Best Western Forest Inn,  Franklin

4.0/5  - based on 45 guest reviews.
1909 Main Street, 70538-3117, Franklin, United States - See map
+1 337 828 1810 +1 337 828 1810



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Hotel advantages

  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
  • High speed internet access
    High speed internet access
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This newly refurbished Franklin, Louisiana hotel is just minutes from the Cypress Bayou Casino and the Antebellum Homes. Experience true Southern hospitality and sample delicious Cajun foods while staying at the Best Western Forest Inn. Located in the heart of Louisiana, this Franklin hotel offers convenient access to a variety of local shops and restaurants as well as many local attractions. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Best Western Forest Inn has it all! This hotel offers 80 newly refurbished guest rooms and mini-suites. Each well-appointed room features a microwave, refrigerator, cable satellite television and free high-speed Internet access. Hotel amenities include a complimentary continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, two gaming lounges, guest laundry, a full business center and meeting/banquet facilities to accommodate up to 300 people. The hotel also features an onsite restaurant to suit guest's dining needs. Hotel guests can enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Atchafalaya Golf Course or spend an afternoon at the Cypress Bayou Casino, located just six miles from the hotel. Guests can also take a tour of the Bayou Swamps or visit the Chitimacha Indian Reservation. Other nearby attractions include the Oaklawn Manor and the Antebellum Homes. The friendly staff at the Best Western Forest Inn is waiting to ensure an enjoyable and memorable stay in Franklin, Louisiana. Make a reservation today and save! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Forest Inn,Franklin
  • 5
    « Franklin, Louisiana Best Western Forest Inn »

    I could not have stayed at a better place for the days needed for a family member funeral. All of the staff members were so friendly and great!!! The restaurant at the Best Western Forest Inn has wonderful food and very convenient hours. I enjoyed the authentic Cajun food and the breakfast buffet is awesome!!! Thank you for everything!!!

    « Good place to stay in Franklin »

    Hotel & staff were nice. Restaurant was good for dinner. We had stayed before, and chose to stay again this year during Tour du Teche canoe race. Only problems were minor - our room was at back of motel area & internet didn't work in far area of room.

    « Very Satisfied Guest »

    I stayed there due to the convenience of location to a buseness need I had in the area. I first had reservations about staying there due to it being a "motel" style rather than a "hotel" style facility. However, the grounds were immaculate and the room was cleaner and nicer that most all other "hotel" style places I've stayed in anywhere near the price of the Forest Inn or slightly more.

    « Nice place »

    On business in this area of Louisiana. Booked this hotel via Internet without really looking at the description. Arrived very late after flying into New Orleans and driving almost three hours. Check-in was a breeze. The clerk greeted us with a friendly smile and was very courteous. We were two people each with our own rooms. The hotel was made up of several standalone buildings that were likely built at various times over the past. The hotel is actually a motor lodge type where the door to the room opens up directly to the outside parking area. I wouldn't recommend this type of place to someone traveling alone, especially a woman. There didn't appear to be security at this hotel. Upon entering the room, the air conditioner was on and it was very cold. The room had a stale odor but it wasn't unbearable. It seemed that the humidity is likely the issue with the odor. There were two queen beds. The bed was comfortable but pillows were extremely soft and saggy, not to my liking. Bathrooms cleanliness is most important to me. The bathrooms were updated and clean however the tile floors were not swept or cleaned well enough after the previous guest. There were crumbs and other debris on the floor. Had to cover the floor with a bath towel. Breakfast was included with the price. The attached restaurant, The Forest, provided a buffet breakfast. There was a good selection of fresh fruit, cooked entrees and cereals. The eggs were a disappointment as they were very likely the freeze dried type that only require water to reconstitute them. They had eggs available cooked to order but I found this out after eating. No one offered this option. The rest of the food was pleasant (cheesy potatoes, French toast, grits, etc). Strangest item on the buffet was corn-dogs. Not good for breakfast but probably there for the kids. All in all, the hotel and the restaurant were a good value for the price but they do need to pay more attention to cleanliness of the rooms. Maybe inspections should be done by managers after cleaning crews are done. If returning, I would give another try.

    « Franklin's Finest »

    My 2nd stay was even better than the 1st, everything was up to date with great staff, breakfast, and the awesome center pool, porch, and BBQ area all under large oak trees. It is only 5 miles to Cypress Bayou Casino so concerts, etc. are minutes away!

    « Satisfaction Guaranteed »

    We were very pleased with our weekend trip to Franklin, Louisiana.This was my wife's 50th class reunion, which was also held at the Forest Inn Best Western there. The food was "out of this world" ! From the time we arrived to the moment we left, everyone there was very accommodating,so polite, and helpful to both of us. We would recommend this nice and clean motel to anyone !It made our trip so much more enjoyable. Our friends and family all had a great time !

    « Great Hotel »

    We had to stay in this hotel to visit with family. We had never stayed before and did not know what to expect. We are 6 people in our family so we usually have to get a big room or a suite. When we booked our room I was skeptical, but when ahead and booked the room.anyway. Well when we arrived it was a big room and had everything we needed even a full kitchen. That was great. we will be staying there again.

    « Great place to stay!! »

    I would recommend the Best Western Forest Inn, in Franklin, Louisiana to everyone.. Service was GREAT rooms were very clean and the food was excellent at the restaurant.. The location was great also to get around in Historical Franklin and to and from the interstate.. O yea might I add the breakfast was the bomb... Thanks for nice visit!

    « Business trip to Franklin, LA »

    Happened upon this hotel in the fog, was headed to another hotel. The room was recently renovated and done well. Breakfast was at the adjoining restaurant with fully stocked hot breakfast buffet. Great food for lunch and dinner also. Didn't have to ask for any extras during the trip. The room was well supplied with all toiletries and towels.

    « Comfy, cozy »

    What a pleasure to stay in this clean, quiet, well maintained facility. We enjoyed our evening. Wifi was good, lots of channels, great shower. CLEAN! Thank you! We were able to do the laundry and get ready to head north. Thank you so very much!

  • 5
    « Absolutely absurd place! »

    I've never stopped in town before and figured I'd be stuck in some flea bag motel, and wound up here. Not only was my room nice and clean, comfortable and quiet like a motel should be, while checking in last night I met the owner, who not only is an American fella, he's a local man with a very nice property!

    « small town big service »

    We have used this hotel for 10 years for business. In 10 we have never had a problem or issue. The full breakfast buffet is fabulous. The cajun staff it always professional and polite. The rooms are clean. It is such a small town you would never believe how nice this hotel is. They shame allot of the bigger hotel my company uses for business.

    « Nice »

    A comfortable, clean room with friendly staff. Bambi was fantastic help at check-in and check-out. Forrest Inn Restaurant provides a very nice complimentary breakfast buffet. Wifi was patchy. Nice pool and BBQ area.

    « Great place! »

    Wonderful accommodations and friendly, helpful staff. Would highly recommend this hotel. We were upgraded to the jacuzzi suite and enjoyed the variety of offerings at the continental breakfast. Easy access from the Evangeline Throughway.


    Everything from making reservation to check out was excellent. The whole experience was great and would recommend to anyone traveling in that area. The rooms clean, spacious, and the workers were most helpful and made you feel welcome.

    « Best place to stay in Franklin »

    Older property but nice rooms to stay in, not as clean as I would like but compared to what other people say about the hotels in the area, sounds better than the rest. Nice free breakfast buffet at the restaurant thats attached Tues through Saturday.


Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: Franklin Highway 3211. Travel 2 miles and turn right onto Highway 182. The Best Western Forest Inn is located on the right hand side.