The Best Motels to Book in Little Rock, Arkansas
The Junction Bridge is one of many must-see sights in Little Rock, Arkansas | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
The capital of Arkansas may be named Little Rock, but it packs a big punch. Along the banks of the Arkansas River, the Rock, a local nickname, is a Southern institution home to historic landmarks, arts and culture, world-class attractions, outdoor recreation opportunities and an emerging culinary scene. Whether you come for the history, craft brews or nature trails, you’re guaranteed a rockin’ time with a stopover at one of the best motels in Little Rock – bookable on Culture Trip.
Americas Best Value Inn and Suites University Ave, for an A-grade university stay
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On the southwest side of town, this roadside staple offers understated lodging with competitive rates, all less than 3mi (5km) from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and 8mi (13km) from downtown. You’ll find simple, cozy rooms stocked with the amenities you need – and the ones you don’t but won’t be complaining about, such as flat-screen TVs with HBO and Cinemax. The staff is available around the clock for anything you need.
Econo Lodge Inn and Suites North Little Rock Near Riverfront, for colorful character
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Orchid-colored accent walls in the guest rooms at this Econo Lodge Inn and Suites jazz things up visually, while work desks and mini-fridges offer practicality – all at economical rates. In North Little Rock, near the river, this property’s location and prices will be tough to beat. Take a 15-minute jaunt west to see the Junction Bridge or a 10-minute stroll south to the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge for epic city views.
Residence Inn Little Rock Downtown, for epicurious travelers
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A few blocks from the riverfront and an easy walk to the William E Clark Presidential Park Wetlands, Residence Inn Little Rock Downtown has an ideal location for travelers looking to explore the downtown culinary scene. This extended-stay property offers spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom suites that feature separate living and sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchens. Fill up on a complimentary hot breakfast if you don’t feel like cooking, and get in a workout in the outdoor pool, sports court or fitness center.
Hilton Garden Inn West Little Rock, for five-star scenery
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Pinnacle Mountain State Park is a well-loved Little Rock gem, and this Hilton Garden Inn’s location off the I-430 gets you to the hiking trails and mountain vistas in just 20 minutes. If you want to ditch the car for a bit, take the free hotel shuttle to attractions within a 5mi (8km) radius; the Shackleford Crossings shopping mall is minutes away. The on-site restaurant, bar, lounge and 24-hour convenience shop make mealtimes easy.
La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Little Rock – West, for striking style
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Power-clashing is the name of the decor game at this La Quinta Inn and Suites, which scores high for its service and cleanliness. Checkered patterns meet swirls and stripes in the large rooms equipped with flat-screen HDTVs. Lime greens pop next to blues and a rainbow rug in the lobby and breakfast area, where you can grab a complimentary breakfast of fresh fruit, waffles and more before your next Little Rock outing.
Staybridge Suites Little Rock – Medical Center, for creature comforts
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Whether you’re in town to celebrate the birth of a new family member or to tour medical facilities, this Staybridge Suites is close to some of the most prestigious hospitals in Little Rock. It’s also right across from Little Rock Zoo if you need a diversion that involves visiting a baby rhino (a significant breakthrough for the conservation of the species) or resident mom-daughter cheetahs Zazi and Maggie. A stay includes access to an on-site laundry facility and a fitness center that’s open around the clock.
Hilton Garden Inn Little Rock Downtown, for a taste of local culture
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Learn about Arkansas military heritage at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas, tour the William J Clinton Library and Museum, discover African American history at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center or sip local spirits at Rock Town Distillery. It’s all easily accessible from Hilton Garden Inn Little Rock Downtown. After your day on the ground, soak in city views from the hotel neon-lit rooftop bar before retiring to your room or suite.
Courtyard by Marriott Little Rock Downtown, for parks and markets
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Little Rock wouldn’t be Little Rock without its place along the Arkansas River, and this Courtyard by Marriott places you in the heart of the River Market District. Walk over to Julius Breckling Riverfront Park for waterfront trails, overlooks and outdoor artwork, or visit the Historic Arkansas Museum to get a feel for the past. When you’re ready to return to the present, cozy up next to the outdoor firepit at the hotel.