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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very reasonable priced little gem in the desert! Stayed here during spring baseball. Rooms are fine, we didn't come to Arizona to spend all day in a motel room. The little bar and the bar tender were great.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a place to stay near the Phoenix airport before flying out, and the Papago was recommended. I called the hotel to make the reservation and received a rate 10% cheaper than the hotel booking sites. When we checked in we were offered a choice of a ground floor or second floor room. Naturally we chose a ground floor,... More 

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

Thanks for the kudos! We are making plans for re-opening the restaurant for lunch and dinner. We'll have tasty items and outside patio dining with misting fans to drive away the heat. We look forward to showing off our restaurant improvements when you return! More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a field engineer that stays in hotels up to 9 months out of the year. Have seen plenty of "questionable" hotels/motels for the $65 price point. This hotel should not be bypassed because of name, curb appeal, etc. For the price point (I paid less than $60-$65 per night), this was one of the best value hotels I've had... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Beautiful dog friendly hotel. Rooms were nice. Close to Scottsdale. Easy access. Staff and accommodations were nice. The pool was super nice. We even sat on the balcony to catch the sunset. The flowers around the courtyard were in bloom and smelled heavenly.

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Delray Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I loved this little motel. The pool is right outside our room, the rooms were cutely decorated, a little dark though-not enough lights. Good breakfast, servers are very nice. Good location, near everything we needed including airport.

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Chloe F, General Manager at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and will take your comments about lighting into consideration for our next upgrade to the hotel. We hope to see you again! More 

Edmonton AB
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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Chloe F, General Manager at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review for us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our hotel, including the pool and breakfast! We are looking into doing an upgrade to the property soon, and will have a whole new look inside each of our rooms. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

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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Chloe F, General Manager at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about your stay at the Papago Inn! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that the birds reminded you of Costa Rica. They definitely make it sound like you are not in the middle of a city! We just upgraded our Wi-Fi this year, and are so glad... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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Chloe F, General Manager at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the taking the time to review your experience with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed the courtyard, it really is a little oasis, and a throwback to another time! We hope to see you next time you are in Scottsdale! More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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