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7 Tips Before You Book

7 Tips Before You Book

The temps are rising, cars are circling for shade, dogs are sporting booties… all signs that summer is definitely here. It’s only natural to think about ditching town for a summer getaway, but why leave when you can have an enjoyable vacation close to home? 

Summer is THE time to experience the best resorts in Arizona with low rates and exciting offers. To help you get the most value out of your next staycation, we talked to several staff members at Talking Stick Resort and compiled a list of tips to read before you book your trip.


Summertime = Savings 

If you’re looking to save, summer is the best time to book!

Hotels around the Valley, including Talking Stick Resort, often offer their best rates and room packages in the months of May through August. Those offers often include not only the lowest room rates of the year, but also deep discounts on amenities throughout the property.

Book during the week

Save a few days of time off and book your staycation during the week. This gives you the opportunity to experience some luxurious amenities and restaurants at a fraction of the price.

At Talking Stick Resort, you can take advantage of 35% off select spa specials Sunday – Thursday, cabanas for $50 and daybeds for $25 available Sunday – Friday.

Know the on-property specials

If you're a taco enthusiast you’ll definitely need to check out Blue Coyote Cantina for Taco Tuesday! Enjoy seven different tacos, all for $2 each.

Orange Sky has a signature happy hour all summer long from Sunday – Thursday that features half off select appetizers, $5 off all specialty cocktails, $8 wine specials and nightly entertainment.

Golf lovers will delight in 20% off posted greens fees at Talking Stick Golf Club, now through Aug. 31.

Gather your squad

Strength in numbers is definitely true when it comes to fun in the sun. Our cabanas can comfortably fit 8-10 people, so you can gather your friends to split the cost of a cabana. During the week that would be a grand total of $5 each – cheaper than your morning coffee!

A cabana is also the ultimate way to experience a RELEASE pool party. Having a place to comfortably party and set up camp is a major bonus when checking out the best DJ’s in the world with over 4,000 people in the crowd.

Take advantage of free shuttles

Talking Stick Resort has enough entertainment and restaurant options to keep you busy for an entire trip and then some. But if you would like to venture out, we offer a courtesy shuttle called “The Lucky Express.”

This large bus is a roundtrip option that takes guests to Fashion Square Mall, nightclubs, Scottsdale Waterfront, the Old Town district and other popular stops in Scottsdale. All you need is your keycard to hop aboard!


Map out your destination activities, and don’t forget your key 

When selecting a staycation destination, its location can make or break the fun. Sleepy locales can grind your night to a halt, while prominently-located resorts can enhance your stay. Talking Stick Resort is surrounded by a number of exciting activities unlike any others in the Valley. And as part of its Summer Playcation package, guests can take advantage of discounts at neighboring attractions in the Talking Stick Entertainment District. Just show your room key and Arizona ID for discounts that include:

  • Pangaea: $5 off entry
  • Dolphinaris: 10% off online pricing with promo code “Talkingstick”
  • Odysea: 10% of general admission
  • Butterfly Wonderland: 10% off general admission
  • Octane Raceway: 10% Off Racing or Velocity VR

Book your tee time or spa appointment before choosing your stay date

There’s nothing worse than having your heart set on a relaxing day at the spa or a tee time, only to find that you’re unable to snag a spot.

Our experts remind you to schedule these appointments and tee times in advance of your visit. This ensures you get optimal tee and treatment times and limit your disappointment.

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