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
In the 48 hours of our stay, housekeeping never cleaned our room once. We had the "refresh"sign up every time we left (which was often!). We had a busy trip so coming back to an unmade room with old towels was not ideal.
Ask for a room in the building behind or to the right of the pool (near the spa). Our room had a lovely view of the parking lot....
I only stayed one night and I wish that it would have been much longer. The hotel where my conference was being held was booked the night before it started, so I stayed at The Scott. The hotel is so adorable and the service was fantastic! The bellman were so helpful. They brought me to my appointment at a hair salon and also picked me up. The front desk was very helpful. My room was very spacious and clean. I loved all of the hotels amenities. I highly recommend this hotel!
Great meeting location and clean, elegant rooms. Great service, good food, pools, hot tubs and a shuttle that takes you to and from old town. I would stay here again away from work. Used to be fire-something.
Nice resort in Scottsdale. Lobby is nice with a cool bar to hang out in the evening. The rooms were nice and colonial style. Would recommend getting a room facing the pool and not out to the car park. However, I was a bit disappointed with the customer service. I feel like the staff needs more formal training. For instance, I was speaking with guest relations and half way through the conversation the individual turns to pick up a phone call. Not sure if this is just Scottsdale behavior or specific to the hotel, but there needs to be a bit of management attention focused here especially at a venue where you are paying north of 300 usd per day. Otherwise a pleasant stay in the heart of Scottsdale.
Been here twice and always a great time. Great time of year to visit Scottsdale too. Great food! Breakfast, lunch and dinner Excellent bar. Excellent hospitality. Awesome patio to sit at night. Very nice rooms, roomy! Bus transportation to sites.