Talking Stick Resort

Talking Stick Resort

9800 East Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256, United States
+1 480 270 5555

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Talking Stick Resort
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About Talking Stick Resort

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    Enjoy the many amenities of the resort
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

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

The 15-floor Talking Stick Resort is a four diamond hotel and features 497 spacious and contemporary rooms with a mix of Southwestern style and modern chic. The rooms boast of the latest tech features and beautiful views of the surrounding desert. Room options include deluxe, signature, executive, club, two bay and three bay suites, as well as tower club level. Executive rooms offer views of the Cambelback and McDowell Mountains.

There are many entertainment options including several restaurants, lounges, gambling, live shows, and golf. A main pool and Jacuzzi can be found behind the resort and the other pool is located by the Scottsdale Conference Resort.

The Talking Stick is isolated; however, Old Town Scottsdale is only 10 minutes away and features shopping areas such as Scottsdale Waterfront and Fashion Square. Talking Stick has an impressive eight restaurants on-site, so guests never have to worry about food options. Orange Sky is considered the resort’s top dining experience featuring an open-air environment with views of the surrounding mountains.

Talking Stick Resort has been named the 2018 Casino of the Year by the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) and is Scottsdale’s ultimate destination for entertainment. Travelers looking to chill and couples wanting to relax will find everything they need at Talking Stick.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

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Amenities at Talking Stick Resort

  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet

Things to do

  • Beauty salon
  • Gift shop
  • Eco tourism
  • Bicycle rental
  • Casino
  • Golf

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Express check-out
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area

Pool and spa

  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot tub


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Minibar
  • Coffee shop

Health and safety

  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Safe
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Air-conditioned


  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchenette


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Hairdryer


  • Garden


  • Desk


  • Storage available


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Talking Stick Resort

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Great view on the 9th floor facing East
Cons:We found a dirty sock in our room. Eww.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Beautiful suite, location, casino, food & services.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:We stayed in an Executive King Suite, which had a balcony that provided us with a great view of Camelback Mountain and the southeast valley. The room was clean and well appointed.
Cons:Easier access to the West Parking Garage would have been nice, as we had to walk through the casino to get to the parking garage each time. There was no direct access from our hotel elevator to the West Parking Garage.
8.2 Very good
Pros:The view was good
Cons:Bigger bath tub
8.8 Very good
Pros:Beautiful, good price through kayak
Cons:We have younger children (10, 11) and there wasn't really a warning in the search results that this isn't really a place for them. This place has a casino and is better equipped for adults only.
8.0 Very good
Pros:Loved everything about my stay except the spa.
Cons:I received 2 services at the spa which were stellar and the service providers equally fantastic. The front desk staff and attendant however, were in a rush to close over a half hour so they closed parts of the spa facilities early and wouldn't accommodate a later appointment time. There are MANY spas to choose from in Scottsdale and this used to be one of my favorites.
2.0 Poor
Cons:Our girls weekend was horrible. First it was 50.00$ to get into the pool with 2,000 other people. So we had to find another resort to relax at. And then our plumbing went out and was not accommodated until we called and complained. We were told to use the bathroom in the casino and we had no place to shower. The only bright spot was the front desk manager upon check out who was completely embarrassed about how we were treated.
9.1 Wonderful
Pros:Room design is great! Room is very comfortable.
Cons:Fort Knox ... the process for getting into the pool was ridiculous. 4 stages of security... worse than TSA
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:This was a great location for our AZ getaway. We loved the amenities, enjoying several of the restaurants on location, every pool and hot tub option, and really loved the gym with a view.
Cons:While we knew there would be smoking on the casino level, since neither of us smoke, the fact that the entire floor, including the check in desk, reeked of smoke, was offensive. I think the resort would be better if the check in area was relocated away from the stench of smoke.
6.8 Okay
Pros:My room had a fabulous view and was very clean besides the two huge bugs that were flying around next to the bedside lamp.
Cons:The check in process was a headache. They gave terrible directions from the check in counter to the elevator and I had to ask several employees where and how to get to my room. Not to mention I was on the 13th floor and the elevator didn't even have a button for "13", so again I had to go down to the 1st level and ask the security person at the hotel entry. The valet guys left a lot to be desired too.


9800 East Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256

What's nearby

  • Scottsdale Waterfront4.2 mi
  • Buffalo Museum of America4.2 mi
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square4.3 mi
  • House of Broadcasting Museum4.3 mi
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts4.4 mi
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art4.4 mi
  • Scottsdale Stadium4.5 mi
  • Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center4.6 mi
  • Taliesin West4.9 mi
  • Camelback Mountain5.5 mi
  • Desert Botanical Garden6.8 mi
  • Hole in the Rock7.1 mi



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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Top tips for your stay at Talking Stick Resort

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Talking Stick Resort, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in July and August.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Talking Stick Resort, plan to stay on a Monday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Tuesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Talking Stick Resort was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $184, while the most expensive was $340.
  • How long should you stay at Talking Stick Resort? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Talking Stick Resort

  • What is the easiest way to get from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to the Talking Stick Resort?

    With the car, you will be at your luxurious room at the Talking Stick Resort in no time. Upon landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, get on the AZ-101 Loop Northbound to be at the resort in less than 20m (depending on traffic).

  • What kind of entertainment is offered at the Talking Stick Resort?

    Spread over the many hotel bars, you will find a plethora of high-end entertainment, including comedy, concerts, and magic shows. Past acts have included Bill Engvall, Hollywood Vampires, and Bad Company, and if listening to the crème-de-la-crème of music and comedy is not enough, there is, of course, the award-winning casino to keep you entertained with over 50 tables and poker tournaments to enter and watch.

  • Are there any packages for golf players when booking with the Talking Stick Resort?

    If you stay at the Talking Stick Resort, you can benefit from the golf packages and not only enjoy all of the entertainment and benefits the hotel offers, but also work on your handicap. Stay & Play Packages include one or more nights at the hotel, access to the spa area, and, of course, access to one of the surrounding golf courses.

  • Which spa treatments can I book at the Talking Stick Resort?

    Pampering is certainly a part of the Talking Stick Resort experience and with the many treatments in the spa and beauty salon, reaching a state of utter relaxation is achieved in no time. Massages include Swedish, Reflexology, and Sports. Spa packages, including a massage and a beauty treatment, are also available - simply inquire about details at the reception.

  • Where can I look at the extensive Native American art collection in the Talking Stick Resort?

    Culture and luxury are intertwined at the Talking Stick Resort and the hotel features one of the largest collections of Native American art outside a museum. The name of the resort actually derives from one of the art pieces, a talking stick. The most exhibits are in the Cultural Center in the hotel’s lobby, but you can catch a glimpse of many different art items throughout the hotel as well.

  • What do the lounges at the Talking Stick Resort offer?

    Apart from the state-of-the-art Orange Sky Lounge, you can enjoy fantastic views of the pool at the Palo Verde Lounge where a great range of cocktails can be consumed in an enticing ambiance. For live music and a more serene experience, choose the Shadows Lounge for a cigar and a glass of strong scotch on one of the velvet sofas or the outdoor patio.

  • What are the facilities in the casino at the Talking Stick Resort?

    The Talking Stick Resort casino lures with more than 50 gaming tables and over 800 slot machines that turn your night of gambling into an infinite source of fun and excitement. Poker aficionados may also be interested in entering one of the various games that take place daily. The schedule can be found on the website or you can inquire at the reception desk upon arrival. Games played include Hold’Em, Omaha, and Mixed Games.

  • Where is Talking Stick Resort located?

    Talking Stick Resort is located at 9800 East Talking Stick Way, 4.4 miles from the center of Scottsdale. Scottsdale Waterfront is the closest landmark to Talking Stick Resort.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Talking Stick Resort?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Talking Stick Resort.

  • Does Talking Stick Resort offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Talking Stick Resort offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Talking Stick Resort from the airport?

    Talking Stick Resort is 10.1 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Talking Stick Resort is 20 miles from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway.

  • Does Talking Stick Resort have a pool?

    Yes, Talking Stick Resort has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Talking Stick Resort hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Talking Stick Resort and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Talking Stick Resort.

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