That's actually where I usually stay! I love it there. It's not anything fancy, but the rooms are clean and there are two restaurants on site (McDonald's and Millie's) as well as a Pizza Hut inside the hotel. The staff are very friendly, the rooms are nicely kept, and the location is the biggest reason why I stay. It's right by the main entrance so I don't have to worry about a car rental. I didn't stay there my last visit and I regretted it. I was at the Holiday Inn and the rooms there don't compare, and neither does the location. You'll love it!
I know Blue Bayou is pricey, but I always try to make a reservation for one night while I'm there. The food is wonderful and you can't beat the ambience. I'd love to have a birthday there! You will need a reservation if you decide to dine there, they book up pretty quickly.