Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles

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#31 of 40 hotels in Lake Charles
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.3 of 5 bubbles
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Looking for a place to stay in Lake Charles? Then look no further than Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles, a budget friendly hotel that brings the best of Lake Charles to your doorstep.

Rooms at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

24 hour front desk, room service, and newspaper are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool and free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Lake Charles' popular diners such as KD's Po-Boys Soup & Salad, Cotten's Downtown, and Waffle House, all a short distance from Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles.

If you’re looking for something to do, Millennium Park (0.7 mi), Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu (0.1 mi), and Bord Du Lac Park (1.2 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles as you experience everything Lake Charles has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Quiet

Location

825 Broad St, Lake Charles, LA 70601-4340
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 46 out of 100
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Lake Charles Municipal Airport
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Sherry W wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was traveling to Houston and needed a nice room to stay in. I stayed in room 208 it was clean. I rested up and then traveled to Houston. I would definitely stay there again. My daughter also loved the pool!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tiffany L wrote a review Mar 2017
3 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We planned a spur of the moment night in lake charles so we booked here after seeing the rooms and that it has free breakfast, but the ac is steady making a wierd noise and the room looks nothing like the website picture
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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F2454PSjasonj wrote a review Jan 2017
Lake Charles, Louisiana1 contribution2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Roach in room. Chair worn down to bottom. Refrigerator dented & not cool. Price was to high for room value. Not a Howard Johnson I am used to staying in. No more visit s & no recommendations.
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Review collected in partnership with Howard Johnson
Date of stay: January 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Steve H wrote a review Sept 2021
6 contributions
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
How did this hotel ever get 2 stars?? The hotel looked sketchy before we go there. Company booked us in as there were no other hotels with rooms available at the Gov't Per Diem rate. The office was locked "due to Covid" so had to check in through a 2" slit in the glass window. Sign said "No breakfast due to Covid". The key wallet stated "Always use deadbolt, secure valuables and report suspicious persons or acts. Never open door prior to verifying ID" which made me a bit wary to start with but due to the sketchy people hanging around smoking outside, the first thing I did when i got to my room was deadbolt and chain the door!! The room was dark & dingy. Plastic chairs and table. The bathroom door used to have a mirror but it must have been broken previously and not replaced but they couldn't even be bothered to re-paint it. The rack for hanging clothes was loose and hanging off the wall at one end. Bathroom tiles were broken and cracked, shower head was less than 5 feet up the wall which is great if you're a child. I didn't bother unpacking because I knew I'd be staying only one night out of the 10 originally planned. The ONLY redeeming feature was that the bed was actually comfortable.
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Date of stay: September 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Book a room at another hotel - this one sucks.
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Chlo0118 wrote a review May 2022
Grayson, Louisiana1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
When we arrived we were given room 116. As anybody does we walked in to inspect the room to see how clean it was. Within a minute of walking in we seen a roach on the bathroom ceiling. The ironing board cover was disgusting! We went back up to the front desk and advised them of the issues and asked for a different room or our money back. The receptionist stated “most the time when I give people rooms 116-117 they usually come back”. I was appalled. Receptionist stated that she would give us her “best room” and let us choose between two. We decided to stay in room 202 which was their biggest room they had. Noticed in the bathroom that the exhaust fan was not properly covered and was caked in dust. When turned on it smelled as if it was burning. Bathroom shower and curtain were gross. The air conditioning units needed to be cleaned. There was some kind of food or substance on the ice in the freezer part of the fridge. I was absolutely disgusted by this place.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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mkibbl564322 wrote a review May 2021
Houston, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Keep your money... Not worth the stay and not worth carrying the Howard Johnson hotel brand name. I have had better experiences at a pay by the hour motel. I feel that I was cheated out of my vacation time.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sh0eguru200 wrote a review Jun 2010
Monroe, Louisiana1 contribution5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently called this location and spoke to someone who barely speaks English last night. I was traveling to Lake Charles to visit my grandparent on Saturday June 19th. I made the reservation for Saturday on the evening of Friday June 18th. The incompetent female who took the reservation made the reservation for the same day instead of what I requested. I phoned them after 6:00 pm on the 18th.

When a family member in Lake Charles advised this location was not in a safe area and not very clean, I called to cancel the reservation before 8:00 am Saturday morning. To my surprise, I was told the reservation was for last night and I would be charged $80. I thought it was just a simple error…mistakes happen…the oversight could be corrected…WRONG.

I politely asked that this error be corrected. I would not have called to make a reservation for last night when I live 4 hours away. The person on the phone proceeded to argue with me and tell me she knew the reservation was for the 18th. She stated she never makes mistakes and answers the phone 24/7. I speak very clear English and did not make a mistake. This establishment simply would not own up to their error and wants to cheat people. When I asked to speak with the manager or owner of the location, I was told he was not in. I was insistent on speaking with someone in charge to discuss this issue further only to be told by the rude and unprofessional person on the phone that I could not speak to anyone but her. I would advise you not to give them your credit card information or attempt to stay here. They will charge you for the wrong date and won't own up to the mistake. The owners of this establishment are not ethical. I am filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. It is very sad that this establishment does not abide by honest and fair principals. Please do not make the mistake I did.
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Date of stay: June 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kim B wrote a review May 2017
San Antonio, Texas6 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Read the reviews before you book this hotel!!!! The most disgusting hotel I've been in in a long time! The air conditioner rattled all night! There was mold in the bathrooms... The vent in the restroom looks like it hasn't been cleaned since the motel was built. Nothing like the pictures on the internet show! Cigarette burn marks in the blankets even tho it's a non smoking room! The walls are so thin that you hear everything going on outside. The carpets... don't walk on them without shoes on... your socks will be black!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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astromomma wrote a review Jun 2011
texas2 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked through Priceline and was very disappointed in hotel when compared to other hotels with same ratings. After dark, thugs in parking lot and at pool and cars coming and going in parking lot all night. People hanging from railings and walking balcony making noise, got no sleep at all. Not safe location and absolutely not a place for family/kids. Can not believe priceline has this on their site. Priceline has never booked a hotel this bad for me. And trying to get the front desk to answer phone was a chore too, and when complaint made was told to call priceline. NOT A GOOD PLACE AT ALL.
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Date of stay: June 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don't stay here
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521kirbyj wrote a review Apr 2017
Normal, Illinois1 contribution2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was dirty. Bathroom had black mold. Exhaust fan hasn't been cleaned since forever, crud caked on it. My wife wore white socks in the room and they were black when we left. I should have read other reviews before booking.
Too afraid to try the breakfast. Expected a lot more, makes me think twice about the Wyndahm name. Thought Wyndahm. meant quality, wrong!
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Review collected in partnership with Howard Johnson
Date of stay: April 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Steve H wrote a tip Sept 2021
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a room at another hotel - this one sucks."
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TexasFaith wrote a tip Jul 2017
Corpus Christi12 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Areas where hotels are clustered together usually have better rooms"
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kristy6177 wrote a tip Mar 2017
Perdido Key, Florida3 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Drive on by."
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Linda A wrote a tip Apr 2016
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay here!"
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AL1239999 wrote a tip Sept 2015
Clearwater, Florida19 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is a very expensive dump, in a very bad area!!!!!!!"
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PRICE RANGE
S$87 - S$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesLouisianaLake Charles
NUMBER OF ROOMS
41
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Frequently Asked Questions about Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles
Which popular attractions are close to Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles?
Nearby attractions include Escape Room Louisiana (0.9 km), Veteran's Memorial Park (1.0 km), and Children's Museum (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles?
Conveniently located restaurants include Luna Bar & Grill, Mama Reta's Kitchen, and Tia Juanitas's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dryden General Store (9.2 km).
Is Howard Johnson by Wyndham Historic Lake Charles accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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