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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Super disappointed that they will not let us smoke here anymore. It's Phoenix why can't you smoke outside? So we won't be staying here again. We have stayed here in the past and enjoy the pool area the birds can be quite noisy though. And the rooms need updated! The carpet ARG I don't even want to walk on it.

Stayed: April 2018, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Val T
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IncidentalExplorer, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Val,

I'm sorry you were unhappy with your stay at my hotel. Yes we have updated our smoking policy. There is no more smoking inside the interior courtyard of the hotel, but of course you are still welcome to step outside and smoke 20 feet away from the hotel. We still have some rooms that haven't been updated. We are finishing up a million dollar plus refresh of all 60 rooms this summer. Please come back and see us. You won't believe how nice the new rooms look!

Sincerely,

Bret Wirta - Owner

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for an inexpensive stay this is your place. No elevator, so you’ll get your exercise carrying your luggage upstairs should you stay on the second floor. Room was clean. Restaurant is only open for breakfast. Breakfast was ok. Staff is very pleasant.

Stayed: April 2018, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

This was our second stay the Papago - the first was a couple of years ago - and once again, it was very good. The rooms are basic, but have pretty much everything you need. The beds are comfortable. The fridge was a bit smaller than other places we've stayed, but adequate. There was no microwave in our room, but there was one down at the vending machines. It may sound inconvenient at first, but when you're escaping Midwest winter, any chance to walk outside in 90-degree weather was welcome!! The water controls on the bathtub/shower require a bit of getting used to.

The woman that handled our check-in and check-out (Marcia) was very friendly, very conversational, and very helpful. The breakfast was not elaborate, but was good and fresh...and the lady in charge of that (I didn't catch her name) was great, too. We ate it each morning.

The pool was nice, the cage with the birds provided a very pleasant sound, and small library and seating area provided me with some nice reading material. Next time we visit, I may need to donate a couple of books. We also took advantage of the laundry.

I believe they're in the process of remodeling, so a few things might change, but we really like it. It's kind of old-school, but that's part of the charm. And it's very reasonably priced. As long as our son and his family lives in Scottsdale, Papago will be our first hotel choice.

  • Stayed: April 2018, traveled with family
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Thank Joel M
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IncidentalExplorer, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Joel, glad you came back to stay with us. Yes, we are about to remodel the other half of the rooms in our hotel, but we promise to keep its Mid-Century Modern design! Please come back again. Bret Wirta - Owner

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Staff: courteous, professional, helpful, from front desk (ALL shifts:) ) to cleaning. Rooms: large enough for yoga next to our king bed, which is rare. Nothing fancy: cozy midst Scotsdale uppercrust discust. Clean, good beds, pillows. Nicely appointed pool, but not lappable. One star off for the breakfast: greasy bacon, ok eggs, awful muffins-bagels-whitebreadfortoast, weak coffee. Overall, I'd be back bec. there are plenty of fine breakfast options nearby. Thanks again to a great staff!

Room Tip: West side is further from the pool, but don't reserve next to the laundry room. Upstairs is airy'er.
  • Stayed: April 2018, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cynthia W
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IncidentalExplorer, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thanks for the kind words Cynthia. Looking forward to your return. Check out the "bold" button on our coffee maker. We hope that stronger brew is more to your liking. - Bret Wirta, Owner

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Stayed two nights as part of a golf trip. Centrally located about 3 miles from Old Scottsdale this hotel is a good choice for those looking for accommodations on a budget. Older motel style with large but dated rooms. Clean rooms with comfortable beds, great pool and has that you need

Stayed: April 2018
Thank Brad D
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