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Review of La Quinta Inn Bend

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La Quinta Inn Bend
Ranked #12 of 44 Hotels in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 10, 2011

La Quinta, Bend Oregon, room 206.

Have you ever stayed in a room with a little bar fridge in it? If so, you will probably know the pain of waking up to everything frozen in it. The only other situation that I have come across, is a bar fridge that wouldn’t keep a bucket of ice cool for twenty minutes.

This was not the case at the La Quinta in Bend Oregon. The refrigerator worked perfectly.

Other items that also worked well:

- The TV - although it was old and only received the channels that on some reality show, were probably voted as the most likely not to survive.
- The lights, having stated this, the switch by the door controlled some unexpected fixtures, scattered about the room.
- The wake-up call (a real person).

The room had a minute kitchenette (we didn’t expect this). It had a sink with the cold and hot (or more, just cold and cold) water faucets reversed. I looked under the counter to discover why (my engineering mind at work). I found that the plumbing that went to the petite dishwasher was piped into it in such a way that it would be entirely impossible for the only hose available, on the day of installation, to reach the proposed hot water outlet. The solution was one of a shear genius in nature. By simply reversing the (expected) hot and cold water taps around, the pipe fit.

The problem of potentially scalding future patrons was simple. Do not supply hot water to the sink. Note, in the rare case that this might fail (i.e. hot water actually comes out), they only left the “cold” label on the left side.

This whole assembly would have undoubtedly fail inspection by a competent building inspector.

Enough of this hot water (too bad it wasn’t true). The bathroom was laid out nicely with the sink outside the toilet and tub room. Unfortunately, after I ran about the same amount of water that goes over Niagara Falls in an hour, I gave up on getting hot water to this sink. There was a solution to this. Run the tub for a minute. This seemed to suck the hot water up to the room including the bathroom hot water fixture.

The shower (standing a five foot nine inches) had good pressure and on my scale would rate a solid seven out of ten.

When I was wee, the local fair grounds had toilet paper made from recently recycled cardboard. As I aged, this slowly disappeared. I thought, until my first trip to Britain in the mid nineties, that this was true around the world. Not so but even our friends, in England and Scotland, finally flushed the rest of this down the loo.

There were however, some massive amounts of this remaining. La Quinta in Bend Oregon has bought the remaining world supply. I hope that by the time you visit (and I wouldn’t necessarily discourage a stopover) that this too will all be flushed down the john.

The bed was comfortable, as were the chairs and desks in the room. Wifi worked. The 75 pound door (okay, I didn’t weigh it) blocked out all hall noise (could have blocked out an AK47 assault). The room was dead quiet.

Breakfast was included and was very edible. I loved the waffle maker. It made a great change from toast, cereals, donuts, etc. I wish there were a way to have all the small cups used to pour the mixture into, reused. I just hate throwing objects away.

The standard at all the La Quintas that we have stayed at, is to have great staff. This was the case in Bend. Wonderful, fun and sometimes informative folks, are just who you will meet at the front desk.

The location pretty well dictates that you drive (not too far) for dinner. There was a bar next door as well as a Japanese sushi joint. At the edge of the parking lot was a Chevron gas station which will help you to a quick get-a-way.

The bottom line, not a bad place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

After spending the day at Crater Lake, my husband and I checked in to the La Quinta in Bend. Front desk staff was pleasant, room was clean, comfortable and spacious. Internet worked well. Breakfast was crowded (as are all La Quintas), but well stocked. Although the location is not in downtown or the Mill, it was not an inconvenience to drive. Bend is a beautiful city and this La Quinta Inn was a positive contribution to an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

This was a very pleasant surprise. The services provided were excellent and the staff was very helpful and took pride in their work. There was a quiet ambiance that you would find in a much more expensive hotel. The location was so convenient to all that Bend has to offer also.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

This is, I think, the lowest quality LaQuinta I have ever stayed at....
the good: still the best bet for traveling with a pet at a reasonable price; pleasant helpful staff; as clean as you can get an older property, good parking, large room (king) with mini-kitchen; comfy bed, good climate control; it's in Bend! Walk your dog in the Old Mill District along the river!
the "maybe it matters, maybe it doesn't": at the south end of business 97; close to chain stores, Walmart, gas, easy access to the north/south Parkway (97 "bypass"); Starbucks a half mile north on business 97, drive-thru/walk up espresso shop next door; ugly commercial property and views front and sides, ugly trailers out back; pool water mirky.
the bad: crummy old building that looks and feels worn out; stained carpet in halls and room; noisy in room refrigerator required unplugging to sleep; noise from rooms on either side and creeky floor above, small area for dogs to use and absolutely no where nice in walking distance; you pretty much have to drive to go anywhere you or your pet would want or need to go.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

Older property. NO ELEVATOR. Rooms small and a little dated but a decent value.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

The front desk staff was polite and helpful. The room was clean and quiet. The dog area was nearby, and nicely kept.

My only problem is that the first floor is garden level, so you sort of feel underground. There are windows open to the outside, but they're very low compared to the ground outside.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

Another great stay on our MT road trip. Got in at 6pm on a Fri. 5 people in line and only one person checking in, not a good start. Reviews warned about the pool so we stayed out. The room was a very pleasant surprise. Very clean, comfy beds, and a mini kitchen! Very close to the Outlet mall, got some great stuff at the Columbia Store. Ate at Boston's, a block down, said pizza on the outside but has a whole menu of options. I had the chicken Parma, it was wonderful.

You need to use your room key to turn on the ac, make sure you have them explain to you how it works.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn Bend

Address: 61200 S Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702-2522
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Location: United States > Oregon > Central Oregon > Bend
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 44 Hotels in Bend
Price Range: $89 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn Bend 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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