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Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1021 S. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, NM 88310 (Formerly Desert Aire Hotel)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Bonney Lake, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has recently changed management. They were just replacing the sign as we were leaving, which made it a little difficult to find, but should be ok now. It appears they are gradually updating the rooms. Some work still needed, but clean and convenient. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Non-heated pool, no spa. Breakfast is all the usual... More

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

The new sign is up and running now!!! (sorry for that) Thank you very much for taking time out of your day to leave your kind feedback. We ARE still working on renovations at the hotel and trying to improve daily. In regards to the breakfast, what we are offering is a combination of the most popular items that our... More

Arlington, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had reservations for a downstairs mini-suite guaranteed with a credit card. I was assured my room would be downstairs with parking right out front I had to change my reservation before arrival, and I requested an extra day. I was told there would be no problem and that I would receive the room I had requested at the original... More

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

First and foremost, please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you encountered during your recent stay. I was very disappointed to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your stay as we always strive to make each and every guest comfortable. No excuses from our end as to what may have happened with your reservation, however, we have... More

Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Magnuson for a great stay. Having had my own cleaning business, I am very picky when it comes to hotel rooms and cleanliness. I have to say the room I was in was very clean, comfy bed, reasonably priced and staff was great!

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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 pleasant stay. We take great pride in our staff and our housekeeping is absolutely awesome! Thank you for taking time out of your day to let us know how we are doing. You know where we are - so make sure to call us next time you come into Alamogordo! More

new york, new york
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Located at south end of town to zip easily to White Sands. Average motel but not shabby, with spacious room and good beds. Small outdoor pool, but nice, which my friend and I wanted to use but was being cleaned as we arrived (bad timing for us). Brittany at desk is great....helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable.....she recommended two places to eat... More

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

I hope you were able to visit Carlsbad Caverns on your New Mexico trip as well! White Sands is really a must see and is why 490,000 people visited in 2013. Our sincere gratitude for taking time out of your day to give us your valuable feedback. Please call us next time you visit Alamogordo and have a safe trip... More

Shreveport
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a huge mix up on some reservations in another city so we headed over to Alamogordo to find a room. I found this place on trip adviser and we went straight there. John, the man at the desk, was so nice. We were in a room before I could spell Alamogordo! Thanks for saving our vacation!!!

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

Glad that we were able to make your trip a little more pleasant!! Thank you for the nice comments. I will make sure that John gets your message and please let us know if you need anything else. Of course thank you for taking time to let us know how we are doing. Call us next time you're in town... More

Arlington, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Wow, this is a great Motel. It's been bought out by another company (Mundson I beleive). Anyway, the Motel has had a complete restoration and the rooms are really nice, quiet and comfy. Me and my motorcycle buddy were in Ruidoso and trying to find a place to say for the night and got on the phone and were having... More

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

Glad you had a great stay with us! Your extremely uplifting comments are very much appreciated. Our entire staff continues to make us proud and is here to help you with anything you may need during your stay. I will make sure that John gets your message and don't forget to call us when you come in next year! We'll... More

Chicago
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I had a snafu with the Best Western website when booking this hotel -- it showed up as a Best Western property, let me book it, and then automatically confirmed me in a hotel 50 minutes away because this property is no longer managed by Best Western. When I realized my mistake (e.g., when I tried to check in), I... More

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

We are glad to hear that you ended up having a pleasant stay here at the Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo! We take great pride in our staff here and rest assured, we will make sure your next stay is as good or better. I will pass on the nice comments to our staff and of course Brittany! (She is... More

Foster, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Overall, we were quite pleased. Brittany was especially helpful. One recommendation would be to add bathroom fans. Also, at times the ac had difficulty keeping up. We thought it was nice and quiet, relaxing. The breakfast was good.

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

Thanks for the valuable feedback you left regarding your stay with us! The New Mexico heat can be brutal here and while the refrigerated A/C units are effective, they do struggle a bit when those temperatures reach the century mark. Hopefully you were able to get a good nights rest and a good breakfast. Brittany is the best front desk... More

Pooler, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Its a bed. I stayed on guard due to the area, and tired due to uncomfortable bed. Breakfast? Coffee? Forget about it, what little is provided is garbage. But the staff is very friendly while telling you there is nothing they can do.

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

Sincere appreciation for taking time out to let us know how we're doing. I hope that you were able to read my previous letter to you sent out yesterday. Our guests have really raved about our breakfast and apologies that you were not satisfied. We do try to keep the room rates down which in turn, can affect what we... More

Corrales, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Desert Aire is an older hotel that seems to be upgraded regularly (the lobby currently is being remodeled). As others have noted, the staff is very friendly and accommodating. I requested a spa room that featured a 2-4 person spa. That and the high-end bed linens made the stay pleasant. If you get a room on the east side... More

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

Glad to hear that you were pleased with your visit to Alamogordo and our establishment!! I will pass on all of the information to our staff here and thank you so much for the uplifting comments! Please give us a call next time you visit so we can get you set back up in a Jacuzzi room!! Be careful on... 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*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Stay at this dog-friendly Alamogordo, New Mexico hotel located at the crossroads of Highways 82, 70, and 54 near Holloman Air Force Base, White Sands Missile Base and New Mexico State University in Alamogordo. Guests staying at this Alamogordo hotel will be conveniently near the New Mexico Museum of Space History, White Sands National Monument and the Holloman Air Force Base. This New Mexico hotel is also near the White Sands Missile Base. The Magnuson Hotel & Suites proudly features 92 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with cable satellite television and wireless high-speed internet access. Guests can begin the day with a complimentary hot breakfast before taking a dip in the seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool or working out in the fitness center. This Alamogordo hotel is ideal for guests visiting family and friends at nearby New Mexico State University in Alamogordo. Dogs are welcome with a small fee. Guests staying at the Magnuson Hotel & Suites Alamogordo will be minutes away from a variety of local events including the White Sands Balloon Invitational, Oktoberfest and the Gus Macker Basketball Tournament. This hotel also offers convenient access to skiing in the Sacramento Mountains and golfing.The Magnuson Hotel & Suites Alamogordo is proud to offer superior customer service and a convenient location in Alamogordo. ... more   less 
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