by Courtney Elko
Located near the Zoo of Acadiana (also known as Zoosiana), this hotel is about a half-hour from the Tabasco Factory and Jungle Gardens. After a day of touring the Tabasco Factory or visiting the animals at the zoo, families will love to head back to the hotel and take a dip in the outdoor pool. The kids will love to swim while the adults relax on the surrounding lounge chairs. The guestrooms and suites come with a mini-fridge and free Wi-Fi, and some of the suites can accommodate up to six people. Start the day off right with the free, hot breakfast buffet and end it by grilling outside by the pool.
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- Zoo of Acadiana minutes away
- Outdoor pool
- Free breakfast
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
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Complimentay Wi-Fi can be found in the rooms and cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request.
The comfortable guestrooms feature a king or two queen beds, a mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and flat-screen television. The bathroom features a shower/tub combination.
The large suites feature one king or two queen beds and a sleeper sofa in the separate sitting area. There is a mini-fridge, coffeemaker, microwave, flat-screen television and a shower/tub combination in the bathroom. Some of the suites feature a whirlpool tub and can accommodate up to six people.
Booked a double queen bed room only to be given a king suite at check-in despite including that I would be checking in late due to attending a competition in the area. Many others were checking in that arrived from the same competition.
Check in took about 45 minutes. Only one person working desk. Dead lizard on the air conditioner. No one available to clean it. Called front desk multiple times, no one answered. Bath tub drain did not close so I could not take a hot bath. No one at front desk when I went to check out. Seriously understaffed.
The medium-size outdoor pool has a depth from 3 to 5 feet. The pool is surrounded by a large pool deck that features lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas. Pool towels are provided. There is also a BBQ grill area near the pool and restrooms can be found just inside in the lobby. The fitness center can also be accessed from outside by the pool area.
The free, hot breakfast buffet is a great start for families in the mornings. Breakfast runs from about 6 to 10 a.m. and features items like eggs, waffles, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, juices, coffee, muffins and more. Plenty of tables are available in the lobby atrium area featuring cute Louisiana dÃ©cor, to enjoy your breakfast. High chairs are provided.
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All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi access can be found throughout the hotel so there is never a concern about staying connected.
Free parking surrounds the hotel.
A fitness center is available to guests and can be accessed from inside and outside by the pool area. It features cardio and weight machines and gym towels are provided.
Coin-operated laundry facilities are available to guests.
Vending and ice machines are available on each floor.
A pantry area located in the lobby offers plenty of snacks, beverages, frozen meals and other sundries.
The Art of Smart Timing
Mardi Gras season, which is family-friendly in Lafayette, is a busier time for this hotel.
Lafayette Regional Airport is about 10 minutes away from the hotel. Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is located about one hour from the hotel, and the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located about two hours away.
A vehicle is needed to get around Lafayette.
For Mom and Dad
The adults will love some unwinding time on the lounge chairs at the pool.