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This beautifully restored “Downton Abbey” Victorian Inn has won numerous awards and offers romantic getaways as well as business guest amenities and facilities for business meetings. Known as the "Grand Dame of the Ozarks", it is the finest example of Gothic Queen Anne Architecture in a 4 or 5 state region and guests will delight in the magnificent antiques to sleep and sit in, as well as gourmet breakfasts, Grand High Tea on Sundays, and "haunted" tours. 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, 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,
5 on October 17, 2016
We will be returning! From the beautiful home, to the wonderful staff and our most comfortable accommodations, this was an experience second to none!
5 on October 17, 2016
This was the most amazing space. the inside of the Empress was just as detailed and intricate as the outside. We loved our room and the bathroom was everything! The bathroom had a spa jacuzzi tub and a spa shower. However the best part of our stay was Mrs Deborah. She was sooooo helpful. She helped make this a amazing experience. She helped with the special accommodations I requested such as setting up the in room couples message and off site dinner reservations. she gave us directions to different locations and fun activities in Little Rock and offered great history and information about the actual house we stayed in. We stayed here for our anniversary and we cannot wait to come back!!!!
5 on October 15, 2016
We spent two nights at the Empress of Little Rock as part of our adventure biking Rails to Trails all over the USA. Deborah greeted us warmly, showed us around the Empress and gave us pertinent local information. The Victorian hotel was beautifully maintained, decorated with period pieces and our room was very comfortable. We had a delicious breakfast presented by Deborah and charming Bob. The Empress is nicely located close to restaurants and places that interested us. We highly recommend the Empress Bed and Breakfast and plan to revisit on our travels.
5 on October 13, 2016
What a beautiful place! My husband surprised me with a little Anniversary trip and this was our last stop. The house was magnificent with so much character and history. We stayed in the Hemingway Suite in The Carriage House; it was so relaxing and so serene. Breakfast was absolutely delicious! Overall a really superb visit! We will most certainly be back.
4.8 on October 13, 2016
This bed and breakfast is gorgeous! The staff was very helpful and friendly! If you are ever in Little Rock, I definitely recommend staying here. We had so much fun adventuring the property. If we are ever in Little Rock again, this is where we will be staying. It was exactly what we were looking for!
4.6 on October 11, 2016
My husband and I stayed at The Empress for our 15th wedding anniversary. The house and rooms were beautiful and service was top notch.
4.2 on October 06, 2016
Great value, clean and very comfortable. They were great with communication and being available to meet our needs. I would recommend them to anyone.
5 on October 02, 2016
Beautiful, quiet, convenient, good food, great staff... what more can we say?
5 on September 13, 2016
A delightfully elegant and historic gem within a very short drive of the River Market district. The innkeepers are personable and helpful in every way. The house is rich in the history of Little Rock and has been lovingly restored to its original beauty, which is unique in so many ways. We stayed in the Eliza Room and had one of the most comfortable night's sleep ever. Breakfast was delicious and presented beautifully. The gardens are meticulously groomed with a gazebo and hammock to invite you to stay a while. It is a fabulous memory which we hope to revisit one of these days!
4.6 on August 31, 2016
The innkeepers were extremely warm, cordial, and helpful in planning other events for our anniversary trip.
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, Downtown, Mountains, Urban
Little Rock, AR (LIT) 3 miles
Clinton National Airport, Little Rock. 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.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ballet, Wildwood Park Performing Arts, Symphony, Clinton Library, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo
Other, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Secretarial services, Wedding Facilities , Business Center, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Refrigerator, Dry Cleaning/Laundry Service
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, 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, Tennis courts
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