The Empress of Little Rock
2120 South Louisiana
Little Rock, AR 72206

501-374-7966
877-374-7966
501-375-4537
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Price Range: $135 - $295

This award winning 1888 Gothic Victorian has been described as "Queen Anne on steriods" and featured in National Geographic Traveler as well as HGTV on numerous shows. Original stained glass skylight, hidden card room in the turret, oppulently decorated with understated elegance and includes the 7500 sq. ft. main house known for it's authenic period restoration, as well as the renewly renovated "Carriage House" featuring state of the art spa suites and conference center as well as award winning gardens.
Accommodations
Three spa suites feature state of the art hydro-massage therapy jet showers with steam and aromatherapy, double jacuzzi's, heated towel racks, featherbeds and balconied rooms overlooking the Moonlight Victorian Secret Garden with Gothic Gazebo and orginal fountains. A lovers paradise. The Main House featured 5 rooms, three of which are suites with original antique soaking tubs and showers, featherbeds and authentic period furnishings. The new conference center provides guests with an warm and luxuriously intimate setting for business meetings which open onto the gardens and lawned plaza. Perfect for retreats and special board meetings.
Breakfast
Breakfast is served with all the appropriate Victorian pomp and circumstance using crystal, silver, china, a bow-tied butler and served "before" her Majesty, the Queen(Victoria, that is). The first course is either a homemade fruit sorbet or fruit soup often created using ingredients from the herb garden or orchard of The Empress by our own Sharon Welch-Blair, locally renouned for her culinary expertise and service with Victorian flair. The main entree consists of either a sweet or savory using souffle's or puffed pastry, meat and sauces and fresh fruit and juices. Often there are additional special treats and homemade breads adding to the repast. Definitely known as an experience not to miss while at The Empress.
Dining
Since Little Rock has a phletora of fine dining available it is hard to choose just one with so much ethic and regional food to choose from. But our favorite is Ristorante Capeo, just a trolley ride over the river to North Little Rock. Lovely atmosphere, excellent wines, creative and fine presentation of northern Italian food.
Local Attractions
The Clinton Library, the Old State House where the Clinton campaign kicked off, Historic Arkansas Museum, the Arts Center founded by the Rockefeller and offering phenomenol gallery for a city this size; the remainder of the historic district featuring numerous restored homes from 1830 to after the turn of the century including Curran Hall Visitors Center.
Of Special Interest
You won't want to the miss the Old Mill, a wonderfully romantic water mill and park that were included in the opening credits of "Gone With The Wind"!
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#1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Little Rock
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Most Recent Traveler Reviews
Live like Lord Grantham of Downton Abbey
"Incredibly well-appointed mansion in Little Rock with Antonio, the host whose passion in antiquity and the home's history is awe-inspiring. Take a step back in time in the opulent ambiance filled...read more"
written Jun 9, 2021 by Darthguppy
A gem
"The Empress of Little Rock is a delight, and it is hard to find anything to criticize about it. It is a magnificent Gilded Age masterpiece that has been restored and decorated with period antiques...read more"
written Jun 9, 2021 by Matombo
Wonderful Stay
"We had a wonderful stay at The Empress. Antonio was a pleasure to visit with and a wonderful host. The Hemingway Suite was a restful retreat. Breakfast was perfect. Looking forward to our next visit...read more"
written Nov 23, 2020 by danbran25
MEETING / BANQUET FACILITIES
WEDDING FACILITIES
FINE ANTIQUES
FLOWER GARDEN
OFF-STREET PARKING
DRY CLEANING / LAUNDRY SERVICES
HISTORIC BUILDING
PUB / GAMEROOM
FEATHER BEDS
SPA
SAUNA
CROQUET
HIKING TRAILS
PRIVATE BALCONY / PATIO
TURNDOWN SERVICE
ROBES IN ROOM
FRESH CUT FLOWERS
PRIVATE ENTRANCE
WINE TASTING
SUITED FOR CHILDREN
PETS ALLOWED
GIFT STORE
BOOK / VIDEO LIBRARY
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
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