We stopped here on our way home to Florida... We were told we had the last room.... The situation of the hotel location was confusing, you drive through another hotels parking lots to get to this hotel .. Older building, alot of activity that evening .. .. room was small, vanity was very small had no room for make-up bags or med . bag... .. we needed to refrigerate my husband's insulin and refrigerator was not cold .. I called down stairs , they sent up a woman who didn't communicate well, couldn't offer much solution to our insulin problem needing to be refrigerated.. I asked if she had a small back up one , she offered nothing , I than asked if she had one downstairs in they Office .. she offered no solution to that inquiry .. She than pointed to a plug and said that was the problem .. That plug turned out to be the TV 's plug!! She kept saying it feels cold to me she said ... Several hours after we went out for dinner we called down again and said this refrigerator is still not cold THAN the Night clerk said bring the insulin down here to our kitchen .. Wow ! I told the clerk the woman they sent up offered us nothing . My husband was determined to find out why it was working...He spent the rest of the evening hunting down the problem ... He pulled out the furniture that blocked the plug where the Refrigerator was REALLY plugged into .. He finally found that the Refrig. plug needed some help , (which he fixed) Finally it started to cool ... We also I went to a La Quinta, because in the past La Quinta has good quality comfortable mattresses.. Having had spinal surgery I need a comfortable mattress ... The mattress was horrible!!! poor quality, compared to my last two La Quinta's I stayed at in GA and Maryland. The light bulb was out as you enter the room.. Being up in years we noticed other things about this hotel that they need better maintenance .. As you age, we find it it is hard to see as clearly, The buttons on the inside of elevators were worn off couldn't read what floor you were going to ...I appreciate that hotels let folks bring our pets ... but the grounds around this hotel had broken beer bottles and I quickly had to pull my dog away from stepping on one out back of the hotel, on the ribbon edge of lawn this hotel has . When we were checking out the next morning I did call down to alert the hotel that we would be checking out and my husband would be down to pick up his insulin bag.. I mentioned the maintenance issue... When I did physically go down to turn in the key card, I said to the desk clerk in the lobby that I think this hotel needed some maintenance.. not knowing if it was the same clerk that answered the phone before.. this clerk told me" I only needed to say it once" !!! So I can not give this hotel a high rating ....La Quinta should review this property ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It's easy to relax, stay energized, and get to where you need to be from the La Quinta Inn MainGate - Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Downtown Columbia and the South Carolina State Capitol are a short six mile drive. The Colonial Center and Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center are only 6.5 miles, while William Brice Stadium is just seven miles from the hotel. Fort Jackson is only 1 mile away. Neighboring cities include Fort Acres, Fort Jackson, West Columbia, Cayce, and Sumter SC.Essential amenities like free high-speed Internet access throughout, fitness center, rooms with microwave and refrigerator, meeting facilities, free local calls, and Free Bright Side Breakfast® compliment our superior location to local businesses and major roadways. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Quinta Inn Maingate-Fort Jackson Hotel Columbia
- Columbia La Quinta
- La Quinta Columbia