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Inn on the Bayou

1101 W. Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles, LA 70601 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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Ranked #23 of 28 hotels in Lake Charles
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  • 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
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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293 reviews 293 reviews
41 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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

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Austin, Texas
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

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Kolin, Louisiana
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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

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Elkins, West Virginia
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61 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

Having a conference next door, I stayed at the Inn on the Bayou as it was the less expensive overflow hotel. It's an older style motel, long and plain looking with outside corridors, mired in a sea of concrete, but my room had been recently remodeled: nice carpet, decent furniture, tasteful decor. Because of the way the motel sits, few... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

Pictures posted are not of what you will find at this nasty hotel. I went for a nice vacation Valentines weekend with my wife and based on the pics we rented a room with a king bed sitting area overlooking the bayou. Sounds nice huh? NOPE there are no king beds, there are no sitting areas. If and when you... More

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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): $
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