Louisiana is unique in its history, traditions, and political subdivisions (it’s the only state with parishes). Louisiana has many cities filled with character, including the infamous New Orleans and capital Baton Rouge. Here is a guide to Louisiana’s top five hotels, from the top of the state to the bottom. The research is done so you can plan your next Bayou State getaway.
MARGARITAVILLE RESORT CASINO: BOSSIER CITY
A place with the drink Margarita in its name must be good, right? Well Margaritaville Resort Casino is not only home to a casino. There’s also a full-service spa, a large pool, a fitness centre, a theatre and four restaurants. The resort has a whopping 395 rooms over 18 floors. The rates are very reasonable too, starting at just $129US per night. It is fortunately situated on the city’s boardwalk, so guests don’t have to walk far to enjoy a plethora of dining and shopping options. Plus within a mile there is the Texas Street Bridge and Red River District, so you won’t find a better (and more central) accommodation option in Bossier City.
LA QUINTA INN BATON ROUGE UNIVERSITY AREA
La Quinta Inn Baton Rouge University Area is in an ideal location for visitors to the Louisiana capital looking for a budget option. Rooms at the inn begin at just $62 per night. Plus guests receive a complimentary Bright Side Breakfast each morning, which includes a make-your-own waffle station. It is in a great location for road trippers travelling on the I-10, or travellers wanting to be close to Louisiana State University. Guests can also bring pets for free.
SUN SUITES: METAIRIE
For a budget stay close to New Orleans, check out Sun Suites of Metairie. Every room has a full kitchen, complete with stove top, fridge, and microwave. Prices start from $65 per night, or $315 per week. Close by guests can visit Lakeside Shopping Centre, Audubon Zoo, and City Park. There is also Fat City, which is known as Metairie’s version of New Orleans’ Bourbon Street.
HILTON GARDEN INN: NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT
For the most convenient hotel in New Orleans, choose Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport. Their exclusive Garden Sleep System beds mean every person in the family will get an exceptional nights’ rest. Guests can enjoy custom breakfasts every morning, and drinks in the Pavillion Lounge by night. To keep fit, there are three options: the outdoor pool, the 24/7 fitness centre, or the Hilton’s complimentary in-room Stay Fit Kit.
LA QUINTA INN NEW ORLEANS VETERANS: METAIRIE
The La Quinta Inn New Orleans Veterans is close to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and New Orleans. The rooms at the inn include pillow top mattresses, plug-and-play flat-screen televisions, free WiFi, and coffee makers. The front desk is open 24 hours a day for extra convenience, and there is an outdoor pool for cooling off after a day of exploration.
The top five hotels in Louisiana all offer guests something unique in the state’s many unique cities.
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