Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Charles South
Off I-210, and adjacent to Contraband Bayou, this unpretentious hotel is 3 miles from late 19th-century buildings in the Charpentier Historic District.
The low-key rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, minifridges and microwaves, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add wet bars and sofabeds.
Free amenities include a breakfast buffet and parking. Pets are welcome (fee).