by Courtney Elko
Located near Baton Rouge Community College and five miles from Louisiana State University, this Sleep Inn is ideal for families visiting a college student. The Baton Rouge Zoo, Mall of Louisiana, Blue Bayou Waterpark and Dixie Landin’ theme park are all also situated nearby. After a day of exploring or visiting, kids can enjoy some time in the seasonal outdoor swimming pool where they can play while parents relax in one of the nearby chairs. The spacious guestrooms feature one queen or two double beds, a microwave, mini-fridge and flat screen television. A rollaway bed is available upon request. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is also available and makes it easy for kids and adults to stay connected to home, school or work. Families can kick off each morning with the free hot breakfast buffet where they will find items like eggs, hot and cold cereals and yogurt. Free coffee is available all day.
Our Editor Loves
- Free breakfast
- Outdoor pool
- Louisiana State University nearby
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
The staff was great, breakfast was a joke and the room was HOT. We were on the 3rd floor. The first room we had, as soon as the air condition was turned on, it would shut off within a few minutes. We turned it on, went to dinner and came back, it was off and hot and muggy in the room. We told the lady at the front desk and she gave us another room at the end of the hall. The same thing happened in there. We decided it had been a long day of driving and we were extremely tired so we went to bed. That night was horrible, we were both burning up. The next day, we told someone at the front desk about it and their response, if it's colder outside than in our room, the a/c won't work. It was 74 in our room and 60 outside and the a/c wouldn't come on. He said, we have no control over that, that's the way they are designed. You have to remember, we were on the 3rd floor, heat rises and the later it got, the hotter it was. The only solutions, leave a window open so you can be killed in the middle of the night, buy a fan which we did and they are lucky I didn't let my husband buy the hideous box fan he wanted and put it in the window, that wouldn't look good to potential travelers passing by. Since we were only there 3 days, I chose to stay because our next hotel was going to be better and I wasn't disappointed there, it was the Royal Sonesta, they actually had a thermostat we controlled. Lastly, the hallway is dark and creepy and VERY unsafe. Anyone could be hiding between the rooms and you wouldn't know it.
The room was large for the three of us and clean and comfortable. We would have liked to have stayed longer but it was a good stop over en route to New Orleans.
Breakfast was included in the tariff and this was very acceptable.