I have stayed at several La Quintas now. I am realizing they must not have a minimum standard for these. This particular La Quinta is GREAT!!! Their pet policy is wonderful. The service at the front desk was very friendly. The rooms were clean and updated. The continental breakfast is much better than your average. There are good restaurants and a huge mall within walking distance, yet the hotel is quiet and has a nice grassy field for dogs to exercise their legs. And, thank the lord, the entire hotel is non-smoking. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I would pay a premium to be in a non-smoking hotel. I have stayed here three times now and it is my go to hotel when I am in Memphis. Yes, it is about 20 minutes from dowtown, but it is perfectly situated for visiting my family and getting around Memphis.