Hotels are full in cities along the corridors of Interstate 10 and I-49 for miles, according to travel websites.
If you’re looking to book a hotel room after Hurricane Ida ravaged southeast Louisiana on Sunday night, you’ll need to continue driving to Sulfur or Alexandria, according to the booking sites.
No rooms are available in the Lafayette district. You will have to leave the highways and take a path to find one. At the Cazan de Mamou hotel – about a 30-minute drive from I-49 – the historic 16-room boutique hotel has guest rooms. It is perhaps the closest place to stay in Lafayette from Monday morning.
The hotel was full this weekend with people from Houma and Thibodaux, manager Gail Peacock said. Demand was so high that they were overbooked – more than one reservation was made for only one room – which created a stressful situation for everyone involved.
“I’m not a happy camper that they send me three people for a room,” Peacock said. “They weren’t too happy. After all the fuss I called and told them to refund all their money. I told them that some of these people were insulting me. They did this to all the hotels. There is no hotel (rooms) and everyone is overbooked.
Alexandria hotels have a small number of rooms available, travel sites reported Monday morning. Rooms along the I-10 corridor were not available at Lake Charles, but some were available at Sulfur. Rooms were also available in Kinder, about a 30-minute drive north of I-10.