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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 3 weeks ago

The Capitol Hotel never fails to please. The attention to detail is stellar and every staff member you encounter aims to make your stay pleasant. The rooms and public spaces are both elegant and comfortable. The Capital Hotel is a gem in Little Rock and definitely worth a visit for a stay, drinks or dining!

bgslr - Little Rock, Arkansas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel to Little Rock for work on a regular basis and I am always happy to stay at The Capital Hotel. The staff members are always extremely friendly and willing to assist in any way. Another great perk is Billy, the hotel driver, who will bring you to and from the airport or deliver me to the office that my meetings are at. The rooms are clean and spacious. The decor of the rooms match the hotel’s identity perfectly and is simply charming! Great historic, southern vibe here. I highly recommend.

zoemarkowitz - New York City, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

This was our second visit here. This historical hotel is filled with luxury. We had two rooms, and both were lovely and large. We ordered breakfast; it came when promised and was delicious. The hotel was decorate for Christmas and was gorgeous.

2vaca - usa

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed here on our way to Dallas. It was the really neat historical hotel that I expected. The decor is magical and the huge Christmas tree was still up in the lobby. The mezzanine level has some really neat items in it. The parking is valet only, unless you want to walk for a couple blocks. The staff is great and helpful. We dined in the bar as the high end restaurant was closed for the week. That is fine as the employees got a nice break. We had a superior king room and it had a high ceiling, which is neat. There was a room safe, which is always appreciated. The only glitch, not their fault, was a six-hour gap without electricity as the downtown had an outage. The room kept the heat well though during the outage as we regained power at 3:00 AM. Perhaps they could consider installing a generator? The only thing I would like to see added is a gift shop as there is no way to get items that one might need. We enjoyed the stay and will again if in the area.

Sliphorn - Springfield, Ohio

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

This was a stop on our big southern road trip, and was our favorite hotel. Website photographs had us primed for a "dowdy" room, but wow, were we impressed. Service was uniformly attentive and professional, from check in to room service. The property is polished and is the best kind of throwback to the past--we'll be back.

Thomas U

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