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2120 Louisiana St. , Little Rock- 72206
Arkansas , United States  United States
Today (Thursday) Open 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

The Empress of Little Rock - Little Rock

Our multi-award winning historic B&B captures the essence of a romantic time while meeting the needs of today's business travelers, guests and brides.Our Multi-Award winning historic boutique hotel was lovingly restored in 1995 to capture the essence of a romantic time while meeting the needs of today's travelers, business guests, and brides.  Named the #4 Most Romantic B&B in the nation, this boutique specializes in taking your breath away. DIAMOND Arkansas accommodations and event facility of our Little Rock Bed and Breakfast were lovingly totally restored to capture the essence of a romantic “Downton Abbey” era while updating the property to meet the needs of today’s travelers, business guests, and brides.  Named the #4 Most Romantic in the United States, this small luxury boutique specializes in surpassing expectations.  From the moment you enter the foyer of the Grand Sitting Parlor, to relaxing in the hammock in the Moonlight Secret Garden listening to the gurgle of the vintage quartz fountain, this is an experience you will remember! Home to Arkansas’ only SPA Suites sporting hydro-massage showers with steam and aromatherapy and double jacuzzis, each luxurious guest room/suite at The Empress conveys romance and nostalgia with meticulous detail while offering the utmost in privacy and amenities such as Ipod-Ipad Docking Stations and Free WiFi.  Breakfast aromas beckon you to leisurely dining,  resplendent with silver service and unrushed conversation, where true Southern hospitality is served along with English crumpets.  Downton’s “Carson” finds his counterpart at The Empress with our own dapper bow-tied butler, Robert’–here to meet the needs of our next royal guest-YOU!Our Little Rock Bed and Breakfast is also the perfect gathering place for business meetings and retreats, events & parties, rehearsal  dinners, bridal shower high teas, and beautiful indoor and outdoor destination weddings. Wifi, conference space for 30 attendees, and corporate business rates make it the natural choice for your next meeting. Whether your visit is for total relaxation, a business retreat, or the wedding of your dreams, your visit will be one that fills you with life long memories, southern hospitality, and complete rejuvenation.We look forward to welcoming you in person to the elegance and grace that is the hallmark of the experience at The Empress of Little Rock.

Business Operation Hours
Monday 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Tuesday 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Wednesday 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Thursday 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Friday 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Saturday 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM


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Book the room of your choice at The Empress of Little Rock and join us for a most unique Romantic Getaway in Arkansas! Sail the inland lake used by Olympic sailors for trainingInland sailing, Lake Maumelle! Lake Maumelle, a stunning 8,900 acre inland lake with 70-miles of shoreline, is located near The Empress in Little Rock, AR.

The lake is well known for the many sailing regattas it hosts, its popularity with weekend sailors and its use by Olympic sailors for training. Book a stay in your choice of nine luxury guestrooms and then add on a romantic sailing excursion! (Please note: This sailing add on available Wednesday through Sunday only, April 15-November 30, or as weather permits).

Book the room of your choice at The Empress of Little Rock and join us for a most unique Romantic Getaway in Arkansas! Sail the inland lake used by Olympic sailors for trainingInland sailing, Lake Maumelle! Lake Maumelle, a stunning 8,900 acre inland lake with 70-miles of shoreline, is located near The Empress in Little Rock, AR.

The lake is well known for the many sailing regattas it hosts, its popularity with weekend sailors and its use by Olympic sailors for training. Book a stay in your choice of nine luxury guestrooms and then add on a romantic sailing excursion! (Please note: This sailing add on available Wednesday through Sunday only, April 15-November 30, or as weather permits).

The Hornibrook Mansion was completed in 1888 at the exorbitant cost of $20,000 and used exclusively Arkansas materials. Designed by Max Orlopp and Kasper Kusener, it has been described in the National Register of Historic Places as the best example of ornate Victorian Architecture in Arkansas and the most important existing example of Gothic Queen Anne style regionally.

Its significance lies in the unique architectural features (divided stairway, 3 1/2 story corner tower, stained glass skylight, and octagonal shaped rooms), which create a massive structure representing late-nineteenth century architecture in its most flamboyant style.

Following the Civil War, James H. Hornibrook moved from Toronto and established a profitable business as a saloonkeeper. Shunned from the proper Scott Street society because of his occupation, Hornibrook waited until Angelo Marré (his competitor saloonkeeper) completed his home, the Villa Marré, and proceeded to build the most extravagant dwelling in the state. Legend has it that he kept a card game going in the tower room where he could watch for raids on his establishment. Unfortunately, he died of an “apoplectic stroke” at the front gate, shortly after the mansion was finished. He was only 49 years of age. Anticipating his death, he had a death mask of Italian marble designed while on a trip to Italy and is buried in the historic Mt. Holly cemetery, in the family plot. Margaret McCully Hornibrook died two years later at age 49, purportedly of a broken heart.

In 1897, the Hornibrook Mansion became the Arkansas Women’s College, the state’s first. Between the Depression and the early 1940’s the house stood vacant and became a nursing home in 1948. It was a private residence and apartments until 1994 when it was restored to become The Empress.The Empress of Little Rock is a proud “Diamond Collection” Inn, and has been named “one of the top ten inns in the United States” by BedandBreakfast.com.

The Empress of Little Rock has received numerous special honors both regionally and nationally. As proud as we are of these exciting accolades, we are also just as proud of our guests’ wonderful comments found throughout the site. We hope you enjoy reading what’s been said about our Little Rock Bed and Breakfast.

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little rock bed and breakfast.Arkansas bed and breakfast.Arkansas bed and breakfast.arkansas.little rock wedding venue.The lovingly restored suites of our Little Rock, Arkansas lodging offer the nostalgia of a bygone era with the conveniences that today’s travelers require. Rooms include: fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s, phones, hydrotherapy massage jet showers, aromatherapy steam sauna, cable TV, CD and tape players, separate sitting areas, luxury robes, state of the art spa amenities, king or queen feather beds, and two course gourmet breakfast by candlelight. Two also offer multiple jet massage showers and footbaths. Of course, all provide our usual Four Diamond Quality, décor, and Service!

You’ve dreamed of being Scarlett. Now’s your chance! It’s 1888. The Empress transforms you to that decadent period of tempestuous romance between Scarlett and Rhett. Slip on your regal frock and hat. Descend the stairwell to the parlor and bat your eyelashes at your Rhett! Let him whisk you away to the Old Mill (only remaining structure surviving from the 1939 film) for a romantic picnic under an “1828” tree. Shield yourself from the sun with your parasol so you won’t have to bleach your freckles with buttermilk!! You’re in for the romance of your life.

Join us from November 1st thru December 15th for a two night shopping getaway with your sister, your Mom, your best friend, for an old fashioned Christmas Shopping Getaway-Miracle on 21st Street Shopping Package! Time to shop til you drop, and then join us back at The Empress for Hot Apple Cider (spiked if you like) and a massage to loosen up those muscles and rejuvenate those tired aching feet. Then enjoy a wonderful dinner at one of our many outstanding restaurants (let us make your reservations for you) Ciao, Brave New Restaurant, Ristaurante’ Capeo, Bruno’s, Cache, they’re all great.

Join us for breakfast each morning and be pampered with Pumpkin Puff Pancakes with Hot Cider Sauce, or Decadent French Toast with Clotted Cream and then do it all over again. OR relax by the fire, sip on hot cocoa, eat peanut brittle, and enjoy the Relaxation while an elf wraps your packages! The miracle will be you ever shopped any other way!

When only the best will do for this last special moment before two become three! A romantic getaway for just the “two of you”. The Empress of Little Rock is the “inn” place to be! Imagine checking into one of our romantic suites and finding sparkling cider and our signature double hand-dipped chocolate covered cherries on a silver tray! We will arrange for an in-room prenatal massage for mother-to-be and Swedish massage for daddy-to-be.

After the massages, have dinner for two at the wonderful Ciao’s Italian restaurant (discount coupon included) in the heart of downtown Little Rock. Following your meal, relax in a ride around downtown Little Rock in a horse-drawn carriage. Back at the inn, fall into a featherbed and drift off to sleep as visions of the little one go dancing in your head. The next morning enjoy a two course gourmet breakfast by candle light.

Languages Spoken

English

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