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America's Best Inn and Suites

401 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to comment on all the poor critical reviews posted about this extraordinary hotel in Lake Charles. This Hotel is a pristine condition living experience for anyone wanting a quiet comfortable safe professionally run location to stay . I stayed there from Dec.2014 till This May 2015 working in the Petro-Chemical engineering industry and it is by far... More 

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Universal City, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the hotel web site states they have a hot tub, it did not, it was cemented over. The heated pool was on the cold side . The beds were comfortable but carpet was worn and I kept stepping on the carpet tack when entering the bathroom. If your just looking for a good nights sleep and a decent hot breakfast... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We wondered why there were so few guests staying here and now we know why ! Rooms were old and furniture was worse. Mold in the Bathrooms, noisy A/C units made sleeping very difficult. Staff was wonderfully Friendly from Manager on down the line Also their Free "Happy Hour" and excellent breakfast was a bonus. But the room conditions was... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayed here for one night. First thing was, our room smelled. It smelled like mildew and moth balls mixed. We were scared to sleep under the bed. The bathroom was extremely outdated, with an even older toilet. the location is not the best. It is by the Lake Front, but its not a very good area. Most of the... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place was fine for a night's stay. Had a microwave and refrig. Little table, 2 chairs and a couch and chair. A bit worn and could use a refurbish............but for the price I can't complain. Clean, nice TV. I'd stay here again. Nice staff.

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Texas City, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Called to check and see if this hotel was pet friendly, in which it was. After being offered a decent rate for a weekend, the Lady who was going to handle my reservation began going over the pet information. She explained how I must have a kennel for my 5lb Chihuahua and that she couldn't be left in the room... More 

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Polson, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Yes, the hotel needs renovating but they do the best with what they have a good breakfast, good bed with clean sheets. The towels are nice and not thin, the room was clean. They do need some kitchen utensils and maybe a kitchen towel. The only complaint is the side doors need to be cleaned and the hallway carpet needs... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed here 2 times, one night in our way to New Orleans and then in our way back .. The Hotel is near Civic Center, then you can walk without problems, the rooms are big and well equipped , nice Breakfast and friendly staff... cannot complaint about this hotel.. Well done !!

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David R, General Manager at America's Best Inn and Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I will inform my employees of your comments. We will always work hard to make sure every guest has an enjoyable stay. Again, thank you and we hope to see you again soon. Dave Rothschild General Manager More 

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I live nearby and needed a place to stay for a night while repairs were made at my home. The lobby seemed nice, although I did not use the furnishings there or pay particular attention to that area. Once I entered the side door of the hotel, the poor condition of the building was very evident. It's rundown and needs... More 

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David R, General Manager at America's Best Inn and Suites, responded to this review

I appreciate your comments during your stay with us. I do apologize for the inconvenience you encountered concerning the cleanliness and have followed up with maintenance and housekeeping departments to ensure these issues are taken care of. I have also informed the owners of the needed renovations. Your comments are a great tool for us to help provide the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was a great value for the price you pay. The manager's reception on Saturday with free food and alcohol was very nice, also the breakfast was very good. the staff could not have been nicer but the pool area is a little run down but it is in the shade and it makes it nice on hot sunny days.... More 

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David R, General Manager at America's Best Inn and Suites, responded to this review

I received your comment during your stay with us. I really appreciate it. We want every guest to be completely satisfied and have a good experience. I have met with my employees to make sure they understand to be courteous and professional at all times. We do provide a good value for the price and when we hear this from... More 

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