I was concerned about this being too far out of the way, but it turned out to be a great decision to stay here. There's construction going on around the area, but the gps took us right to it. Also, when we found the address, we weren't immediately sure where the front was. These things aside, what a great stay we had!
The room was more like a suite, with very high end finishes and decor. There is a sitting area with a chaise and chair, large desk area, wet bar area with microwave and refrigerator. The bed was comfy with a selection of pillow types. I have paid 2-1/2 times our room rate for comparable rooms.
Besides the room, we enjoyed the set up of the hotel. It's primarily for business people, but we liked the fact that we could have dinner in their small restaurant, and didn't have to do any more driving(after 2 long days on the road). Dinner was good, and the s'mores waffle dessert was delicious(my favorite part). The breakfast isn't included, but for a cooked to order item and assorted buffet things, it's only $10.
We would definitely return here.
The biggest negative of the room was the thermostat, which had a fluorescent blue light where the temperature was displayed. The light never went out and was like a beacon all night, affecting my falling asleep. I finally stacked some pillows up to block my direct view of the light. For a deep sleeper, this wouldn't be a problem.
The other thing worth mentioning is that the bathroom door is a large, glass sliding door. It is beautiful, but it isn't completely private if you are sharing the room with a non family member.
Some prior reviewer had negative comments about the building. The whole place was torn down and rebuilt, reopening in December, 2012 if I understood one of the receptionists correctly. It is beautiful inside, and very tech friendly. There were multiple places in the room to recharge/plug in cellphones, ipads etc.
We loved our stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new Holiday Inn West-Financial Parkway features 119 spacious guest rooms with modern décor. All of the beautifully designed sleeping rooms are equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, 42” Flat Panel HDTV, wet bar, full size hair dryer, iron with ironing board and more.The HUB Café & Bar is open daily for breakfast, and dinner. Guests can enjoy the hot breakfast buffet each morning, and extensive dinner menu featuring a wide variety of entrée options for your dining needs each evening.Additional features include the eGame System in the lobby, and restaurant. Depending on the weather, guests can enjoy the outdoor pool with luxurious cabanas, or relax on the outdoor patio with fire pit. For added convenience guests can utlize two onsite laundry rooms, 24 Hour Market, business center, and complimentary wireless internet access throughout the entire hotel.Meeting space is available for corporate meetings, private luncheons, or wedding receptions. The ballroom features 1,440 square feet of flexible meeting space. In addition, the Executive Conference Room can accommodate up to 15 guests conference style. The dedicated staff can assist you with all of your Food & Beverage requirements. The new Holiday Inn West-Financial Parkway is located in the heart of West Little Rock near many restaurants including; PF Chang’s, Butcher Shop, Mimi’s Café, Playtime Pizza, and On The Border. Additional local attractions include the Rave Movie Theatre, Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre, Burns Park, The Promenade At Chenal, and Arkansas Museum of Discovery.All guests can take advantage of Priority Rewards-our loyalty program that gives you the freedom to do the things you love. Whether you’re on the road for a night, out of town for business or venturing off to a far-away destination, we offer extraordinary benefits that ensure you get the very most out of your travel . Plus, there are plenty of exceptional features that allow you to earn and redeem points for things you do every day-even after your travel has come to an end. ... more less
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