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La Quinta Inn & Suites Lakeland East
Ranked #9 of 33 Hotels in Lakeland
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Martin, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Stay away froom this one!!!!!”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

My wife and I stayed at this La Quinta East, Lakeland, Fl. after booking it over hotels.com. First of all, we are not ones to complain and usually take everything in stride, But this hotel lacks.....plenty. When we arrived, we were not greeted by anyone, because no one was at the desk and we stood there over 5 minutes to be checked in. When the person did arrive, they were not pleasent and oh so so sloppy. There were all kinds of people seated and standing in the lobby using foul language and talking dirty. The other people using foul language were standing JUST OUTSIDE the front door smoking. This went on the entire stay. Apparently, some trucking company uses this hotel to house and transport its people to wherever they need to go. The floors were filthy and the lobby was cluttered. The room was average but the bathroom floor was crumbling around the toilet. We left our card on the pillow to have the linen changed daily and when we returned, the same linen was always on the bed. Blankets were left rolled up on the tv stand and there were plastic bottles from the previous stay still laying around the bed when we arrived. I tried several times to call the front desk, but no one ever ansewered. I went to the front desk to complain and the sloppy clerk told me that she could go up and change the bedding "sometime afterwhile" but did not know when. Things never improved and we left.

Room Tip: Stay ANYWHERE else, for your own safety and well-being.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2012

Stayed here initially because of La Qunita's pet policy but was very happy with the overall stay. From the very polite and helpful desk clerk, to the clean, well appointed room, this stay could not have been much better. Very conveniently located to I-4 with restaurants located close by, this works out very well!

Room Tip: Room 130 is right next to the side entrance for easy loading and unloading of your car
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2012

I have stayed there twice now and the staff were friendly even though my father had just passed I keep changing my resevations and it was no problem at all. Very clean and a nice feeling of home. I like the recliners in the rooms

Room Tip: all rooms are good
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Florida
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236 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2011

The hotel isat the end of a hotel row that is by the interstate, but feels protected. The hotel is dog friendly, even providing a goody bag with biscuits. There is no surcharge for pets. The staff is quite accommodating and breakfast is adequate. All in all, this is a great value for the money.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2011

While visit family for Thanksgiving, we looked for a La Quinta property where we could have our large dog with us. The hotel was an average La Quinta and in a pretty quiet location. Of course we were there for Thanksgiving, so I'm sure it was a little quieter than normal. The hotel staff had everything ready for us when we arrived. The rooms seemed to be more updated, but there were various cracks/paint issues that needing some TLC. The bathroom in our room was behind the entrance door, so it was really awkward, as you walk in the room through the bathroom/sink area. Very odd... Our room was on the first floor, all the way down at the end near a side entrance. We loved being right next to that side entrance door because we could easily take our pet out. One of the negatives is that you can hear other pets barking in adjacent rooms fairly easy. But, that didn't seem to go on for too long so it wasn't too much of an issue. Breakfast was pretty minimal with cereal, toast, waffle maker, hard-boiled egg and muffins. Of course there was juice, coffee and milk. The breakfast was just so-so, but it was free. If needing to stay in the Lakeland area again with a pet, we'd probably return. Though, we rarely travel with our pet, so most likely we'd look for another hotel property in that case.

Room Tip: We'd recommend the bottom floor next to the side entrance. I think the rm# was 101
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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ontario
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

Stayed at this hotelnight of December 02. good friendly service, clean rooms. Pool was kept clean there was some eating establishments within walking distance gas and grocery were a drive. highway was close by but not loud enough to hear in room. airport 20 mins away

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Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites Lakeland East
Address: 4315 Lakeland Park Dr, Lakeland, FL 33809-3585
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lakeland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lakeland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Lakeland East 2.5*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NEW! Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.The La Quinta Inn Lakeland East is located between Orlando and Tampa, and surrounded by beauty with abundant lakes and exciting activities. USA Speedway is only three miles and we are only five miles from the Frank Lloyd Wright Museum. Walk to a variety of great eateries and shop at ...see morenearby Lakeland Square Mall. In only a short drive, reach Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, and Islands of Adventure. Cypress Gardens is just 15 miles. Enjoy a world of conveniences at the La Quinta Inn Lakeland East, like free high speed Internet access, complimentary newspapers as well as guest laundry facilities and fax/copy services which are available at the front desk. All rooms have secure interior corridor entrances and feature free high-speed Internet access. Our friendly staff sets up a Free Bright Side BreakfastTM every morning in the lobby along with your copy of USA Today. Our meeting room can accommodate up to 15 guests. Take a swim in our relaxing outdoor pool. We are eight miles northeast of downtown, with easy access to I-4, just a mile from Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Join us for Detroit Tigers spring training at Marchant Stadium just 3 miles from the hotel. You may also take in a show at the Lakeland Center while visiting. ... more   less 
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