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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel for 3 nights but our plans changed and could only stay for 1. The front desk person was very accommodating and didn't charge us for the other the other 2 nights (booked through expedia). The rooms are dated but clean. The free breakfast was just enough to get us going. (Hard boiled eggs, waffles, yogurt, breads... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one night here before heading on to Sedona for a family reunion. This updated retro hotel has a beautiful inner courtyard with pool and aviary with very happy birds that sing constantly. They reminded us of the birds in Costa Rica. The hotel is conveniently located near downtown Scottsdale, with many interesting restaurants and shops. Staff was friendly... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was so charming and clean. The bed comfortable, continental breakfast nice, the pool clean, the courtyard was beautiful with the smell of honeysuckle when you stepped out of your room. The staff were especially nice and helpful. At night they play oldies over the speakers outside that really added to the experience...we just loved our stay! It may... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My hubs and i have stayed in this hotel before because it is a couple blocks from my sons home. Our King bed was very comfortable. The room was small but we were only there to sleep. The pool was clean as was the entire grounds. The hotel offered free continental breakfast in the restaurant. There were many food choices... More 

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Kitchener
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We've just returned from the Magnuson Hotel and love it just as much as last year. Chloe, General Mgr. is doing a great job along with Richard, Cerillo and Amy and her staff. Love the oldies music playing in the breakfast room and around the pool. Clean comfortable room - good value. Magnuson is trying to update things as they... More 

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Wrightwood, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Not a good value for the money, the room is ok, bathroom is very small, low ceilings - mostly rated low due to the neighborhood - this is not in an area of hotels, shopping, businesses, it backs up to a low income neighborhood - I'm sure there is not a party EVERY night - but it was quite annoying... More 

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Murphysboro, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Everything about this hotel was perfect. It had a very retro atmosphere. Clean rooms very friendly staff loved it! The bar lounge staff was friendly and the food and drinks were excellent. Beds were very comfortable and rooms were clean. Continental breakfast was great.

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

Thanks for the kind words. We appreciate the compliments! More 

LaPorte, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I stayed 7 nights here for a very reasonable price. It was clean and I slept well every night. The courtyard was very pleasant and I spent time each day on the swing, reading, relaxing and watching the birds. We were not far from Old Town and its great restaurants. Staff was very friendly and a call for a burned... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went to spring training to watch the Giants play. We wanted to be as close to Scottsdale as we could for a reasonable price. We were lucky we found this place. The outside does reflect its age but for a low price, you get breakfast, pool, and a decent room. Its nothing fancy but the service was always friendly... More 

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

We are glad you enjoyed our hotel. We purchased it in September and have implemented many upgrades. We hope to re-open the restaurant by the end of 2015. Come back and visit us! More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The staff was very nice and pleasant. The room was spacious and the breakfast was typical of a hotel like this (cereal and muffins). The interior courtyard is very peaceful and quit pretty with a bird cage and stand up chess board. The fitness room required a separate key from the lobby, and they only had one which would be... More 

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