We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 28 Lake Charles hotels

Inn on the Bayou

1101 W. Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles, LA 70601 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Hotel amenities
Inn on the Bayou
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added Inn on the Bayou to your Saves list
Ranked #21 of 28 Hotels in Lake Charles
Write a Review

17 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1
    4
    4
    2
    6
See reviews for
6
2
2
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (17)
  • Mar-May only
    (2)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (4)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (7)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (4)
All months
Duson, Louisiana
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The best part of this hotel is the fact that it is in the middle of everything. It is down the street from everything. When my friend and I were there they were doing renovations and the morning hire hadn't reserved our room like requested, so we got a big discount. It isn't a big fancy place,but the mini fridge... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auburn, Alabama
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
12 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Call the manager and ask for a better deal than booking sites. I got a rate of $59.99 per night! We love this place. It dates from 1988 and has been very well maintained. A tranquil petite bayou named 'Contraband' meanders lazily beside the 3-story gem. Ask for a room on the 1st floor as there is no elevator but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ashford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
378 reviews 378 reviews
53 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

whilst in lake Charles I found this hotel by chance but it did look good from the outside in my room the bedroom was clean and reasonably maintained but the bathroom did show signs of age also in you stay on the interstate side of the hotel you do get a slight sound of traffic passing which is slightly bothersome... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Austin, Texas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My husband & I stayed here on a trip that spanned the length of Louisiana. Maybe it wasn't a 5 Star hotel, but we found it quite nice. I read reviews criticizing everything from the location to the highway noise (hey, maybe you should notice these things before pulling into the parking lot). There is a highway nearby, but it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Our power went out one evening from a storm. I had friends that had stayed here, so, I thought, it would be okay for one night, or, at least we would have power. That was the only good thing I can say, it had power. The night clerk was friendly but not very helpful, didn't know much. My grand daughter... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

I stayed there with my 12 year old son not the first time we have stayed there October 2012 and December 2012 in Oct it was a wonderful relaxing time! In Dec 2012 you can tell the weekend supervisor is gone! We found weed in the dresser drawers, there was a used condom under the bed and a sack of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Marksville, Louisiana, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Our softball team and parents stayed here for the Fastpitch 56 State Championship games on April 26 and 27. We really enjoyed our stay! The girls got to do some fishing right outside the motel, and they had a blast. Nice restaurant next door. There was a cool breeze blowing in the large patio area between the restaurant and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
OK
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012 via mobile

Our room was paid by local company for business or we would have left. This is a drive up to your door motel. The room was clean but old bedding, and outdated bathroom. Bed was hard as a rock and we heard traffic all night long. Motel is beside bridge on I-210 and you hear thundering sound when vehicles pass... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poway, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

This was a nightmare experience for myself and daughter. We started in the third floor room and the bed smelled and I think the pillow might have been used by someone else (a smoker). I believe I picked up bedbugs here. A few days later I had the telltale bites on my back. We moved downstairs (no extra charge) to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Kolin, Louisiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

Our family has stayed here during the past 3 years during the Contraband Days which is the last week in April and the first week in May . The rooms have always been clean and the staff has always been very helpful and nice to out family. They have room to park your boat trailer if need be,And you are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Inn on the Bayou? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Inn on the Bayou

Address: 1101 W. Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles, LA 70601 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Location: United States > Louisiana > Lake Charles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 106
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity and TravelClick so you can book your Inn on the Bayou reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Inn On The Bayou Hotel Lake Charles

11 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay