Extended Stay America - Lafayette, LA
Named for a French general and American ally during the Revolution, Lafayette is a city that
shows its French influence thru food and culture. If you're looking for Lafayette hotels ,
Extended Stay America has a great place to stay at a great price.
The city's economy has
long been connected to the petroleum and natural gas industries, as demonstrated by the fact that
C & C Technologies, a major geophysical survey and mapping company, is headquartered in Lafayette.
This international company collects data in the deep ocean waters around the world. C & C's
offices are just a half mile from the Extended Stay America Lafayette - Airport
Tourism is also a major industry, not surprising given the region's Cajun and Creole
history. Lafayette hosts the second largest Mardi Gras in Louisiana and is well known for having
the highest number of restaurants per capita in the United States.
The University of
Louisiana Lafayette, a public research university, has the distinction of being in the top 5% of
all U.S. colleges in providing doctorate degrees through its Carnegie Research designation and is
just three miles from the Extended Stay America Lafayette - Airport hotel.
Lafayette is also
a great place to spend some free time at local venues like Acadian Village, a reconstructed Cajun
bayou community. You can also add some spice to your visit by taking a 45 minute trip to the
Tabasco plant in Avery Island. Here you can see how this wonderful pepper sauce is made and even
tour the facilities.
Lovers of the outdoors can take in the Rip Van Winkle Gardens on
Jefferson Island. Here one will find giant oaks, cypress trees, and various water foul scurrying
about the ponds. Flowers in every color of the rainbow are complemented by grand peacocks
traversing the garden grounds.
For golfers, the Tamakha Trails Golf Club in Marksville, the
home of three U.S. Open qualifiers, is just two hours north. For something a little closer, the
Wetlands Golf Course, an 18-hole municipal course, is just six miles north of the Extended Stay
America Lafayette - Airport Hotel.
No matter your reason for visiting Lafayette, Louisiana, Extended
Stay America is a terrific choice.