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Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo

2.5 of 5 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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Powell River, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
28 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Traveling through Alamogordo we saw this hotel and as they served a hot breakfast we decided to stop. We hadn't heard of this chain before, but found out they are the largest hotel group in the world. They have taken over a previous Best Western in this location. The staff were really friendly and helpful. As they didn't have a... More 

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

Thank you for your valuable feedback and I will make sure to get the bath mat situation addressed. I didn't see any notes or mention of the bath mat problem you encountered in our daily incident log so I suspect that it was not reported to the front desk. I hope nobody was seriously injured, and again, I will make... More 

Hamburg
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78 reviews 78 reviews
76 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a night with the plan to treat ourselves something better after several nights in run-down small town motels in NM. We were not disappointed! Clean, modern room, good breakfast, professional staff. Pro: - convenient location - clean, modern room - friendly staff - good breakfast - good value Con: - nothing Summary: Recommended. Would stay here again... More 

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

Our sincere gratitude for taking time out of your day to let us know how we are doing. Glad to hear that you had a good stay! We are proud of our staff and facility here and our ultimate goal is to make sure that every person that stays here leaves happy, is well rested, and has had a good... More 

Parma, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here with no information but liked the look as we drove down the strip of many motels. The price was very good including breakfast so we took a chance and were glad we did. The entire property was very clean. Room was comfortable and beds were great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent and constantly refreshed.... More 

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

We are glad you stopped in as well!!! Thank you very much for taking time time to let us know how we're doing. Our Housekeeping Dept. here is second to none and we strive to make all of our guests comfortable. Thank you again and please give us a call on your next visit!! Safe travels ahead! More 

Lafayette, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made the reservation not knowing anything about the hotel, and we were nicely surprised! As one early review said, the staff make the hotel! The rooms are clean and the parking is plentiful and free. The breakfast each morning is typical american and is replenished frequently. The front desk was very helpful in helping us find a great restaurant... More 

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

We would like to take a few moments to express our sincere appreciation to you for taking time out to send us your valuable feedback. We take great pride in the staff here and the hard work really pays off when we see the responses we get from our guests. Thank you again and please give us a call on... More 

Lubbock, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had to make reservations the day before I needed them. I thought the Magnuson was going to be the best of the worst. To my surprise, it was great! It is old, but it is very clean. The staff is very nice and friendly and the full breakfast was very good. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel... More 

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

So nice to hear that you had a great stay. Our housekeeping dept. does an excellent job and I will make sure that they hear your valuable feedback. (and I agree, ask for a lower level room next time you come to avoid those steps!) Thank you for your feedback and please be careful in your travels. We will be... More 

kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

the thing that sold me on this place to stay right away, was when i made my reservation on the phone. right then i knew it was where i wanted to stay, the front desk clerk was very helpful, and not to mention cheerful, then i checked in and the front desk clerk John, was also just as helpful, everything... More 

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

I would like to express our sincere appreciation for taking time out of your trip to let us know how your stay was. Your comments are very uplifting and I will make sure all of the staff here reads them. I'm glad to hear that it was a great stay for you and I will make sure that John also... More 

Austin, TX
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Magnuson is perfectly fine, and at a perfectly fine price. The bed was comfortable, the room was spotless. I slept well. That's what I care about most. There's something old-school about it, in a good way, that I really appreciate. It's just a motel, but it's a nice break from the chains. The room comes with complementary breakfast, though... More 

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

Thank you for the very uplifting comments, and also for taking the time out of your trip to give us your valuable feedback. I will make sure the entire staff reads your message as well as John. While we realize that we are not the "new kids on the block", we do everything possible to make sure your stay is... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Very friendly staff, and surprisingly decent breakfast (included). I wouldn't hesitate on returning here if I drove through NM again. The front door to the room was a little difficult to open, but it wasn't bad enough to dock a star for.

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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 out of your trip to let us know how we are doing. Glad to hear that your stay was a pleasant one. We take great pride in the staff and facilities here and try to make sure each guest has a satisfying experience. Those doors can sometimes be a little tricky, and we... More 

Lubbock
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The Magnuson Hotel and Suites of Alamogordo have very clean rooms, well accommodated and always being upgraded. The grounds are nicely landscaped and well maintained. But of all things, the staff at this motel is its treasure. They have the friendliest most helpful staff I have ever encounter in a motel. This is not just the front desk, this is... 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 very uplifting comments and compliments. We take great pride in our facility and do our very best to accomodate each and every guest that comes through our doors. Extremely proud of the staff here and I will make sure they all read your feedback. Please call us next time you are in town. We... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Having nothing particular in mind other than a routine overnight stay, we stopped at the Magnuson as it appeared to be well maintained and not too fancy or expensive. Our room rate was somewhat higher than the usual economy chain motel rate, but maybe only 15% higher - and the rate did include a "hot" breakfast. The room itself was... 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/trip to let us know how we are doing! We will do everything possible to make sure you have a comfortable stay each and every time you visit Alamogordo. Thanks again and please give us a call on your next visit! More 

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Address: 1021 S. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, NM 88310 (Formerly Desert Aire Hotel)
Location: United States > New Mexico > Alamogordo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Best Western Alamogordo
Alamogordo Best Western
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#1 Business Hotel in Alamogordo

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