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Old 06-04-2018, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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With all the hotels that have popped up along Prien Lake Road one would think that a cheaper full service hotel would have popped up somewhere on the north side. After all, does Prien Lake Rd even have room to build another one? I did a drive from Lake St, to Lauberge Blvd and passed the following:

1. Holiday Inn
2. American's Best Value Inn and Suites
3. Candlewood Suites
4. LaQuinta Inn
5. Holiday Inn Express
6. Staybridge
7. Home2Suites by Hilton
8. Tru by Hilton (latest hotel to open)
9. Hampton Inn
10. Springhill Suites by Marriott
11. Residence Inn by Mariott
12. Wingate by Wyndham
13. Mariott Courtyard
14. Mariott Townplace Suites


That's 14 hotels within a 5 minute distance or approximately 2 miles. It just seems that the SWLA lodging association would think that other areas could use the lodging.

Right now the only full service hotels we have are casino hotels and they can get costly for a nights stay, especially on weekends.

It'll be interesting to see what's to come of the old Harrah's garage within the next few months seeing that it's sat there abandoned for nearly 13 years with no real offers and the police department receiving so many calls regarding illicit activity.


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Old 06-07-2018, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Did you notice they are extending Lauberge Blvd from Nelson to Hollyhill Road? Once they do that, that opens lots of land real close to the casino for more hotels.

I really think we need a full service Marriott right on the lakefront off I-10. There is definitely demand, there just hasn't been developers smart enough yet. They could even develop it as a resort style property as it's on the lake.

They need to remove that parking garage. Nobody wants to use it. Even low rise development along there with a couple of hotels would be preferable to what's there (nothing).
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Old 06-07-2018, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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Yes, I've seen. It'll be interesting to see what's built along that new roadway. Regarding hotels, a full service Marriott or Hyatt would do great along the lakefront where the old Harrah's hotel was. I don't see any potential for the parking garage at this point, it's sat there vacant for nearly 13 years now. Just tear it down and be done. As somebody else said, no one stops downtown because it looks like everyone has moved.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:51 AM
 
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It doesn't help those hotel rates are about $200 per night...
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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Right! Close to $200, a little cheaper than casino hotels but still.
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:18 PM
 
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Right! Close to $200, a little cheaper than casino hotels but still.

#1 The developers of the hotels are building them to provide a place for the industrial construction workers to stay. The game is selling out a few months before all those temporary workers leave. Currently people are voluntarily paying more for i210 hotels than any lodging in North Lake Charles.



#2 We joke often about building a hotel on the Lake Charles side of I-10 and then waiting 4 years for the bridge to be rebuilt while paying the excessive property taxes and high construction costs on a mortgage.


But us rich people just need to spread the wealth right?


*CRAWLS BACK UNDER ROCK*
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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They'll probably let the bridge collapse before they do anything about it. Sad to say. But hey, we do need lodging on the north side. That parking garage is hideous and is nothing more than a breeding ground for illegal activity.
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:38 PM
 
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#1 The developers of the hotels are building them to provide a place for the industrial construction workers to stay. The game is selling out a few months before all those temporary workers leave. Currently people are voluntarily paying more for i210 hotels than any lodging in North Lake Charles.



#2 We joke often about building a hotel on the Lake Charles side of I-10 and then waiting 4 years for the bridge to be rebuilt while paying the excessive property taxes and high construction costs on a mortgage.


But us rich people just need to spread the wealth right?


*CRAWLS BACK UNDER ROCK*
It will be interesting to see the state of the hotel market once most of the temporary workers leave. Will the prices come crashing down?
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Old 06-09-2018, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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I'd venture to say that they'll be occupied by those participating in sports tournaments here.
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Old 06-09-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If you look at Lafayette, they have some hotels we don't, like Doubletree, Wyndham, Drury Inn, etc...

So I think there's still a market for more hotels. The available space on Prien Lake Road has virtually been exhausted. To be honest, I don't know why they crammed that many hotels in one area. Seems like they'd want to "spread" it out a bit.

For instance, the Holiday Inn on Lake Street is a better location. They have much more land and can expand. Prien Lake Road is way too crowded now.
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