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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I read another reviewer say that people who give this place a good review don't travel a lot? I've worked on three continents and lived in several metropolitan cities including Phoenix. This is a gem of a little Motel for the price! It has a serious little retro vibe as it is a 1960s Motel which has been renovated. They...

2Thank kpuketza
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is a rundown, poor service MOTEL. It's not a 3 or 4 star. People who write a great review hadn't travel much I bet. The sheets were not changed in the whole week I stayed there and when asked they did not do it also. The room was dirty from last guest. The maid only change towels each morning....

Thank Phyl M
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great Little Hidden Treasure. Quiet, Clean...Great Rooms and Nice Pool. I really enjoyed the Atmosphere at this Location. The Staff Were all Very Friendly and Professional! Nice Bar/Dining on Property, Would Recommend~

1Thank tripledboys
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This little find did not disappoint! Room was clean, beds were magnificently comfy, the courtyard is beautiful (lush, green, flowers, palm trees, and the aviary of parakeets!). And the unbeatable price was the cherry on top!

1Thank hzburton
Olympia, Wa
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I reserved three rooms, and got an incredible deal in Expedia. We got room 108, which was a double bed, and steps from the pool. What we loved: The pool- it was clean, and opened from 9-10. Checkout was noon. Comfy bed. Cool not so loud AC. Large chess. Outdoor Bird house. Friendly staff. Restaurant was not only good, but...

Thank sunshineyd
IncidentalExplorer, Manager at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this review

Sunshineyd, thanks for the kudos especially on our newly restored and remodeled restaurant and lounge. We've had many guests say that they enjoyed the subtle preparation of house-smoked meats and vegetables that Chef Jeremy Wilson uses in his innovative breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. My manager is looking to make sure all shower curtains are new and clean. Sorry about...

Kennett Square, PA
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Very friendly, helpful staff. This place feels like a '60's hotel! Lots of character. It was a great over-nighter! Comfy beds and nice bedding. The staff so friendly & courteous. The pool was very pleasant. Loved the chatter of the parakeets in the aviary! Breakfast was so-so - just cereal & breads & pastries. We're doing low carbs so we...

Thank hazdamoon
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This was listed for $75 per night marked down from $150...are u kidding me? Very out dated. Air conditioner worked but buzzed every minute making sleep diff. Not good location. Bathroom so small that u have to shut door to sit on toilet...ugh. Not what I expected in Scotsdale

Thank Anita B
IncidentalExplorer, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this review

Anita, We are very sorry you didn't have an excellent stay with us. Thanks for alerting us to the buzzing ac unit. We have recently replaced a defective motor in a room and I bet it was your room. Yes our bathrooms are small. Our hotel is a restored Mid-Century Modern classic hotel and the bathrooms were built smaller back...

Reviewed 27 July 2016

Lovely rooms, clean bedding, comfortable beds, beautiful pool, wonderful breakfast. Not a great deal around the area though, we did have to drive everywhere. Boiling hot when we travelled, 122 degrees !!!! Lot of gardening going on, including taking huge trees over the top of the motel. Quite a bit of noise and disruption but I believe they were unsafe...

1Thank jnnparsonsCardiff
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The room itself was decent. Not super nice, but definitely worth the money. It's clean and nearby a lot of places you may find useful when traveling (gas stations, banks, restaurants, bars, and the like). The front desk took about 10 minutes to get with us, but other than that, the experience was good.

Thank Cassdita
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This hotel has an old-school vibe, which gives it character. It's not a fancy place but it has everything you will need for a comfortable stay. It's quiet, the rooms were clean, and the bed was extremely comfortable. Each room has a mini-fridge, ceiling fan, iron/board, coffeemaker, bathrobes, and big TV. A/C blows icy cold. The large wall ceiling to...

Thank Ajacobs77
IncidentalExplorer, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the kudos. I love the pool too. Our new Hole in the Rock restaurant opens on July 18th. We'll be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please come back and visit. - Bret

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay at the charming Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn (formerly Best Western Papago Inn and Resort), a garden oasis located in Scottsdale, Arizona just 15 minutes from Phoenix Airport. This relaxing hotel and restaurant is a mid-century modern classic. Our 60 guest rooms are tastefully decorated and include amenities such as bathrobes, coffee service with ceramic mugs and organic botanicals in the bathroom. All rooms have views of the flower-filled courtyard, aviary and outdoor pool. Our Hole in the Rock restaurant and lounge features the subtle preparation of house-smoked meats and vegetables in an innovative breakfast, lunch, dinner and lounge menu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Address: 7017 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-3313 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort)
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Price Range: $120 - $486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Papago Inn And Resort
Best Western Plus Papago Hotel Scottsdale
Best Western Papago Hotel
Best Western Scottsdale
Scottsdale Best Western
Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn Scottsdale, Arizona
Hotel Style:
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Scottsdale
#27 Family Hotel in Scottsdale
#38 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale
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“No elevator for 2nd floor. Nice birds in center courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles 266diannes, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Double beds room are a lot more spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 797dwayneb, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are near the pool. No elevator, very quiet and clean”
 of 5 bubbles kimntommy50, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs gives a wonderful view of the courtyard!”
 of 5 bubbles hzburton, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seemed ok, can't go wrong”
 of 5 bubbles sunshineyd, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
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