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Carmel Inn and Suites
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Thibodaux
Certificate of Excellence
Pass Christian, Mississippi
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84 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Awesome!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Staff, service, accommodations, and hospitality are A1! Five stars across the board. The dinner functions are an added bonus and the breakfasts are the best. Close to plantations and local restaurants. Pet friendly, which is a must for us!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DustyWilliams
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DannyDonham, General Manager at Carmel Inn and Suites, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your glowing review of our hotel and staff! It is such a privilege to serve guests here in Thibodaux, and knowing that you felt well-served while here is a great reward for us. We wish you all the best in your future travels, and we look forward to the honor of serving you again in the future!

Danny Donham,
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Great service, great location, great breakfast. Seems as if breakfast hostess gets a bit busy for one person on weekends. But, that is testimony to how busy your hotel is, I suppose. Want to do that Cafe service from John Folse one day. We will stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LeafRiver60
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DannyDonham, General Manager at Carmel Inn and Suites, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review of our hotel and staff! It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed yourself here and were impressed by your experience with us. We wish you the very best as you continue your travels, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Danny Donham,
General Manager
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Colorado
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79 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

stopped here for a night on a recent trip and cannot tell you how amazing I was treated. The boss himself came up and spent time talking and even invited me to a dinner function at the nearby University if I was in town. Talk about amazing southern hospitality.

When I think of the south, this hotel is a perfect representation to me of what I think of. Although a slightly older hotel, I feel that adds to its charm. The room was simply amazing and have pictures for you to look at.

The staff goes above and beyond. Suggesting restaurants, activities and giving some information about the area.

Rooms - mine was huge with a whirpool. Upgraded, but it felt nice to sit in it. Bed was pillow top and slept like a log.
Breakfast - typical fare of sausage and eggs, but grits was cool to try.
Workout - not sure as I did not try on this trip
Wifi - strong signal and fast
Location - nice and close to Nicholls State, very close to shopping and restaurants

This is absolutely my go to hotel for Thibodaux. Great job you guys and look forward to seeing you again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank K T
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DannyDonham, General Manager at Carmel Inn and Suites, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

Wow, thank you so much for your gracious and thorough review! We are so delighted to have made such a great impression on you. We earnestly desire for our guests to not only feel accommodated, but also warmly welcomed. Thank you for your feedback sir, and we hope to see you again soon! Until then, we wish you the very best!

General Manager,
Danny Donham
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53 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

When visiting some of the nearby plantations I was looking for a low cost but clean option to stay nearby. Having seen this locally owned hotel nearby with such great reviews I decided to give it a try. I would say that overall it was a good experience. We used the pool late at night and had a good sleep in the clean rooms. Overall it was a great find, and I would recommend it as a no-frills but clean stay when in the area.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stancv
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DannyDonham, General Manager at Carmel Inn and Suites, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review of our hotel. It is a pleasure to know that you had a great stay at our establishment. It is important for us to know that our guests feel that we are providing great value at our older property here. We thank you for trusting us to accommodate you, and we sincerely hope that your next stay with us is an even better experience!

Danny Donham,
General Manager
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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

The Carmel Inn & Suites is a nice and clean hotel with very friendly staff members. They make me feel like I’m family. The rooms are nice and cozy and the atmosphere is great. The hotel is located in a really good place across the streets from the bayou. I normally call in my reservations on the day before or day of my stay. I’m always spoken to professionally with much respect. Arriving at the hotel is always a pleasure, because I know I will be greeted properly during check in. There are a lot of different restaurants to try in the area if you choose, and the scenery has lot to offer. There is a lot of history that goes along with this particular hotel. You can feel it when reading the historical information and viewing the beautiful pictures on the wall. The southern hospitality is priceless. I recommend you experience it for yourself. Keep up the good work...Thanks.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Eric F
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DannyDonham, General Manager at Carmel Inn and Suites, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind words! It is very satisfying to know that you have positive experiences with our hotel time and time again. We work very hard to ensure our guests do feel like family. Thank you so much for your continued business! Until the next time we see you, we wish you the very best!

Danny Donham,
General Manager
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Picayune, Mississippi
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

I had never been to Thibodaux, Louisiana before! I was looking forward to some Southern charm. We were very pleasantly surprised at the painstakingly details that the staff went to to help us enjoy our stay. They guided us to great restaurants and even gave us a tour through their kitchen that supports the Culinary Institute.

Our room was very clean, moderately priced and quiet even though close to the pool and we enjoyed our wonderful breakfast that was included in the room price. The lady that served the breakfast was so friendly!

I would certainly recommend the Carmel Inn to anyone~it is a jewel of the South!

We loved our visit and will be going back. Jan and Bob W.

Room Tip: We had a room that was handicap accessable and met all of our needs!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank skinfit21
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DannyDonham, General Manager at Carmel Inn and Suites, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for your gracious review! Feedback from guests like yourselves is the fuel for us to continue to make this historical site a place to enjoy and cherish. We are delighted to know that you did, in fact, enjoy the property here. May you be blessed as you continue your travels!

Danny Donham,
General Manager
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Standon, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We have been planning our visit to Louisiana for several weeks and thought thibodaux was a perfect location. After reading all the reviews we had high expectations. Our room was right next to a very noisy pool which when you arrive after 8 hours driving with2 small exhausted children did not help. The room was clean, the staff were lovely but we cut short our visit to only 1 night. Breakfast was not very exciting. Great value for money but certainly bottom of the list of places we have stayed on our road trip :(

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank thatsnotmymonster
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DannyDonham, General Manager at Carmel Inn and Suites, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your honest evaluation of our hotel and the area. We deeply regret not finding a more quiet corner of our hotel for you to enjoy. Our customers' expectations are very important to us, and we will certainly consider your remarks as we continue to renovate and restore this historic site. In fact, we are in the process of upgrading our hot breakfast to include a deluxe waffle maker to add to our hot eggs, sausage, biscuits, and Southern-style gravy.
We wish you safe travels as you go, and we hope your next visit to Louisiana is a more memorable one!

Danny Donham
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Property: Carmel Inn and Suites
Address: 400 E 1st St, LA Highway 1, Thibodaux, LA 70301-3328
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Louisiana > Thibodaux
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Thibodaux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Carmel Inn and Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The family-owned Carmel Inn and Suites has been making guests feel at home for over 40 years with wonderful hospitality and comfortable accommodations! Surrounded by large oak trees and southern mansions along Bayou Lafourche, the Carmel Inn is built at the historic landmark site that was once a Mount Carmel convent and school, dating back to before the Civil War. Elements of the original building were preserved and restored, and incorporated into the present structure of this unique hotel. We boast almost 100 spacious rooms, a pool, fitness center, and computer room. Enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast before you explore nearby historical sites, Cajun country, and more! Whether you're planning a weekend getaway, a family reunion, or a fabulous wedding, Carmel Inn and Suites looks forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Carmel Hotel Thibodaux
Ramada Thibodaux
Thibodaux Ramada

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