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“Older Hotel with History” 3 of 5 stars
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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
Kaysville, Utah
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23 hotel reviews
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“Older Hotel with History”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

When checking into this hotel, visitors need to understand this is a very old historic hotel. The floors slope, an elevator which only holds six people and a musty odor. Parking is located about two blocks away and the hotel offers a shuttle to and from the parking. The Hotel is right in the center of downtown Eureka Springs which makes downtown very accessible.

Room Tip: The thrid floor is haunted.....
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1905manager1886, Front Office Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
We're glad you decided to stay at our hotel. We appreciate your understanding that this is a historic property. We do our best to keep it up to date and properly maintained. The location is the best though!

We hope you will try our property again.
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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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Stigler, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I love the Basin Park. It feels like your in the center of everything. The hotel itself is comfortable and just what you would expect from a piece of living history. I appreciate that it has probably not changed that much in its hundred years of travelers. The dark hallways add to the mystique of the place. I still expect to see a ghost somewhere along the way,,,and don't miss the haunted tour. :)
At night you will probably hear the guest above you walking on the wood floors but the noise is not that bad. It's a great weekend getaway!

Room Tip: The rooms with suites are worth the extra money unless your on a tight budget. If you stay on the 4...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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macdevelopment, Front Office Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Hi and thanks for staying at the Basin Park Hotel. We're glad you enjoyed your stay but sorry you didn't see a ghost. Most of our ghost activity is on the 3rd floor. It was the original top floor of the Perry House that burned down on the sight where the Basin Park Hotel is now. If you return to stay with us again, request a room on the 3rd floor and see what happens. Room 310 has been getting frequent reports of paranormal activity from guests who stay in that room.

We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Everyone there was very helpful when we got married. They helped us out on finding the right location and making sure we had everything we needed. The hotel is located in the center of everything and it is all walking distance. Thanks for a great honeymoon.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, September 5, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments about your recent stay with us. We try and make everyone's stay as memorable as yours was. Hopefully we'll see you back next year for your anniversary or even sooner if you're able to make it. Have a great day.
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Prairie Grove, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I want to say that I did not expect a modern hotel. That is part of the charm. However, for the price we paid on the weekend for a jacuzzi room, I did expect a bit more updates. The bed was comfortable. And the view was great. The location couldn't be better. I would stay again at the $100 dollar weekday rate, but I don't think I would spend the $215 for a weekend night again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for the review about your recent stay with us. We're glad you enjoyed your room, aside from the price. We try and keep our rates competitive and comparable for our location. Occasionally we do run weekend specials. Next time you might be considering staying at our hotel, call us or check our website for Hot Deals that we may be running. Have a great day.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a historical landmark in a historical city. Nice large room with historical details. Charming to look at, but the doors are original and totally not sound resistant. The drunks in the hall kept us up all night. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant is the best in town. Sometimes old is old.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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macdevelopment, Front Office Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thanks for your positive comments about your recent stay with us. We're glad you enjoyed your room. I agree, the doors made in 1905 are not as sound resistant as new doors but it is part of the experience in staying in a hotel that is 108 years old. If you decide to stay with us again in the future and you have problems with unruly guests make sure you call the front desk. We have security on nightly to attend to matters such as drunks in the halls or anything else that may be troubling you throughout the night.

We hope to see you again in the future. Have a great day.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The only place going for this place is the location....old and dirty...no closet in room, no place to place anything in the bathrooms, old tv's...noise from park next door. We were put in a room next to the outdoor smoking area... The ashtrays were full of butts and empty beer cans . We ate at the balcony restaurant and had what is touted as the "best hamburger in Eureka Springs".....Ha ha...not even sure what the content of the meat was....will not be returning!

Room Tip: Don't!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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macdevelopment, Front Office Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
We're sorry for your recent disappointing experience at our hotel. We do our best to make every guests experience a positive one. We're sorry you won't be returning to give us another chance. In the future, when you have negative experiences in any hotel you're staying at, call the front desk and see if there's anyway to accommodate you better. We have 60 rooms in our property and I'm sure we could've found you one that you would've enjoyed more.

Have a good day.
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Kansas City, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This hotel is right in the middle shopping, dining and nightlife. We had a massage and facial in the Spa. The Spa service was very average..but relaxing. Some of the rooms include Spa Service Vouchers and we added the Spa Facial to lengthen our relaxation time. Our room was a Suite...#315. Very spacious with a separate living area and large bathroom with a full size shower and large jacuzzi tub. Our suite had 6 large windows that overlooked a wooded, tree filled hillside-very private feel in this room and side of hotel. The room was nicely painted and the bathroom had updated fixtures with some original door hinges, locks and door knobs that kept the period feel of the hotel. The Suite had 2 large window AC units that kept the room at a comfortable temperature easily. We did not use the outdoor hot tub..but this hotel reciprocates with the larger Crescent Hotel nearby if you want to use their pool and spa, the Basin Hotel guests are welcome. I would stay here again if we planned another trip based on the location and cleanliness of hotel.

Room Tip: Request a room that overlooks the outer perimeter of the building for a view of the hillside, street...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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macdevelopment, Front Office Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
We're glad you had such an enjoyable time during your recent stay with us. 315 is a great room! It is one of our recently remodeled Jacuzzi suites. We try and update and remodel a number of rooms every year to make them more modern while still preserving the historic charm.

If you ever have anything that frustrates you during your stay, such as average spa services, please let us know at that time. If gives us the opportunity to train staff members on individual experiences so we can make your future experiences more than average.

We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Have a great day.
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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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