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Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member

7017 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-3313
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#49 of 84 hotels in Scottsdale
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Stay at the charming 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 cocktail lounge is a mid-century modern classic. Our 60 guest rooms are tastefully decorated and include amenities such as bathrobes and coffee service. All rooms have views of the flower-filled courtyard, aviary and outdoor pool. We feature a delicious, hot-buffet breakfast in the morning, and at night our Hole in the Rock lounge serves beer, wine, cocktails and hot appetizers in a cozy setting. Please come stay with us!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Vending machine
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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S J wrote a review Sep 2020
Phoenix, Arizona38 contributions16 helpful votes
This is a lovely property with a quirky vibe, clean and comfortable, good service from the staff. The biggest issue is that 95% of guests are not wearing masks or social distancing in the small enclosed lobby, nor are most of the staff members despite signs posted everywhere. In addition, this hotel actually takes the $150 deposit from your credit card at check-in. It is not just an authorization or pending charge in case they need it for damage. They actually take the money as part of the total bill at check-in and then it has to be refunded in 7-10 days after departure. I have never seen this practice at any hotel and did not appreciate it.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
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RaeTravels wrote a review May 2020
Scottsdale, Arizona41 contributions2 helpful votes
We have been grounded due to Covid-19 and elected to return here for an extended stay. The staff is attentive and amazing. However, housekeeping cleanliness is dependent on whose servicing your room. Several time, I’ve elected to clean my own room and have had to ask for some routine services. They definitely honored my Choice Rewards status, but I’m increasingly concerned with the changes that will occur with the new owners. One of which is the cancellation of breakfast completely and the change of management. The pool is comforting and beautiful, I still love the retro feel of the environment along with the aviary in the courtyard. I’ve stayed here before and highly enjoyed my stay, but since the rates have declined - so has the 5-star experience. The only reason I’m still here is because it’s an awesome rate as I prepare to resume travels and I love the positivity of the staff.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Michael S wrote a review May 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States76 contributions19 helpful votes
Hotel room was nothing too great. Had some stains on the carpet. Parking was very difficult and not the nicest since you have to park in the back. Staff did not know what was going on. They said breakfast was 6-10 and when we got there at 9:30 they told me there wasn't any breakfast. LOL. The A/C and heater is on the ceiling which was a little weird. It is no way a 3 star hotel. More like 2.
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Date of stay: May 2020
1 Helpful vote
timmers1 wrote a review May 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico4 contributions3 helpful votes
As an essential frontline worker during this COVID19 crisis, I am on call to work here in Phoenix and needed a place to stay for a couple of weeks. Luckily, I found the PAPAGO INN in south Scottsdale and am very happy with my stay so far. LILY at the front office is very welcoming, friendly, helpful and efficient during my stay and worked to correct my reservations and accommodate me the best she could, which is fantastic. I need a home away from home during this COVID19 situation. CIRILO, in maintenance, works hard work to keep the property in working order. In fact, All of the staff are friendly, welcoming and hard working. The poolside garden oasis courtyard, yoga room and outdoor bird aviary are unique and beautiful. I am glad I made the decision to stay here at the PAPAGO INN South Scottsdale.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
3 Helpful votes
ManyRoadsTraveled wrote a review Apr 2020
Powell, Wyoming185 contributions66 helpful votes
The staff is very freindly and welcoming. All rooms are accessible by the court yard which is secured within. Felt very safe and relaxing as you walk to your room through the lush green courtyard. Our room was clean and the bed comfortable. Not the newest hotel however it has been maintained very well. Of course it was just the outbreak of Covid-19 so no breakfast. Coffee in the lobby and "oatmeal" cookies for breakfast.
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Date of stay: March 2020
$59 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Which popular attractions are close to Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
Nearby attractions include Riddle Escape Room (0.6 miles), Antique Trove (0.4 miles), and Chief Dodge Indian Jewelry (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
Conveniently located restaurants include DeFalco's Italian Deli and Grocery, McFate Brewing Company, and Fate Brewing Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Adobe Mission (1.9 miles) and Hunt's Tomb (1.4 miles).
Is Papago Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection Member accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.