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Magnuson Hotel Adobe Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Staff were friendly at the check-in, room was clean and comfortable. No significant noise even though the train tracks ran fairly close back of the hotel. Breakfast in the morning was decent and well supervised. QWe were pleased with our stay.

My husband has stayed at this hotel for business for aabout a year and a half about 8 times per year. In my first review, this hotel was fine and a good price but something changed around last spring with the hot water. Due to the time of his meetings, he has to get up at 4:30am and there was never any hot water even though he ran if for over 20 minutes. When he asked about it at the desk, they said they would put him in a room closer to the hot water heater. This did not help. The front desk did not seem to care too much about the problem. So we have changed to the Best Western. $25 more per night but worth it.

For the what we paid for a room here, I thought it was reasonable. Rooms are huge and have a microwave and oversized mini fridge which is nice. Bathroom is pretty small and there were a few hairs in there. There were also some pet hairs on the blanket on the bed. Since it is set up like a motel, it is nice that you can park right outside your front door. Complimentary breakfast was good. Waffles, cereal, muffins, toast, fruit, yogurt. Our biggest issue was that when we got there, the front desk was in the middle of giving our room away to someone else, even though we had called ahead and let them know we wouldn't be there until late at night. Luckily she gave the room to us and must have figured something else out for the other guest, but if we would have gotten there a minute later we would have been without a room.

We have been on a Route 66 tour for ten days....and have stayed in 10 different motels, many of them franchise types. This was the cleanest, nicest, most friendly of the lot! Even the breakfast was nice and an attendant was cleaning the tables, food area and straightening chairs continually. We would stay there again in a heartbeat! A great value!

This aging hotel reflects life in Holbrook, a little city once known as “the town too tough for women and churches.” In 1914 it was said to be the only county seat in the U.S. that didn't have a church. When the Beale Wagon Road became Route 66 in 1926, it passed through Holbrook and became a stop-over for early road travelers. Holbrook is now quite rundown and Route 66 makes little difference. The 2010 census reveals Holbrook is 24 percent Native American, meaning mostly descendents of the Navajo tribe. We picked the Magnusson Adobe Motel in advance, lured by low price and location. It’s a big old motel, but we only counted nine cars in the parking lot on our departure. Management has tried to upgrade. It has been refurbished somewhat and they keep it clean, but they can't hide old age. Rooms have low wattage lighting. It is dog-friendly so we had our little Maggie along with us. I took the dog for a half mile walk down the main drag to the town center. There were closed buildings, cracked sidewalks, few pedestrians, little to get one’s attention. The little Roxy movie house, still open, announced a film would be shown at 6 p.m. In the recent past, a restaurant was next door to the motel. It was closed, permanently be evidence of the tall sign. With few restaurant choices, we opted to shop at the Safeway’s deli across the street. We dined in our little room. Trains shake the buildings but beds are comfortable. We enjoyed the simple breakfast monitored by the overnight clerk, a polite Native American. I felt sorry for the motel owners, the Navajo citizens and others who live in this Navajo County city. On the plus side, motel is money-saver, close to Petrified Forest National Park. Give ’em a visit if you’re not too fussy. If it’s hot, you might enjoy the small swimming pool.

This is a poorly kept hotel! On arrival no greeting and was not happy to discover when we went to the room that there were towels for only one of our party of 4. Also there was only 3 pillows on one of the beds. I called front desk and was told to check the rail above the toilet ( of course I wouldn't have checked first) to then be told to go collect them myself- when i asked about the missing pillow i was informed it had been stolen! So i asked if he had any spare to be told No! So i then asked if he could take one from a vacant room but they were fully booked because of a fair. The air conditioning in the room rattled and made a racket and the vent is hanging down and full of dust! The towels are as grey and old as the hotel- will be advising my tour operator on my return

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.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered 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.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Two Queen Beds, Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

45% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 151 reviews