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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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41 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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28 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
26 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Husband and I have stayed here previous 2 summers while it was a Best Western and property is running well this visit since new ownership. They are in process of making improvements. Workers are painting and refacing the outside but it's not loud or distracting. Seems owners want to maintain the tranquil vibe and adult/50+ clientele that love coming here... More 

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

Dear Mrs Jackie F, Thanks for the nice complements on our hotel. We just purchased the property a few weeks ago. Sorry about you Wi-Fi experience. We will upgrade our bandwidth and replace the old Wi-Fi access points with new ones over the next 90 days. Glad you noticed the new happy-hour food in our lounge. Our bartender Bruce now... More 

Grapevine, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We booked when this was a Best Western because of the hotel chain and the online photos--big mistake. They messed up my reservation (had 2 rooms at a higher rate) during the transition to Magnuson, but the front desk fixed it once I brought a copy of my reservation for the correct price to them. This hotel was trashy/cheap. There... More 

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

Dear guest, we are very sorry your stay didn't exceed your expectations. We are new owners that just purchased the property a few weeks ago. Your concerns are our concerns too. The Papago Inn is a mid-century modern historic hotel so our bathrooms are smaller and that won't change, but we are making many other improvements. We are redesigning decor,... 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:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Scottsdale
#25 Business Hotel in Scottsdale
#31 Family Hotel in Scottsdale
#38 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale

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