OverviewLocated just off an Interstate 10 on-ramp and about an 11-minute drive from Pensacola's city centre, La Quinta Inn Pensacola is popular with road travellers who require an economical and dog-friendly hotel with a free breakfast, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.
This hotel has 130 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering two double beds or one king bed, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board and a coffeemaker. Microwaves and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request.
The hotel also offers a year-round outdoor pool, guest laundry facilities, a free continental breakfast and free parking. Up to two dogs are permitted free of charge.
Denny's is located next door to the hotel, and a La Hacienda, McDonald's and a Waffle House can all be accessed within a 5-minute walk. Historic Pensacola Village is roughly a 13-minute drive southward. Trade Winds Shopping Center is a 6-minute drive south, and Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is approximately a 12-minute drive southeast. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, up to 2 dogs free, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: June 7, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, value and rooms.
Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's staff,. Guests found them to be helpful, pleasant, accommodating and professional.
The hotel's value was praised by numerous guests, who described the room rates as reasonable and inexpensive. The price was considered good for the value received.
Several lodgers enjoyed their accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, cozy, quiet, spacious and well equipped, with comfortable beds and pillows. A few lodgers had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
The hotel's location was also praised for its close proximity to the beach, shopping, restaurants, highway access, the local naval facilities and downtown Pensacola.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the breakfast and the rooms.
Some reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as sparse and uninspiring, with a lack of variety and no hot items.
While the majority of lodgers enjoyed their well-equipped and comfortable accommodations, a few guests were disappointed with aspects of their rooms. They reported worn carpet, musty smells, mould in the bathrooms and some cleaning issues.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with a 75% recommendation rate from 165 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #24 out of 61 Pensacola hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 152 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 from 110 reviews.
The author called the hotel on June 7, 2013 to verify some information.