Set in a Victorian mansion within walking distance of the MacArthur Park Historic District in Little Rock, The Empress of Little Rock is an elegant bed and breakfast that offers an award-winning getaway.

Beautifully restored to capture the essence of a romantic Victorian-era mansion, the AAA Four Diamond inn features stylishly appointed and individually decorated guest rooms and suites with antique furnishings, private bathrooms, fireplaces, and modern amenities. Luxury suites have spacious sitting areas, hydro-massage showers and double whirlpool tubs, and private balconies with lovely views. Guests are treated to a gourmet breakfast every morning in the formal dining room and can enjoy handcrafted cocktails in the guest lounge in the evenings. The Empress of Little Rock boasts beautifully manicured gardens, including a Moonlight Secret Garden with a vintage quartz fountain, outdoor seating, hammocks, and cool shady areas.



Guest Accommodations

The Empress of Little Rock features nine exquisitely appointed and comfortably decorated accommodations, including five guest rooms and four luxury suites. All accommodations have plush king or queen-size pillow-beds dressed in high-quality designer linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with hydrotherapy massage jet showers, aromatherapy steam saunas, double whirlpool and Jacuzzi tubs, plush towels, bathrobes and slippers, and designer bath products. Spacious sitting areas have comfortable seating, fireplaces, and modern in-room conveniences include high definition LCD TVs with cable channels, alarm clock/radios, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Eliza Bertrand Cunningham Room features a queen-size four-poster pillow-bed dressed in high-quality designer linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with a single pedestal sink, Pullman bath with shower, plush towels, bathrobes and slippers, and designer bath products.

Named for the legend of Petit Jean, the Petit Jean Room is decorated with relics of military and sea regimen and features a dark walnut, ornately carved high backed Empire queen-size bed dressed in high-quality designer linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and a room-side marble sink and Pullman bath with shower.

The Washburn-Welch Room is a spacious octagonal retreat decorated in shades of aubergine and green and features a French walnut king-sized bed that can be converted to twin sized beds dressed in high-quality designer linens, down comforters and hypoallergenic pillows. Furnished with treasures of a bygone era such as a cozy Victorian settee and a hump-back trunk, the room also has an en-suite bathroom with a single pedestal sink, antique clawfoot tub, plush towels, bathrobes and slippers, and designer bath products.

The John Edward Murray Room is a mini-suite that features an antique walnut king-size bed dressed in high-quality designer linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with a Victorian sink and Pullman bath with shower, plush towels, bathrobes and slippers, and designer bath products. The room also has a Victorian parlor settee and chair, a wood-burning fireplace and windows overlooking the fishpond in the garden.

Once the original bedchamber of the mansion, the James H. Hornibrook SPA Suite is furnished with a rare 1880’s Revival Bedroom Suite, along with a romantic sitting area with a wood-burning fireplace, cozy sofa and rocking chair.

Located in the newly restored Carriage House, Victoria’s Garden Spa Suite boasts the charm and warmth of an Irish cottage and features a queen-size featherbed dressed in high-quality designer linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with a Victorian sink, Jacuzzi and double sized aromatherapy spa shower, plush towels, bathrobes and slippers, and designer bath products. The room overlooks the Romantic Heirloom Moonlight Garden from a private balcony, which is accessed via French doors from the separate sitting area which has a wood-burning fireplace, matching wicker rockers and stunning views.

The Majestic Suite Spa exudes the grandeur of 1930s Hollywood with an eclectic mix of chic décor and elegant 21st-century Victorian touches. Located in the newly restored Carriage House, the suite features a king-size canopy bed dressed in high-quality designer linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with an aromatherapy spa shower, spa bath with massage jet shower, plush towels, bathrobes and slippers, and designer bath products. A sitting area boasts an antique sofa and chairs, a wood-burning fireplace, and a mirrored Jacuzzi.

Located in the Carriage House, the Hemingway Suite takes guests back to 1940 with vaulted ceilings, rough-hewn beams and masculine wood and bamboo décor. The suite features a king-size featherbed dressed in high-quality designer linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with a Victorian sink, Jacuzzi and double sized aromatherapy spa shower, plush towels, bathrobes and slippers, and designer bath products.

The Chatelaine Anniversary Spa Suite is elegant and luxurious with a draped king-size canopy bed dressed in high-quality designer linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with an antique soaking Jacuzzi tub, large double sink vanity, modern walk-in shower, plush towels, bathrobes and slippers, and designer bath products. Other features of the magnificent suite include an Empire dresser with glove boxes and an ornate mirror, a wood-burning fireplace, and a romantic a morning parlor area with a second fireplace and a Victorian spa bath. French doors separate the morning parlor and bathroom.

Dining

A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served every morning in the dining room, which includes freshly baked bread and pastries, seasonal fruit, cereals and homemade granola, yogurt, egg and other signature dishes, fruit juices, freshly brewed coffee, and tea.

Amenities and Recreation

Amenities at The Empress of Little Rock includes complimentary gourmet breakfast served every morning and handcrafted cocktails in the guest lounge in the evenings. The bed and breakfast boast beautifully manicured gardens, including a Moonlight Secret Garden with a vintage quartz fountain, outdoor seating, hammocks, and quiet shady areas, in which guests can relax, and a modern conference center offers event and function spaces for various gatherings.

Weddings & Events

The Empress of Little Rock has a variety of venues for special celebrations and corporate meetings, including enchanting gardens, beautiful parlors, and a modern conference center and offers a arrange of specialized services such as catering, and professional event management.

Local Attractions

Overlooking the Arkansas River, Little Rock is brimming with heritage, world-class attractions, a superb culinary scene and excellent entertainment for the whole family. Little Rock has a fantastic array of museums with interactive, hands-on activities, such as Arkansas Museum of Discovery, where kids can explore math, science, and technology in a fun way, or the Aerospace Education Center, which introduces children to the science of aviation and space.

The award-winning Little Rock Zoo is a great day out of exploring and discovering new animals, while the Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a herd of Africa’s most celebrated mammal. Head into the great outdoors for hiking, biking, picnicking and getting up close to nature at some lovely parks, such as the Pinnacle Mount State Park, the Woolly Hollow State Park, or try Wild River Country or Magic Springs Theme Park for wild water fun with water slides, tidal pools, rapids and wave pools.

2120 S Louisiana St, Little Rock, AR 72206, Phone: 501-374-7966

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