Welcome Message

Welcome to LSU Hotels! Our goal is to provide the best options for your hotel stay in the beautiful areas of Baton Rouge, LA! Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, we strive to provide exceptional service from the start of our secure online reservation system to the last night of your hotel stay! Our top-rated hotels ensure a comfortable atmosphere, and are often located near popular attractions, shopping centers, and local night-life activities! Whatever your visit to Baton Rouge entails, we're sure you'll find our informative Baton Rouge Guide and hotel booking options useful!

LSU Hotel Map

LSU Hotel Listings

Staybridge Suites Baton Rouge
Radisson Hotel Baton Rouge
Courtyard Baton Rouge
La Quinta Inn Baton Rouge
Belle of Baton Rouge
Comfort Suites University
Crowne Plaza Executive Center
Holiday Inn College Drive
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
Embassy Suites Baton Rouge
Comfort Inn Baton Rouge
Marriott Baton Rouge
Doubletree by Hilton Baton Rouge
Chase Suite Hotel Baton Rouge
Best Western Richmond Suites Hotel
Extended Stay America Baton Rouge
Drury Inn & Suites Baton Rouge
Super 8 Port Allen Baton Rouge
Towneplace Suites Baton Rouge
...more hotels

About LSU

The Louisiana State University is officially known as the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. Locals refer to this university simply as the Louisiana State University or LSU. This university was established in 1860 and continues to uphold a rich history that is full of a proud heritage and well-established roots in the state of Louisiana. This particular establishment is considered a flagship state university.

The institution is located south of the downtown portion of Baton Rouge. Students currently enjoy a campus that is spread over approximately 2,000 acres. Most of the buildings were actually built between 1925 and 1940. The campus is located on a plateau on the banks of the famous Mississippi River. Currently, the school is proud to offer its students a selection of 250 buildings. The current campus that is in use was designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm of Brooklyn that is located in Massachusetts. The Louisiana State University originally decided to move its campus to its current location in 1921.

Budgetary constraints forced state officials to call back on the original architectural plans of the current university. It is unknown why the Olmsted Brothers firm decided to abandon the project and not complete the original university plans. Eventually the plans were then given to a famous architect by the name of Theodore Link. This architect was famous for his completion of the Union Station in St. Louis. Unfortunately, Link actually died in 1923 without completing the university's campus. Eventually the school was finally completed as Wogan and Bernard took over the completion that was first initiated by Link before his death.

The first building that was constructed is the current Swine Palace. Today this building is a nonprofit theater company that is directly related to the Louisiana State Department of Theatre.