Located just off Interstate 10 and about a 5-minute drive from Louisiana State University, La Quinta Inn Baton Rouge is geared towards road travellers who require an economical and pet-friendly hotel with a free breakfast, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a microwave and a mini-fridge are also available, as are smoking, non-smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, guest laundry, a business centre, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Free passes to a nearby fitness centre are also offered (please contact the hotel for details). Pets up to 50 lbs are permitted free of charge.
Baton Rouge's city centre is about a 7-minute drive from the hotel, while Acadian Village Shopping Center can be found 10 minutes away on foot. Baton Rouge River Center is roughly a 5-minute drive from the hotel and Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) is a 12-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets up to 50 lbs stay free, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 6, 2014)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's staff, value and location.
Many lodgers praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as helpful, friendly, accommodating and professional. One patron noted, "The staff here was exceptional and they even called the room to make sure everything was o.k. in the room".
Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hotel's value and described the rates as affordable, reasonable, great and low. One traveller remarked, "Although the surrounding hotels charge up to double what I paid, I doubt a single one of them has beds half as comfortable, rooms as quiet, or staff as friendly and helpful!".
The hotel's location was convenient for several guests. They described it as safe and close to restaurants, highway access, Louisiana State University, shopping, gas stations, downtown Baton Rouge, Walmart and Blue Bayou Water Park.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms and breakfast.
Although several guests reported quiet rooms with comfortable beds, several reviewers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn fixtures and bathrooms, cleaning issues, musty odours and no microwaves or mini-fridges in some rooms.
The hotel's free breakfast was a source of disappointment for some lodgers. They described it as limited with a poor selection, no hot items and a small eating area.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.4 out of 5 with a 76% recommendation rate from 453 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #40 of 69 Baton Rouge hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 113 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.8 out of 10 from 58 reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 6, 2014 to verify some information.