This is truly a jewel in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Capital Hotel is a beautifully restored historic hotel with Southern Charm and exquisite customer service. Let me start off by saying; I have been fortunate enough to have stayed in some of the most beautiful luxury hotels money can buy, and I can honestly say they do not compare to the The Capital Hotel when it comes to service and the attention to detail. Its 94 spacious guest rooms; including four suites, which I had the pleasure of staying in for 2 days made being away from home not so bad. Fresh flowers brightened my room, a custom-designed mattress that wrapped around my body to ensure a good night’s rest, and spectacular views of downtown through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. The historic Capital Hotel is noted for its luxury in Little Rock and its traditional Southern hospitality.
Quality second to none
The inside of the hotel is stunning with an old school southern charm that takes you back to a time when hotels actually cared about their guest and the quality of service was more important than having every room filled. The bedding and beds are the most comfortable I’ve ever slept in which almost made it difficult for me to get up the next day and explore Little Rock.
Once my personal concierge escorted me to my room to check me in and to ensure the room was to my liking; she then offered me Wall street Journal, filled my ice bucket with ice and poured me a glass of water. (thinking I can get accustomed to being treated like a queen). Once I got settled into my room I slipped into the comfortable complementary robe and slippers that were awaiting me after a long day of traveling. The room even smelled heavenly and I immediately became relaxed and tranquil by the quality of service I had just experienced and I had only been there a few minutes. There were Molton Brown bathroom products available in my bathroom and the maid-staff brought me fresh bottled water and toffee treats every evening for turn-down service. After I finished relaxing I wondered downstairs to the grill picked up a Moscow Mule and explored the beautiful mezzanine patio that overlooks the street and people watched which is my favorite pastime.
There are two fantastic dining choices downstairs. If you travel often, you know hotel restaurants are not usually the best choices for dining. While traveling I normally venture out and dine at local restaurants but I was told how exquisite the food was so I had to give it a try. I am a huge Moscow Mule fan and when I say Huge I do mean HUGE!! Unbeknownst to me the Capital Hotel bar and Grill is known for their Moscow Mules and let me say they did not disappoint. Another big hit for me was the Fish and Chips and I let me say OMG!! The fish was so flaky, crispy, meaty and it delivered everything you would want in a Fish and Chips meal. After all of that deliciousness I couldn’t pass up dessert so I chose the banana pudding and again, it did not disappoint. The homemade banana pudding was served in a mason jar with fresh homemade whip cream and vanilla wafers on top. Tim my bartender suggested I add the spiced pecans to the banana pudding which took the banana pudding completely over the top and my taste buds were doing the happy dance. The banana pudding was by far the highlight of the evening.
If I could stay in a hotel like this everywhere I went, I totally would. The Capital Hotel is Old School, in the best ways possible. The service was excellent — I even had an issue with my TV remote and someone was at my room within minutes to fix it. All hotels should strive to meet the Capital Hotels standards! If I’m ever back in Little Rock, AR I know where I’m staying!
Markham & Louisiana
Little Rock, AR 72201