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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 #26 of 51 Hotels in Brooklyn
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Stayed here for a night between flights and to visit relatives in Brooklyn. Good price for NY. Agree with other recent reviews that the rooms are nice but noisy. In our case the culprit was the QBE, which makes a sound like a whirling wind! The desk staff were pleasant but rather young; luckily we have visited this part of Brooklyn before. Area a little run down but on the up, as is the hotel with lobby decoration going on. But they should replace the noisy heater unit in the foyer as a matter of urgency!

Room Tip: Away from the expressway would be better.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beaverton, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Basic hotel with clean rooms but good luck trying to find a place to park. It took me 30 minutes to find a place. The hotel itself only has 12 spaces and there are no parking structures near by.

I stayed in room 201 and it was very noisy. Be sure to ask for a room away from the elevators and ice machines.

Room Tip: Choose upper floors away from elevators.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Nice basic hotel in brooklyn, 10 min walk to subway to midtown in 25 min. The rooms were clean but small. Basic breakfast but free! There is a dunkin/subway across the street. Friendly staff. Loud rooms near ice machine/loud neighbors could be problem at night! Got great deal through priceline. Great location for new Barclays Center two subway stops away in 5 min!

Room Tip: away from ice machine!
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tyler, Texas
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Ramat Gan, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 51 Hotels in Brooklyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Brooklyn Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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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