BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection
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BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection
The multi-award winning Arkansas accommodations and event facility of our Little Rock Bed and Breakfast were lovingly restored in 1995 to capture the essence of a romantic “Downton Abbey” time while updating the property to meet the needs of today’s travelers, business guests, and brides. Named the #4 Most Romantic in the United States, this small luxury boutique specializes in surpassing expectations. From the moment you enter the foyer of the Grand Sitting Parlor, to relaxing in the hammock in the Moonlight Secret Garden listening to the gurgle of the vintage quartz fountain, this is an experience you will remember! Home to Arkansas’ only SPA Suites sporting hydro-massage showers with steam, aromatherapy and double jacuzzis, and featherbeds, each luxurious guest room/suite at The Empress conveys romance and nostalgia with meticulous detail while offering the utmost in privacy and amenities such as Ipod-Ipad Docking Stations and Free WiFi. Breakfast aromas beckon you to leisurely dining, resplendent with silver service and unrushed conversation, where true Southern hospitality is served along with English crumpets. Downton’s “Carson” finds his counterpart at The Empress with our own dapper bow-tied butler, Robert`–here to meet the needs of our next royal guest-YOU!
3.0 on April 27, 2016
Our stay was nice, but I guess we were expecting alittle more. The pictures look good but in person our room seemed liked it needed to be freshed up. It was very clean and the bed slept great. I feel they could have incorporated some modern technologies to the rooms . Awesome collection of antiques !
5 on April 17, 2016
Very welcoming. As a business woman, I feel safer in a B&B. This was my first stay at the Empress and I will be back! I just hope they are serving the Peach Breakfast Soup and Orange Oatmeal Pie when I return!!
5 on April 06, 2016
We felt very at home and the staff was so friendly and accommodating. We will definitely stay again!
5 on March 21, 2016
This place was prefect, we will definitely be coming back, the rooms and the service is the best in its class
5 on March 15, 2016
My husband and I stayed at the Empress to celebrate our wedding anniversary, as well as one last night out before our first child arrives (a babymoon). We walked in to the most wonderful smell of fresh homemade sweet rolls in the oven and was given a tour of the house by a very welcoming in-keeper. The Petit Jean room we stayed in was beautiful! The room had journals that each guest can write about their experience there, they had years of visitors that were fun to read. There was complimentary Amaretto and also a keurig coffee maker and a jar of snacks to go with. The grounds were beautiful, we enjoyed just sitting out on the porch swing they have. The breakfast the next day was a delight! White gloved butler and all. Highly recommended!!
5 on March 09, 2016
The room was amazing, the owners/staff was very friendly. Already making place for coming back next year.
5 on March 04, 2016
I had the privilege of spending some time here with a group of friends. We were treated like royalty!! The food was delicious and personal touches were added to everything. I would highly recommend The Empress of Little Rock!!
4.4 on February 25, 2016
My husband & I really enjoyed our stay at the Empress. The staff and owners were very hospitable and welcoming. The attention to detail on everything was fabulous-from personalized toiletries, turn down service, complimentary Amaretto cordials and a 2 course gourmet breakfast with our very own white-gloved butler. Visiting the Empress was a wonderful experience that we highly recommend to anyone who wants a top notch Bed & Breakfast experience.
4.4 on February 14, 2016
The complimentary items are what sealed the deal for this place to be the standard to go by. The coffee bars were outstanding as well as the complimentary mugs, amorretto and robes. Cannot recommend this place enough!!
5 on February 13, 2016
This was our first time staying at The Empress, & it was PERFECT! For Christmas I had given my husband tickets to a show at The Rev Room. Since we normally stay at boutique hotels & LR is slim pickins' on those, I had given him a few options for mainstream hotels with acceptable reviews. I assumed he had picked from that list. In fact, he did NOT! I had no idea where we were staying until we pulled in front of THE EMPRESS! I was in love at first sight, from the beautifully restored exterior to the unbelievable parquet floors in the entry. The hostess treated us like royalty. It was like stepping into the charm of Victorian era. The room was so comfy with buttery soft sheets. Since we were attending a concert & wouldn't be in until late, we opted out of breakfast so that we could sleep in. When we stay here again, I will NOT allow myself to escape that experience. We had a PERFECT overnight trip & have found our new LR getaway bed & breakfast!
King; Jaccuzzi; Spa Shower & Steam; Fireplace
King; Jacuzzi; Spa Shower & Steam; Fireplace
Half Tester Victorian Queen feather bed; Air jet Soaking Tub & Shower; Fireplace
Tea & Tour
King; Shower; Fireplace
Tour w/o tea
Brunch w/Tour (2 hours)
Airport, City, Downtown, Mountains
Little Rock, AR (LIT) 3 miles
From I-30S take I-630 W, exit on Main St. Left on Main St to 22nd St. One block to 22nd St & Louisiana. On corner of 22nd & Louisiana - Quapaw Otr. Historic District.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Ballet, Wildwood Park Performing Arts, Symphony, Clinton Library, Performing Theater, Zoo
Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn
Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Secretarial services, Wedding Facilities , Business Center, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Refrigerator, Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Fitness Center/Gym, Health Spa/Massage, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade
Robert Blair and Sharon Welch-Blair
WE BOTH LOVE: History, reading, movies, theatre, sailing Sharon loves antiques, gardening, entertaining, cooking, painting, genealogy, writing, Victoria, sewing. Bob loves shooting sporting clays and photography.
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Continental at 7 AM
Breakfast Fruit Soups
We serve a number of breakfast fruit soups; fresh peach soup; cream of apple soup; Russian raspberry