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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel

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1150 W Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70601-8373
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#20 of 40 hotels in Lake Charles
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The new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area is conveniently located to the downtown business district, lakefront boardwalk, and the Civic Center. We are just East of the Golden Nugget and L'Auberge Casinos. Lake Charles has established itself as one of the top business, medical and educational locations with Northrop Grumman, Siemens, Weatherford, McNeese State University, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital, and Westlake Chemical Corporation in our area. Lake Charles provides a great convenience to many points of interests such as Charpentier Historic District, Bord Du Lac Park, Creole Nature Trail and numerous attractions such as the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu, Adventure Cove, parks, beaches, and so much more. Take the time to discover Lake Charles.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
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Outdoor pool
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Matt G wrote a review Jan 2023
8 contributions3 helpful votes
We have stayed at this HIE in the past and have always enjoyed our stay. The staff is friendly, the lobby and rooms are clean, and the free breakfast is just right (especially the grits during our stay last week). This hotel is only 5 or 6 years old, but it looks brand new for the most part. This comment may not seem important to everyone, but the access in and out from HIE to Prien Lake Rd. is easier than some of the neighboring hotels. Go left to get back to I-210 (avoid the casino traffic) or go right to some restaurants and the casinos.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Guest Service Manager, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear mattgT5618CL, Thank you for choosing to stay with us again. We are delighted to know you were impressed with the service you received from our excellent associates and that our prime location worked well for you. We are also pleased to know our complimentary breakfast and clean accommodations exceeded your expectations. It was a pleasure having you at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Yours in Hospitality, DeAndre Sullivan General Manager
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Stan A wrote a review Jul 2020
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We are HIE fans and have been for a long time. We think the quality of the rooms and service is a great value. This property was less than we expect from HIE. Our room 314. had an extremely heavy opening door. I mean you had to lean in and push! What we noticed next was the floor was littered and apparently had not been vacuumed. I returned to the front desk to borrow a vacuum but the staff took care of the vacuuming promptly. The large bathroom was clean and user friendly The short divider wall that shielded the commode had the toilet paper hung at your elbow. Lots of time you have to be a contortionist to attempt to get the toilet paper. The towels were thick and fresh. The bed was excellent but we don't enjoy their pillows. The TV was on when we entered the room and would not shut off with the remote. I looked for a button on the TV but failed to find the on/off so I went back down to the desk and they shut the TV off. The remote was inop! And we had no regular coffee so we got that fixed too. We slept well! The shower was good but we don't care for the soap and shampoo dispensers. It may save the planet and save the company money but we like individual soap and shampoo. Their breakfast was suspended due to the virus but they had to go bags. My biscuit egg sandwich was moldy and I took it with us as we checked out to show the staff what they are handing out. I think a great hotel experience has all the little things covered. This property didn't get it done. We were disappointed. But we won't give up on HIE!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 8 Aug 2020
Good Day Stan A, We appreciate the honest remarks of our visitors. I truly appreciate your time and effort to share yours, and for staying in our hotel. While I'm pleased that you liked our towels, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't find our room's upkeep and bathroom set up on par with your standards. We're committed to providing comfort, and I'm concerned that you weren't at ease with the pillows and breakfast option. The review of our visitors helps us in creating steps for improvement. With full confidence, I know that yours can assist us in making enhancement programs. I relayed your comments to the management and housekeeping teams. I included your feedback about television and the bedroom door. You can trust that we will strive to rectify our rooms for improvement. I hope you'd reopen your door for us so we can put the pedal to the metal, and make you enjoy the simple pleasures. Kind Regards, Leni C. Case Manager IHGService
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William K wrote a review Dec 2019
Ruidoso, New Mexico141 contributions87 helpful votes
This hotel has a "modern" sleek, uncluttered, minimal look to it, which was fine with me. There was a huge flat screen TV on the wall, with lots of channels to view. They had great, soft beds and a big bathroom. The folks who worked there were very nice and accommodating. There is large, very-well lit parking. It is in a safe part of town, with lots of places to eat and shop near it. The only concern is the bathtub is too shallow in which to bathe. No hot, relaxing baths after a long drive - just good shower.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from 00gc, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 24 Dec 2019
William, thank you for the great review of the Holiday Inn & Suites Lake Charles South. We are happy to know that you had an enjoyable stay and loved the attentive service provided by our staff, the comfortable beds, the spacious parking area, as well as the central location. However, we regret the inconvenience you had with regard to the bathtub. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Yours in Hospitality, Jason Montgomery General Manager
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DC_diva_10 wrote a review Sep 2019
Miami, Florida196 contributions53 helpful votes
Stayed for one night while traveling with family. Very kind front desk staff, clean hotel and convenient location. The gym and pool are in good shape. Pet fee very reasonable at $50. Loved that breakfast was included. I would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 00gc, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 1 Oct 2019
Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn & Suites Lake Charles South for your overnight stay. It is always our goal to impress you, and we are delighted to read how much you loved our excellent location, outstanding service, and well-maintained property. Thank you again for your kind remarks, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Yours in Hospitality, Jason Montgomery General Manager
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Fishytourist wrote a review Aug 2019
Houston, Texas258 contributions73 helpful votes
Although the staff was friendly, we were disappointed that building, including our room, was not as clean and fresh as other Holiday Inn Express properties we have visited. The cushion on the in-room chaise lounge featured a very obvious stain. Unfortunately, this was not the experience we have come to expect from HIE. Hopefully this will improve.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from 00gc, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 11 Aug 2019
Thank you for your loyalty to our brand. We are happy our friendly associates left a remarkable impression on you. However, we are sorry for the cleanliness issues that impacted your experience. We have shared your comments with our housekeeping team to ensure we are more diligent in our efforts moving forward. Your feedback is valuable, and we hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel. Yours in Hospitality, Jason Montgomery General Manager
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AN6pack wrote a review Jul 2019
Waco, Texas667 contributions209 helpful votes
This was a new looking hotel in an area with a cluster of hotels (8 or so) right off I-210. We chose this one for the large room that sleeps this family of 6. That was so nice to find. We were greeted by a very friendly lady upon arrival and quickly found our room. It was large, roomy and comfy. The only problem was getting it cooled down. We were tired and ready for bed, but it took several hours for the room to get cool enough. Otherwise, perfect. The shower was equipped with full sized soap, shampoo and conditioner which was a nice touch. Breakfast was hot and plentiful. The chairs were quite low for the bar top tables as you can see below. The coffee was not good so we skipped it in favor of getting some on the drive. Overall great experience.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 00gc, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 23 Jul 2019
Thank you for reviewing the Holiday Inn & Suites Lake Charles South. We are happy to know you liked our spacious accommodations and that you enjoyed our delicious breakfast offerings. Also, your concerns with regard to the HVAC unit in your room have been shared with the appropriate team to improve our future guests’ experiences. We appreciate you recognizing the efforts of one of our front desk associates and look forward to your next visit. Yours in Hospitality, Jason Montgomery General Manager
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Smason0316 wrote a review Jun 2019
11 contributions2 helpful votes
New Hotel in a great location. The customer service was excellent which is rare today. Jessica and Delane were very helpful and kind always greeting with a smile and accommodating to my request. Bed mattresses were very comfortable too!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from 00gc, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 13 Jun 2019
Thank you for choosing Holiday Inn & Suites Lake Charles South and for your terrific review. We are thrilled you appreciated not only our courteous service and convenient location, but also our comfortable bed and mattresses. It is very kind of you to recognize Jessica and Delane for their service. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest, and we look forward to your next visit. Yours in Hospitality, Jason Montgomery General Manager
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Penny T wrote a review Apr 2019
Indian River, Michigan177 contributions30 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at this property while on a trip. The stress so friendly and helpful. We were greeted every time we walked in the door. The lobby area is spacious and modern. The rooms are very clean. Beds and pillows are comfortable. It was in a very nice area. The wonderful staff made the stay fun.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jason M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 Apr 2019
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. We greatly appreciate your business and your candid feedback. We are so happy you were able to enjoy your time with us. We look forward to next visit with us as we plan to continue delivering great service to our wonderful guest like you.
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pivonye wrote a review Mar 2019
Houston, Texas78 contributions53 helpful votes
Stayed here during a weekend golf trip. Hotel is located close to the casinos and several shopping centers. Hotel looks new and it is very clean. The staff was friendly and the breakfast had a lot of options. I must say I really enjoyed the breakfast and coffee. Overall, it is a quiet place to stay away from the noisy casino hotels.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PadreGirl wrote a review Mar 2019
Texas197 contributions70 helpful votes
We tend to stay exclusively at Holiday Inn Express if available and booked this stay last minute using the app. It seemed brand new and was very modern. Typical friendly front desk and good breakfast we usually experience, but the room was very nice. Super comfortable bed. We liked the updated toiletries. Wish more HIEs would adopt them.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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US$149 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
92
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Painting With A Twist (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include O'Charley's, Panera Bread, and Chick-fil-A.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Henning Cultural Center (13.6 km) and Dryden General Store (12.6 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South Casino Area, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.