I arrived at LaQuinta a half hour before check-in and thought I would need to wait to check in and pay more time for the garage I had estashed the car in. But no, the man (manager?) standing in the bright, clean, modern lobby ushered me to the counter where I was quickly and happily checked in and directed to my room. The room was bright and spacious, toiletries were decent but spare.
All was fine until later that night when actual sleeping came into the picture. The double beds in my room were cheap and gave way too much in the middle when I tried both of them. Also, there's some sort of air circulation system that runs a very audible fan 24/7, making it sound like the heating/cooling unit is running. But compared to the H/C unit, it's a treat. When the heater comes on, it makes a repetitive electronic noise until it warms up (and you wake up). Good thing I was tired from walking each day or I wouldn't have slept much at all.
The breakfast room was large, bright and airy. There was a number of different types of food, but for some reason they can't bring themselves to serve eggs on the weekend (though there were biscuits, gravy, waffles). And the usual free breakfast annoyance was present - disposable everything - in addition to a tight 9 a.m. cut-off.
The area was very convenient to the Opera House and Sears/Willis Tower and there is an El stop one block away. However, if you want a sit-down restaurant beyond Chipotle, you'll need to start walking a number of blocks east or take advantage of the El stop.
This was a price/desperation booking for a weekend where hotels were mobbed, so I'm happy that I didn't get something really bad. However, I wouldn't pick this property again if I didn't have to.
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