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Catch the festival fever in Lake Charles, Louisiana

This city at the heart of Calcasieu Parish boasts a rich and fascinating history that includes tales of piracy, Civil War battles and sulfur mining. You may feel like you've journeyed back in time while strolling past the plantation-style homes and 1900s-era architecture of Shell Beach Drive, Margaret Place and the Charpentier district. Travelers are encouraged to learn all about the sweetly Southern town at the Mardi Gras Museum, the Imperial Calcasieu Museum, the U.S.S. Orleck Naval Museum and the DeQuincy Railroad Museum.

After learning about the rich history of Lake Charles, visitors can relax while taking a leisurely drive along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road to look for alligators, or step into some sizzling gaming action at one of the local casinos for an enthralling night.

The festival capital of Louisiana

Think of festivals in Louisiana, and the thrills of Mardi Gras are sure to come to mind. While the big blowout that happens just prior to the Lenten season is certainly a major event, it's by no means the only popular festival held in Louisiana every year. People love to party in Southern Louisiana; with more than 75 annual festivals that take place in Lake Charles to prove it.

Royal Gala

Held at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum the evening before Mardi Gras, the Royal Gala allows visitors a rare up-close glimpse of the colorful costumes and headdresses worn by parade participants. With more than 60 extravagantly outfitted “krewes,” the Fat Tuesday parade in Lake Charles is the second biggest in the state.

Contraband Days

A unique Lake Charles tradition, the two-week festival that celebrates the life and legend of local pirate Jean Lafitte comes around every May. Family-oriented in nature, Contraband Days is jam-packed with games, carnival rides, pirate-themed attractions, food booths, and live music on multiple festival stages.

Cajun Food & Music Festival

Shake a tail feather every July to the lively beat provided by the Lake Charles Chapter of the Cajun French Music Association. Savor tasty Cajun specialties like gumbo, cracklin's and jambalaya, while waiting to hear if they call your lucky raffle ticket number. Arts and crafts booths and a variety of games add to the festive atmosphere of this yearly Cajun festival.

How to get there

Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH) is a small commercial airport located about five minutes out of town. The largest airlines serving LCH are United and American Airlines, which fly in from hubs in Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Some visitors even fly into Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY), rent a car and make the three-to-four-hour scenic drive from New Orleans to Lake Charles.

Where to stay


To be near the lake and local attractions, there are plenty of Lake Charles hotels downtown to choose from. The Howard Johnson Inn is one such hotel close to the Charpentier district, with moderate rates and neighboring entertainment spots.

Business district

If you’re lucky enough to be doing business in the area, the Super 8 Lake Charles Sulphur is 20 minutes from Lake Charles Regional Airport and offers high-speed Internet.

Best time to visit

The weather tends toward comfortable coolness from December to May; this also coincides with the time when Mardi Gras is in full swing. If you don't mind your weather as hot as Tabasco, visit Southern Louisiana during summertime. Come enjoy Southern hospitality from this city steeped in history any time of year.

Recently Rated Lake Charles Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Wingate by Wyndham Lake Charles Casino Area
4.2 / 5
13 reviews
3 stars $110
Americas Best Inn and Suites Lake Charles
3.7 / 5
53 reviews
2 stars $79
Lake Charles Richmond Suites
2.4 / 5
23 reviews
3 stars $64
Comfort Suites Lake Charles
3.9 / 5
9 reviews
2 stars $88
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LAKE CHARLES
3.7 / 5
20 reviews
3 stars $99
Americas Best Value Inn Lake Charles I 10 Exit 33
2.3 / 5
3 reviews
2 stars $44
Days Inn Lake Charles
2.8 / 5
44 reviews
3 stars $45
Super 8 Lake Charles/Sulphur
3.4 / 5
10 reviews
2 stars $67
Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Lake Charles I210 Exit 5
2.5 / 5
32 reviews
2 stars $54
L Auberge Casino Resort
4.0 / 5
206 reviews
3 stars $119

Lake Charles hotels

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Featured Lake Charles Hotels

From $79

1 Americas Best Inn and Suites Lake Charles

2 stars
3.7 / 5 53 reviews

401 Lakeshore Drive Map

America*s Best Inn and Suites Lake Charles offers the most value for your money when staying for business- pleasure- or just passing through. We offer clean spacious rooms- a 24-hour front desk-... More

great value
Spacious room with a great indoor pool. A little out dated but well kept. Excellent rate.
Dec 2, 2014
From $110

2 Wingate by Wyndham Lake Charles Casino Area

3 stars
4.2 / 5 13 reviews

1731 W Prien Lake Road Map

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Conveniently located off Interstate 210, this Wingate by Wyndham Lake Charles Casino Area is near casinos, golfing, museums, and many local restaurants. Ideal for both work and play, this... More

The hotel was just off the highway, clean, convenient, good amenities and near the casino.
Dec 22, 2014
From $109

3 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites LAKE CHARLES SOUTH

3 stars
3.5 / 5 19 reviews

2940 Lake Street Map

Enjoy Hotel's Spacious Guest Rooms in Lake Charles, LA Although surrounded by the natural beauty of fresh water marshes, scenic rivers and beautiful lakefronts, Lake Charles has more to offer than... More

Mini Vacation
I had an outstanding experience. The staff was so nice and eager to accommodate.
Aug 17, 2014
From $67

4 Super 8 Lake Charles/Sulphur

2 stars
3.4 / 5 10 reviews

1350 East Prien Lake Road Map

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Brand new 59 unit property Centrally located to all of Lake Charles L'Auberge du Lac Casino - 2 miles Located minutes from downtown Easy Access on & off Interstate 210 Closest... More

couldnt belive my eyes
Their was a party going on right outside the front door! Couldn't let my family out due to their grills and lawn chairs! My family had to walk in the rain couldn't belive they allowed this to go...
Jul 23, 2014
From $99

5 Comfort Inn Lake Charles

2 stars
3.6 / 5 7 reviews

607 East Prien Lake Road Map

Centrally located to all of Lake Charles. Convenient to most shopping centers, casinos and restaurants. Complimentary full breakfast served daily. This hotel features free wireless high-speed... More

nice vaction
we checked in at 3 pm. Our manger was Sylvia Pecou. very nice person. she took great care of us and provided all the information that was asked of her. EXCELLENT LADY!!! robert jones
Jul 8, 2013
From $65

6 Howard Johnson Inn - Historic Lake Charles

2 stars
2.9 / 5 24 reviews

825 Broad Street Map

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Take the family on an exciting trip to this Howard Johnson Inn-Historic Lake Charles in the heart of all entertainment and near casinos. Take a Louisiana Outback trip along the Creole Nature Trail... More

Not great; not terrible. More than likely, will not stay again.
Jul 10, 2014
From $54

7 Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Lake Charles I210 Exit 5

2 stars
2.5 / 5 32 reviews

3231 LAKE ST Map

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Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Lake Charles/I-210 Exit 5 offers the most value for your money when staying for business- pleasure- or just passing through. We offer clean spacious rooms- free... More

Not at all pleasant
It don't take a lot for me to feel comfortable but this experience was not great. I book through obit for a non smoking room. When I got here at amercan best value inn, they took a bit to found my...
Sep 11, 2014
From $64

8 Lake Charles Richmond Suites

3 stars
2.4 / 5 23 reviews

2600 Moeling Street Map

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The Richmond Suites Hotel in Lake Charles, Louisiana is located just off I10 exit 33 with convenient access to nearby attractions, casinos, business offices, restaurants and nature trails. We offer... More

Family trip
Hotel was not as described or as the pictures showed. Was next to a not so safe area and at night there was shady characters in the parking lot. Didn't feel safe
Nov 20, 2014
From $45

9 Days Inn Lake Charles

3 stars
2.8 / 5 44 reviews

1212 North Lakeshore Drive Map

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Overlooking Lake St. Louis, the Days Inn Lake Charles -LA- is less than one mile from the Childrens Museum and five miles from the Sam Houston Jones State Park . Lake Charles Regional Airport is... More

It was and okay experience everything was ready and nice and neat when we got to the place!!!!
Sep 28, 2014

10 Knights Inn Lake Charles

2 stars
3.2 / 5 6 reviews

2700 Broad St Map

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Welcome to the newly renovated Knights Inn of Lake Charles, LA, located off of loop 210 exit Broad St. with easy access to I-10 East and West. Our guest will enjoy our oversized rooms, 25 inch... More

very clean
The motel itself was older...however the rooms were very clean and comfortable. ...and the front desk staff was very friendly!
Mar 21, 2014
From $89

11 BEST WESTERN Bayou Inn & Suites

3 stars
3.3 / 5 12 reviews

1320 N Martin Luther King Highway Map

Welcome to BEST WESTERN Bayou Inn and Suites! Located off of I-10 Exit 33, our Lake Charles hotel has a superior location that puts guests close to all the top attractions. The beaches are nearby,... More

Not as expected!
Room very humid ! Loud AC ! Carpet very dirty ! Very dark room !
Aug 25, 2014
From $69

12 Red Roof Inn and Suites Lake Charles

2 stars
4.1 / 5 19 reviews

269 Hwy 397 Map

Welcome to the Red Roof Inn Lake Charles in Louisiana! This hotel is a pet friendly, family friendly hotel that is a great place to rest and relax when youre having fun in the Gulf Coast. When you... More

Casino trip
Quite and very safe location, very friendly staff.
Aug 6, 2014
From $119

13 La Quinta Inn & Suites Lake Charles Prien Lake Rd

3 stars
3.5 / 5 15 reviews

1201 West Prien Lake Rd Map

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Lake Charles was recently named a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner! With easy access to Highway 210, the La Quinta Inn & Suites Lake Charles is... More

Short trip
The hotel was in a very convenient location we had small problem with the room that would require the serviceman and it was handled quickly with a room change and upgrade , I will be traveling back...
Aug 11, 2014
From $88

14 Comfort Suites Lake Charles

2 stars
3.9 / 5 9 reviews

1016 N Martin Luther King Hwy Map

Located just off I-10 with easy access to all business districts and attractions nearby. The hotel is brand new and it is the only Comfort Suites in Lake Charles. This all suite hotel serves full... More

Nice room friendly staff . Great for the traveler or working man who doesn't want to stay in the crappie motels.
Nov 14, 2014
From $99

15 Holiday Inn Express & Suites LAKE CHARLES

3 stars
3.7 / 5 20 reviews

402 North Mlk Hwy. Map

Hotel in Lake Charles, LA Offers Comfortable Stay Located in the heart of Southwest Louisiana, just off I-10, the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites in Lake Charles, LA offers top-notch... More

Business trip
The hotel is slightly outdated and in a poor location. The rooms have a slightly old, damp feel to them. The people were great, but there's another Holiday Inn on the south side of town that is...
Nov 3, 2014
From $56

16 Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Lake Charles I210 Exit 11

2 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

3411 Broad Street Map

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Welcome to Americas Best Value Inn and Suites Lake Charles conveniently located off Interstate 210 and Broad Street nine miles from Lake Charles Regional Airport. We invite our guests to enjoy our... More

Needed a hotel quick!
This was a last minute trip and the hotel was very convenient. It was spacious and clean. Great value.
Jun 8, 2014
From $129

17 Hampton Inn Lake Charles

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

3175 Holly Hill Road Map

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

Feel welcome the moment you arrive at Hampton Inn Lake Charles, LA; a modern hotel near the city's business district, Lake Charles Downtown Lakefront Boardwalk and the Charpentier Historic... More

From $119

18 L Auberge Casino Resort

3 stars
4.0 / 5 206 reviews

777 Avenue L Map

A unique 26story asymmetrical hotel complex features 1000 spacious rooms including 147 luxury suites. The well appointed guest rooms are characterized by a contemporary rustic theme. Innovative... More

Great Place!
Such a great getaway in Louisiana! Food was fantastic and the pool and lazy river was fun!!!
Sep 10, 2014
From $149

19 SpringHill Suites Lake Charles

3 stars
3.9 / 5 8 reviews

1551 West Prien Lake Road Map

Welcome to the Lake Charles SpringHill Suites by Marriott, the only all-suite hotel in Lake Charles. We offer fresh amenities and great luxuries. You will stay connected with our complimentary... More

Would Recommend it!
Extremely clean and modern! Rooms were beautiful! Staff was friendly.
May 23, 2013

20 Deluxe Inn Motel

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

3900 hwy 90 east Map

Deluxe Inn Motel offer Free WIFI, Parking, also Truck Parking,Room are all on ground floor, Deluxe Inn motel has affordable rate for a day or staying weeks or months. More