Our family prefers to stay at La Quinta hotels when traveling as a family. Our kids love to get up early and go to the breakfast room while dad sleeps in. Although, there were a few things about this particular hotel that made the stay a little less enjoyable. First and foremost was the design of the A/C in our room. It was situated under the window and curtains. Therefore, if you needed privacy and the curtains closed, the air didn't successfully make it's way into the room comfortably. If you opened the curtains, the A/C worked better but then you have no privacy. In addition, there was only about 2 feet between the A/C and the first bed. My husband slept next to the A/C wall and froze all night, while I, on the other side of the room in the second bed with our daughter, was miserable. Second, I have to say I'm very disappointed in the amenities (toiletries) in this particular La Quinta. I've stayed at other La Quinta hotels and had no problem with the shampoo, soaps, lotions etc. but this one was by far the worst. All they supplied was hand soap and shampoo. I certainly by no means expect luxurious products but it is always appreciated to have at least certain items available. On this particular trip, I completely forgot my own shampoo so I immediately asked for more when I knew my family would be swimming and then getting ready for a wedding afterwards. Unfortunately this particular shampoo was horrible. It didn't suds up, I felt like it stripped my hair of all moisture and needless to say styling my hair was a nightmare. To make matters worse, my 5 year old daughters hair is even thicker, coarser and less manageable than mine - so yes I cringed at the thought of washing her hair with this stuff. Even my husband who is almost bald and couldn't care less about these things, seemed to be put off at having to use these products. Normally I take all of the unused amenities home as a reminder of everywhere I've travelled and to share with my own house guests. Needless to say, I left all of these products behind. We also had a crazy toilet that would run all night unless you rattled the handle. I didn't figure this trick out until much later. Normally, I'd ask the hotel to fix it but we were short on time. In addition, the fan in the restroom didn't appear to work very well. After showering, the steam would stay in the bathroom for quite a while. Finally, there was an incident with a housekeeper that made us feel very uncomfortable. While eating in the breakfast room, my 12 year old son left to find a restroom. When he wasn't able to find one, he decided to just go back to our room. Once he got there, he realized he didn't have the key, but the housekeeper was down the corridor. So he went up to her and asked if she would let him in to his room. With no hesitation at all, she opened the door and left! Yikes! Did she make it a habit of just opening doors for anyone? What if a stranger has followed my son into his room? When he told us of this later, we were horrified. Overall, I definitely recommend La Quinta hotels but unfortunately I cannot recommend this one. It needs a little updating.
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