Magnuson Hotel - Waco

ex. Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

1430 I-35 S., Waco, Tx, 76706, Us, Waco, United States, 76706  show map
 2 stars
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Magnuson Hotel - Waco

Overview

The deluxe Magnuson Hotel is situated in the business center of Waco close to Baylor University, Cameron Park Zoo and Dr Pepper Museum. The hotel opened its doors in 1991 and was remodeled in 2009.

Magnuson Hotel is 30 minutes' walk from the center of Waco.

Magnuson Hotel lies within 15 minutes’ drive to Municipal airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 54 non-smoking rooms appointed with free Wi-Fi, climate control, a microwave, a refrigerator and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine in Cupp's Drive Inn and Vitek's Bar B Q located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

Business travelers can use a business center, fax/photocopying services and a photocopier available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the business center for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   54.

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Facilities

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • Non-smoking rooms

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

1430 I-35 S., Waco, Tx, 76706, Us, Waco, United States, 76706

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City Center
  • Waco
    2.2 km
Airports
  • Municipal (ACT)
    12.7 km
  • Gray Aaf (GRK)
    84.7 km
Restaurants
  • Vitek's Bar B Q
    130 m
  • Cupp's Drive Inn
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    54

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Magnuson Hotel - Waco Waco location
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    Hotel Address:

    1430 I-35 S., Waco, Tx, 76706, Us, Waco, United States, 76706

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Waco
      2.2 km
    Airports
    • Municipal (ACT)
      12.7 km
    • Gray Aaf (GRK)
      84.7 km
    Restaurants
    • Vitek's Bar B Q
      130 m
    • Cupp's Drive Inn
      100 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      54

    Magnuson Location

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 2.1 km

    Convention centers

    Sport related

    Amusement

    • Gameroom - 1.7 km
    • Game Room - 2.1 km
    • Crazy 888's - 3.0 km
    • Stop-N-Spin - 4.0 km
    • Texas Spin 7 - 4.3 km

    Stadiums

    • Ferrell Center - 2.2 km
    • Waco ISD Stadium - 4.1 km

    Museums

    • Historic Waco Foundation - 1.6 km
    • Earle-Napier-Kinnard House Msm - 1.6 km
    • Governor Bill and Vara Daniel - 1.8 km
    • Texas Sports Hall of Fame - 1.8 km
    • Fort House Museum - 1.8 km
    • DR Pepper Museum - 1.9 km
    • Ollie Mae Moen Discovery Ctr - 2.0 km
    • MC Culloch House Museum - 2.4 km
    • East Terrace Museum - 3.2 km
    • Red Men Museum and Library - 3.7 km
    • Earle Harrison House - 3.9 km

    Parks

    • Fort Fisher Park - 1.9 km
    • Cameron Park Maintenance - 2.9 km

    Halls

    Universities, Institutes

    • Baylor University - 1.8 km
    • MC Lennan Community College - 2.0 km
    • Vogue College of Cosmetology - 2.5 km

    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

    Medical care and Hospitals

    College Campuses

    Local attractions

    • Sironia - 1.7 km
      1509 Austin Ave, Waco
    • Mayborn Museum Complex - 2.0 km
      1300 S University Parks, Waco
    • Cameron Park Zoo - 3.8 km
      1701 N. Fourth Street, Waco
    • Dr Pepper Museum - 1.9 km
      300 S. 5th Street, Waco
    • Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum - 2.2 km
      100 Texas Ranger Trail, Waco

    Near the hotel

    • Armstrong Browning Library - 970 m
      710 Speight Avenue, Waco
    • The Texas Collection - 1.3 km
      1429 S. 5th St., Waco

    Restaurants nearby

    • Vitek's Bar B Q - 130 m

      Address: 1600 Speight Avenue
      Phone: (254) 752-7591

      75% likes this, based on 95 reviews

    • Food for Thought - 430 m

      Address: 1121 Speight

      74% likes this, based on 33 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Shorty's Pizza Shack - 490 m

      Address: 1712 S 12th St
      Phone: 254-235-2646

      73% likes this, based on 16 reviews

    • Cupp's Drive Inn - 100 m

      Address: 1424 Speight Ave
      Phone: (254) 753-9364

      83% likes this, based on 29 reviews

    • The Dancing Bear Pub - 450 m

      Address: 1117 Speight Avenue
      Phone: (254) 753-0025

      85% likes this, based on 35 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      54

    Magnuson Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Magnuson

    Average guest rating

    8.2out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 19 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      everything staff excellant

    • Single
      6.2

      Covenient and close to Baylor.

      The matress was not comfortable. It was very hard, making sleep difficult. I would stay there regularly if they had better beds.

    • Family with children
      3.8

      the check in person was friendly & helpful

      location:heard all the I35 noise all night long,cleanliness:blood stains on sheet & pillow case.Had three small pillows & tried to get one more to replace blood stain pillow but was told there were no more pillows. would never stay there again.Was the low light of a great weekend in Waco,hands down.

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Both the evening staff and the morning staff were very friendly and helpful. the room was clean. The price was good for this hotel. I would not pay any more than what I payed.

      The room was small. It was ok because there was only two of us and it was for only one night. In the description I stated a continental breakfast and a picture of just fruits and donuts. I was relieved that there was cereal and waffles for you to cook. It was good.

    • Single
      9.2

      Some features need more maintenance

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      I loved the staff very nice and sweet. It was very clean but I wish we had a mini refrigerator and microwave. It was a nice stay.

    • Single
      10.0

      1. There was a vacancy for me when I had an emergency reason to stay. 2. The price was VERY affordable. 3. The A/C was on and the room was cool when I walked in. 4. The person on the phone was very prompt in verifying my booking and I was greeted by a polite man at the desk. 5. I was able to quickly find and compare this hotel online. 6. The room was very clean. 7. The beds were so comfortable, I had the best sleep I have had in a long time. 8. My mother loved the coffee supplies. 9. All of the nicer amenities were in the room: fridge, iron, blow dryer, tv, lots of clean towels, etc. 10. The checking in procedure was very simple and easy. When the electricity was going to be shut down in our small town, we needed a cool, comfortable place to stay. The cheap motel down the street was fully booked. I was surprised that for about 10 bucks more I could get a room at the Magnuson hotel. I was even more surprised that the room was so clean and comfortable when I arrived. I would feel very safe and secure in staying at the Magnuson again. If I ever have family members coming to town and need a place to stay, I will recommend the Magnuson.

      Parking place was almost too narrow.

    • Family with children
      5.4

      When my granddaughter stayed there one night in August, we thought it looked like a very night place. It was close to Baylor, a somewhat reasonable rate, the receptionist at check in was a student and very nice. And the room seemed clean enough. Little did we know, it would be a night from hell.

      My granddaughter and I stayed there one night when she moved into Baylor. The bathtum woould not drain and the AC was barely working. Room was hot. We called the desk and they promised maintenance who never came. We found out he had gone home! On the next complaint they moved us to another room. Same problem with AC. And there was a dead cricket in the tub. By then it was very late and we were exhausted so we roughed it out in a very uncomfortable and very warm room. When we checked out we let the desk know our problem. The girl apologized and said she would make a complaint to the management but I doubt we will hear anything from you. We paid over $70 for a very bad facility.I will never stay there again despite it's close proximity to Baylor and would not recommend it. I would very much like a refund. If you stayed at my hotel, I would certainly reimburse you. There should be periodic checks of your services so this does not happen to your guests.

    • Older travelers
      3.8

      that I got some sleep ( Barly) the room stunk OMG it was very very bad

      the smell in the room it wass so bad

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      It was close to all of the places we needed to go. We had all the conveniences we needed: free WiFi, refrigerator, microwave & coffee service. This hel[ed us save money for enjoying our trip.

    • Family with children
      7.8

      I made mistake and reserved for the wrong weekend! Yikes! The person at the front desk took care of us! Needless to say, I was very pleased!

      The water temperature in the shower would vary from one extreme to the other.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Compared to a lot of other Hotel/Motel chains we have stayed at, without a doubt it was one of the nicest facilites we've had the pleasure to stay at.

      The only thing is, we feel that the pillows need to be changed more often along with the pillow cases or at the very least to have some Fabrese sprayed on them before changing the pillow cases. As the pillows smelled rank !!!

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      Desk staff was about the most pleasant I have ever experienced. Rooms were good and price was right.

      Grouting and such in bathroom was in need of minor repairs.

    • Single
      6.2

      Bedlinens had spots

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      the staff was very good and room was very clean.

      mattress was too hard and the green nite lite was too bright for us.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Magnuson Hotel - Waco Waco location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1430 I-35 S., Waco, Tx, 76706, Us, Waco, United States, 76706

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Waco
      2.2 km
    Airports
    • Municipal (ACT)
      12.7 km
    • Gray Aaf (GRK)
      84.7 km
    Restaurants
    • Vitek's Bar B Q
      130 m
    • Cupp's Drive Inn
      100 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      54