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Magnuson Hotel Texarkana
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Texarkana
Austin TX
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118 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2008

We were very pleasantly surprised by this LQ. We've stayed in many and this was one of the nicer ones. It seems like it may have been refurbished recently. It is a night and day difference from the other one at this exit.

Stayed July 2008
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Northern Virginia, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2008

I was a little hesitant to stay here from reading the other reviews, but noticed that many of them were posted a long time ago. I was pleasantly surprised by this property. Our room had been updated. We didn't notice any unusual smells and our room was clean. The staff members were friendly and helpful.

It's certainly not a Westin, but it gets high marks for a clean, inexpensive place to stay while trudging the dog cross country.

  • Liked — Nice room for the money
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2008

We had a team of 9 people say for 2 weeks and the place is a dump. They use a lot of air freshner and the keys don't work for more than 1 or 2 times before you have to go down and get then to recode the card. The towels remind me more of gauze then a towel. The continental breakfast is sad.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
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Boonville, Mo.
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2008

Beware when booking at the La Quinta in Texarkanna. There are two of these hotels in this town (just across the highway from each other). One is very professional and clean and the other is where we stayed. Our experience was so bad that on our return trip we kept driving to another town eventhough we were tired.

Here's what we experienced: When we arrived at about 8pm(after showing up at the wrong hotel first) there was no one in the check in area and the phone was ringing off the hook. When a staff member did arrive about 15 minutes later she did not greet us, didn't really speak to us and never apologized for our lengthy wait (she also never answered the phone). We found our room in spite of her instructions:"just go around there and the second floor is on top of the first floor". And here's the best part...the room was dirty. It smelled funny, there was still coffee in the coffee maker and the toilet had a ring around the water level and a "skid mark" to boot!

Can't say we would recommend the La Quinta #0563 in Texarkana,Tx (the pictures on their website are misleading)

  • Liked — The complimentary breakfast and morning staff were great.
  • Disliked — Unprofessional evening staff and incredibly dirty room!!!!
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
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Boston
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2008

This place is just fine. Not brand new, not great breakfast, but everything was acceptable motel quality, and the staff was exceptionally nice. Stayed here last year and they were nice then, too.

  • Liked — free wireless internet
  • Disliked — TV channel selection
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
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New Orleans
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2008

We picked this La Quinta for a four-day business trip to Texarkana. It was a typical off-the-freeway chain hotel with a free breakfast, big TVs, comfortable beds, small lobby. We found the staff helpful and friendly. I am not sure I would stay there again however because of the hotel's miserable internet service. We checked in on Sunday night and were told the service was down. Finally up on Monday afternoon. It was all right with a few snafus until we left Thursday morning. BUT the inter-hotel phones didn't work -- to call another room one had to call the front desk. Which didn't always answer because their ring was off and only knew there was a call when they saw the board light up. None of these are deal-breaker problems but I was leery of the place because so many small things seemed to go wrong. The internet connection was crucial to our work; we would have checked out if it had been reconnected. I would suggest staying at the LaQuinta across I-30 on the Arkansas side. Not only were we sent there for internet (their wireless service never faltered) but the Ark. hotel has the fitness center that Texas guests must drive to in order to use.

Stayed February 2008
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Texas
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2008

I had to check out early on a Saturday. Although the entire breakfast buffet was on display and readily available, when I tried to cook a waffle, the night manager refused stating "We don't start serving breakfast until 7AM". What difference does it make when the entire breakfast is already available? I told her I was checking out but that didn't make a difference to her. I ate breakfast elsewhere but I will not return. She definitely had a bad attitude in my opinion.

  • Liked — Cost
  • Disliked — Was refused a breakfast because I checked out early
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel Texarkana

Property: Magnuson Hotel Texarkana
Address: 5201 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, TX 75503-2939 (Formerly La Quinta Inn Texarkana)
Location: United States > Texas > Texarkana
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Texarkana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Magnuson Hotel Texarkana 2.5*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at the La Quinta Inn Texarkana and you are in two places at once! Texarkana straddles two states, and at the bi-state Post Office, stand with one foot in Arkansas and the other in Texas. That means twice the service and twice the fun with convenient access to popular attractions of both states, including Spring Lake Park and Wright Patman Lake, and the Border City Bandits Hockey. Hope AR, the birth place of President Clinton is less than a half hour drive from the hotel. The La Quinta Inn Texarkana has plenty of truck parking available. Guests awaken mornings to the aroma of Belgian waffles drifting in from a Free Bright Side Breakfast served daily. We have a sparkling outdoor swimming pool and free use of an off-premise fitness center. Rooms are loaded with amenities including free wireless high-speed Internet access, a coffee maker, iron w/ironing board, hair dryer and more. Located just South of Interstate 30 on Highway 59/71, not far from St. Michaels Hospital. Pets are welcome free of charge ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Texarkana La Quinta
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