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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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West Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome stay! You will be spoiled. Spacious rooms, laundry mat, wonderful staff and a real breakfast in the morning. Close to the sand dunes to go sledding. My kids and us had a great time. Thanks so much! :)

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

It is so nice to hear that your stay was a great one! We sincerely appreciate the time you took giving us the valuable feedback. I will pass on all of the comments to our staff here at the Magnuson. We take great pride in all aspects of the hotel and it really pays off when we get comments like... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WARNING! I stayed at this hotel because all the other hotels were full and the next morning made the mistake of eating the breakfast eggs and sausage. Afterwords I was sick in bed for 3 days with nausea, diarrhea and cold sweats. it was a very scary experience and set me back big time. I had to cut my trip... More 

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

First and foremost I would like to express my sincere sympathy to you regarding your terrible experience with the virus you experienced. I hope all is well with your health. When I first heard of your issue I was very surprised as there were no other mention from any of our other guests of any stomach or virus issue. And... More 

Seattle
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163 reviews 163 reviews
26 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a pleasant stay at an older motel, formerly Best Western. We would stay there again. PROS: --very comfortable bed --quiet and clean --very friendly, helpful staff and manager --good value, we got a room for $63 a nite --inviting lobby and nice breakfast area --good breakfast --convenient to many eateries, activities CONS: --didn't like the soap bars, seems... More 

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

Thank you for taking time out to give us your feedback. Glad to hear that your stay was a good one and we hope to see you again in the future. I will personally look into the soap and towel situation and get it addressed immediately. Please be careful on your travels and don't forget to give us a call... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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123 reviews 123 reviews
35 hotel reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very friendly and well run motel. This is a good place if you're travelling with a pet too, except there really isn't a spot of grass or any pet area other than rocky medians in the parking lot. Rooms and fine and functional. Good for the price.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding the hotel. In regards to the pet walking areas, I know what you are saying and from a visual standpoint when walking throught the parking lot, it appears as if there is no grass!! (sorry about that). However, we should have let you know that there are several grassy areas towards... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

So pleased with our nights stay. Nice clean room, comfortable bed. Good hot breakfast the next morning. Nice, friendly staff who even welcomed our little dog with a treat. I am glad the pet rooms have tile floors. Easy to keep clean. Thank you!

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

Thank you for taking time out of your trip to let us know how your stay went! More and more guests are traveling with their dogs now and we want to make sure that your pet is able to have a pleasant stay as well. Make sure to call us on your next visit to Alamogordo and please be careful... More 

Long Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My son and I stayed for a couple of nights during a lengthy road trip. We enjoyed the hot breakfast both mornings. We also enjoyed the pool both days. It is also very close to White Sands National Monument. The hotel provided sleds for us to use at White Sands so we had a blast riding down the cool white... More 

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

Thank you for the very motivating comments on the Magnuson-Alamogordo! I will make sure all of the staff reads your feedback. Please make sure to call us ahead next time you come into town and we will make sure your stay is better than the last! Thanks again. More 

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