I needed a place near the Amtrak station and the Santa Ana airport, so I booked La Quinta. I picked it because I needed one that picked up after 10:30pm from the airport. La Quinta runs until about 10:45pm, they told me. Other hotels said 10ish, and I didn't want to risk it so I booked La Quinta. However, when I was waiting for the shuttle there were plenty of other hotel shuttles sitting there waiting. I think I would have been okay with any of the major chains. The shuttle was nice and the driver was friendly.
La Quinta can be really hit or miss, and this one was somewhat in the middle.
The room smelled like dog, the floor had gigantic wet spots (I didn't want to think about it). There was dog hair and stains all over the mattress (but under the sheets, I always check for bed bugs and there were obviously none). The breakfast was subpar - the maple syrup was nasty, the coffee was instant, and I think the OJ was Sunny Delight. There were other options, bagels, cereal and hard boiled eggs. I didn't have time to get something else after my failed waffle (which someone made, which was a change), so I can't comment on those. The towels were worn and thing. The shuttle runs hourly, even if no one else needs it or has booked it.
It was cheap! (You get what you pay for) Free hotel transportation, free wifi (I had NO issues with it), the room was large, typical La Quinta amenities, the staff was really friendly.
All in all, I love La Quinta. I'm often with a dog so they give me an option. But, I don't know why I stayed here when I was alone. I tend to like a higher end place, so that was my mistake. It wasn't awful but it wasn't great. Some people would love it though.
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- La Quinta Santa Ana
- Santa Ana La Quinta
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