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A Tale of Two Men

The story behind the The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU evolved over nearly 10 years of friendship between former LSU Alumni Association President Dr. Charlie Roberts and then-ARCO Industries CEO, Mr. Lod Cook. The two met in 1984 when LSU alumni traveled to Los Angeles to support the Tigers in their highly anticipated football matchup with USC. Cook, who earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from LSU in 1950 and 1955 respectively, was a longtime LSU benefactor. He invited the group to dinner at the company’s headquarters – and a friendship was born. continued

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Contact Management or our Front Desk by telephone at 225.383.2665 / 1.866.610.COOK (2665).

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Latitude and Longitude

The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU is located on the eastern edge of campus adjacent to University Lake directly behind Lod Cook Alumni Center.


3848 West Lakeshore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone Number

225.383.COOK (2665)

Directions to Hotel

Exit Interstate I110 at Dalrymple Drive. Follow Dalrymple Drive for approximately 1 mile until you reach the International Cultural Center. Turn immediately left onto West Lakeshore Drive for approximately 1/4 mile until you reach the Lod Cook Alumni Center on the right. Turn right by the Alumni Center. The Cook Hotel is located immediately behind. Complimentary parking is available on both sides of the property.

Hotel Policies

Check-in time: 3:00 pm.
Check-out time: 11:00 am.
Pets not allowed.
Cancellation: 48 hours.
No charge for children under 13.

Guests must be 18 years or older unless accompanied by an adult.
Complimentary parking and wireless/wired internet.

Complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily.