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Love the upgrade— Robb gave us upgrade and late check out- really appreciate it! We will be back again for our important celebrations! Ana G.

I don't like the resort fee. I wish it was just absorbed through the nightly fee. The idea of pre paying for a room to get a special rate is fine, but to then be hit with more fees upon checkin is frustrating. The resort does offer a bunch of options all in one place. It was easy to get uber or lyft from the resort and the pool is great.

The rooms were awesome

has been staying there for years. Has gone downhill...tired looking. Room service told me that due to COVID only could put American cheese on a burger. That summed it up.

It was beautiful

Stayed early August, expecting no resort fee per their website on AZ travelers, they hit me for $25 a night. It's a beautiful resort, with mediocre service and staff. It took me 2 days to be acknowledged by any service staff. Few staff smile or greet customers. Not 1 dealer smiled as we passed, 1 mad eye contact. Asked several different staff including hotel reception, players card staff, and even security about the resort. Most weren't sure, none offered to find out any answer. I finally had to ask the concierge, who is not on staff 24 hours. The only 1 with answers! We tried their cafe Blue Coyote for food, VERY limited menu. Ended up getting Chinese food. Everything that came out, was covered in green onions. Yuck. Turns out the chef loved green onions. Tried a 2nd time for breakfast, no non-pork alternatives, same limited menu. Tried others, disappointed. Our room was beautiful, but very unclean. Found dust on shelves, prints on glass windows, even dirt! 2 queen beds, but 1 chair??? No room cleaning until you're there 3 days, no restock of water/shampoos. Shower leaked, had to put down towels. Cheap TP, soaps, tissue. Didn't want to give more waters, when I called for more. If its included in the resort fee, but they refuse it...? There was a water garden we could see from our window, which I visited. It was full of trash. Disgusting! We won't stay nor visit again in the near future. They use the pandemic as an excuse for poor service and staff.

the property is fantastic!

I have stayed at Talking Stick a dozen or more times - always an amazing experience.

The friendly front desk lady greeted us with such a welcoming smile and surprised us with an upgrade to a Gold Club room. I haven't won much in the past, but I felt like we did so we were very excited and grateful! The best part was meeting concierge associates Connie and Charles in the Tower Lounge who helped out in the early evenings.They truly made our stay the best and we're forever grateful to them for kindness, generosity and warm hospitality. Thank you, Charles and Connie! We will definitely be back to see you guys! :)

Did not like having to always go through the casino to enter or leave the property. Restaurants were mostly open stands. Not good dining options for a facility not near town.

Awesome casino

Everything

The staff and amenities were outstanding. I was impressed with the kindness, promptness and professionalism displayed here! It was disappointing that the spa and fitness center were closed as well as some restaurants. But overall it was a lovely place to stay!

N/A

Not kid friendly at all. If you want kids to be accompanied by a parent there needs to be a separate hotel entrance versus a casino entrance. Also the pool service was super slow. Hire more staff to serve the amount of people at the pool...hour wait, won’t stay here again and will advise others to not as well.

We booked a room and requested 2 queen beds. They gave us one king for 3 people. When we asked to change rooms the front desk staff was unapologetic and rude and offered a roll away at $25 a night. The services at other areas of the resort was good but the front desk staff that checked us in was frustratingly rude.

E. Talking Stick Way Scottsdale AZ

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Talking Stick Resort Casino
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Talking Stick Resort places you next to Talking Stick Resort Casino and within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular attractions like Butterfly Wonderland. This 496-room, 4-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a golf course, and a full-service spa.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Blue Coyote Cafe, one of 7 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/cafe. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

40-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and first-run movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with down comforters ensure a restful night. IPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers are also available.


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. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa resort include a casino, a nightclub, and a children's pool.

Room options

Signature Room

1 King Bed | 2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Club Room

1 King Bed | 2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Scenic Deluxe 2 Queen, Mountain View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Talking Stick Resort

Everyone (17) Couples (22) Family (22)
5
Family

Love the upgrade— Robb gave us upgrade and late check out- really appreciate it! We will be back again for our important celebrations! Ana G.

By , from phoenix on May 30, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2022

Ana, Thank you for the great score and the nice comment! Sorry for the tardy response, but your review from 5/30 just came to me this evening on June 10th! See you again soon! Robb McCreary, Hotel Director

4
Friends

I don't like the resort fee. I wish it was just absorbed through the nightly fee. The idea of pre paying for a room to get a special rate is fine, but to then be hit with more fees upon checkin is frustrating. The resort does offer a bunch of options all in one place. It was easy to get uber or lyft from the resort and the pool is great.

By on Mar 25, 2022

Review comment responded on Mar 25, 2022

Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review! I also don't like resort fees - a battle I lost 6 years ago! We appreciate your positive feedback about the different options offered here - and hope you find time to return again soon! Robb McCreary, Hotel Director

5
Partner Couples Friends

The rooms were awesome

By on Jan 30, 2022

Review comment responded on Jan 30, 2022

Ron, Thank you for the great score on your review and for your nice remarks as well! Robb McCreary, Hotel Director

1
Everyone

has been staying there for years. Has gone downhill...tired looking. Room service told me that due to COVID only could put American cheese on a burger. That summed it up.

By on Dec 4, 2021

Review comment responded on Dec 5, 2021

Luke, I apologize for the ludicrous statement about cheese type restrictions due to the pandemic - I forwarded that to the F & B Director! Staffing shortages is hurting quality much more than Covid! Robb McCreary, Hotel Director

5
Partner Couples

It was beautiful

By on Nov 8, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 8, 2021

Heather, Thank you for the outstanding score you gave us after your recent stay - we appreciate it and enjoy sharing it with our team members! Robb McCreary, Hotel Director

5
Everyone

By on Nov 1, 2021

2
Partner Couples

Stayed early August, expecting no resort fee per their website on AZ travelers, they hit me for $25 a night. It's a beautiful resort, with mediocre service and staff. It took me 2 days to be acknowledged by any service staff. Few staff smile or greet customers. Not 1 dealer smiled as we passed, 1 mad eye contact. Asked several different staff including hotel reception, players card staff, and even security about the resort. Most weren't sure, none offered to find out any answer. I finally had to ask the concierge, who is not on staff 24 hours. The only 1 with answers! We tried their cafe Blue Coyote for food, VERY limited menu. Ended up getting Chinese food. Everything that came out, was covered in green onions. Yuck. Turns out the chef loved green onions. Tried a 2nd time for breakfast, no non-pork alternatives, same limited menu. Tried others, disappointed. Our room was beautiful, but very unclean. Found dust on shelves, prints on glass windows, even dirt! 2 queen beds, but 1 chair??? No room cleaning until you're there 3 days, no restock of water/shampoos. Shower leaked, had to put down towels. Cheap TP, soaps, tissue. Didn't want to give more waters, when I called for more. If its included in the resort fee, but they refuse it...? There was a water garden we could see from our window, which I visited. It was full of trash. Disgusting! We won't stay nor visit again in the near future. They use the pandemic as an excuse for poor service and staff.

By , from fort mohave on Sep 21, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 21, 2021

Josh, Thank you for completing a review and for your additional comments - we appreciate all feedback, negative or positive. The waived resort fee was only for the Playcation package booked thru the resort; you booked thru a 3rd party (Orbitz), so were ineligible. We're sorry you had unfavorable experiences with staff members - this doesn't sound like an enjoyable stay. Unfortunately, our Housekeeping procedures during your stay of full service are the standard in the industry as long as the pandemic continues - we are as exhausted with it as you are. Robb McCreary, Hotel Director

5
Partner Couples

the property is fantastic!

By on Jul 26, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 26, 2021

Thank you for the outstanding rating score you awarded us and for your positive feedback as well - hope to see you back again soon! Robb McCreary, Hotel Director

5
Family Partner Couples

I have stayed at Talking Stick a dozen or more times - always an amazing experience.

By on Jul 20, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 21, 2021

Thank you for the outstanding review score you gave us, and we appreciate the comments you included as well! Robb McCreary, Hotel Director

5
Everyone

By on Jun 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 7, 2021

Thank you for that outstanding rating on your recent review - we're glad to hear you really enjoyed your stay! Robb McCreary, Hotel Director

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