Best Western Magnolia Manor,  Port Allen

3.5/5  - based on 150 guest reviews.
234 Lobdell Highway, 70767-4140, Port Allen, United States - See map
+1 225 344 3638 +1 225 387 3866



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Hotel advantages

  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Welcome to Best Western Magnolia Manor! Great customer service and on-site security ensure that guests at our Port Allen hotel are safe, comfortable and feel right at home. The Mississippi River and Baton Rouge, Louisiana aren't far from our Port Allen hotel. If you are in town to visit LSU, you will enjoy a quick and easy commute. From graduation to moving the college kids in, we regularly cater to families of students, as well as faculty and staff. We are just four miles away from the LSU campus. Hotels in Port Allen, LA are near plantation tours, which is an excellent way to get a little history while in the region. The local riverboat casinos are a blast, and some of our Port Allen hotel guests stay with us while on dry land and spend the rest of their trip on the waters. With easy access to LSU and the Capital Building, convenience is a big reason many travelers stay with us. From the moment you arrive at your fast check-out, we make traveling as easy as possible for our guests. If you're looking for quality family fun, some of our favorite events in the area include Kite Fest Louisiane each April, 4th Fest each July, Oldies But Goodies Fest each September, SugarFest each October, Veterans on Parade each November, and Reflections of the Season each December! Our Port Allen, LA hotel is also a favorite for business travelers, such as employees of the local chemical plants. DOW® Chemical, Georgia Pacific, and the Exxon® Plant are just a few of the big businesses bringing workers in from out of town. If you are here for work, count on us to provide you with luxury bedding, spacious accommodations, and genuine southern hospitality.

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Best Western Magnolia Manor,Port Allen
  • 5
    « Enjoyed Our stay »

    Very friendly and welcoming staff. Room very spacious a added plus after a long day. Favorite was the towel animal sitting on the bed when you walked in. Breakfast very nice and dinning area very clean. Thank you James for your kind smile when we walked in.

    « Old Property »

    Old and outdated. The employees were nice and friendly though. Building B must be a smoking building because of the lingering smoke. My room was decent sized but The cleanliness was below average. No elevators so plan on lugging everything upstairs.

    « Nice hotel, nice employees! »

    Hotel room was very clean and safe; employees were extremely polite, friendly and helpful; breakfast was very satisfactory; exterior of the hotel could be better and hotel was a little difficult to locate since it was not on the main highway

    « Great place to stay on your next trip. »

    Great place to stay. Breakfast is real good and the staff was great. The bed was comfortable, quiet atmosphere, you can relax and get refreshed. The helpfulness of the staff produced a friendly and inviting atmosphere.

    « Enjoyed my stay »

    My family and I enjoyed our stay it was very pleasant. The staff was helpful, and friendly. The entrance is a little tricky, but the location is convenient although close to the interstate there was no distracting noise. I would definitely stay at this hotel again when I visit Baton Rouge.

    « Outdated and run down »

    Hotel is very run down and outdated. Vacant run down building next adjacent to property. Air conditioner in room didnt work properly and wouldn't cool the room. Hair was on sink and toilet in bathroom. I would never stay here again.

    « Satisfactory »

    A group of us joined our Church to help in the flood relief for the citizens of Baton Rouge. What a tragedy!! There were not many hotels available. For the price and proximity to Baton Rouge, this did the job. After a long day of dirty, sweaty work it felt good to relax in the pool and room. Though, there was a sense of guilt in light of the thousands of Baton Rouge residents who are unable to do likewise. I would like to recognize the hotel staff who were very kind and helpful.

    « Pretty decent place with convenient location »

    We stayed here on Aug 11 - 12. We called twice to advice about our late check in. Were assured it would be fine. We checked-in just before midnight (due to heavy rain on way from Atlanta). The person at the front checked us in without a problem (we booked online through Unfortunately, when we went to our room, it wasn't ready. We called the front desk and the same person came over and lead us to another room in another building. This was rather inconvenient because it was still raining pretty heavily. Anyway, the room we got was of decent size - large enough for two queen beds. They're comfortable. We slept well (partly because of good AC)! There was a large flat screen TV and a mini ref. The bathroom was basic but clean. The towels were thin; the toiletries not high-end. Breakfast was just OK - edible but not high end. For example, there was an automatic tiny pancake machine.

    « Extremely Accomodating »

    During the recent flooding in Louisiana, James At the BW was extremely accommodating. He made sure we had rooms for our out of town crews that came down to assist our local company (Emergency Restoration Inc.) with the flood relief. Our guys felt they were treated like kings even when all they were looking for was cold a/c, hot showers, and comfy beds. Thanks James!

    « good job »

    the employees always go out of there way to make your stay here pleasant. if ya have any questions they try & answer them or find the answer for ya. the rooms are very comfortable & always clean. i stay here often for i'm a truck driver & whenever i'm in the area & need a place to stay, this is my choice

  • 5
    « Great service for a great price! »

    My 7 year old son and I were visiting a friend in Baton Rouge for just one night and wanted to stay in a simple, affordable, and easily accessible hotel off of I-10 that was west of Baton Rouge to avoid the morning traffic. We were extremely pleased by the amenities provided in our room at the Best Western Magnolia (microwave, mini fridge, coffee, etc), the bed and pillows were extremely comfortable, and the breakfast was one of the best ones we have ever had in a hotel where it was included with the cost. In addition, the front office staff was extremely cordial and hospitable at all times. In the morning after we checked out and were already 3 hours into driving back home, my son realized that he had left his tablet in the hotel room. We called the hotel and not only did they search for it and find it in the room for us, but the manager was very kind and considerate and mailed it to us within the hour at no extra cost. I would highly recommend this hotel for their hospitality and location! Hopefully a new restaurant will open up in the building that is adjacent to the hotel as this would really add to the visual appeal.

    « My hotel stay was great! »

    This was a great hotel. It was close to the interstate and had quite a few food options in walking distance. The front desk clerk (James) was friendly and courteous. He answered all of our questions with a smile. They served a full breakfast and it was delicious. The breakfast area was cleaned and the food was replinished at all times. The rooms were clean. I had an issue with the toilet being stopped up but it was taken care of immediately. This a great hotel and definitely a good price. I would stay there again on my next visit for sure.

    « OK Highway Stop »

    We stopped after 10+ hours driving. The price was reasonable. Our non-smoking room smelled like smoke; the thermostat was set to 60, probably to attempt to air the room out. The room was mostly clean but not white glove clean-corners, baseboards, and the refrigerator handle were grimy. Sheets were clean but the bed had a definite sag in the middle. On the other hand, breakfast was decent and the public areas of the hotel were clean. The motel staff we encountered were friendly and the front desk was efficient.

    « Great People and Stay »

    I travel each week and BW Magnolia is where I choose to stay. The staff is great. James, Veronica, Abe and the ladies new to the front desk are professional and personable. I always feel welcome. The rooms are spacious and clean. Towels and other amenities are readily available in the rooms on arrival each time.

    « Magnolia Best Western Port Allen »

    Wonderful and friendly staff. In a great location with a nice pool. Very clean but the beds are hard. Nice breakfast with hot coffee. Parking large is large and very accommodating. Really clean place.

    « Good place to stop for the night. »

    Traffic on I 10 was a mess. Unplanned stop. Rooms were clean. Pool was clean. Was a good place to stop with kids. Didn't have the breakfast because we were up and on the road very early. Bathrooms were clean, beds were okay. Air conditioner worked great. Was in the high 90's all day and most of the night. I would stay again.

    « Traveling »

    Not very appealing from the outside. A vacant, boarded up building almost connected to the hotel. Rooms very small, appeared that beds were put in the rooms to accommodate sleeping only. VERY little spade between the double beds and wall/closet. This would not be my first choose if I was in the area again and wouldn't stay there again.

    « Great Travel Stop »

    I travel through this part of Louisiana often and always stop at this Best Western easy in out great employees nice affordable rooms. They always have a great Breakfast ready before I leave. Always early for me.

    « Much cheaper than to stay in Baton Rouge directly »

    We did a good experience with this motel for one night. It was very clean and the beds were super comfortable. At breakfast, there was an older lady in charge, which was very friendly and refilled quickly. For American standards, there is plenty of choice at breakfast and all of it was nicely arranged.


    This is a great hotel to stay in they offer prompt service, friendly staff, fast internet, and lots of available parking space, the rooms are very clean and smelled very nice. We will definitely choose this hotel to stay at during our travels.

  • 1
    « Horrible! »

    This place is a dump. The building stunk. The room stunk. My sinuses went into overdrive when I entered. There was a stain on the sheets. The toilet didn't fush properly l didn't even unpack. I found another hotel. Of course I didn't get my money back ! They should be ashamed. I basically walked in and gave them over a100 dollars to walk in and then out of that room. The buildings around it were closed down! NEVER again! I have a horrible disdain for Best Western now. I want a refund for a room that I didn't stay in for 5 minutes. My breathing was labored with the moldy and musty smell. No possible way that there aren't bad micro organisms floating in that air.

    « You're Better Off Elsewhere »

    Stayed a couple of nights to watch an LSU game. We noticed the bed did not look the cleanest, asked for new sheets and was completely ignored. I caught bed bugs that night. Also, there was a lizard in our bedroom

    « Couldn't get passed the smokey smell »

    We stopped there Tuesday 5/10/2016 planning to spend the night. I always ask for a key to examine the room before I take it. I forget the room number but the building was on the back side of the pool. When we entered the building the smell of tobacco smoke was strong. We opened the door to the room an the smokey smell was there as well. We returned the the key, thanked the desk clerk and left. We ended up staying at the Holiday Inn Express across the street. If you're a smoker you may find no problem with the Magnolia Manor

    « Magnolia Manor gives us our money's worth! »

    James and the crew treated us with pride and respect on our second visit to Baton Rouge and both times were affordable on our budget and convenient to our needs. Just a few minutes from the LSU campus or downtown BR by jumping on I-10. But easy access to gas stations or fast food if your needs are for just an overnight stay. This is an older hotel but the recent remodeling has left it clean and a microwave and mini fridge means convenience to those just needing a break from the long road. I highly recommend it to those who want the quiet of a small town with access to a big city! Thanks guys!

    « Don't let the area put you off »

    We came in late at night on our way to a funeral. I was looking for something with maximum value and some comfort for a quick rest. I was happily surprised to find that the place was clean and bed was giant! Breakfast was better than your usual muffin in cellophane kind of experience. Was really enthralled with the overall stay. Nice to be pleasantly surprised. Would stop here again.

    « ok stay »

    this hotel was under constructions at the time of my stay and it had a very strong smell of fresh paint which made me a little light headed both in the halls and in the room, I didn't complain it was gone the next morning. the breakfast was average, hot. had I had my friend with me we would not have been able to stay the night due to the paint smell.

    « Great stay »

    We were greated by Angel who was very attentive to our requests and made sure we had a great visit. The hotel was clean and affordable. If we were passing through Port Allen again we would definitely stay at this hotel.

    « A Nice Surprise After Seeing It From The Highway »

    When we saw this place from the road in front we were not impressed, It turns out that the building we saw is an abandoned building next to and slightly in front of the Magnolia Manor Best Western. The people at the front desk said that management is trying to buy the abandoned building because they realize it is off putting to guests. This is an older hotel and needs to be updated but the room was clean and the beds were comfortable. There were only two sets of towels in the bath, the toilet seat was broken and shifted when in use, The shower was good. The fan was noisy. WiFi was good but there are very few plugs for chargers. Thankfully we had an extension cord with extra plugs. There was no pad of paper or pen in the room The room was fairly small with two beds and so the second bed blocked the closet. Breakfast was good with eggs, meat, yogurt, waffles, juice, some fresh fruit.

    « Don't stop if you don't have to..... »

    To begin my experience, I was greeted (not even) by a less than indifferent, condescending, desk clerk with limited (at best) knowledge of how to help me. He couldn't "bring up" my gold card advantage membership info ( with which I have never had any trouble), and he didn't seem interested in trying. When I got to my room, down a dank smelly hallway, the room was oppressively hot and musty. If I had not just driven 150 miles in the pouring rain, I would have definitely gone elsewhere. The breakfast was minimal and gross, and the morning clerks were no more interested in me than the evening one. The room was "only" $69., but I would have preferred sleeping in my car. NOT Best Western quality at all!


    This was a very nice place to stay. Handy to I-10. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast was wonderful. NOTE: The motel sits right behind a boarded up Shoney's so the entrance is a little hard to see, but they have a short sign at the restaurant entrance. Don't let this deter you - it was very clean and safe. The bed was very comfortable.

  • 4
    « Nice, clean motel near I-10 »

    We were very satisfied with our stay. The room was very clean and the beds were comfortable. It had a fridge (with freezer) and MW. Good wifi reception that makes me happy! Breakfast was the best we've had on our 3 week trip! The location was messed up on our garmin.

    « Priced well »

    We were travelling to Texas to see our son for Xmas. AAA recommended this hotel and, although the entrance was a little hard to find, we did find the hotel. The lobby was very comfortable and the night staff were cordial on our arrival. We had booked in advance and we arrived late but our room was still waiting for us. The rest of the night was peaceful and the breakfast in the morning was very good. We would consider returning to this hotel if we could.

    « Loved It..! »

    I had a very wonderful stay... The room are truly beautiful... and the breakfast is delicious... i would love to stay here again and i am definitely going to recommend this hotel to all my friends and family.

    « Great stay. »

    I was a late check in and they didn't seem to mind. The room was clean the hall had some smoking smell but the room was not. The beds were small but they were comfortable. The TV did not work at first it was the remote but the desk clerk was only minutes and fixed.

    « Horrid--Don't Bother »

    If I could give a zero rating I would. My husband had a feeling, so we went to check out the room before unpacking our belongings. While I forgave the overwhelming smell of mothballs and the horrible status of the door and carpet, and the fresh coat of paint was a nice touch, we could not overlook the roaches on our curtains. We turned heel. When we went to explain to the front desk that we would not be staying with them, he was not even a bit surprised and very weakly asked if we wanted to see another room. We, of course, declined. Don't bother.

    « Great stay and friendly staff »

    Enjoyed this stay. Conveniently located right off I-10. The rooms were nice and comfortable. Although there are several fast food places nearby it is somewhat hazardous to cross the street via foot due to the heavy traffic. Non-fast food places require a little driving (<4 miles)

    « Filthy »

    The room was absolutely filthy! There were roach feces all over the tables, desk, dresser, in the coffee pot, and on the coffee service tray. There was hair (NOT ours!) all over the bathroom and on the towels. The room smelled horrible. The man who checked us in was beyond rude and condescending when I didn't understand why moving me from one building to another mattered (turns out, it didn't matter at all).

    « Rundown and smelly »

    The property is spread out over several buildings. The hallways were musty and smelly. The room was satisfactory and clean. We could smell cigarette smoke from people smoking just out side the side entrance near our room. Had to drive to the ice machine located in another building. It was raining hard and you had to go outside to get the office and breakfast area, The breakfast items were stale and tasteless. We wont stay there again. The property is certainly not like most Best Westerns we have stayed at.

    « Good place for tired travelers »

    We stayed here after a long drive and busy day. Overall, we were satisfied with our stay. The breakfast met our needs but did not have the selection that other hotels are offering.. Our only complaint was that our room was right next to some doors that had been recently painted and the fumes were strong in our room. Stuffed a towel at the bottom and that took care of the problem.

    « Tina »

    Absolutely wonderful staff at front desk and breakfast bar. Super friendly and helpful. Thank you Canary and Veronica. Both of you are Gods gift to all of us travlers. Room was recently renovated and very clean.

  • 4
    « It isn't the Ritz, but it ain't half bad »

    We enjoyed our stay, the folks at the counter were very nice and got us to our room in a few minutes. The rooms are a little bit smaller than normal but very clean. Yeah, I guess we would recommend this hotel to our fellow travelers.

    « A Motel 3.5 Would Have Been Better »

    Simply driving up to the lobby was enough to make me want to make a U-turn and sleep in the car for the evening. The street view welcome was a closed down something that had the doors and windows boarded up. The grounds were dirty and something gave me an uneasy feeling. The room was with a double bed. One bed was so close to the closet that it could not be used (the closet). The bed was soft on the edges but had a big hump in the center. And the sheets and blankets seemed to be short. That, combined with a heater/air conditioner that changed the room temp from an artic blast to a sultry swamp within minutes kept me awake most of the night. The room was as if it had 24 hour daylight. Light came easily through the curtains and the half inch gap basically all around the room's door. The room did not present itself as being clean at all. With that in mind, I passed on the free breakfast. I simply checked out and drove away as fast as I could.

    « Average »

    Rooms are too small for families. Limited english employees made getting some of our needs meet like extra towels difficult. Request for additional services like a cot or room upgrade to a suite responses were immediately no.

    « HORRIBLE »

    wow so horrible. We found a roach up in there. The smell was horrible. Everything looked old and outdated. When we went to tell the so called manager she had an attitude and never once apologized. It was just plain disrespect. I swear I will never recommend their hotel to anyone.

    « Staff went the extra mile »

    There was a small problem with the complimentary computer and printer in the front office, but the host at the front desk personally handled the situation and created a workaround. Very helpful and courteous! I'd gladly stay here again. (Side note: hotel wifi was better than average. 3 Mbps download in my room, much more consistent than normal hotel wifi)


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·From: Interstate 10. Take Exit 151 to the Best Western Magnolia Manor.