Located just off Interstate 40 and a 9-minute drive from Amarillo's city centre, the Baymont Inn and Suites Amarillo is geared towards business and vacation travellers who require an economical hotel with a free breakfast, a heated outdoor pool and easy highway access.
This hotel has 116 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering one king bed or one or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. King rooms with a seating area and sofabed are available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.
The hotel also offers a heated outdoor pool, a business centre, a free continental breakfast and free parking. Pets are permitted for an additional $15 per pet, per night.
La Fiesta Grande Restaurant can be found about a 2-minute drive or 6-minute walk southeast of the hotel, and Denny's is less than a 1-minute walk away. Lawndale Shopping Center is a 15-minute walk southward. The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame is roughly a 3-minute drive east, and Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (AMA) is about a 10-minute drive northeast. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $15/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: June 21, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's breakfast, value and location.
Many guests praised the hotel's complimentary breakfast, describing it as excellent and great, with lots of hot and cold items and great coffee. One reviewer remarked, "The breakfast they offer is above the average all carb. ones you get at most hotels".
Numerous lodgers were pleased with the hotel's value. They described the rates as affordable and excellent and felt the hotel was a good bargain. They also cited the free breakfast and free Wi-Fi as adding to the hotel's worth.
The hotel's location was considered convenient by several reviewers. They found it to provide easy access to the airport and Amarillo's downtown, as well as being close to highway access, shopping, a gas station and restaurants.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the lack of elevator and the rooms.
Some lodgers were disappointed at the hotel's lack of elevator. They recommended those with mobility issues and heavy luggage book rooms on the hotel's ground floor.
While many guests were pleased with their clean, quiet and spacious rooms, some reviewers had complaints. They reported dated decor, worn carpets, weak and intermittent Wi-Fi signals and uncomfortable beds. It was also disappointing to a few guests that their rooms did not offer a microwave or mini-fridge.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 from 171 reviews. TripAdvisor.com
guest reviews ranked the hotel #35 of 66
Amarillo hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 124 reviews.
Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with an 83% recommendation rate from 112 reviews.
The author called the hotel on June 21, 2013 to verify some information.