bit disappointing.

The rooms are great. The bed was comfy. Small touches like free bottled water and coffee were much appreciated. Although we stayed over a busy weekend it was quiet and we slept well.

I had food at the pool and we ate at the Blue Coyote restaurant downstairs from the casino. the food was fine, nothing special to report, but the drinks (especially the margaritas) were delicious!

My only criticism is that the casino and restaurant areas seem too small to accommodate the crowds. On Friday and Saturday nights it was nearly impossible to find an empty slot machine. There was a line 5 or 6 people deep at each bar for a drink. I waited in line for 20 minutes at the bistro in the casino during the day on Saturday and just gave up. I don't know if I would stay here again over the weekend. As a hotel guest it was difficult to battle the crowd to get food and drink.

Great Place to Stay in Scottsdale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Talking Stick is a great place to stay in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. I'd recommend the balcony room, which has a huge balcony, 2 chairs and a table, and a very comfy lounge seat. Our corner balcony room had a wall of windows on 2 of the 4 walls, allowing for beautiful views. Beds are super comfy, the bathroom is large and well appointed. A work/desk space with office chair was on one wall, and a little table and chairs were in the room as well. Very spacious. TV was great, cell reception was great. So easy to just bop on down to the casino for some fun gaming and return to a generous sized, nice, quiet room. I really enjoyed having morning coffee on the balcony. Hotel is down a hall away from the casino, with security at the entrance to check for room keys. Nice.

Lots of Fun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always have a fun time when we go to Talking Stick Resort....nice shows and good food...also if you win on the machines or tables you have double the amount of fun there....more fun is coming when White Castle will be across the 101 in a short time!!!!

Amazing beds!!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was at Talking Stick for the second time at a company staycation. I'm not a gambler, so I don't go to the smokey casino other than walking thru, but I can say that the rooms are really great. The beds are amazing (probably the best I've ever slept in), and the bathrooms are really nice. Had a wonderful soak in the tub.

We stayed on the bottom floor in a patio room on the west side. There was a DJ Release party happening both times we stayed. If you are not into that I definitely recommend staying on the west side. However, there is no escaping the noise completely anywhere in the hotel, it's just tolerable on the west side. So if you don't like the craziness that a GIANT DJ party brings, then DON'T stay at this resort. But if you want to partake or can tolerate the craziness it's certainly an experience to witness.

If you are somewhat tolerable to stay in the resort but want to escape some of the craziness it's best to not stay on the bottom floor. Since everyone on the pool side is in and out of their rooms, even the hallways become party central.

Food was good in the hotel.

The only good thing about this resort was our ROOM on C2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My elderly mother likes to gamble, so we decided to visit Talking Stick Resort. We secured a room on their top floor (C2) which includes the Tower Lounge for 'happy hour' and breakfast. The room was very spacious and looked out over the pool, golf course and mountains. As it faced EAST, we had lovely sunrises and didn't have the hot afternoon sun.
The two queen beds were very comfortable with four large pillows and silky linens. Plenty of towels in the large bathroom. Only one sink, but enough counter space for two women. There was also a bathtub AND a rain-shower. The only negative was the lighting was HORRIBLE. Not enough general lighting in the bathroom and the magnifying mirror was a dim, blue light. We had to go out into the main room in order to actually see to put on makeup.
Housekeeping was excellent and the turndown service was very nice with lovely chocolates left on the pillows.
There was also plenty of bottled water that was replenished each day.
The Tower Lounge was also very generous with the beer & wine and any bottled soft drinks that you could take down to the casino or to the pool. Cici and Phoebe were both excellent hostesses and made you feel welcomed. Food always included two hot/warm items, but fresh fruit & veggies were excellent. I always had their 'sushi' in the evening and cold cereal in the morning. A nice Peets Coffee machine made speciality coffee drinks.
The pool left a lot to be desired. Dirty, worn lounges, filthy tables, a mix of worn towels and new ones, and not enough umbrellas for providing shade. Maybe that was on purpose to get you so spend money on the cabanas surround the perimeter?
Lunch at the Blue Coyote Cafe was adequate but expensive for what you got.
The actual casino was very 'tight'. Staff said that they tighten the machines on the weekend (which contributed to me being down $160 on that day), and my mother did very well on Monday & Tuesday, when the machines were a bit more forgiving. She only played the slots and ended up with $400 to the upsides.
The Players Club isn't worth the hassle as you need to spend mega bucks in order for there to be a benefit to the card.
There really isn't anything close by, so this resort is good only if you're planning on spending all your time on resort property.