This is truly a jewel in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Capital Hotel in Little Rock is a beautifully restored historic hotel with Southern Charm and exquisite customer service.
Let me start off by saying I’ve been fortunate enough to have stayed in some of the most beautiful luxury hotels money can buy and I can honestly say The Capital Hotel in Little Rock is right up there with the best of them.
Considered the “front porch of Little Rock,” the historic Capital Hotel has been a beacon to Southern culture since it first opened its doors in 1877.
Its spacious guestrooms are the quintessential home away from home with Frette linens and custom designed mattresses to ensure a good night’s rest, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
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With beautiful styled guestrooms, two restaurants, and five meeting rooms, the historic Capital Hotel is noted for its traditional Southern Comfortable hospitality.
There are 94 spacious guest rooms; including four suites and I had the pleasure of staying in one of the luxury suites for 3 days which 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.
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Check-In at the Capital Hotel
Check-in at the Little Rock hotel doesn’t take place at the front desk. Rather the concierge will escort you to your room to take care of it there, in the comfort of your own space. This allows the staff to get to know you as a guest, and gives you plenty of time to learn all about what the hotel has to offer.
Your personal concierge you will make sure all of your needs are met from offering a Wall street Journal, filling the ice bucket and pouring a glass of water.
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 was relaxed by the quality of service.
The hotel provides Molton Brown bathroom products which were available in the bathroom and the maid-staff brought fresh bottled water and toffee treats every evening for turn-down service.
Restaurants at The Capital Hotel
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 Capital Bar and Grill
The embodiment of the Capital’s Southern Comfortable culinary vision focuses on provincial comfort food with a particular emphasis on the agricultural abundance of Arkansas.
Signature dishes range from the now-legendary chicken fried steak, fish n chips and homemade banana cream pudding to a hand-crafted charcuterie board.
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.
The tools of the bar include the most sought-after liquors, mixers, and ingredients. In sort of a back-to-the-future twist, it is the devotion to handmade classic and custom cocktails (the Aviation vs. the Crop-duster) that has established CBG as a nationally-regarded spirits destination.
Dining is available 24-hours a day. Limited menus are found in the guestrooms but during their hours of operation, selections can be made from the menus from either restaurant.
Location of Capital Hotel
Just 15 minutes from the airport, Capital Hotel is centered in downtown Little Rock with views of the Arkansas River and mere steps from the city’s best attractions, including the Clinton Library and the Old State House museum.
The hotel offers complimentary transfers to and from the airport. Sure, it’s only a 15-minute ride away, but even that short jaunt is taken care of by the Little Rock hotel. You’ll be picked up by a driver and seamlessly escorted across the city in style.
The Rooms at the Capital Hotel
There are 94 rooms at the Capital Hotel, including 15 Capital Great Rooms and four luxury suites, are designed to create a home-away-from-home feeling with fresh flowers brightening every room.
All rooms in the landmark Little Rock hotel feature custom-designed mattresses, spacious closets, floor-to-ceiling windows, 14-foot-high ceilings, exquisite subway-tiled tubs, and spectacular views of downtown Little Rock.
In addition, the four suites offer a large European soaking tub and separate shower, a dual vanity, and a dining table with seating for six.
For the turn down, the plush duvet is expertly folded down and guests will be delighted to see a small dream dictionary and reading light propped on one pillow.
A tray at the end of the bed features a breakfast menu, shoeshine bag for optional shoe pick-up, an invitation to have coffee in the lobby and two large bags of swoon-worthy Southern pecan toffee.
The bathrooms can be described as clean, classic and simply regal. Creams and whites are the colors of choice, from the fluffy Frette bath towels to the marble used on the sinks and tub surrounds.
Capital Hotel retains plenty of 19th-century charm with sweeping arches and flickering candlelight in the evening. Marble columns, stained glass windows, soaring two-story lobby — it’s easy to see how the Recommended hotel became popular with the city’s glitterati from the very beginning.
Things to do Near The Capital Hotel
Reserve a tour of Central High School and learn about The Little Rock Nine, African-American students who played an important role in public school desegregation in 1957. There is an on-site museum.
Explore the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum and see exhibits relating to his early life, two terms as president, and post-presidential work. Enjoy food and libations at 42 Bar and Table overlooking the lighted pedestrian bridge.
Enjoy walking through the lovely historic garden at Curran Hall, built in 1842. The Greek Revival building is largely unaltered, sensitively restored, and serves today as Little Rock’s official visitor center.
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