It is my belief that not every Las Vegas hotel stay needs to be at a luxury 5 Star hotel on The Strip. And I’m perfectly at peace with that. It just makes those stays all the more special. However, when planning most of my (seemingly quite frequent) jaunts to Sin City my priorities are: clean, safe, friendly, affordable, user friendly, close enough to the action and welcomes dogs like my little man Elliott. I feel so fortunate to have found all of these and more at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport South. I consider it somewhat of a hidden gem!
Located just south of McCarran Airport, on a quiet street in a totally acceptable and safe neighborhood with abundant complimentary parking, a pleasing exterior and a simply lovely albeit petite lobby. Rooms and bathrooms are always sparkling clean and are furnished with a small fridge, microwave and even a Keurig Coffee/Tea maker with a small stock of K-cups to select from. What a nice touch! The pool area is very appealing and both the pool & hot tub are very clean and well kept. Same goes for the workout room. You will find it very sufficient should you ever feel the need to pump iron or run the treadmill while you are in Las Vegas?
Let’s see… what else can I tell you? Easy breezy check-in with no lines. They will even text you when your room is ready! Seriously! They are incredibly flexible with late check-outs and in most cases they will allow you to stay as late as 1pm, no problem. The bed is such a comfy NEST, and of course the rooms are equipped with blackout curtains for your sleeping ease. There are vintage framed photos on the hallway walls which are always interesting to look at and imagine what Vegas really would have been like way back when.
Getting out and about to nightlife and attractions from the La Quinta is a breeze and nothing is more than about 15 minutes away. I’ve stayed here for shows all over The Strip and random sight-seeing and it has never created a problem for me coming or going. In fact, sometimes it feels kind of nice to get away from the madness and come back to my little hideaway hotel where I can get to my room within a few steps of the lobby without having to navigate my way through miles of casino to get there.
Katlyn and the other young ladies at the front desk are consistently helpful, kind & personable.
And last but not least, their free breakfast with a decent array of tasty foods is available until 10am on the weekends. With so many goodies to choose from I still go straight for the do-it-yourself Belgian waffle drowned in maple syrup! Can’t help it! Everything is just so uncomplicated and trouble-free, it’s impossible not to love this place. Thank you La Quinta for always doing your part in making my weekend getaways to Las Vegas fabulous!