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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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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LaPorte, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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45 reviews 45 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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Knob Noster, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 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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Surrey, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

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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