Brand New Open July 2007Located at the junction of interstate 1 C, Interstate 49 and directly on the Evangeline Thruway, the Howard Johnson hotel has a room and rate to please every guest. This Lafayette hotel is minutes from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and attractions like the Zoo of Acadiana, Beaver Park, Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino and the Heymann Performing Arts Center.The Lafayette Regional Airport is eight miles away. Visitors will find plenty to do at the Acadian Mall. Be sure to tour the swamp and visit the Tabasco Plantation Factory, Sporting events, field games, conventions and festivals that are continually happening at the nearby Cajun Field and Cajun Dome.The Mardi Gras Festival and special events begin in February. The International Festival is in April and the Crawfish Festival is in May.The city of Lafayette truly believes in genuine Acadian food. Lafayette represents a region of 22 parishes known as Acadiana and the area boasts some of the finest restaurants in the state.Hotel amenities and features include: Free High-Speed Internet Access to all rooms, Free Continental Breakfast, Free local calls, Free Weekday Newspaper, Micro/Fridge, Hair Dryer, Coffee maker, seasonal outdoor pool, computer hook-ups, copy and fax service.