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The Capital Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas

With palatial accommodations steeped in Southern tradition, the Capital Hotel has earned its renown as "the front porch of Little Rock." Its grand opening in 1870 was indeed grand, with the first electric light fixture installed in a hotel in the South and an elevator massive enough to carry a horse. Since then, this Arkansas institution, a Preferred Boutique property, part of the Preferred Hotel Group, has served as both a welcome respite with luxurious rooms and delectable cuisine and a doorway to the illustrious historic monuments and dynamic contemporary culture of the region for business and leisure travelers alike. Ninety-four lavish rooms, including 15 semi-suites and four suites, envelope guests with designer linens, free Wi-Fi and, from most windows, expansive views of downtown Little Rock. Dine on-site in the elegant Ashley's restaurant or socialize with the city's movers and shakers at the Capital Bar and Grill. Both feature Chef Lee Richardson's "New Americana Cuisine," menus handcrafted from local and seasonal ingredients with cutting-edge techniques.

Just steps from key business venues, including the Statehouse Convention Center, and vital local landmarks, such as the Clinton Library, the Arkansas Arts Center and the Historic Arkansas Museum, The Capital is a hub for visitors seeking the ultimate Little Rock experience. Posh boutiques and eclectic eateries can be found just outside the door, and River Market, the city's vibrant entertainment destination, is a pleasant walk down Markham Street. Visit the Downtown Fitness Center right across the street from The Capital for a rejuvenating workout—admission is complimentary to hotel patrons. Active guests will also find plenty of adventure in the outdoors, from golf and tennis to hiking, fishing, hunting and kayaking - the concierge at The Capital will be happy to arrange half- to full-day excursions. Whether business or pleasure brings you to the city, the "Grand Dame" of downtown Little Rock is a "capital" headquarters for your stay.

Location of The Capital Hotel

The Capital Hotel
111 West Markham Street
Little Rock, Arkansas

Nearest Airport: LIT

Amenities for The Capital Hotel

  • General Information
  • 94 Guest Rooms and Suites
  • Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room Service
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Wine Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • WiFi
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Radio & CD Players
  • Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
  • Work Desks
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Nightlife
  • Parks
  • Theatres
  • Public Transportation
  • Market
  • Convention Center

Reviews for The Capital Hotel

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

I stayed 2 nights on a business trip. Everthing is excellence. Nice traditional lobby, large rooms with high ceilings and nice furniture, top of the class beds, quality products and plush towels in the bedroom, very friendly and efficient staff. If I return to Litle Rock the Capital Hotel will undoubtly be my first choice

SergBB - Ciboure, France

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

My tour company brought a group to The Capital Hotel on our annual Luxury Mystery Tour. They have done an outstanding job of keeping the historic character of the hotel while providing the modern amenities of a luxury hotel. The staff was great to work with from reservations to arrival and catering. I highly recommend this as the place to stay in Little Rock.

DDT17 - Lula, Georgia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

This hotel is very nice. Not a mega complex, but one with character and charm. The rooms are very generous is size with excellent restrooms. My room had a very large soaking tub and a large shower with two sinks. The room itself had a nice sitting area next to the king sized bed. The hotel is located within walking distance of several restaurants, but also has 2 of its own. Very clean and handsome hotel. Worth a visit.

Jimtravels4fun - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

My mother and I stayed one night on a whim as we were tired of driving. Everything described about this marvelous place is true, and pictures do not do it justice. It is by turns opulent and grand and understated and elegant. We stayed in the queen superior room and loved the high ceilings, crystal lighting, sumptuous draperies, Frette linens and Molton Brown products, along with plush robes and slippers. Turndown service was nice and the room was immaculate. The value for received services and product is amazing. I plan to return to Little Rock for the express purpose of relaxing and being pampered at this property.

storimay - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time we ate here in several years. The interior is modernized and nicely decorated. All staff were friendly, prompt, and professional. We had reservations and the dining area was full. The brunch choices we made were the omelette and cheese corn grits, eggs benedict, eggs/toast/sausage, and “dirty” Gouda Mac-cheese/fried chicken/collard greens....each choice was delicious, originally plated, warm, and ample. We thoroughly enjoyed the leisurely meal. The hotel is still beautiful. Valet service is excellent.

Cathleen S - Searcy, AR, United States

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