Immerse yourself in the pleasures of Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole country with a stay at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Lake Charles. Dance to zydeco music in local clubs or sample spicy sausages along the Boudin Trail.
From our Lake Charles hotels it’s a short drive to the Creole Nature Trail All American Road, a scenic route of coastal wetlands and natural beaches. Along the trail, the Wetland Walkway at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge is a top destination for birders hoping to spot unusual species. Back in Lake Charles, you can admire the architectural embellishments on the colorful Victorian houses in the Historic Charpentier District. The nearby Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu dazzles visitors with its assortment of glittering Carnival costumes. In the evening, watch the sun set over Lake Charles from the downtown boardwalk, then head to a nearby restaurant for smoky Cajun jambalaya made with spicy sausage, chicken, shrimp, and rice.
Get an authentic taste of Cajun country during a stay at our Lake Charles hotels. Shrimp, crab and oysters bring the flavor of the Gulf Coast to steaming bowls of seafood gumbo thickened with a coffee-colored roux and fresh-cut okra. Musicians playing accordions and fiddles enliven nearby clubs and dance halls on weekend evenings with the foot-stomping rhythms of zydeco music. If you’ve got an itch to double down, the gaming tables and slots at the Isle of Capri and L’Auberge du Lac casinos are just minutes from our hotels in Lake Charles.
Book a room at our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Lake Charles to let the good times roll, Cajun style, four seasons of the year. Don’t miss a trip along the Boudin Trail, where you can sample the many varieties of locally made spicy pork and rice sausages.