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Evangeline Downs Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3.0 out of 5.0

Evangeline Downs Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This property proved quite comfortable for us for the one night that we stayed. It is quite similar in quality to a Hampton Inn (the chain that we often choose). Good a/c, Wi-Fi, free parking, and included breakfast. Staff is friendly and professional. The property is reasonably well kept. Sleep was interrupted during the night when someone set off the fire alarm (believe it might have been a teenager smoking in the stairwell). Fortunately, that was quickly resolved and didn't result in hotel evacuation. We would choose this hotel again.

The beds were like clouds and after an exhausting day taking care of personal business, I fell in for much needed rest. My room, including the bathroom was impeccable. The overall atmosphere was casual and inviting. Most importantly, the staff was unbelievably accommodating. I will go back!

My husband and I i have stayed at Evangeline Down several times. The staff has always been welcoming and attentive. Our last stay was December 21-24 2018. Once again the Hotel staff exceeded our expectations. The hotel is ALWAYS WELL-MAINTAINED!!! I would like to personally recognize Ronetta Sam, as she has always been the epitome of professionalism and exudes extraordinary personal appearance. In addition, I would like to acknowledge Lakiethdien Williams. Lakiethdien greeted us with a smile and proceeded to address our stay with the utmost respect and care.. His appearance also exemplified one of professionalism. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Evangeline Downs for your next stay while in the Opelousas area.

Stayed here before and it is good to see the property is being consistently maintained Clean, comfortable rooms, friendly staff Decent free breakfast with waffles, eggs, sausage Next to race track and casino Free parking

1st time to stay at this hotel. Very nice rooms at great price. I got a military rate, but they have many other discounts such as AARP. The casino is right next door and the racetrack is right behind. Nice overnight getaway and a great show as well

Stay in hotel was great. Staff very friendly. Had to ask to have our room cleaned 2nd day. Restaurants at race track and casino wonderful. Only drawback and it a big one. In the race track and casino if you order a mixed drink you will get one ounce of liquor. The normal shot is 1 1/2 ounces. And even worse, when you ask for a double you get 1 1/2 ounces. This means when asking for a double you are paying that price for a single drink. When I asked the bartender about this, she said this is what the manager told her to do. I was not the only person who complained. I can understand for a free drink in the casino, but not if I am a paying customer. Please fix this. We come for racing 2-4 times a year with 8-10 people.

Friendly staff when checking in. Nice clean room. Only drawback was the Free breakfast. That was very disappointing. Horse track and Casino all connected. Great time at both. Will go back to hotel but will pass on the “Free” breakfast.

From check in to check out, our experience was phenomenal. Starters, the room was a suite with a nice very comfortable king sized bed. The ac system kept us very cool. Breakfast time came early, and there was an offering to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds. Bacon, eggs,toast,grits, waffles, and a whole lot more choices. So if you are looking for a nice relaxing night away, the Evangeline Downs casino hotel is a place you should consider. Being 51 years old, I must say once again my expectations were exceeded. Thanks

When a hotel is associated with a casino and/or a racetrack, it generally is very n ice. However, we were disappointed with the Evangeline Downs. The entry is small and seems cramped. The rooms were clean and tidy, however, there were repairs needed and some repairs were not done well. The staff was friendly. But the free breakfast was not good at all -- the area was not clean or food kept stocked. The food was cold and limited. Casinos usually go top notch on food and one would the hotel would be also. Not here.

I have stayed here a few times throughout the past few years and sadly have seen it go downhill each time. Our room this time had dirty chairs and grout in the shower. Overall, it’s not a bad place to stay in this town and I love the layout but wish it was spruced up a little bit more.

2235 Creswell Ln Ext, Lot B Opelousas LA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Evangeline Downs Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Louisiana Orphan Train Museum and within a 10-minute drive of St. Landry Catholic Church. This 117-room, 3-star hotel has 3 restaurants along with conveniences like a casino and free in-room WiFi.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at Blackberrys, one of 3 onsite restaurants. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Guests can expect to find 40-inch a flat-screen TV with cable channels and pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. The pillowtop bed provides a full night's sleep and the bathroom offers hair dryers. Other standard amenities include an iPod dock, a sofa bed, and a refrigerator.

Property features

Guests staying at Evangeline Downs Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member enjoy access to a casino, a nightclub, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free valet parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with securing valuables and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 114 reviews

Evangeline Downs Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

2235 Creswell Ln Ext, Lot B, Opelousas, LA 70570