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Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo

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1021 S. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, NM 88310 (Formerly Desert Aire Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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454 reviews 454 reviews
81 hotel reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We would stay here again as the hotel room was quite comfortable. It's an example of a renovation of an older motel. Breakfast was included at our special coupon price of $50 plus tax. Alamogordo is very convenient to the White Sands Monument.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There's nothing better after a day in the sun to settle into a nice comfortable clean pet friendly hotel...and there's no doubt about it when the electronic sign outside the Magnuson Hotel & Suites shouts it out to the world! We are THERE! Situated conveniently on White Sands Blvd and near lots of restaurants and all the various activities in... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for an affordable hotel to spend one night and after looking at the reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to book this hotel. The hotel staff at the front desk were very friendly. The gentleman answered all our questions and was very helpful. The room was ok: simple, well kept, no frills. The bed/mattress was so -... More 

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review

I was able to find out what room you stayed in and we are going to look into the matress situation immediately. We want to make sure that all of our guests have a great nights sleep! Thank you for letting us know how your stay was. Sometimes we don't even know of a problem in a room unless we... More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived we were warmly greeting by a very nice gentleman at the front desk. He answered our questions and was prompt. Unfortunately, the room did not match his quality of customer service. It was dirty with stained comforters, long black hairs on the bathroom floor that did not belong to us, and after my 1 year old was... More 

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review

First and foremost, I want to apologize profusely for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay. When we read something negative from a guest it means only one thing - we failed! After reviewing all of our "incident" logs, I see that the front desk was never notified of any of the problems you experienced during your stay. We certainly... More 

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all we looked for a while to find something affordable. This one was somewhere around 80 when we booked. It's an older building with outside facing doors. The rooms are smaller but we weren't here for luxury anyway. When we arrived my hubby just asked if they would give us a discount just because and they did down... More 

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review

Sincere appreciation to you for taking time out to give us your feedback regarding your stay. It is so nice to hear some of the very uplifting words our guests have sent in and it really brings morale way up here at the hotel. I will make sure all of our staff reads your comments. Thank you again and please... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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236 reviews 236 reviews
17 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recently in town visiting some relatives and needed a room for a couple of nights. We normally stay at another hotel, but it did not have availability so we gave the Magnuson a try. We asked to see a room as we had heard the whole complex had been remodeled. I know the hotel has been there over... More 

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review

So nice to hear your comments and I will make sure that all of our staff here reads your response. We really appreciate you taking time out to let us know how your stay was. Please give us a call on your next Alamogordo visit and have a safe journey to your destination! More 

Fort Morgan, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is super friendly, rooms exceptionally clean, super comfortable beds, amazing hot breakfast. The fitness room was amazing and included many weight machines, a stationary bike, recumbent bike, elliptical machine and a treadmill. Only complaint is the exercise room was out of drinking water, and did not provide any towels. The sauna looked as if it had not been... More 

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the valuable feedback regarding the exercise room. The water and towel situation has already been addressed and please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. Our sincere appreciation for the time you took to let us know how your stay was as we know there are far better things for you to be doing while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel while visiting relatives for 10 days and was made to feel at home by owners Fay & Chim. Both very lovely caring people. Receiption staff were also very friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was very different to uk but really nice. Cerals, Breads for toaster, Juice, hot stuff consisted of 3 main items sausage (in burger form)... More 

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review

Sincere appreciation to you for taking the time out of your day to give us your valuable comments. Fay and Chim would certainly appreciate your nice words and I will make sure they read your response! Our housekeeping department is second to none and I am baffled as to why your bed was not touched but the fold out sofa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at many hotels, but this hotel by far has the best staff I have ever encountered! From checking in to checking out experience was absolutely wonderful! From the wonderful ladies at the front desk And the Two gentleman at the front desk made for a wonderful stay I would definitely stay here again. very clean and great... More 

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review

I have to admit that we are so proud of our wonderful staff here! Thank you for the motivational comments and I will make sure everybody here reads your feedback. Glad to hear that you had a great stay and please call us next time you visit!! Happy Trails ahead!!! More 

College Station, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For weary travelers, this hotel fit the bill. The best part of the place is the man who checked us in--I believe it was John. He was extremely personable, and we could easily overlook the room's limitations. This is a budget-friendly property so don't check-in with high expectations and you'll sleep just fine.

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to give your valuable feedback. We honestly want your stay to be a better experience than just good enough, but we will take that as a compliment and we certainly appreciate you staying with us! We try to offer everything that a traveler needs and any improvements or suggestions are seriously considered and... More 

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