Monroe is the third-largest city in Northern Louisiana, largest city in Northeast Louisiana, and the parish seat of Ouachita Parish. It is also home to the University of Louisiana at Monroe and their sports team, the ULM Warhawks.
32.523356-92.1097531Sage Restaurant, 1301 N 19th St, ☏ +1 318-410-9400. Decently-priced, tasty meals, with a good wine selection and salad bar. (updated Mar 2016)
32.524773-92.1148462[dead link]Vieux Carré Market, 1623 N 18th St, ☏ +1 318-388-2228. Gourmet wines, cheeses, bread, fish and steaks. This place looks like a store from outside but has a dining area in back with excellent service and food. This is something really different in Monroe and a good place to stock up on special treats. (updated Mar 2016)
32.508761-92.158341Americas Best Value Inn, 310 Thomas Road (I-20 at Exit 114 North Thomas Rd), ☏ +1 318-325-5780. Check-in: 2:00pm, check-out: 11:00am. Air Conditioning, Restaurants Nearby, Smoking and Non-Smoking Rooms, Limited Pets, Outdoor Pool, Cable TV, Free Fax/Copy Service, Truck and Bus Park, Internet Access,Free Breakfast, microwaves and refrigerators, hair dryers, in-room coffee in all rooms (updated Mar 2016)