Luxury boutique hotel in Little Rock, AR – Capital Hotel

Sharing is caring!

If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway in Little Rock, Arkansas, look no further than the Capital Hotel. This boutique hotel exudes elegance and sophistication, from the beautifully appointed rooms to the impeccable service and top-notch amenities.

Located in the heart of downtown Little Rock, the hotel boasts elegant rooms, exceptional service, and award-winning dining, making it the perfect destination for travelers who want to indulge in comfort and sophistication.

With its stately Southern architecture, fine dining options, and top-notch service, the Capital Hotel is sure to elevate your stay in Little Rock.

With its signature hospitality and grandeur, the Capital Hotel is an unforgettable experience for those seeking a luxurious hotel in Little Rock.

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.


Where to stay in Little Rock

Where To Stay In Little Rock, AR

With beautifully styled guestrooms, two restaurants, and five meeting rooms, the historic Capital Hotel is noted for its traditional Southern Comfortable hospitality.

The links in this post may be affiliate links.  That means that if you click them and make a purchase, this site makes a commission.  It will have no impact on the price you pay or the experience of your purchase.

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.

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 by 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 complimentary 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 its Moscow Mules and let me say they did not disappoint.  Another big hit for me was the Fish and Chips and 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.

Suite Service
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.


View this post on Instagram


Let’s celebrate the weekend with Chef James’ smoked gouda mac’n cheese, who’s with us? ? . . . Available on our dinner menu in the @capitalbar.lr ?

A post shared by Capital Hotel (@capitalhotellr) on

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, which 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 turndown, 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, a 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.

Ready to plan your trip, grab my FREE  Vacation Planner to help you plan your trip in the time it takes to watch your favorite TV show!

Travel Guide


Where To See The Fall Foliage in Little Rock

Best Luxury Hotels In Nashville

Ultimate Amtrak Getaway – Memphis to New Orleans


I have come to the end of my review of the Capital Hotel in Little Rock!  I would love to hear about your stay at the Capital Hotel.  Leave me a comment on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.


Capital Hotel in Little RockAre you also on Pinterest?

Why not save this post to your Pinterest board for later? I am also on Pinterest so feel free to follow Passports and Grub boards and get the latest pin directly.


Sharing is caring!

Similar Posts


  1. Beautiful hotel! I especially enjoy the food pictures and the deliciously looking Moscow Mule.

  2. Wow, I’d honestly never think of the word luxury when thinking of Little Rock, AR. You’ve certainly added a destination to my list! Thanks! #BLM

  3. This post explains exactly why I’m such a fan of boutique hotels. I stay at boutique hotels 90% of the time when I travel and the service almost always exceeds my expectations. The banana pudding sounds delicious too!

  4. I’ve never stayed in a boutique hotel, but oh my goodness it looks like I need to. How fancy! The bathroom in the king capital great room looks amazing! I have family in Arkansas so maybe I can check out The Capital sometime.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.