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“Basic LQ Hotel in Brooklyn” 3 of 5 stars
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Brooklyn Downtown
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   533 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215   |  
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Ranked #24 of 50 hotels in Brooklyn
Tyler, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Basic LQ Hotel in Brooklyn”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We spent 5 days in this hotel over the Labor Day weekend. The staff at the front desk was basically pleasant but was not very knowledgeable of the Brooklyn area. The location of the hotel is not in the best of area but seems to be relatively safe. There is no tourist activity at this location and the area seems to be more industrial. The hotel has limited free parking but additional parking can be found available on the side street. The subway is 4 blocks away from the hotel that would require about a 10 - 15 minutes’ walk. The rooms of the hotel are very small and the amenities were very limited to soap and shampoo. My wife was not able to get a shower cap at request. There was less than basic channels on the cable TV but the major network stations were available. There was a small fridge in the room but no micro wave oven. The water pressure in the shower was low but adequate. The tub did not drained properly but we waited to inform the hotel at check-out. There was no safe deposit box in the room. The Bright Side Breakfast was very limited and below par when compared to other LQ Inn I have stayed at.

Room Tip: When parking on the street pay attention to the alternative side of the street parking sign.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The Good:
-The bed was great, real big
-The room was very clean.
-The staff was very nice.

The Poor:
-Ice machine in the hallway made very loud noises all through the night
-A/C was smelly
-The bathroom doors didn't close all the way
-The bathtub drain also didn't close all the way, which made having a bath quite impossible
-Not that great of a location

Bottom line:
You get what you pay for. Try paying less through priceline, so it's worth it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

If you are going to NYC in high season ( September) then this is a good option because is much cheaper than the ridiculous prices in Manhattan, nevertheless don't expect much more than a simple basic hotel ( it's a 2 star after all!) This hotel delivered what it promised; a comfy clean bed and room and clean bathroom. Just an average size room and flat screen TV with a decent selection of channels.
What not to expect: a delicious breakfast, skip it, it's horrible...even the coffee is watered down to the point is undrinkable but don't worry..there is a Dunkin Donuts just across that opens 24
Metro is 5 min walking and it takes you to midtown manhattan in 20 min..super convenient

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights and had a pleasant stay for the most part. The room was modern with nice furnishings and a flat screen TV. The room was fairly clean however, we would have liked for the bathroom to be a little cleaner as there were stains on the walls and in our particular room, there was old gum stuck in the carpet, but overall the stay was pleasant. There is very limited parking maybe a total of 10 spaces but we were able to find a space in the evening all of the nights we stayed instead of 1 evening in which we had to park a several blocks down the street. The neighborhood seemed pretty safe as well and there is a subway/dunkin donuts and pizza parlor across the street from the hotel. The subway to take into Manhattan is a couple of blocks over which was very nice! Overall our stay was pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Watertown, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Had a nice stay here September 14-16. Booked 2 rooms. Quick check in, helpful front desk. Rooms small but clean and serve the purpose. Very comfortable beds/linens and AC worked well. Could use more pillows though. Just a few blocks from the subway, safe neighborhood, restaurants and bars nearby. Decided to drive into city rather than taking train and was able to get a free parking spot in the hotel lot at 9pm on Friday night. Seemed to be a few open spots most of the time.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This was our second stay at this hotel. We stay here for the value....good price for a hotel stay only 30 minutes via subway from Midtown. The hotel needs updating in both the common areas and the rooms. They have started the update of the breakfast area. Nice continental breakfast. Standard room in quality and size.The room are always very clean. Good room temperature controls. Front desk very pleasant and helpful. One day we did not receive wash cloths. Told by the maid service that they were out of this item. We informed the front desk and the wash cloths were in our room on our return later that night. A negative......often one can hear other loud guests in their room from the hallways. Therefore if your neighbor is loud you will hear them from your room.

This hotel is located in a mix residential\commerce area.This area of Park Slope is very safe. The hotel is 5 blocks from the 4th Ave\9th Street subway. The main commercial street is 5th Ave. The stores on 5th Ave provide any service one may require and there are plenty pizzerias, delis, restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buffalo, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I stayed here two nights for business. Clean, modern, they are renovating, great service, all in all I am very pleased. It's close to the subway, so getting in to manhattan was a breeze. There's a bar two doors down, really cute place, and a coffee shop, and on the next block a dunkin donuts/subway combination. Also, there's a restaurant/bar called Draft House across the street on the next block. The food was very good. I never felt unsafe in this area. The thermostat is great, it works well, and my only gripe is the placement of the desk. It's right next to the a/c unit so I couldnt work at the desk because it was too cold. Breakfast is small, but free and from 6-9. Bagels and orange juice for me, worked out just fine. The beds and pillows are nice as well no complaints there at all.

Room Tip: I was in 303, overlooks the manhattan skyline. My friend got 306 and had a brick wall.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites Brooklyn Downtown

Address: 533 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Location: United States > New York > Brooklyn
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 50 hotels in Brooklyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Brooklyn Downtown 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Quinta Inn in Brooklyn is located just 5 blocks from a subway station with easy access to Brooklyn sites as well as Manhattan. The Brooklyn Museum, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and many more famous attractions are easily and affordably accessible from our hotel. Our people first service and clean comfortable accommodations complement our great location, making La Quinta Inn the perfect blend of affordability and comfort for your next trip to NYC. We provide a free continental breakfast, free wifi, and free parking. We hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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