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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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Utila, Honduras
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95 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clean rooms, comfy beds, nice pool, spacious rooms, nice hot water shower, great breakfast with eggs, waffles,etc., and even a built in night light. Check in was unpleasant with John, but the hotel was great and we would stay again. We had " problems because we booked through a third party according to John, but I used the website number.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff here are the most friendly and helpful I have ever had the opportunity to work with. We made the mistake of booking though and outside service and they made the reservations for the wrong night. John at the front desk bent over backwards to fix the mistake. Rooms are great and they are pet friendly.

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

I was glad to hear that John was able to assist you with your reservation. We take great pride in our staff here and I will make sure he reads your response. Thank you for taking the time out of your vacation to give us your valuable feedback. Hope you have a safe trip going forward and please call us... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The receptionist was so nice and extremely helpful. She seemed to know a lot about the area and all around too. The rooms were clean. The A/C worked well. I had to reset my phone after I put the wifi in to make it work but other than that it worked well. We enjoyed our stay.

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

It is so nice to hear positive feedback from our guests as it is very uplifting and makes all of our hard work worth it. I will make sure that the staff reads your comments. Thank you very much for the time you took to submit them. We take all of the responses very seriously and act upon them accordingly.... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not too bad for an older place. Front desk staff was nice and took care of my check in quickly. The room was comfortable but cramped. My room should have not had 2 beds in it. The second bed was pushed all of the way into the corner. The a/c unit was in the back of the room by... More 

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

Thank you for spending a little time to give your feedback regarding your stay here. It appears that overall, your stay was a good one. Glad to hear that. Thanks for the valuable hint also regarding the room location vs. the rising sun as I know it will help future guests that stay here at the Magnuson. Please have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good stay for a very good price! The man in the front desk is very friendly!! The breakfast was okay, could be better but did not complain for the price of the room! Usually when you ask for a non-smoking rooms there's burnt bed sheets or you can even smell the slightness of a smell of smoke I don't... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how your stay went. Based on your comments, it looks like we achieved what our goal is for each and every guest that walks through our door! Again - thanks for the womderful comments. Make sure to call us next time you visit and we will make sure... More 

Tularosa, New Mexico
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling thru the Alamogordo area and finding the heat just a little too much these days? How about going for a nice swim in a cool refreshing pool after a day out in the White Sands monument? This hotel fits the bill. Nice friendly staff, located near several restaurants and atractions.

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

Thank you for the uplifting comments. I will make sure the staff reads your feedback. It is always motivational when the staff hears positive feedback. Makes all of their hard work worth it! Thanks again and call us next time you visit Alamogordo! More 

West Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a block of rooms at the end of May. Rooms were clean and surprisingly spacious. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast was OK. They were especially accommodating and let us use the breakfast room deep into the night. They had a pool, but we did not use it. I's stay here again.

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

Sincere appreciation for taking time to give us your feedback. Glad to hear that your stay was a good one! Make sure to call us next time you visit the area and be careful on your travels! More 

Los Lunas, New Mexico
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74 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay here. I rented two rooms for my family of six for one night. The gentleman at check-in was very friendly and helpful. The pool area as well as the pool was extremely clean although it was pretty cold that day that we were there. The breakfast area was very clean which you don't see that... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time out of your trip to let us know how we are doing. Glad to hear that you had a pleasant stay! I will get with the ownership and let them know of your concerns with the bathroom situation. We want to make sure that all of our guests have a comfortable stay. Please give... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We were really impressed with Magnuson Hotel! For this price range (~$70) it was the most superior. First of all customer service was excellent. The amenities were above average (particularly there was a laundromat where you could do your own laundry) and the rooms were large and comfortable. Best of all there's a free hot breakfast with eggs and sausage... 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! We sincerely appreciate the extremely nice comments and I will make sure the entire staff reads your response regarding your stay here. We take great pride in our staff and facility and try to make sure our guests have a worry free stay. We were recently awarded the 2015 Certificate... More 

Glendale, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

After stopping at Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express to only find feather bedding and no hypoallergenic alternative, I stopped into Magnuson Hotel and Suites. I was surprised by the quality of this older property. The bedding was first class ... which is what I appreciate the most. My only disappointment was the breakfast ... it was shut down before... 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 and the time you took to submit it. I spoke with the breakfast personnel and they basically said that sure enough, they did close down the breakfast about 15 minutes early due to no guests having breakfast for an extended period of time. I AM SO SORRY!! We have had a discussion... More 

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