Considered "the front porch of Little Rock," the historic Capital Hotel has been a beacon to Southern culture since it first opened its doors in 1870. Originally famous for having a newfangled invention called electricity and an elevator large enough to fit a horse, this downtown Little Rock hotel has reinvented itself continuously over the last 140 years to maintain the highest standards of modern comfort. Its 94 spacious guestrooms, including four suites, are the quintessential home-away-from-home, with fresh flowers brightening every room, custom-designed mattresses to ensure a good night’s rest, and spectacular views of downtown through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. Experience a treasured classic among Little Rock Arkansas hotels, where contemporary sophistication is touched with old-world charm. With exquisitely styled guestrooms, two restaurants and five state-of-the-art meeting rooms, the historic Capital Hotel is noted among luxury Little Rock hotels for its traditional Southern hospitality and quiet sense of grace.
The hotel's unusually large elevator is rumored to have been created to convey President Grant and his horse to his room.
Original Property Opened: 1873
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Markham & Louisiana
Little Rock, AR 72201
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Both worldly and provincial, the 94 heritage accommodations at the Capital Hotel, including 15 Capital Great Rooms and four luxury suites, are designed to create a home-away-from-home feeling with fresh flowers brightening every room. All rooms in the landmark Little Rock hotel feature custom-designed mattresses, spacious closets, floor-to-ceiling windows, 14-foot-high ceilings, exquisite subway-tiled tubs, and spectacular views of downtown Little Rock. In addition, the four suites offer a large European soaking tub and separate shower, a dual vanity, and a dining table with seating for six.
Ashley's — Drawing upon the region's finest ingredients – grass-fed beef, duck, and game – Ashley's is a full-service restaurant headed by Executive Chef Lee Richardson. Ashley's is a celebration of traditional Southern cuisine, serving what it calls "New Americana" cuisine.
The Capital Bar and Grill — "Luxurious without being ostentatious," The Capital Bar and Grill is a historic Little Rock restaurant where influential members of the Arkansas political and social scenes have always gathered. The Grill serves classic American cuisine and handmade cocktails.
All guests of the Capital Hotel, a historic hotel in Little Rock, are treated to complimentary access to the Downtown Athletic Club, located directly across the street from the hotel. The club has a variety of cardiovascular and weight equipment, as well as group exercise classes such as Pilates, yoga, step, and abdominal conditioning. Certified personal trainers and a licensed massage therapist on staff help you attain your fitness and wellness goals.
For business travelers, complimentary computers and printers are available off the lobby; the concierge will happily make arrangements for more sophisticated business services if necessary.
In the center of downtown Little Rock, the landmark Capital Hotel is in an ideal location for both business and leisure travelers. The Arkansas Museum of Discovery, the Arkansas Art Center, the Old State House, and the William J. Clinton Presidential Center are all within easy walking distance. In addition, the hotel is just a 15-minute drive from the Little Rock National Airport (LIT).