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“Casino, Hotel, and Great Seafood” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Talking Stick Resort

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Talking Stick Resort
Ranked #36 of 75 Hotels in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Surprise, Arizona
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207 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Casino, Hotel, and Great Seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

We have stayed, played blackjack and eaten at Talking Stick a number of times in the last several years and have found the rooms clean, comfortable and well-maintained. The seafood bar on site offers a great selection. The casino allows smoking, but there is a non-smoking area.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

We are SO checking out tomorrow and looking for another place to stay in Scottsdale !

Seriously fellas, just because you are on the REZ, doesn't mean you can't be considerate
and stop the LOUD BASS DRUM rocking banging music at ...say, TEN pm ??

Nine would be nicer, in case some golfers came here to let's see....PLAY GOLF ? On YOUR
Course !

So, let' sum it up for this resort !

You want some peace and quiet ? Keep lookin !

You want some sleep ? NOT here !

Talking Stick should rename itself .... BANGING DRUMS !

Location is not as good as many Scottsdale hotels and resort, that are OFF the reservation,
Where peace and quiet are considered the norm after 9 or 10 PM.

Thank you, but NO MORE Casino type hotels for us !

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank arizonaloco
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San dieho
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Didn't expect much but I was wrong this is a very well kept clean casino with a nice atmosphere . My room was a bit noisy and I don't recommend room 701 it's supposed to be an upgrade but it was filled with the fumes and off shot from the kitchen below . That was the only bad . We had room service and all I can say it bravo ! Fast fresh and delicious well done . We ordered several times and each time was perfect . Talk about fast I barely put down the phone ! I would def go again but. Stay in a different room

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Payson, AZ
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77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

Me & my lovely wife had a very romantic weekend without the kids. Talking Stick is a 1 stop destination where their is no need to go anywhere else. Fantastic restaurants to choose from, Spa to have those tired muscles worked out & even a barber shop to get a fresh new hair cut. If you are ready to relax & get your FREAK on this is the place, I give it a 110% approval.
P.S. check under your coffee CUPS for hidden treasures :-)

Room Tip: Get a players club card & ask for the players club rate, 1/2 price of the regular rate. Manger R...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank noflackjack
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Monterrey, Mexico
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227 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

Excellent service from all it´s staff.
There are many things and places to visit around: Mall, Golf Courses, restaurants.
I would like more light in the room and infrastructure for lap-top and smart phones connections (power charge).

Room Tip: recommended for convention with to many attractions very close
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JVillatoro
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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is a really great place to stay. The rooms are very nice and very clean. I was amazed at the size of the bathrooms. There are plenty of restaurants to eat at and they are all above average. But the only thing for me is that the casino is a smoking environment and I had to walk through the casino to get to my room. And, the staff is friendly and helpful. Overall I will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: I asked for a high room and they accommodated me, but you need to specify city view or other.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Frederick M
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Chicago
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

This is our third stay at TS in four years and it's still very nice. The staff are friendly, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere and value are top notch. We truly love this place.

What we did notice this time though is, the rooms are a little beat up, the room was very dusty, and our shower leaked all over the place. The linens on the bed are showing a lot of wear and tear and the towels were rough as can be. A little updating to freshen things up would make a huge difference. It is way to classy of a resort to let guests get turned off by shoddy linens and a few house keeping/maintenance issues.

All in all, TS is a great place with friendly staff at a fair price.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Talking Stick Resort

Property: Talking Stick Resort
Address: 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Scottsdale
#14 Spa Hotel in Scottsdale
#40 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale
#42 Business Hotel in Scottsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Talking Stick Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 497
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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