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“Not (Even) Up to La Quinta Standards” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Raleigh Durham Airport S

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Raleigh Durham Airport S
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Morrisville
Blacksburg, VA
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65 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not (Even) Up to La Quinta Standards”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

The REAL LaQuinta next door purchased this old Baymont Inn and tried to remake it into a LaQuinta. You can slap makeup on a pig, but its still a pig.

Without any indication of which building to go to and being unaware of the "new" La Quinta, I tried to check in at the real La Quinta. They had my name and reservation, but told me I would have to check in across the street. So I reloaded my luggage into the car and drove across the street.

The manager was training a new guy, so it took a while to check in. When they finally found my name (which they had immediately located next door), I went to the fourth floor and the room key didn't work. So I lugged all of my stuff back downstairs and they reprogrammed my keys. On the second trip up the key did not work again, which I thought would probably be the case. For the third trip up the manager accompanied me with new keys so she could discover for herself that they did not work. She asked me to wait in the hallway while she got me a different room (as it turns out, my intended room was occupied). So I got a tiny room next to the elevator, but I suspect that they are all tiny. It took me almost 45 minutes from the time I arrived to the time I got into a room. The manager said she was sorry, but that was all I got.

The wash basin is in the entry way, and the dimly-lit bathroom has a tub made for midgets and a fan that competes with the significant airport jet noise coming through the walls. There were a number of maintenance issues with the room - the front of the heating unit was detached, the outlets at the desk are not functional, there is nowhere to plug in an alarm or cell phone next to the bed, and the curtains were installed so that they will not close all the way (a large gap lets in morning light). There was no "Do Not Disturb" sign available. Oh, and the Internet connection is S L O W.

When I returned from dinner I parked my car in the back lot as the front lot was full, and sure enough there was no access through the back door - just a note apologizing for the inconvenience. I sure am glad it wasn't raining.

I realize La Quinta is not the most luxurious chain, but they have always provided me with excellent value on trips where I mainly need function and not frills. The friendly staff at this location could not compensate for the fact this is a former cut-rate Baymont with maintenance issues. There are plenty of other hotels next door that will give you better value for your money.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bolivia, North Carolina
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134 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Chose this hotel as convient place to stay close to Raleigh airport for early AM fight. This is on older hotel that can use some updates. Room is average in size. Nice desk for writing and computer work. Free room WIFI. Good point is that AM breakfast starts at 4:30 AM. Other perk is that there is free on site parking for up to 10 days - which I am using for 7 day trip.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

I booked this hotel for business. I was flying out of Raleigh in the am and retuning late evening. I needed to stay near airport and based on star ratings this hotel and chain seamed reasonable.

Not even close....remined me of a motel 6

Do not stay here unless you are on a extreme budget.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsburgh
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

The hotel is located close to the airport and has comfortable clean rooms. The staff are polite and friendly. Nothing fancy but at such a competitive price the value can't be beat. The breakfast is a great bonus too.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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North Port, Florida
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

This Hotel is located right outside the airport and the Interstate. Clean rooms, great hot breakfast, and a very nice staff. Excellent shuttle service to and from the Airport. We didn't arrive until Midnight and the Hotel still sent a shuttle out to pick us up. The breakfast has just about everything you want including hot Waffles and is kept stocked very well. The only drawback is you are at the airport and planes start flying overhead at 6:15 am. Check best available rates and AARP rates if it applies since discounts seem to change.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Carmel, Indiana
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72 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

This hotel is a great airport hotel. The staff are awesome and the rooms were very clean, comfortable and nice. Slept very well here and there are a ton of dining options within a couple of miles. Staff here are accomodating and eager to help any way they can. WOuld highly recommend this hotel for families, business travellers like myself, or those just needing a night before or after a flight.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn & Suites Raleigh Durham Airport S

Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites Raleigh Durham Airport S
Address: 1001 Aerial Center Pkwy, Morrisville, NC 27560-9271
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Morrisville
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 ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Morrisville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Raleigh Durham Airport S 2.5*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport South is less than one mile from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. With easy freeway access, you are located in the middle of all that Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill has to offer: The PNC Arena, NC State University, Duke University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Red Hat Amphitheater, NC Fairgrounds, Durham Performing Arts Center, Research Triangle Park as well as many other attractions are all within a short drive of the property! There is no doubt that you will wake up on the Bright Side after a restful night's sleep in one of our Bright Morning comfy pillow-top beds. Our spacious guestrooms also feature complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, Plug Play flat panel HD TVs, microwaves & refrigerators in select rooms, iron & ironing board, individual cup coffee makers, and many other amenities. We offer complimentary parking for up to 7 days for all guests that will be flying in and out of RDU. ... more   less 
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