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Inn on the Bayou

1101 W. Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles, LA 70601 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

this the second time I have stayed here whilst in lake Charles the rooms are clean but the bathroom does show signs of wear and needs to be sorted out if you do stay on the interstate side of the hotel you do get a slight sound of traffic during the night which can be bothersome if you are a... More 

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Duson, Louisiana
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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 

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Auburn, Alabama
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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 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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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 

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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 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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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 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

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 

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Marksville, Louisiana, United States
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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 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

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 

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Poway, California
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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 

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