Park Hotel of Hot Springs

Address: 211 Fountain Street, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 71901, United States | 2 star hotel
 
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This 2 star hotel, located on 211 Fountain Street, Hot Springs, is near Fordyce Bathhouse Visitors Center, Bathhouse Row, Gangster Museum of America, and Romancing the Stone.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsPark Hotel of Hot Springs

    Reviewed by painey

    Nice location

    Reviewed May 17, 2013
    by (17 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Nice historic building in downtown Hot Springs, very close to all the major attractions. Great parking if you are on a motorcycle :)
    Rooms a little basic but clean and functional

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Park Hotel of Hot Springs

    Good value

    from

    This hotel is safe, clean, quiet with free parking in an excellent location right down town. All at a good price.

    For those who want the modern "everything plastic" this is not it. The bathroom was small, the room was small, the hotel is very old. But we liked it and I'm sure that when we need another room in Hot Springs We'll call this Hotel first.

    RL

    Wait a few years

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    We stayed at the Park March 30th - although not the worse place I have stayed, they are have a very long way to go to remodel or restore the place. The location is wonderful and their vision sounds interesting (to be a mini Arlington), but the hotel has seen better days. As you walk in there is a distinct musty smell and the rooms are basic at best. They have done a lot of work on the restaurant portion but it isn't open yet. I doubt all the rooms are in use as there were only a few cars in the lot, yet they claimed to be full. They haven't started remodeling the rooms or taking up carpet on the room floors - it appears they are working on basics such as plumbing and heating. We had no need for heating or air conditioning but I would guess it wouldn't work. I would say most the recent posts are accurate and I would pass on this for a while. They hope to have it done it two years, but that seems ambitious. You can get by in this hotel as long as you aren't expecting much.

    Character

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    Character (and location) it has but the negative aspects of that would be a whole lot more tolerable at the $45 mentioned in an earlier post than current rates. There has been an effort made to refurbish (paint/clean up/furniture) but not rennovate (replace/restore). So its an old place with all that goes along with that - noise carries, imprecise temperature control, the occasional monster roach etc.

    Along with that are some little quirks - one noted previously - the gas station food. Surely donuts could be gotten relatively inexpensively and be more in keeping the concept of breakfast? No blankets? on asking for one we got another bedspread? Bottom line - if this was a no-name motel in no-special-place USA I'd avoid it. As it is, in Hot Springs I'll look around for alternatives but would stay here again if (1) it wasn't a long stay and (2) it was substantially less than the alternatives.

    Not what it used to be

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    We stayed at the Park Hotel for one night the first weekend of March. This was our fourth time to stay at this hotel. We always enjoyed it because of the great location (right downtown, next door to the Arlington), wonderful price $40 or $45, and charming setting. Although the location is still the same, the hotel has unfortunately changed hands. The prices have doubled (we paid $80), and the cute, quaintness of the hotel is gone. I have always loved this hotel and was excited to go back. However, I was so disappointed after seeing it, that I couldn't get up early enough to check out the next morning. We will not be staying here again.

    Poor place to stay

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    The Park Hotel did not clean our room. There were stains on our sheets. Moreover, the sheet was not the correct size for our bed. The front desk service was poor. The continental breakfast advertised was only available one of the three mornings we were there. It consisted of bad coffee and gas station pastries. At the end of a truly dissapointing stay, I come home to find they charged my credit card an extra one hundred dollars which I have to dispute with them. Be aware before you stay at this place. The hotel is in poor shape from the lobby to the top floor.

    Bad decision

    from

    Had reservations to stay at the Park for 3 nights. Only stayed one night and could not wait to check out! The place has Not been renovated yet and the restaurant is not open as of yet. The place was old, cold, noisy and dirty! The location was great BUT we moved to a Hampton Inn a few miles away and found it very easy to come back into the historic distric, park and have fun! Would not recommend this hotel to anyone! Parking is easy enough in this town that the location did not make up for what the hotel was (or was not)!

    Location, Location, Location!!!!!

    from

    If you are interested in cheap, clean room close to Hot Springs National Park, this is the hotel for you. It is located on a dead street right across the street from the Park and it is a 2 minute walk to the downtown area. You can wake up, walk to "The Pancake Shop" for breakfast and be in the Park in no time at all. You can walk right to the end of the street and refill your water bottles with THE BEST natural spring water we have ever tasted!!! FOR FREE! Rooms were clean and cheap... the two most important requirements for a hotel. Work was being done in the lobby area, which will be very nice when completed. Other than a little noise while traveling through the lobby area, the work did not bother us.

    The staff was very polite.

    Excellent Customer Service

    from

    The hotel is under new ownership and is in the process of being remodeled. I stayed for a week. They brought a table to my room so I could work. I was able to use their wireless Internet from the lobby in my room. The customer service was excellent! The staff was VERY friendly and accommodating. I felt like part of the family.

    The best part about this hotel is the location!! You can walk across the street to a beautiful park/moutain for hiking, etc. The hotel is within walking distance to Bath House Row, shopping, all of the main tourist attractions. I would definitely stay there again!

    What a wonderful relief!

    from

    I was a frequent visitor to Hot Springs for several years (in the winter) and last year I said I would not ever stay again at the Park Hotel. They just let that beautiful historical hotel go down and the people staying and working there would scare anyone. Well, just last month a good friend of mine told me about the new ownership and that they have been busy, busy with, not only fixing it up, but putting the life back into it. I wasn't ready to commit to a reservation, so what I did was book myself at another hotel. And that is what I did, and I just happen to stroll by the Park Hotel. It was like the doors opened up and arms reached out welcoming me to come in and look around. I did. The lobby is simply magnificant and they moved the front desk and everything. (I was alittlt confused at first).

    I really tip my hat to the owners. I was there for over an hour. When I told the girl I had to go. I went straight to my room and packed and moved to my HOME, the Park Hotel (I believe they call it now "Park Hotel of Hot Springs"

    They are putting their work in to the rooms and showed me around. I started getting hungary, and the restaurant is not quite finished but she told me that the owner owns a restaurant just the other side of bath house row. It's a cozy little Italian Restaurant called Angel's.

    My routine is back and my home away from home is back looking beautiful, safe, clean and friendly.

    Thank you for listening,

    Susy Times

    Charming Landmark Hotel

    from

    This was my second visit to the Park Hotel of Hot Springs. I am very impressed by the improvements the new owners have made in the past months.

    The Hotel is located within walking distance of all.

    Bath Houses, stores, galleries, restaurants,etc.

    Surprisingly, the Park Hotel is serene and quiet tucked away a block off Central Avenue. All one has to do is walk out the Lobby front door and walk into the Grand Promenade. The view from my room was very relaxing.

    I will stay at the Park Hotel of Hot Springs every time I visit the area. I enjoy seeing what surprise they have added to this charming landmark. Most importantly, the staff made me feel very welcome and comfortable

    TripAdvisor Reviews Park Hotel of Hot Springs

    3.00 of 5 stars Good
     

    Travel Blogs from Hot Springs

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