Unwind on the Gulf of Mexico at Magnuson Hotel and Marina New Port Richey Hotel. Located on the waterfront on Route 19, our hotel near downtown New Port Richey is ideal for your experience in the area. Walk the streets of downtown New Port Richey, just one mile away, or enjoy a day in the sun just a short drive from our hotel at Green Key Beach. Play a round of golf at one of the 20 golf courses within 10 miles, or shop brand-name stores at Southgate Shopping Center. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park features water slides and mermaid shows, Tarpon Springs SpongeDocks and nearby Busch Gardens offers thrilling rides and family-friendly activities.
While staying at the pet friendly Magnuson Hotel and Marina New Port Richey, start each day with a complimentary continental breakfast, get in a work out in the fitness center, Stay connected with the powerful free high speed internet service and take a refreshing dip in the crystal clean outdoor pool. The on-site restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and offers outdoor seating overlooking the bay. Room service is also available. Parking is free, with plenty of room for oversized vehicles and boat trailers.
All guest rooms are nicely equipped with coffee makers, microwaves, mini fridges, hair dryers, free high speed internet access, alarm clock radio, cable TV with extra stations, iron and board, electronic door locks, free local calls, and individually controlled heat and air conditioning, and electronic door locks.
The view was nice.
The TV was from 1980. The sheets had burn stains in them. The staff was slow (and rude, see below), the walls are paper thin, the toilet barely flushed, and the air conditioner only has two settings; Off and Arctic. I knew Saturday night I would be up late, so I got a late checkout on Sunday. They still woke me up at 11, then turned off my keys. I had to go get my key re-coded, and ended up having to wait 10 minutes for the receptionist to get off the phone. She was busy answering questions about the area to a POTENTIAL customer. I think they should worry more about the customers already paying. I had to get my key re-coded 3 times (in a 4 day stay) and every time it was at least a 10 minute wait while the receptionist was on the phone. The pool and Jacuzzi were both closed for renovations (and being from Canada, I wanted to be in both!) but no where did it tell you this ahead of time. Even when checking in, they didn't mention this. I didn't find out until I went to hop in the pool, then had to go ask at the front desk. All-in-all, there was nothing good about this place except for the view. The price was high, compared to all the other hotels in the area that had cheaper prices but offered the same accommodations. I will never stay here again. In the future, I will go to the next town over, which has much classier hotels, at similar prices.
We chose this specific hotel while browsing online like most people and were trying to find the closest one to the family we were visiting since we were going to be spending every day with them but wanted our own get away at the end of the day. The location of the hotel is great in the respects it's in the middle of everything. But, the location is definitely the only thing that brings people to choose it and the fact that it's dirt cheap. But with dirt cheap you're gettting what you paid for, an out of date hotel with carpet, beds, baths, sinks, toilet, showers etc that were around when the dinosaurs walked the earth. Do not be fooled by the water front pictures of the marina, or any other pictures. In real life it's less than appealing.
Our first impression of the room was being greated with the strongest smell of cigarette smoke I have ever smelt (and we were in a NON smoking room). We immediately called the front desk and demanded we be switched out of this awful room, which we were without an issue. But, we were refused a room on the refurbished side of the building claiming it was "all booked" when there was a total of 10 cars in the lot the entire time we were there. Thankfully the room was only used to shower and sleep since we had a very busy week ahead of us and we're gone all day everyday. But even being there to only shower and sleep was not what we had hoped it would be. This is not the type of place you can just relax and be lazy in for a day or even a half day to recover and rest. I definitely would not stay here again. If our reservation wasnt non refundable, we would have immediately left and went to another hotel down the road.
The setting by the marina is lovely. Close to stores for convenience. Pool is larger and nicer that you would expect. Staff goes out of their way to assist in any way. Maintenance and Housekeeping staff are friendly and efficient. Nice free breakfast daily. My grandkids were welcome to join me for swimming. This is a great value for the money.
Older rooms are in need of sprucing up.