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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
72201
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 2 days ago

Celebrating our 32nd wedding anniversary this weekend. Lion King the musical was in town. We travel often and have been to very nice places but we both agree this may have been the best stay ever. The staff is sincerely incredible and all seem to genuinely enjoy their jobs and do it to the best of their ability. We were treated to a complimentary car ride to off site dinner. Our special dinner at One Eleven Friday night was delicious! We had the chef tasting menu and that was a treat. This historic hotel is up to date and well cared for. The decor is classically tasteful and very comfortable. I can’t say enough positive about his beautiful hotel and I highly recommend!


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

The Capital has been our Hotel of choice for many years, from the greeting at the front door from Billy and Gary to the reception at the desk by Chloe, they make you fell welcomed and appreciated. Definitely the best hotel in the state

Larry L - Fayetteville, Arkansas


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

I surprised my wife for a night at the Capital Hotel for our sixth anniversary weekend. This was our first time to stay the night at this hotel and we loved it! The service was wonderful, from the valet, to the personal check-in, to the surprise bottle of wine and bag of CBG’s famous spiced pecans we found upon arrival. Had dinner onsite at CBG (great as usual) and brunch the next morning at One Eleven (I would highly recommend the shrimp and grits). Cannot say enough about this hotel and the service provided as a whole. Would definitely recommend!


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here as a vacation (wanted to see some of the south). Love historic hotels, this did not disappoint. Customer service was over the top, there is a bevy of young concierges ready to take care of your every whim it seems, though we had few needs. We happen to be there over the weekend and Saturday night was quite a lively scene, bar was packed and a good jazz trio played in the lobby filled with many young couples having cocktails and being seen. Not knowing anyone in Little Rock, it was fun to happen on to this social scene. Walking distance to the Clinton library, history museum and restaurants and clubs.

408koconnor - Redwood City, California


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is new and fresh,but appears grand and classic. The rooms are very nice and great beds.The restaurant is excellent the hotels car service and staff is one of the best I've ever seen. The hotel has two bars,the one to the left of the lobby is top notch and professional,but the other one with the wrap around bar,should have a staff change.The waiter had a constant angry rude attitude like he was having a bad day,but the next night he was even worse. The bar manager seemed to share the same attitude. The hotel manager should do a house cleaning and he would see business pick up,,honestly those employees belong at the motor vehicle department.

Tom w - New Canaan, Connecticut


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