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Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

7017 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-3313 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort)
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Seattle WA
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509 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very quiet and I found the beds extremely comfortable. I got a room in the back which was very quiet. Just a few birds waking me up. Room was retro and very clean. Came with refrigerator, coffee maker and bathroom amenities. The hotel is located next to a few restaurants in walking distance. Area is fine with... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is like an old Route 66 type motel, retro but homey. It is nothing fancy but we found it an adequate base for exploring Phoenix. The staff was very friendly. We liked the complimentary breakfast buffet, cable TV, free wifi. There are quaint touches like a bird aviary and a large chess set in the grassy courtyard. Heated... More 

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I do not go on vacation to hang out at a hotel so all I am interested in is if the hotel is clean and if the bed is comfortable. This hotel met both of my standards of being clean and comfortable. I was satisfied with my stay.

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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at the hotel are great! All were very friendly and welcoming. The hotel grounds are very nice as well. There's a beautiful bird cage in the court yard, the swimming pools are heated, and they have a large chess set to play! The lobby has a beautiful fire place to relax by as well. The breakfast was delicious... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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54 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Stayed here 3 nights. The staff was welcoming and friendly. The grounds are very well maintained. The free breakfast was average with the typical waffle maker and hard boiled eggs etc... Decent but nothing hot like eggs or bacon. The room was clean and had updated furniture. Air quality in the room was good. The bed was on the soft... More 

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IncidentalExplorer, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this review

Lance, we are glad you enjoyed our grounds and your room. We are sorry about the slow drain. Next time you stay with us just let us know and we'll immediately fix it. More 

Seminole, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I highly recommend this motel. We have been staying there for years. It's the old fashioned kind with a courtyard and pool in the middle. Good value, well maintained, great service and we love the 50's music at the pool. There is a restaurant, breakfast only at this time, and bar on site. Great location and fantastic value.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The front desk staff was very friendly, we checked into the hotel with no issues. The rooms were pretty clean. The hotel seems to be a bit older, but the rooms weren't bad at all. They had plenty of towels in the bathroom, toiletries by the sink, and there was a hair dryer included as well. The beds were comfortable.... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The room was nothing special but the beds were very very comfortable. Best night's sleep all the time I've been in Phoenix area. The only weird thing was the cop cars in front of the building / reception both at night (with sirens flashing) and in the morning.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This was our third stay here at the Papago Inn, and we have always been very pleased. The office staff...Lane, Jimmy and others were always accommodating and helpful. A comfortable computer room and help from Lane allowed us to print our boarding passes. While the rooms could use updates, they were very clean and pillow top beds very comfortable. The... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

First, all the staff were great - helped me hook into their wifi and printing my boarding pass at the front desk. Thanks also to the bartender who produced milk for my tea when none could be found elsewhere. The rooms were as expected with comfortable beds, though not as clean as I would have liked especially around the washbasin/taps.... More 

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