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“Overpriced with Indifferent Staff”

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Kalispell
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Kalispell
Reviewed June 12, 2006

I have been traveling worldwide for almost thirty years; when I write about any lodging establishment I consider three basic characteristics: 1). Was I safe there? 2). Was I comfortable there? and 3). Would a reasonable experienced traveler conclude that the price they paid for the loding was appropriate, considering the location, the season, and the overall physical condition of the establishment.

The La Quinta Inn in Kalispell was clearly overpriced at $134.00 per night on Saturday, 3 June, 2006. Yes, I was safe and comfortable there, but I am sure a reasonable traveler will conclude that it is clearly overpriced, even for a summer rate. It is not a full-size establishment with a full variety of ammenities to support the high price, but a clean comfortable place. It is a hard-to-find hotel with a surprisingly small street sign that you will miss if you don't drive slow and carefully watch. To access the hotel you have to negotiate a not-so-well marked intersection that has four lanes of traffic converging to one turn. Be careful here.

The rooms don't have telephone books; I wanted to check to see if the main road going through Glacier National Park was open. I needed the phone number to the Park. I walked to the front desk and asked the desk attendant if she could help me with finding a phone number. She simply told me to call the local telephone exchange information number. I asked her for her copy of the telephone book and while she was watching, I turned the pages and within seconds found the number I was looking for.

When checking out Sunday morning, I had to look and look and look for the desk attendant, as the attendant was no where to be seen. She finally showed after I walked down the hall and called for "anyone home?" I have learned not to expect five-star service from what appears to be summer hires, but with a bit of effort the desk attendants could have been much more helpful to some basic requests and services.

Kalispell has many other lodging options available, I would check them first before going back to the La Quinta Inn.

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Reviewed May 22, 2006

This was my first experience with La Quinta and I was pleasantly surprised.
I had always thought that this was a low-end, economy hotel chain, but I was wrong. This hotel had very nice, clean rooms with all the important amenities, including a small refrigerator, microwave, coffemaker, iron, ironing board, and blow dryer. There were also some nice "small touches," like a plastic bag for dirty or wet clothes.
The hotel had a workout room, swimming pool, jacuzzi, and guest laundry.
There was a smalll "office" off the lobby that was set up with some basic supplies and a computer that offered free internet access.
The continental breakfast was nice and included a self-serve waffle iron, juice, fruit, cereal, and the usual assortment of bread products like bagels, doughnuts, etc. The coffee bar was set up nicely with some flavor options. There was also coffee available in the lobby. You might have to ask for directions to the breakfast room. It's behind the office and down the hall a bit.
The staff was very pleasant, friendly and helpful.
I took the advice of another TripAdvisor review writer and asked for a room on the mountain view side of the hotel. There wasn't too much of a view, but the other side of the hotel faces a recycling center.
I also noticed some lower level rooms (slightly below ground), so you might also want to request an upper level. They have an elevator.
Also, when you try to find the hotel, you have to look very closely. The La Quinta sign is very small and the hotel is hard to find from the road. Just look for a recycling center and a car dealership that apparently specializes in very large pickup trucks. The hotel is in between.
Don't worry...the location is better than it sounds, and the hotel is very nice. Great stone-and-log decor at a great price. I was pleasantly surprised and definitely would stay there again.

2  Thank TravelerCarolee
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Reviewed March 27, 2006

This was my second time staying here... It is very comfortable, bright, clean... has free wireless internet, pretty good coffee available all the time, and a decent free breakfast. Also, the rooms have a small refrigerator and microwave and coffee pot. Oh, it also has a pool and a workout room, which I haven't used (but probably should). One suggestion if you're planning on staying: request a room with a mountain view! Otherwise, you may be facing a big recycling yard with forklifts, etc. making a lot of noise. I would hate that! But the mountain views are gorgeous.

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2  Thank julieruthie
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Reviewed September 12, 2005

This was our first experience with La Quinta. I had heard good things, but had no idea how good. The property, we were told, was about 5 years old. It looked almost new. The room was clean and bright, the service was excellent and the breakfast was great. I would recommend this hotel to anyone going through Kalispell on their way to Glacier National Park. You will have a good experience.

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Reviewed October 1, 2015
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  • Stayed: September 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2015
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  • Stayed: September 2015, traveled as a couple
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Thank Luca M
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Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2015, traveled with friends
Thank Daniele G
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites Kalispell

Address: 255 Montclair Dr, Kalispell, MT 59901-3229
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Location: United States > Montana > Kalispell
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 ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Kalispell
#7 Family Hotel in Kalispell
Price Range: $78 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Kalispell 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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