It is unfortunate the last reviewer had such a rotten stay, but that happens sometimes, no matter what hotel you stay in. As a frequent business traveler they should know that. We also travel frequently (business and leisure) and this is our third hotel in the past week. I found this hotel to be clean, comfortable (beds), and recently remodeled. We choose La Quinta when we can because we know we can have our dogs, so we understand when there are dogs barking sometimes. We are on the first floor and yes, it is a bit noisy when people (children in particular) are upstairs. But, having a 5 year old, I understand it's not always easy to keep them from being kids. We may be more vigilant then other parents though when we are above someone else. Overall, we have had a good experience here.