Econo Lodge hotels in Natchitoches, LAExperience quaint colonial surroundings at an Econo Lodge hotel in Natchitoches, LA. Natchitoches is Louisiana’s oldest town. It was founded in 1714 and was part of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. Natchitoches is named after the Indian tribe that originally inhabited the territory before the French came over. You can see Natchitoches’ colonial history come to life at the Fort St. Jean Baptiste Historic Site, a recreation of a French fort with reenactments by nearby Northwestern State University students. More recently Natchitoches became popular for being the quirky town where the movie Steel Magnolias was filmed. Are you looking for budget hotels in Natchitoches? Econo Lodge hotels have spacious rooms with a wealth of amenities to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers. Book a room at one of the Econo Lodge hotels in Natchitoches, LA to take advantage of our inviting accommodations, warm hospitality and attentive service during your stay. Book online now to guarantee your reservation.