Doctor D. on 12/20/2012
Stayed this past weekend in Room 419. Checked everywhere - mattresses were sealed in zipped covers, looked behind the pictures and in the drawers. It was immaculate. No problems whatsoever
Anonymous on 11/22/2012
It just happened (Nov,22,12) in room 325 of the hotel while we were sleeping. We woke up at 3.30 in the morning and found more than 30 of bedbugs walking all over our beds. We asked the hotel for the new room but they sent us the housekeeping to spray all bedbugs when they asked us to get back to sleep on the same bed. We were so angry and asked them to change the new room which we mov to the new room after. I swear, this is not a place where you can save money but let bedbugs in your life. You
probably don't want to see what I saw on the bed!
Anonymous on 11/13/2012
Stayed here November 10, and 11 in room 217 checked the room, beds, under mattress, baseboards, everything room was totally clean. It's also a great place to stay! I swell up when I get bitten and no bites!
Anonymous on 09/26/2012
Stayed here late May 2011 for three nights. Woke up with bites on my hand and arm on third day. We subsequently had bed bugs in our house a month later. Cannot confirm it came from this hotel, but was last hotel I stayed in before the infestation.
Anonymous on 05/15/2012
Found two bedbugs under mattress May 11, 2012. Hotel offered new room but denied that they had bedbugs. I should have captured the bugs but was too eager to get out of the room.
Mitch on 08/12/2011
8/11/11. Found room 1101 in sink. Never saw one in my life. A bit freaked out. Got new room and checked stuff and body like a prison warden. Not enough drink in the world for this WI boy to sleep tonight.
Florida on 07/26/2011
Room 5 something (5th floor, across from elevator) Stayed June 28 - July 3 2011. NO BED BUGS HERE!!! ALL CLEAR
Everything was put in bathroom until complete inspection was done and bed bug spray was applied. Dresser, bedding, mattresses/boxspring appeared fairly new and clean. Bedspreads were removed immediately and placed in the chair and remained there entire trip. No housekeeping was allowed in room (to eliminate any possible cross contamination from other potential areas of the hotel that
MIGHT be infected). All luggage was kept on luggage racks after sprayed and treated. All clothing (clean and dirty) was kept in those space saver bags where you ziplock closed and release the air by rolling it out so it becomes vacuum sealed, then placed in drawers. When returned home, all luggage was emptied, ALL clothing (clean or dirty) went straight into washer (hot) and dryer (hot). Nonwashables were inspected and put away. Each piece of luggage was placed inside a 42-gallon black garbage bag, fuligated with professional bedbug spray I purchased from pest control company, tied shut, and placed outside in the hot sun for 2 days, then was put away. Shoes were sprayed with bedbug spray and placed in the hot garage in bags and then after a few days they were allowed in the house. It's been a month now since we've been home and have not had any issues.
Do your homework, take a little time to purchase what you need to be prepared (bedbug spray from your pest control company, large black garbage bags, space saver bags to keep all clothing in). And check your room everyday!
Oh we also slept with the light over the desk on because bedbugs come out between mignight and 5am when its quitest and darkest. So, keeping a light on made me feel a little more safe, just in case. Just buy one of those eye masks to sleep with - worked for me!
Anonymous on 05/24/2011
I stayed one night on May 19, 2011, in room 205. Everything seemed very clean. I kept my backpack off the floor. I took the bedspread and blankets off the bed. I checked the dust ruffle and the bed board. The carpet seemed clean. I did not find anything.
Anonymous on 01/14/2011
My boyfriend and I stayed in room 805 the night of 1/8/2010. Due to my occupation, I am well acquainted with the current bed bug situation, so was very diligent in checking the room upon arrival. The two of us stripped the bed and checked the box spring and mattress, the sheets, behind the headboard (yes, we took it off the wall), a desk chair, night stands and some other random items. Everything was extremely clean with no signs of bed bugs at all. Even though everything was clean, we still rem
ained vigilant and kept luggage only on the luggage rack (which I also inspected), jackets in the closet, nothing left on the bed, etc. Upon returning home, everything (clothing, jackets, duffel bag, scarves, gloves...) went into the dryer for 30 minutes and then was laundered normally. My boyfriend thought I was crazy, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. These are precautions we all must begin taking if we want to avoid the heartache of a bed bug introduction or infestation. We were very happy with our stay at La Quinta and wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
HB on 09/22/2010
We stayed September 15 and 16. We looked all over the bed for signs and we did not see any. We stayed on the 8th floor. My husband was very concerned about bed bugs, so he checked very well.
We didn't have any problems and made sure to look when we got home also.
CINDY G on 09/19/2010
STAYED 6 NIGHTS IN MID JULY ON THE 9TH FLOOR @ MANHATTAN LA QUINTA. CHECKED THE BED FIRST THING DID NOT SEE ANYTHING. ROOM WAS REALLY CLEAN. WOULD STAY THERE AGAIN. I'M SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAD TROUBLE. GOING TO CHICAGO IN NOV-STAYING @ LA QUINTA THERE AS A REPEAT VISITOR. GUESS I WILL BE CHECKING THE BED!! DON'T BLEME THE HOTEL-THAT'S LIKE BLAMING THE AIRPLANE YOU FLEW IN FOR YOUR NASTY VIRUS. MY ADVICE IS TO BE PROACTIVE!
Deborah on 08/22/2010
Stayed one night; August 19, 2010; the following day when I was training all day, I noticed that my ankles were itching. I looked at them at some point and saw 4-5 little red bumps. I wondered what it was since I hadn't been outside or near where mosquitos were, etc. When I went home I looked on line and saw that what I had were bed bug bites. I stayed in Rm 418. I contacted the hotel immediately to let them know and the housekeeping mgr said she hadn't had any other incidences and that they hav
e been spraying weekly and really being diligent since it seems to be an epidemic in NYC. (Luckily I was given advice on my drive home to NJ not to take my suitcase into the house; although I did go in my laundry room and stipped down and put all my clothes in the washer. The next day, after having put my suitcase in a big trash bag, I went outside and looked inside; I found 1 live bed bug so that was confirmation that I had bed bug bites.
La Quinta Inn Manhattan on 08/27/2009
During my stay in Room 501 on August 15 and 16 2009, I observed what I would later learn to be telltale signs of bed bug presence in the room (small stains on sheets, small blood spots in morning, etc.) and experienced itchy, red, swollen welts on my arms, shoulders, feet, legs, neck, back, chest, stomach, etc.
19 August 2009 - Confirmation by my Physician of extreme bed bug bites, scabs and wounds.
La Quinta Inn Manhattan on 05/11/2008
Two dead bedbugs on bedsheets, summer 2007.