Overall, it was an OK place. I wouldn't tell somone not to stay there, but it is hard to get too excited about it either. It depends on your tastes and budget.
The hotel is a pretty old property which is reflected in the 1960's motel style guest room buildings, but it has been renovated and brought reasonably up-to-date for the most part. The lobby is beautiful, the lobby bar subpar, the grounds and pool areas beautiful and probably the best part of the property, but it was totally understaffed and the service substandard. The location is right in downtown Scottsdale and the hotel staff will shuttle you to local shopping and dining if they aren't too busy. All it takes is a couple of people checking in at the same time and the bell staff is overwhelmed hauling luggage around the property and can't shuttle you during those times.
The hotel food is, well, "organic" which isn't something that is a big selling point to our family. We prefer good tasting over organic and much of the food was not all that great. No worries, there's TONS of eating withing 1/2 mile of the resort.
There is a pretty neat kids pools with sandy beach entrance and small slide that is appropriate for probably 3 year olds and up. Our kids loved it. Not much in the way of pool food/beverage service so you have to walk up to the lobby bar most of the time.
The rooms where a bit small, clearly remodeled to be updated but still had a musty old smell to them. You know you're staying in a 40 year old hotel that's been ridden pretty hard over the years.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FireSky Resort & Spa is truly an oasis in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. This luxury boutique hotel is remarkable for its Jurlique Spa, unbeatable location, exceptional service, sumptuous amenities, and the adjacent Taggia restaurant, Aqua Pool Bar and Taggia Lounge. The area boasts more than 250 golf courses, the Scottsdale Fashion Square, Waterfront district, Phoenix Art Museum, Taliesen West – the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and nearby Sedona and Salt River Canyon. ... more less
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