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Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The room itself was decent. Not super nice, but definitely worth the money. It's clean and nearby a lot of places you may find useful when traveling (gas stations, banks, restaurants, bars, and the like). The front desk took about 10 minutes to get with us, but other than that, the experience was good.

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has an old-school vibe, which gives it character. It's not a fancy place but it has everything you will need for a comfortable stay. It's quiet, the rooms were clean, and the bed was extremely comfortable. Each room has a mini-fridge, ceiling fan, iron/board, coffeemaker, bathrobes, and big TV. A/C blows icy cold. The large wall ceiling to... More 

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

Thanks for the kudos. I love the pool too. Our new Hole in the Rock restaurant opens on July 18th. We'll be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please come back and visit. - Bret More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just finished an 11 night stay at the Papago Inn, Scottsdale, where we have stopped on previous occasions over the years, although it is now branded under the Magnuson chain rather than Best Western. The hotel was coming to the end of a renovation project to refurbish the lobby, bar area and work to enable the restaurant to reopen after... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had early check in which did not cause a problem the room was upstairs which is what we get when we can. All rooms overlooked pool which was very refreshing after a long journey. The room was clean, large and very reasonable for our $62. The breakfast was good compared to most continental ones we have experienced. Parking and... More 

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

Martin, we are pleased all worked out. Please come back and visit us again. Our construction is over and our Hole in the Rock restaurant will be open on July 18th. More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Clean Rooms, Great staff, small quaint property. Well designed as all the rooms are in a square, facing inwards to the pool and lovely bird sanctuary. Despite being on a busy road, the design makes the rooms relatively quiet & peaceful. Small bar on the premises with good bartenders. Big bonuses? A gigantic chess board, ample parking, walkable to Dutch... More 

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

Thanks for the kudos. Please come back and stay with us again especially in mid-July when our Hole in the Rock restaurant will be open! More 

Holbrook, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The room was clean, the bed was comfortable; other than that I would not recommend for a single woman staying alone. I had reservations for a week for a conference. The restaurant was closed due to construction which was a huge turn off. Parking for my room was in an alley way, although they did say there was 24 hour... More 

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

Melway, we are sorry about the construction issues. Please come back and stay with us after our new Hole in the Rock Restaurant is open in Mid-July. And sorry about the not feeling safe, please let our front desk know next time and we'll ask our louder guests to tone it down. More 

Sedona
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a very cool re-vamped mid-century era style motel. Our room was very clean and comfortable. Can't say much about the complimentary breakfast. It's OK. What really caught my attention is the grassy area around the pool. It's partly surrounded with wonderfully fragrant jasmine growing along the second story balcony railings. There's a delightful aviary with many color birds... More 

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

Thanks for the kudos! Please come back and stay with us in Mid-July when our new Hole in the Rock restaurant is open. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Lobby, restaurant, & bar were all closed during our one night stay without notice. Rooms are what you expect for $60 on a Saturday in Scottsdale. Was $11 uber or lyft ride to Old Town. One room smelled of marijuana from night before. One bar within walking distance to get food only had craft beer. I would go back if... More 

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

We are so sorry about the temporary construction at our hotel. When you were there we had just refinished our lobby and lounge floors. And yes, we had a less expensive room rate to compensate for the inconvenience. The good news is our floors are done, our lounge is reopened and by July our new Hole in the Rock restaurant... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This hotel gets 5/5 mostly from me because of the lovely, warm welcome we received from the guy on the desk at check-in. He even walked us round to the bus stop for the free shuttle (just round the corner- runs til 9 and no tips allowed). The lady at breakfast was also lovely. Wonderful little room with all amenities... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I just love this place. It's like a trip back to the late 50s/early 60s, but with safety and amenities of the 21st century. There are locking gates to the inner courtyard, and the parking lot has 24 hr video surveillance. Staff are friendly and laid back. They were accommodating when I asked for a first floor room poolside. The... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay at the charming Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, a garden oasis located in Scottsdale, Arizona just 15 minutes from Phoenix Airport. This relaxing hotel is a mid-century modern classic complete with a full restaurant and lounge. The hotel is central to both Scottsdale and Phoenix. You are within 5 miles of many popular attractions including the Phoenix Zoo, Sun Devil Stadium, Desert Botanical Garden, and historic Old Town Scottsdale. Arizona State University and Tempe Diablo Stadium are less than 10 miles from the Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn. We are in the middle of all your favorite Arizona spring-training major league baseball stadiums too. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Address: 7017 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-3313 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort)
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Price Range: $59 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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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
Hotel Style:
#18 Top resorts Hotel in Scottsdale
#27 Family Hotel in Scottsdale
#39 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale
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