We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A blast from the past,” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Hot Springs
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
Save
You added Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa to your Saves list
239 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #15 of 38 Hotels in Hot Springs
Dallas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A blast from the past,”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This landmark hotel takes you back to the 1930's.! The lobby area is beautifully done in this time period. Some rooms have been updated and are a mustvifvyour staying here. Friday nite dancing in the lobby is a must see! Sunday & holiday buffets is outstanding.

Room Tip: Ask for remodeled room.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

910 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    191
    250
    157
    152
    160
See reviews for
182
341
22
66
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (192)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Norman, Oklahoma
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I came on a weekend getaway. The beds were very uncomfortable. We had to contact security three times in the middle of the night because the people next to us blared their tv all night long. Security had to trigger off all the breakers in the hall because they couldn t get the guest to turn their tv down. We went to eat breakfast in their Venetian dining and we sat at the table for twenty minutes and the waitress never came over even though she was helping all the tables around us. We asked her if we could get service and she said when she had a minute because she was swamped. We ended up leaving to go eat elsewhere. When it was time for check out I was waiting in line for quite sometime and a worker behind the desk told me she was allowing another person to cut in front of me even though she had just walked up because she was a main guest. I found the people to be rude. This hotel came highly recommended by numerous people. I will not be recommending it.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orange County
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I am told that the Arlington was the place for gangsters to vacation during prohibition when this place was new and it its glory. My parents (no relation to the gangsters that I know of :) used to come here once every year or two in the 50's and 60's for a get away without the kids. My wife and I came here in 2013 to close the loop on a bit of history. We were not disappointed.

You are going to love this place not so much for what it is today, but for what it was. Fortunately, the glorious history of this place still shines through, although with just a bit of tarnish here and there on the trim. The lobby bar/lounge is huge. Both it, and the people who congregate there, seem to be right out of the 50's. The restaurant is huge, and sadly, not very well patronized, nor is the food particularly outstanding. My recommendation is to by all means have breakfast there. The sun is pouring into the huge floor-to-ceiling windows revealing all of the charm that was once the Arlington in the glory days.

We did the spa treatment. It is a classic spa from the 20's It was fun. You should, by all means, try it.

If you are thinking about a road trip then by all means try out Central Arkansas and put the Arlington in your plans for a night or two. Remember, it is going to be a very pleasant review of the mid 20th century, not the most up-to-date luxury spa of today's world.

Room Tip: We went for as high as they had, facing the street. View was great and it was quiet, not because th...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Benton, Louisiana
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We loved our stay at the Arlington. I read a lot of reviews about it being old and people disliking it for that reason. Yes, the hotel is old. But that is the charm! It is beautiful and very clean. It has the perfect location. We enjoyed sitting at the bar and having cocktails before and after dinner. Live music was playing and our bartender was very attentive. No complaints here! We will always stay at the Arlington from now on!

Room Tip: We loved our view of downtown Hot Springs!
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston TX
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

As you go through life, there are a few gifts that you give yourself simply because you deserve them. Staying at the Arlington is one of those pleasantries. Whenever my wife & I pass anywhere near Hot Springs, we make it a point to stay here and we've always enjoyed the grace of a grand hotel. It is a joy to see the revitalization of downtown Hot Springs and everything is a convenient walk from the hotel. We make a point of always requesting a room facing downtown on the top floor and we've always enjoyed the view.

  • Stayed October 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Our room faced the street so we had a good view of the downtown area. This is an old hotel but the room was acceptable. I have read some other reviews so maybe we had a room that was more updated. The bathroom was very small with no place to put your toiletries but I guess this is how it was back then. The closet was bigger than the bathroom. The bed was comfortable. If you stay here make sure and sign up for the Bath Spa that includes the massage. Very relaxing and enjoyable!

Room Tip: Get a room that faces the street. Breakfast buffet is overpriced. This hotel is walking distance t...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wickes
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The food was great. Their dinner music (Piano) which should have been smooth and nice melody background music was not instead the man playing the piano pounded on it so hard that is was horrible.
The room was ok but no thermostat control so late in October can be cold and the room was cold.
I guess the bottom line is I will never stay there again.

Room Tip: Just don't stay there.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Address: 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901
Location: United States > Arkansas > Hot Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 38 Hotels in Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 484
Also Known As:
Arlington Resort Hotel And Spa
Arlington Hot Springs Arkansas
Arlington Resort Hot Springs

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.