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Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Alamogordo
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“Beautifully updated older motel”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

The staff was friendly and accomodating in every way. My grandson was especially impressed with the free fruit in the lobby. He also appreciated the outdoor heated pool, unusually deep at 9 feet. The room was very quiet, even though we were next to the guest laundry.The bathroom was small, but the shower had lots of pressure, and plenty of hot water. Breakfast was good, and there was ample room for everyone to sit down. My husband was very impressed with the number of housekeepers and maintenance employees keeping the hotel shipshape. We will definately stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Sincere apologies for the delayed response.
We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how your recent stay with us went. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Your kind words will be shared with the entire staff. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns and give us a call next time you visit Alamogordo. Thanks again!
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Austin, TX
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Only 15 minutes from White Sands National Monument, with complementary saucers for sledding on the dunes. Comfortable beds, free breakfast, and proximity to other restaurants in Alamogordo. Quiet complex with a heated pool, rooms were simple but comfortable.

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time out to let us know how we did during your recent stay! Sorry for the delayed response as we encountered some technical problems but are back on board now.
We're glad you had a quiet stay with us and look forward to your return. Please call us if you decide to come back into town or have any questions or concerns.
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The staff was very helpful. Some family members slept in and barely made it in time for breakfast. They ate breakfast without feeling pressured to leave. The first night we didn't notice any noise, but did hear a dog barking the second morning. The pool was large and very clean. Good location along the main road and near fast food choices and shopping.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
We are so glad you had a nice stay with us. Thank you for your positive remarks regarding your visit. We look forward to you visiting again in the near future!! Thank you again.
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Lubbock, Texas
1 review
Reviewed July 17, 2013

The Best Western Desert Aire’s rooms are very clean, well accommodated and always being upgraded. The grounds are nicely landscaped and well maintained. But of all things, the staff at this motel is its treasure. They have the friendliest most helpful staff I have ever encounter in a motel. This not just the front desk, this is the housekeepers and maintenance folks that never fail to recognize a guest that they cross paths with. The Best Western Desert Aire makes its guests fell safe and at home.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words regarding our hotel and staff. We are trying to make sure that everybody that visits us has a memorable experience! We look forward to your next visit! Thanks again.
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Best Western Desert Aire in Alamogordo, NM on our way to the Grand Canyon from San Antonio. We were traveling by motorcycle and we were able to park the bike in front of our room so we could see it from the window. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our only complaint was that the air conditioner was located in the back of the room near the bathroom so it took a little longer for the room to get cold. Breakfast was very good. There was a nice selection of hot and cold items. The hotel is located near restaurants and the highway so it is a great location.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience regarding your stay at our facility. The location of some of those A/C units were the only option when it came to installing the new refrigerated units. Next time you visit, please let the front desk know that you would prefer the A/C unit in the front of the room. We do have both available. Thank you again and please let me know if you have any other concerns or questions.
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lancaster, United States
1 review
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Loved the hotel in Alamagordo, New Mexico. Best hotel I stayed at in a long time. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful, pool inviting, rooms and common areas clean and spotless. Breakfast was a hit with the kids.

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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Sorry for such a delayed response. We have had some minor technical issues that we hope are behind us now.

We truly appreciate the very kind words regarding your visit to our facility. The feedback we receive from our guests really helps us improve in all areas of the hotel. Thanks again and please call us when you return so we may provide you with the same or better service you received on your recent stay!!
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2013

A very nice hotel. It lives up to the Best Western standard. The breakfast was generous. Lots of restaurants and shopping nearby. Close to White Sands National Monument. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Sounding like a broken record here but I do want to take a moment and apologize for our delayed response. We had some minor technical problems but should be back on track here now.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding your visit to our hotel. We use all of the feedback we receive to improve and make your next stay even more memorable. Thanks again and please call when you decide to return to the area!!
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Property: Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo
Address: 1021 S White Sands Blvd, Alamogordo, NM 88310 (Formerly Desert Aire Hotel)
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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:
#4 Business Hotel in Alamogordo
#5 Family 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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