Hotels have overall ratings in the top 20% for their Diamond Rating level, plus no member complaints in the past 12 months and A Rated cleanliness and condition.
Top 25% of all hotels, based on cleanliness and condition.
AAA Inspector Notes
You'll enjoy quick access to I-20 at this property, located within a short, 30-minute drive of Shreveport and the casinos. Some of the guest rooms feature a sofa bed. The hotel features exterior entrance rooms which are convenient if you are looking to park outside your door.
Smoke free premises. 39 units. 2 stories (no elevator), exterior corridors. Accessibility (Call).
This is a nice hotel with friendly staff. It is one of only two commercial hotels that are located in Minden (all others are at least 20 minutes away in Bossier City). Because of the lack of competition, travelers will pay more than they expect from a hotel of this star level. I've stayed in this hotel on two separate occasions and have had pleasant experiences each time.
Pros: There was nothing spectacular about the hotel. It was clean and quiet. The fact that it is actually located in Minden is its most remarkable attribute.
Cons: Because there are only two hotels in the immediate area, Best Western and Holiday Inn overcharge for their rooms. This room was not worth $xx. The alternative was to drive 20 minutes to Bossier City.
Rooms were old and walls were thin; you could hear everything in the next room. Carpet was nasty and sticky. when you walked on it, your feet stuck to it. They left a shampoo one day and no conditioner, the next day, conditioner and no shampoo. The young lady at the desk stayed on her cell phone the entire time I was trying to ask for help with the waffle bar and then when trying to check out, she was still on her cell phone! Not helpful at all. I will NEVER stay here again. If I had known the Exacta Inn was across the street, I would have stayed there. I will NEVER stay at this place again. It was DEFINITELY not worthxxxx per night.
Pros: The location
Cons: The carpet was sticky. The young lady at the counter stayed on her personal cell phone while I was trying to check out. I asked her to show me how to create waffles and she was on the phone the entire time. Not helpful at all!! I will never stay again.
Family with Young Children
IN ADDITION TO REMARK FROM ABOVE, I TOO SLEEP BETTER ELEVATED AND WOULD HAVE SLEPT BETTER IF A RECLINER HAD BEEN AVAILABLE IN ROOM. WIFI IS NICE ONCE YOU ARE ABLE TO GET ON LINE, WOULD BE BETTER IF A MORE SECURED CONNECTION WAS AVAILABLE. THE SMOKE ALARMS ARE HANGING DOWN FROM CELLING, THERE WAS A CRACK AROUND BOTTOM PART OF DOOR, BETWEEN THE DOOR AND FRAME. NOT SUR I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL OR NOT.
Pros: LOCATION IS GOOD. ROOMS ARE LARGE. TV IS NICE AND LARGE. HAVING ACCESS TO INTERNET IS A PLUS. DID NOT EAT THE BREAKFAST THAT WAS AVAILABLE SO DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT. ROOMS ARE QUIET AND COOL. ALSO HAVING A FRIG AND MICROWAVE WAS GREAT.
Cons: DID NOT GET THE ROOMS THAT WERE LISTED AS AVAILABLE AND BOOKED WHEN RESERVATION WAS MADE. EXPECTED RECLINER IN EACH ROOM , DID NOT HAVE. OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS HAD TO SLEEP IN A SMOKING ROOM FOR THE RECLINER, DTR.IN-LAW HAS TO SLEEP ELEVATED.
Verified Hotel Guest
Traveling as Couple
Parking lot was very small. Toliet scared me to death when flushing sounded like a jet was taking off.
Pros: It was very clean
Cons: Breakfast could be better. Food got cold that should of been hot. Go out for breakfast don't spend the extra money for it.
Family with Young Children
Minden, La is not a high crime area, but this hotel is by the interstate making it a little more advantageous for any no-gooders. The hotel does seem safe enough though, and there is not much around except a gas station and a few other stores. it's not in any "shady" neighborhood. Use normal precautions and keep children close and visible at all times.
Pros: We got there late and went to the night window, but the friendly young man at the desk ushered me inside to the counter and the air conditioned lobby. He had my room keys ready before I got there and check in was quick.
Cons: We were only there for one night and did not see much of it, but everything looked clean and well maintained.