Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Magnuson Hotel Adobe Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Try to avoid this hotel if at all possible. The front desk staff are rude and unhelpful. The bathroom was horrible. When I was unable to connect to the Internet, the man at the front desk told me I must be dumb because he had no problem. Stay away.

We had booked through Trailfinders who in our experience are usually very reliable when it comes to hotels. Not this time !!! We will help by giving readers and our agent this feedback. We were on our way to visit the Petrified Forest Park. Our recommendation is to avoid Holbrook entirely and either stay in Flagstaff or Show Low. To the review......there are NO redeeming features for this motel trying to be more than that. Issues were as follows: 1. The hotel is sandwiched between a major highway and a busy rail track. And train horns are sounded when travelling past the hotel. 2. The bathroom was miniscule and the shower did not work 3. The toilet cistern was balanced on the pan 4. The coffee maker produced warm brown water with no taste. 5. The bed was very hard and my wife woke with a sore hip 6. The air conditioner had three supposed settings but you wouldn’t have known as all three had the same level of penetrating noise which ensured that sleep was only fitful at best. The saving grace is that the noise of the A/C covered up the train and truck noise ! We had to have the A/C on since there was no limiter on the ground floor window which face onto the parking area so we couldn’t leave this open for ventilation. 7. We were looking forward to the buffet breakfast having had little sleep. This was average. All plates, cutlery and cups were plastic and thrown away after use. I’ve only eaten like this at outdoor events and certainly never in any type of hotel or motel. 8. We love America and the friendliness of people we meet. Unfortunately this was let down by the reception staff who never engaged in even a friendly “good morning”. 9. Oh and the TV didn’t work. 10. And finally, we realised that this was not the place for us when we opened our curtains to find two large car transporter rigs parked outside. In summary, avoid Holbrook and especially this so-called hotel.

We stayed here one night one the way from California to Colorado, at the time the reviews were middle of the road so I figured it would be okay for one night. The beds were very uncomfortable and sagged in the middle. The room also had a definite smell of cat urine. I specifically looked for a room with a refrigerator as we like to pack cold drinks and snacks for our road trips. The refrigerator barely kept anything above room temperature. The staff was nice enough when we interacted with them and the morning breakfast was not bad. These two things were the only redeeming qualities of this motel...not a hotel by my definition.

We were awaken by a mouse in a bag of chips and the bag making noise! Stained floors, fridge that didn't work, doors on cabinetry coming off the hinges. At least it was cheap, but you get what you pay for!

So the good points first. It's easy to find. It's on the main strip. Plenty of parking and was clean and spacious. However, the room smelt musty and damp, maintenance was poor with dirty grout on the tiles and marks on the walls and it has the world's smallest bathroom. Why have a huge room and a tiny bathroom. The guy behind the desk is obviously not enjoying his work and there was no one around in morning. Breakfast was basic self service but with paper plates and plastic cutlery and no hot water and no one to ask for more. The worse thing was the air con which was noisier than the freight trains behind the hotel. Too hot to not have it on but the noise killed any chance of sleep. Thus hotel is probably typical of mist in Holbrook so maybe stick your foot down and head for Flagstaff instead.

Not very friendly welcome to the place, felt like we were bothering him, the room seemed old and run down although clean, nicely located for a supermarket and the wigwam hotel next door but nothing else really, wish we had headed straight to Flagstaff and had 2 nights there. It's only saving grace was that the complimentary breakfast was good and filling which set us up for our long drive, the day time female receptionist was must more friendly than the afternoon/evening guy, Room 119 the fridge sounded like it was going to blow up and behind our room was the train track, so every time a train went by our whole room including beds shook and this went on into the wee hours or what seemed like it, so not a very good nights sleep. Great supermarket across the road!!

There was no welcome by the desk clerk, just a process. The room seemed clean enough but everything was old, dated, worn...especially the very thin towels. The most maddening part of our stay occurred the next morning: No shampoo. We expect shampoo. Why no shampoo? We used a miserable little bar of soap and it was so old, there was no lather. We didn't eat their spartan continental breakfast. We just left.

We have stayed at this hotel several times, and ussually are happy with it. We have come to the conclusion though that during the summer months we will stay elsewhere. The ac isn't powerful enough to cool the room sufficiently. We have stayed in multiple rooms and still the same. The heat works great. Generally we are very pleased with the staff. They're polite, professional, and helpful. However, last night we stayed in room 226 and when we opened the refrigerator door it came off in my hand. When I asked the desk clerk about getting another one he said maintenance was gone. I asked if we could get one from an empty room or something and he stated they were booked upand didn't have empty rooms. Have to call BS on that one. Approximately 2/3's of the rooms appeared to be empty when I looked. No cars, curtains open, un occupied. From now on we will stay elsewhere.

Easy to find, just drive Route 66. The hotel is ok, little worn. Friendly staff, free breakfast ok, free wi-fi, free parking. The room was big enough, small flies and one cockroach (semi dead). The room was need of renovation (floor matress was broken, bathroom...). It was equipped with tv, phone, clock/radio, micro, fridge, iron and board and aircon.

Accommodations as expected...clean, excellent breakfast and cold cereal, plenty of coffee, juice...muffins, toast, make your own waffles, biscuits and gravyVery nice employees...helpful. We were here two nights...very quiet, room temperature satisfactory.

615 W Hopi Dr Holbrook AZ

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Located within a leisurely stroll of Navajo County Historical Society Museum, Magnuson Hotel Adobe Inn is within a few miles (5 km) of Northland Pioneer College. This 54-room motel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Navajo County Government Complex and Hidden Cove Golf Course.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


The 54 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Ironing boards are also included.

Property features

At Magnuson Hotel Adobe Inn, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. Additional amenities include a business center and coffee/tea in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

45.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 158 reviews