Got the last hotel room available within 5 miles. Stayed for one night on business. Orientation going on at Baylor, so rooms were scarce.
What can I say? It's a La Quinta, and an OLD one at that. The age showed everywhere, no telling how long since the last remodeling. Old, stained carpet, mildew on the tile grout in the shower/tub. Then, there was the yuck factor - hair stuck to the back of the shower. Otherwise, I assume the room was clean; not sure I even want to know.
The room was overpriced for a La Quinta. Probably because they stay pretty full with University visitors.
Hotel is right on I45, so highway noise is a factor, but tolerable. Because of the layout of the place (some rooms are across the road, 9th St), wifi reception was an aggravating problem.
Highlight was the young man behind the counter when I checked in, Justin. He was very nice and helpful, even acted as a Concierge when I asked him about nearby places. Offered his own reviews and provided good directions. What a great staff person. A nice moment in an otherwise fair experience.
Best part about this La Quinta is the location, particularly if you have business at Baylor. For all practical purposes, this is an on-campus hotel.
Only tip is this: although the cluster of rooms across the road is quaint, get a room near the office, not the pool, if you can and if you need Internet access. Of course, if it is the only room in town, you just gotta take what you get. Check on University events and room availabilities early.
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