By mid-2016, the massive renovations and refurbishments of this 196-room hotel should be finished, and it will be 100% ready for guests wanting to enjoy everything Hot Springs has to offer with the homebase of a modern, clean-lined hotel.
This 14-story hotel is attached to Hot Springs’ convention centre. It is just a block from the main street of Central Avenue, with its multitude of independent shops and restaurants, and attractions like the Gangster Museum. You can walk into the national park to go hiking, to Bathhouse Row for a spa treatment, and to some of the best pizza on the planet at DeLuca’s Pizzeria.
Rooms have king or queen beds, so high you might have a little trouble climbing up into them. There’s a desk and an easy chair, and amenities include a coffee maker, microwave, and large mini fridge. The bathroom has a large sink counter, perfect for spreading out your things, and a large glassed-in shower.
In the lobby area, there’s a bar and lots of seating, as well as a large room which houses the breakfast buffet in the morning (in the evenings there’s often live music). Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and grits kept hot in chafing dishes, plus muffins, whole fruit, packaged cereals, brewed coffee and orange juice.
Check the hotel’s website for information on the fitness centre, pool and spa, not yet open during my spring 2016 visit.