The Hampton Inn and Suites Morgan City is conveniently located "right in the middle of everywhere" approximately 70 miles west of New Orleans; 60 miles south of Baton Rouge and 60 miles east of Lafayette on scenic Highway 90. Known worldwide for fishing; hunting and fine Cajun cuisine; Morgan City is the gateway to the Gulf of Mexico for the shrimping and oilfield industries. Whether you're here on business or leisure; the Hampton Inn and Suites Morgan City is your premier choice in lodging. Morgan City's newest hotel offering Free house breakfast buffet; Free High Speed Internet Access throughout hotel; Free Access to Onsite Fitness Room; and Friendliest Staff in the area. The Hampton Inn and Suites Morgan City is located just a short distance from the Port of Morgan City; Intracostal Waterway; and Petroleum Helicopters Heliport. For a little relaxation; the Amelia Belle Riverboat Casino is just a short drive away. The Annual Shrimp and Petroleum Festival is held every Labor Day weekend just blocks away in Downtown Morgan City. Join us in the fall for The Annual Power Boat Races at Lake Palourde. The Atchafalaya at Idlewild offers Louisiana’s most unique golf experience. Championship design surrounded by the wildlife and incredible beauty found only in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin. Dining around Morgan City offers a great variety of local cajun cuisines. Try boiled crabs at Wiggins Seafood and for a more elegant evening, have quite dinner at Café Jo Jo's. Take time for a stroll down Historic Downtown Morgan City and visit "Mr. Charlie" - The only place in the world where the general public can walk aboard an authentic offshore drilling rig. The renowned and historic drilling rig "Mr. Charlie" is the centerpiece of this unique facility as well as a training facility for the offshore oil industry. Visitors learn about the oil industry; past and present; the functions of the oil rig and tales about the industry's beginnings. Brownell Memorial Park & Carillon Tower is a 9.5 acre park in a natural setting next to lovely Lake Palourde (a Native American word meaning ("shellfish"). The 106 ft. tall carillon tower contains 61 bronze bells which were cast in Holland. Bells play two selections every 30 minutes. The park is a designated bird sanctuary and a must for naturalists and photography buffs. Sit back; relax and let Captain Jack at Cajun Jack's Swamp Tours serve as your guide to explore the untouched natural beauty of the Atchafalaya Basin. Learn about the Cajun culture of the swamplands-fur trapping, crabbing and crawfishing.