by Morgan Agesen
Amenities at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Columbia include complimentary wireless internet access throughout the hotel, the complimentary Bright Side Breakfast buffet, complimentary onsite parking, and pets stay free. The complimentary Bright Side Breakfast buffet includes waffles, hot and cold cereal, bread and muffins, pastries, fresh fruit, and all-you-can-drink coffee and juice. Nearby restaurants include Ruby Tuesday, Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, and Shakespeare’s Pizza. Rooms feature cable television, coffeemakers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, and flat screen televisions. Select rooms feature microwave ovens and refrigerators, as well. Nearby attractions include Cosmopolitan Park, Midway Expo Center, Columbia Mall, The District, Hearns Center, Mizzou Arena, and Faurot Field. Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is noon.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Bright Side Breakfast buffet
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Pets stay free
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Stayed their for a night with my dog and was given a room on the first floor near a side door which was a plus. After getting settled I noticed that the room had a smoke smell. We were so tired that we just crashed for the night and put up with the smell. In the morning, being a little more awake, I noticed that the previous occupant had wrapped plastic around the smoke alarm so it wouldn't go off when they smoked. I reported it to the desk in the morning, but overall I would not rank this a pleasurable stay.
In general, the staff was a pleasure and the décor was as expected. Could use some updating. The hotel is pet friendly, which is a plus for some. The continental breakfast was a plus, of course. The hotel is near shopping an close to downtown Columbia.