Southern hospitality is not to be underestimated in Little Rock, Arkansas. From classic and homely bed and breakfasts, to modern hotels in the center of downtown, there is an array of indulgent accommodation options to look after you here. Perfect after a long day of experiencing Southern cuisine, shopping or sightseeing, here’s our list of the 10 best hotels in Little Rock.
The Capital Hotel, opened in Little Rock in 1870, is a building boasting a rich history and a famous clientele, with previous guests including President Grant and President Clinton. A combination of standard and suite-style apartments constitute the 94 room establishment, which also has five meeting rooms and two restaurants. Its convenient downtown location places it near historic sites such as the Clinton Library, the Arts Center and the riverfront, making it a great place from which to explore all the city has to offer.
Originally built in 1913, the Legacy Hotel and Suites had a number of icons involved in both its development and promotion. Innovative architect Edward Durell Stone designed the hotel’s eye-catching exterior, and Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, the eminent politician and philanthropist, resided in the penthouse here for two years. The hotel offers both short-stay rooms and long-term apartments, and features a bistro for drinks and appetizers.
A good night’s sleep, a relaxing morning, a tasty breakfast and a spacious porch on which to recline; this is what guests can expect at Robinwood Bed and Breakfast. A cozy hotel, there are only five rooms to choose from, each of which includes a full service breakfast every morning. Robinwood also provides venues for small weddings and can be used as a site for business meetings. This is a pet-friendly bed and breakfast with a homely feel.
Three charming Rosehaven cottages are available for either extended stays or shorter getaways in the Governor’s Mansion Historic District of Little Rock, with an option to adjoin two into a larger facility. Distanced from the busier parts of downtown, guests can experience a quieter side of the city in this neighborhood, whilst remaining in proximity to sites such as the Old State House Museum.
A sister bed and breakfast to the Rosehaven cottages, the Rosemont offers either three fully furnished rooms to rent, or two entire cottages. Whichever option guests choose, they can expect to find access to a private bath, queen or king-sized beds, cable television and WiFi throughout the premises. A swing on the white front porch of the inn, coupled with the beautiful private gardens, combine to make a peaceful and idyllic setting here.
The Burgundy Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Little Rock | Breakfast area at the Burgunday, Courtesy of Bhu Makan and the Burgundy Hotel
The Burgundy Hotel is a larger, busier facility, offering guests many amenities such as an on-site restaurant, an outside pool and a vast fire pit. The hotel offers free WiFi in the 49 luxury suites and the four presidential suites. These apartments, combined with the modern meeting rooms here, make The Burgundy an ideal place for business and corporate gatherings. And quirky Southern charm is not lost amidst the chic and contemporary interior; the walls are adorned with interesting local art depicting scenes throughout the history of West Little Rock, keeping the hotel attached to its roots in a sleek and modern way.
As extravagant as the name suggests, the Empress Bed and Breakfast is an elegant and stylish bed and breakfast, embodying the grandeur of the Victorian-era mansion it is housed in. The owners here have charmingly combined antique furniture with elements of modernity, and have included aspects of their family life in the building, which also serves as their home. Guests can stay in one of nine rooms, and can use the facilities for parties, weddings or business meetings. The inn also offers guests the opportunity to take afternoon tea and enjoy an interesting historical tour of the premises.
The Holiday Inn in Little Rock is a clean, spacious and affordable accommodation option for the budget traveller. Located just outside of the downtown area, the inn offers a complimentary breakfast to guests, and is easily accessible by car. You will be hard pushed to find better value for money in the region.
Just a short drive from the airport, The Wingate is located between the financial and medical districts, convenient for guests seeking sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of Little Rock’s center. The hotel offers easy access to historical sites and shopping hot spots, and the Shackleford shopping center is only a few minutes away. A first-rate fitness suite and swimming pool are available here, and the deluxe breakfasts are delicious.
The Hilton, a well-known world-class hotel, is a great option for guests seeking luxury and indulgence when on their trip in Little Rock. An excellent on-site restaurant, modern fitness facility and large indoor pool combine to uphold The Hilton’s first-rate reputation. There is also a convenience store located in the hotel, for any of those last minute things you forgot to pack.