The blight of the deserted Great America mall aside, I was surprised by the quality of the accommodations here. As a business traveler I've stayed in many hotels charging 3 times the price I paid whose rooms and service were no better than this. Our room was spotlessly clean - and I'm pretty picky. The bed was very comfortable. The free breakfast buffet had a large selection on hand and it was restocked continually up until the cut off time. Nice!
The swimming pool/spa was the only location on the property that wasn't up to par. The water was a bit murky and a good scrubbing of the pool area is needed to earn my appreciation.
LaQuinta's pet friendly policy is unbeatable. They don't charge extra for pets as some hotels will do; in fact, we've incurred pet surcharges that doubled the price of our room at other hotels. Not here. Pets stay free at La Quinta. Nice!
I haven't stayed at this budget chain before now but after this experience I will give them another try - especially when we travel with our dog.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The New LaQuinta Inn and Suites is located off Interstate 35 and 151st Street next door to the Olathe Medical Center and the Great Mall of the Great Plains. Complimentary Bright Side Breakfast is served daily. Guests will enjoy our Indoor Pool, Fitness Center, Business Center and Laundry Facility. All rooms have Tempurpedic Mattresses, a mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, 32' flat screen TV and wireless Internet. We are pet friendly. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Quinta Hotel Olathe