I was a distance learning student with LSU and had to travel to campus to take one last exam. I stayed here 3 nights. Check-in and Check-out were very easy. They serve a breakfast and a lunch. They give you paper slips for breakfast when you check in. Don't lose them. I forgot a couple of mornings and had to go back to my room just to get the slip to eat. I've never seen this method in a hotel before. The breakfast was very good compared to what you would get in your chain hotels. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, and grits were all prepared in their on-site kitchen. Coffee, juice and water were available to drink. They also had the usual hotel waffle-maker as well as milk and yogurt in a small refrigerator.
If you're allergic to feathers, make sure you check the pillows. I had 5 awesome feather pillows, but I'm allergic, so I had to call the desk to get synthetic. It took them some time to find a few for me, but eventually came though.
My stay included a Saturday night stay, which was not the best night. There were several younger students staying there as well. They returned late and they could be heard at all ends of my floor. Just a warning for you if you stay as finals are ending.
My professor did make the comment that they don't tend to use the conference center for their meetings because there are no restaurants and such near the hotel. This is true, it's on campus which makes getting to a campus location fairly easy, however, you'll have to drive a few minutes to get to attractions and food.
Overall I'd stay here again in the same situation (staying on campus to take an exam). If I was traveling to Baton Rouge for fun/vacation, I would probably stay elsewhere closer to food, attractions, or night-life.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cook Hotel offers 128 well-appointed Deluxe Guest Rooms and Luxury Suites featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic beds, luxurious triple sheeting with duvet comforters, complimentary in-room wireless and wired internet, dual-port chargers, flat screen televisions, on-demand entertainment and a tastefully selected LSU-themed decor. ... more less
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- Cook Hotel Baton Rouge