Let the good times roll when you stay at one of our Holiday Inn® hotels in Baton Rouge. Follow the bends in the mighty Mississippi River, immerse yourself in Cajun culture and get your fill of spicy crawfish.
Our hotels in Baton Rouge make it easy to experience the flavor of Louisiana Cajun culture, a zesty tangle of Native-American, African-American, French and Spanish influences. That cultural gumbo is reflected in the collection at Louisiana State Museum, where exhibits range from a 48-foot shrimp trawler to Fats Domino musical memorabilia. Take a free tour of the marbled interior of the Louisiana State Capitol, built during the turbulent tenure of Governor Huey Long and the nation’s tallest capitol building. Afterward, wander the capitol’s immaculate gardens, ripe with roses and bougainvillea. Our Baton Rouge hotels are near elegant Nottoway Plantation, where it’s easy to envision the Grand White Ballroom filled with fluttering lace fans and swaying hoop skirts.
Just minutes away from our Baton Rouge hotels, the Mississippi riverfront buzzes with restaurants serving savory Cajun specialties like shrimp etouffée (a thick stew over rice). Spicy boudin sausage is sold at local cafes, markets and even gas stations. Finish with warm bread pudding for dessert. Downtown Baton Rouge also has a wealth of dining options. Dig into a pile of spicy steamed crawfish and end your evening dancing the Cajun two-step at a local club.
Book a stay at our Holiday Inn Baton Rouge hotels in spring to experience Cajun Country Mardi Gras, or in autumn when Louisiana State University hits the football field. Whenever you visit, you’ll find the city’s trademark hospitality in season.