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
When you enter the resort you are transported out of the desert to a tropical oasis. The staff is extremely friendly and the vallet car service is convenient and much needed after a day of shopping at the Fashion Square Mall. The rooms are nice and clean but nothing fancy or noteworthy but the grounds make up for it.
We loved this hotel. The room was beautiful and the pool areas are great. We loved the car service provided - a free ride anywhere within 3 miles of the hotel. The driver appreciates tips. Overall a great resort.
Clean rooms and friendly staff. This is the second time my friends and I did a staycation at this resort. Only thing I don't understand. Why on earth does the resort feel the need to landscape around the pool, with the loud equipment, Sunday morning when people are trying to enjoy things before it gets too hot. The first time we stayed I thought it was a fluke. The 2nd time.......
Ive just booked my 4th trip to this resort and honestly, It is my favorite place to stay that I can actually afford. The staff is wonderful, from the desk clerks, security staff, housekeeping, to the bartenders and servers, they seem to really care and go above and beyond to offer a truly great experience to their guests.
The rooms are currently being updated, which is great, even though the rooms are fine. They are still in the state they were in as the Firesky, which was also pretty nice, but I look forward to seeing the updates, because I imagine it wont be disappointing, based on the amount of detail and care theyve put into the redo of this sweet spot.
The design, details and care thats gone into things at The Scott are apparent from the moment you walk into the lobby. I am personally a huge fan of plants/ tropicalia and the 40s era that the design is an obvious nod to. Imagine taking a trip to Puerto Rico in 1945 and you get the idea of what the Scott has pulled together here. I love every detail, even the cocktaisl are a nod to the era, (try the Helen and Maude, a saucy, less sweet nod to a pina colada).
The grounds are lovely, both pools are gorgeous ( and flanked by beautiful Jacaranda, Palms and some other gorgeous trees) even the piped in music is well above par, in fact, Id like to know what playlist they use, because its a great mix of dub/ reggae/ and soul that is both easy to listen and super fun. Its unexpected to hear good music on hotel grounds, and as an audiophile, this went a long way with me.
I could go on, but Ill just add that the restaurant serves really delicious food as well. Ive had breakfast here a couple of times, and have also had salads and some food by the pool and was never disappointed.
Im so glad to have found this place and I highly recommend it. Living in Tucson, with great staycations available here, it takes a lot to get me up to Phoenix, especially when the temps are 5-10 degrees hotter, but The Scott is worth the heat.. and I cant wait for my next little getaway here!
Fun hotel. The guys and the front make this place the best. They offer car service to drive you around. Rooms need work and pool area but still functional and super fun! The lobby is beautiful and the bar area. On Saturday the bar area was very busy and staff I would say were down right rude... the cocktail waitress bumped into us... never apologized and the female bartender with red hair...never smiled nor said hello, I’ll be right with you... nothing.
Overall we had a great weekend.