Travel on I 10 in Louisiana
Baton Rouge lies on the east side of the Mississippi River. (Photo: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images )
Interstate 10 crosses the Mississippi River before entering Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from the west and continues east through New Orleans. Traffic is frequently heavy, and sometimes comes to a halt during rush hour. Each of the major interchanges on this section of the interstate hosts at least three hotels or motels. They fill up quickly during events at nearby Louisiana State University.
Exit 163 - Siegen Lane
Siegen Lane, on the eastern edge of the city, provides access to residential neighborhoods and a shopping mall. Courtyard Baton Rouge Siegen Lane (marriott.com) has an indoor heated pool and exercise facility. Standard rooms and suites have mini-fridges, on-demand television and wired and wireless Internet access. A casual restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. Neighboring Residence Inn (marriott.com) has an outdoor pool and tennis courts. The pet-friendly all-suites hotel offers studio, one- and two-bedroom accommodations with fully equipped kitchens.
Exit 162 - Bluebonnet Boulevard
Bluebonnet Boulevard, a mile closer to downtown, provides access to the 1.6 million-square-foot Mall of Louisiana and the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. Hyatt Place Baton Rouge (batonrougesouth.place.hyatt.com) offers upscale rooms with free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and 24-hour room service. The hotel's e-room has computers and printers for guests, and the fitness center is open around the clock. Quality Suites Bluebonnet Centre (qualityinn.com) offers free cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary cocktail hour. Suites at the hotel have wet bars and refrigerators. A few whirlpool suites are available.
Exit 158 - College Drive
Almost a dozen hotels and motels line the strip of I-10 near College Drive. Homewood Suites (homewoodsuites.com), the Baton Rouge Marriott (marriott.com) and Hampton Inn (hamptoncollegedrive.com) are among them. Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge (crownebaton.com) offers an outdoor pool, fitness center and on-site massage therapy. Guests on the executive level enjoy breakfast and cocktail hour in a private lounge. The atrium at Embassy Suites (embassysuites1.hilton.com) features a tropical garden and waterfall. Cooked-to-order hot breakfast and an evening cocktail reception are free, and the hotel's restaurant serves Louisiana specialties like gumbo and local microbrews.
Exit 157 - South Acadian Thruway
Louisiana State University is a short drive from exit 157. The Radisson Baton Rouge (upscalestay.com) offers an outdoor swimming pool with a waterfall and an exercise room for fitness buffs. Specialty suites at the hotel feature a range of extras like aromatherapy showers with body jets, full-size kitchen appliances and whirlpool tubs. Budget-friendly La Quinta Inn (lq.com) has a courtyard outdoor pool and provides guests with free Wi-Fi, Nintendo games and on-demand movies. A restaurant and convenience store are adjacent to the hotel.
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What year did the I10 Bridge in Lake Charles, Louisiana open?
Calcasieu River Bridge, which carries I-10 over the river in Lake Charles, LA, was built in built 1952
Where is the Cajun restaurant on I-10 west in Louisiana?
Randol's Cajun Restaurant, 2320 Kaliste Saloom Road,Lafayette, LA 70508-6808 PHONE:1 337 981 7080.