Bathhouse Row
Bathhouse Row
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
Read more
Write a review
About
A collection of historic bathhouses where people flocked in the early 20th century for therapeutic hot springs baths.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
1,360 reviews
Excellent
840
Very good
400
Average
95
Poor
18
Terrible
7

Colleen C
Troy, NY2,113 contributions
Nov 2022
Bathhouse Row is half of the National Park ~ but a necessary part ~ since this is how they utilized the Hot Springs and the waters nature mineral properties. Each house originally built in 1892-1923 has taken on it's own unique historic importance to tell the full story of Hot Springs History. Quick run down for you since it took me forever to figure it out myself before we got there:

1) Superior ~ Only place in ANY National Park that has it's own Brewery and uses the Hot Springs to brew! can enjoy inside and outside

2) Hale ~ The Oldest of all the houses. Still a hotel and can sleep there for about $270 and bathe in the water in your room.

3) Maurice ~ Unfortunately this one is Closed and going through renovation and hopefully will be resorted to it's original beauty.

4) Fordyce ~ This Bathhouse has been kept in it's original state that it was built as ~ You can walk through it's 4 floor and look at how people would come here for the HEALING properties of the water ~ including the spa, saunas, pools, therapy and just overall beautiful you can spend a long time in here walking around for free and taking in how it must have been in the 20's.

5) Quapaw ~ Still operational ~ you can bathe here for $25 a person BUT it's first come first serve and there is no time frame so you can stay here for hours {Good for those who are in BUT Bad for those who are waiting to get in and are Waiting}!

6) Ozark ~ Open as a Cultural Art Studio

7) Buckstaff ~ Still operational but more like a day Spa and more personal.

8) Lamar ~ This bathhouse is the Visitor Center/ gift Shop for the National Park

Hope this HELPS!! Ohh all the bathhouses are all located on the same side of the road right next to each other!
Written November 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lynn M
Mountain Home, AR162 contributions
Mar 2022
Walking along the promenade, soaking up the history and popping into the bath houses and Arlington hotel. Cute shops around, and free parking.
Recommend going into the bath house that is the visitor center and museum and get info on the individual bath houses/ map.
Have a coffee at one, pop into the shops, etc. Get into the history of the area, and I think it will be a fun and informative afternoon. We spent about three hours here.
Written March 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bill K
Mantorville, MN6,313 contributions
Dec 2020
You can't walk Bathhouse Row without feeling a connection to the history of Hot Springs. The hot spring water attracted people from all over the world to this small Arkansas town. The bathhouse are elegant architectural works, each unique and beautiful in its own way.

Only two of the bathhouses are used for the original purposes. Others are restaurants, gift shops, and the park's visitor center.

COVID-19 restrictions and closures have taken away many of the things you can do here, so I would recommend visiting when all/or most of the restrictions are lifted.
Written January 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

J V
Beach Haven, NJ3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
First for those that aren't aware, there are only 2 bathhouses left. Both are very outdated. We stayed at the Arlington and bath house hours were limited and even closed on Easter and Monday.Hours were very limited on other days. The Arlington is far from a resort. Since the spa was closed,we paid for a mineral bath tub. The water was ice cold the first day and only hot close to check out. Rotted balcony doors screwed shut, dingey and old room. To add insult to injury, they added a $28 resort fee and Valet fee when they didn't even have valets working the days we were there. Don't rely on their WEB Site photos
Written May 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paul S
Richmond, TX141 contributions
Jul 2022
This city-block of early 20th Century bathhouses will take you back in history, and are the center point of your Hot Springs visit (the surrounding city itself is pretty bland but the park is terrific). You can stay at one of the bathhouses, or The Waters Hotel across the street. The bathhouses themselves are architectural works of art.
Written August 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

airlink9972
Memphis, TN1,880 contributions
Oct 2021
Just recently returned from a great stay in Hot Springs and one of the highlights was visiting bathhouse row.
I'm used to being up early hours of the morning ( work graveshift) and decided to visit bathhouse row early to take photos.
Arrived around 7 a.m. and with the exception of a few locals jogging and walking their dogs, able to take plenty of photos, reading the plaques, sitting and relfecting without the crowds which were when arriving to town the day before.
Around 9 a.m. foot traffic pick up and busy.
Make sure to visit the ranger station. Got some good suggestions for both the Hot Springs area and my next vacation spot in the state.
Written October 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karen
Oskaloosa, IA36 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
In our 3 day stay in the area, we walked down Bathhouse Row numerous times from reading the interesting facts along the way, to going to a restaurant, to using the well maintained public restrooms to finding the trails. Such an interesting piece of American history. Hope the area can continue to find unique ways to utilize the bathhouses.
Written April 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vacationer2Maine
Atlanta, GA1,424 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
What you may not know before getting to Hot Springs is that the main road that runs through the center of the old town is the border of the Hot Springs National Park - so on one side of the street, it is National Park and on the other side of the street it is the city of Hot Springs. This is important because it finally makes sense why the hiking trails begin right behind Bathhouse Row. Stop at the Fordyce Bathhouse first and take the tour. That gives a flavor of the history and what it was like to visit the spas back in the day. BTW - seems rather scary in retrospect. But the different houses are pretty to admire and each has a plaque out front explaining the history of the house. Take an afternoon stroll on the promenade behind the houses to get a sense of how folks enjoyed the city back in the day.
Written May 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Leighly
Houston, TX152 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
The history of Bathhouse Row is interesting and set out in this row of historical buildings filled with museum, restaurants, spa services with a short walk or hike behind the facilities, showcasing some of the springs. Quaint and inviting spot. Be sure to try mineral bath services...Quepaw or Buckstaff still currently active. Note: restrictions and more limited hours during COVID pandemic.
Written November 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL3,876 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
I spent some time along Bathhouse Row during my time at Hot Springs National Park. The old bathhouses have gorgeous architecture. Some of them are still working bathhouses that can be visited for a separate price. The visitor center is in the Fordyce Bathhouse and the National Park gift shop is in the Lamar Bathhouse. The area is lovely for walking. Near the south end of the row is a fountain with hot spring water suitable for drinking. Make sure to bring some empty bottles as it is really good tasting water.
Written June 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,353
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Bathhouse Row (Hot Springs) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Bathhouse Row

We recommend booking Bathhouse Row tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Bathhouse Row tours on Tripadvisor