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. The rich, warm wood furnishings are accented by big stone fireplaces with cozy lounge seating.
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 just 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. What I do know is 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 my other Lake Charles posts for ideas on things to do, and you’ll find all the info you could possibly need at the visitlakecharles.org tourism website.