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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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kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Los Alamos, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Worst hotel I have ever stayed at. The lobby staff is disrespectful, not even willing to listen or discuss any problems. The room lock did not work almost at all. It was possible sometimes from 20-50 attempts to lock the door. The hotel personnel did not care to lock my door at all. When I was coming to my room... More 

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

First of all I would like to apologize profusely for your recent stay at our facility. When you ask "terribly bad hotel or just bad luck", of course my response would be - definitely bad luck. You and I spoke on the phone today and I hope our resolution for the inconvenience you encountered was sufficient. We look forward to... More 

Milton, Florida, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were checked in by Brittany who could not have been more helpful. Her knowledge of the hotel and the area was very helpful. The rooms were excellent and very clean. Unfortunately when my sister checked into her room she found out that the bed was too high, Being 82 years old and only 5'3 she could not climb into... More 

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

Brittany is the best of the best here in Alamogordo and I'm glad to hear that she was helpful and understanding in your situation. We appreciate you taking time to give us your valuable feedback as we use this information to continually improve the hotel for future guests. Please be careful on your travels and let us know if we... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My stay at this location was nothing short of amazing! I stayed for 7 weeks as I was working in Alamogordo. I stayed in a kitchenette suite and also a mini suite, both were spotlessly clean. I was working the night shift, the staff was very concerned that the accomodations allowed for comfortable sleeping arrangements, it was always very quiet.... More 

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

Sincere appreciation for the motivating comments you left for our staff. I will make sure each and every one of the staff that you mentioned reads your comments! I am so glad to hear that your stay was a great one. We take great pride in our staff and facility and try to make sure each and every guest has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

I was here on a travel nurse assignment for 8 weeks, and the hospitality of the staff was outstanding! Special thanks to John and Kim for making this my true home away from home! All of the staff bends over backward to make sure their guests are comfortable, I highly recommend this hotel! Gayle P.

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

So nice to hear from you and thank you for taking time to let us know how your stay was!!!! We sincerely appreciate the nice comments and I will make sure that everyone here reads your message. Please call us if you ever come into Alamogordo again and we will make sure that your stay is as good or better... More 

Bonney Lake, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 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 

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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
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Alamogordo

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