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Magnuson Hotel
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Durant
Reviewed May 13, 2013

My sister and I took my mom here as a Mother's Day gift to see Cee Lo Green and do a little gambling. We had the Jacuzzi suite and I must say the room was very nice. Although we spent little time in the hotel everything was great. The breakfast was delicious too. I really enjoyed the biscuits and gravy and sausage. The staff was great and helpful. I will be staying here again in the future.

Room Tip: choose an upper floor room if light sleeper due to people dragging luggage down stairs
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Englishhogg, General Manager at Magnuson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2013

Thank you gfor your great review, We were glad to see that you and your Mom decided to see you would celebrate Mothers Day with us. We are glad you loved the room and team and we look forward to welcoming you back soon,

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

First and last time to spend the night at the Choctaw Lodge. The rate quoted was much higher than we had paid for the tower, as we booked last minute....We were okay with that. Not having hot water to shower after being covered in smoke....NOT okay. When we complained this morning that there was no hot water when we came to the room last night, nor this morning, the district (I think) manager said that the hotel had a 300 gallon hot water heater was a little (untrusting) and wanted to come take a look. After rattling around in the bathroom...He too agreed that this needed to be fixed....but said they had no idea, "as no one else had ever complained, but he would get that taken care of"...Oh and "you didn't tell anyone last night?" Hmm, no last night we dealt with cold showers. At this point, we were packing to leave (to go home and shower...of course) and could have cared less about waiting on maintenance. When we paid our bill, they cut the price by about 30%. I'm sorry, but this was probably the normal price (before the hotel was at full capacity). Not happy!

Room Tip: Don't stay at the Lodge!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Danna R
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Englishhogg, General Manager at Magnuson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Thank you for your review, we are all very sad to see a review like this, We work hard to make every stay great and when they dont work out we try to fix the issues. In this case we could not before your departure, for that I am sorry.

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We just showed up after 7 p.m. without a reservation needing to stay just the one night. There were three of us and they allowed us to stay in the Buffalo suite for a remarkable price. The two bedroom suite was amazing. Full size fridge and stove; fully equipped kitchen; large bedrooms; window seats in the front room and one of the bedrooms. Just amazing. The staff was very nice, very friendly. The walk to the casino was extremely close; however, they do offer a shuttle. Breakfast was great and they kept it full and CLEAN!! The entire facility was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean.

Room Tip: There are no elevators so be aware this is a two-story property
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Englishhogg, General Manager at Magnuson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Thank you for your great review, we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay. That’s room is excellent and great for families and groups and it looks like you too had fun in it. We all looks forward to seeing you come back to the Lodge soon.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Excellent maid service Lavona Bell you are awesome. Served a great breakfast. Rooms where very clean . Had a great stay. My kids really enjoyed the Oasis pool, it was beautiful. The prices were great.

Room Tip: Very nice rooms. Great breakfast, Maid service was Excellent thank you Lavona Bell you did an Awesom...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Padgett M
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Englishhogg, General Manager at Magnuson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Thank you for your review, we also think Lavona is a super star, she works hard and never stops smiling. I was very glad to see you had fun with us and enjoyed the breakfast and the Lodge. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you.

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed two nights at the Lodge; it was very reasonably priced, and we were very happy with our experience. The staff were all helpful and friendly (even in the middle of the night!) and the room was nicely appointed. We enjoyed a comfortable bed, a very clean and fresh room, a delicious hot breakfast, and - it's a stone's throw from the Casino, with shuttle service to boot! We would definitely choose this place for lodging again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Judy C
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Englishhogg, General Manager at Magnuson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Thank you and thank you for recognizing our team, while we love the remodel and the great breakfast, for us the guest service we provide is the most important thing. It looks like we are doing a good job and we all want to thank you for your review. It is also great to see the over night team get a shout out, those two work very hard and are the back bone of the hotel. We hope to see you soon back at the Lodge.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

We usually stay at the Tower in Durant but they were booked so we took a chance and it was well worth it. From the check-in to the shuttle to breakfast and clean comfortable room.It was a great alternative!

Room Tip: We were in the secon floor. I'm not sure but I think all they have are double queen beds and we...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Linda B
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Englishhogg, General Manager at Magnuson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2013

Thank you, we are so happy that you had a good stay with us. I wanted to also thank you for thinking of the shuttles and their drivers, they do a great job in taking our guests to and from the casino 24 hours per day. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for a great stay and a hot breakfast.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stayed at the Choctaw Lodge because all the roo,ms were filled at the tower and the end

Great checkin and friendly staff, breakfast was ok but wish they had waffles. Shuttle service to the casino was excellent

The one issue though is no safes in the room, and also maybe a safety concern that the door does not close by itself and you have to make sure you fully pull the door shut, when mentioned to management he seemed like it was not that much of a concern to him citing new doors. To me it is because somebody could just push the door open while walking by so make sure you check to make sure you fully close your door

The free wifi in the rooms was also nice

Also wish they add fridges like they have in the tower but overall it was nice stay

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank john398
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Englishhogg, General Manager at Magnuson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2013

Thank you for your review, I happy that the Tower was full and you had a chance to come and stay with us and try our breakfast. I did note your comments about the lack of safes, during construction of the hotel they did not fit them and we thought it was best not to leave them loose so we invested in a large guests safe deposit box that’s held behind reception. I also saw you thought we might like to serve waffles and that is a good idea, we are always trying to think of ways to brighten up our breakfast so we will look into that. Thank you

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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel

Address: 4617 S 9th Ave, Durant, OK 74701-2173 (Formerly Choctaw Lodge)
Location: United States > Oklahoma > Durant
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Durant
Price Range: $79 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Magnuson Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Choctaw Lodge is located less than 400 feet from the Choctaw Casino, Durant. Near Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Lake Texoma, Eisenhower State Park, Red River Railroad Museum and the Johnson Creek Recreation Area. The Choctaw Lodge offers guests free buffet breakfast served from 6:30 am to 10 am, free shuttle to Choctaw Casino, free high-speed wireless Internet access, guest laundry, free parking with room for large vehicles and small pets are accepted with additional charges. Guest rooms offer cable TV with extra stations, free high speed wireless internet access, coffee maker, microwave, mini-fridge, hair dryer, free local calls, air conditioning, alarm clock/radio, iron/board, sofa bed and electronic door locks. Requests are not guaranteed, and will be granted based on availability at check-in. ... more   less 
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