Rooms 12 Adults, 0 Child
Book your stay now at the newly renovated Best Western Plus Vermilion River Inn & Suites where all rooms feature separate living/bedroom area! We are located near the intersection of Kaliste Saloom Road and Pinhook Road just minutes from Interstate 10 & 49, close to Oil Center Lafayette, and just one mile from Lafayette Regional Airport. At the Best Western Plus Vermilion River Inn & Suites start every day with a free hot breakfast buffet. In your room, work on your spacious desk with free ultra-fast wireless high-speed Internet access. When your work is done relax on our comfortable beds while viewing your 42-inch LED TV. For your enjoyment a well-equipped fitness facility is provided.
Best Western Plus
"Way above expectations"
I usually take reviews with a grain of salt, most of the time. However, i was worried reading the previous reviews of this property prior to visiting. Let's just say, the property definitely exceeded my expectations. The guest rooms are clean and inviting. The amenities all in working order, the rooms are very large and functional. Breakfast was what you would expect from Best Western Plus, hot items, etc. I don't usually leave reviews on Trip Advisor but i do believe that this property has gotten a bad rap from previous guests. I'll definitely stay again when traveling to Lafayette.
The hotel was great and being a diamond elite member for the first time in a long time I was automatically given the diamond upgrade for free which was very nice doesn't happen very often! The young girl that checked me in was amazing and the staff overall was great
"Not what we were expecting for a Best Western Plus"
Receptionist was separated from customer by both the counter and by a lined up row of folding tables which meant that all signing in transactions were conducted stretched over what I assume is an effort to socially distance. The "accessible room" has a few poor design choices including a nearly inaccessible closet, window shades that let in quite of bit of strong light (all through the night), and 4 small square pillows for the bed. A polite request for additional pillows was rebuffed and the clerk was candid, stating that "the people steal our pillows, we don't have any. There are some might be coming, if the truck comes today." Comfortable bed, but do bring pillows (we bought a few at a local department store and carried them right in) and bring sleep masks. And you may want to bring your own towels as the hotel provided only two facecloths and two medium sized hand towels. Period. The painting going on in the hallways was not unpleasant for a smell, and the workmen were polite. The complementary breakfast offered no bread or toast options whatsoever, and the offerings were a mediocre and uninspired selection of packaged muffins and stale-ish danish, scrambled egg and gray-ish sausage. Coffee was good, however. There are many fine places to stay in Lafayette, so, at least, you do have quite a few other choices besides this otherwise so-so site.
"Clean room means clean room"
We stayed in room #107. The bed sheets, pillow cases and bed spread had fresh dirt and make-up smudges on them. The floor had debris covering bathroom floor and appeared that it had not been vacuumed for some time. The bed appeared to have been made up using soiled and previously used bed linen.
"Amazing with little work"
I really liked staying in this hotel, I have been here maybe 3 times and I like it a lot. I can say that more activities are needed and the signal for the wifi and tv should be a lot stronger. I would definitely recommend them though.
This is the worst hotel we have ever stayed in. Bathroom was filthy and floor was sticky. Could not sleep , the air conditioner sounded like a freight train was running in the room. The front desk was useless. I have been trying to get in touch with the General Manager, Andy Patel but he will not call me back. I have called him 5 times and the front told they informed of my need to talk to him but he refuses to call me back. DISGRACEFUL
Jamie Hansen, Owner at Best Western Plus Vermilion River Inn & Suites, responded to this review
Thank you for the comments regarding your recent stay with us. We are sorry that we were unable to meet your expectations during your stay. Guest satisfaction is something we strive for every day and your feedback is very much appreciated. Please know we use all feedback, both positive and constructive when reviewing the services and accommodations we provide to our guests. If we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to let us know.
"Worst hotel ever!!"
First the room was filthy. Mold in the bathtub, cigarette burn holes in the comforter, mold in in the toilet. Don't expect them to clean room at all!! All I ever got was towels. They entered my room when I had the do not disturb sign on the door then when I requested a room clean they only took one garbage can out and gave me towels. A weird noise in the cabinets that don't open. No storage for your clothes. Stay away save your money!!
"Average stay, unedible breakfast"
Typical stay in this type of hotel however the BW we stayed in the previous night in Alabama was outstanding. Room was clean and very roomy. The hotel was quiet during the night even though we were near the elevator. Breakfast was a huge disappoinment and we walked away and got something down the road a bit. The check in person was very nice, the morning person could not seem to wake up. I would not stay at this one again.
"4/2022 Andy Patel, Manager (+ owner?)- "I don't give a Fu@# about you" "We don't like questions here!""
I used Priceline to reserve the reservation. Check in was fast, staff extremely friendly, and the hotel was clean and represented as shown in photos. Renovations still in progress but ok overall. At check in, I asked for extra blankets. My roomie asked for extra towels. We were provided with both. Very courteous and accommodating staff. The very first thing we did in the room was eat cajun food. Delicious but pungent. Off to the front desk to ask for wipes and deodorizer. Here's where the breakdown occurs. At the front desk, a gentleman is at the far end of the desk. When asked, I state that I will wait until the gentleman has what he needs. I am told he is the "Manager" and a sign on the far wall reads the same for Andy Patel. I request deodorizer and wipes. I am provided deodorizer. Mr. Patel instructs the staff member to provide me paper towels which she moves to do. I then ask if the bed blankets were changed "today". (Breakdown begins.) Mr. Patel asks the staff member what my room number is and is given the number. He then looks at me and begins to tell me a few things. Summary follows: Mr. Patel: You know what, cancel her reservation. I want her out. You have taken towels. You have asked for too many things. You worried about the sheets. They were changed but you can get the fu@# out. We don't want you here. Me: Are you serious? Mr. Patel: You are a nuisance. You have been problematic since you arrived. You have too many questions. Fu@# you. You. have 15 minutes to get your belonging and get out. Me: (very few words because I'm beyond astonished at how the situation became one) How did my asking for something get to this? This is how you speak to your customers? Mr. Patel: We don't like questions here. I don't give a fu@# about you. If you don't get your sh*& out of the room in 15 minutes, i will call the police. Me: Seriously? You have risen to this level because of my questions? Mr. Patel: You have two choices- go to your room or get out. (repeated) Me: Wow! Mr. Patel: If I call the police, I will charge you a cleaning fee/ for one night which will not be refunded. Me: I want to make sure I get a refund so yes, call the police. I need some account of what happened. Police arrived. They don't settle civil matters but did confirm that Priceline issued my refund. We left. Lafayette's Police were also the best. The facility has been recently renovated. The staff is awesome. The manager/owner's words and actions reflect zero concern a customer. The incident occurred as stated. I asked the staff if I offended her in any way, and she replied no. I am still in disbelief that Mr. Patel, a business leader, would address a customer in such a manner and use abusive language. His communication was abhorrent, aggressive, disruptive, and predatory. As a woman, I felt assaulted, distressed, inconvenienced, and more. I wonder if his response would have been the same if I were not a woman, or not African-American. To hear a manager in the hospitality industry debasing himself in such a way is objectionable. Perhaps more is going on with Mr. Patel than I might know. If so, I hope he gets the help he needs. I do know that a guest should not be subjected to the experience I had.
"Best Western WORST Experience"
I do not recommend this location at all. We had a horrible experience here. Don't let the cheap price draw you in because you will regret it. Room was not clean, room keys didn't work for the door, beds and pillow were extremely uncomfortable, front desk doesn't care about your sleep and other guests were not respectful of your stay.
When we arrived at the hotel 15-20 women scantily dressed wearing 4 inch stilettos were hanging out in the lobby, disturbing guest. We were placed on the second floor. When we got off the elevator there appeared to be trash in the hallway. Huge empty boxes. The next morning they were still there with men sitting on them talking on the phone at odd hours. I'm not sure what kind of group they were. Possibly refugees??? Regardless they left us feeling unsettled and empty boxes that were left in the hallway made the place look like it was unkept although the housekeepers were out constantly cleaning. The hotel staff should have never given us a room in the middle of this questionable group. I'd never go back to this Best Western