Settle into our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Baton Rouge. Soon you’ll be pinching the tails of steamed crawfish and dancing the Cajun two-step to a lilting zydeco beat.
Take the elevator to the free 27th-floor observation deck at the Louisiana State Capitol, the nation’s tallest capitol building, just minutes from our hotels in Baton Rouge. From the top, you can see the lumbering Mississippi River and all of downtown Baton Rouge. Louisiana’s rich history and culture take center stage at Baton Rouge’s Louisiana State Museum, where exhibits range from Mardi Gras masks to a full-size shrimp trawler. Just 20 minutes south of the city, experience the grandeur of the antebellum South at Nottaway Plantation, a Greek Revival mansion built of cured virgin cypress—prized for its resistance to pesky termites.
Let the good times roll at the city’s delicious and affordable Cajun restaurants just minutes from our hotels in Baton Rouge. Sample the flavors of boudin, spicy sausage that comes in a variety of permutations, from fried boudin balls to classic boudin blanc, white pork sausage. Ask a local to show you the proper way to shell spicy steamed crawfish—pinching tails, in Cajun lingo—or dig into a plate of shrimp etouffée (thick stew with rice) paired with a cold Abita beer brewed right here in Louisiana. Tap your toes to the zydeco rhythms of fiddle-and-accordion in local dance halls, where you can join the locals in a breezy Cajun two-step. Close to our Baton Rouge hotels, Boutin’s is a classic one-stop destination for Cajun dining and dancing.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Baton Rouge and soak up the spicy flavors of Louisiana, whether on Mississippi River walks, at Louisiana State University football games or kicking up your heels at lively Cajun dance partie