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Hotel Francis

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of Hotel Francis

Hotel Francis

2.0 star property
Lakefront hotel in St. Francisville with outdoor pool and restaurant

6.0/10 Good

580 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Gym
The price is $89
Price available on 2/10/2023
1 Lakeside Dr, St. Francisville, LA, 70775

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) - 30 min drive
  • Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport (MSY) - 107 min drive


  • Eight Sisters - 6 min walk
  • Al Aqaba - 6 min walk
  • Magnolia Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Audubon's Cafe - 11 min walk
  • Sonny's Pizza - 11 min walk

About this property

Hotel Francis

Enjoy your visit to St. Francisville with a stay at Hotel Francis. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at FREE SOUTHERN SUPPER, which serves dinner. A health club and a fitness center are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and breakfast.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 100 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (1 per room, up to 25 lbs per pet)*
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free daily reception

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities


  • Built in 1990
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Health club
  • An outdoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


FREE SOUTHERN SUPPER - This family restaurant serves dinner only.

Fees & policies


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per night


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. </p><p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site. </p><p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Magnuson Hotel St Francisville
Magnuson St Francisville
Hotel Francis St. Francisville
Hotel Francis Hotel
Hotel Francis St. Francisville
Hotel Francis Hotel St. Francisville

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Francis offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Francis does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Francis?
As of Feb 5, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Francis on Feb 10, 2023 start from $89, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Francis?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Francis?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Francis?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 25 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per night.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Francis?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Francis?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Francis and nearby?
Hotel Francis has an outdoor pool and a health club, as well as a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Francis?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, FREE SOUTHERN SUPPER. Nearby restaurants include Eight Sisters (6-min walk), Al Aqaba (6-min walk), and Magnolia Cafe (6-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Francis like?
Hotel Francis is a short 15-minute walk from Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site and 19 minutes' walk from Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Patrick, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

The first room they gave me was horrible.The floor was not vacuumed.The furniture was not dust.The bathroom needed to be cleaned over.Just nasty.So the next room she gave me was very horrible.The bathroom was flirty.I had one set of towels in my room microwave was dirty and the floor was not vacuumed.I paid $112.00 for a room and this is what I experienced.They need to clean that hotel up.People pay too much money to come to rooms like this.Someone needs to go behind the housekeepers after they cleaned rooms and inspected them. I was very disappointed with my stay for the money I spent.
Veronica, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

I’m hoping for some TLC
I’ve stayed here years ago and I’m sad to say the hotel is showing fatigue. It’s still nice for the most part but the rooms could be a bit cleaner. (We found a dog bone under our chair and behind the bathroom door was not mopped. Our bathroom counter was also falling.) However, the grounds are still nice, the staff is friendly, and the breakfast is delicious!! With a little TLC, it could still be a good place to stay. Maybe even just better maid service. I have hope that someone will make necessary adjustments and upgrades to maintain this property, so I’d probably stay again in a few years to see how the hotel stands the test of time.
Mystie, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ayescha, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

It was very old and rundown.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Dirty room, loud music in parking lot until midnight not managed by hotel staff. Bed lumpy and hard to sleep in
F Douglas, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Property is dated, staff freindly, room clean, nice selecyion at breakfast buffet
Mary, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Robert, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The driveway was full of pot holes, the telephone didn’t work and we kept having to get our key cards reprogrammed! The bathroom was dirty and the tv reception was horrible. We left a day early and they wouldn’t give us credit for it!
Thomas, 3-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

roy, 1-night trip
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