Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
Why We Love This Hotel
- A historic property built in 1927 and briefly served as the Capitol
- Rated AAA 4-Diamond, the hotel was fully renovated about a decade ago but still feels very new & fresh
- A favorite of Louisiana lawmaker Huey Long; JFK stayed here too
- There's an outdoor pool with river views and a complimentary shuttle takes you around town
Originally built in 1927 as the Heidelberg Hotel, this property near the State Capitol has played host to numerous dignitaries including John F. Kennedy and Fidel Castro; Huey P. Long kept a favorite suite on the seventh floor. A $70 million renovation brought this building into the modern day, when it was revived as the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.
This AAA 4-Diamond art deco destination is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but modern touches keep it comfortable. Rooms feature plush bedding and free Wi-Fi, and there's a complimentary shuttle that will take you anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel.
The on-site restaurant, Kingfish Grill, serves up Southern-style fine dining with steaks, seafood, or Cajun/Creole dishes like blackened redfish and shrimp and grits. Sip an Abita beer (made in Louisiana's Abita Springs) at the Kingfish Lounge before dinner, open until 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, work out in the fitness center or take a dip in the outdoor pool.