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
Room outdated, no microwave, frig. overstuffed with hotel items, tempting you to buy water for 7 dollars. Uneven floors, can easily trip. no elevator, How is that legal? everything is extra, even the tiki party.
We took a girls trip to Scottsdale and stayed at the Scott and it was an amazing trip! The hotel interior was so dreamy, we fell in love with it. They had a signature scent that would hit you as soon as you walked in and I still think about it. I need to try to find out what it is! The value of the hotel made this such a great trip. We didn’t pay an arm and a leg and the service was incredible. They have a shuttle service that will take you anywhere you need to go (and pick you back up) within 3 miles and it’s a black Escalade so you’re always arriving in style. The drivers we had throughout our trip, Kevin, Matt, and Ron were exceptionally helpful and pleasant and just super nice guys. The rooms were fine but they’re phase 2 in the renovations so I’m dying to see how they transform them next. I hope once everything is renovated they maintain the prices of the rooms they have now. Oh and all us gals got spa treatments and they were great! This hotel made our moms getaway exactly what we needed!!
We booked here for 2 nights rest and relaxation at the end of our 2500 mile road trip from Chicago, so we were hoping for a little luxury.
We were looked after very ably by the reception staff on our arrival, and without asking we were upgraded to a poolside room free of charge. The entrance lobby and bar area (with friendly barman) is quite spectacular and makes a perfect first impression.
Walking through to the back of the hotel we were equally impressed by the beautiful pool area and gardens with plenty of sun beds and parasols as well as outdoor sofas and stylish semi shaded patio. There's also a poolside bar and service while you relax.
Our room was modern, comfortable and clean with everything we needed for a perfect stay even a little outdoor seating spot to relax in. The beds were large and very very comfortable so a good night's sleep was assured.
The large SUV shuttle which will take you anywhere within 3 miles and also pick you up on request was a great bonus too and made everywhere we wanted to go, more accessible. Downtown and the 'old town' are both within range.
One thing to note is this is a conference centre hotel as well as a tourist one so, as when we were there, the hotel can be quite full of business people but we didn't find it a problem as they are in the specifically suited rooms for most of the time. The business centre off the lobby was handy too, for airline check-ins and printing off boarding cards without any fuss whatsoever.
When we left there was a fairly substantial resort fee to pay, (pool, car parking etc) which we'd half expected and a room tax which we hadn't. But it didn't spoil the overall impression which was of a hotel near the top of the scale - four and a half stars really.
I stayed here during the middle of March and had such an amazing time relaxing and enjoying the pools, workout room, and fire pit. My friend and I cane to celebrate another friend’s birthday and took advantage of the free shuttle. They took us to a bakery where we could find gluten free cupcakes. The fact that we were within distance to the best brunch spots, amazing restaurants and spectacular shopping made this hotel a sweet place to stay. Would love to return!
Big beautiful lobby, pools and grounds. Over-sized King room with nice decor. Only downfall, could not take a shower or bath as the tub was soo slippery. Could even sit on the side to freshen up. The cleaning crew must of used the wrong kind of cleaner. Very disappointing.