We also stay at LaQuinta on our trips from NY to FL. Never make reservations ahead of time, but at about 3:00PM we stop at a rest area and estimate where we'll be about 5:00PM. Use the Smartphone app for LaQuinta to search for a hotel 2 hours away, call and make reservations. Heads UP - The earlier you make your reservation, the lower the price. Our last room near Brunswick GA cost $80 when reserved ahead of time. At 6:30PM I overheard the front desk quote $146 for the same type room.
2015 Rockwood Ultra Lite 2604 WS. Rear LR, large street side slide with small wardrobe slide in BR.
2014 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel Laramie Quad Cab.