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“Christmas 2012” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Quinta Inn Sandpoint

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La Quinta Inn Sandpoint
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Sandpoint
Seattle, Washington, USA
2 reviews
“Christmas 2012”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is our 3rd stay at this hotel in the last 12 months. Great location for walking in downtown Sandpoint. Nice rooms, good breakfast, friendly staff, never had a problem. Good bang for the buck. We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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laquinta0470, Manager at La Quinta Inn Sandpoint, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for the kind words.
We look forward to seeing you again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bend, oregon, USA
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166 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We love this La Quinta. They make traveling with our dogs very easy and comfortable. What we love:
--The staff: Super friendly, very accommodating. Margie is amazing!
--The hot tub: Always clean and hot enough.
--The location: can't get any better than this! 1 minute to downtown and its restaurants and shopping
--Breakfast: For people on the run who are not picky, being able to grab a quick breakfast is nice. It is more than the basics.

La Quinta is a mid-range hotel. Thus, don't expect luxury and a property without quirks. What we would change:
--the heater in our room was located directly next to the bed. It is either on or off, making the fan weird while we slept. Hard to breathe the warm air, but without it, you can hear the slight noise from outside (a problem for a light sleeper like me).
--Building 1 is directly on a fairly busy intersection. The nicest rooms are here, but be prepared for a bit of road noise.
--A protein option on the breakfast would be awesome! But beggars will not be choosers.

We dig it here and will stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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laquinta0470, Manager at La Quinta Inn Sandpoint, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Sanderson3,

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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

So having read the mixed reviews of this hotel I was a bit dubious but I got a really good rate through Hotwire and decided to give it a try. It is awkward getting in and out of the place because of the one ways. The hotel is made up of three buildings across three blocks, however it's right near shopping and restaurants so you can walk. We stayed in the main building. The room was updated, clean, and the beds very comfy. Being on a trip with three women we really enjoyed the second sink in the main shower area and the spaciousness of the whole room. The breakfast was pretty standard but for the price I thought it substantial. I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Try to get a room in the main building. The rooms are very good and its close to the breakfast and e...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Roslie M
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laquinta0470, Front Office Manager at La Quinta Inn Sandpoint, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you for posting on Tripadvisor.
We hope to see you again next time you visit Sandoint ID.
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Portland, Oregon
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284 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

For the local area, this hotel is outrageously over priced.
There are a number of more modern hotels in town which offer a similar, or better, room for $25.00 a night less.

Despite what is indicated elsewhere on this web site, I doubt if anyone has paid $69.00 for a room here since 1988. As of October 2012 the price for 2 was $20.00 higher.

The location has advantages and disadvantages. It is very centrally located in downtown, within easy walking distance to the shops on main street. The two main highways in Northern Idaho, US 2 and Highway 95 both converge at the hotel, so there is a considerable amount of traffic noise.

The rooms are larger than might be expected. But they are very blandly decorated.
The furnature in our room had seem much better days. the fold out sofa bed in the room was still in the room - even though it was obviously broken and a pain to sit on.

There is nothing particularly wrong about this property... but nothing particularly nice, or particularly memorable. Much like your typical Motel Six or similar property.

I am a regular patron at other La Quinta's and this hotel is substantially below any other LaQuinta property I have ever visited.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the side AWAY from the main highway -- they are substantially quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kelly B
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laquinta0470, General Manager at La Quinta Inn Sandpoint, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
We do strive to ensure all our guests have a comfortable and pleasant stay. The sofa bed in that room does need replaced. Thank you for reminding me of this. I was remiss in not replacing it at the beginning of summer when we replaced other sofa beds. We will replace it.

We do care very much about our hotel and the level of service we offer. I appreciate all comments that help us in offering a better product to our guests. We are in the hospitality business and we feel that is defined as "that personal gift of caring". We care about our guests, our employees and our hotel.

Thank you for your assistance and comments.
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Over-priced and disappointing accommodation. Bed was comfortable but room very worn out and dated. We were put in block away from main building, no lift and had to carry heavy suitcases upstairs. The plumbing is extremely noisy and you can hear next door flushing and running water. We had drunken, noisy people in room below. All-in-all would not recommend, especially for the price we paid.

Room Tip: Would not recommend any rooms in this hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Pauline S
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laquinta0470, General Manager at La Quinta Inn Sandpoint, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Hi Pauline, I am sorry you were disappointed with our hotel. We do have three seperate buildings included in our property. We have two buildings with elevators and you must have been placed in the third building near the whirlpool and fitness center. I am sorry you had noisy neighbors and were disappointed with the condition of the room. We are in the process of updating some of our rooms. I'd appreciate the opportunity to address the issues with you personally if you can contact me @ lq0470gm@laquinta.com. We want to be sure our guests all have a comfortable clean room and a good night's rest at our hotel. Again, I am sorry this was not the case with you and I'd like to make it up to you. Thank you for responding on Trip Advisor and bringint this to my attention.
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Kennewick, Washington
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136 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

The bed is very comfortable, rooms are very spacious, 'fridge in the room was a nice touch and the location was great!

This La Quinta is on an awkward corner as you are heading north out of the walking area of town. I have looked at it many times traveling through or staying elsewhere. I got a great rate and decided why not try. I am very glad I did. Ok, so I agree it is nothing extra special, it is located just out of downtown so do not hope for "views" and the property is piecemeal separated by a street but for the value it was just fine. Clean, very comfortable beds, TV was a decent size and it worked and the hot tub was within 30 seconds walk from my room. Did I say pets were welcome too? And there was a small refrigerator in the room. The bathroom had a sink as well as just outside the bathroom too. That is a plus in my book so someone can use a mirror or sink while the bathroom is occupied.

If you ski there is plenty of space for equipment but the beds are tucked close to the wall on one side and heater on the other.

The building I was in was an "outside" access so you get to your room by walking down and open hallway covered but outside. We were on the first floor but it was raised up 6 steps so not ground level.

Walking distance to downtown was 2 blocks or so and there is Stone Mountain Coffee out the back one block over (or if you like Starbucks it is that two blocks to town and a block or two over...so also close by).

The front desk had brownies for guests and gave us a great recommendation for dinner as well as a coupon for a free appetizer! The Hydra Restaurant had a wonderful selection (on the high side of $ but worth it!) and my friend and I both had the most wonderful steaks! It too is only 3-4 blocks away near Second and Lake streets.

I paid way more for the Holiday Inn (new a few years back)near Schweitzer Mtn and had the worst night sleep...those beds had waterproof mattress pads that crinkle when you move and keep you awake. Plus they are not comfy beds either). I will not stay there ever again. Also paid more for the Best Western Edgewater (which yes...is on the water but the city park is so close by that it is easy to get to by walking. I suppose here I do need to offer that the Edgewater has rooms that accept pets and that open right onto a huge lawn facing the lake. La Quinta has a park right across the street that has a no dogs sign. The edge of the parking lot separating it from the roadway has a 2 foot grassy area only. So for travelers with pets this can pose difficulties. The city park also does not allow dogs even if on a leash but the Edgewater is right there and their lawn is pet friendly...just bring a bag!

Anyone that reads my reviews knows I rate on amenities as well as value. I have posted poor ratings on 4 star properties and good ratings on lower qualities places based on staff, cleanliness, bed comfort and most especially value. This La Quinta is nothing extra special. It is even on the older, outdated side. You can find other places around. But for the value, bed comfort, the easy access to town, allowing pets and providing breakfast, it was worth the one night stay for me.

Room Tip: If you like to use the hot tub at hotels this one was away from the pool near where we were in the...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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laquinta0470, Manager at La Quinta Inn Sandpoint, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Thank you for the layout and nice coments about our hotel.
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California
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

The manager was exceptionally nice. We stayed one night en route north and liked it enough that we stayed two nights when returning home. Our room and bed were clean and comfortable. Both stays I used the guest laundry. The motel layout is quirky. It's been added on to, but that did not diminish our stay. The outside does look worn, but the the friendliness of the staff and the clean room made up for it. The restaurant located in the complex, Connie's Cafe, serves excellent homemade food.

Sandpoint is a charming little town and we took in the shops while there. MickDuff's Brewery also had great food and beer, but was loud.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kjo5711
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laquinta0470, Manager at La Quinta Inn Sandpoint, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
On behalf of my staff I would like to THANK YOU for your nice comments. We try to stand by the slogan. "hospitality is that personal gift of caring. it is me taking care of you because it is you"
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Property: La Quinta Inn Sandpoint
Address: 415 Cedar St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1414
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Location: United States > Idaho > Sandpoint
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Sandpoint
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn Sandpoint 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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