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Talking Stick Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Got stood up for Valentine's Day, but the resort was nice.

The low flow toilets are a joke. Everything took two to three flushes. Our clogged twice. And no, there wasn't an unusual amount.

Excellent hotel! Staff was very friendly and my room was beautiful and very clean.

Good gambling experience and very comfortable and nice room on club level.

Front desk staff were busy talking rather than checking me in. Very aggravating.

Somehow I missed that this hotel was also a casino. Entrance is through the casino, smoke filled and noisy. It was a real turnoff. That said, staff here were wonderful, attentive and friendly. The room was large and comfortable. The pool area is not inviting- it’s almost total concrete. There were only a few of us there and huge speakers we’re blasting pop music, so loud you couldn’t hear yourself talk. We asked a staff member if it could be turned down and it she made it happen. Again, staff were great. Had a lovely evening with the sunset in the Orange Sky bar- what a view. But, pricey- so be prepared. Overall- casino hotels are not for us- but would recommend highly, if this is your thing!

This hotel is very heavy into the casino scene. As two young women staying, we were not interested in that.

The resort is lovely, the rooms are beautiful an the staff could not do enough! I was not aware is was a Casino or such a large property. I don't like the smoke but that just a Casino. They keep the hotel very clean and good security. I would stay at this resort again and bring my family.

Fun place and lots to do. Gambling, Dinner and music!

This was my first time to Arizona. I wanted to be somewhere close enough to do things if wanted. However, I mostly wanted to relax. I spent my entire stay at the resort. With it being Tuesday and Wednesday, it wasn't very busy. It was perfect for what I needed.

but expensive for one night and having to wait for a room to be ready

Our room was very nice and very clean. Loved that the pool was 24hrs only bad thing I didn't like about the pool was that at night it was dirty, had a lot of bugs floating in the water! The restaurants in the hotel were good and staff were very nice. I would stay there again.

Stayed 9 days, few days I had 2 rooms, left my phone charger in 1 room. It was never turned in. By housekeeping, had to buy a new one. Very unhappy with that.

needed to get away very beautiful swimming pools are big for all ages

Arrived on a Sunday to a pool party with the worst music I've ever heard. Pool was very warm which wasn't inviting considering the weather was over 110!

The casino is inside of the hotel. That should be expressed in presenting this on Orbitz. Smoking is allowed EVERYWHERE. The pools were filthy with beer tops floating in pool. The rooms smelled musty from dampness in the rugs. Definitely NOT a family atmosphere. Hoojers and call girls present. Party atmosphere. Will NOT return again.

This hotel has it all. It is so clean and rooms are beautiful. The shower has a big shower head. It looks like a spa inside. The casino has a lot and very clean. The food is great and the pools are wonderful. I can't wait to go back

went there for my 50th birthday. loved everything about it.

The staff were friendly and informative. Rooms were comfortable and a good size. Pools were great. Would have been nice for a better selection for food, buffet was overpriced 35 each person

The hotel was very nice. People were nice. The casino was a bit smokey and makes you stink. Also the slots do not pay at all. There was a bit of mold in our shower but otherwise clean. The security to get into the rooms is also very good. I like that not just anyone can go into that part of the hotel.

9800 E. Talking Stick Way Scottsdale AZ

Hotel highlights

  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Golf course

Located 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Talking Stick Resort is within a 15-minute drive of Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale. This 496-room, 4-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a golf course, and a full-service spa. It's in the mountains and also close to Butterfly Wonderland.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Blue Coyote Cafe, one of 5 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All 496 soundproofed rooms feature iPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 40-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and first-run movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport down comforters and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free local calls, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes are also standard.


Property features

Talking Stick Resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. Free valet and self parking are available, and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa resort include a casino, a nightclub, and a children's pool.

Room options

Signature Room

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Club Room

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Talking Stick Resort

Everyone (56) Business (22) Couples (113) Family (49) Other (13) Friends (49)
5

they've gotta loosen up those slot machine.

Everyone

Got stood up for Valentine's Day, but the resort was nice.

By , from Casa Grande, Az. on Feb 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2018

Douglas, Thank you for the outstanding review - we do appreciate it!! Robb McCreary, Hotel Director

3

don't use the toilets

Everyone

The low flow toilets are a joke. Everything took two to three flushes. Our clogged twice. And no, there wasn't an unusual amount.

By on Jan 30, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 2, 2018

Thank you for your review - your comments passed on to our Maintenance department!

4
Everyone

Excellent hotel! Staff was very friendly and my room was beautiful and very clean.

By , from Las Vegas on Jan 10, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 16, 2018

Thank you for the review!

5
Everyone

Good gambling experience and very comfortable and nice room on club level.

By on Dec 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 28, 2017

Thank you for the outstanding review and the nice comments as well!!

4

christmas eve stay

Everyone

Front desk staff were busy talking rather than checking me in. Very aggravating.

By , from prescott, az on Dec 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 26, 2017

Jack, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your front desk issue - and for the very good review overall as well! Robb McCreary, Hotel Director

4

not my cup of tea.... but...

Everyone

Somehow I missed that this hotel was also a casino. Entrance is through the casino, smoke filled and noisy. It was a real turnoff. That said, staff here were wonderful, attentive and friendly. The room was large and comfortable. The pool area is not inviting- it’s almost total concrete. There were only a few of us there and huge speakers we’re blasting pop music, so loud you couldn’t hear yourself talk. We asked a staff member if it could be turned down and it she made it happen. Again, staff were great. Had a lovely evening with the sunset in the Orange Sky bar- what a view. But, pricey- so be prepared. Overall- casino hotels are not for us- but would recommend highly, if this is your thing!

By , from Evanston, Il on Dec 22, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 26, 2017

Catherine, Thank you for all of the positive remarks accompanying your very good review - and we hope your overall stay was pleasant!

3
Casino lovers

This hotel is very heavy into the casino scene. As two young women staying, we were not interested in that.

By on Oct 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 13, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to complete the review and add your comments!

5

really beautiful property.

Everyone

The resort is lovely, the rooms are beautiful an the staff could not do enough! I was not aware is was a Casino or such a large property. I don't like the smoke but that just a Casino. They keep the hotel very clean and good security. I would stay at this resort again and bring my family.

By on Oct 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2017

Thank you for the outstanding review and the great comments as well!

4

nice stay

Everyone

Fun place and lots to do. Gambling, Dinner and music!

By on Oct 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 6, 2017

Mike, Thanks for the great comments and teh review as well!

4

short get away

Everyone
Exterior at 4am as I was leaving Pool View from treadmill

This was my first time to Arizona. I wanted to be somewhere close enough to do things if wanted. However, I mostly wanted to relax. I spent my entire stay at the resort. With it being Tuesday and Wednesday, it wasn't very busy. It was perfect for what I needed.

By , from Ohio on Sep 16, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 18, 2017

Christopher, Thank you for the good review, but especially for your comments AND the great photos!!