I'm a La Quinta regular and I plan to stay with the chain whenever I can. Unfortunately, the Harrisburg location was the worst one so far.
I was quite happy with the accommodations. I know La Quinta is in the business of buying locations from other owners and bringing them up to speed; this one shows some signs of prior owner neglect--spotty carpeting in halls, odd door plaques where I guess room numbers used to be before the La Quinta brand room numbers went on the walls. The rooms were a little less spacious than others in the chain, but still comfortably furnished, clean as a whistle, and provided with free wireless internet--always a plus.
The desk staff were faultlessly friendly, efficient and helpful.
Where the place failed utterly was the breakfast. I am quite fond of the cook-your-own-on-the-flip-iron waffles, and I determined I would indulge in one despite my dietary restrictions. Well, the waffle was as expected, the butter was creamy, but the syrup tasted bitter and off-tone. Then I tried to get my protein with a hard-cooked egg, but the first bite was horrid--mealy, dry, and bitter-tasting. I choked it down, discarded the rest, and spent the remainder of the day wondering if I ought to have spat it out to avoid gastric distress-fortunately no such tummy trouble developed.
I did communicate those troubles with the front desk. Hope they can invest in better syrup and perhaps they ought to keep those eggs on ice? Well, the coffee was OK and I suppose the bagels and OJ were palatable--some things are hard to mess up.
I did note a good number of guests with dogs in the hotel, and thought it was nice of them to accommodate our pets.
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