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!
5 on June 05, 2016
At the last minute we decided to spend the Memorial weekend at Hot Springs National Park. The Empress was available at a very reasonable price even with the last minute reservation. We enjoyed the Hot Springs, and had the pleasure of soaking in the natural springs bath, ate at Mr Whiskers, a diner joint famous for its down-to-earth (or I should say down-to-mud) fried cat fish (no mud taste at all), and drove up to the Empress for the stay. We had a lovely room. Clean, quiet, and decorated with the fine Victorian style furniture and setting. The inn keeper was nice, friendly, and gave us advices on the local dining options. The next day I went out for a lovely morning run -- it was three miles from the Inn to across the Arkansas River by the Main or the Junction Bridge, then followed the River Trail to return from another one of the 6 bridges. The 9 mile run gave me a good appetite for the breakfast, which was delicious. We then took a Segway tour of the city downtown, allowing me to re visit some of the routes I had run earlier in the morning, and scout out the new route I would run the next day. All in all, we enjoyed our weekend trip, of which the stay at the Empress was a big part.
3.8 on May 16, 2016
Staying in the carriage house was the best of both worlds - we could enjoy the rooms out there but come into the main house for a lovely breakfast.
5 on May 16, 2016
Hands down the best place to stay in Little Rock! Cheaper then a Hotel and twice as nice! The rooms were clean and cozy. We have found our new favorite place to stay in town! We will be back! -Joe and Stephanie
5 on May 10, 2016
It was just amazing to me and my girlfriends what a gorgeous house and property this was. We were treated like Queens. The breakfasts were fabulous and so elegant! We had a great time an I recommend it to anyone!
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.
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