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Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

3.0 of 5 7017 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-3313 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon the property due to a last minute deal upon arriving in Scottsdale. It didn't look like much from the street, but we were pleasantly surprised upon seeing the rooms and the property. It looked like a 1960's California property. We thought it was super cute and cozy. Great showers. Breakfast was standard. Convenient to old town and... More 

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Knob Noster, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very pleasantly surprised with the quality of our stay, especially for the price of this hotel. Please note that the Hotel was formerly called Best Western Papago Inn but the name on the building now says just Magnuson Inn. The building is a little retro in design but it has been freshly updated. Paint is new and fresh... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very reasonably priced, clean rooms, a short drive to Old Town Scottsdale. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Great selection for continental breakfast. Stayed over three days and really enjoyed sitting by the beautiful pool. Very relaxing. Would like to have seen the restaurant open for dinner or microwave in room. Overall great place. Would definitely stay there again!

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arizona
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Stayed here overnight and although the property is older, we were very impressed by how well kept and clean it was. The staff was pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was average but breakfast area was very inviting, spacious and nicely maintained. The pool are and landscaping were very pretty. There is the bird cage which is a bit odd but they... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Formerly Best Western, we were happily surprised by Papago Inn. Standard chain hotel type building laid out in a courtyard type of pattern with the pool in the middle. Very reasonable continental breakfast (with pancake machine). Room was quite reasonable even if not luxurious. Great location close to PHX and Scottsdale down town. Overall a great value for the money.

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Eloy, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The lobby is small and rather dark. Check-in went ok, but when I got to my room, I found that it was across from a very large bird cage, in the courtyard, with very vocal birds. When I arrived I was feeling rather ill and had hoped to take a nap before going to a friend's home for Thanksgiving. I... More 

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Bret W, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this review

I am so sorry you were sick when you stayed with us! Being ill and away from home is the worst! We are sorry our parakeets in our aviary keep you awake. We love our unique and colorful birds, but yes they can sing out at times. Sorry about the other incidents you experienced - all items that we have... More 

Costa Mesa, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed in this charming retro motel for 2 nights the first weekend in October. My centenarian Grandpa lives at McDowell Village, so we stayed at Magnuson during our family visit with my Grandpa. All of the rooms of this two-level motel face the inner courtyard with a large pool. The rooms and bathrooms were spacious and... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The rooms of this motel face onto a charming inner courtyard with pool. Breakfast was included, billed as "continental," but included make-it-yourself waffles, hot oatmeal, yogurts, boiled eggs, breads/pastries/spreads, dry cereals, milk, juices, fresh fruit, coffee and tea, so quite a bit nicer than that of many motels. We liked its location on a major street. The price was right.... More 

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Big Rock, IL
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed here overnight so we could catch a flight early the next day. The hotel was average and under renovation. Staff was nice. The FREE breakfast buffet was AWESOME. The cook was so nice and the food was incredible.

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Bret W, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review our Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn. We like the quaint feel the property has too! We just purchased this hotel and have made many improvements already. Our Wi-Fi upgrade should be starting with the next 30 days. We have done the same Wi-Fi upgrade in our other hotels and when done we'll have the best... More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews 129 reviews
27 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This place has an old-school feel to it. Better than a motel, and not even close to one of the newer resorts that have sprung up. Still, it's a nice play to stay if you like a quiet, relaxing stay. The rooms all face inward to a nice little courtyard/pool area, which really helps to separate you from the high-traffic... More 

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Bret W, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this review

Steve, Thanks for taking the time to talk about our hotel on Trip Advisor. We appreciate that. We have recently purchased the property and are in the process of some key upgrades including an upgrade our bandwidth and replacement of the old Wi-Fi access points with new ones. We are upgrading the AC with new units, plus adding security gates... More 

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Address: 7017 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-3313 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort)
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Papago Inn And Resort
Best Western Plus Papago Hotel Scottsdale
Best Western Papago Hotel
Best Western Scottsdale
Scottsdale Best Western
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Scottsdale
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Scottsdale
#24 Business Hotel in Scottsdale
#29 Family Hotel in Scottsdale
#40 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale

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