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“hotel from hell” 1 of 5 stars
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La Quinta Inn Denver Central
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3500 Park Ave West, Denver, CO 80216   |  
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Ranked #80 of 147 hotels in Denver
england
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“hotel from hell”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2007

booked this hotel three months ahead,to ensure we had a none smoking room.when we arrived yes youve got it, sorry sir only smoking available.when i explained that my wife was asthmatic the not to friendly receptionist asked" well do you want to book out" not an anwer when you have been traveling for several days.we reluctantly had to take the room only to be kept awake with the constant noise from the heavy road and rail traffic.at 4a.m the smoke detector began to sound,on phoning reception we were told maintenance would attend,when we left at 9.30a.m it was still bleeping.we had stayed in 10 seperate hotels on a fantastic tour all being of a very good standard except for this one which we would rate as very poor.

  • Liked — not to far from airport
  • Disliked — noise from traffic
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2007

We had a family emergency & needed to leave one day early. We had paid for 4 nights, and told them on the second day that we would have to be leaving early. They refused to refund our money.....Even Though HOTWIRE was willing to give us a refund (if the hotel would agree) but they still wouldn't.

I will book with Hotwire again.......but I will never stay in a La Quinta by choice.....especially this one... ever again.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2006

The rooms were very clean.

The continental breakfast was standard fare: packaged muffins, cereals, bagels, rolls, juices, coffee, fruit, yogurt, etc., anything you'd need. Everything was fresh.

The staff was very friendly.

The location was convenient, off of 25, south of 70, exit at Park Ave. It is easy to get back on 25 north or south. On north 25, the very next exit is the airport, which made it convenient for catching our early flight. On south 25, one of the next exits is Colfax, which going east leads downtown as well. Federal Blvd has many gas stations, restaurants (try Jack N Grill), and car washes. The location gave easy access for a drive downtown. I wouldn't recommend walking to downtown after dark. The route would not be well lit, and after dark, there were many vagrants on the route (near downtown, but not near the hotel itself). It is next to a railyard and the freeway, but the noise wasn't bothersome; the freeway noise was more prominent than the railyard.

The TV, iron, ironing board, remotes, alarm clocks, shower, etc. were all functioning properly and in good repair.

A restaurant that serves breakfast is next to the hotel and open until 3 p.m. A Starbucks and small shopping area is going up next to the hotel. There is also a gas station with a McDonald's Express in it next to the hotel.

Overall, this was a great value.

  • Liked — location and cleanliness
  • Disliked — elevator smelled like gas
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Salida, CO
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2006

I stayed here twice during the month of September. Both times had a great experience, found the staff very helpful. The breakfast is very simple. Even though the hotel is near the railroad and the highways, the rooms were quiet -- and the AC fan made for comfortable sleeping.

This hotel allows pets, which was the main reason I stayed here to begin with.

The hotel is close to I-70 and I-25, an easy drive to downtown, and the river trail is within walking distance.

I'll definitely be back,

Stayed September 2006
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Seattle, WA
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2006

I got this hotel through Priceline and was very pleased. The staff were super friendly & accomodating. They offered a nice complimentary continental breakfast - fruit, yogurt, bagels, cereals. The room was clean, modern, comfortable and quiet (the outside looks shabby but the rooms were redone). You are right by the Platte River bike/walking trail. The only negative was you're not really close to anything. It's about a mile from downtown, half a mile from downtown and sandwiched between I-25 and the railway yards. Still, for the price, it's an excellent value.

  • Stayed May 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, ON
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2005

I have stayed in La Quinta in several other cities, and this one (Denver downtown @ Park Ave) is the worst amongst those. There is no major problem with this inn, but everything looks old. In the double-bed room, the mattress is smaller than regular hotels. There is no elevator in the inn - you have to walk outdoor stairs to your room. Wireless internet is cool though. Summary of this inn: don't expect much out of it.

Stayed December 2005
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New York City, New York
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30 hotel reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2005

We stayed at the LaQuinta Denver Downtown for 2 nites recently, and I hate to give bad reviews, but this hotel/motel rates no more than 2 stars. The hotel is very close to I-25 which is convenient for quick day trips in and out of the Denver Area. When we first arrived, the lobby area is quite nice and well maintained. But the walkways to our room were in dire need of sprucing up, and the room itself had a very musty smell which reeked havoc with my allergies. The room was clean, but noticeably equipped with outdated furnishings. The very limited continental breakfast is furnished in an attractive albeit very small room off the lobby. If you are in town with the guys for a Rockies baseball game, this is a good choice as you can walk to Coors Field and LoDo. But if I wanted to stay in the downtown Denver area, I would probably look elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn Denver Central

Address: 3500 Park Ave West, Denver, CO 80216
Location: United States > Colorado > Denver
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 147 hotels in Denver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — La Quinta Inn Denver Central 2*
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