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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This older style inn is a fabulous place to stay in Scottsdale, close to the airport and Old Town. It was built in the era of Frank Lloyd Wright and if u are a fan you'll love it. Decor 60's ish with modern touches, grounds are superbly kept, lovely pool and the Hole in the Rock restaurant has an excellent... More 

Thank Chemil407
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Conveniently located little hotel with a retro feel. Clean, safe, friendly staff, but no frills. Bill at the front desk was great. Close to a walking / bike path for a morning or evening stroll. Will be back!

Thank Roland H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love staying at the magnuson Papago inn hotel, the staff is always wonderful and polite and helpful. Housekeeping does a wonderful job and Amy always has a smile on her face as she speeds through the property. When we stayed this time the restaurant was open, it was our first time and I must say I was disappointed. We... More 

Thank ambernsting
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a RV store in Scottsdale. You always send our customers here as it is cheap and very clean. Everyone that has came back to pick up their RVs we're always talking about how great the staff was in the cleanliness of the rooms. Would definitely recommend it!!

Thank Cristopher C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is amazing. The location and the value you just cant beat anywhere else in Scottsdale Az. I've taken a couple of vacations in phoenix. I love staying here at Magnuson because its right in Scottsdale near everything you could imagine. Very clean and spacious rooms. The pool is pretty huge. The service was great and the front desk... More 

3 Thank Dwayne B
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this cute little retro place online. LOVED the vibe and the attention to detail in the remodel. The price was the turning point--amazing value, including coupons for meals. Everyone was friendly and helpful, rooms clean & comfortable--but the big surprise was the lush garden grounds around the pool. Just what we came to Arizona for!

Thank tripperColorado
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Arizona for 2 weeks to visit family. First we stayed at talking stick and then at a huge Marriott (we always stay at a Marriott) My nephews Wife found us this Hotel for our second week because we were worn out! And our vacation was, so far very pricey. I'm telling you, if you want to just... More 

Thank kimntommy50
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I read another reviewer say that people who give this place a good review don't travel a lot? I've worked on three continents and lived in several metropolitan cities including Phoenix. This is a gem of a little Motel for the price! It has a serious little retro vibe as it is a 1960s Motel which has been renovated. They... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a rundown, poor service MOTEL. It's not a 3 or 4 star. People who write a great review hadn't travel much I bet. The sheets were not changed in the whole week I stayed there and when asked they did not do it also. The room was dirty from last guest. The maid only change towels each morning.... More 

Thank Phyl M
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Great Little Hidden Treasure. Quiet, Clean...Great Rooms and Nice Pool. I really enjoyed the Atmosphere at this Location. The Staff Were all Very Friendly and Professional! Nice Bar/Dining on Property, Would Recommend~

1 Thank tripledboys
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay at the charming Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn (formerly Best Western Papago Inn and Resort), a garden oasis located in Scottsdale, Arizona just 15 minutes from Phoenix Airport. This relaxing hotel and restaurant is a mid-century modern classic. Our 60 guest rooms are tastefully decorated and include amenities such as bathrobes, coffee service with ceramic mugs and organic botanicals in the bathroom. All rooms have views of the flower-filled courtyard, aviary and outdoor pool. Our Hole in the Rock restaurant and lounge features the subtle preparation of house-smoked meats and vegetables in an innovative breakfast, lunch, dinner and lounge menu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Address: 7017 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-3313 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort)
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Price Range: $96 - $322 (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 Inn And Resort
Best Western Plus Papago Hotel Scottsdale
Best Western Papago Hotel
Best Western Scottsdale
Scottsdale Best Western
Hotel Style:
#18 Top resorts Hotel in Scottsdale
#27 Family Hotel in Scottsdale
#38 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale
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