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The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU
Ranked #20 of 77 Hotels in Baton Rouge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 10, 2005

Stayed here on the July 4th holiday...very pleasant surprise.

Rooms: We were in a one room suite - similar in layout to an embassy suites room. Slightly larger than I expected. Very well kept & appointed, had a new, almost elegant feel. Lots of LSU memorabilia. Good kitchen & fridge.

Hotel: Five story hotel, again - clean, new, very well managed. Breakfast buffet was good - nice dining room and large TVs. Shaquille O'Neal pool was a little small - not sure Shaq himself could stretch out in it.

Location: Right in the middle of the LSU campus, which is just a couple of miles south of downtown. Nice quiet location, at least in the summer. Would be the ideal place to stay during football season. Only potential drawback is that you'll need a car - no restaurants or bars in the hotel or the vicinity (except for breakfast).

Overall - excellent alternative to large chain hotels. Highly recommended-

  • Stayed: July 2005
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Miami, FL
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Reviewed January 18, 2005

Incredible! I had no idea this place existed. It's tucked away on the beautiful campus of LSU and it's magnificent. It's refreshing to get away from the corporate feel of most run-of-the-mill hotels. I will be back!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
14
Reviewed May 27, 2004

What a find! The hotel and staff were incredible.

The complimentary breakfast was much more than I expected...homemade waffles, eggs, ham...what more can you ask for. I also enjoyed lunch there on a couple of days (the chicken marsala is fantastic).

I am so glad that the hotel (located on the campus of LSU) is open to the public. Now, when I visit my daughter, I will ALWAYS stay there.

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Baton Rouge, LA
11
Reviewed August 6, 2003

Great place to stay. Rooms are new and clean, staff was friendly and helpful.

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New Orleans, LA
12
Reviewed July 16, 2003

My wife and I needed a break from reality and New Orleans, so we drove up to BR and spent a wonderful night in the suite. Very comfortable, HUGE rooms and the next morning we spent in the hot tub and pool, capping off an extremely peaceful nights rest. a++++++++++++

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Austin, TX
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Reviewed July 15, 2003

The hotel at the Cook Conference Center is great! We got one of the suites, and it was awesome! The bathroom is quite large, and the decor for the rooms is tastefully done. The staff is extremely friendly, and the location is conveniently located in the center of town. It's across the street from a lake and located on the outskirts of the LSU campus, so you don't get that typical "hotel in the middle of a bunch of other hotels" feeling.

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City, State
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Reviewed July 15, 2003

My family and I stayed over night a few times at Cook Conf. Ctr. Each night we stayed, we had unbelivable service and hospitality, from check in at the front desk to check out on the TV. The rooms have always been clean and comfortable. The breakfast itself is worth the stay! Although the pool looks very nice we have yet to step foot in the beautiful blue water. If I had to suggest a hotel to anyone staying in Baton Rouge, This hotel placed on University Lakes is the one!

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Additional Information about The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU

Address: 3848 W Lakeshore Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4600
Location: United States > Louisiana > Baton Rouge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Baton Rouge
Price Range: $149 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU 3*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 Breakfast is included with additional a la carte breakfast options available. ... more   less 
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