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“Don't let the pilctures fool you!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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2610 Claiborne Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71103 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Shreveport)   |  
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Ranked #19 of 36 Hotels in Shreveport
Bossier City, Louisiana
1 review
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“Don't let the pilctures fool you!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Do not go to this hotel!!!! I drove an hour out of my way just to buy the jacuzzi suite. When i got there. I could not find the Howard Johnson Hotel NO WHERE!! So I called the number and the man told me that the hotel has not been the Howard Johnson in 5 years!! It is called the Cajun Inn... It is RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GHETTO!!! I wouldn't even feel comfortable leaving my car at this hotel over night. This is FALSE ADVERTISEMENT to show this nice hotel online, but when you get there its a MOTEL!! Just by looking at it, you would think they have roaches. But I didn't even go inside so I can't call that one! If i ever go back that way I will take a picture and upload it so EVERYONE CAN SEE WHAT IT REALLY LOOKS LIKE.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2007

We stayed one night at this property to go to the Independence Bowl in December 2006. My husband is a huge Alabama fan (Roll Tide) and we didn't want to fool with the hassle of parking. This hotel is a short walk to the stadium, our room was upgraded without even asking to the jacuzzi suite, and we were allowed into our room a couple of hours before checkin to freshen up after 4 hours on the road. The room was about what you should expect for a budget motel, older and in some disrepair. The hairdryer and Bible were both missing. But it was well-cleaned and we got a good night's sleep there. We would stay at this property again if we are in the area.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — questionable neighborhood
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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atlanta, georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2005

Even though this hotel/motel is convienient and off the freeway, its in a shady area. Don't be fooled by its affordablity...stay elsewhere. The rooms were not in the best condition (i.e. blood streaks on the wall) and the grounds were not well kept at all. Staff even locked herself in the front office and it was only 6pm. You'll be better off staying at a Marriott or Hilton chain.

  • Stayed November 2005, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2005

Not dirty at all as stated by someone! We had a group of 9 people and our stay couldn't have been better! With a friendly staff and comfortable, quiet rooms...what else could you want?

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2004

First, get the jacuzzi room! Rather nice hotel rooms for the price, very clean and the staff is helpful.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2004

This place is only a year or two old, but the cheap construction and finishing really shows. We stayed there two nights in August, and had to change rooms twice due to air conditioning not working in either of our first two rooms. The rooms are standard cheap motel size and decor, but housekeeping is lacking. The front desk staff were friendly and tried to be helpful, but the building itself was pretty shocking. If you need to stay in this area in Shreveport, I recommend you find a different place.

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Additional Information about Cajun Inn

Address: 2610 Claiborne Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71103 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Shreveport)
Location: United States > Louisiana > Shreveport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 36 Hotels in Shreveport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Express Shreveport Hotel Shreveport
Howard Johnson Shreveport
Shreveport Howard Johnson

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