Little Rock, Arkansas is a fun and affordable place to visit for families, foodies, and festival lovers. There’s always something going on in town, whether it’s a musical concert, business conference, or outdoor recreation event. When you visit, the downtown area is a great place to be so that you’re centrally located and near lots of local events. For a comfortable stay in town, here are the best hotels in downtown Little Rock.
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Courtyard Little Rock Downtown is a great downtown hotel because it’s in the heart of the River Market District and within walking distance to lots of attractions, including the Arkansas Museum of Discovery, Nature Center, and Clinton Presidential Center. It’s all about the location with the Courtyard Little Rock Downtown for both business and pleasure travelers. The on-site Bistro has healthy food and beverage options, and the hotel is equipped with high-tech conveniences. There’s an indoor pool and 24-hour fitness center here too for getting some exercise. You’ll also enjoy the fire pit in the courtyard.
Little Rock Marriott is a luxury hotel that offers views of downtown and the Arkansas River. Heritage Grille Steak and Fin Restaurant is the on-site dining option for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can also stop by the Starbucks onsite. There’s a stylish great room lobby that can be used for business and social events. This Marriott has a fitness center and is very close to the Arkansas Old State House Museum, Quapaw Quarter, Arkansas Arts Center, and Clinton Presidential Center and Park.
Residence Inn in Little Rock is located downtown and can accommodate guests for a few days, weeks, or even months. Choose from a spacious studio or one or two-bedroom suite with a separate living and sleeping area. Upgrade to a suite for a fully equipped kitchen. The hotel offers free hot breakfasts each morning and a fitness center to get your daily exercise. This is another River Market District hotel that puts you near the Arkansas Museum of Discovery, Statehouse Convention Center, and the Clinton Library. Pets are welcome here for a fee. There’s also a seasonal outdoor pool, barbecue and picnic area, and convenience store at the Residence.
Comfort Inn & Suites Presidential is cozy, friendly, and has lots of free perks. These include free Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, and airport transportation and local shuttle service. There’s a fitness center on site, as well as meeting space and pet-friendly rooms. When you stay here, you’ll be close to downtown attractions, like the Little Rock Zoo and the Verizon Arena. Rooms come with a refrigerator, microwave, work desk, coffeemaker, and a flat-screen TV. A bar and restaurant are on site, and there is a seasonal outdoor pool at the hotel.
You can also stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Little Rock – Downtown. Special amenities are available for business travelers and families with kids. Guests can use the on-site pool and fitness center. There are modern guest rooms and also suites here if you want a little more space to spread out on your trip. Rooms come with free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, microwaves, flat-screen TVs, and comfy beds. Hot breakfast is free each morning, and it’s also within walking distance to the downtown area’s best diners and steakhouses. Nearby attractions include the Big Dam Bridge and Arkansas Repertory Theater.
Located by Interstates 630 and 430 and at the intersection of Markham and Shackleford, Crowne Plaza Little Rock is a great hotel with complimentary Wi-Fi and airport transportation. It is in the West Little Rock Financial District area and very close to downtown. From here, it’s easy to access the River Market Entertainment District and Outlets of Little Rock. Lots of businesses are located nearby, including Fidelity Information Systems and Verizon. Rocks Bar is in the hotel’s atrium. Meanwhile, Café 201 here serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. You can visit the heated outdoor pool and the fitness center.
Stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Little Rock Downtown to be just off of I-30 and minutes from the Museum of Discovery and other downtown attractions. There are complimentary social evenings, Wi-Fi and breakfast. Take a swim in the outdoor pool, and bring your dog because this is a pet-friendly hotel for a fee.
Doubletree Hotel Little Rock is another highly rated choice because of its southern hospitality and location in the heart of downtown. Enjoy a signature chocolate chip cookie when you arrive and also the convenience of being just 10 minutes from the airport. You’ll be two blocks from the Statehouse Convention Center and have complimentary shuttle service to the airport and local area when you stay here. Other perks are the seasonal pool, fitness center, and the on-site Bridges Restaurant & Lounge for southern-inspired cuisine.
Our last pick for top downtown hotels is La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Downtown Conference Center on South Broadway between West 6th and 7th Streets. This is a pet-friendly hotel that offers a complimentary airport shuttle and local shuttle to get to River Market. Wi-Fi, parking, and breakfast are also free. Business travelers often stay here because of the meetings spaces, business center, and great location just minutes from the convention center.