Hotels Near Lousiana State University in Baton Rouge

by Laura Latzko

Visitors attending sports events or visiting museums at Louisiana State University can find hotels within a short drive of the university, which is the flagship campus of the Louisiana State University system. Hotels close to the university sit near other major attractions, such as Audubon Golf Trail golf courses, the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge’s zoo or the city’s swamp nature center. Many hotels near LSU have family-friendly amenities, such as seasonal outdoor swimming pools, restaurants with children’s food options or suites with sleeper sofas.

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Radisson Baton Rouge Hotel and Conference Center

Located about 1 1/2 miles from Louisiana State University, the Radisson Baton Rouge Hotel and Conference Center sits close to Tiger Stadium, the home of the Louisiana State Tigers football team. At the hotel, people can sunbathe on the pool’s patio. Guests can also relax inside a sauna, located in the hotel’s fitness center. The hotel has a bistro-style restaurant with vegetarian and Cajun-style foods. Different types of restaurants, including Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant and P.F. Changs, sit within walking distance of the hotel. Many suites at the hotel have mini bars and refrigerators for storage of alcoholic beverages, bottled water, sodas or food items. Some suites have hot tubs for couples on romantic getaways.

Courtyard Baton Rouge Acadian Center

The Courtyard Baton Rouge Acadian Center, about 2 1/2 miles from LSU, is close to the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. The hotel is also within walking distance of Outback Steakhouse and the Acme Oyster House. At the hotel, guests can grab hot meals or drinks at an on-site Starbucks or an American-style bistro restaurant with salads and sandwiches. The facility has a touch-screen device for guests who want to get directions to a destination, read about local news or find out the day’s weather. The hotel offers an outdoor patio area with a sofa for couples, and the hotel's fitness center is open 24 hours a day. Suites at the hotel feature living rooms equipped with work desks, refrigerators and sofa beds.

Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel

The Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel sits about three miles from Louisiana State University. History buffs staying at the hotel can walk to the site of the destroyer USS Kidd from World War II. For adults, the hotel has an on-site casino with games such as roulette, Texas Hold ‘Em poker and craps. The hotel hosts weekly blackjack and poker tournaments on Wednesday and Sunday nights. Guests have a choice of eating at a seafood restaurant with Mississippi River views, a snack shop with hot and cold sandwiches or a cafe-style restaurant with live musical acts on the weekends. From most rooms at the hotel, people have views of the Mississippi River or the Baton Rouge skyline.

Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge

For international guests, the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge hotel has staff members who are fluent in Spanish, Arabic, French or German. People staying on the hotel's executive level have access to complimentary alcoholic beverages, hors d’oeuvres and cookies. Some suites on the hotel’s executive level feature glass dining room tables, 42-inch LCD TVs and wooden dressers. The facility’s outdoor swimming pool is open 24 hours a day, and the hotel’s health club offers massage treatments. The hotel's restaurant serves fish and pasta dishes, and its lounge features live piano music on Friday nights. The Crowne Plaza is within a short walk of Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The hotel is located about 3 1/2 miles from LSU, home to the university’s natural history and art museums.

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