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Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

  • 201 Lafayette St. Map It
  • Baton Rouge
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Pros

  • Spectacular view of the river
  • Near all the downtown sites

Cons

  • Generic businesslike surroundings
  • Can get crowded when during conventions

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

A fitness center and many other amenities make this historic riverside landmark a popular choice for business people and conventioneers. The former Heidelberg Hotel, downtown and 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 the 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.

Hotel Information

Address:

201 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70801, USA

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Phone:

225-344–5866

Hotel Details:

  • 290 rooms, 8 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 07/24/2015

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