I was lucky enough to celebrate Mardi Gras in Lake Charles, Louisiana this year as part of a media trip, and we stayed at what has to be one of the best hotels in Lake Charles — L’Auberge Casino Resort. It has everything one could possibly want and more.
What looks like a castle on the outside is modern rustic on the inside… Texas Hill Country, to be exact. Big stone fireplaces with cozy lounge seating accent the rich, warm wood furnishings.
L’Auberge has 1000 rooms, including luxury suites and private villas. Since I’m hardly a high-roller, I enjoyed a standard guest room, which was absolutely lovely with an ultra plush and comfy pillow-top bed. Dreamy!
Hungry? There are multiple dining options at L’Auberge, including Favorites Southern Kitchen where I savored this delightful breakfast parfait.
If you love fine dining, try Ember Grille & Wine Bar where the chef is doing amazing things with food and flavor.
The newest addition to the L’Auberge family is The L-Bar, where I sipped a specialty cocktail called “Bite Your Tongue”. Ask the bartender about the rosemary cocktail too… it smells heavenly!
And for those in-between meal must-haves, the 24-hour Modern Pantry is a life-saver. Try the gelato!
Forget something at home or feel like shopping? L’Auberge has you covered there too with a nice selection of boutiques and beyond.
Shops and restaurants line the perimeter of the casino, so guests can always find what they need.
Oh, and did I mention there’s an amazing spa? And pool and lazy river? My room had a view of everything and although I never made it down there, it certainly looked incredible!
I know I’m forgetting some key elements to the property, like the golf course and the casino. I never visited either one, and that’s the thing… there’s so much to do in the resort, you may or may not do everything. I know that you’ll enjoy impeccable service and true southern hospitality at L’Auberge — it’s an amazing place!
For details or to book a stay, visit the L’Auberge website. Check out the visitlakecharles.org tourism website for more info on the area.
Comments & Reviews
Neely Moldovan says
The food looks unreal! I would probably gain a million lbs LOL
Robin Rue says
Same here, but it’s totally worth it, right?
Robin Rue says
That sounds like a fun place for a little getaway! My husband and I would love to plan a stay there.
This place looks awesome! I would love to check out the food and the lazy river! That food looks SOOO yum!!!
What a gorgeous resort! That pool and spa area! Dying. I visited Louisiana years ago and have been wanting to go back!
Neha Saini says
Stayed one night at this casino. We received a complimentary upgrade to a suite due to a minor maintenance issue with our room. Extremely friendly staff. 🙂
maria closeothome says
I have never stayed at a casino like that before. that looks like a great place to relax and spend a few quarters too.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Oh wow! I’d love a getaway to Lauberge with my husband It looks like so much fun and so relaxing, as well.
What a beautiful hotel. The food looks amazing as well.
Colleen Lanin says
Oh fun! I’d love to stay at L’Auberge with my husband. I think it would be such a romantic getaway for the both of us.
Jen Rattie says
Holy. Moly. If I ever get the chance to go there, I might not ever come back. It is seriously awesome. I could go for a solid week there.
What a gorgeous resort and casino to stay in. Loving the decor, the bed and oh my the food! What a great way to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of daily work life!
Jeni Hawkins says
That’s not too far from me! I absolutely have to go now. And that food – OMG seriously? *drool*
Roger D Willis says
I lived in Louisiana back in 1991, and visited Lake Charles. This hotel looks amazing inside and out!
That hotel was fantastic looking a modern castle is right. The food looks to be special as well. I could go just for the shops and the pool.
Pam Wattenbarger says
The pool and lazy river look amazing. I would spend all of my time there if I visited L’Auberge.
Amy Desrosiers says
I hate to gamble, but can I live there? Seriously, that pool, the fireplace, the food…holy WOW!
KIm Croisant says
Oh great, another cool place to stay and play next time my mom and I head that way for a little bit of gambling!!.
This looks like my kind of place. I could probably spend a whole week there and still not take it all in, but I’d certainly try to!
This place looks wonderful. I think I want that parfait in my life right now.
E. Smith says
The rooms and the food look incredible! What a beautiful layout and luxurious place to stay.
The L’Auberge Casino Resort looks like a fantastic place for a getaway. I will have to see if I can plan a trip to go soon.
Lisa Favre says
Everything about this resort is extravagant! Looks so classy and seems like it offers quite the dining experience as well.
I bet guests feel like a million bucks when staying at L’Auberge Casino Resort. Everything looks so classy and upscale!
Dawn McAlexander says
This place looks totally amazing. That fireplace looks so good! I would love to visit Louisiana some day. I like what I am seeing from it so far.
Janis @MommyBlogExpert says
That delicious and colorful food looks like it’s worth the trip alone to stay at Lauberge Casino Resort. Looks like they have so many different choices it would be hard to decide what to eat.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This looks like the perfect resort to stay while in the area! Their food and rooms are amazing! Would love to check them out next time we visit Lake Charles!
Our Family World says
What a luxurious looking hotel! I will have to remember this if we get to travel down to Louisiana. You got the best view. If I were there, I’d spend my time in the spa, pool and lazy river!
Oh wow! I wish I could visit this place one day! This hotel looks fantastic!!
Seattle Travel Blogger says
This certainly looks like a fun place.
I really like your pictures.
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says
The L’Auberge Casino Resort looks like an amazing place to stay. My husband and I are planning our family summer trip right now, and your post make me wanna go already!
Amanda Love says
This place is gorgeous and it’s the best way to spend a weekend of relaxation and getting rid of stress! I love how spacious that bed is! And the food looks amazing as well.
What a great spot! I will have to put this on my list next time we head down there!
Adrianne Betz says
Wow, that is one fancy place to visit. I wouldn’t mind hitting that up for my birthday 😉
Alessandra Lim says
The pool and lazy river of the L’Auberge Casino and Resort is calling my name! I would stay there from sun up to sun down, just enjoying the nice sunny weather. My husband can go ahead and stay in the casino all he wants. I will be by the pool, with a refreshing drink in hand. 🙂
Marissa Zurfluh says
Stunning! Makes me want to go to Mardi Gras one year!
Shannon Gurnee says
I’ve never heard of this place before, but it sounds like a great place to visit! I would love to check it out someday!
noelle d says
We were in New Orleans for MARDI GRAS THIS YEAR…
#SOCLOSE , yet so far. lol