On a spur of the moment, empty-nester's excursion we swung through Natchitoches for a couple days. We always travel with our very well-behaved German Shepherd but the first few hotels we stopped at didn't accept pets. Rather than continue from property to property, we reluctantly caved in and took a room at the Days Inn - quite unhappily we were charged a very hefty $35 pet fee. Interestingly enough, they had a sign posted which indicated that a pet fee was charged "if necessary". When we inquired about that, the very young, inexperienced (but nice) desk clerk said that she has previously been asked about the sign and it should be changed because the room receipt states it's a non-refundable fee. We had just spent 2 nights at a brand new Holiday Inn Express in Jefferson TX and they didn't charge us a dime extra for our dog and the base rate was almost the same.
Unfortunately we later discovered the lovely Jefferson Inn B&B right on the river within walking distance of the historic downtown, accepts pets (even large ones) at NO EXTRA CHARGE so that would have cost us less than the subpar Days Inn.
The staff was nice, but it was definitely an older property and all that implies, which does not warrant that type of pet fee. We won't be staying at a Days Inn again....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you travel for business or pleasure, the Days Inn - Natchitoches is the ideal place to stay. We are located directly off Interstate 49 at exit 138 and we sit only six miles from historic downtown Natchitoches. Natchitoches is the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase and is full of history and culture. Natchitoches is known for its spectacular Christmas Festival held the 1st weekend of December. Fireworks and Christmas lights are available every weekend in December through New Years Day. The Days Inn is within walking distance of several restaurants including various fast food options. We offer an outdoor swimming pool, wired and wireless high speed internet, and beautiful accommodations. Come let our friendly and professional staff make your stay the best it can be. Please be advised that the Days Inn Natchitoches is an Oil Field Friendly Hotel. ... more less
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