Located about a 3-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 10 on-ramp and a 10-minute drive from Baton Rouge's city centre, the Baton Rouge Marriott is geared towards business or leisure travellers who require a hotel with easy highway access, meeting/banquet space and on-site dining.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. In-room Wi-Fi is an additional $9.95 per day. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request and pets are not permitted.
The hotel also offers a seasonal outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness room, 20,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space, a business centre, a gift shop, vending machines, laundry services and free parking. On-site dining is available at Cafe Acadian (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner) and Creole, which serves dinner daily.
Louisiana State University is about a 9-minute drive away, while Village Square Shopping Center can be found roughly 17 minutes away on foot. Tiger Stadium is a 13-minute drive from the hotel and Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) is a 16-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $9.95/day, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 16, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.
Many guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, accommodating and efficient.
The hotel's rooms were enjoyed by numerous reviewers. They described their lodgings as clean, spacious, quiet, modern and well appointed, with comfortable beds and linens. A few guests had complaints about their accommodations, however (see below).
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They described it as easily accessible, as well as close to shopping, restaurants, highway access, Louisiana State University and a gas station.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and the Wi-Fi charge.
Although the majority of guests were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few reviewers were disappointed with aspects of their accommodations. They reported highway noise, musty smells, inefficient air conditioning and no in-room microwaves or mini-fridges.
A few patrons complained that Wi-Fi was not included in their room rates.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #41 of 67 Baton Rouge hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 104 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 90% recommendation rate from 91 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.1 out of 5 from 40 reviews
The author called the hotel on September 16, 2013 to verify some information.