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The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU

3848 W. Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wildwood, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed at the Cook Hotel for two nights taking my son to LSU. Staff was helpful and friendly at check in. With the room came a buffet breakfast right off the lobby. Room was exceptionally clean and top shelf. The beds had four pillows, pillow top on the mattress the bathroom was clean and rather nice. The room rate was... More 

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Jackie W, Back Office / Inside Sales Manager at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you for this 5 star review! While we promote all things LSU, we do cater to any and all guests who want to stay with us, in fact, we encourage it! We are so glad you found our rooms, staff, and amenities exceptional, and can only hope to exceed your expectations during your next stay. More 

Luling, Louisiana, USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This LSU exclusive hotel is in the heart of the LSU campus. We stayed in a suite and it was wonderful. Great LSU décor, down to the carpets! Full kitchen was nice. Room was beautiful with gold bathroom fixtures, two sinks and view of the lake. Beds were very comfy. Room was clean. The complementary breakfast was pretty good too.... More 

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Jackie W, Back Office / Inside Sales Manager at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU, responded to this review

Thank you so, so very much for this 5 star review! LSU is our home, and we want everyone to know it, and love it. We hope to see you in the future, come visit us again soon! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here while visiting our daughter who is attending LSU a number of times. It is run by the LSU Alumni Association. The rooms are a little small but furnished nicely, and they are kept very clean. The staff was always very friendly. The complimentary breakfast was good too. The exercise room is small but had nice new machines,... More 

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Jackie W, Back Office // Inside Sales Manager at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review! We love to be a home away from home for students' families, and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stays with us. We hope to see more of you in the future, and that each stay here at The Cook Hotel is better than the last! More 

Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This hotel is run by the LSU alumni association. We like it because it's conveniently on the edge of LSU's campus, and there are large 1BR suites with full kitchens for extended stays. Additionally, it's next to a large, attractive lake with a 4 mile trail around it, perfect for a walk or run when you'll see many people enjoying... More 

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Jackie W, Back Office / Inside Sales Manager at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU, responded to this review

Thank you Kathy! We do look forward to your stays with us in the future, and are thankful for your critiques. We are looking into what our possibilities are in the future to update our amenities, and our goal is to impress! Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and as always, please don't hesitate to let... More 

Lomira, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Came late because of bad weather on the flight - I had been told food would be available for delivery. Well, it's not the hotel's fault the weather in Atlanta was bad or the Wings restaurant driver was sick but they should not promise if they can't control. So I made rice in the microwave in my room - that... More 

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Jackie W, Back Office / Inside Sales Manager at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. While there were few places for late night grub the night you arrived, we do provide all sorts of snacks and meals right at our front desk, and would encourage you to take advantage of all we offer. We are also incredibly proud of the services and comfort... More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stayed here again for a convention because it is clean, updated and has everything you need for a comfortable stay in Baton Rouge. The hotel is a little hard to find because it sits on the beautiful LSU campus, but it is well worth it. The lounge serves buffet style breakfast and lunch that are catered and high quality.... More 

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Jackie W, Back Office / Inside Sales Manager at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU, responded to this review

We thank you so much for this 5 star review! We do strive to make our somewhat hidden location worth it, and are proud to hear you say that’s so. We look forward to having you as a guest many more times in the future! More 

Raleigh, NC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

It is a great location on a beautiful lake filled with Pelicans! Gift shop was all LSU!!! Breakfast was good and the front desk was very helpful in guiding us around town. Rooms were clean and very nice.

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Jackie W, Back Office / Inside Sales Manager at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to write this review, and are incredibly proud that we could make your stay enjoyable. When you come to visit the LSU, or Baton Rouge in general, we hope you choose to stay with us again! More 

Houston, Texas, Usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Situated near a lake across from the LSU Alumni Center, this hotel is within walking distance to the bookstore and the stadium. The staff is friendly and this well-maintained hotel includes good food and a gift shop filled with all kinds of LSU and La. Items. Staying at the Cook hotel allows a visitor to get a real taste of... More 

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Jackie W, Back Office / Inside Sales Manager at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We strive to exceed all expectations, and to provide exceptional service, as well as giving our guests a taste of that LSU spirit. We hope that you choose to stay with us once again when you visit Baton Rouge in the future! More 

Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Cook Hotel is within easy walking distance for all of your game day tailgating functions and return home post game (especially if you need to drown your sorrows). The "Deluxe" rooms are a bit on the cramped side, but they are a great respite from the notorious south Louisiana humidity. The suites are very generous with space and both... More 

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Jackie W, Back Office / Inside Sales Manager at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review of our hotel. We are incredibly proud of what we have to offer here, our team and our services, as well as a perfect location. We hope to see you at The Cook again in the future, whether it be for a football game or otherwise! More 

Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
41 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Not impressed and got a way better rate than posted and still felt robbed. Breakfast was not good. Fake eggs and such. Room was cramped with a bed and a Nitestand. Scenery is awesome and if you just need an expensive place to stay this is it! Would not stay on my own here!

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Jackie W, Back Office / Inside Sales Manager at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU, responded to this review

Matthew B, we apologize for your discomfort during your stay with us. Here at The Cook Hotel we pride ourselves on the comfort of our rooms, and encourage you to stay with us once again. Our breakfast is one of our most lauded amenities, and we hate to hear that you found it lacking. Please give us a second chance... More 

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