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Top hotel room: L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort

L'Auberge Deluxe Guestroom

Top hotel room: L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort

L'Auberge Deluxe Guestroom

L'Augerge Deluxe Guestroom. Photo courtesy L'Auberge Du Lac Casino Resort

L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort is a 26-story hotel in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and it was my headquarters for Mardi Gras 2010.

The hotel has a wonderfully contemporary yet rustic decor with massive fireplaces in the main lobby. There were dark woods with wrought-iron fixtures, but there wasn’t that feeling of a dark lodge. Instead, it was comfortable, a bit like an upscale ranch house. I loved that I could come and go in the hotel without ever having to go through the casino. It was convenient on the main level if I wanted to stop in and visit a slot machine, but I didn’t have to listen to ringing machines when I walked through the hotel lobby or shops.

My room was also comfortable. There was lush, white bedding, soothing colors, artwork in vibrant colors, and a river view. I fell in love with an awesome cow-print chair in the room. Not only was it fun, but it was a great place to sit and sort out all the fabulous beads I collected each day!

Jack Daniels Bar Grill

Jack Daniel's Bar & Grill. Photo courtesy L'Auberge Du Lac Casino Resort

L’Auberge du Lac has so much to offer, most of which I didn’t have a chance to enjoy because I found myself so busy with Mardi Gras in Lake Charles. However, I did take time for coffee at the coffee bar in the lobby, gelato at Desserts, a few drinks at Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill, a bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup from the Asian-fusion restaurant Asia.  Oh, yes, I did pick up a couple of very tacky but cute Mardi Gras-themed shot glasses from L’Sundries. Of course, I did take a couple of minutes to toss a few quarters into a slot machine in the casino, but my $5 didn’t go very far and I found my way back to Jack Daniel’s instead.

Although L’Auberge du Lac is a great hotel any time of the year, it’s perfect during the Mardi Gras festivities. You’ll have an awesome room to return to, with a nice soft pillow for your head, after a day of partying with the great folks in Lake Charles.

L'Auberge du Lac

L'Augerge du Lac Casino Resort. Photo courtesy L'Auberge Du Lac Casino Resort

L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort
777 Avenue L’Auberge
Lake Charles, LA 70601
337-395-7777
http://www.ldlcasino.com

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