BEST WESTERN Natchitoches Inn

5131 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457-7169
Phone: 318/352-6655   |   Fax: 318/352-9440   |   63 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Located in the oldest city in the Louisiana Purchase, this pet-friendly Natchitoches hotel offers history, charm, fun, exhilaration and productivity.

The comforts of home can be found in the spacious, elegant rooms at the BEST WESTERN Natchitoches Inn. Delight in thoughtful amenities, including cable or satellite television with in-room movies, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a refrigerator, a desk and high-speed Internet access. Wake up to a delicious complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Traveling for work? You'll delight in being near so many of the area's businesses, including Peoples State Bank, Alliance Compressor, Northwestern State University, Haynesville Shale and the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.

Located right off of Interstate 49, leisurely travelers will love visiting the area's attractions, including Fort St. Jean Baptiste, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum, Old Courthouse State Museum and guided tours of Creole Plantations. Looking for an exciting activity to make your trip memorable, Alligator Park offers five acres of land filled with American alligators. Enjoy fishing on Sibley Lake, Cane River and Red River or hiking at Kisatchie National Forest. Area events, including our Christmas Festival and the Festival of Lights, offer local charm.

After a day of sightseeing and business meetings, guests can splash around in the sparkling outdoor pool or get a workout in at the 24-hour exercise facility. Enjoy access to many more amenities, including a 24-hour front desk, a business center, guest laundry and free parking, at this pet-friendly Natchitoches hotel. Looking for event space in Natchitoches? The Natchitoches Conference Hall can seat up to 120 attendees and is perfect for wedding receptions, meetings and family reunions.

Fun, productivity or excitement - this Natchitoches hotel offers it all. Make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN Natchitoches Inn today and save!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee and hot items.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Exercise facility 24-hour cardiovascular equipment
  • Universal gym
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundromat
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Mail services
  • Air-conditioning
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Dry cleaning available
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Physically challenged facilities

BEST WESTERN Natchitoches Inn

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Conveniently located, the best western natchitoches inn in Natchitoches, 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: 31.727625  /  Latitude: -93.153415


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Alexandria, Louisiana. Drive north 55 miles on Interstate 49 to Exit 138. The BEST WESTERN Natchitoches Inn is just ahead.

From: Shreveport, Louisiana. Drive south 65 miles on Interstate 49 to Exit 138. The BEST WESTERN Natchitoches Inn is just ahead.

BEST WESTERN Natchitoches Inn

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

Cane River Creole National Historical Park

Found near the historic town of Natchitoches, the Cane River Creole National Historical Park houses some of the region’s most prized cultural tourist attractions in central Louisiana. In fact, this 200-acre park is part of the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.

The park houses 67 historic structures, preserved for their French and Creole style architecture unique to central Louisiana. Some of the more famed sites include the Prud’homme Store, the Magnolia Plantation, the Oakland Plantation, and more.

Cane River National Heritage Area

Located in central Louisiana, the Cane River National Heritage Area in Natchitoches features some of the area’s most culturally rich architecture and historic neighborhoods. Given its namesake, the heritage area lies on the shores of the Cane River.

Some of the places to visit in the Cane River National Heritage Area include the Cane River Green Market, Oakland Plantation Unit, Melrose Plantation, St. Jean Baptiste, and many others. The Cane River Creole National Historical Park is widely considered to be a must-see in the heritage area.

Los Adaes State Historic Site

While traveling in Central Louisiana, schedule plenty of time in the Natchitoches area, to learn about the past. A must-stop destination includes the Los Adaes State Historic Site, located west of Natchitoches, in Robeline. This National Historic Landmark preserves the site of the 1729 capital of Texas, on the frontier of New Spain.

Visit this historical site to see the San Miguel de Linares de los Adaes mission and the Nuestra Senora del Pilar de Los Adaes presidio. It remains one of the United States' most important archaeological sites regarding the cultural of colonial Spain. Stay close to this wonderful Central Louisiana attraction, in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy your time in the Pelican State.

Louisiana African American Heritage Trail

Rich African American history remains in the southern state of Louisiana. While visiting the Bayou State, travel along the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail, to become acquainted with the many cultural and historical sites. In total, there are twenty-six sites along the trail from New Orleans, through Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Natchitoches and Shreveport, with many small towns in between.

Sites along the way include the New Orleans African American Museum, the French Market, located in New Orleans' French Quarter, Southern University, the Arna Bontemps African American Museum, the River Road African American Museum, the Cane River Creole National Historical Park and the Multicultural Center of the South. Take a break from this historical journey in Central Louisiana's Natchitoches, the oldest town in Louisiana, as a guest of Best Western hotels.

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame honors over 280 athletes and coaches in the sports industry. Visitors to the Hall of Fame view a wonderful collection of baseballs, bats, gloves, footballs, helmets and shoes on display. Items from the Louisiana State University's 2007 football team National Championship, are also on display.

Spend some time in Natchitoches, home of Northwestern State University and Louisiana Scholars' College and the filming location of Steel Magnolias. The Best Western Natchitoches Inn provides excellent accommodations and guest amenities in central Louisiana.

Natchitoches Christmas Festival

This holiday season, make your travel plans for Louisiana and visit Natchitoches, home of the annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival. A month-long celebration kicking off on the first Saturday in December, the Natchitoches Christmas Festival runs through New Years day with a wide range of events throughout. Visit central Louisiana and head for Natchitoches on your next winter excursion and get ready for the fun of the holidays. 

With its humble beginnings in 1927, the Natchitoches Christmas Festival has grown into one of the largest and most popular holiday events in Louisiana. The festival kicks off with an early afternoon parade, plenty of arts & crafts shows, live music and entertainment, and the day of capped with an impressive fireworks display. Before the end of day one at the Natchitoches Christmas Festival, head for Cane River where officials dazzle the crowd with the lighting of the Christmas Lights. The banks of Cane River display more than 300,000 lights and over 100 different holiday themed set pieces

Natchitoches Historic District

History buffs traveling in Central Louisiana will want to spend time in Natchitoches. This wonderful historical city, the state's oldest town, is home to the Natchitoches Historic District. Stroll through the thirty-three blocks in the district to see over fifty historical buildings along the shores of Cane River Lake.

This National Historic Landmark is home to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, the Levy-East House, Kaffie-Frederick Hardware Store, Ducournau Square, the American Cemetery - the oldest in the Louisiana Purchase and two more historic cemeteries. Stay close to these historical buildings and sites, in the nearby Best Western hotel and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.

Northwestern Hills Golf Course

Reserve a tee time now for the Northwestern Hills Golf Course in Natchitoches, on of the premier courses in all of central Louisiana. Opened in 1981, Northwestern Hills Golf Course is a sterling example of an executive golf course in Louisiana. 18 holes in total, you can play through once for a fun afternoon. 

Located just southwest of downtown Natchitoches, and just across from the campus of Northwestern State University, Northwestern Hills Golf Course is open to the public, is a par 72, and offers standard golf cart rentals to anyone with a valid drivers license. 

Northwestern State University

Located in central Louisiana, Northwestern State University is a public, four-year institution found in the college town of Natchitoches. The university offers over 50 associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs through five colleges and graduate schools.

Featured colleges and sites on the NSU campus include the Williamson Hall, John S. Kyser Hall, and the Friedman Studen Union Building. The Northwestern State Demons compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Southland Conference in baseball, basketball, cross-country, and more.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 4 mile(s) from Historic Downtown, browse the shops downtown in the oldest city in the Louisiana Purchase founded in 1714!
  • 4 mile(s) from Festival of Lights, famous Natchitoches Annual Christmas Festival. Held the first weekend in December.
  • 5 mile(s) from Fort St. Jean Baptiste, historic fort has been recreated with people in genuine garb from the period.
  • 5 mile(s) from Tour of Homes, tour all the genuine historic homes around the National Historic Preservation area.
  • 5 mile(s) from State Museum, Old Courthouse State Museum has new attractions monthly that travel to museums around the state.
  • 8 mile(s) from Plantation Homes, More than six genuine plantation homes situated along the historic Cane River.
  • 8 mile(s) from Alligator Park, explore the mysterious exciting world of the American alligator at this five acre park, the largest in Louisiana
  • 5 mile(s) from Georgia Gift Shop, downtown gift shop
  • 5 mile(s) from Granny's Antique Emporium, downtown antique shop
  • 5 mile(s) from The Book Merchant, only full service book store located downtown
  • 5 mile(s) from Ann's Gift Shop, downtown gift shop
  • 5 mile(s) from Gift Galore and More, downtown shop
  • 5 mile(s) from Kaffie-Frederick, General Mercantile store, still in its original building downtown.
  • 5 mile(s) from The Halltree, dress shop and clothier
  • 5 mile(s) from The Cobb Webb, antique shop located downtown.
  • 7 mile(s) from Dickens & Co, antique shop, eatery, and frame shop located downtown
  • 7 mile(s) from Stage

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 25 mile(s) from Many
  • 30 mile(s) from Winnfield
  • 55 mile(s) from Alexandria
  • 65 mile(s) from Shreveport
  • 170 mile(s) from Lafayette
  • 200 mile(s) from Lake Charles
  • 200 mile(s) from Baton Rouge
  • 250 mile(s) from New Orleans
  • 1 mile(s) from Peoples State Bank, nearest full service bank open on Saturday morning.
  • 5 mile(s) from Alliance Compressor, compressor plant
  • 3 mile(s) from Northwestern State University
  • 3 mile(s) from Louisiana School for Math Science and the Arts

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool
  • 2 mile(s) from Sibley Lake, fishing and water sports
  • 4 mile(s) from Cane River, fishing and water sports
  • 8 mile(s) from Red River, fishing and water sports
  • 18 mile(s) from Kisatchie National Forest, wildlife reserve, hiking, biking, ATV's, canoeing, and camping
  • 25 mile(s) from Toledo Bend, the best fishing in the South, limited water sports

BEST WESTERN Natchitoches Inn

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