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Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   7017 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-3313 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort)
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Ranked #40 of 78 Hotels in Scottsdale
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
reddog4613 Fort Worth, Texas
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Grapevine, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used this motel as a "sleep over" from taking the red-eye flight on Spirit Airlines. We were on our way to Sedona, AZ the next day. The flight arrived at 1 am Phoenix time. The drive from the Avis rental car at Sky Harbor airport was about 10 -15 minutes. The motel might be a bit hard to find... More

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Gardena, California
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My reservation for 9.24.14 was made as a Best Western property. I was very upset to learn that I would not get any BW loyalty points. I arrived late and did not feel like searching for a new room. It would have been the right thing to do for either Magnuson or Best Western to state there was a change... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was lovely (room, cleanliness, location, breakfast) except for two things...I should have been tipped off when there were TWO plungers in the bathroom. The toilet definitely needed repair, had to use the plunger more than once. When I mentioned it to the front desk, the guy seemed very unconcerned, which was a bit disconcerting. Also, the side parking lot... More

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

These people have done a really great job of renovating an older Best Western. The rooms have been updated, the ceiling fan is a well appreciated touch. There is a little refrigerator. WiFi access was easy and seamless. The free breakfast, sort of continental plus was more than adequate for us and done in a pleasant setting. It is so... More

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16 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We really wanted to like this place because the price was great, and the pictures looked nice. It is very old, outdated, very small rooms, no elevator and dirty steps to rooms. Rooms were clean but small.The kids loved the pool because it was very hot and the water was cool. That area is cozy and this place was probably... More

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San Fernando, Trinidad
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Friendly staff who kept my luggage safe after check out and they also gave me a late check out at no extra cost. Clean rooms. Great breakfast included with friendly restaurant staff. I would definitely stay here again. Oh I forgot... Great rate on the rooms.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Going through medical (cancer) surgeries and treatments and the staff was more than companionate and helpful. They feel like family to us. The room was clean and had all we needed for the long stays we had (9-10 days at a time) I love this hotel and staff!!!!

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Prescott Valley, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was my first time at this particular location and I was very pleased with both the service and quality. The room was extremely comfortable and you definitely can't beat the location for access to Phoenix.

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Cottonwood Az
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The rooms have had some updating which is really good, but not a quality job. New paint, ceiliing fan, bedding, counters and such. There was a small refrigerator tucked into a hole in the cabinet with large gaps all around so you could see the dirt and gak back there. Staff was super friendly and efficient. Breakfast.......well lets just say... 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

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