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Shexter
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What Would You Consider the Worst Motel/Hotel in Baton Rouge?


Out of the small run down hotels in the BR area, which would you consider the worst?

My vote goes to the 10 Flags Inn on Airline and Greenwell Springs.

Fountain Motel is a runner up.
Shed-Ran is a rough one too.


I've actually hear The Shades across from Cortana is really clean.
RIP The Pines Hotel









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Anybody who frequents those establishments probably doesn't post here.


geauxturbo
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The Alamo has been renovated. So I'm going with Ten Flags for the worst place to lay your head, or your side piece.


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I once stayed the night at Staring

True story



Ask lil bit


Sandtrap
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Staring Motel is one of the worst around.


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mikelbr
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Anybody who frequents those establishments probably doesn't post here.




A few years ago My 1st cousin lived at the Alamo Hotel. I picked him up from there for Thanksgiving and Easter.
He's disabled and mentally ill though. Not a crackhead or even drinker. The riff raff left his ole crazy arse alone for couple years while there.

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So many options


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Sometimes all I need is a hour.


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Probably some shitty motel deep in north BR that none of us have seen


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goofball
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Out of the small run down hotels in the BR area, which would you consider the worst?


Way back in the mid 20th century before interstate highways, Marriotts, and Holiday Inns....those little motels were where people stayed when traveling across the country.

Some of them might actually be historic. They could be pretty cool if they were reworked in a retro sort of way.







The Bellemont Hotel (1946) was on Airline near Greenwell Springs was actually a 5 star, full service hotel with multiple pools, 3 restaurants, and a small arena for events. It was one of the nicest of its kind in on the gulf coast in its prime.

The freeway was built in the 1960s, and cross country traffic started using I-10 instead of US 190 or US-61. And this massive hotel struggled to keep people interested. It even had boxing matches and other events to drum up demand for hotel rooms (even a Ron Paul rally in 2012 or so) - but it ultimately failed and was demolished.







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The OYO on Airline at I-12 gives you a free needle stick with your stay.


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I remember during one of the hurricanes our power was out and the house was an oven. All of the hotels in the area were sold out but when we called Alamo they said they had a couple rooms left. We sped out there and when we got there there were cops everywhere and one room’s door was open and covered with crime tape. We ended up going to TX instead.


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Wabbit7
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That OYO has to be up there. It’s always in the news.

I’ve always wondered about that Shed Ran motel on Greenwell Springs.


goofball
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More photos of the inside of the Bellemont hotel, now demolished.

When visiting teams were in town to play at LSU, they stayed either at the Bellemont or at the Heidelberg Hotel (now a Hilton).





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Fat and Happy
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Alamo or one around winbourne on airline


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There used to be a motel on Airline near Highland where we bought cigarettes back in the mid 90’s. They just left all of the room doors open and it was sketchy as hell.

Not sure if it’s covered in overgrowth or ultimately demo’d.

Edit: The Watson Hotel
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I remember when I was kid late 70’s early 80’s there was always some kind of big event at the Great Hall at the Belmont.


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goofball
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I'd put the handful of seedy mid century motels along US 190 immediately west of the Huey Long Bridge in West Baton Rouge up against anything in the city.


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i stayed at the Alamo one night in 1993. It was nasty then


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