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The Empress Of Little Rock

2120 Louisiana , Little Rock, AR 72206 USA (Show map)
290 Reviews
$139 - $329
per night

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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!


Rooms & Rates

The Victoria's Garden Spa Suite

Queen; Jaccuzzi; Spa Shower & Steam; Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Chatelaine Anniversary Spa Suite

Poster King Size Feather Bed, air jet soaking tub, bidet, fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Petit Jean

Queen; Shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Washburn/Welch

King; Soaking Tub & Shower; Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Majestic Spa Suite

King; Jaccuzzi; Spa Shower & Steam; Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Hemingway Spa Suite

King; Jacuzzi; Spa Shower & Steam; Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Hornibrook Jacuzzi Suite

Half Tester Victorian Queen feather bed; Air jet Soaking Tub & Shower; Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Miss Eliza

Queen; Shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Tea & Tour

High Tea & Tour

  • Maximum Capacity: 24

The J.E. Murray

King; Shower; Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.6

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290 Reviews

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The Empress of Little Rock

4.8 on October 21, 2014

The house, the furnishings, the food, the friendly and attentive staff, the attic with its hidden poker room were all superb. My only tiny complaint is weak coffee.

Feel like a queen

3.4 on September 17, 2014

Wonderful history in this B&B and the best ever bisquits for breakfast.


5 on September 13, 2014

Hands down the BEST B&B anywhere.


5 on September 03, 2014

Our stay at The Empress was as passers-through. My husband and I stayed in the Washburn-Welch Room for one night. This place is gorgeous, and full of history and stories! It is quiet and peaceful, and warm and welcoming. We didn't get the privilege of meeting Bob and Sharon, but the hostess Deborah was absolutely a joy! The Empress goes above and beyond the necessary and ensures the stay to be much more than expected! The rooms in the Carriage House may be a little more updated, if that is your preference, but if you want genuine, rich character, you should definitely stay in the main house! Breakfast was a spectacular experience! Deborah served us with the fanciest breakfast either of us has ever had. The Grand Marnier French Toast was scrumptious, and we both learned we enjoy fresh sliced figs (from their own beautiful fig tree there on the property)! Since we were the only guests that night, a candlelight breakfast was served for just us! The gardens are not to be missed! Beautiful, well-cared for grounds, full of flowers and greenery, is the place to relax and feel like you're miles away from the hustle and bustle of life! The Empress was built as, and yet remains, a beloved home, full of warmth and love. You won't regret a visit!

Back In time for an unforgetable time.

4.8 on August 24, 2014

Everywhere you turn there's a bit of history creating a feeling that you have truly gone back in time to a relaxing time, to a time where the cares of today don't matter and are replaced with pure joy and satisfaction. The service was great and food was so good it should be called a Bed & Experience.


5 on August 06, 2014

My wife and I do a different B & B every year for our anniversary and this was one of the best! Beautiful and great location. Very friendly staff.

Feel like a Queen!

5 on July 30, 2014

If your drawn to the 19th and early 20th century you will not want to miss this gem. Relax in the parlor to the beautiful music that is always playing quietly in the back ground, or sit a spell on the veranda as you listen to the sweet sound of the fountain. The swing in the yard was reminisct of one I remember from childhood. Delight your senses and stay at the Empress and enjoy the butler at breakfast, your host.


4.6 on July 13, 2014

My wife I stayed a night at this B&B. I had business in Russellville and thought I would treat her to a nights stay at a nice place. It's a classy place and we really enjoyed the stay. I felt like I was living in the 1800's. The residence is beautiful. I wish we could have stayed several days. This was our first time in Little Rock. This a great city with lots of history.

Magical Retreat!!!

5 on June 17, 2014

There was no thing that I did not love about Little Rock, AK. The Empress at Little Rock also lived up to its name, as the most charming bed and breakfast. The staff and owners were very attentive and hospitable. I enjoyed the garden area and my room.I loved the fact, that they cater to all travelers. I will definetely return.


5 on June 16, 2014

I brought my gf for her bday as a surprise and she was completely blown away. This was my first time coming to the empress and hers as well. The class, service, cleanilness, and relaxation was all in awe. Will come back many times.

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Mountains


Little Rock, AR (LIT) 3 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children under six find us tedious
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

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  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are guaranteed by one night's advance deposit. There is a $10.00 service fee per night.
  • Cancellations: Refunds with less than 7 days cancellation are made only if your room is occupied by another guest. Handling fee of $25 will be assessed for each reservation canceled.



Robert Blair and Sharon Welch-Blair

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

History, reading, movies, theatre, sailing, antiques, gardening, entertaining, cooking, painting, genealogy, writing, Victoria, sewing.

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Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Continental at 7 AM

Signature Dish

Breakfast Fruit Soups
We serve a number of breakfast fruit soups; fresh peach soup; cream of apple soup; Russian raspberry


Details Diamond Collection

2120 Louisiana , Little Rock, AR 72206 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $50 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase