Talking Stick Resort

9800 E. Talking Stick Way | Scottsdale, AZ 85256-3622  [SEE MAP]Scottsdale, AZ  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Lots of on-site facilities and amenities
Guests complain of cigarette smoke from casino

Situated on a Native American reservation just northeast of Scottsdale, Talking Stick Resort has the essentials to compete in the Phoenix-Scottsdale tourism industry. Golf course? Check. Massive spa? Check. Pools? Check. But, what it offers that few others do not are distinctly designed rooms — complete with stylish decor, 40-inch flat-screen massive televisions and complimentary wireless Internet access — and a massive casino. The majority of Talking Stick visitors were relatively pleased with their experiences here. However, some visitors who come for a resort stay rather than a gambling expedition complain of cigarette smoke coming from the casino. And though dining is abundant here, many said the food here is nothing special. 

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Location
Scottsdale, AZ
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort and casino, 497 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers, Groups

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

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Talking Stick Resort is a luxury high-rise offering the Vegas experience — a big casino, two golf courses, three pools, live music, restaurants, a nightclub and theater — on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation near Scottsdale.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1345 have reviewed the Talking Stick Resort, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1345 reviews 4.0 (based on 1345 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The rooms at Talking Stick Resort balance modern amenities with Southwestern decor. The latest tech toys are available for guests looking to stay connected, including LED Smart TVs and complimentary Internet access. Some suites offer private patios or balconies that overlook the desert.
  • Marble bathrooms with separate soaking tubs and glass showers with rainfall showerheads

Standard room size500 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Reservation, about 6 miles northeast of Scottsdale, Talking Stick Resort is relatively isolated. However, with a number of on-site entertainment options, guests may be content enough to stay put.
  • The on-site casino houses more than 800 slot machines and more than 50 table games.
  • The Cultural Center displays Native American art and history
  • 6 miles northeast of Old Town Scottsdale and Scottsdale Fashion Square
  • About 15 miles northeast of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The resort has six dining options. Blue Coyote Café, serving American fare and sushi, and Black Fig Coffee and Bistro are both open 24 hours and offer children's menus. Orange Sky is a fine dining restaurant with a bar and it is only open for dinner — reservations are required.
  • Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee and are served each morning between 8 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Ocean Trail specializes in seafood and serves lunch and dinner
  • Blue Cayote Cantina serves Southwestern fare and offers live entertainment
  • Lounges include Palo Verde, Shadows Lounge and the Degree 270 nightclub on the 14th floor
  • Wandering Horse Buffet serves Italian, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean and American food

Number of restaurants8

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Mexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Talking Stick has three pools, all of which offer poolside cabanas, canopy daybeds and bottle service, as well as hot tubs. The Lounge Pool is shallow enough for guests to relax in one of the deck chairs chairs immersed in the pool.
  • The Main Pool hosts an outdoor concert series during the summer, but a ticket is required for entry
  • Resort hosts pool parties every weekend at the main pool for the 21 and older crowd
  • The West Pool is the resort's family-friendly pool
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Spa at Talking Stick Resort is a 13,000-square-foot facility on the 14th floor of the hotel. The spa offers services like massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. Salon services include manicures and pedicures.
  • The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub
  • Spa guests must be 18 or older

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Fitness

The resort's 24-hour fitness center overlooks Scottsdale and offers cardio and weight-training equipment.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    The 24-hour business center offers complimentary high-speed Internet access as well as computer workstations and printing services. The resort's conference center features more than 113,000 square feet of event space, including 22 meeting rooms and a 25,000-sqaure-foot grand ballroom.
    • Audiovisual equipment available

    Number of meeting rooms22

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Golf

    Talking Stick's two on-site championship golf courses showcase a variety of desert scenery. The North Course provides links that feature grasslands and bunkers. The South Course has a more traditional layout with tree-lined fairways and water features.
    • Guests can utilize the concierge service to book hotel golf packages
    • There are no booking fees when scheduling tee times
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop

    Wedding

    Weddings can be accommodated in Talking Stick's 25,000-square-foot ballroom, its 50,000 square feet of outdoor event space or several other venues. A professional staff is available to help plan and execute the big day.
    • Resort can host weddings up to 1,000 guests
    • Customized catering menus available

    Maximum wedding guest capacity1,000

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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