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Howard Johnson Inn - Historic Lake Charles

2.0 out of 5.0

825 Broad St Lake Charles LA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Howard Johnson Inn - Historic Lake Charles places you within a leisurely stroll of Children's Museum Lake Charles and Lake Charles Civic Center. This 40-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Lake Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau and Imperial Calcasieu Museum are also near this Lake Charles hotel.


Free continental breakfast is offered each morning.


All of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic Lake Charles's 40 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Howard Johnson Inn - Historic Lake Charles, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn - Historic Lake Charles

Couples (8) Business (5) Family (8) Other (2) Friends (2)

overnight trip


The room was very comfortable. We had a good nights rest, ate from the continental breakfast before getting on the road again.

By on Apr 27, 2015


ok for one night stay


Hotel was ok for a one night stay for a place to sleep. When we pulled into the parking lot the police were escorting an intoxicated man off the property.

By on Mar 3, 2015


howard johnson


Wasnt bad but could Def had been better. Cleanliness was main concern for us and lock on door was broken.

By on Jan 19, 2015




Not great; not terrible. More than likely, will not stay again.

By on Jul 10, 2014




Enjoyed the experience and the stay. The hotel was at good location

By on Feb 10, 2014


awful, just awful


My friend and I booked the hotel for two nights and were rudely awoke our first morning there by drilling and hammering in the room next to ours. When we called the front desk the owner didn't seem to care. The light in our bathroom did not work and it smelled very strongly of urine. We switched rooms and the other wasn't much better. I them got home and unpacked and realized my fake diamond ring was missing from my luggage. Good luck with that one guys! I don't recommend staying here at all. A gutter would probably be better.

By on Dec 9, 2013


work trip


My room was very clean and comfortable, I would stay again.

By on Nov 20, 2013


great for the price.


Convenient, Good price. Nice pool. Enjoyed our stay.

By on Jul 18, 2013




Although nothing special, I have no complaints about my stay. Decent price decent room.

By on Jun 27, 2013


good enough for short stay


We were looking for a very quick stop-over in Lake Charles and were only planning to sleep there for a few hours before heading home. You get what you pay for, and we knew not to expect too much. Cons: The hotel is old and has all exterior entry doors (and therefore there are cameras everywhere), and the bathroom had a very strong curry smell coming from the vents. The breakfast area for the included breakfast (which we didn't eat) was two small dinette tables in front of the lobby desk, and it looked like there were plastic containers for muffins, etc. The pillows are terrible -- they are so fluffy and "tall" -- but that may be a personal preference. Pros: The room and bathroom were surprisingly clean.There was one hair in a bedsheet, but that wasn't a big deal. The room had a coffee pot, which many upper-end hotels are skipping out on these days. The front desk woman was very nice. And they've updated the rooms with flat-screen TVs.

By on Jun 23, 2013