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Road Trip Hotels

We only stayed one night at each hotel, so these reviews will be briefer than usual. Every place we stayed at had several things in common: they allowed dogs, had pools, and offered complimentary breakfast and free wireless internet. All were equipped with hair dryers and elevators as well.

Flagstaff, AZ: La Quinta Flagstaff
Our room with two double beds was nice, but the layout was a little weird, with a lot of space in the entryway and just outside of the bathroom. Breakfast was fine, but we wished that they would have had ice water and hot cocoa mix.
Website: http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ939&propId=939

Albuquerque, NM: La Quinta Albuquerque Midtown
One of the recent Trip Advisor reviewers called this the best La Quinta she ever stayed at. I don't know if I have enough La Quinta experience to weigh in on that claim, but I can say that it was a very nice hotel and the best La Quinta on our trip. Our king sofabed room was spacious, and the hotel grounds were pleasant, with some outdoor seating outside the breakfast area. In addition to the standard La Quinta fare, breakfast had some nice extras: scrambled eggs, biscuits, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, and strawberry topping for your waffles.
Website: http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ423&propId=423

Oklahoma City, OK: Quality Inn Oklahoma City Airport
Several Trip Advisor reviewers complained about highway noise at this hotel. It is right on the I-40, so the rooms facing that direction might be noisy. We were given a room in the back, though, and didn't have any noise problems. The structure of the building is motel-style, with the rooms opening directly onto the parking lot. Our room had two double beds, but space was tight: there was hardly any room between the table and the bed closest to it. We also detected a smell, especially in one corner, so we guessed that a pet who had been in the room previously had an accident there. Breakfast was fine, except for the biscuit gravy, which seemed too milky to me.
Website: http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-oklahoma_city-oklahoma-OK219

Mascoutah, IL: La Quinta Mascoutah, IL
Looking at the map, we thought that this hotel was at the edge of the metro Saint Louis area. That technically may be true, but for all practical purposes, it is not. Besides the hotel, all that you will find at that exit is a gas station and an airport that no longer has commercial flights. The nearest fast food is 3 miles away. We drove a few exits to find a sit-down restaurant. However, the hotel is in a nice, new facility. The staff was also responsive; we called them when we spotted dog mess in the hallway, and they cleaned it up right away. Their standard La Quinta breakfast was fine, but we would have liked some ice water.
Website: http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?propId=6265

Columbus, OH: La Quinta Columbus West
Our king sofabed room was nice, but we had to go to the lobby to get a blanket and pillows for sofa bed. We only waited a minute for them, but it seems like they should have been in the room. Breakfast had ice water this time, but no hot cocoa mix.
Website: http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?propId=6495

Posted by amikulski 18:54 Archived in USA Tagged children hotels cars

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