Econo Lodge Lake Charles

351 North Martin Luther King HighwayLake Charles70601USA
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About Econo Lodge Lake Charles

Boasting complimentary Wi-Fi throughout and free parking, Econo Lodge Lake Charles provides straightforward discount chain accommodation at a contemporary low-rise just off highway I-10 in Lake Charles, south-western Louisiana. The heart of downtown is five minutes’ drive away.

Smart, colourful rooms enjoying en suite bathrooms and air-conditioning come with flat-panel cable TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves, hairdryers, desks and free local calls. Selected rooms add whirlpool tubs. Spacious suites and accessible rooms are also available.

Facilities include a 24-hour reception, business centre, seasonal outdoor pool and vending machines. Pets are allowed for a surcharge.

Guests can start the day with a free continental breakfast. Eateries situated within one mile include fast food, Cajun, seafood and Chinese restaurants.

Econo Lodge Lake Charles lies about ten minutes’ drive from McNeese State University and Prien Lake Mall for indoor shopping. The L’Auberge du Lac casino is about 15 minutes’ drive away while Lake Charles Regional Airport is a 20-minute drive away.


351 North Martin Luther King Highway, Lake Charles, LA, 70601, USA
Telephone: +1(337)7218001 | Fax: +1(337)7218060 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Convenient location near dining and the freeway

Travellers were upbeat about the merits of this discount hotel's location in the suburbs of Lake Charles, south-western Louisiana. Not only was it close to petrol stations and dining options, but also it offered hassle-free access to downtown. The easy access to Interstate 10 also made it straightforward for drivers to reach academic institutions, industrial areas, golf courses, shopping centres, casinos and the airport. The free parking also appealed to motorists.

Praise for customer care and free breakfast

Many visitors spoke highly of the customer service, saying they encountered pleasant, obliging and attentive employees. Animal lovers were delighted with the pet-friendly policy and diners welcomed the complimentary continental breakfast.

Smart and clean rooms were inexpensive

The reportedly simple but smart rooms were fairly spacious and cleaned to a good standard with cosy beds. It also proved popular that the rooms were well-equipped with flat-screen televisions, mini-fridges and microwaves. Those watching their spending liked the wallet-friendly room rates and often mentioned that they got reasonable value for money.

Negative Reviews

Critics claimed hotel had drawbacks

Some guests occasionally struggled to regulate the room temperature. Others wished there had been a wider choice of food on offer at breakfast. Minor cleanliness and maintenance problems also attracted criticism from some quarters. These included bathrooms that could have been more comprehensively cleaned, interruptions to the hot water supply, malfunctioning fridges and dodgy plumbing.

Free Wi-Fi divided opinion

The free Wi-Fi was a bonus for travellers. However, some critics claimed the network suffered from a weak signal or sluggish speeds from time to time.

Noises and smells were irritating

Light sleepers occasionally complained that they could hear sounds like slamming doors and voices from adjacent rooms too easily. Musty smells also came as a disappointment for guests in certain rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 378 reviews across the web
6.5 /10
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    7.3 /10
6.5 out of 10 based on 378 reviews