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9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256-3622
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#55 of 92 hotels in Scottsdale
Location
4.1
Cleanliness
4.4
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4.0
Value
3.8
Welcome to Talking Stick Resort, a luxurious Four-Diamond Scottsdale resort, where fun is limited only by your imagination. Play in style on our 240,000 square foot casino, one of the largest in Arizona. Savor the flavors and take in the panoramic views from the award-winning Orange Sky Restaurant. Check out Vegas-style entertainment and local favorites as they take the stage in the TSR Showroom. Test your skills on 36-holes of championship golf at Talking Stick Golf Club, one of the most scenic and challenging golf courses in Scottsdale. Then when it’s time to relax, head up to The Spa at Talking Stick and enjoy a relaxing spa treatment overlooking incredible views of the Valley.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Game room
Shuttle bus service
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Golf course
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian and 1 more
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Muckcil16 wrote a review Sep 28
Central Point, Oregon14 contributions6 helpful votes
I must admit a couple of the employees were super sweet, but the ones that were totally over the top ill mannered over did them ten to one. It was like being on the edge of a battle amongst the help. Horrible atmosphere
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Walt wrote a review Sep 15
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The manager Clay was so rude when we checked in. He's totally out of touch with how to treat people! (more on that) Our hotel room was ran down, needed remodeling. The pillows smelled of sweat! The beds were WAY too soft hurting me and my husbands back for days! The room was at 59 degrees when we checked in and turning the temp up to 75 brought it to only 61!! Had to turn it completely off and then had to get up in the middle of the night to turn it back on only to be frozen again by dawn! Tons of securty tells you there's alot of riff raft around but they were all on a power trip making it uncomfortable for the guest!? One example; I ran down from my room to grab a couple of milks and didn't grab my card key (as my husband was still in the room.) A dozen times we passed this point with no security so I didnt think about the key. But this time I passed a rude power trip person on the way down and then on the way back up he actually barked at me, "Can't you read the sign that states you must show a key!" I said, you just saw me come down! NO I need a KEY! Can you please contact the front desk to verify me? He said NO WAY!. He said can you call your husband and I did but even him stating our room number and verifying our room number, it was a no go. Security said, make him bring the key down!! Omg! He's not dressed! Then he snapped, "The front desk is only 100 yards away, go get a key!" But that doesn't include the waiting in line!! When we checked in, Clay the manager had to Ok my husbands WELL documented service dog, no problem ... BUT he didnt want to see the paperwork and he became very aggressive and actually yelled at him ... trying to intimidate him?! So we'd leave? After 20 mintues of badgering my husband, he finally got so upset and said, "Are you going to let us and our service dog in, or I'm going to have to file a complaint with the Federal ADA Act!" He said they DIDN'T have to follow the law because they're on Indian land!? We should of left but we prepaid and would of normally asked for a discount but didn't want to have to talk to one more rude person! AND There's even more! All around HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE for much $$$$$
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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hobbitpam wrote a review Aug 2022
Hawarden, Iowa4 contributions2 helpful votes
Although check in was quite late due to room not being ready. We had a great time exploring local shops in downtown Scottsdale. Rooms where as expected the meeting rooms where nice and had some really great service. Had a great time at the pool. David Spalding was cleaning the pool I can not say enough great things about his service. he went out of his way to make sure that my group had everything we needed. He got us an umbrella and made sure that we had a server. super nice guy. many great servers at the pool bar also . the valet service was very good
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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r0nnieb44 wrote a review Aug 2022
Glendale, Arizona5 contributions4 helpful votes
Spoke with Clay Hotel Manager about these concerns... Valentina at the Fig Bistro so rude and Unprofessional, just left our food on the counter forever had to ask for it! Could not use the pool the first night because of a D J playing. The next morning we went to the pool and it was filthy, dead bugs, debris, leaves even empty beer cans in the pool!! Clay's response was, we're short staff. The pool event people paid to watch the D J, Hate to tell you Clay your guests paid a GOOD amount for their rooms as well! I truly believe Clay has lost all reality of what customer service means to paying guest. Clay do everyone a favor and step down, go away you're not about customer service nor do you care, look at all these horrible reviews!!! Ron
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Michael J wrote a review Aug 2022
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My son had his wedding reception at the hotel. I was shocked by how clean and how friendly the staff was. If you are looking for excitement and a great place to stay then Talking Stick is the place to be. You can gamble and the restaurants are all 5 star.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mark G wrote a review Jul 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana12 contributions26 helpful votes
Cooperation and attitude of staff Storms closed the pools for the day. Totally get that. Out of there hands. But we asked for a 2 hr extension to our checkout to enjoy the pool for a few hours since it was the main reason of our stay here, and you would think I was asking for a free weeks stay with the attitude the “gentleman” at the front desk had. He was extremely rude and condescending. We got our time at the pool, not that the staff at the pool noticed Never were waited on once in 2 hrs, but the young girls couple chairs over were visited numerous times with ice cold water and other drinks When we had enough we tried to get back into the hotel, only to find out our key wouldn’t work. Walked around to find a door that didn’t require one went to our room to find it didn’t work there either. I went to the lobby desk to inform them we couldn’t get in our room and clerk responded with its past your checkout time. I told her I called down around 10, was transferred to to the front desk where a man answered and eventually granted an extended checkout. Clerk claimed there was no record of it and basically without saying it, called me a liar We were so impressed with this resort when we first arrived and had a wonderful meal at the Orange Sky restaurant and even talked about making this our place to for special occasions since we are new to the Phoenix area. It went downhill from there, and rapidly We won’t return. The last impression is a LASTING impression
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Online Marketing, Marketing at Talking Stick Resort
Responded Jul 26, 2022
Very sorry to hear of your less than stellar experience at Talking Stick Resort. We strive to make every guest experience memorable, but in a good way. Obviously, we failed in that regard when it came to your visit. Your complaints and concerns will be brought to management's attention so that we can meet, or exceed, expectations in the future. If not for you, than other guests. Thank you for mentioning the wonderful meal at Orange Sky. Apologies again for failing to impress in other areas.
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JamieW2424 wrote a review Jun 2022
Sioux Falls, South Dakota252 contributions22 helpful votes
Room was exactly as it looked in the pictures (maybe a tad smaller). We sadly did not use the large tub that we were excited for (we were too busy!). We had a nice view from our room on the 5th floor. Valet was super easy to use. Casino floor was nice and non-smoking! We enjoyed the restaurants and bars that we used on property. This resort is right next to TopGolf (which we went to), but I would recommend driving in the heat unless you like walking in that, there is a Hampton Inn in between the golf and the resort. They were not doing housekeeping, but when we called for extra items, they arrived at our room within 10 minutes (I think there was a housekeeping room across the hall from us). Check in was a bit frustrating as the lady told me I did not have a reservation, but then she ended up finding it. Overall it was a nice stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Online Marketing, Marketing at Talking Stick Resort
Responded Jul 26, 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review and are delighted to hear you enjoyed many of the amenities at Talking Stick Resort. Even if you missed out on the tub!
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799gingerk wrote a review Jun 2022
Phoenix, Arizona2 contributions
Every time I stay there I never get a room at check in time. For as expensive as the rooms are you should get a refund for that time. Had to get ready for dinner in the public bathroom. Room not ready until 5:30!!!!! RUDE front desk!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Online Marketing, Marketing at Talking Stick Resort
Responded Jul 26, 2022
We are very sorry to hear of this experience, and agree that it is unacceptable. There are often times when rooms aren't ready due to late checkouts, etc. but it should not have come to this. Management will be notified so that improvements can be made for future guests.
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Paul K wrote a review Jun 2022
Phoenix4 contributions3 helpful votes
Awesome experience, way better than Vegas! Hotel rooms are really clean and modern. Live Craps and Roulette are great but the dealers are new to this so it’s a slower game. Pools are awesome but service is really slow. The best part is the no hassle if you bring a bottle of water or snack, just show up and start your vacation . Black Fig Bistro is amazing, great burgers! Great staycation, very very clean property.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you are staying at the hotel, park at West Parking, you will be closer to the hotel tower....
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Response from Online Marketing, Marketing at Talking Stick Resort
Responded Jul 26, 2022
Thank you so much for the positive review! Black Fig Bistro often gets overlooked when it comes to our restaurants, so I'm glad to hear you loved the burgers.
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lolitarocks wrote a review Jun 2022
Murrieta, California144 contributions56 helpful votes
The hotel is extremely nice. My room was beyond spotless, spacious and comfortable. The bed was great and the bigger bathtub was a nice addition. I was underwhelmed by the casino floor and the food options. Staff members weren’t really friendly and at dinner my bar tender waited for me to tip him before removing my plate. I also didn’t get an actual paper copy of my charges, he just told me the total and waited for me to pay it which was awkward. I booked through orbitz and this was supposed to be a VIP hotel so I should have received a food/beverage credit. But I didn’t and that was disappointing. Overall, the room was fantastic and since I was only here one night for business it was adequate. I wouldn’t pay to stay here again but it wasn’t a horrible experience.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Talking Stick Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Talking Stick Resort?
Nearby attractions include Arizona Party Bike (5.0 miles), Mavrix (0.9 miles), and Octane Raceway (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Talking Stick Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Talking Stick Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Talking Stick Resort?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Talking Stick Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Monarch, Franco's Italian Caffe, and Butters Pancakes & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Talking Stick Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Talking Stick Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Talking Stick Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Talking Stick Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Talking Stick Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Talking Stick Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Vietnamese.
Are there any historical sites close to Talking Stick Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cosanti (4.6 miles) and Old Adobe Mission (4.6 miles).