1890 Williams House Inn

420 Quapaw Avenue , Hot Springs, AR 71901 USA (Show map)


1890 Williams House Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and is your perfect choice for accommodations when visiting the area. 1890 Williams House Inn is the historic-district's jewel which showcases beautiful woodwork and architectural detail. The Main House has 5,000 sq. feet of elegance & charm with 6 extra large guest rooms plus an additional 1,500 sq. and 3guest rooms in the charming Carriage House. The Copper Cottage is handicap accessible and pet friendly (call for pet policy. Located only 5 blocks from the Historic Downtown Bathhouse Row where you will also find shopping, restaurants and galleries & only one mile to Oaklawn Race Track. Hot Springs is surrounded by the breathtaking mountains & three beautiful lakes. 1890 Williams House Inn is the first bed & breakfast in the state of Arkansas / est. 1980.



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

Comfortable Elegance at the Williams House

5 on January 09, 2013

Our first stay in the 1890 Williams House was in March of 2012. The lovely owner, Lynda, made our stay a truly fantastic one. We stayed in the Parlor Suite which was beyond elegant. It had a separate sitting room with a large bay window where we were served breakfast every morning straight out of Bon Appetit! Each morning, Lynda was there to greet us and to suggest activities for us to do. She recommended Garvin Gardens which were absolutely beautiful that time of year. Each afternoon, we returned to share our experiences with Lynda and her staff. Our bedroom was luxurious with rich tapestries and sheets you'll never want to climb out of. The Jacuzzi was big enough for two and offered a very relaxing end to each day.Our next visit to 1890 Williams House was in June, 2012. We stayed in the Copper Cottage this time with a large walk-in shower and deep jacuzzi bath. In this room, we had our own mini-kitchen and separate sitting area as well. We enjoyed breakfast in the dining room overlooking the beautiful gardens and gazebo. The owner, Lynda, was there every morning with new suggestions about where to explore in Hot Springs. She even gave us a map showing an incredible hiking trail which led us past a waterfall and on to a serene lake. We were able to take the most amazing pictures on that trip which we shared with Lynda and the staff when we returned that afternoon. Before we left, we booked our next visit to the Inn. We will continue to return to the Williams House as often as possible. It is a place of rest and relaxation, a place of welcoming friends, and home away from home for our family.

Great place to stay in Hot Springs

5 on September 15, 2012

My wife and I took a mini-vacation to Hot Springs and tried the 1890 Williams House at the recommendation of some folks we travel with quite often. It is a very quaint, very comfortable B&B and the owner and staff are wonderful to deal with and talk to. Hot Springs itself is a wonderful town to kick back and relax. Great restaurants, attractions and, of course, Oaklawn Racetrack. I would highly recommend the 1890 Williams House as a convenient and welcoming place to stay and the breakfasts are outstanding. Ron and Barbara, Arlington, TX

Fabulous B&B!!! - Stay here

5 on July 20, 2011

My husband and I recently stayed at the 1890 Williams House for our anniversary. Cathi, the innkeeper, was superb. She met our every expectation and then some. She made us feel so welcome. Her full breakfasts are to die for and the rooms are so comfortable and beautifully decorated. Love the beds for a great night sleep. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. Cathi assisted us on what to do in the area (we're first time visitors) -- she knows this town. She directed us to shopping, restaurants, and Bathhouse Row -- all within a short 5 block walk. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND staying at the Williams House if you are looking for a fabulous experience in a Historical house. We will definitely be back.

Exceeded our expectations

5 on June 14, 2010

The 1890 Williams Inn is a must if you stay in Hot Springs. We spent two wonderful nights at the inn, in the Guest Chamber. The room is a multi-level room with an all season porch. Cathy the owner is very friendly without being over-the-top. We stayed four days total at Hot Springs two at the Inn and two at The Arlington. We only wish we booked ALL four nights at the Inn. If we come back to Hot Springs we will 100% stay ALL the nights at 1890 Williams Inn. (BTW - The sheets they use are awesome)

Fall in love again and again

4.0 on November 02, 2009

This house is incredible and just the place a couple needs to become one again and again. Cathy, Julie and Ann are simply amazing ladies that want nothing more than to please each guest and make them family. We fell in love with the home, the carriage house, the ladies, the other guest and even the cat. You do not know the power of rest and relaxation until you have spent time with the Williams House. Much love to the girls, I hope we see eachother again!

Can't wait to go Back!

5 on October 30, 2009

This was my our first time at a B & B and we are now hooked! Cathy is amazing! Such a kind and accommodating lady. We felt like it was our home and we were family. Julie is such a sweet heart. She had her father in law help us out with some car trouble. He was with us in minutes. The house itself is incredible. We fell in love and wished we did not have to leave. The best innkeepers ever, we can't wait to see you all again!

B&B Done Right !

5 on May 18, 2009

Stay here ! Stay here ! Stay here ! Don't waste time at any other lodging in Hot Springs. I love the warm details and the immaculate blending of history and luxury. My lodgings in the 'hayloft' suite atop the Carriage House were beautiful. I wouldnt hesitate to stay there again. The innkeepers tend to spoil their guests - even the cat is friendly !

A second honeymoon dream come true!

5 on February 10, 2009

My husband and I stayed at Williams House for our anniversary it was the best experience of our lives. Kathy was wonderful she even upgraded us to a suite because the room we reserved had construction near it. I have recommended Williams House to all my family and friends. My husband and I are already planning our next stay!!!

A wonderful memory!

5 on December 23, 2008

I highly recommend a stay at this B&B. We had a fabulous stay! This house has a definite personality. I felt like I was taken back in time. Very warm and inviting. The food was exceptional, the innkeepers were more than hospitable, the room was extremely clean. More amentities and special touches than we expected. The bed was soooo comfortable. One of the best nights sleep I've ever had away from home.

The Williams House wa sperfect

5 on November 14, 2008

We enjoyed every minute of our stay there. Just what we needed. I would highly recommend it!

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Rooms & Rates

Carriage Suite

Enter the atmosphere of an 1889 Carriage House in this large two-bedroom suite with king and queen bed. Comfortable furniture in the sitting area so that you may put your feet up and relax in front of the fireplace. Both bedrooms have direct access to the suites large private bathroom, with original brick floor from when it was a kitchen. Second floor of the Carriage House and 700 sf.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $299

Parlor Suite

Relax and enter the bygone era of the late 1800s. Romantic large two-room suite, located on the first floor of the Main House, with tall windows that overlook the front lawn and the relaxing veranda. Romance and relaxation are prominent when you enjoy the pillared jetted tub for two located in the bedroom. The sitting room, located in the turret, has an elaborate mantel and electric fireplace along with a twelve foot mirror sent from St. Louis on one of the first Ford flatbed trucks. The sitting room was originally the music parlor and the bedroom the library for the Williams Family. An intimate full breakfast served to you in the privacy of your room. Approximately 620 square feet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $299

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Location Type

Hot Springs National Park, City, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Little Rock, AR (LIT) 62 miles

Directions to property:

From Little Rock: I-30 West to US-70 Exit 111 on US-70 to Hot Springs (approximate 29 miles) US-7 / Central Avenue turn right Turn left at first street, Orange Street, .1 mile Proceed two blocks on Orange Street Inn is on the right at the corner of Orange and Quapaw.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Historic Bathouses, Day Spas, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , packages & add-ons available, Luxery linens & robes natural scented bath items, king & queen beds, natural scented bath items, homemade cookies, brownies & fudge

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Ouachita National Forest, Water & Theme Park, Restaurants, Shopping & Art Galleries, Spas & Massages, Thoroughbred Racing, Botanical Garden, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:30PM - 6:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Ashtrays are provided outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Copper Cottage is pet friendly guest room
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimun stay on weekends. One night stays Sunday thru Thursday.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $50.00 non-refundable deposit at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Rooms guaranteed with credit card or prepay only. A $50.00 deposit (non-refundable) will be charged at time of booking. The balance will be charged to the credit card on file on the cancellation day. Notification of cancellation must be made 10 days in advance of arrival date. If proper cancellation notice is not given, the full amount of the room will be charged and if the room can be re-rented the balance will be refunded, less the $50 non-refundable deposit. NOTE: Rescheduling your visit is the same as a cancellation. Policy also applies to Gift Certificates.



Lynda & John

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , bird

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  • Time Served: 8:30- 9:00 & 8:30-9:30 Sat/Sun
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian