1320 N Martin Luther King Highway
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601-2051
United States


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Hotel Overview

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, and nothing beats a vacation where sand and sun are in abundance. However, if you'd prefer a cooler trip, visit the casinos in the neighborhood for games of luck and plenty of entertainment. We are very easy to find, less than one mile from the exit, with a great highway location.

We're on a main highway with many local restaurants nearby, so guests at our Lake Charles hotel don't have to go far for a great meal. Our staff is knowledgeable about the area and is happy to help guests decide on things to do, restaurants to try and which attractions are a must-see. Southern hospitality is our specialty, and we'll treat you just like family.

We're within minutes of both casinos, and our Lake Charles hotel is a preferred property for guests looking to test their luck. Fishing and hunting also bring many travelers to the area. We're happy to accommodate groups during the hunting season, and the spacious rooms make it easy to bring all your gear. Whether you're here to take to the water for swimming and fishing, you deserve a hotel that's comfortable and cool.

The nearby racetrack is a favorite destination, and Lake Charles hotel guests can't get enough of the special events. We're located very near the interstate, so we're within minutes of most tourist attractions, restaurants in Lake Charles and Sulphur. Nearby Vinton is where the Delta Downs Racetrack is located, and it's a quick and easy commute from our property to view an exciting horse race.

Business travelers with L'Auberge Casino Resort, Isle of Capri Casino, Golden Nugget, and Delta Downs often stay at our Lake Charles hotel because they know we offer the best service, location and value in town. Save on your next trip, whether it's for business or a vacation.

Book your Best Western Bayou Inn and Suites room today and take advantage of a great deal! Enjoy your stay.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Modified Breakfast Service & Selections (varies by hotel)

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
No pets allowed
Child Policy
Children 12 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions


  • 4.40 mile(s) from Millennium Park, 901 Lakeshore Drive Lake Charles, LA, 337-436-9588, 20,000 square feet including a playground with tower, pirate ship, and tree house. Water park in the warm months.
  • 7.70 mile(s) from Sam Houston Jones State Park, 107 Sutherland Road, Moss Bluff, LA 337-855-2665, 888-677-7264, admission is $1.00 per person for day trips. Featuring 1,087 acres of lakes, trees, vistas, rivers, and streams. Sam Houston Jones State Park is an excellent spot for bird watching with nearly 200 species brought in by the migratory patterns in the spring and fall. Camping sites range from $16.00-$18.00 per night in the winter and $20.00-$26.00 in the summer. Cabins are $85.00 per night.
  • 34.60 mile(s) from Niblett's Bluff Park, 3409 Niblett Bluff Road Vinton, LA, at the end of Niblett Bluff Road off of Highway 109/Exit 4 in Vinton. 337-589-7117, history of the bluff dates back over 200 years. One of the more significant events was during the Civil War when Niblett's Bluff became an encampment. Among all this history is excellent fishing, camping, birdwatching, and hiking opportunities.
  • 47.10 mile(s) from Alligator Park, 5316 Alligator Park Road Starks, LA, 337-437-3500, tent and RV camp sites, boat launch, pavilion, picnic tables, public restrooms with showers and able to be rented for events.


  • 4.70 mile(s) from 121 Artisan Bistro, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner, best steaks and seafood in southwest Louisiana!
  • 8.50 mile(s) from Coyote Blues Fresh Mexican Grill, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, most tender, flavorful mesquite-grilled fajitas; specialty and traditional dishes inspired by Mexico, born in Louisiana.
  • 10.10 mile(s) from Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, homemade Italian food, wine list, full menu with appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, and desserts. Free salads and breadsticks with entree purchase.
  • 3.50 mile(s) from Donut King, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast, great for a quick breakfast on the go! Best donuts in town!
  • 2.40 mile(s) from Famous Foods, deli, Cajun, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 10.90 mile(s) from Jack Daniel's Bar and Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, delicious menu of burgers, steaks, barbecue, and other roadhouse favorites.


  • 8.70 mile(s) from McNeese State University, has the best nursing program in Southwest Louisiana.
  • 4.10 mile(s) from Sowela Technical Community College, offering two year degrees in many fields, the most popular is Criminal Justice.

Nearby Cities

  • 10.20 mile(s) from Sulphur
  • 74.90 mile(s) from Lafayette
  • 130.30 mile(s) from Baton Rouge
  • 143.50 mile(s) from Houston, Texas
  • 58.00 mile(s) from Beaumont, Texas
  • 205.80 mile(s) from New Orleans


  • 14.10 mile(s) from SPAR Aquatic Center, 933 West Parish Road Sulphur, LA 337-721-3040 water park and recreation center for children and adults.


  • 10.40 mile(s) from Walmart® Supercenter, 3451 Nelson Road Lake Charles, LA, 337-477-3785
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Walmart® Supercenter, 2500 North Martin Luther King Highway 171 Lake Charles, LA, 337-436-3909
  • 4.30 mile(s) from Walmart® Supercenter, 3415 Gerstner Memorial Drive Lake Charles, LA, 337-477-7799
  • 9.60 mile(s) from Prien Lake Mall, 496 West Prien Lake Road Lake Charles, LA, multiple department stores, small stores, food court, kiosks booths, and independent stores.
  • 10.30 mile(s) from Target, 1720 West Prien Lake Road Lake Charles, LA, 337-474-2391
  • 10.20 mile(s) from Ross Dress for Less®, 1772 West Prien Lake Road Lake Charles, LA, 337-475-2530
  • 9.10 mile(s) from Kmart®, 4070 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA, 337-477-9665


  • 13.00 mile(s) from Lake Charles Regional Airport, taxi available
  • 156.00 mile(s) from George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport
  • 4.20 mile(s) from Greyhound, 3034 Legion Street Lake Charles, LA 70601. About five minutes away
  • 3.40 mile(s) from Amtrak, 100 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70601. About a five minute drive
  • 0.25 mile (s) from Lake City Taxi