Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana. It is an important city for its port, as well as industrial industry. The port is the ninth largest in the USA. Goods are carried up and down the Mississippi River to take them through the US. For such an important location it is necessary to have numerous hotels in the area and the Sheraton Baton Rouge Convention Center Hotel is one of the hotels of the city.
The building is typical of the Sheraton design with a several story brick building. Added on to the building has been the convention center. It is housed in a complete glass structure with white metal frame. The pool, business meeting rooms, and other convention facilities are housed in the building. In total there is 14,000 square feet of meeting space. Also on the premises is the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino. Guests can take advantage of the casino, the swimming area, or the meeting rooms. They can also just relax at the outdoor patio. As an event center there are several local businesses that use the facilities.
The hotel is located downtown on France Street, near many other attractions. Before getting into the activities the city has to offer though, the guest rooms are typical of Sheraton chain hotels. The walls are a soft color, with comfortable beds, some wood furniture, and separate baths. The rooms range in size from double beds up to suites. Facilities offered include air conditioning, internet access, iron and ironing board, desk chair, television, cribs, coffee maker, hair dryer, and the typical hotel amenities.
The hotel supplies a fitness facility, whirlpool, laundry service, safe deposit boxes, storage, and free airport transportation. There is also a concierge and valet service to take advantage of.
The Sheraton Baton Rouge Convention Center Hotel provides dining on site. The Butler's Pantry is open 24 hours a day. It provides local cuisine for guests for all three meals. The Atrium Buffet is mostly set up for breakfast and lunch, but Friday and Saturday there is a dinner buffet to enjoy. Bar 102 is a casual dining with cocktails. Appetizers are mostly served in the bar, which is open daily. The River Roast Cafe is a coffee shop with Starbucks brand. Lastly, the Shucks on the Levee is a seafood style restaurant presenting a business casual atmosphere for lunch and dinner.
Baton Rouge offers several attractions near the Sheraton Convention Center Hotel. For those needing arts and culture there is the USS KDD Naval Museum, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, and the Historic and Plantations Museum. The River Center, Planetarium, Old State Capitol Building, and Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center present other local attractions to enjoy. The Blue Bayou Water Park is for recreation activities. Shopping in Baton Rouge differs from places like New Orleans. You have a mall and factory outlet for shopping in Baton Rouge, which means less niche style stores and more department stores. It is possible to take public transportation to move around Baton Rouge.