1890 Williams House Inn

420 Quapaw Avenue , Hot Springs, AR 71901 USA (Show map)
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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 6500 sq. feet of elegance & charm with 6 extra large guest rooms plus an additional 1,500 sq. and 3 guest 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

Parlor Suite

Relax and enter a bygone era when life was a little simpler and everyone had a little more space to breathe. This large and romantic luxury two-room suite, located on the first floor of the Main House, has tall windows overlooking the front lawn and veranda. Take a cool glass of ice tea or Chardonnay and have a quiet moment for yourself. That is what our Hot Springs bed breakfast’s accommodations are all about. Romance and relaxation are a guarantee while soaking in the pillared jet tub for two located in the bedroom, which was the library when the Williams Family lived in the house. The sitting room located in the turret, originally the music parlor for the Williams Family, has an elaborate mantel and electric fireplace. A twelve-foot mirror sent from St. Louis on one of the first Ford flatbed trucks also adorns the Parlor Suite. An intimate full breakfast served to you in the privacy of your room.

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

Copper Cottage

The first floor of the Carriage House beckons you to enjoy this Hot Springs cottage suite at 1890 Williams House Inn. Enter into a modern sitting area with small kitchenette where the original 1889 wood floor awaits your feet to feel the past. Up a few inches is the bedroom, with its four poster king bed and original brick wall, where you can only imagine the beautiful carriages that were housed in the Copper Cottage. The elegant bathroom hosts a corner double person jetted tub and glass block shower. This suite is handicap accessible with an open floor plan that will allow all guests to sit back and relax in this modern Hot Springs Cottage Chamber at our bed and breakfast Arkansas. The Copper Cottage is a pet friendly room. Please review the Inn’s Pet Policy.

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

East Chamber

The weight of the king bed headboard adds a richness to the crown molding and detailed woodwork of this chamber and lets your mind wander to the craftsman of 1890. Located on the second floor of the Main House at our B & B in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and originally the Nursery for the Williams Family, this cozy sun lit bedroom has three large windows, two of which overlook the lush east gardens and the city skyline. The king bed beckons you to relax and enjoy comfortable elegance while the double person jetted tub is located in the in-chamber private bathroom under the arch of the attic staircase. Enjoy your full breakfast in the dining room of the Main House at our B & B in Hot Springs, Arkansas, or in the privacy of your chamber for a small additional fee.

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

Carriage Suite

Enter the atmosphere of an 1889 carriage house in this large two-bedroom suite located on the second floor of our Carriage House in our downtown bed and breakfast located in Hot Springs. The suite was originally the hay loft for the Williams Family’s stables and in the 1950’s through 1980’s was an apartment for a cousin. The large sitting room is designed with comfortable furniture so that you can put your feet up and relax, the same way a groom may have in this same building over 100 years ago. Love seat sofa and two armchairs adorn the sitting room and all envelopes the warmth of the fireplace and the era. The king bed boudoir is inviting and may temp you to sleep in, day after day. A queen sleigh bed entices you to relax in the second bedroom. The large bathroom, with original brick floor from when this section was a kitchen, has an generous jetted tub for two and a separate shower. Enjoy your full breakfast in the dining room of this Arkansas bed and breakfast.

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

$199 - $199

Guest Suite

This cozy west facing second floor bedroom located in the Main House has a queen four-poster bed beckoning you for romance and relaxation at our Hot Springs inn. The adjoining enclosed porch is infused with light and has a second queen size bed which will accommodate a third guest or couple for an additional fee. This room at our Hot Springs inn is comfortable and relaxing where you can slow down and enjoy your stay. Five steps down to the private bathroom you will discover a jetted tub for two and the water closet. Enjoy your full breakfast in the dining area of the Main House or you have the option to relish your full breakfast in the privacy of your chamber for a small additional fee.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

West Chamber

Embrace the Victorian era in this rounded west-facing bedroom with a small sitting area and over-sized pillared jetted tub for two. The West Chamber was the master bedroom for Dr. and Mrs. Williams between 1890 and 1923 and is located on the second floor of the Main House at our Hot Springs bed and breakfast. We provide complimentary up-scale soap, shampoo, and bath gel for all our bed and breakfast Arkansas guests. The antique queen bed frame draws your attention upon entering the Chamber. Tall windows in the rounded wall and electric log fireplace evoke the warmth of the Inn. Enjoy your full breakfast in the dining room (this room does not have ample room to serve breakfast in the room) of the Hot Springs Bed and Breakfast in this Arkansas destination.

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

Cottage Retreat

Our newest addition at the William’s House offers all the comforts of home. The Cottage Retreat embraces the antiquity and tradition of the carriage house with warm brick, exposed wood, and touches of copper. Originally part of the carriage storage, this room now features granite counters, cozy window seats, and a 60-inch flat screen television. Perfect for long or short stays, the bedroom offers a king size bed and walk-in closet. The sofa unfolds into a queen size bed to allow for additional guests. A spacious bathroom offers ample counter space and a tile walk-in shower. For those seeking a more private experience, the Cottage Retreat features a private entry, fully furnished kitchen and small laundry room. The Cottage Retreat is perfect for families and for those with pets. Well-behaved small dogs and children are welcome in this room, but not in the main house. Additional charges will apply to pets as well as groups with three or more people. Please review our pet policy.

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

Williams Suite

The pillared jet tub for two catches your breath as you enter the suite located on the first floor of the Main House. A chandelier adds a glamorous touch, and the electric fireplace rounds out the feeling of escape in the cozy sitting area. A beautiful, magnificent painted screen is framed by a grandiose four-poster king bed. A private patio beckons for you to slow down and absorb the beauty of your surroundings and the calming atmosphere of the Williams House’s elegant accommodations in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Enjoy complimentary up-scale soap, shampoo, and bath wash. An intimate and full breakfast is served to you in the privacy of the Williams Suite.

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

Carriage Chamber

An elegant electric fireplace and mantel capture your attention in this cozy chamber located on the second floor of the Carriage House, just behind the main building of our Hot Springs B & B. Originally part of the hay loft, now a canopy queen bed entices you to relax and lay back with a book, enjoying the view of the garden below. Enjoy luxurious bath salts, soap, shampoo, and bath wash in a romantic pillared and jetted tub for two. The large bathroom boasts numerous stained glass windows that enhance the cottage atmosphere of the bathroom. Enjoy your full breakfast in the dining room of the Main House of this Hot Springs B & B.

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

Turret Suite

Light and airy second floor Suite with tall windows overlooking the front gardens of our elegant Hot Springs, Arkansas Bed & Breakfast beckons you to curl up and read a great novel or watch a movie. The Turret Suite is located in the turret of the main building and was originally the very large dressing chamber for Mrs. Williams. The queen bed embraces you as you enter; the electric fireplace, double person jetted tub and sitting area entice you to relax and rejuvenate. Wonder at the hundreds of nails that adorn the original wood floor. The bathroom sink, marble and hand-painted, is original to the house from when plumbing was first installed in 1926. Enjoy your full breakfast in the privacy of your Suite – a pampering Hot Springs, Arkansas Bed & Breakfast experience.

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

Check Dates


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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: flexible
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Ashtrays are provided outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Carriage suite accommodates children comfortably.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Copper Cottage is pet friendly guest room
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions



Lynda & John

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , bird

About the innkeepers

Living my dream of owning a B&B and meeting wonderful guests from across the country. Boating on Lake Hamilton is a peaceful way to relax and enjoy the beauty of Hot Springs. I enjoy creating glass beads, melting glass rods with a torch, making one of a kind jewelry. Hiking & biking are great ways to stay active!

Check Dates




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

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian