Talking Stick Resort
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- 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
We had a peer group business meeting and all 14 of us stayed at the resort. There was security to enter the hotel rooms from the casino but an excellent place to stay based on food and accommodations.
Stayed for a business trip. The casino is very very Smokey, you have to travel the casino to get to the hotel room. The room itself was nice. It was a a little loud at night as you could hear other guests walk back to their rooms. If you plan to stay one or two nights it is ok however the smoke and casino smell gets old real quick. The pools were large .
Great parking. Nice casino though it was a bit smokey. Friendly staff, personnel and wait staff. Would have been nice to not have to buy a soft drink or coffee. Most casinos have a beverage area where you can get free pop, coffee and tea. Rooms were beautiful!
We arrived for a two day shopping trip. After 3 hours of travel we are told that they are not pet friendly. After appealing to “Upper management “ Priceline called them and informed them of their web page says pet friendly No room and tired of their BS it was too late to find another room. We had to go back home! Poor customer service all around. I would give them zero as a rating
Stayed for 2 nights at Talking Stick. Wasnt entirely sure what to expect since I had never stayed at a casino resort before. Facility as a whole is very nice, modern, and upscale. Parking is free(!) which is a huge plus. Rooms are very clean, beds are comfortable, the bathrooms have separate showers and tubs (the showers have waterfall heads and are very relaxing). Room service is slightly pricey, but the food is better than some of the other places I've stayed at. As far as dining options go, I highly recommend the Wandering Horse buffet. Theres so much food to choose from, and all of it is delicious. They are increasing their prices soon though, just as a warning.
Now for the cons, which there are a few. First, the nightclub needs improvements. While the club itself is nice, the drinks are VERY expensive, and the atmosphere was just...dull. The DJs mixing and music selection made it feel more like a high school dance or a wedding than a nightclub. There were also a couple instances of Male patrons being very handsy with the ladies, so girls make sure you watch yourself and read the room. Second, I think this was unique to my room, but there was no cold water in the sink. Just boiling hot. Did not make for a good experience trying to brush my teeth. Lastly...the casino. I dont gamble, so I decided to give it a shot and won $9 off a $5 bet at penny slots. Not bad for my first try. One of my friends also won the jackpot on a machine, so the ratio is pretty decent. The issue is the smoke. Like other reviewers have mentioned, they do allow smoking in this facility, and the ventilation system is very poor. It is much worse on Friday and Saturday nights. You will notice it when you walk in the building but it is increasingly worse on the floor. I would have rated this five stars, but unfortunately I wound up with a sinus infection a day after leaving the resort which I attribute to the smoke.
Bottom line: Hotel and dining are great, casino is very smoky, nightclub needs improving, and it is very expensive. Pros do outweigh the cons though...except the smoke.