The Scott Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Enclosed courtyard design virtually eliminates traffic noise from busy Scottsdale Road
- Kimpton's signature nightly lobby wine hours
- Free valet parking and bicycle usage
- Upscale Italian fare at Taggia restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
What To Know
- Desert and mountains views, associated with a traditional Scottsdale hotel stay, are absent here
- Join Kimpton's Karma Rewards for perks like free WiFi
- There’s no designated adult pool, but youngsters generally gravitate toward the shallower of the two, with its artificial beach, while the older crowd prefers the one with the adjacent hot tub
- As at all Kimpton hotels, pets are honored guests
- A $22 (plus tax) Resort Fee will be collected upon check-in at the hotel
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Whimsical desert oasis with nightly lobby wine hours, a spa and Italian fare just steps from Scottsdale shopping
The soaring lobby has a nouveau lodge vibe, with wooden beams and a two-story stone fireplace alongside such whimsical details as light-up mod taxidermy and curvaceous loungers. The hallways in the guestroom wings have a slightly dated feel, which is probably inescapable given that FireSky was built in the 1960s.
Bed and Bath
Fortunately, the datedness does not carry over into the guestrooms, in which the minimalist use of Southwest materials and patterns (think leather headboards and plank-patterned rugs) gives a sense of place without making you feel as if you should have arrived by horse. In the bathroom, products are by C.O. Bigelow, America’s oldest apothecary, which put together a collection exclusively for Kimpton.
Just off the lobby, Taggia, FireSky’s Northern Italian fine dining restaurant (homemade gnocchi with braised veal is a favorite) and a shaded patio will make you feel as if you’re dining in Italy. The resort’s Jurlique Spa takes a holistic approach, combining Eastern and Western styles and using products made from plants grown organically on Jurlique’s own herb farms in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. But the real star of the show is the hotel’s lagoon, a sanctuary of lush vegetation and gurgling waterfalls with tucked-away seating areas
In the Area
Shopping is practically a professional sport in Scottsdale, and you can follow the most skilled practitioners to Old Town Scottsdale, a few blocks of shops, galleries and restaurants just south of Scottsdale Fashion Square. A few miles to the north, where the setting is more desert than city, visit Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Arizona home and studio. Taliesin’s neighbor, the 27,800-acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which contains 120 miles of day-hiking trails, is one of the country’s largest city-owned areas of protected land.
How to Get There
Did not have room ready until after 5pm on the day of arrival and did not have a double room available even though it was prepaid months in advance. They did comp an extra room, though not adjoining. Bathrooms in the lobby without toilet paper and not well cleaned. Rooms not cleaned well each day (soap not replenished, ice bag not replaced, etc). Very friendly staff at the front desk and bell staff. Free shuttle service was nice for rides to Old Town. Easy walk to many restaurants & the mall.
We had a great stay. the first night we were not prepared for there to no food being served after 10:00. The next nights we just made sure to eat ahead of returning to the hotel. The grounds are beautiful. The rooms are really nice and I love the decor. The showers were amazing. Nice water pressure. I am looking forward to coming back to stay.
we stayed at the scott on 2 different nights going to Sedona and coming back for a stay. the rooms were spacious and clean , beds very comfortable .. very close to food and shopping . staff was friendly and helpful .. pool area great and seating by fire pits .. would recommend the scott and will be returning again .