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Magnuson Hotel Dixon
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Dixon
Singapore, Singapore
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“Good Value for Money”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

lovely experience for me, not too sure why some people weren't too happy with it. Hotel is nice and cosy. Staff was extremely polite and attentive. Clean bed sheets, clean room. For the px you pay cant ask for more.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Elgin, South Carolina
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Our room had a well worn and heavily used look.This hotel is by far the worst one we have ever stayed in! We found a dead bug under our pillow. Also found a big spider walking around our shower which had a leaky faucet. The noise from a huge party down the hall was inexcuseable, even after calling the front desk three times. My daughter, who was down the hall in another room, finally called the police. They arrived quickly and the noise stopped. After waiting 30 minutes, the coffee pot had only brewed one cup, so in frustration we went downstars to have coffee. We asked the front desk where the swimming pool was and they told us it was at the other end of the building. To our utter shock, the pool was empty and under repairs. The front desk was less than friendly.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Worst hotel I've ever been to. The front desk people were very unhelpful (told us the pool was open when it was empty) and very defensive. The rooms all smelled of smoke and were filled with ash trays and outdated furniture. The bathroom toilet didn't work, the shower filled up, and our "clean" towels had lipstick all over them. In our beds we found a couple of bugs- some dead some alive. There is no hot breakfast served, only a mini-fridge filled with yogurt and canned fruit. The whole hotel felt very unsanitary and old (yet it was advertised as a newly reopened hotel). When I told the front desk lady about the roach I found on the floor she quickly barked back at me. Never again will I go to this hotel and I recommend never going here to others. The hotel isn't functional and should really be shutdown.

  • Stayed August 2013
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2 Thank IsabellaaW
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Zabera
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Stop to canoe at the Rock river and decided to spend the night. Found this hotel to be cheaper than the Comfort Inn. Clean, comfortable and affordable and I had a good night sleep. Breakfast was adequate and the staff was friendly...but if you enjoy the outdoors, Dixon's a cool place for fishing and hiking. I had dinner at the Basil Tree Ristorante, great Italian restaurant...you know it's good when the owner is present checking on the guest.
Thought I'll post this for the canoeing enthusiasts out there, article from Dixon's write up:

The Rock river is an excellent stream for canoeing. It flows for nearly 150 miles through Illinois and can be cruised by canoe at any time of the year. Only in times of extremely low water, will there be extensive gravel bars below the dams to make long carrys necessary. There is a good current, ranging from 1 to 2 miles per hour, and for this reason, it would be well to have paddlers with at least some experience. Some of the riffles are shallow, but the river generally averages about 15 feet in depth and in the section between Dixon and Sterling, depths may go to 50 feet. The bottom is largely bed rock, but there are extensive gravel areas and some places where the bottom is covered with a layer of mud or silt.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2013

This hotel doesn't deserve the negative reviews it has received here. It is definitely worth the few miles off the interstate and would be better than any of the more convenient off-highway hotels. The Magnuson, from the outside, is impressive and looks very clean. The front desk staff is friendly and very accommodating. I had no problems at all.

As they are still in the midst of renovations, there are issues, of course. The pool area and restaurant were not available and there were small cosmetic issues here and there, but nothing big. The rooms are large, very clean, and the beds are quite comfortable. I would suggest some softer towels and more updated shower heads.

The lobby and breakfast room is very attractive, though the breakfast does leave a bit to be desired. I believe that this will be a very successful, top hotel in the area by the end of the summer!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2013

The hotel service was not good. My room didnt even get cleaned...no fresh towel or garbage taken out. The water pressure bad with no hot water. Half the lights in room didnt work! Way overpriced!!!! Do not recommend to any one. Staff rude.

  • Stayed May 2013
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2 Thank actoday
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Oshkosh wisconsin USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed in this over Memorial weekend. The rooms were large which was great but showed wear, there was a noticable odor on entering the room that took a while to clear. The TV was an old CRT type with an out of focus dim picture instead of a larger newer flat screen. You can see it in the picture.. Universal remote didn't work with TV and had to get it replaced. Free WIFI was advertised but I was unable to connect to it in any part of the place. No luggage stands in the rooms.The pool and hot tub were not functional and I really wanted to soak in at least a hot tub after a days work at the family farm. The back door was propped open during the day by workers with a bag of trash. The same bags were there for several days. Continental breakfast was the bare minimum of packaged pastries (Not even fresh) and cereal with juices. Many other places now offer a real breakfast.(Comfort Inn) On the second day housekeeping did not even clean the room or replace towels. Driveway in the back had a large hole one had to avoid which was hard at night. I'd stay away until the restoration is more complete and the pool is working.. Mattress was comfortable and I was glad to at least sleep well.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Magnuson Hotel Dixon
Address: 443 Il Route 2, Dixon, IL 61021-9122
Location: United States > Illinois > Dixon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Dixon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Magnuson Hotel Dixon 2*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The pet friendly Magnuson Hotel Dixon provides guests a free continental breakfast, free parking, and a 24 hour front desk. Amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, business center, guest laundry center, and free wireless internet access. ... more   less 
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