The experience was good, and I would recommend this hotel to others staying in Lake Charles.
Room: The room was pleasantly furnished, and I felt more relaxed when I opened the door. You can tell this hotel was fairly new, and they are making their best effort to provide their guests with a clean, comfortable room. My friend, who arrived earlier, did report that the room smelled faintly of paint when he arrived, and so he turned on the fan. I did not notice the smell by the time I arrived. The room had two double beds, a small refrigerator, microwave and cooktop, a flat-screen TV (maybe 40”), two sinks (one was like a small kitchen sink, and the other was a bathroom sink), a desk and office chair, and a microwave. The bathroom did seem a little cramped, but there was a wall-mounted shelving unit adjacent to the shower (and above the toilet), which was more convenient than I’ve seen in most hotels (save luxury hotels). The bathroom was also clean. The beds were made with two layers of sheets under a blanket, which was under a third sheet. This had the effect of looking like the bed had a comforter, although it did not. This was not an issue, given the time of year, and that the HVAC unit worked well in the room.
Staff: The staff was very helpful, allowing my friend to check into the room early.
Lobby: The lobby is clean and neat. It is small, and includes the breakfast area, which is also small. I would imagine that if the hotel were full, not all the guests could be in the lobby at once.
Breakfast: I can’t speak to the breakfast, as we went elsewhere to eat. The coffee was good.
Pool: the pool area is orderly and inviting. It was open, but, at 65 degrees air temperature, just a little too cold for me to get in. The pool is not heated.
Parking: the driveway, parking lot, and individual spaces are narrow. The parking lot is smooth with no pot holes.
Location: The hotel is immediately off of I-210. Very close to the highway. It is about a 10 minute drive down to the historic district of Lake Charles, and the waterfront park. There is not much in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. I felt safe there.
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