Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area

Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area

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#30 of 40 hotels in Lake Charles
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.3 of 5 bubbles
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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)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Golf course
Kids stay free
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Telephone
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Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Smoking rooms available
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Paesan wrote a review Jul 2021
Austin, Texas333 contributions117 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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telly m wrote a review Jul 2012
Lake Charles, Louisiana3 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The two times I have stayed at this location were pleasant. Clean and safe for the kids when they stayed also.
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Date of stay: June 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gloria2010 wrote a review Jul 2021
Texas236 contributions191 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Nita J wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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joy258 wrote a review May 2009
joy2581 contribution5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I enjoyed a two night stay at this most friendly motel in May 2009. It made a welcome change from chain-run places. Our room was large, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Excellent, friendly staff and reasonable rates.
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Date of stay: May 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dav0256 wrote a review May 2009
atlnata, ga1 contribution5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very impressed and pleased with our 1 night stay. One of the best we've experienced. The staff was pleasant and couldn't have been more helpful. We felt safe. The room was spacious and clean. The mattress was very comfortable. The breakfast was good and the serving area and dining room fully stocked and very clean. The Treasure Inn gets a 5 star rating. This will be our only choice for future trips.
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Date of stay: March 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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emailadamscj wrote a review Jul 2009
Hampton, Virginia42 contributions20 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I don't normally leave reviews but this disaster I would not wish on anyone. DO NOT STAY HERE!! I travel for leisure and on business quite often. The previous reviews must be either related to the hotel owner or stayed when there were 5 or less occupied rooms. The owner/manager advised me in person that he has no control of his hotel when the occupancy is high. Note that this is NOT a chain and owned by a foreigner with no security. There was loud music, loud TVs, people running down the 2nd floor hall late at night, people sleeping in cars, walking around between the cars at night, barbequing and leaving trash all over. Yes, they allow pets because the rooms came with pets as well - the roach kind. The water pressure in the shower was minimum. The pool is only the size of a queen size bed. I normally stay at a Choice Hotel or Holiday Inn as I participate in the membership programs for these chains but could not get a reservation for the days I needed. If you want cheap and crappy - welcome!
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Date of stay: July 2009
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rebecca C wrote a review Mar 2020
Georgetown, TX60 contributions69 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep 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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Susan R wrote a review Aug 2015
Austin, Texas18 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I, along with our traveling boxer dog spent one night at this hotel so we could check out the casinos in the area. Price was adequate but the overall experience was not worth it. After settling into the room, which smelled musky and did not look very clean, we decided to head out and leave our pup in the room. As soon as I closed the door I noticed it didn't click or lock. I tried slamming the door but nothing. I called the front desk to let them know and the front desk attendant sounded confused. She then asked if I had anything of value in my room, insinuating that my room would be fine if I just left it open. I told her I needed another room. She set us up into another room so we once again tried to leave. This time, we started making our way down to our car when we noticed a man following us around. My partner recalled seeing him walking around since earlier that evening but this time he waited for us to walk in front of him and continued to stare at us. At this point, we didn't feel comfortable leaving our dog in our room. Our pup is our main priority and we just didn't feel right about leaving. We observed the man continue to walk around, eventually going into his room. We called it a night at this point and chose to stay in with our pup. I don't like to think people have bad intentions but we had a bad vibe. Overall, the hotel is substandard and they may benefit from some security. This just reaffirms why I dislike budget hotels.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nimesh P, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area
Responded 10 Dec 2015
Good Morning, Thanks for your feedback in the recent survey. We want you to know that we have read your complaint and concern and are dealing with it appropriately. Anytime there is a person on any property that causes you alarm please report it ASAP to the front desk so that we can do our best at keeping the property safe. We have made many upgrades and changes to the property since your last stay and we have even taken some preventative Security measures to ensure the safety of our guest. We try to have a night clerk in the parking lot as much as possible to keep the property safe. Ill be honest we are not located in the best part of town, however we do know how to keep our guest safe. I ask that you would give us another opportunity to provide you with a positive guest experience. If I can do anything to assist you in the future please contact the hotel directly. Thanks Alvin J. Rideaux PRM
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ShirleyGraham wrote a review Jun 2015
Hollywood, Florida8 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the Best Stay ever after my experience with the WOW Hotel in Orlando. If you visit Lake Charles, La "Please Stay Here". (I went for my Graduation my Sister and I. Some of our other Colleagues stayed at other Hotels in the area.) I saw the REVIEWS first, then the PICTURES. It was exactly what you heard and saw. It starts with the Front Desk and may I say (Charlotte) was the most polite and helpful person you could ever want to meet. (She needs a raise), then I asked could I see the room before I checked in and she said sure. The room (#120) was very Clean, Smelled Great, had all the Towels, Refrig and Microwave Clean, Beds were amazing. There was a pool, Wi-Fi was in the Lobby along with Continental Breakfast (which my Sister said was Nice). The only thing it didn't have was an Iron & Ironing Board. But when I called the front desk to point this out, 5 mins later a knock on the door, It was the Maid with an Iron and Board in hand. (I'm sure in the future they will have them) I was very Impressed. I Stayed for (3) nights, checked in Wed & checked out on Sat morning feeling Wonderful. Also you have to check out this Restaurant called the SEAFOOD PALACE (look them up), (OMG) the food is out of this World. If you are a CRAB LOVER this is the place to visit. I told Charlotte I would see her next year again around the same time. Thanks for such a great Time Econo Lodge!!!
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Date of stay: June 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: We were on the Bottom Floor on the West end and it was very quiet Day and Night!!!
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Response from Nick P, Manager at Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area
Responded 22 Jun 2015
Thank you for your comment. We appreciate your time on leaving us your feedback on your recent stay. We aim to please each and every guest. Our goal is to satisfy everyone who we have the pleasure of meeting. We hope to see you soon in the near future.
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Tricia1984 asked a question Apr 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom34 contributions16 helpful votes
How clean is this hotel?
Answer from rideaux7296
louisiana
Very clean and well kept
Lois2591 asked a question Sept 2014
Ponce de Leon, Florida2 contributions
do you offer a weekly rate?
Rebecca C wrote a tip Mar 2020
Georgetown, TX60 contributions69 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"no suggestions for a good room here-choose another motel."
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ShirleyGraham wrote a tip Jun 2016
Hollywood, Florida8 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms closer to the office is better"
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ShirleyGraham wrote a tip Jun 2015
Hollywood, Florida8 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We were on the Bottom Floor on the West end and it was very quiet Day and Night!!!"
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Kathy G wrote a tip Jun 2014
3 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't choose this hotel. Pay the extra and go down the street."
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808shiela wrote a tip Oct 2013
Lake Jackson12 contributions6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"no fitness center , breakfast no good. when you flush toilet make a loud noise very anoy.a/c make noise too."
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PRICE RANGE
S$90 - S$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
treasure hotel lake charles
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United StatesLouisianaLake Charles
NUMBER OF ROOMS
55
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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 Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point (5.2 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, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee 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 Gordon Ramsay Steak, Darrell's, and Steamboat Bill's on the Lake.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Econo Lodge Lake Charles University Area?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dryden General Store (6.7 km).
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.
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