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Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center


At a Glance


  • spectacular view of the river
  • near all the downtown sites


  • can get crowded when conventions are in town

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center Review

The former Heidelberg Hotel is along the river in downtown Baton Rouge, less than a mile from the capitol and adjacent to the Shaw Performing Arts Center. A fitness center, a full-service spa, and other amenities sweeten the deal. The Heidelberg was central to Louisiana's colorful political history, once serving 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. 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 Details

  • 290 rooms, 8 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 05-07-2013

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