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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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Kitchener
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

went for a long weekend. Hotel is charming in a throwback way. Lovely courtyard. Rooms are on the small size but comfortable and quiet. Over all the property is well maintained and the staff is helpful.

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Woodstock, MD
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

What a great property! Clean comfortable rooms, a staff that truly enjoy their work environment and the cutest courtyard imaginable. If you need your sheets turned down, chocolates left on your pillow and a price tag of at least $300 per night - keep looking. If you are looking for a great deal on a memorable stay - this is... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

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

We are glad you had a great time. We love the nearby hiking trails too! Check out the whimsical walking map of Papago Park on our website. Please come back and visit us! More 

Knob Noster, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

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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