If you’re not too sure about American geography you might know Little Rock best as the simple, all American home town sung about in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’, and if that’s the case then this small, leafy urban capital, in a wooded river valley, won’t disappoint. Though it possibly has a few more trendy bars and chic restaurants. And while some of the best places to stay in Little Rock are historic and elegant, some of the best places to stay in Little Rock are hip as hip can be.
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.
If you’re considering Little Rock as a city break destination then you might like to read up on the Little Rock nine and their place in the civili rights movement before you visit the Little Rock Central High School. You might also want to visit the State Capitol, modelled after the US Capitol, and the William J Clinton Presidential Library.
You should definitely take a stroll through Riverfront Park to the River Market, check out some of the museums and galleries - there’s quite a number to choose from - and say ‘hello’ to the Peabody Hotel Ducks, who march into the fountain in the lobby at 11am and march outside again at 5pm. There aren’t many state capitals where you’d find something so charming.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Little Rock is ideally located with easy access to all of the town's best bits.
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.