We've stayed at a lot of La Quinta properties, and this is the second worse we've ever encountered. When we checked in, the clerk confirmed a king non-smoking. What we ended up with was a smoking room. We kept the room, do the close proximity where we walk our dogs. the rooms are small, with a very tiny tub/toilet combination. Besides the odor of smoke, the area between the beds and nightstands looked as if it hadn't been vacuumed in a while. The door to the toilet/tub area could not close, due to the amount of paint on the door edge. Shower curtain was mildewed along the bottom edge. Towels were the most coarse towels I have ever used - thin and sandpaper-like. Breakfast is dull, with very limited selection (thank goodness for IHOP). The parking lot is horrible - full of cracks and potholes. The only upsides were the friendliness of the counter staff, and the close proximity to the mall and an abundance of restaurants (within 2 miles). Don't think we'll stay here again. Next nearest LQ is Shreveport (if westbound on I-20) or Vicksburg (eastbound)
I stayed at this motel (the room entrances open to the parking lot, not the halls) for one night on business. The beds were decent and the room was reasonably clean. However, I felt very unsafe here. I immediately got a bad vibe when I pulled up and noticed the condemned buildings next door. The woman at the front desk, while very pleasant, made sure to tell me to park as close to my room door as possible and that security would not arrive until 11pm. At about 8pm someone knocked on my door. I looked through the peep hole to see the girl from the front desk, so I opened the door. She then stepped aside and a man in plain clothes with no nametag walked into my room. I questioned him and only then did he explain that he was maintenance and needed to check the hotel wireless router that was located in my room. There was no phone call prior to their arrival and they did not ask permission to come into my room. As a single female traveler I felt very uncomfortable and unsafe. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. When the people in my meeting the next morning heard where I stayed they said, "Honey, do not ever stay there again. If we'd know we would have come and picked you up!".
We were very happy with our stay at LaQuinta Inn. The staff was very nice and also helpful. Everything was clean and wonderfully inviting! Location was great! Very close to mall and where we needed to be!
Anytime you find your self heading East bound on interstate 20 through West Monroe do stop in at the La Quinta and be greeted by Carla who works at the front desk and has a great smile, she will make you feel right at home. All the staff are Great, rooms are clean and the price is right.
Hotel was clean and very reasonably priced. It's easy access to/ from I-20. When I travel for work, I like to be able to take my dog, and La Quinta is very accommodating in that regard.
My room didn't have a fridge or microwave, which surprised me. Guess I should have checked.
The location is not within walking distance to anything at all, so be prepared to drive for meals. However, as mentioned, its close proximity to the highway is quite convenient.