Just returned from La Quinta's "Legacy Villas". The resort was fully booked for the weekend, and the LQ reservation desk offered the brand new "legacy villas" "adjacent" to the resort as an alternative. Well, we figured how bad could it be if it's part of La Quinta, right? OK, the legacy villas are not anything like LQ. Even though I have had some less than perfect experiences at the LQ resort, the legacy villas are just well below the standards of the resort. It is like staying in an apartment complex. The buildings are too close together, the walls of the units are really thin, the rooms are SMALL, there is no attention to detail. There are no citrus trees or nicely manicured lawns either. You literally have to drive to the resort if you want to make use of the amenities at LQ.
The king room that we booked was tiny by LQ standards. The feeble shower head gave a mere trickle of water. The only mirror in the unit was the half mirror above the single basin sink in the bathroom. Not a big deal for my husband, but a hassle for me as I had to stand on top of the toilet seat lid to see if my outfit worked. The central air vent is positioned in such a way that it blasts you out of sleep and pounds down on you continuously, but being summer in the desert, turning it off is not really an option. After not sleeping due to the whole pounding AC thing, I was awakened at around 7 a.m. by these screaming kids next door. The thing is, though, they sounded so loud that I thought they were outside in the courtyard. But they were in the unit next door, behind closed doors. I had noticed that I could hear the TV and conversation of the people in that room the night before. Really thin walls. The pool was thankfully not crowded, but the pool generator or something was really noisy and detracted from the atmosphere. Each of these things on their own would not have been a big deal, but combined, they made the property unenjoyable.
If you are at all a fan of the LQ resort, do not stay in the legacy villas. They are just really disappointing and completely lack in character. We had actually been to LQ in early May during high season and thought the resort was getting its act together. I guess the extortion prices of high season keep the crowds at bay. At any rate, the legacy villas were certainly not worth fighting the traffic from LA and completely lack the LQ charm.
That said, if you are only in La Quinta to golf, the rooms are perfectly adequate and clean, and that property is uncrowded.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This property consists of three 3-bedroom, 3-bath villas. .* Amenities include, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, bar-b-que, 3 fire places, 5 TVs -- HD TV with 23 movie channels and DVD players, Free Wifi. .* It is located just steps from the clubhouse with three pools, 2 spas, fitness center, grille, hammock garden, outdoor fireplaces, lobby, meeting room, bar-b-ques, children's play area, pool cabanas and more. .* This is a private gated community with 24x7 security guard. .* We are two blocks from the La Quinta Resort and close to restaurants, tennis, golf, shopping casinos, and other activities. .* We are non-smoking and pet friendly. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Legacy Villas At La Quinta Hotel La Quinta
- Legacy Villas At La Quinta California Desert