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Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was at this hotel for only one night but my wife and I really enjoyed it. Very friendly staff. Dated but very clean, nice rooms. An interior courtyard with grass, plants and birds. Very inexpensive for Scottsdale in high season. This is a great value for this area.

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed here for about a week and a half. Overall thumbs up . It's located next to a main road, but one would never know. It's really quite peaceful. There is a small aviary in the back, so if parakeets bother you this is not the place for you. The maintenance man, Cirelo keeps everything clean. He once had...

Thank Melanie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a last minute trip to Arizona thru Orbitz We chose the Magnuson for the mostly favorable reviews on Tripadvisor and the price. It is an old property on a busy street BUT the inside courtyard is very quiet and we didn't have any trouble in the rooms with traffic noise. It is close, about 15 minutes from the...

Thank CMBarbie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this hotel through Travelocity thinking that it looked like a decent enough hotel to stay at for a week. It was not quite what we were expecting though. There was supposed to be a restaurant at the hotel that we were planning on eating at the first night but we found out it had closed down. I was looking...

Thank Ashley J
Boston, MA, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a little hard to notice on the main street (McDowell) so slow down as the address number gets near, well worth finding. Reasonably priced room with 2 queen sized beds, mini fridge & coffee maker & access to a microwave in the "ice room" if you need it. Large counter space with the fridge & sink next...

Thank Kathleen,John M
Valparaiso, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this place many times before, but this time there are new owners, who do not even live in the same state! It seems like everyone that works there are related. Nobody knows what they are doing! The rooms are still old, no renovation at all. The last straw was when my husband and I were in...

Thank DarD55
Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here one night on business. Was able to get a good rate. But if you read some marketing copy somewhere that describes this as a "boutique" hotel, you'd better rethink your definition of the word boutique. Because here's what you have - an oldish hotel with two stories of rooms surrounding a nice courtyard with a pool and an...

1Thank FLTBob
IncidentalExplorer, Owner at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn, responded to this review

We are disappointed you didn't enjoy your stay with us. I've passed your comments on slow drains and spotty WiFi to my General Manager. Our hotel just celebrated it's half-century birthday. As we continue to remodel and refresh the property we will keep the unique and original mid-century design. Thanks for taking time to comment and we hope you will...

Gold Canyon, Arizona
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed overnight so we could spend the first day at the Phoenix Zoo and the next day at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens. Both are about 5 minutes away and worth devoting a full day to each. We were greeted at the desk by friendly and welcoming staff, and shown to a sparkling clean first floor king room with a...

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San Manuel, Arizona
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This was a great hotel for the money. It place reminds me of an apartment complex. The grounds were lush and well kept; very clean. There's a heated pool, giant chess board, and an outdoor parakeet cage. Very cool. The room was older, but modernized, clean, comfy bed, good AC, and a mini fridge. Continental breakfast included tosst, English muffins,...

Thank DeniseSanMauel_AZ
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Loved the mid century vibe. I can imagine what it would have looked like before regulations "forced" the placement of a fence around the pool area. Without the fence the courtyard area with the pool would have been even better. Still great. The A/C and heater unit is loud. It would be great if technology would evolve to make them...

Thank PaintMaker

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • 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
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: €81 - €220 (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:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Scottsdale
#18 Top resorts Hotel in Scottsdale
#27 Family Hotel in Scottsdale
#38 Romantic Hotel in Scottsdale
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“If you need a handicapped room, try room 127. It was the room we had and we are not handicapped but it was the only room available.”
  • Small kitchenette inside the room.
  • Handicapped accessible shower with attached seat and two shower heads.
  • King sized bed with night stands on either side, plenty of outlets for electronics.
  • Walk in closet with ironing board and iron.
  • Outside of rooms with attached ashtray and chairs.
 of 5 bubbles CMBarbie, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms enter on the central garden/pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles kathleenjohnm, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any room overlooking the courtyard will have a nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles PaintMaker, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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