We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“how to be a front desk receptionist”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Alamogordo
Weatherford, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“how to be a front desk receptionist”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

I believe the first impression is the most important. starting with the desk clerk of course. she was so attentive and called to make sure our room was everything we needed and all thing were in working order. thanks for a great stay

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
1 Thank 414123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Thank you for the extremely nice comments and we are sure glad you had a pleasant stay. I will inform the front desk staff as this type of feedback is always very motivational. Please call us next time you come into town and have a safe trip to your destination!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

305 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    111
    84
    67
    21
    22
See reviews for
103
77
22
39
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (52)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
510 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

This motel brought back memories of traveling across the country as a kid. My dad always picked a Best Western and after viewing the options in this town, we decided on this one as they allow dogs. It's nothing fancy, but the staff were all very friendly and accommodating, our room was very clean and we were close to the attractions we came to enjoy.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Chris L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for choosing us and we hope that your kids will remember Best Western as they go through their travels too! Call us next time you plan on coming back into Alamogordo as we may be able to direct you to other area attractions that you may not have had a chance to visit previously. We hope to see you again soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ellicott city
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

While on a tour of New Mexico , we had a need to send a package home. The staff at this hotel was very helpful in getting the label ready and assured us they would have the package picked up the next day. There was a problem with getting the package picked up. On the second day, Bettina took the package to the UPS store and made sure it was shipped. The package arrived in excellent condition. Again, way to go BETTINA & BRITTANY.

Thank you

Frank & Carol Scibek

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank scibekc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Glad to help you out with your package! We appreciate your positive comments. Bettina and Brittany are wonderful and continue to make us proud every day. Thanks again and we'll see you next time your in Alamogordo!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Marco Island, Florida
Level Contributor
161 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

this was a one night stop along our cross country motorcycle trip. Desk staff was excellent. Brittany is super friendly and helpful. The hotel is older but is updated and clean. Rooms are small unless you upgrade to a suite which is what we did after seeing how small the rooms was. Linens were fresh and clean with plenty of pillows. Water pressure in shower wasn't very good but the towels and bathroom were fresh and clean. Breakfast was not good. The eggs were dried up and crusty little saucers with nasty little dried up sausages to go with them. Had to go with the usual fare of bananas and cold cereal. Otherwise a nice hotel with a terrific staff!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Kathy M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. Sincere apologies that your breakfast was not up to par. We have discussed this issue with our kitchen personel and the problem has been addressed. We really appreciate the nice comments regarding the staff. Please call us next time you visit the area and we will make sure your next next stay is better! Have a safe trip to your destination and please drive carefully.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bella Vista, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

The staff at the front desk was helpful. The room was clean and the bed was great. We seem to never be disappointed at any Best Western we stay. I recommend this Best Western to any traveler. The rooms were clean and quiet even though our room was next to the highway.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
1 Thank Brenda P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
So nice to hear that your stay was a pleasant one. We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to give us any valuable feedback. I will pass this information on to our staff as it is very uplifting to receive nice comments from satisfied guests. Thank you and please call us next time you are in Alamogordo!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Waco, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

We travel a lot and have stayed at many motels. I don't think we've ever stayed anywhere that displayed this level of friendliness and customer service. This is not a new motel but it was very clean--not only the rooms, but also, the grounds. We stayed in a suite and found the price to be quite reasonable. I highly recommend staying at the Desert Aire to anyone is in this area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Alice S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
It's guests like you that make all of our efforts worth while! Thank you for the kind words and we will continue to work towards making your next stay even better. Please call us when you're in the area again and we will have you set up and ready when you arrive!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Louis
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

While this property is older, it is in great shape. Everything was awesome. I love being able to drive up to the front of my room. I travel in a truck and often have lots of small packages and bags that I can't leave in the truck. Being able to load and unload easily is huge plus for me. Also being able to open the windows to enjoy the nice weather is a big plus.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
2 Thank John T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
desertaireinc, Guest Relations Manager at Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
We are glad to hear that you had a good stay on your recent trip through Alamogordo. We take great pride in providing a comfortable stay despite being the "old" guys in town. Our maintenance and housekeeping departments do a great job to make sure we are up "with the times" and that your room doesn't feel outdated. All of the modern amenities are in place here and we are consistantly improving. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to respond and thanks for the positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Alamogordo hotels
0.4 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
0.1 mi away
Quality Inn & Suites
Quality Inn & Suites
#7 of 13 in Alamogordo
3.5 of 5 bubbles 135 reviews
0.3 mi away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Alamogordo
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Hampton Inn Alamogordo
Hampton Inn Alamogordo
#3 of 13 in Alamogordo
4.0 of 5 bubbles 349 reviews
3.4 mi away
Super 8 Alamogordo
Super 8 Alamogordo
#1 of 13 in Alamogordo
4.0 of 5 bubbles 633 reviews
0.0 mi away
Days Inn Alamogordo
Days Inn Alamogordo
#9 of 13 in Alamogordo
3.5 of 5 bubbles 139 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo

Property: Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo
Address: 1021 S White Sands Blvd, Alamogordo, NM 88310 (Formerly Desert Aire Hotel)
Phone Number:
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotwire, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Magnuson Hotel and Suites Alamogordo reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Alamogordo
Alamogordo Best Western

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing