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Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area

351 N Martin Luther King Hwy, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2716
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Updated 02/06/20


#29 of 39 hotels in Lake Charles
Welcome to pet-friendly Econo Lodge in Lake Charles, LA, located off of Interstate 10 and near the beach, casinos, Lake Charles Civic Center, McNeese State University and much more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Gloria2010 wrote a review Jul 2021
Texas224 contributions158 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for 1 night on our way to Florida. The hotel is very run down and is in need of a Major Reno!! The room was semi-clean but in very bad shape. The shower was all cracked and the toilet paper holder was broken and just thrown on the floor.....literally just on the floor with the toilet paper on it lol!! Anyway, the A/C worked great. We went to sleep only to be woke up by very, very loud music coming from a nearby room who was having a party about outside. Lots of noise, coming and going and very loud people shouting.....it was crazy!! Complained to front desk but nothing ever got done about it.......needless to say.....we will not be going back to this place and I do not recommend if you are trying to get some sleep!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Nita J wrote a review Jul 2021
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This was the WORST experience that I have ever had a hotel. After a day out and about in the city, my husband and I returned back to our room to rest. When we got ready to go to bed there was feces on the sheets. Yes, FECES!! I was mortified. I immediately contacted the front desk to assist me with this issue, and that was the worst mistake ever. The person at the front desk said that he could bring me some new sheets so that I could change the sheets myself. Are you serious!?!? I don't pay to sleep at a hotel to change my own sheets. The front desk person was very dismissive and not interested in fixing this problem at all. He even suggested that it was our feces in the bed, and I explained to him that we hadn't been in the room since this morning, and that when we returned the room that evening the room had been serviced... so we thought. I told him that I wanted to be moved to another room, and then my experience got even worst. We were moved to a room where other guests were outside drinking, smoking and being very loud. I called the front desk to complain again, and this time I was told that he couldn't control other guests behavior and that I had to deal with it. I was absolutely appalled, disappointed and disgusted with my stay at this hotel. I will never stay at this hotel chain again, and neither should you!!! Please find somewhere else to stay if you're in the area that's cleaner with better customer service. Again, this was the worst stay at a hotel that I have EVER had! P.S. I have pictures as proof that I'll be posting.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Paesan wrote a review Jul 2021
Austin, Texas299 contributions90 helpful votes
Spent one night here on June on a return roadtrip from Florida. Its convenient to the highway but pretty beat up. For $150 I expect clean and safe. We arrived around 9 pm, there were lots of road warriors parked in the lot (fleet of Lowes Box trucks, other cross country types). There were several tenants who had set up grills and coolers and were partying outside their room. Others had their doors open and had dragged furniture out to drink beer and chatter. The check in was easy and the night manager warned me the free breakfast "was cereal". There was a treadmill partially put together next to the single breakfast room table. The room was simple kinda clean, the toilet rocked gently was you sat on it. The TV was okay with some channels, the AC worked. The door didn't close too well and barely locked. The smoke alarmed the battery removed. The "Non-Smoking room" I reserved seemed to be more of a suggestion than a rule. There was some musty and smokey smell. Surprisingly, the beds were very comfortable and sheets and pillows high quality; the only saving grace of this room. The beds were also on these strange steel structures that sounded like thunder and lighting if you kicked them when climbing on the bed. This would have been a good deal at $85, but for $150, I'd recommend going to the Holiday Inn Express across the street.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Rebecca C wrote a review Mar 2020
Georgetown, TX65 contributions66 helpful votes
First room---a/c wouldn't work--maybe because it was filthy---Second room----a tad bit cleaner but you wouldn't want to touch tops of electrical plugs-filthy! Bikers going in and out of property much of the night-----perhaps on a drug route????!!!! A/c worked but was louder than husbands Bi-Pap machine. Continental breakfast wasn't worth staying for---3 small tables and cheapest offerings---white bread-no fruit-plain bagels-cold cereal---wouldn't touch it---clerk was outside in her vehicle smoking---didn't come in once--only positive was good location, close to Hwy 10---wouldn't have stayed at all but was exhausted when we got there. TRY SOMEWHERE ELSE---you will be glad you did.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: no suggestions for a good room here-choose another motel.
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Response from Nick P, Manager at Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We appreciate you letting us know where we need to make improvements to ensure a fantastic stay for each guest. Your feedback has been forwarded to hotel management for further review.
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Janet W wrote a review Jun 2019
Poplar Bluff, Missouri60 contributions9 helpful votes
This is an average hotel, but it has excellent customer service, that goes beyond expectations to make you feel at home. The water in the shower was just luke warm, and there is only one washer and dryer. They did have a small breakfast, but it did include waffles, which was nice.
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Date of stay: May 2019
US$49 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area
Which popular attractions are close to Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area?
Nearby attractions include Millennium Park (4.2 km), Escape Room Louisiana (3.4 km), and Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area?
Conveniently located restaurants include Darrell's, Steamboat Bill's, and Seafood Palace.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.