by Courtney Elko
This historic and newly renovated downtown hotel is less than 3 miles from Louisiana State University and is near the River Center Convention Center. A free shuttle will take guests to and from the airport and anywhere else you may want to go within 5 miles of the hotel. Families will love spending the afternoon at the large outdoor swimming which overlooks the Mississippi River and features a large sun deck with lounge chairs. The fitness center, with its cardio and weight machines, is also ideal for staying on top of workouts. The guestrooms and suites feature one king or two double beds, a mini-fridge and Mississippi River views. Additionally, the spacious suites feature complimentary bottled water, private floor access and complimentary continental breakfast Monday through Friday. Pets are welcomed at this Hilton and free Wi-Fi access is available as well. Cribs are available upon request. Check in is 3 p.m. and check out is at noon.
Our Editor Loves
- Pet friendly
- River Center Convention Center nearby
- Free shuttle
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Stayed at the Capital Center Hilton based on a coworker recommendation and enjoyed my stay very much. Elegant building and front lobby. Rooms on the old side of the hotel are good sized and have character. The bathrooms are a bit odd shaped and small, but as an older property, this can be the case. Rooms that face the river allow an interesting view of river barge work and some stunning sunsets. The hotel bar is usually busy and lively. The daily breakfast spread is large and includes made to order items. Glad to return here again.
Stayed at this hotel for two days and I left to go to Holiday Inn Express around the corner with 5 more days to go. The hotel itself is nice when you walk in, but once you get to your room it’s downhill from there. I stayed on the 8th floor. The door feels like a bank vault door, you can barely get it open and it slams shut with a huge bang, but you have to push it in to close it completely. The room was so disgustingly filthy I was In utter shock. There’s atrocious yellow paint peeling everywhere, the carpets are filthy, I could not take my shoes off, the bathroom is sticky and disgusting, the white bathtub has dark brown and yellow rust all over it. The room looks like a dirty motel room, not a Hilton room that I’m used to. The night staff is atrocious, beyond rude and unwelcoming. I asked a simple question and was met with a negative attitude for no reason. The pool area was beautiful, that’s the only nice part of this hotel. I saw a one star review a few below mine stating the same thing with the GM replying that he has addressed all of the reviewers concerns. That was 3 weeks ago. My room was in the exact same deplorable condition as the previous reviewer. It’s safe to say the GM only leaves responses to save face, while maintaining complete complacency. The rooms need full renovation, period. And if you can’t do that, at least show some respect to your guests and make sure the place is clean. When I got to the Holiday Inn a was able to breath a sigh of relief. The room is spotless, the bathroom looks clean and great, the decoration of the room is clean and nice, and the paint color is not a cigarette smoke stain yellow that’s peeling all over. I can walk on the carpet without my shoes, and the door is easy to open and close. The staff is also incredibly welcoming and kind. I will stay here from now on when I come to town for business every month. It’s also cheaper which is a plus!