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Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

  • 201 Lafayette St. Map It
  • Baton Rouge
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  • Spectacular view of the river
  • Near all the downtown sites


  • Generic businesslike surroundings
  • Can get crowded when conventions are in town

Updated 04/10/2014

Fodor's Review

A fitness center, a full-service spa, and many other amenities make this historic riverside landmark a popular choice for business people and conventioneers. The former Heidelberg Hotel, in downtown less than a mile from the capitol and adjacent to the Shaw Performing Arts Center, was central to Louisiana's colorful political history. It once served briefly as an impromptu seat of government for Huey Long's would-be successor, Paul Cyr, when Long refused to turn over the governorship after his election to the U.S. Senate, and Long himself kept a suite of rooms here, as did his brother Earl. After a long period of disuse, the hotel underwent major renovations and was joined with the Capitol House into the modern hotel it is today.

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201 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70801, United States

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Hotel Details:

  • 290 rooms, 8 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 04/10/2014

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