Several weeks ago, I visited Lake Charles, Louisiana, a warm and inviting Cajun city located in Southwest Louisiana. The conference I attended was hosted at L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles, a bustling resort that offers much more than gaming. As part of the conference, I spent three nights at the resort, and was pleasantly surprised. Although I’m not a gamer, there were lots of other things to love about the resort.
The 26-story, 1,000 room L’Auberge Casino Resort offers 1000 hotel rooms, including 147 suites. Guests have their choice of various room types, including pool-view rooms. My room did face the pool, but was 14 stories up and was surprisingly quiet during the day. The pool closes at dusk, although on some nights the hotel hosts pool-side concerts. I did hear music from the concert, but it was over by 10pm.
Rooms offer coffee makers, complimentary WiFi, turndown service, along with the usual amenities. Housekeeping was especially efficient – my room was always cleaned as soon as I left for the conference. I found everything about the room to be comfortable – from the mattress to the shower. In addition, staff members during my stay were very friendly. At one point, I locked myself out of my room, and the front desk clerk remembered me from my check in the day before. I found it impressive, especially for a 1,000 room hotel.
Despite the 70,000 square foot casino, L’Auberge Casino Resort is very kid-friendly. Children will especially love the expansive pool area, featuring a fabulous lazy river, as well as a few pools. For the adults in the group, there’s also a swim-up bar right at the entrance of the lazy river. Chairs and towels are provided for guests, but pool chairs were hard to come by when I was there. If you are planning on spending the day at the pool area, cabana rentals are available for an additional fee. Beyond the pool area is a small beach on the lake.
L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles offers eight on-site restaurants. I was only able to visit two of the restaurants during my stay, but there are lots of options, including a steakhouse, Asian restaurant, buffet, and deck bar. The resort also offers several shopping locations as well as a golf course and full-service spa.
L’Auberge Lake Charles also offers many entertainment options throughout the year. During my stay, an 80s cover band performed at one of the popular pool-side shows. National acts also perform there – there’s a full entertainment schedule on their website.
My stay at L’Auberge Casino Resort was complimentary as part of the conference I attended.