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Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is actually a very nice affordable hotel. The place is kept spotless; we had 3 people staying in the room and it was well cleaned every day. The courtyard and pool are every bit as pleasant and inviting as the website picture shows. An extra feature is a large aviary cage of birds, which was highly entertaining to watch....

Thank badgerlola
New Jersey
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was cheap, the bed was comfy and I slept pretty well, so I guess it delivered on the key aspects of what to hope for! The lady at check-in was also super nice. Unfortunately the noisy air conditioner that grumbled at me every five minutes, the fact I could hear the next door neighbours showering (it felt like...

Thank hawkeye5252
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on our arrival to Phoenix. The hotel is close to the airport and to the Hertz car rental location which was why the hotel was selected. The room was comfortable and clean. No issues with the WiFi connection and there was no noise heard from other rooms or the courtyard, other than the sound of their budgies...

Thank Jan G
Highland, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I picked this hotel because of the price but will return again and again even if the cost is higher than I paid. The Magnuson is nicely appointed in the courtyard area and the pool was clean and comfortable. My room was clean and very comfortable. I couldn't believe there were glass tumblers and glass coffee mugs! The only thing...

Thank pamela2340
Fair Oaks, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rooms are clean, quiet, and nicely sized. The place is well kept up and the staff is friendly. We stay here when we come for Spring Training. They have a friendly bar and lots of vending machines. I love the bird aviary. The pool and sitting area are nice.

Thank chrismcast
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were flying out of Phoenix after a road trip, and chose the Magnuson for our final night. It's got a great location - very close to the Desert Botanical Garden (and Gertrude's, the fabulous restaurant at the garden). The rooms are fine - not luxury, but clean, large, and with all the necessary amenities. The free breakfast is great,...

Thank Ken M
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife booked us in this motel and it met our needs. We journeyed to Scottsdale to see two Giants games and the room was fine and we took advantage of the free shuttle bus that comes every 15 minutes and it dropped us right at the stadium...unfortunately we lost but we had a great time and the people we...

Thank jbeshears2017
Kansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the unique character of this inn. There is a beautiful courtyard with a pool, parakeet aviary, water fountain, giant outdoor chess board, palm trees- its so peaceful. Bed was comfortable, free breakfast was good, shower was strong and hot. Free beverage at happy hour. Price was very reasonable. Highly recommend the Magnuson Papago Inn. We would definitely return.

Thank KCsamIam
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we weren't too excited driving up to this hotel, after walking into the courtyard we were pleasantly surprised! The pool and surrounding area are delightful! Breakfast area and choices were a good way to start each morning! Room was clean and a good size, but didn't really need the decorative fireplace in the corner - a cozy couch or...

Thank tbluby
Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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

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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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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: €72 - €214 (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:
#2 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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“All rooms overlook the pool and aviary; rooms on the south side would avoid direct sunlight.”
 of 5 bubbles KenM834, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 205 on the second floor”
 of 5 bubbles jbeshears2017, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bird cage in pool area can be loud...ask for a room away from it.”
 of 5 bubbles tbluby, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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