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 Hotel.
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.