seafood entree at Ember, L'Auberge Lake Charles. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

Relaxed Luxury at L’Auberge Lake Charles

Relaxed Luxury at L’Auberge Lake Charles

We stayed at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana during the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras celebrations and loved the relaxed luxury vibe. The property is cool, fun, and still has a new resort feel, as it completed a renovation in November 2015.

L’Auberge Lake Charles earns a AAA Four Diamond designation with their luxury accommodations and a casino, spa, pool, 7 eateries, beach, boat dock, golf course, and so much more. I will tell you about a couple of surprises, McCool Travel style of course, so read on.

L'Auberge Lake Charles. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana

L’Auberge Lake Charles: Location

Lake Charles is close to the midpoint between Houston and Baton Rouge and also about half way between Beaumont and Lafayette. The L’Auberge Lake Charles resort is located on Bayou Contraband connecting to Prien Lake and Lake Charles, about 5 minutes from I-10. There is also a L’Auberge resort in Baton Rouge.

L’Auberge Lake Charles: Amenities

The resort offers complimentary self and valet parking. The fitness Center is free for hotel guests. The pool and lazy river operate from 8am to 8pm.

Experience relaxed luxury at the Spa Du Lac at L’Auberge Lake Charles. A perfect place to relax after a casino session (hope you are in the black), a round of golf, or exploring the amazing Lake Charles food scene. In addition to having a full range of spa and salon services, they offer a gentlemen’s de-stressing facial. I want to return to L’Auberge Lake Charles just to experience that!

spa du lac at L'Auberge Lake Charles. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

Spa Du Lac at L’Auberge Casino Lake Charles

McCool Travel Tip: Look for specials like Massage and Lodge, Bed and Breakfast, and offseason rates.

L’Auberge Lake Charles guarantees the best rate on their website so if you see a lower rate elsewhere ask them to match that. AAA / AARP member rates are discounted 10% but offers and promos may be better (20% right now). If you are a high roller, check current promotions for potential deals.

L’Auberge Lake Charles: The Grounds

Even though this is a casino resort, I found so much fun to do that I did not even step inside the gaming area. I saw the casino floor and many people in it, though, so I know it is there.

I did visit the beach, spa (just the hot tub and steam room), pool area, the adult pool area hot tub (hotter than the spa version), and fitness center. Since my visit was in February, the beach and pool areas were pretty empty. One cool sight was seeing hundreds of burnt playing cards in the beach fire pit.

beach at L'Auberge Lake Charles. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

beach at L’Auberge Lake Charles. Photo by Julie McCool, FuninFairfaxVA.com

beach at L'Auberge Lake Charles. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

beach at L’Auberge Lake Charles

During the summer, the live music 1,400 seat venue draws major musical acts. Another entertainment option is the Jack Daniels Bar & Grill with 165 seats.

Touloulou’s is an outdoor, fun, family-friendly party space, serving resort guests as well as public arriving mostly by boats.

Touloulou's at L'Auberge Lake Charles. Article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

Touloulou’s at L’Auberge in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Shopping is a highlight here, with some upscale retail shops. Visitors earn mycash points for money spent on stays, dining, activities, and more at this and several other family properties, which can then be redeemed for merchandise on the online portal.

For the ultimate golfing experience, try the Contraband Bayou Golf Club listed as a top 100 course by Golf Digest and on the America’s Best list by Golfweek. Discounted rates for hotel guests before 2pm.

L’Auberge Lake Charles: The Rooms

My L’Auberge room had a really comfortable bed and amazing pillows. When I mentioned to a manager how comfortable the pillows are, she said that they sell them. I did not pursue the matter further (I should have!) but check the shopping portal (mentioned above).

L'Auberge Lake Charles room. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

room at L’Auberge Lake Charles in Lake Charles, Louisiana

L'Auberge Lake Charles bathroom supplies. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

elegant bathroom supplies at L’Auberge Lake Charles

L'Auberge Lake Charles room view. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

view from a L’auberge room

L’Auberge Lake Charles: Dining

You already know that L’Auberge Lake Charles has 7 eateries so you will find somewhere to eat to match your mood. Even if your mood changes a couple of times a day, like mine does.

Ember is an upscale grill and wine bar; their ribeye tomahawk is remarkable. I do not include a photo of it, because I can not adequately represent its magnificence. Here are, however, other photos of some incredible food.

crabcake at Ember, L'Auberge Lake Charles. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

crabcake, Ember, L’Auberge Lake Charles

seafood entree at Ember, L'Auberge Lake Charles. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

seafood entree at Ember, L’Auberge Lake Charles

Favorite’s Southern Kitchen serves regional cuisine, including an amazing Southern chicken and waffles for breakfast.

Chicken and Waffles entree at Favorite's Southern Kitchen, L'Auberge Lake Charles. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

Southern Chicken and Waffles, Favorite’s Southern Kitchen, L’Auberge Lake Charles

Modern Pantry offers gourmet grab and go items. Look for dining specials like Sip and Savor—on Tuesdays all wine bottles under $100 at Ember are half price.

L’Auberge Lake Charles, Louisiana: Contact Info

Address: 777 Avenue L’Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601

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We were hosted guests of Lake Charles Southwest Louisiana CVB but this content is carefully crafted with the McCool Travel audience in mind.

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5 Responses to “Relaxed Luxury at L’Auberge Lake Charles”

  1. Duke Stewart August 9, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

    Wow. That place looks pretty sweet! I’m certainly into nice views and great food and this checks off those two boxes. Those rooms look pretty sweet, too. Thanks for sharing, Charles! Can’t wait to get to this awesome part of the world again someday.

  2. Marcelle August 9, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

    Great to relax at L’Auberge Lake Charles. I’d love to chill at such a luxury place for a while and the food, mmmmh …!

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