Embrace the simple joie de vivre of Cajun life of at our hotels in Lake Charles. Tour moss-draped bayous where pirate Jean Lafitte stashed his treasure and crawfish skiffs still ply the slow-moving waters.
Guests staying at our Lake Charles hotels can explore the marshy wilderness along the Creole Nature Trail All American Road. Hike the Wetland Walkway boardwalk at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge to glimpse snowy white egrets wading on spindly legs and the prehistoric eyes of alligators peering at you from still waters. Dip your toes in the Gulf of Mexico or take the kids for a freshwater splash at Lake Charles’ white-sand beach. From our hotels in Lake Charles, you can wander the charming streets of the Historic Charpentier District to admire Victorian houses painted a kaleidoscope of colors.
Sample Creole and Cajun culture from our hotels in Lake Charles. Snack on crispy pork-rind crackling or spicy boudin, sausage made of seasoned pork and rice. Sample a steaming bowl of seafood gumbo, a thick stew of shrimp, crab and oysters. Dance to the foot-stomping tempos of zydeco music in the area’s clubs and dance halls. Our Lake Charles hotels are minutes from the gaming tables and slots at the laid-back Isle of Capri and more upscale L’Auberge du Lac casinos; the latter is also a good place to brush up on your golf stroke or sink into a soothing massage.
With its mild tropical climate and sunny disposition, Lake Charles is a year-round destination. Book a room at our Holiday Inn® hotels in Lake Charles in spring to savor fresh, tender crawfish in season. Experience the glittering pageantry of Carnival any time of year at the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu.