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“Rundown and smelly”

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Magnuson Hotel Hattiesburg
Ranked #28 of 33 Hotels in Hattiesburg
Des Moines, Iowa
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Rundown and smelly”
Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

I love the La Quinta chain, but this one really needs some TLC. The furnishings are dated. The hallway and room have a dingy musty smell. Arthur, the front desk clerk, is excellent and deserves a better hotel. We've stayed here twice, and there won't be a third time.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

On our trip down to Florida, all we wanted was a clean, comfortable place to stay the night. The foyer of the hotel was very impressive, and we thought that we got a great deal. Our tired moods, quickly changed when we walked the hallways, filthy, and very worn. The door to our room was covered in spills, and then we entered the room. All of the linens, sheets and the towels were thread bare. But we had been driving a long time, and decided to stay. Breakfast was bare bones. The staff were out sweeping the driveway, then running in to prepare the food. The front staff were not happy campers, and you felt sorry for the conditions and the complaints that they had to take. This hotel is in the process of renovation, however, I think that it should be closed for the renovations, and not allow tired travellers to endure an unpleasant night.

Room Tip: Don't stop there, until renovations have been totally completed.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We called ahead to check on availability for our dog and the desk clerk, Arthur, couldn't have been more helpful and professional. When we checked in he was also great in helping us get a room that met our needs perfectly. I would stay here again anytime and I would recommend it to anyone else as well.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Texas, United States
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Hattiesburg, Mississippi location is a great place to stay. Easy location to find. Friendly staff, priced right with clean rooms and grounds. Sliding glass doors on the room I had made access to and from the room easy when unloading luggage and dogs.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Missy W, General Manager at Magnuson Hotel Hattiesburg, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear Robert T,

Thank you for taking your time to provide us with such a great review on TripAdvisor! We are truly grateful!

We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your review serves as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality and provide an exceptional experience for our guests. I am also glad that you enjoyed the sliding glass doors. I know this makes it so much easier when traveling with a pet. Thank you again for sharing your experience and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.

Best Regards,

Missy Watson
General Manager
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

To bad about my choice of this La Quinta, usually you can expect a pretty decent hotel but this place is ready for the wrecking ball. The clerk on duty was great but was swamped trying ton run the place single handily .Our first room was dirty and our next room the door lock didnt work so back to the office again and in the room the chairs were falling apart and the ac was noisy and on and on.But it was cheap 76 bucks

Stayed April 2014
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

This hotel is OLD, and needs to be remodeled, specifically the bathrooms - sounds silly but the toilet was very short - reminded be of the toilets in elementary school. The shower did not drain well, and the shower was just a single stream.. I know times are tough, but a little money put into the maintenances and upgrade of the bathrooms. I would stay again because the staff was very nice and the room was clean overall.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Pueblo, Colorado
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stay at La Quinta almost exclusively with our dog and this was our 1st stay traveling through Hattiesburg. This one is in need of some updating and it was rather full that day. The room price was very good so I have no real complaints.
One noteable difference from other LQ's was the addition of biscuits and sausage gravy for breakfast. It was quite tasty as you might expect in the South if you like that kind of food.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Hattiesburg

Property: Magnuson Hotel Hattiesburg
Address: 6563 US Highway 49 North, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (Formerly La Quinta Inn Hattiesburg)
Location: United States > Mississippi > Hattiesburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #28 of 33 Hotels in Hattiesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Magnuson Hotel Hattiesburg 2.5*
Number of rooms: 125
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