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La Quinta Inn Abilene
Ranked #24 of 37 Hotels in Abilene
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Two weeks before, I stayed at the La Quinta in Sweetwater, just 40 miles west of Abilene. It's well worth the distance no matter which way you're headed.

This particular La Quinta is situated right off I-20 at the intersection of what must be the local drag strip, because our room, which faced this street (West Lake Road), came fully equipped with natural loudspeakers to blast the sound of racing engines, rumbling exhaust pipes, and profound bass notes from state-of-the-art stereos.

The room was clean enough and the bed was comfortable enough, but that constant sound makes this a very unsuitable location for a motel--especially one without interior hallways; e.g., whose doors open directly to the outside. The hotel clerk told us the speed limit on that road is 70 mph.

The faucet on the lavatory was too hard to turn to the left for hot water, and the hot water took forever to arrive. The shower vacillated between too hot and too cold, no matter the setting I chose.

The free breakfast in the lobby was certainly worth exactly that. Unceremoniously set out, it consisted of cold pre-boiled eggs, a few dry cereals, hot brown water parading as coffee, and stale pastries. Thank goodness, there's a Denny's mere steps away and better yet, a Starbucks at the next exit.

La Quinta can do better than this. And if not, I certainly can--just 40 miles west to Sweetwater.

Room Tip: Go 40 miles west to the La Quinta in Sweetwater.
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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LQ0544GM, General Manager at La Quinta Inn Abilene, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Vanenglish,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I apologize that your stay was not a good one.
I assure you that we are not situated on or near a local drag strip. It does get a bit noisy sometimes because it is a main road.
Again, I apologize for your issues with your stay.

Sincerely,

S. Francis
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

The room was terribly dirty. Front desk staff was very nice but there were dead bugs in the pictures on wall a droplet of blood on sheet and overwhelming citrus smell caused us bad headache. Unacceptable

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LQ0544GM, General Manager at La Quinta Inn Abilene, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

X2655EPjenniferc

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I apologize that your room did not live up to your expectation. This is not the type of stay that I want guests to have when staying with us.
I will use your review to help make this a better place to stay
Thank you for reviewing.

Sincerely,

S. Francis
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This LaQuinta is a little older and shows it. The staff is very nice, the bed was comfortable, and the breakfast was good. A little noisy from the freeway traffic. Good price. Go to the next exit for a large choice of restaurants.

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

As we traveled across country, La Quinta has been a great chain to stay at especially with our cat. Convenient Abilene location, very nice staff and very comfortable room. Clean rooms and such a comfy bed! I highly recommend!

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

the beds were full size and is hard for two person to sleep on the same bed. the rooms were designed for two people even do I ask for 4 adults. the room had a smell of some body smoking and the day I left I know is it that the smoke detector was covered with a tape. I let the front desk know on my way out.

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Address: 3501 West Lake Road, Abilene, TX 79601-1731
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Region: United States > Texas > Abilene
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #24 of 37 Hotels in Abilene
Price Range: $90 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn Abilene 2.5*
Number of rooms: 106
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