We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

10438 N Fort McDowell Rd | Scottsdale / Fountain Hills, AZ 85264-3106  [SEE MAP]Scottsdale / Fountain Hills, AZ  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

24-hour casino on-site
Far from central Phoenix at 30 miles away

The We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center incorporates soothing Native American elements into its design, such as the desert-inspired color palette found throughout the hotel. Think of this as a relaxing retreat with gambling on the side – you can test your luck 24 hours a day at the Fort McDowell Casino. The property also boasts the highly acclaimed We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (housing two championship courses) and the full-service Amethyst Spa. Meanwhile the Ahnala Mesquite Room earns praise from recent guests for its firey Southwestern cuisine. Visitors say they slept well on the hotel's Sleep Number beds and said the staff is friendly and helpful. Also, you'll be a 30-mile drive from downtown Phoenix, so renting a car is a must.

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Location
Scottsdale / Fountain Hills, AZ
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 246 rooms
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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The casino is the main draw at the resort, but the We-Ko-Pa golf course, pool, and the peaceful, close-to-nature surroundings make it an attractive retreat for golfers and families as well. The views of desert mountains are among the most spectacular of any resort in the Phoenix area.

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 789 have reviewed the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center, 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 789 reviews 4.0 (based on 789 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The rooms at the We-Ko-Pa offer views of the mountains, golf course or pool. Accommodations are decorated in shades of beige, light green and brown, and feature wood furnishings. Complimentary wireless Internet can be found throughout the resort, including in the rooms and by the pool. Amenities include 37-inch flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and oversized bathrooms with five-spray, adjustable showerheads.
  • Upgraded rooms feature an additional sitting area and separate bedroom

Standard room size360 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 in the shadow of Arizona's Four Peaks and Red Mountains, the resort sits in the Sonoran Desert about 30 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix. The resort also offers access to horseback riding trails and cookouts at Fort McDowell Adventures, 4 miles north. Plus, We-Ko-Pa is attached to the Fort McDowell Casino, which is open 24 hours a day and features a bevy of eateries, slots, poker machines and bingo.
  • About 25 miles northeast of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • 15 miles south of McDowell Mountain Regional Park
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The signature restaurant at We-Ko-Pa is Ahnala Mesquite Room, which serves Southwestern fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and provides views of Four Peaks Mountain. Golfers can also visit the We-Ko-Pa Grille in the golf club house. Other dining options located at the Fort McDowell Casino include a New York-style deli, the Red Rock Buffet, Noodles Sushiya and more.
  • Room service available from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants7

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, American

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

Pool

The resort features a heated outdoor pool and two whirlpools. There is also a poolside bar that serves up drinks and light fare.
  • Kids area in pool
  • Stone fountains and fire pit in pool area
  • 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 hotel's on-site Amethyst Spa offers facials, massages, waxes and salon services. Walk-ins are allowed based on availablility.
  • Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Custom packages available

Services offered:

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

Fitness

The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center that features treadmills, stationary bikes and free weights.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    The Wassaja Conference Center at the We-Ko-Pa Resort offers a total of 25,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel offers full catering and customizable menu options for any function, as well as dedicated meeting planners and an audiovisual team.
    • Largest meeting room can accommodate up to 1,800 guests
    • Offers projectors, speakers, podiums and flip charts

    Number of meeting rooms15

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

    Pets

    The hotel allows pets for a $50 fee per stay and a deposit of $150.
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting

      Golf

      The We-Ko-Pa Golf Club features two 18-hole courses that offer mountain and desert views, the Cholla Course and the Saguaro Course. The Cholla Course overlooks the Verde and Salt River valleys and the Saguaro Course is specifically designed for walking. There is also an on-site club house with full-service dining.
      • Private and group lessons from a PGA staff member
      • Golf carts
      • Golf packages
      • Club rentals
      • Club house
      • Refreshment stand or restaurant
      • Caddie service
      • Pro shop

      Wedding

      Weddings and receptions can be held indoors or outdoors, and some popular sites include the hotel's outdoor courtyard or in the Wassaja Ballroom. The team at the We-Ko-Pa can cater to all needs including menu design, flowers, wedding cake and music. The staff can also plan pre-and post-wedding activities.
      • Customized packages
      • Wassaja Ballroom can accomodate up to 1,200 guests for a reception and up to 1,000 for a banquet

      Maximum wedding guest capacity1,200

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

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