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Arkansas has the moniker of ‘the natural state’, and quite rightly considering its natural treasures: the Ozark Mountains, the Ouachitas Mountains, the Mississippi Delta, the Buffalo River and the Hot Springs National Park, to start the list. But these are just names, and the reality is rugged mountains with granite tors along their spines, dense forests and fast running rivers. Between them are sandwiched green pastures, small towns and quiet roads. The best places to stay in Arkansas range from the remotest of lodges to city break boutique hotels in the state capital Little Rock. So the first question is where are the best places to stay in Arkansas for the kind of holiday you’re looking for?
Little Rock is the all American, Mom’s-apple-pie, state capital with the small town feel and the beautiful, wooded river valley surroundings. It’s a bit hipper than you might think though, and has a feisty history of involvement with the civil rights movement. As well as being on the Arkansas River, Little Rock has the Ozark Mountains and Ouschita Mountains as neighbours, so this is a great place to come if you enjoy adventuring in the great outdoors. And really the only place to come if you’re looking for a cosmopolitan city break.
Eureka Springs is a popular spot for visitors, it’s a Victorian resort town turned New Age retreat perched on the side of a steep valley. As well as all the usual outdoor sports, Eureka Springs has a friendly, liberal vibe - it’s more liberal than much of the state - and a great Blues Festival.
Hot Springs is another old resort town, offering beauty and possibly healing powers to everyone from the original inhabitants of this land to the top echelons of America’s organised crime. There are elaborate bath houses with extensive, and sometimes old fashioned treatment menus, and the relics of the town’s 1930s heyday in the form of bars and casinos. The Ouschita Mountains surround the town, so now it’s more a popular spot with the outdoors-loving community.
The Ozarks are a wonderfully ancient range which also offer all sorts of opportunity for adventure amongst stunning views, or, if you prefer your views a bit flatter, then there’s the Arkansas River Valley and the Arkansas Delta, which both have more carefully maintained parks and plenty of river-sports.
Whether you're here for business or pleasure, use our guide to the best places to stay in Arkansas and start to plan your trip.
Little Rock (Arkansas)
This 1870 establishment offers over 140 years of excellent service and modern comfort. Large, antique furnished rooms with contemporary bathrooms and seating area. Two restaurants offer local cuisine or relax at the bar. Great for Arkansas history, a business trip or a family getaway.
Art-centric owners combined gallery with boutique to form a contemporary, popular hotel in Bentonville. Light, large rooms with modern bathrooms and all the mod-cons. The Hive serves fresh, local cuisine and the buzzing bar is a hot spot in town. Walmart roots are here - explore art and history.