$49 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 15, 2014 Check-out: Sep 16, 2014

BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort

3 stars
7017 E McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-3313
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
126 reviews
Fantastic

Great garden with birds and heated pool. All the rooms loked out over the graden. We were with 2... See full review

  • Pensionados
  • Jan 3, 2014
suprising oasis

A suprising oasis. Room was surprisingly modern. Courtyard had a surprising amount of character and... See full review

  • lexis121212
  • Oct 15, 2013
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort! Experience the magic of Old Town Scottsdale at our spacious Scottsdale hotel, just minutes from the citys top attractions. Spend the afternoon at the Phoenix Zoo, just a short drive away from our Scottsdale hotel. The Desert Botanical Garden is a real treat and showcases just how unique Mother Nature in the desert can be. Our location, friendly staff, great price and stunning courtyard make your trip to Arizona even more special. From business travelers to families on vacation, we cater to all. Spring training takes place nearby, and our Scottsdale hotel is the perfect, cool retreat after a busy day in the sun. Take advantage of the incredible shopping, golf courses and sporting events in the neighborhood, whether youre off the clock or in town for a relaxing getaway. However, if youd prefer to simply kick back and relax, our property is designed with your comfort in mind. The beautiful, quiet courtyard is the perfect place to rejuvenate. Comfortable pillow-top beds with luxury bedding make for a peaceful nights sleep at our Scottsdale hotel. There are flat screen televisions in every room, and our helpful staff members are happy to provide recommendations on fine dining and must-see attractions. Clean, cool rooms are waiting for you here. Business travelers in town for work with the Phoenix Zoo, Skysong, Northern School Districts and other local companies stay at our Scottsdale hotel because of the superior location and value. Service men and women with the Papago Government Military Base call us their home away from home and were proud to host those who serve and their loved ones. When you stay with us, its easy to slip away and squeeze in a little fun even if you are here for business. Book your next stay at the BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort where value and quality meet!

Hotel Map

33.4651 -111.93
Area served
Tempe, Goodyear, Casa Grande, Payson, Cottonwood, Glendale, Sun City, Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix
Nearby airports
(PHX), 7.00, MI, SW;
Area description
Resort

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BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort Rooms

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1 KING BED,NSMK,DELUXE FURNISHINGS,REFRIGERATOR,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Gift shop
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Bathroom telephone
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Dining

La Mariposa Restaurant
La Mariposa Restaurant, on premises, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, Our restaurant is open for an ala carte breakfast from 7am untill 10am. Items are available from off the menu.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (126)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
126 out of 126
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.3

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Angeline17
Scottsdale az
Jun 8, 2014

comfy bed....love the ammenities but one...

I loved the sparkling pool and the balcony seats ourstide my door.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Double R double L
El Paso, Texas
Apr 13, 2014

Good stay, comfortable and convenient

Enjoyed our 4 night stay here. Room was spacious and comfortable. The pool area was clean, the lawn area had a nicely lit gazebo, a canaped swing set, and a parakeet atrium. The restaurant only offers breakfast until 10:00, but there is a room service menu for the rest of the day/night from a reasonable local delivery service. There are two tables outside to enjoy eating outside instead of your room. The business center is open 24 hours so you can print your boarding passes or other documents when needed. The staff was friendly and helpful. Parking is free on three sides of the hotel. We were in room 119 on the first floor which was convenient to the rear parking area. There are only two stories in this hotel but be aware that there are no elevators.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sheri Lee
Arizona, USA
Feb 11, 2014

clean room with friendly staff

Stayed one night and basically just slept there. The evening manager promptly quieted some noisy neighbors, when it was brought to his attention. The only issue we had was that there was no one in the dining room for breakfast, although it was open. Another party was seated, but no one came to seat us or to give us a menu once we seated ourselves. After about 15 minutes of seeing no one, we left to eat elsewhere. We've stayed here before and we will again, as the rooms are older, yet clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Shop, dine and explore Old Town Scottsdale, just a few miles north.

Review of BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mom2tnd
Denver, CO
Feb 11, 2014

Clean but bed is awful!

The grounds are nice, the rooms are clean, the pool is great but the beds are awful! We had 2 queen beds. One was hard and the other sunk in the middle. No matter what we did, we ended up in the middle of the bed every night. Also, the walls between the rooms are well insulated but the outer walls need help! You could hear every conversation, day and night, as people walked by the room. I've stayed in many hotels and this was the worst for noise! Good value though, and as I said, it was clean and the grounds and pool are nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kp1977
CT
Feb 10, 2014

Good place to stay

I wanted to stay in this place because of a couple of reasons: the cost, its location dead-center between two parts of Scottsdale the I needed to visit on two different days. The people at the front desk were very nice and helpful, as were the cleaning staff when I encountered them one day out on the patio. The room was a normal motel room with no frills. It was comfortable and had everything that I needed. There were only a few issues that I had with the place: 1) The air conditioning/heat in the room made a strange rather loud moaning sound when I had it on. With it off, the room felt and smelled a little musty, so I kept it on while in the room. 2) The breakfast was not free. I know this is becoming standard at many hotels, and this is not the first place for which I have made this complaint. But the hotel should state on their website that it does not come with free breakfast. 3) Because there are patio chairs and ash trays outside of each room, people tend to gather outside on the walkway in the late evening to talk and smoke. The first night that I was there, there were people outside my door until after midnight, talking, laughing, drinking, and smoking. Of course, that's just my luck -- I happened to be there at the same time as people who liked to be outside late, talking and smoking. Other people might find the place very quiet, depending on who else happens to be staying there at the same time. Regarding food in the area: there are no truly good restaurants in the direct vicinity. There is a small sub sandwich and pizza shop in the plaza next door, as well as a small pub. Down the road there is a buffet restaurant and a few other random small places, but nothing that great unless you go farther. I was also surprised that it was almost surrounded by car dealerships. This is not a bad thing -- in fact, I think that it helps to make sure the hotel is safe since car dealerships tend to have security cameras everywhere and night watchmen on duty. But it did surprise me at first. Would I recommend the place? Yes. I felt safe; it fit in well with what I was looking for -- a place where I could sleep at night, more than anything; and the staff were very helpful when it came to giving directions and advice on places to go.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

In the little plaza next door to the hotel (to the right if looking at McDowell Rd from the hotel), there is a little sub sandwich and pizza shop. I arrived late my first night and wanted to get something quick and easy to eat. They have a very good chicken and veggie pizza that I would recommend, large enough for one very hungry person or for two semi-hungry people.

Review of BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J.J. Medusa
Washington, D.C.
Jan 22, 2014

Highly Recommended!

I just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel (my first time ever in Arizona!) & would highly recommend it. The location is great, the hotel is clean & safe, there is free wi-fi & there is a restaurant on site (it only serves breakfast though). The room has a small fridge & large-screen TV with lots of cable channels. The pool is nice; however, it was too cold for me to go swimming. They provide towels pool-side so you don't need to bring your own. There is also a wonderful bird aviary filled with parakeets & a few finches. The front desk is 24 hours & they sell things like postcards, batteries & toiletries. There is a lounge/bar & it has a lovely fish tank outside of it as well as a bench you can sit in. The location is literally 10-15 minutes tops from the airport & one mile away from the Desert Botanical Garden. You can also take the #17 bus (the stop is right across the street) to get to the Phoenix Art Museum and the Japanese Friendship Garden. There is another free bus (the Scottsdale "trolley") that will take you straight to the Arts District & Old Town Scottsdale. There is a small shopping center right next door called Papago Plaza but unfortunately most of its businesses are closed/vacant so it's a tough finding a place to eat dinner at night. The only other downside is that the room was very cold at night & in the morning. Each room is individually temperature controlled, but the heat only comes out of a small vent & it's not enough. Best scenario: Bring warm clothing & you'll be fine! I'd definitely stay at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Hotel is very close to the Desert Botanical Garden, which is why I chose its location - you can walk to the garden easily from the hotel - it's only a mile away.

Review of BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pensionados
Nevada
Jan 3, 2014

Fantastic

Great garden with birds and heated pool. All the rooms loked out over the graden. We were with 2 persons and the room was perfect fir us and very clean. Staf is very friendly and helpfull.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hmrgrl
Page, AZ
Dec 16, 2013

Wonderful courtyard~

It is located in the midst of town, so there was ease to freeways, food and overall town. Older facility but clean, and the staff was available when needed and pleasant. What I really enjoyed was the courtyard. The birds, chess set, swing and Christmas tree & lights made a relaxing and festive area. Just a tad cold for me this time of year even in Phoenix!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Brewery was hopping with good food!

Review of BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frequent traveler72
Oklahoma
Nov 19, 2013

Great deal

Even though the facility seems a little dated on the outside, the room was clean and comfortable. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

The location is about 1/2 mile from papago park

Review of BEST WESTERN Papago Inn & Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lexis121212
san francisco
Oct 15, 2013

suprising oasis

A suprising oasis. Room was surprisingly modern. Courtyard had a surprising amount of character and sweetness. A perfect balance for decompression. Only wish was for a hair dryer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

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