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“Decent hotel, cleaning crew needs some training” 3 of 5 stars
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La Quinta Inn & Suites South Burlington
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1285 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403   |  
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Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in South Burlington
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“Decent hotel, cleaning crew needs some training”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

We picked the LQ in Burlington as the northernmost point during our New England Foliage trip. Obviously this is one of the most expensive periods of the year to travel the area, which is why we weren't overly surprised to find the LQ mostly booked and at over 120$ per room at non-discounted rates.
The hotel was easy to find. It is not a typical LQ building, but used to be Comfort Inn before being refurbished. While this is not a bad thing, the re-branding hat not been done thoroughly, the remains of the previous room numbers etc. were still visible on the doors, there are better ways to do this. Not being a La Quinta the rooms and lobby are also non-typical. You enter through a long hallway, a desk on the right side holds the business center (an internet PC and printer). The lobby is somewhat small, but nicely lit and offers direct access to the elevators. The front desk clerk was friendly and had already prepared our express checkin. As previously mentioned, the remains of the Comfort Inn were still visible in the lobby. Our room was located all the way at the end of the hallway - being a mini-suite, apart from the king size bed, it contained a small separating wall, a sofa and a little table. Furniture, bed, curtains and everything was in good shape, no complaints. The bathroom is always critical - for our stay the cleaning crew could have paid a little more attention to it, there was some hair left from previous guests. Apart from that the room was OK - when in the shower it felt a little bit like being in an RV as the shower was a single plastic cabin on three sides and ceiling. The parking lot is spacious but was pretty much filled during the night. Despite the number of guests and our room facing the road in front of the hotel it was mostly quiet. The main problem came from the corridor: a stairway was located right next to our door so whenever someone would enter or leave we could hear the door slamming. Also our room door had 2" of space at the bottom which - combined with bright lights in the hallway - made for some in-room lighting. Bigger carpet?! Different door?!
Wireless internet is actually free, but we found reception to be poor at the end of the hallway and used the business center or Wifi in the breakfast area instead. We didn't get to try out the breakfast as it ends at 9AM on weekdays, but the breakfast area looked nice and larger than in many other LQs.
Locationwise the property is good and easy to find, there are a couple of restaurants nearby and University Mall is just around the corner if you're looking to do some shopping. Lake Champlain and Burlington are about 5-10 minutes by car.
Resume: this is a decent hotel with minor room for improvement in housekeeping standards. The location is good. However, while LQ recently seems to have increased its prices for newer properties, in our opinion this one does not qualify for the price range - then again, it was foliage season so you have to pay a little extra. Overall an average stay at La Quinta, but we would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2010

I was very disappointed at the cleanliness of this facility. The carpeting in the hallways was in need of vacuuming and there was a dinginess about the building. This is not what I would have expected when paying almost $100 for a room. The room itself was clean enough. I have stayed at "budget hotels" that were kept up better, and for less money.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

Stayed two nights. Room was clean and quiet. Easy to run into downtown Burlington or to hit the highway. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

Stayed overnight to catch an early flight, friendly service at front desk, good value, room was nicely appointed and clean. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Poughkeepsie, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

I have stayed at this property multiple times, and will continue to return. Although I paid top-dollar for my last stay ($120+, a fall foliage surcharge I imagine!), which is at the top of what I would ever consider for this property, it is still a good choice. The rooms and baths are clean. The breakfast room has decent choices, but can get overcrowded at peak times. The staff is good, though I did overhear them discussing other guests, and not in the most flattering terms, more than once when I approached the desk. That aside, it's a great location for exploring the area, and very convenient to the 89 and many local attractions.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montgomery Center, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

Perfect for what we wanted it for. Rate was around 130 with tax and AARP discount, great location, clean, nice pillows and mattresses, and a good value. Nothing special about it. What we expected. Nice touch was free guest computer in front lobby which you don't often find in hotels like this.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

A fine room for the night and based on our investigation, one of the cheaper chain places in Burlington. Wifi internet worked easily and flawlessly. The beds just a bit soft for our taste but provided a fine night’s sleep. We were concerned upon check-in that our room was immediately adjacent to the lobby and breakfast area, but it was actually very quiet. Breakfast, was perfectly adequate, typical for motor hotels of this class.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1285 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
Location: United States > Vermont > South Burlington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in South Burlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites South Burlington 2.5*
Number of rooms: 104
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