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Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1021 S. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, NM 88310 (Formerly Desert Aire Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Alamogordo
Green Valley, Arizona
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
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“Good Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Easy to get to, local services. Check in was a breeze, room very clean, bed outstanding. John the night host extremely helpful. Due to severe weather at next stop, had to cancel reservation past the cancellation time. John called the facility, explained the situation and cancellation was made without penalty.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant stay. Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to respond and let us know how we are doing. Have a safe trip and please call next time you come inot town!!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This hotel welcomed my two little doggies with open arms, treats and little bags to pick up poop! I LOVE IT!!! They are accustomed to traveling and not all hotels are this generous about pets. Most people take pets now and it is very nice to find such accommodations!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
So happy to hear that your stay was a pleasant one! Most Best Westerns are dog friendly so keep that in mind over your travels. Please call next time you come into town so we can get you set up. Be careful on your way to your next destination and we'll see you next time around!
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Florissant, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Hotel was adequate for our stay, updates would improve future stays for all. Room was clean however did have a distinct odor. not terrible but not pleasant either. Close to White Sands Nat'l Monument which was our main purpose to stay in the area. Breakfast was typical however adequate. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Thank you for the valuable feedback. We will use this information to address the issue you experienced (probably the cleaning chemicals) and address it accordingly. Please call us on your next visit and we will make sure you are in a room to your satisfaction. Please have a safe trip to your destination!
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Green Bay, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

front desk did excellent work; lots of personality; gave us a pet room; cleaning service spent time getting things done for us and were so sweet; supervisor walked by and shoved a heavy box into our trunk

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Happy to hear that your stay was a good one. I will pass the nice comments on to our staff! Please give us a call on your next visit and have a safe trip to your destination!
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El Paso, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of the best staffs anywhere. I found check in and check out very efficent. Hotels seem to be hotels, but the staff here makes it enjoyable. The people seem to actually enjoy what they are doing. The cleaning crew does an excellant job and seem to enjoy their work. I think that makes all the difference in a place to stay while traveling. Nice to see.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay. We really appreciate you taking time out to give us your valuable feedback. I will pass this information on to our staff. Please give us a call next time you come into town and we will give you the same service you always get here!! Thanks again.
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Ruidoso, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Everyone of the staff I have dealt with has been very helpful, and friendly, the rooms are lovely and clean, my husband says the breakfast is quite good also. We consider this as our 'local' hotel just for weekend getaways, and it's very close to very good restaurants, and shopping.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
We appreciate the time you took to let us know how we are doing. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your return in the future and please call if you need anything!
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Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I believe the first impression is the most important. starting with the desk clerk of course. she was so attentive and called to make sure our room was everything we needed and all thing were in working order. thanks for a great stay

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Thank you for the extremely nice comments and we are sure glad you had a pleasant stay. I will inform the front desk staff as this type of feedback is always very motivational. Please call us next time you come into town and have a safe trip to your destination!
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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo

Address: 1021 S. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, NM 88310 (Formerly Desert Aire Hotel)
Location: United States > New Mexico > Alamogordo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Alamogordo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at this dog-friendly Alamogordo, New Mexico hotel located at the crossroads of Highways 82, 70, and 54 near Holloman Air Force Base, White Sands Missile Base and New Mexico State University in Alamogordo. Guests staying at this Alamogordo hotel will be conveniently near the New Mexico Museum of Space History, White Sands National Monument and the Holloman Air Force Base. This New Mexico hotel is also near the White Sands Missile Base. The Magnuson Hotel & Suites proudly features 92 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with cable satellite television and wireless high-speed internet access. Guests can begin the day with a complimentary hot breakfast before taking a dip in the seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool or working out in the fitness center. This Alamogordo hotel is ideal for guests visiting family and friends at nearby New Mexico State University in Alamogordo. Dogs are welcome with a small fee. Guests staying at the Magnuson Hotel & Suites Alamogordo will be minutes away from a variety of local events including the White Sands Balloon Invitational, Oktoberfest and the Gus Macker Basketball Tournament. This hotel also offers convenient access to skiing in the Sacramento Mountains and golfing.The Magnuson Hotel & Suites Alamogordo is proud to offer superior customer service and a convenient location in Alamogordo. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Alamogordo
Alamogordo Best Western

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