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La Quinta Inn & Suites Lakeland West
Ranked #13 of 33 Hotels in Lakeland
Oakland County, MI
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay in not so nice area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2009

My husband and I came to Lakeland to watch Tigers Baseball Spring Training. We stayed in La Quinta on March 21, 2009. The hotel was clean and the room was definitely adequate, with a comfortable bed. They offer free high speed internet and a great complimentary breakfast. The breakfast is until 10:00 am on weekends and has a great waffle making machine. The hotel is not too far away from Joker Merchant Stadium. The surrounding area is not so nice. There is a gas station next door that my husband I walked to to get a bottled water and the surrounding people were very shady to say the least. We did hotwire.com and were able to get the hotel for about $60.00 a night. We were able to get the Hyatt Lakeland for the same price on priceline, which was in a much safer, nicer area. La Quinta does have a swimming pool and hot tub, which looked nice, but we didn't swim. Overall, good for an overnight quick stay, but not for vacationing or walking around the surrounding area.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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orlando, fl
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2009

The hotel is a great value for the price. I think we got our doubles for $69. The staff members are all very pleasant to deal with and nice. The location, as mentioned is great-- right next to I-4, the Lakeland mall, and a bunch of popular restaurant chains. Breakfast was basic (Waffle maker, toast, cereal, fruits, o.j., etc.) but worked for us just fine. The rooms are basic too and no frills, but clean and comfortable. Free wi-fi and parking. There is a Steak-and-Shake in walking distance and a McD across the street. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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Thank jbfsu
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Jacksonville, FL
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145 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2008

The room was nice. Had new furniture, the staff very helpful in locating local eateries. The breakfast bar should be tackled early, due to the complete absence of eggs, and biscuits after 9:00 a.m., plenty of sausage gravy though and it all smelled good. Nearby is Nana's kitchen good, cheap breakfast and Harry's on Main st. is the best. breakfast and lunch. Make sure to go to the Lake and downtown-beautiful.

  • Liked — Convenient Location
  • Disliked — maid service
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank AuntieWinter4
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Pa
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2008

I love this hotel! Whenever I have been in Lakeland, which has been about 4 times in the last two years, I stay there. The rooms are a good size with comfortable beds and a nice bathroom.

One of my favorite things is the downstairs lobby which has a fountain in the middle of it. As others have said, there is a nice breakfast, not the fanciest not the worst. There is wireless internet in the lobby or free wired internet in the room. I don't remember if they have a business center though where you can print boarding passes.

I haven't used the pool but my husband has. There is a nice gazebo to sit out in and the tropical plants around the hotel are beautiful.

There is a Red Lobster nearby and a lot of other restaurants to choose from. The mall is across the street so this hotel is convenient to shopping, restaurants and I-4 plus friendly staff.

  • Liked — hotel ambience- beautiful lobby and tropical plants outside
  • Disliked — don't remember that there is a business center with printer to print boarding passes
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank joprit
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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87 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2008

This Hotel is great for the interstate traveler. It is right of the the interstate. Easy off
and on. The rate runs about $120 with taxes. There is an IHOP in the same parking
lot with 24 hour food service. Works great for a late night check in after a full day
at one of the local theme parks. Easy access to either Orlando or Tampa airports
for folks flying out in the afternoon the next day who want to get in late and sleep
late.

The front desk folks were mighty helpful. The only major problem is that there is no
in room TV checkout. Just like most LaQuinta's. Might be a big hassle if in a rush
or a line at the front desk. But the only time there seems to a back log at the front
desk is when the checkout time is fast approaching.

A lot of the major national stores within a couple of miles of this hotel.

Ideal for the interstate traveler who wants more than just a place to flop. Decent no
meat breakfast but lots of juice choices, breads, muffins and cereal to throw down
before lunch.

  • Liked — locatin
  • Disliked — no tv checkout available
  • Stayed April 2008
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Helpful?
1 Thank TOMMYNJ
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Vancouver
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2008

We were in Lakeland for a rugby tournament. There were several tournaments for several sports and hotels were heavily booked. We ended up at La Quinta by chance and were surprisingly happy with the hotel given that it is a mid level chain hotel.

The room was pleasant and clean.
Front desk staff were very helpful.
Breakfast were your standard self serve but that's expected
We left clothes in the closet and the desk clerk was quick to say he would check and send them on (haven't arrived yet!)

The location is just off the highway if you are looking for a place to stop over for a night. If you are based in Lakeland, it is about 10-15 minutes north of the center of the town but a quick drive.

It was good value and when we found that 55 qualified as a senior rate they were happy to revise the charge.

The only possible complaint was that the wall unit air conditioner was somewhat loud.

There is an outdoor pool but we didn't use it.

Stayed February 2008
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Thank vancouvertraveler50
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2007

Stayed here for business throughout a number of nights throughout July & August 2006 with colleages (each of us had our own room). Amenities were decent; did not use the pool but used the fitness center a number of times (small room with a tv, a few machines, a treadmill, biking machine, etc). Front desk/staff were very helpful and friendly. Condition of interior & exterior of hotel is good. Rooms were spacious and clean with free internet access, refridgerator, and microwave. Good working area. Beds were clean. Bathrooms had a few knicks in areas, but were overall clean and spacious. Free continental breakfast included pastries (muffins), toast, fruit, cereal, boiled eggs, yogurt, and juice. Hotel is close to 95 and about 5-10 minutes from a number of restaurant chains & the mall. I was comfortable & satisfied during my stay(s) at this hotel and would recommend this hotel to any visitor or business traveler.

  • Liked — Continental breakfast, free internet, close to 95 & restaurants, good working space in room
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled on business
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Thank mk407
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Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites Lakeland West
Address: 1024 Crevasse Street, Lakeland, FL 33809
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lakeland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Lakeland
#7 Family Hotel in Lakeland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Lakeland West 2.5*
Number of rooms: 113
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 & Suites Lakeland West is located directly off Interstate 4, across from the Lakeland Square Mall and surrounded by a variety of restaurants. The hotel is just minutes away from the Lakeland Convention Center, winter home to the Detroit Tigers, Lakeland Cancer Center, Hospital, Florida Southern and Southeastern Colleges. Visit the historic downtown antique district, great museums, and the world's largest single site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture. Tee off at one of the 14 area golf courses or visit the more tan 100 area lakes and enjoy fishing, skiing and boating. Along with our Whatever It Takes Service you will find an award winning clean and spacious guest rooms. Enjoy our Free Bright Side BreakfastTM, resort-style courtyard, heated pool, spa and well-equipped fitness center. Located in the middle of Central Florida, you will have access to Orlando and Tampa International Airports. Check out Cypress Gardens, Disney, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and our famous Gulf and Atlantic beaches...all within an hour's drive ... more   less 
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