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The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU

3848 W Lakeshore Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4600
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#18 of 81 hotels in Baton Rouge
The Cook Hotel offers 129 well-appointed Deluxe Guest Rooms, Studio Kings, Luxury Suites, Signature Suites, and the Cook Executive Suite. The hotel was renovated in Spring 2017 and features plush Sealy Posturepedic beds, luxurious triple sheeting with duvet comforters, complimentary in-room wireless and wired internet (fiber based), multiple USB chargers, flat screen televisions with 200+ channels of digital HDTV, and a tastefully selected LSU-themed decor. Complimentary Buffet Breakfast is included with additional a la carte breakfast options available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Kids stay free
Electric vehicle charging station
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Raquetball offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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ResqPAC wrote a review Apr 2021
NC117 contributions22 helpful votes
We typically try to take advantage of “on campus” hotels when we travel. This was the class last week for a stop in Baton Rouge on our way through town. Clean and comfy with a better room rate than most chain hotels (for a bigger and more spacious room). Solid breakfast too given many places are grab and go only. Money and time well spent
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
mermar wrote a review Jan 2021
Houston, Texas1 contribution
The room we booked included a breakfast in the morning. Breakfast was supposed to be served between 6:30/9:30. My husband woke up early and had his breakfast around 8 am. They did not have any COVID protocols at all. Utensils were all together in a box. The food was poor and cold. When I woke up, around 9 I rushed to go down, arrived 9:15 am to have my breakfast. The place was closed already. It was a man, very rude, who told me that there was not more food. I asked for at least a cup of coffee. He took me out the place and put a dispenser of coffee in the lobby. I grabbed a cup, but the dispenser was empty, No coffee. We paid $180 for the night with breakfast and received this Terrible Service. No manager, Nobody care about us. And the room was small and outdated. Definitely a place to NOT go.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Do not go to this hotel
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fergus r wrote a review Jun 2020
Hillsborough, North Carolina147 contributions72 helpful votes
We stayed at the Cook Hotel in June 2020. The students were out and COVID 19 was still prevalent. We were visiting our son and thought we'd try a pricier hotel. We had the cheaper 2 bed. The room was small but well decorated but it felt out of date by 4-6 years. The bathroom looked dated. We had problems getting the Wi-Fi to work and my wife had to use her ethernet connection in the end to work which meant she couldn't use the desk. We're not LSU alumni so the decor of replica trophies in the lobby was strange. We were told a cooked breakfast was available but apparently not on Friday when we were given a boxed breakfast. We checked out early on Saturday and apparently the boxed breakfast was no longer available but the cooked one was if we were willing to wait a few hours. Lot of parking and you're on campus. Probably will try another hotel next time.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: Choose a larger room
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billnisen wrote a review Feb 2020
Lebanon, New Hampshire5 contributions10 helpful votes
The Cook Hotel and Conference Center is a delight when visiting the LSU campus. Just the right size with great suites available at reasonable (conference rate) prices. The property needed a little TLC during my stay, but my room was large, clean and well appointed.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: If you are a LSU Tiger alum or fan, staying at this hotel is a must.
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Response from John Grubb, General Manager at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Thank you for your comments. We begin the exterior refurbishment in just two weeks in fact and are looking forward to all that will bring. I hope you will return and check us out this Fall when it is complete!
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Phyllis V wrote a review Dec 2019
Rochester, Massachusetts28 contributions10 helpful votes
While visiting family in Baton Rouge, my husband and I stayed four nights at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU. The young woman at the front desk made a wonderful first impression with her warm greeting and professional manner. We rented a suite that had a bedroom separated from the kitchen and living room areas. This was great for us since my husband is a very early riser, and he was able to get up in the morning and without disturbing me. The room was meticulously clean with high quality towels and bed linens. The room rate included a breakfast, which we felt was mediocre at best. The food tended to be cold, and the choice of bread items to toast was very limited (no bagels or English muffins). On the positive side, there was a good selection of pastries, and there were waffle makers available which made excellent waffles (although the waffle irons looked like they could have used a good cleaning). Overall, my husband and I agree we would stay at The Cook Hotel again for its great location and exceptionally clean rooms.
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Date of stay: December 2019
$145 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU
Which popular attractions are close to The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU?
Nearby attractions include Louisiana State University (0.5 miles), University Lake (0.05 miles), and Saint Alban's Chapel (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free instant coffee, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Chimes Restaurant & Tap Room, Louie's Cafe, and Raising Cane's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Louisiana's Old State Capitol (2.6 miles), The Old Governor's Mansion (2.5 miles), and Magnolia Mound Plantation (1.3 miles).
Is The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.