$67 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 31, 2015 Check-out: Sep 1, 2015

Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

3 stars
View map of 7017 E McDowell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
114 reviews
Close to airport

Just a place to stay while waiting to get to the... See full review

  • Sedona Ed
  • Jun 1, 2015
Great location, affordable price

As many reviewers noted, the exterior is deceiving. The interior, with it's lovely courtyard is... See full review

  • Jan Carol
  • Aug 30, 2014
Stay at the charming Magnuson Hotel Papago, a 100 percent smoke free hotel, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, near the Phoenix Zoo and downtown Scottsdale. This hotel places you within 5 miles of many popular attractions including the Sun Devil Stadium, Desert Botanical Garden, and historic Old Town Scottsdale. Arizona State University and Tempe Diablo Stadium are less than 10 miles from the Magnuson Hotel Papago. Before exploring all that the Scottsdale area has to offer, guests can start each day with a free breakfast, stay connected with free wifi, and relax by the outdoor pool, or get in a work out at the exercise room. Guests will also enjoy relaxing with friends at the hotel's cocktail lounge. All 58 guest rooms are tastefully decorated, and have views of the flower filled courtyard, aviary area, pool area, waterfall and Gazebo. First class amenities included in each room include a 32 inch flat screen color TV with over 75 cable channels, mini fridge, free high speed wireless internet access, coffee and tea maker.

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Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn Rooms

1 King Bed Nonsmoking
1 King bed, nonsmoking, free breakfast, free high speed wireless internet access, mini fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and board, alarm clock radio, free local calls, and individually controlled heat and air conditioning.
2 Queen Bed Nonsmoking
2 queen beds, nonsmoking, free breakfast, free high speed wireless internet access, mini fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and board, alarm clock radio, free local calls, and individually controlled heat and air conditioning.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Services
Business center
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Ramp access to buildings

Dining

Papago Lounge
Guests will also enjoy a delicious breakfast and relaxing with friends at the hotel's cocktail lounge open Monday thru Saturday, 4pm to 10pm. Closed on Sundays.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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

Ratings and reviews for Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
114 out of 114
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.2

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sedona Ed
Family
sedona
Jun 1, 2015

Close to airport

Just a place to stay while waiting to get to the airport.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Sedona Ed
Family
sedona
Apr 20, 2015

Just a room for the night.

Coffee maker in the room was not working, no coffee at the desk, clerk said there was a coffee shop next door. Checking in a different clerk was also cool. The entire hotel area is gated, seems there may be a security issue.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
J & M
Family
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Good for the price

My husband & I stayed here as part of a package deal (hotel, flight, car) from Portland OR to Phoenix to attend a funeral in Scottsdale. We ran out of time to use the pool, which is set up nicely, and didn't make it to the continental breakfast (sounds like, from my other relatives who stayed here, it was pretty basic like most), but the bed was comfortable, it was located just minutes away from Old Town Scottdale (YAY!), and we overall had no problems. Well, one of the wash cloths had something imbedded in it (eww), and the tub filled up to mid-ankles with water when we showered. We'd definitely stay here again, though! J & M

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Old Town Scottdale!

Review of Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jan Carol
Family
Bellevue, WA
Aug 30, 2014

Great location, affordable price

As many reviewers noted, the exterior is deceiving. The interior, with it's lovely courtyard is really a surprise. The rooms are pretty compact but have all the amenities for a comfortable stay. Comfortable beds, a fridge, robes, etc. Breakfast is pretty basic--the highlight is make- your -own waffles. Location is great--minutes from ASU-Tempe, the botanical garden, some interesting hiking trails as well as various shops and restaurants. On a main strip but never heard any road noise. Overall, a very good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Angeline17
Family
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sheri Lee
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

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

Review of Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mom2tnd
Family
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kp1977
Single
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

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 Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J.J. Medusa
Single
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

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 Magnuson Hotel Papago Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pensionados
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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