This past holiday weekend we took a staycation and spent 2 days at the Watermark Hotel in Downtown Baton Rouge. This historic hotel is a short 15 minute drive from out home and the a perfect place to go for a weekend to relax with amazing views of downtown Baton Rouge, the State Capitol and the Mississippi River.
The Watermark Hotel is at the site of the old Louisiana Trust & Savings Bank that was built as Baton Rouge’s first skyscraper in 1927. Upon entering the hotel’s foyer you’re greeted with 2 face-to-face pictures, one of Thomas Jefferson and the other of Napoleon Bonaparte holding the Louisiana Purchase.
When you enter the lobby you can see so many unique & eclectic features including gorgeous hand painted murals in the lobby ceiling, a gorgeous grand staircase that leads to the original bank vaults, carved marble walls, the lobby bar, seating areas and the Gregory restaurant. When we arrived on our floor we were greeted with an awesome mural of former governor Huey P. Long riding in a vehicle in front of the old Louisiana Trust & Savings Bank.
Our room was a corner suite on the top floor and it did not disappoint. From the modern decor to the views of Downtown Baton Rouge, the State Capitol and the Horace Wilkinson Bridge that’s over the lovely Mississippi River, the room was spacious, beautiful and comfortable.
- Entirely Non-Smoking
- Breakfast Available (surcharge)
- Dry Cleaning Service
- Free Newspapers (lobby)
- Front Desk (24-hour)
- Wireless Internet Access
- Bicycle Rentals
- Fitness Center
- Limo or Town Car Service Available
- The Gregory, Southern Flavors
- Milford’s On Third
- Room Service
- Meeting & Event Space
- Air Conditioning
- Original Artwork
- Wake-Up Calls
- Self & Valet Parking (Overnight Valet is $27/night + tax; Daily Parking Rate is $15)
- Preserved Architecture
- Daily Housekeeping
- Handicap Access
- River Views
Our staycation was only for two days, but we had a great time. From the friendly staff at the hotel, to the comfortable room and the amazing room service The Watermark Hotel was truly home away from home and we had an amazing time.
Grace McCoy says
Wow it looks amazing!! Will definitely keep this place In mind if we ever visit Louisiana!
This place looks absolutely beautiful!
This hotel is beautiful ! I’ve always wanted to visit Louisiana hopefully one day♥️
Such a beautiful hotel. I definitely added it to my travel list.
My husband and I are planning a trip to Louisiana and this hotel looks like a great contender! I love the look of the lobby and the modern touches while still showcasing history. Plus, I love that you can see the Mississippi River!
Baton Rouge is a beautiful city. I’ve only been once, but I can’t wait to get back. When I finally do, I”ll be staying at the Watermark for sure!
Neely Moldovan says
Looks like an amazing hotel! Love a good staycation!
Ryan Zofay says
I love that you shared all the amenities! I’ll be keeping this in mind for a Baton Rouge vacation.
I LOVE all the art and the room looks beautiful.
Bryan Carey says
When I think of Baton Rouge, the first place that comes to mind is LSU. But I am sure there is much more to offer here than aa well- known university, and this hotel looks like one of the hidden gems of the city.
Elise Ho says
This looks just lovely. I do not know that I will make it back to Louisiana but if I do this will be on my short list.
NICOLE HOOD says
Staycations are the best! I love vintage, historic hotels likes this too. So fun!
Emman Damian says
Watermark Hotel looks amazing! I hope I can visit after the pandemic. I love to stay there soon.
Emman Damian says
Watermark Hotel looks amazing! I hope I can visit after the pandemic. I love to stay there soon. 🙂
Williams Remodel says
Loving these photos, the structure of the building is gorgeous. And the subway tile in the shower is amazing! Great touch!
Ivan M. Jose says
I’d visit Louisiana first if I were given the chance to travel to the USA. I particularly love New Orleans and the plantations. Thanks also for recommending the lovely Watermark Hotel.
Oooh! I love a staycation! And this place looks so cozy and comfortable! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!
Ntensibe Edgar says
Well-lit and quite large! I love these rooms! And also, for the fact that smoking isn’t allowed in any of them….that’s a bonus!
Archana Singh says
Seems like a great place for a staycation. Very breezy and cool place.