My family and I drove south to Scottsdale, AZ for the weekend after deciding that our summer needed one last excursion. Reasonable rates at the FireSky Resort and Spa, plus a lack of resort fees, led us to book our stay at this property rather than the numerous other options in this golf-and-spa obsessed town near Phoenix.
Lobby and Check-In
The FireSky makes a great first impression: the entrance is grand, but not intimidating. The decor is perfect for this southwestern destination. Kimpton hotels always seem to reflect their location rather than recycling the same look over and over again regardless of geography.
We had just missed the wine happy-hour that the hotel hosts each evening in the lobby, but we were given some drink coupons at check-in. So, yes, put a checkmark next to “customer service.”
In my second-floor room, I found a private balcony with two adirondack chairs and a small table, which is more than I can say for many hotels that offer either uncomfortable patio furniture or none at all. On our first morning at FireSky, my family and I enjoyed a room-service breakfast on the balcony, so we definitely utilized the extra space. Overall, the rooms feel modern and relaxing.
I absolutely fell in love with the pool area at FireSky.
The hotel has two pools and a hot tub, which are surrounded by plenty of tall trees that provide shade both in and out of the water. Lounge chairs are covered with orange cushions and a large stack of blue towels sits near the gate. Although I didn’t see any signs designating one pool as being for adults-only, it seems that the two pools attract different types of guests. At the family-friendly pool, a large sandy “beach” is the perfect place to kids to make sandcastles (or, in the case of my daughter, My Little Pony houses). The pool is fairly shallow throughout, and features a zero-entry wading area near the sand.
The other pool, located close the the bar, seemed to draw mostly guests traveling without children, so the duel pool set-up helped everyone find their own comfortable spot to relax or swim.
Sure, the FireSky isn’t a mega-resort. However, when viewed through the lens of “hotel” rather than “resort,” FireSky hits the mark and provides travelers with a relaxing stay.
note: This was a personal trip and I was not compensated for writing this post.