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9.0
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Exceptional location
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  • Desert Botanical Garden1.43 km
  • FastMed Urgent Care1.46 km
  • Hole In The Rock1.73 km
  • Arizona Historical Society Museum in Papago Park2.58 km
  • Phoenix Municipal Stadium2.8 km
  • NextCare Urgent Care2.87 km
  • Red Bar3.29 km
  • Arcadia Premium3.29 km
  • Tempe Town Lake3.69 km
  • Myst4.01 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

    7017 East McDowell Rd, Tempe North ASU, Phoenix (AZ), United States, 85257 - See map
    "We would definitely stay here again."
    Todd - March 23, 2018
    Exceptional service
    9.4 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.8 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

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    Value for money score
    9.0/10
    Location score
    9.0/10
    Service score
    9.4/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.8/10
    Better than
    99
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    of Phoenix (AZ) properties
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money9.0
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportPhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
    Distance to airport8.0 km

    Rooms available at Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

    7.5
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Two Queen Beds Non Smoking
    Two Queen Beds Non Smoking
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    • Non-smoking
    • 2 queen beds
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    Deluxe 2 Queen Beds
    Deluxe 2 Queen Beds
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    One King Bed Non Smoking
    One King Bed Non Smoking
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    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe King Bed
    Deluxe King Bed
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Quadruple Room
    Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • 2 queen beds
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    King Room - Non-Smoking
    King Room - Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • 1 king bed
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     Room with 2 Double Beds
    Room with 2 Double Beds
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      Luxury Room - 2 double beds
      Luxury Room - 2 double beds
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        Queen Room
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            What people love about Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

            • 10.0
              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "The staff was very attentive when needed and the rooms were clean and a nice size."

              Carolynn

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              March 29, 2018

            • 9.6
              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Staff at check in were friendly and helpful, room was really clean , the pool area was immaculate, the breakfast was plentiful."

              Thomas

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              November 12, 2018

            • 9.6
              Exceptional

              "We stayed here a year ago and also this year again, and would recommend to anyone wanting a friendly, relaxing hotel."

              Thomas

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              November 12, 2018

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            9.6
            Exceptional

            "This is an oasis in the city , and is really easy to get fro..."

            Thomas

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            November 12, 2018

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            Most talked about facilities

            Breakfast
            4 mentions
            Housekeeping
            3 mentions
            Swimming Pool
            1 mention
            Internet
            1 mention

            What they offer

            9.6
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Very friendly staff!"

            jasmine

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            May 8, 2018

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            Reviews of Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn from real guests

            Overall rating
            8.0
            Excellent
            From 627 reviews
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            Rating via Agoda8.9
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            10
            Excellent
            Cleanliness8.8
            Facilities8.7
            Location9.0
            Room comfort and quality7.5
            Service9.4
            Value for money9.0
            High score for Phoenix (AZ)
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            9+ Exceptional (9)
            8-9 Excellent (0)
            7-8 Very Good (3)
            6-7 Good (2)
            <6 Below Expectation (3)
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            Jun - Aug (3)
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            8.0
            Excellent
            simon from United Kingdom
            Family with teens
            Two Queen Beds Non Smoking
            Stayed 1 night in July 2018

            Very good”

            1 nights stay passing on way

            Reviewed June 16, 2019
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Thomas from United Kingdom
            Couple
            One King Bed Non Smoking
            Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

            Great Hotel”

            This is an oasis in the city , and is really easy to get from from Phoenix airport/car rental, which is always good after 22 hours travel. Staff at check in were friendly and helpful, room was really clean , the pool area was immaculate, the breakfast was plentiful. We stayed here a year ago and also this year again, and would recommend to anyone wanting a friendly, relaxing hotel.

            Reviewed November 12, 2018
            7.6
            Very good
            W. from United States
            Couple
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

            Inexpensive, comfortable motel recently converted”

            This is a nice spot. Scottsdale [home of many relatives] has many hotels with a huge variance of cost, generally on the higher end. We've run the gamut in terms of cost, and the Magnuson was at a price point that made me suspicious. But the room was quite comfortable, the pool lovely for laps [me] or the family just after me, a lovely aviary filled with singing birds, decent breakfast, very friendly personable staff. Definitely a nice place to consider if you know Scottsdale and have a car.

            Reviewed September 04, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Sodara from United Kingdom
            Business traveler
            Stayed 5 nights in June 2018

            Being renovated ”

            Great improvement everything newly renovated. 40% completed at the time of this review. It is located 1/2 way between our many appointments in Scottsdale and Phoenix area, so turned out to be very convenient.

            Reviewed June 30, 2018
            9.6
            Exceptional
            jasmine from Canada
            Group
            Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

            Great value for your money! Cute little inn with a 60-70s vibe, nice clean pool”

            Very friendly staff!

            Reviewed May 08, 2018
            5.6
            Paul from United States
            Business traveler
            Stayed 1 night in April 2018

            This hotel is presented online as upscale. However, I found it to be a dated motel only”

            The furniture, fixtures, flooring, etc. is very dated. It looks like most of it hasn’t been touched since the 80s. The staff was very friendly and nice, but something fishy is going on with the online reviews and prices. I feel like the information presented online manipulated me into believing that it was a much better value than it actually is.

            Reviewed April 07, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Carolynn from Canada
            Group
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

            fabulous stay”

            I spent 3 nights here with my mom who was visiting an Aunt and could not have been more pleased. The staff was very attentive when needed and the rooms were clean and a nice size. The courtyard with pool was exceptional gardens beautiful and the birds a nice touch. Breakfast was also a nice bonus. The only thing I missed that would have been nice was a hot tub, but the price and place and staff were all lovely

            Reviewed March 29, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Todd from United States
            Couple
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

            My wife and I stay here to watch some spring training games. Location is perfect.”

            The courtyard is awesome. The staff are very friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

            Reviewed March 23, 2018
            6.4
            Good
            Steve from United States
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

            Unhappy Camper”

            My bathtub had a long, dark hair (from someone else) on it the whole time I was there (3 days) and it appeared the carpets were never vacuumed the whole time either. The place was quiet and the bed was great, but this place is old and dated. It used to be an old Best Western that sold out to Magnuson. The WIFI was awful and my TV only worked one day of the three.

            Reviewed March 05, 2018
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Suzy from United States
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in February 2018

            Great location ”

            Staff was super friendly! Good value... could use some updating but- not horrible. Would stay here again!

            Reviewed February 13, 2018
            5.6
            Joanne from United States
            Couple
            Two Queen Beds Non Smoking
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

            Cleanliness Issues”

            While the room was a bit rundown it was ok. The room with the bath in it was very dirty - stained tub and floor, filthy baseboards, scuffed and stained door. Also, the room with the breakfast in it was especially dirty. No one was around to clean it up. However, the staff was friendly and helpful.

            Reviewed August 09, 2016
            6.8
            Good
            Brian from United States
            Couple
            Two Queen Beds Non Smoking
            Stayed 1 night in April 2016

            Motel Impersonating a Hotel”

            This "Hotel" is nothing more than an upgraded motel. How if got such a high rating is beyond me. There is no parking valet. One must self-part in the outdoor, unprotected parking area. Once one checks in he must lug his own bags to his room. If it's upstairs, be prepared to lug his bags upstairs. The pool furniture is decades out of date. The rooms are small and the bathrooms tiny. The "free breakfast" is average for a motel, but there is no proper breakfast cafe. If looking for a "hotel" vs a "motel" keep looking.

            Reviewed May 03, 2016
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Elenita from United States
            Family with young children
            Two Queen Beds Non Smoking
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

            excellent”

            their brakfast , clean surroundings
            Reviewed November 27, 2015
            4.7
            Bruce from United States
            Couple
            One King Bed Non Smoking
            Stayed 1 night in May 2015

            greatly overrated”

            the courtyard, the birdcage and the pool
            Reviewed May 30, 2015
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Harold from United States
            Couple
            Two Queen Beds Non Smoking
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

            Nice room. ”

            Clean breakfast was good The people serving were great

            No one kept the people who came in late to keep the noise down. They came in from 12:00 to 3:00

            Reviewed February 05, 2015
            7.7
            Very good
            Deborah from United States
            Couple
            One King Bed Non Smoking
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

            Great Location”

            Location, Staff, Free Breakfast

            Nice centrally located older resort. Interesting aviary. I would stay here again.

            Reviewed January 27, 2015
            10.0
            Exceptional
            zhao from China
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in March 2018

            适合自驾”

            酒店离沙漠植物园很近,开车6分钟就到,酒店早餐还可以,有免费停车场,酒店有个小花园养了鹦鹉,酒店比较干净

            Reviewed April 09, 2018
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