BEST WESTERN Hammond Inn & Suites

107 Duo Drive, Hammond, LA 70403-6131
Phone: 985/419-2001   |   Fax: 985/419-8001   |   62 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to BEST WESTERN Hammond Inn & Suites!

A number of our Hammond hotel guests are in town for a special event at Southeastern University, like graduation, homecoming and sporting events.

However, other guests are here for the annual Strawberry Festival, Yogi Bear Park, or to check out the shopping at Hammond Square Mall. North Oaks Hospital is also close, and some of our Hammond hotel guests are here to visit a loved one or to see a specific physician. No matter why you're in the region, depend on us to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Our location, with close proximity to the highway, is why many guests choose to stay with us. We make you feel right at home with a free breakfast featuring sizzling waffles, an array of cereals and yogurts, fruits, pastries and chilled juices or 100% Arabica coffee. Getting started on the right foot is important for a successful business trip or vacation.

If you're here for a sporting event, whether at Southeastern University or at a youth league, we welcome teams and fans alike. Youth sports teams often have tournaments nearby, and a free breakfast is just what every up and coming athlete needs. The Special Olympics, Renaissance Festival and Hammond Square Mall recreational activities all bring guests to our Hammond hotel.

Global Wildlife is another big draw, and it's a great family destination. However, if you're here for work, what you need are spacious accommodations and luxury bedding for a great night's sleep. Many of our Hammond hotel guests are employees of North Oaks Hospital, the Wal-Mart distribution center, Shell Company or they're here for military training. Enjoy a peaceful stay with short commutes to the area's most popular businesses and destinations.

Book a clean, comfortable stay at BEST WESTERN Hammond Inn & Suites for a relaxing vacation!

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Complimentary full breakfast, hot southern breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Free parking
  • Fax services, incoming complimentary & outgoing-nominal fee
  • Exterior corridor
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Exercise facility, 24 Hour, free
  • Stair stepper
  • Treadmill
  • Universal Gym
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting room available
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • High-speed wireless Internet access throughout
  • Full, daily housekeeping provided

BEST WESTERN Hammond Inn & Suites

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Conveniently located, the best western hammond inn & suites in Hammond, Louisiana is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 30.480545  /  Latitude: -90.455415

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: Interstate 55. Take Exit 29A to Interstate 12. Take Exit 40, and the BEST WESTERN Hammond Inn & Suites will be located behind Taco Bell®.

From: Interstate 12. Take Exit 40. The BEST WESTERN Hammond Inn & Suites is located behind the Taco Bell®.

BEST WESTERN Hammond Inn & Suites

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Bogue Chitto State Park

Opened in 2010, Bogue Chitto State Park covers an area of 1,786 acres in southeastern Louisiana – just north of the New Orleans metropolitan area near Hammond. Found in Plantation Country, the park is located along Louisiana State Highway 25.

Bogue Chitto State Park features 14 miles of horseback riding trails and seven miles of hiking trails – plus fishing, swimming, and boating. Explore Frickes Cave, let the kids loose on the water playground, and enjoy one of the many picnic spots.

Bourbon Street

Once the main drag of New Orleans, Bourbon Street stretches across the length of the French Quarter. Known as the epicenter of the party, Bourbon Street has been entertaining New Orleans guests and residents since the early 1700s. Visitors flock to Upper Bourbon Street, especially during celebrations such as Mardi Gras, for famous taverns, bars and watering holes. Spend time at some legendary Bourbon Street hangouts such as the Cat's Meow, Razzoo and Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop.

Shopping is yet another attraction of this well-known stretch of road. Stop in at tourist shops or restaurants featuring local Creole and Cajun cuisine. After the party, head to the Best Western hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans for some well-deserved sleep.

French Market

A staple of the French Quarter, the French Market is a lively gathering of goods and groceries nearly two centuries old. Neighboring the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint, the market is a stopping point along the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. Browse through hundreds of vendor booths selling everything from souvenirs of New Orleans to fresh produce and fashion.

Stop by the New Orleans Visitor Center, the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, or stop in for coffee and Beignets at Café du Monde. The French Market also hosts a number of festivities, so check the calendar for when you're in town, and check into the Best Western hotel in the French Quarter.

Harrah's New Orleans

Settled in the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown New Orleans, Harrah's New Orleans is the casino of the Big Easy. This casino houses over 2,000 slot machines and more than 90 game tables, as well as many eateries and gift shops. Harrah's New Orleans also brings the streets of Crescent City inside, as you'll notice with the impressive Mardi Gras theme.

Harrah's New Orleans gives visitors convenient access to nearby attractions, including the French Quarter with its famed Bourbon Street and French Market. Harrah's also neighbors a Best Western hotel in downtown New Orleans, so hit a few tables, then hit the sack.

Haunted History Tours

Looking for a thrill during your trip to New Orleans? The Haunted History Tours of the French Quarter is your answer. Choose from ghost tours, vampire tours, and voodoo tours set in the after hours of the Vieux Carré. Tours in the Quarter meet at Rev. Zombie's Voodoo Shop - less than a mile south from the Best Western hotel in the French Quarter.

Test your nerves by touring the dark streets of New Orleans' oldest neighborhood, and hear of the spirits of the Big Easy. Haunted History Tours stem outside of the Quarter as well, so check out Haunted Garden District Tours and Cemetery History Tours.

Jackson Square

A National Historic Landmark since 1960, Jackson Square has been an icon of the French Quarter and central New Orleans for two centuries. This open-air courtyard is home to artists, shops, eateries and street performers all ready to impress. Named after President Andrew Jackson, visitors may admire the likeness of President Jackson on horseback, or visit the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo Museum, and the Presbytère Museum.

Stop in for lunch or dinner at Muriel's in Jackson Square - with the ideal contemporary creole menu for a taste of authentic New Orleans. This historic structure allows guests to choose from the bistro, the balcony, the courtyard bar and the séance area for you mystery fans. After dinner, check in to one of two Best Western hotels in the French Quarter, and enjoy the rest of your stay in New Orleans.

Magazine Street

A major avenue in of New Orleans, Magazine Street follows the Mississippi River through the central part of the city and the French Quarter. Magazine Street becomes Decatur Street once it hits the Vieux Carré, and passes past Audubon Park housing Audubon Zoo in uptown New Orleans.

Enjoy your time along Magazine Street and the many area attractions. Rest comfortably with Best Western hotels while visiting New Orleans, where you'll find convenient access to the must-sees of the Quarter.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Jazz up your trip to New Orleans. Since 1970, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, commonly referred to as Jazz Fest, lights up the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots with music, food and shopping. Taking place the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May, previous headliners have included Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Ella Fitzgerald.

Have fun in New Orleans, as you browse through the crafts of artisans from around the world, or sample the treats of local creole cuisine. With a multitude of Best Western hotels in the New Orleans metropolitan areas, you won't have a far drive after the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Old U.S. Mint

Set on the edge of the French Quarter, the Old U.S. Mint, otherwise known as the New Orleans Mint, was first established in the mid 19th century. Listed as a National Historic Landmark and neighboring the famed French Market, the mint is currently a sector of the Louisiana State Museum, and is open to the public. Visitors not only get to enjoy the exhibits of this cultural center, but the fact they are standing in the oldest structure that was formerly a U.S. Mint.

Visit the Old U.S. Mint from Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guests may also check out the Louisiana Historical Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. After exploring this important structure, check into the nearby Best Western hotel in the French Quarter during your stay in New Orleans.

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival

Explore Louisiana and head for the city of Ponchatoula. A friendly and attractive city, Ponchatoula is an ideal destination for the fun and unique festivals small-town America can offer – be sure to visit the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. Held in mid-April, the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is a member of the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals. It has been a staple of local flair and fun in plantation country for more than 40 years. 

You'll find the city of Ponchatoula almost directly north from LaPlace along highway 51, and its southern border is shared with Hammond. Ponchatoula yields pleasant trips to Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. When visit the annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, head for the it's HQ at the Memorial Park in downtown, also adjacent to Jaycee Park. The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is primarily a fund raising event for local non-profits, and does so by celebrating the hard working strawberry farmers and their industry around the area. Every year, a Strawberry Queen and King are selected. 

Saint Louis Cathedral

While in the lively city of New Orleans, include plenty of time for touring some of the well-known landmarks. One such landmark in Jackson Square, is the beautiful Saint Louis Cathedral, an icon of the French Quarter. Constructed in the early 1700s, this historical Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France, remains the country's oldest Catholic cathedral still in use. Although rebuilt and remodeled throughout the years, it is continually being restored to ensure the cathedral will last for many more years to come.

This Greek Revival style cathedral is open to the public, allowing visitors the opportunity to admire the tranquil inner setting inside. Be sure to view its scenic painted ceiling, marble altars and the painting of Saint Louis Venerating the Crown of Thorns.

While at the cathedral, browse the selection of rosaries, statues and various religious items available in the two gift shops or enjoy a self-guided tour of the neighboring Old Ursuline Convent. Once you're done strolling the grounds, check into the nearby Best Western hotel, within walking distance of Saint Louis Cathedral, for an enjoyable night's rest. Schedule plenty of time for touring the vibrant French Quarter area of New Orleans.

Satchmo Summer Fest

One of the most prominent jazz festivals in New Orleans, and even the world, the Satchmo Summer Fest commemorates the one, the only Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. Since 2001, Armstrong's 100th birthday, the streets of the French Quarter has filled with attendees of this beloved celebration. Hosted at the Old U.S. Mint neighboring the French Market, the Satchmo Summer Fest is three days of hot food, and even hotter jazz.

Check out the exhibits, seminars and mini-parades of the festival, then fill up on all famed creole cuisine that only New Orleans can provide. Check into one of many Best Western hotels in New Orleans, and make sure you attend all three days of the Satchmo Summer Fest.

Tickfaw State Park

Located in Livingston Parish, Tickfaw State Park is set in southeastern Louisiana’s Plantation Country – just northwest of New Orleans near Hammond. Set on 1,200 acres, the park is operated by the Louisiana Office of State Parks, and was established in 1999.

Tickfaw State Park features bird watching and wildlife viewing, plus a nature center and picnic areas. Visitors may canoe on the Tickfaw River, try boardwalk walking paths through the swamp, and biking along designated paths.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 2 mile(s) from Columbia Theatre, Fanfare
  • 5 mile(s) from Ponchatoula City, antique city
  • 25 mile(s) from Global Wildlife Center, tour of safari camp
  • 50 mile(s) from Audubon Zoo, Zoological Gardens
  • 50 mile(s) from Aquarium of Americas, aquarium, I-Max Theater
  • 0 mile(s) from Hammond Square shopping mall

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 5 mile(s) from Ponchatoula
  • 25 mile(s) from Covington
  • 42 mile(s) from Baton Rouge
  • 45 mile(s) from Slidell
  • 45 mile(s) from New Orleans
  • 50 mile(s) from McComb
  • 2 mile(s) from Southeastern Louisiana, University
  • 9 mile(s) from Louisiana Technical, College
  • 45 mile(s) from Louisiana State University
  • 58 mile(s) from University of New Orleans

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool
  • 1.5 mile(s) from boating
  • 1.5 mile(s) from fitness center
  • 1.5 mile(s) from playground
  • 1.5 mile(s) from tennis, racquetball and volleyball courts
  • 5 mile(s) from golf and fishing
  • 40 mile(s) from casino gambling

Nearby Restaurants

  • Across the street from Olive Garden, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • Adjacent to Taco Bell, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Sunday thru Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Across the street from Santa Fe, Bar/Lounge, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • Across the street from El Tapatio, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Mexican Restaurant
  • 4 mile(s) from Don's Seafood/Steaks, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • .25 mile(s) from Ryan's Family Steakhouse, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • .25 mile(s) from Wendy's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
  • .25 mile(s) from McDonald's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
  • .25 mile(s) from Burger King, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
  • 1 mile(s) from Pizza Hut, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • .5 mile(s) from China Garden, Bar/Lounge, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 to 9:30 p.m.
  • 1 mile(s) from Cuco's, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and 11:00 to 8:30 Sunday, Mexican/American
  • 2 mile(s) from Trey Yuen, Bar/Lounge, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 5 mile(s) from Cracker Barrel, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

BEST WESTERN Hammond Inn & Suites

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Hammond. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

January 2014

November 23, 2013 – November 22, 2014
Historic Saturday Tours by Creole PubCrawl

Take a guided tour to historic NOLA locations and be regaled by the stories of the city between stops to enjoy signature cocktails at iconic gastropubs along the way. Every Saturday through November.

August 2014

August 8, 2014
Red Dress Run Don your pretty little red dress and join in on this fun annual run/crawl through the fabulous French Quarter. The fun continues after the run with a party in Louis Armstrong Park. This 21 and over event begins at 9 a.m. with last minute registration and that first cocktail.

September 2014

September 12, 2014
Scales and Ales The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas fills with live music, food, and drinks for this adults-only event at 7 p.m.

October 2014

October 17, 2014
Boo at the Zoo

Enjoy trick-or-treating along with a scary haunted house at the Audubon Zoo as it fills with treats and scares for the kiddos. There will even be a non-scary haunted house for those that don’t like to be scared. The spooks begin at 5 p.m.

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