4.0 out of 5

"We chose to stay here to take advantage of the crab leg buffet at casino Arizona. When we arrived there from florida, they said travelocity didn't ma ... " More

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Scottsdale awaits you at Talking Stick Resort. You'll be 2.2 km (1.4 mi) from Butterfly Wonderland and 2.8 km (1.8 mi) from Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Highlights at this resort include 5 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

LCD TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 496 soundproofed rooms, and you can enjoy iPod docks, first-run movies, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and slippers, while pillowtop beds and down comforters invite a good night's rest. Additionally, free local calls, free bottled water, and safes are available.

A day of pampering at The Spa at Talking Stick can include massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with access to the sauna and spa tub. The café, Blue Coyote Cafe, is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. With 4 bars/lounges and a poolside bar to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Enjoy the golf course, nightclub, 24-hour health club, and steam room. 100000 square feet (9290 square meters) of event facilities include 22 meeting rooms and a conference center, and other business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. Additionally, you'll find a casino, a kids' swimming pool, and a coffee shop/café. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 8 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free valet parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this 4-star Scottsdale resort include Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale and Taliesin West.

Deluxe King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$139 per night

Signature Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Club Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Scenic Deluxe King, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Talking Stick Resort ratings based on 43 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5


We chose to stay here to take advantage of the crab leg buffet at casino Arizona. When we arrived there from florida, they said travelocity didn't make our reservation. They accomdated us, as I had my confirmation number for hotel and airfare. That is the 2nd time that has happened to us thru travelocity. Travelocity is in need of a managerial change! I won't be using them again.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 22, 2017 by Robb

Thank you for taking the time to complete this review - much appreciated! Having staff look into your reservations issue.

4 out of 5

Lovely hotel with many amenities

The hotel is beautiful. Our super king size deluxe was very nice. Most of the staff were wonderful. Two were not pleasant. The cafe where we had breakfast , and sometimes lunch, was terrific. The food was delicious. That being said, the portions were too large. Example, pancakes. Two plate size pancakes were ridiculous. Three smaller ones would have been more reasonable and less food waste.

Posted by , from Jersey on May 7, 2017

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5 out of 5

The Talking Stick

Me and my husbands experience staying at the resort was great. We had the executive suite that overlooked the mountain/golf scene which was beautiful. I would definitely stay again.

Posted by , from phoenix Az on Apr 17, 2017

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3 out of 5

Not as good as it appears

Pros: I thought the beds were comfortable and enjoyed the coffee in the room.
Cons: The cocktails were EXTREMELY weak. You could not taste that there was any alcohol in them at all. Just not great on service overall. Very disappointe
Location: There was Top Golf which was great and we went into Old Town quite often to enjoy some good food and entertainment.
The hotel was ok, there was a concert on Saturday evening which meant kids could not use the larger pool. They were confined to a smaller pool which was just ok. If they are going to have events at main pool which is closed to kids they could make the other swim area nicer and more appealing. They do not offer any transportation from airport or to airport which was a bummer. Fire alarms went off in middle of night one night due to someone smoking, the hotel did nothing to even acknowledge how sorry they were for the inconvenience this caused to all the guests at 12:35 in the morning. I would not stay at this hotel again and I would not recommend this hotel to friends or family.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017

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3 out of 5

It is a casino. Hotel lobby is

Cons: Move the lobby and check-in to the front of the Hotel.
The lobby is in the casino. Cigarette smoke fills the main entrance. Hotel is good. Adjoining room door is as sound proof as a curtain. Good food good staff. You must schedule the daily room maintenance. Good view.

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017

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5 out of 5

Modern luxury with a view!

This hotel is beautiful! The room was sleek with a beautiful view complemented by cool wood shutter blinds instead of the normal hotel drapes. The lighting in the room is great too- lots of cool configurations for whatever mood you want to set. While there isn't a continental breakfast, there are so many dining options to choose from, and they are phenomenal! And prices are pretty reasonable. We didn't use the pools, but they looked nice and clean. There are also lots of fun things to do- live music, shows (if you're there at the right time!), and the OdySea and Butterfly Gardens nearby, among many other things. The casino is beautiful and the grounds are well landscaped. If you are looking for just a place to sleep, find something cheaper. For a getaway, this is perfect!

Posted by , from B on Dec 30, 2016

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5 out of 5


Pros: Everything! The staff at the front desk was flawless and so nice, the room was beautiful, the food was delicious.
Cons: There's so much smoke in the casino. I hate it. It's hard to get away from...my clothes and hair had to be washed because it clings to it.
Location: The aquarium and Top Golf you can see from your room. Anything else I don't know about.
I decided to pamper myself for my birthday. Boy did this hotel pamper ME! The room was so beautiful and large. The hallways were so nice and clean smelling! They know how to do it right at Talking Stick Hotel & Casino!!! I'd go there again in a heartbeat. Check in and out was flawless, the staff I'd love to give a "10" instead of a 5. The price was exceptional. I ordered room service for both dinner and breakfast and both times it was terrific. I have absolutely nothing to complain about in any way. BOOK this hotel, you won't regret it. Enjoy!

Posted by , from Arizona on Dec 10, 2016

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5 out of 5


Pros: Everything
Cons: So the smoking please!
Location: Good,
Absolutely fantastic, staff was great, fast and effective.

Posted by , from Mobile, AL on Jun 28, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 5, 2016 by Robb

Thank you for your great ratings and nice comments - they are appreciated!!

5 out of 5

Awesome hotel

We r seniors the summer week ends are full of young adults they fill up the large pool it's less noisy during the week, we enjoyed our stay of four days, very nice 4star

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016

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5 out of 5

Luxury Honeymoon Staycation

Hotel was very pretty. Had no trouble at all. Gorgeous view from our room. Delicious room service. Perfect honeymoon staycation.

Posted by , from San Tan Valley, AZ on May 4, 2016

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Property Features

As a guest of Talking Stick Resort, you'll find a full-service spa, a golf course, and 2 outdoor swimming pools. There are 5 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 4 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Business amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Event space at this resort measures 100000 square feet (9290 square meters) and includes a conference center. A casino, a children's pool, and a 24-hour health club are also featured at the family-friendly Talking Stick Resort. Self parking and valet parking are free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Scottsdale resort.

  • 1 building
  • 496 guestrooms or units
  • 13 levels
  • 5 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • 100000 sq ft of conference space
  • 9290 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2010
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Game room or arcade
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Free self parking , Free valet parking


  • Airport: Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) (24 km / 14.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Talking Stick Resort offers 496 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels, first-run movies, and pay movies. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • First-run movies
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.

Blue Coyote Cafe - This café serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours.

Orange Sky - This fine-dining restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Ocean Trail - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves lunch and dinner.

Wandering Horse Buffet - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Black Fig Bistro - This delicatessen serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open 24 hours.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

A golf course and a 24-hour health club are featured at the resort. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a steam room. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

The Spa at Talking Stick has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum guest age is


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Stick Resort
  • Stick Talking
  • Talking Resort
  • Talking Stick
  • Talking Stick Resort
  • Talking Stick Resort Scottsdale
  • Talking Stick Scottsdale
  • Talking Stick Hotel Scottsdale

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.