Where to start? Between the fine quality room, the over-the-top service, the great views & the comfortable stay, nothing quite beats this hotel in so many areas. Everything about this hotel is exceptional.
The room: Clean? Brain surgeons could do work in there. I mean that. Not even a hint of something being out of place, including the bathroom- a place I tend to be quite strict about cleanliness. The room is one of the best decorated & laid out I've ever seen. There is plenty of storage space (I'm a clothes horse, so I'm always looking for hangers & closets). While concealed, having a good in room fridge is important. What separates the level of 'good' to 'great' is opening up the fridge, and finding two bottles of water waiting. That shows both detail & quality. A Keurig coffee dispensing system is there as well, with choices of coffee, but also tea & hot chocolate. An unexpected & very nice touch- again, what defines the difference between good & exceptional. Wifi is complimentary & easy to access, granted a faster rate would have been nice- but got the job done easily. Lighting in the room is good- with plenty of both direct & indirect lighting depending on the mood.
The bathroom: This was over the top. The shower (a 'rain' type shower) was amazing... as was the ginormous bathtub. The towels were some of the finest I've ever seen- hotel or no hotel- and plentiful. Again, immaculately clean in every way. Being able to change the lighting inside the bathroom from 'bright' to 'mild' via a light switch was incredible- and turns it into a spa-like feeling with indirect subtle lighting in all the right places. I've yet to see any hotel do this in a 'standard' room, and again drives the point home that good to exceptional simply takes effort- and this effort is shown here.
Service: Everything (And I mean EVERYTHING) was handled in a way I've never seen before. Prompt attention to a faulty TV connection was done within 2 minutes of me calling the front desk to report it. Check in and check out was efficient, fast & friendly- and with plenty of choice offerings by the front-desk staff.
Overall you still have to remember this is a hotel on a casino. However, when you leave the casino behind, having a property with this level of detail & quality is rare. To have one which knows the difference between 'good' and 'exceptional' like this doesn't exist.
- 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