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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Costa Mesa, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews 122 reviews
26 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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

Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

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 October 9, 2014

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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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 Hotel Scottsdale
Best Western Plus Papago Inn And Resort
Best Western Papago Hotel
Best Western Scottsdale
Scottsdale Best Western

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