As local travel experts, we know what travelers are looking for when it comes to finding the perfect accommodations for their next trip. To compile our lists, we scour the internet to find properties with excellent ratings and reviews, desirable amenities, nearby attractions, and that something special that makes a destination worthy of traveling for.
1. 21C Museum & Hotel (Bentonville)
21C is part of a small chain of hotels, but it’s a chain unlike any other. No two locations are the same, because each 21C is a modern art museum full of original work. You can find a museum you can sleep in at 200 Northeast A Street in Bentonville.
2. Edwardian Inn (Helena)
This beautiful old inn has been around since 1904, and it’s the perfect place to step back in time. The nine cozy rooms there make for a luxurious getaway, and the common rooms are gorgeous spaces where you can kick back and relax. You’ll find the Edwardian Inn at 317 Biscoe Street in Helena.
3. The Arlington Hotel (Hot Springs)
The Arlington Hotel is a staple of downtown Hot Springs, and for good reason. This stately old hotel has been offering comfy rooms in a great location near the bathhouses of the famous thermal springs since 1924. You can stay there if you go to 239 Central Avenue in Hot Springs National Park.
4. The Capital Hotel (Little Rock)
This historic Little Rock hotel has been featured in Southern Living and named one of the best hotels in America by U.S. News & World Report. Their rooms and suites are absolutely wonderful, even the lobby is fantastic. You can spend some time in luxury at 111 West Markham Street in Little Rock.
5. The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa (Eureka Springs)
The Crescent Hotel has been around since 1886, and rumors of its haunting are even older than the hotel. That's why it's called "The Most Haunted Hotel In America." Regardless if you’re a believer in the paranormal or not, this charming hotel will make your stay a delight. The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is located at 75 Prospect Avenue in Eureka Springs.
6. The Inn at the Mill (Springdale)
This old mill has become a fantastic hotel where you can stay in style. The rooms are all themed and put together with great attention to detail. There’s also an exceptional restaurant there called James at the Mill. The Inn at the Mill is located at 3906 Johnson Mill Boulevard in Springdale.
7. The Lodge on Mount Magazine (Paris)
Located on the top of the highest mountain in Arkansas, the Lodge on Mount Magazine has fantastic rooms with some of the best views in the whole of the Natural State. You can rent a cabin there too, but the lodge is truly something that must be experienced. Simply drive to 577 Lodge Drive in Paris to stay on top of the world.
8. The Chancellor Hotel (Fayetteville)
This upscale modern hotel has all the amenities you could possibly want, and tons of style to boot. The rates here are surprisingly reasonable. The Chancellor is located at 70 North East Avenue in Fayetteville.
9. The Basin Park Hotel (Eureka Springs)
If anything dominates the façade of downtown Eureka Springs, it’s the Basin Park Hotel. This old beauty has been around since 1905, and you’ll get both history and comfort when you stay there. Basin Park Hotel is located within walking distance to the best quirky shopping in Arkansas. You’ll find it at 12 Spring Street in Eureka Springs.
10. The Wild Hare (Monticello)
With only four rooms, this little bed and breakfast is small, which is part of what makes it so incredibly adorable. This home was built in 1900 and has been restored and decked out in shabby chic décor, giving it a cottage feel that you won't find just anywhere. This lovely little inn is located on Main Street in Monticello.
11. Mountain Thyme Bed & Breakfast Inn (Jessieville)
This eight room inn will charm you instantly. It is situated on nine acres of wooded land right near the Ouachita National Forest, just a short drive from Hot Springs. That wraparound porch is the perfect place to unwind, no matter the season, and every single room is adorably decorated. The inn is located at 10860 North Highway 7 in Jessieville.
12. The Inn at Mountain View
The Inn at Mountain View has exactly ten guest rooms, and every one is more charming than the last. Located in the Folk Music Capital of the World, this inn is the perfect place to rest between all the adventures you can have in charming little Mountain View. The inn is located on the northwest corner of the square in Mountain View.
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