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Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This little find did not disappoint! Room was clean, beds were magnificently comfy, the courtyard is beautiful (lush, green, flowers, palm trees, and the aviary of parakeets!). And the unbeatable price was the cherry on top!

1 Thank hzburton
Olympia, Wa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

I reserved three rooms, and got an incredible deal in Expedia. We got room 108, which was a double bed, and steps from the pool. What we loved: The pool- it was clean, and opened from 9-10. Checkout was noon. Comfy bed. Cool not so loud AC. Large chess. Outdoor Bird house. Friendly staff. Restaurant was not only good, but... More 

Thank sunshineyd
IncidentalExplorer, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this review

Sunshineyd, thanks for the kudos especially on our newly restored and remodeled restaurant and lounge. We've had many guests say that they enjoyed the subtle preparation of house-smoked meats and vegetables that Chef Jeremy Wilson uses in his innovative breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. My manager is looking to make sure all shower curtains are new and clean. Sorry about... More 

Kennett Square, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Very friendly, helpful staff. This place feels like a '60's hotel! Lots of character. It was a great over-nighter! Comfy beds and nice bedding. The staff so friendly & courteous. The pool was very pleasant. Loved the chatter of the parakeets in the aviary! Breakfast was so-so - just cereal & breads & pastries. We're doing low carbs so we... More 

Thank hazdamoon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This was listed for $75 per night marked down from $150...are u kidding me? Very out dated. Air conditioner worked but buzzed every minute making sleep diff. Not good location. Bathroom so small that u have to shut door to sit on toilet...ugh. Not what I expected in Scotsdale

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

Anita, We are very sorry you didn't have an excellent stay with us. Thanks for alerting us to the buzzing ac unit. We have recently replaced a defective motor in a room and I bet it was your room. Yes our bathrooms are small. Our hotel is a restored Mid-Century Modern classic hotel and the bathrooms were built smaller back... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Lovely rooms, clean bedding, comfortable beds, beautiful pool, wonderful breakfast. Not a great deal around the area though, we did have to drive everywhere. Boiling hot when we travelled, 122 degrees !!!! Lot of gardening going on, including taking huge trees over the top of the motel. Quite a bit of noise and disruption but I believe they were unsafe... More 

1 Thank jnnparsonsCardiff
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 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.

Thank Cassdita
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • 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 Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • 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: $62 - $208 (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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