My husband and I stayed there for 2 nights while visiting our daughter, who had a special event at MSU. Proximity to the school was great; the hotel does have an airport shuttle, but it's not always available, so it's probably best to call ahead if you're needing a ride from the airport. The shuttle is a hotel van driven by the handyman, who is very nice, but unfortunately a heavy smoker, so the van reeked of smoke.
We had a room with a king size bed along the back corridor, so no pool noise there. The room was average but reasonably clean and the bed was fairly comfortable, though the pillows were quite small and squishy, so not to our liking. The bathroom, however, was the size of a closet - if you're taller than 5'6", you won't be able to get the door past your knees if you're sitting on the toilet, so claustrophobics beware! That was a real turn off for us - fortunately, you don't have to spend too much time in the bathroom! Also, be aware that there is no thermostat in the room, so you can't control the heat and there are no outside windows to open, so it gets quite stuffy. Adding a ceiling fan would really help to alleviate this problem, I think.
There is a nice indoor pool area, and they give one hour of adults only time on Fr and Sat nights, so we didn't have to contend with children splashing around in the pool. The jacuzzi was nice, with the water at a good temp, though it was very sudsy. They do tend to keep the pool area quite cool, which means you feel pretty cold if you are sitting around in a wet bathing suit.
They do give you a slip for 2 free drinks at the poolside bar, which is a nice touch.
Breakfast is serve yourself, not fancy but quite adequate. I'd recommend avoiding the scrambled eggs (definitely taste powdered) and go for the hardboiled ones instead. They do have waffle makers, so you can have a fresh waffle.
Desk staff is very courteous, no complaints there. Overall, I'd say it's average, the rooms are quite basic, so if you want something nicer you probably have to spend a bit more. Our room was $99/night - while not expensive, I'm not sure you'd call it a bargain for Lansing either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The University Quality Inn is conveniently located right off of US-127, minutes from downtown Lansing, MSU, and within walking distance of 14 restaurants and 70 stores. The University Quality Inn offers rooms that are very spacious, a courtyard where you can enjoy the indoor pool, activity area and fitness center. You’ll find that our hotel is a great place to gather with a group or have a relaxing getaway. We offer rooms with luxurious heart shaped Jacuzzis, and comfortable suites for the entire family. We offer special group rates for corporate events and meetings, weddings, sports functions and various other events. Ask us about our special rates for your event. Whether it is for business or pleasure, we are sure you will find just what you need at the University Quality Inn. We offer the utmost in customer service and satisfaction; we are committed to making sure that your event meets all your expectations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- University Quality Hotel Lansing
- Quality Inn University
- Quality Inn Lansing
- Lansing Quality Inn