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La Quinta Inn Waco University

Tyler, TX, US (TYR)

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Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV, video-game console
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, iron/ironing board, and desk; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Full Beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV, video-game console
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, iron/ironing board, and desk; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Executive Room, Refrigerator & Microwave

2 Full Beds and 1 Full Sofa Bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, flat-screen TV, video-game console
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free local calls, iron/ironing board, and desk; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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La Quinta Inn Waco University
1110 S 9th St, Waco, TX US 76706

Make yourself at home in one of the 101 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in a common area.

A complimentary continental breakfast is included.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.


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  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Local Calls
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Seasonal Pool
  • Video Game Console
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 296 reviews
from Fair Grove, Missouri, United States
Submitted on 16-05-2016
Good clean hotel! Someone was always cleaning. Nice room, polite staff, good breakfast (waffles, eggs, fruit, etc). Breakfast bar was well stocked. Comfortable beds, soft towels - good room. Good rate. Convenient location. Close to Starbucks. Right off the highway yet quiet.
from Waco, United States
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Great place and affordable. Staff was friendly. We only stayed 1 night but fit our needs.We drove 11 hrs for my sons graduation and we choose this place because it was with in 6 block from where we needed to go.
from Collinsville, Texas, United States
Submitted on 24-05-2016
The staff was friendly and welcoming. However, one of our rooms reeked of cigarettes, and it was supposed to be a non-smoking room. We requested another room and they did accommodate. The general condition of the hotel was very run down. I would not recommend this hotel if you are traveling to Waco.
from La Porte, Texas
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Pleasant experience on arrival with the personal interest shown by desk clerk, The room was great. the bed was just right, the only thing missing was a sink in the small kitchen area. Breakfast was very good lacking only a meat choice, Like a sausage biscuit or something similar. rate of 9 on a 10 scale.
from El Campo, Texas
Submitted on 24-05-2016
This hotel is just an average place to stay for the price. Not super clean, not super fancy but not filthy either. They had what appeared to be a nice size pool and people were using it, we were in town for a graduation and did not go into the pool area, just saw it driving by.
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Excellent location for visit to Baylor or overnight stay on way to Austin. You can easily walk to Baylor's campus. Would be ideal for a football weekend or any campus visit Room was clean and staff was friendly.
from Eddyville, United States
Submitted on 26-05-2016
Easy to get to and close to everything. Front desk staff were the best! If you like to sleep in, bring ear plugs - grounds keepers start early! Nicely refurbished hotel. Needs protein options for breakfast - plenty of carbs available if that's your thing.
from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Submitted on 03-06-2016
We chose to stay at LaQuinta due to them being pet friendly. The room as ok but the stench coming from the outside trash cans would turn your stomach. It was not just 1 can but EVERY ONE we passed!!!!! And it was not that hot,Glad we only stayed 1 night
from freeport, florida
Submitted on 17-06-2016
We were overall pleased with this hotel. We were in town for a softball camp at Baylor and knew we would not be at the hotel much. We needed a clean room with basic amenities and that is what we got. I knew this was not a luxury hotel when I booked it. The price was so much better than the other hotels around. We probably paid half the price we would have elsewhere. I do recommend this hotel to others looking for a clean simple hotel room with average comforts. We got a a suite with 2 double bed... Read more
Submitted on 18-06-2016
We had reservations for two nights but left after just one. We had three problems and would have lived with any two of the three but not all three. We had our dog that is afraid of stairs with us. I called the morning before arriving and asked for a first floor room. I was told none were available - they were all reserved. Before our previous visit I requested a first floor room on line and was told they could not guarantee it so how were the first floor rooms reserved the time? My husband had ... Read more
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 19-06-2016
The location of this property was easy to walk to Baylor campus. Breakfast looked adequate, but ate elsewhere. This property definitely has a "Motel" feel when you see it. I was hoping for a Interior room property and it is a Exterior room entry. You can hear the highway from the rooms. Could improve & update the bedding selections.
from Rusk, TX, United States
Submitted on 21-06-2016
Long ago I traveled extensively and stayed in La Quinta inns anywhere I could find one. They catered to the business travelers and provided a good value for us. Now it seems they have overpriced their rooms compared to other chains.
Submitted on 22-06-2016
Great location in relation to Baylor campus. Thought we were staying in a hotel, but was a drive-up Motel instead. Property is pretty old. Probably would not want to stay there alone. Beds were comfortable. Black-out curtains in rooms kept it nice and dark until we wanted to get up. Be sure to request a room that does not face the highway.
from Howe, United States
Submitted on 20-06-2016
Super clean and very usable for road trip overnight stay. Amenities are a little dated, and bathroom fixtures are classic for older hotel. Given the area, near Baylor University, it's true to the age of all the other buildings in the area.
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 29-06-2016
This is definitely an older model LaQuinta. Needless to say, the place is very dated. The positives... Room seemed larger than the newer hotels. Rooms were clean and amazingly everything worked as expected. VERY close to Baylor University. This would be a good alternative for a relatively inexpensive overnight stay while visiting Baylor. The not-so-positives... The swimming pool was an absolute joke unless you are into the Baylor green colored water. It was quite disgusting to even drive by th... Read more
from lytle, United States
Submitted on 27-06-2016
pictures on website are deceiving for actual hotel, looks like a ruined down motel and rooms were extremely stained, smelly and dirty. Pool water although, smelled a lot like bleach, water was murky, Needles to say, that I am very and extremely disappointed with this stay.
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Stayed one night on our way back home but the room was comfortable and the location very convenient from the I-20. Pet friendly hotel where Pets stay free which was our primary reason for selecting La Quinta. We stopped in Waco to visit Magnolia Homes Marketplace, owned by HGTV's Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines. Only 1 mile from the hotel.
Submitted on 03-07-2016
This is an older property that needs an update. In its current state, it is not a good value. Pluses: It's next door to the Baylor Campus - everything on Baylor is in walking distance. The staff was great. The exterior looks good. The furniture and linens were serviceable and clean. It includes a beautiful flat-screen with digital channels. Minuses: the room was smelly and stained. The curtains and carpet have seen better days. The bathroom was functional, but worn. It's long overdue for a remod... Read more
from Amarillo, United States
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Overall, our stay was nice. We were there for a wedding and to visit family. The room was clean, linens were fresh. My husband is handicap and the first night our neighbor parked in two spots, so we could not park close to the building. We had our dog with us. I used poo bags to clean up after him, but the outside trash cans were full and stinking. Should be cleaned more often.,
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Although this hotel is close to the ever so popular Magnolia Farms & Baylor University it would not be our first choice next time. This hotel is outdated, unclean, & unkept. The toilet was leaking in our room. The wi-fi did not work. We are on a 25 day road trip & after staying at over 10 hotels this would be at the bottom of the list. We found food next to the bed & after 2 nights I woke up with bug bites on me from what is still unknown. The room was small & outdated. It seems as though they a... Read more
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Outward appearance is a little rough especially the rooms over by the pool, needs an update. Entered room it looked ok but the tub, bathroom floors were in bad need of cleaning and update. We assumed it would be a nice hotel...since it is so close to Baylor, had no choice except staying in our car or we would have gone to another hotel. When we arrived from dinner police were there...Crime Scene Investigation team was there with cameras walking around by the pool. (so there goes swimming) I w... Read more
from Santa Fe, New Mexico
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Having stayed in ManueLa Quintas over the years, I was glad to locate one near our destination in Waco, TX. The front was attractive with large trees and blooming flowers. The desk manager for check in, Thomas, I believe, was charming and helpful as was the marking desk staff. The rate was positive too for a quick summer girls trip. But that is where the "good" ended. Summer in Waco is hot. The air conditioner was set to 72...should be cool, right? NO! We finally cranked it down to 60 wh... Read more
Submitted on 17-07-2016
This hotel has not been updated but the room and sheets were clean. For 99.00 a night it is perfect. We just wanted a bed and shower and it met our expectations. This hotel is centrally located so you are just a car ride away from all of the attractions.
Submitted on 20-07-2016
We weren't greeted with a "hello" or anything by the young girl behind the counter. She just told us we couldn't check in yet and kept mopping the floor. Then at breakfast, there was no milk anywhere, and when I asked her for more, she rolled her eyes and turned around to go get the milk. Never said a word. Rude! The hotel is extremely outdated and old. When we walked into our room, we could tell the beds were awful because they were caved in at the middle. We had the worst neck/backaches in th... Read more
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Stayed one night to visit magnolia market for the day. The gentleman at front desk was friendly. Exterior of motel was outdated, but interior of our room was clean and good for the price. A little outdated but again perfectly fine for our needs. Would stay again for the price.
from Mesa, Arizona
Submitted on 25-07-2016
This motel was just adequate. You would think that being so close to the University, that they would have updated their rooms. Bathrooms are old and a bit scuzzy. If you only want a bed and a shower, it is livable, but don't expect much. The breakfast is just okay.
from Hemet, California
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Someone wrote that it was old and the staff were rude, that just about sums it up. 1 st room smelled of damp and was so cold as the maid and left the a/c on at 60 we asked for another room and was given a room across the road , we spent 15 mins searching for it before someone told us it was across the road. Room was ok nothing special, a/c DID or very well. Breakfast was again just ok. They probably put the Denny's Next door out of buisness then didn't have to try too hard. Location is good for... Read more
Submitted on 28-07-2016
We were on our way to San Antonio for a family vacation and made this a rest stop. We got the executive king suite for a really good price. True the interior is outdated but our beds and bathroom were clean. Everyone was very friendly and check in went very smoothly.
from abilene
Submitted on 01-08-2016
With all of the recent bad reviews, we were skeptical this would turn out well, but it did! Staff, hotel, room were all first rate. Room needed just a little remodeling, but otherwise worth our great price! A/C was excellent and a great relief from the hot humid day. Worth considering a stay here. If you have complaints, talk to the staff and I bet they will listen. We'll definitely stay here again soon!
from United States
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Price was nice but carpet had large stains. Desk Chairs were stained and dirty. I nor my guests would sit on the chair because it was so dirty. The bathroom tiles in both bathrooms were had black mold growing in the grout. There were dark stains on the bottom of the tub; Bathrooms extremely small. Went to go get a soda and bottled water from vending machines; Out of Order. Had to walk all around the building to find the vending machine then - No working vending machines. Went to the fron... Read more
from Nashville
Submitted on 02-08-2016
We had a terrible experience! This is an older La Quinta! The carpet was stained. The shower had the older faucet and no way to change to flow of the water. A terrible shower. The worst part...a bug was crawling in the shower the next morning! This is not ok!!!!! The good part...the mattress was comfy.
from Reno, Nevada
Submitted on 13-08-2016
Loved the fact that this place backs up to Baylor and on one side you have Common Grounds (fabulous coffee shop) along with Heritage Creamery (great ice cream.) On the other side is a very good Vietnamese/Chinese restaurant called Clay Pot. Super easy access to I-35, too! Less than a mile to Magnolia Silos...
Submitted on 25-08-2016
We have 2 small well trained dogs. The room was clean and the A/C was great. There was a nice green area to walk the pups. All in all, I would stay again. We traveled with another couple that stayed in the room next to ours and their experience was as good as ours.
from Zimmerman, Minnesota
Submitted on 26-08-2016
We had easy access off the highway and were in close proximity to downtown Waco. The hotel is two separate buildings. One with the office on one side of the street and the other wing across the city street. That building has the outdoor pool. The rooms are older, but clean which is what I want!! The refrigerator in our room did not work and the order to replace it wasn't completed until we left after two days. The hotel staff allowed us to keep our leftover pizza from the Pizza Hut next door ... Read more
Submitted on 31-08-2016
Our family has stayed in La Quinta inns all over the eastern part of the US. We always enjoy the value of a nice hotel, that includes breakfast and clean accommodations. At this LaQuinta, we had trouble with the in room wifi, but it was clean and close to everything we visited.
Submitted on 02-09-2016
We came to Waco for a visit at Baylor. We booked this hotel for 2 nights. We were in the room for MAYBE 10 minutes and saw 3 roaches. We've stayed at LA Quinta plenty of times but NEVER experienced anything like this. I'll NEVER book at LaQuinta again!!!! We got our bags and left. Money down the drain. Poor customer service.
from McHenry, Illinois
Submitted on 05-09-2016
This is a large place. Motel is on two sides of the road. I got the older section. Room was clean and bed was ok. A lot of the outside needed attention. The inside of the room was older. This is close to the interstate and Magnolia store. This road that it is on is a one-way, as are a lot of streets in Waco.
from Lumberton, TX, United States
Submitted on 15-09-2016
I stayed in this hotel on many occasions years back on business when I was in Waco for meetings. The location is good and easy to get downtown and other locations. The hotel is old but has been upgraded and is clean and neat. Rooms are nice and spacious. Price is average and in line with others in the area. I would stay here again if I go to Waco again in the future. I have to give it 3.5 stars out of 5.
from Arlington, United States
Submitted on 17-09-2016
Hotel was somewhat older with some rooms updated and others in need of repair or clean up. There is a coffee shop and ice cream shop next door. Unfortunately the coffee shop had a band playing outside in an open courtyard the night we were there and our room faced the courtyard. They were not too loud but the drum beat was constant and irritating. Felt staff should know when bands are scheduled and advise us of this. The band had a $10 cover charge and was for the Baylor University students.
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 20-09-2016
Right next door to Baylor, plenty of places to eat close by. Room clean, roomy and well presented but no microwave and no fridge. There is a bar/club between the hotel and Baylor that played very loud music until late at night Friday and Saturday. Staff friendly. The 'afternoon tea' of fresh lemonade, cookies and bar snacks was a nice touch in the lobby.
from Longview, United States
Submitted on 20-09-2016
The hotel is old. Rooms had an odor. Air conditioner finally cooled the room when lowered to 60*. LOUD band noise from coffee house 2 streets over booms when you're trying to go to sleep! Mildew in bathroom. We paid $100 for a room that should have been $50.
from Lamar, United States
Submitted on 20-09-2016
pro-close to the Silos and the University pro-easy to find pro-breakfast con-older model hotel con-doors to enter room on outside of building con-very foul odor inside the room con-mold, mildew, or just stains in the grout
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 25-09-2016
This La Quinta is a good 40 years old and, unlike some older hotel buildings, has always been a La Quinta. If you look at the furniture, ceiling, trim, and exterior stairways and such, it is showing its age. However, it has been fairly well maintained. Our room was clean and comfy. Positives: firm beds and three thick pillows per bed; quiet AC with full-time fan function; clean; strong shower spray with instant, plentiful hot water; four large bath towels; no bad smells or mold; updated vanity; ... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 29-09-2016
This was a true motel style LaQunita. Usual free wifi, free parking and free pets policies but instead of hotel style, you can drive up to your room which makes unpacking/ packing the car so much easier. Motel was clean, comfortable and had one shampoo and one conditioner and two soaps per room. Plenty of towels. Between a Pizza Hut and a Chinese restaurant. If those options don't thrill you - prepare to drive. A small patch of grass for the dog to tend to business and a pool that looked cle... Read more
Submitted on 04-10-2016
Rooms are really small and their is no inside access to the rooms. Bathroom was extremely small. Furniture was really old and beat up. There are much better options for hotels in the area for about the same price.
Submitted on 07-10-2016
This is a convenient, affordable place to stay in Waco. It is centrally located to downtown and only a short drive away from the shopping areas. It is located next to the interstate but we stayed on the side facing the interstate and the noise wasn't bad at all. It is a basic hotel but was very clean and the staff was very friendly. We enjoyed our stay and the money we saved by staying here! Within walking distance to many restaurants, Baylor's campus is right around the corner and next door to ... Read more
from Flagler Beach, Florida
Submitted on 09-10-2016
While i would agree with some of the other reviews the outside of the hotel could use a facelift i can't agree about the rooms. We r in a room with a king bed and a recliner. The room is very clean the carpet looks new, the floor is new. The bathroom is very clean, plenty of towels. The fridge was very clean and nice and cold it even has a freezer. It is close to everything we want to see, common grounds, shortys and of course the Silos. Would definitely stay again.
from Houston, TX
Submitted on 09-10-2016
I just love finding a very reasonable rate for basic comforts. All I needed was the basics...cleanliness, good bed, good AC, internet. The breakfast was a bonus and not bad at all. The staff was friendly and efficient, both for reservations and check-in. I was disappointed in the shower this time (cleanliness), but I have stayed here before with no problem.
from Matador, Texas
Submitted on 12-10-2016
We stayed here during the Silobration at Magnolia. It's super close to the grounds, which is nice. The outside looks a little rough! It's motel style, and dated. The inside was relatively nice when you first walked in though. The bathroom, I'd rate with a C-. It's outdated and somewhat clean. For the $190 I paid for two nights, I'd gladly pay $220 for a little nicer of a hotel. But if your on a super tight budget, it's perfectly adequate. The breakfast is motel basics, but the receptionist was... Read more
from Houston, United States
Submitted on 10-10-2016
Very convenient and comfortable place to stay. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff was helpful, courteous and pleasant during the check-in and check-out procedures. The central location made this a perfect place to stay for a brief visit with old friends from school and a visit to some of the local sites and points of interest.
from Austin, United States
Submitted on 19-10-2016
Great size room. Pricey because it was homecoming weekend. But a good value for their regular rates. The location is great if you are visiting campus. The staff was very friendly, especially housing keeping and the morning front desk.
from Arlington, Texas
Submitted on 26-10-2016
We stayed at this location on 10/21/16, the window was so thin and not sealed that you could hear all the traffic on the highway. They are going to close this location in 2017, so all the business near it are closed. It is like entering the bad part of town. I walked down the wing we were in and three windows were like the one we had in room 155, all moist, that is how you could tell they were not sealed.
from Arlington, Texas
Submitted on 25-10-2016
They are closing this location in 2017, the business around the hotel have closed and it looks like you have gone into a bad part of town. They are not keeping up with the maintenance, the toilet ran, and the window was not sealed allowing you to hear all the traffic from the highway.
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 30-10-2016
First room the carpet was soaked. Second room was musty smelling, had to buy an air freshener. Afraid if I tried to change rooms again they'd stick me in a smoking room. Second room no fridge, no microwave. Shower dirty and nasty. Breakfast all starch, had a banana only. Stay at La Quinta all the time, this is the worst one I've ever been in.
from Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Submitted on 27-10-2016
The La Quinta Inn- Waco is extremely convenient to Baylor (Walking distance). Our first experience to resulted in a cancelled reservation and forced us to find alternate accommodations elsewhere. However, the manager/owner made it right in the end and service recovery was excellent. The room was clean and check-in and out process was smooth. We will stay here again on our future trips up to Waco.
from Hewitt, United States
Submitted on 02-11-2016
As stated earlier, the hotel is showing her age and is not very well cared for. The food for the buffet does not have very much variety and the cereal was stale that was served. The cleaning staff was polite BUT did not clean well. They missed a piece of paper I planted for 3 days. Bathroom was mouldy and the faucet was rusted through. Not a great experience over all. We much prefer the La Quinta in Woodway. Cleaner, more modern, felt safer and loved the staff.
Submitted on 10-11-2016
I was not pleased with this hotel. Our first room smelled like cigarettes. The staff did accommodate us but the rooms were still not updated and had a stale smell to them. I would not stay here again. It is in a great location and close to the Baylor campus. The pool was small and not clean.
from Austin
Submitted on 28-11-2016
Most inconvenient was no elevator to load and unload baggage. Thank goodness it was not raining at the time. One couple checked out after first night. Could not sleep for traffic noise. Within 30 minutes found a roach and a tic in room. Overheard people on 1st floor complaining of bugs in room. They told management about the problem.