The Hotel was fantastic. Excellent staff. Clean room. We stayed in a "EXECUTIVE KING" on the Northeast corner of the hotel tower on the eleventh floor. Great view of the golf course and pool not to mention the never ending view of Scottsdale and surrounding area. The walk in rain shower was very nice. The private balcony was very nice as well. I made 7:45 PM reservations for dinner at the "Orange Sky" Restaurant on the top floor. We arrived at 7:30 PM and were seated right at 7:45. I was impressed already. The dinning room was very elegant with a great view. We ordered a bottle of wine and the server took our orders and it took them 45 minutes for the wine to get to our table and the an additional 15 minutes for our orders to arrive. My wife's beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection however my rack of lamb was almost raw. I sent it back and we didn't see the server again. I stopped another server and asked that she have the manager come talk to me. He apologized and took care of the bill for the wine and we left and went to a nearby steak house called "Ruth's Chris Steakhouse" which was where I wish we had gone to begin with.
The hotel itself is very nice. The cigar lounge with live entertainment was very comfortable. The pool was very clean and well staffed however during the summer on Saturdays the hotel has a pool party wherein they charge non-hotel guest the use of the pool, play very loud techno music and there were so many people, there was no place to sit. Every lounge chair was taken either by a person or some one's shirt or bag or something which means they have claimed that chair and got in the pool. I lasted about 15 minutes down there. The pool party starts at 11 AM and stops at 7 PM so if you're like me, don't plan on getting in the pool on Saturday.
The dueling piano show was ok, but the acoustics are bad. All in all I'd give this place five stars, but the Orange Sky really put a dent on our stay, but I will be back. I just will not eat at the Orange Sky.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Talking Stick Hotel Scottsdale