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1905 Basin Park Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   12 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632   |  
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Ranked #19 of 37 Hotels in Eureka Springs
Springfield, Missouri
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“Historic (old) hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. There were no requests made that were not addressed right away. If you are looking for a brand new hotel dont stay in the downtown area. For being over 100 years old its a nice building. Loved being in the middle of everyhthing. Shops ,entertainment ,restaurants all just steps from the front door.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, February 25, 2012
Thank you for your review. Yes the hotel is not considered new but is full of amazing history for it has sat in the downtown location since 1905. It is a wonderful location and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We go to Eureka a lot and have always wanted to stay here. The location is great and we were really looking forward to getting away for Mardi Gras. The room was mediocre and we heard the person above us walking, stomping, ect while we tried to sleep. The was no hot water in the shower and the bathroom itself was in ill repair.

The staff was friendly however and again, the location can't be beat.

However, I would recommend the New Orleans Hotel or one of the cottages instead.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, February 25, 2012
Thank you for your review. The hotel is old with age but is going through several renovations this year. The walls are thin due to the older architecture as well as the plumbing is not always up to speed when we have a full hotel. It is a wonderful location and full of fascinating history. Mardi Graw has grown here over the last 7 years and we look forward to the outcome. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you in the near future for your next visit maybe at our sister hotel the Crescent which also has cottages.
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We went done on Sat. stayed in the Basin Park Hotel. We loved our room. The only the thing was after we checked in went down to parking to get our bags. by the time we got back up to the hotel the elevator was out of order. So we had to take our bags up 5 floors. But hey the front desk people very friendly the Van Guys were awesome. Just all and all awesome time.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, February 10, 2012
Thank you for your review. Unfortantly the age of the hotel does show sometimes when the elevator is used frequently. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

My husband and I were so excited to stay at the Basin!! At first we were upset because we did not get the room we specifically booked:( Then, they really came through and gave us a room for our friend for free!!! Thank You Basin!! It worked out really well!!!

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ozark, Missouri, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

We were promised a small "intimate" wedding venue and a once in a lifetime honeymoon experience. What we received was carpet being ripped up, 7am construction work right outside our room, and staff that walked in and out of our wedding with their paint brushes. This was all written off by the management of the hotel because it was the "off season" and we were told up front that we would have to set up our own wedding. It would have been nice to know we would arrive to a filthy wedding room including dead bugs on the floor. Our room was nice with a flat screen tv, jacuzzi tub and a walk in shower if you don't mind the age of the hotel. The towels are similar to sand paper and you might as well ask for extra up front because they are teeny tiny. The parking is down the road with "free" shuttle. However, if you are here more than one day the tips for the driver do add up. Do yourself a favor, stay at the Lazee Days Cabins down the road and skip the historical experience.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, January 24, 2012
Kristina, thank you for your review. We are currently remodeling at the Basin Park Hotel to better accomidate our guest in the future. We are vary aware that it is a running hotel and the construction does not start until 10AM. I apologize for the wedding situation as you were informed several times before arrival that not all locations were guaranteed. The Barefoot Ballroom was closed down for painting and we apologize if you were not informed of that. The carpet was vacuumed at your request and we apologize that due to the construction the floor have been collecting more debris than normal. The towel situation is noted and will be taken care of in the future, and request for more towels is always an option with just a phone call to the front desk . We are fortunate to offer a parking lot to our guest in downtown Eureka Springs, perhaps next time we can accomidate you at our sister hotel the Crescent Hotel at the top of the hill, that does include a on site parking lot. Please email me at crescentactivities@gmail.com for a free upgrade on your next visit. We look forward to approving your opinion in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012 via mobile

Frankly I had a delightful stay at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel this weekend and it was wonderful to visit the historic hotel once again after nearly 20 years. Located perfectly in the centre of town, it was easy to find and valet parking is conveniently located directly in front of the building.

I was greeted immediately by the valet and escorted into the hotel. The lobby is truly lovely, warm and inviting. Received a friendly welcome from the Front Desk staff, and due to being off season I received a complimentary upgrade to a superior king room. Nice! A restaurant, spa and I think bar are located in the hotel however I didn't try any of them out, choosing to hit the town instead.

Unlike the lobby the rooms are a little rough around the edges albeit very clean. One finds uneven floorboards, old upholstery, and somewhat battered period-inspired furnishing. At the same time, however, I found the condition of the room almost quaint as it somehow translates into that period feel the owners evidently like to maintain.

The amenities include a coffee maker, in-room safe, iron and board, refrigerator, large screen television and ample lighting. Most rooms from what I can tell have ceiling fans as well as dedicated heating/cooling systems. Complimentary shampoo, conditioner, soap and body wash, and plenty of clean white towels can be found in the bathroom.

Bed was, as mentioned, king size and in new condition. Bedding also seemed new or newer, very clean and freshly laundered. The bed was very comfortable, and extra blankets as well as pillows are stored in the closet. The room although located on the main street was quiet and by closing the venetian blinds nice and dark.

Only issue for me was the shower/bath knob that was in shoddy condition and difficult to turn. In fact, I had to call the Front Desk for assistance, however maintenance came immediately and opened it up for me. Hopefully it will soon be replaced.

Otherwise, aside from that one issue if you want to be in the centre of all the wonderful things Eureka Springs has to offer, as well as enjoy a true historic property I highly recommend the 1905 Basin Park Hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

I love the location of the Basin Park Hotel. Right in the middle of downtown Eureka, making it simple to walk around and browse the shops, enjoy the scenary, eat at the restaurants, and hit up the pubs. The Basin, built over 100 years ago had lots of history, that was very interesting. You do have to park a ways from the hotel, but the complementary shuttle sees that you come and go safely so this wansn't an issue for us. Had a bit of a hard time with my check in due to the fact that the reservation was made thru Hotels.com, according to the front desk clerk. However, we eventually checked in successfully and were given a complementary upgrade due to our problems (Thank you!). Yes, this hotel is older, so tourists expecting the Embassy would be disapointed, but the rooms are clean, cozy, and the atmosphere fits right in with the feel of Eureka Springs. The walls are very thin and we could hear our neighbors visiting, but this was not an issue as they were not too loud. All in all, I enjoyed the Basin and it's history. I will definately stay here during my next trip to Eureka, which I am planning in the near future. Thank you Basin!

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Location: United States > Arkansas > Eureka Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Eureka Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — 1905 Basin Park Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Spring where it all began, The 1905 Basin Park Hotel is Downtown Eureka Springs' full service lodging option featuring the Serenity Spa, the Balcony Bar and Restaurant, Lucky 7 Billiards & Bar and Jacuzzi Suites. As well as complimentary shuttle, free parking, security, and a 24-hour front desk and bellman service. As a guest of the Basin Park Hotel you get 2 FREE tickets to the Downtown Tour: Hellraisers, Hoodlums, and Heated History. This tour is fun for the whole family and you will learn all about the towns heated founding. The Basin Park Hotel hosts numerous weddings and events. ... more   less 
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