The Scott Resort & Spa (formerly FireSky Resort)
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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
Great facilities and friendly staff made for a great weekend stay. The bar and pool created a central hangout place that was perfect for socializing and enjoying the weekend with a group of friends. The bar had top notch bartenders with many amazing cocktails on the menu. The pool and hotel grounds were beautiful, making this hotel feel like a resort with a Cuban vibe. The hotel offered a free shuttle service to places around town that we used often. Rooms were large and spacious.
We had a fabulous stay. The staff was extremely nice & the grounds are gorgeous. This place is “picture perfect.” The beds are comfortable too! We’d definitely stay here again. Can’t wait to come back next time we’re in Scottsdale.
The hotel overall was excellent. The food at the restaurant was good, but the service IN the restaurant was lacking overall. The rooms are comfortable and elegant without being pretentious. I was disappointed there was no bathtub, only a very nice shower.
Had I not known this was previously FireSky, I would never have recognized it. The Havana / Cuban remodel is beautiful and has a great vibe minus the usual pretentiousness you get with other Scottsdale resorts. The service is great, starting with being greeted outside and led to the front desk. The old black/white films projected on the patio are a nice touch, and who can ever resist a good fire pit and cozy blankets on a cool desert night.
I wish there were a few more amenities, but the location puts you walkable to everything you might need and the free hotel shuttle within a 2-3 mile radius is very nice.
Staff is friendly and helpful, just remind the front desk to program your room card to match your late check-out so yo don’t get locked out like we did.
Great food and service at both the Canal Club restaurant and lobby bar.
I loved our stay at The Scott. The hotel rooms were spacious, comfy, and offered pretty views to the garden/pool.The pool, garden, hammock, fire pits, Canal restaurant, and beautiful lobby were all a delight. Landscaping was gorgeous. Design was urban chic w/ soft touches to make it inviting and funky with the touch of traditional. Evening themes of "game night" and "movie night" were great for the family/kids. FIre pits and delicious cocktails were perfect for the adults. I loved this hotel and will be back!