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21c Museum Hotel Bentonville
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Bentonville
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“A fun and different experience”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Museum Hotel over Valentine's weekend and really enjoyed it. The art exhibits are fun and add a lot to the experience. The room was very modern, clean, and fresh looking. I enjoyed especially the Nespresso coffee machine and coffee selection in the room. We felt like the rooms were well insulated--noise in the hallways was never a problem. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and we enjoyed the breakfast in the restaurant very much! Parking is not great. They do have a valet service and there is a parking garage in the back but it is not connected to the Hotel. We managed to find a spot out front and felt very safe coming in late so it is not really too much of a problem. Bentonville has a charming city square and of course the nearby Crystal Bridges Art Museum is first class. There are lots of biking and hiking trails around too.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Emmanuel G, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Arkansas Travelhog,
We are so pleased to read that you had "a fun and different experience" and "really enjoyed" your stay at 21c, as that is what we want to provide for all of our guests! Thank you for taking the time to share your views and approval of so many aspects of our property, from our comfortable, well-equipped rooms, to our terrific location in the heart of downtown Bentonville. Most importantly, knowing our team of hospitality professionals was "very welcoming and helpful" is the best compliment we can receive, and we greatly appreciate your recognition! On behalf of all of us, please allow us to welcome you again in the very near future.
Emmanuel Gardinier | General Manager
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Like no other hotel, the art within and surrounding the hotel creates a unique ambiance. Rooms are comfortable, clean and well appointed. The Bentonville AR hotel is walking distance to restaurants and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Dinner at the Hive was good!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Emmanuel G, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear terryfiddle,
Your assessment is quite true, the 21c concept of combining world-class contemporary art with a thoughtfully designed boutique hotel is indeed one of a kind! Our innovative union of well-appointed accommodations, genuine southern hospitality, and convenient location allow us to provide a unique and notable experience for all of our guests. Our team is very pleased that you found us to be a "wonderful place to stay" while enjoying all that charming downtown Bentonville has to offer. Thank you once more for your gracious review, and we hope you will visit us again should your travels bring you back to our area.
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

I was excited to stay at Hotel 21c beginning the first time I heard the concept: an upscale hotel + upscale art...what's not to love? I also received great reviews from friends and family, and was impressed that Hotel 21c was rated the #1 hotel in the USA on Trip Advisor last year. All of these things made for high expectations.

Good thing Hotel 21c did not disappoint. The rooms and grounds were immaculate. The staff was very friendly and helpful. And, the hotel was just a short walk away from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Everything we could have needed for the night was supplied in the room.

The only thing that my husband and I did find a tad strange was that there isn't direct access from the parking deck to the hotel. Instead, you have to walk around from the parking deck to the front of the hotel. It's not a long walk, but could be an annoyance if pouring down rain.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Emmanuel G, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear rockgoddess309,
All of us at 21c have been extremely honored and humbled to receive so many kind accolades from Trip Advisor readers; they make us very proud of what we do each day! We are thrilled that you were excited about staying with us, and that we "did not disappoint" during your visit! Our team has set very lofty standards for our property and service, so we are exceedingly pleased to know we met your high expectations, and that we provided an "excellent experience" for you. We greatly appreciate such generous comments and great pictures from a Senior Reviewer, and we hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you for another memorable stay in the future.
Emmanuel Gardinier | General Manager
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Whether doing business with WalMart or visiting Alice Walton's gift of remarkable art in Bentonville, Arkansas, this hotel will astound and impress. I knew nothing about it until business associates recommended it. The rooms are designed by someone who keenly understands how to combine form and function. The pubic spaces are filled with breathtaking art that is groundbreaking and playful (you can't miss the movable green penguins!) And the restaurant serves meals that also take one's breath away. Add all of this to the very reasonable rates and you gave a winner that makes me plan to come back - next time for fun rather than business.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Emmanuel G, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, responded to this review, February 22, 2014
Dear BryanSil,
We heartily agree with your observation, 21c is the ideal place to stay for business or pleasure when visiting the Bentonville area. Our museum quality contemporary art collection, culinary creativity in The Hive, and our thoughtfully designed rooms and baths make us so much more than just a place to spend the night, we are truly a place to relax and have fun. It is a great compliment to our team that we were able to "astound and impress" you, and we greatly appreciate your very kind comments. All of us, including our roving green penguins, can't wait to have you return for another visit!
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is the third booking I've made at a 21c for a special birthday weekend getaway for my beautiful wife. And the excellent continues with this one. Having stayed previously at the Louisville Kentucky and Cincinnati Ohio locations I had an idea of what expect. From great service and hospitality to very clean and comfortable accommodations the 21c Bentonville continues to impress and amaze. The green penquins are unique to this location and make it fun to see where they will show up next, and the art is very nice and interesting. And you don't have to be an art snob to appreciate it, but if you are then, well you'll probably enjoy it even more. But it's the service that makes you feel like your a special guest and appreciated that will keep us coming back. The food from the Hive Restaurant has been great and I will try to write a review of it separately soon. We will continue to seek out a 21c in other cities we visit as they are expected to open a location in Durham North Carolina and Lexington Kentucky. 21c Bentonville is a absolute wonderful place to stay and thank you to all the the staff.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Emmanuel G, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Dear James L,
The entire Bentonville team is extremely honored that you chose us for your wife's special birthday getaway after having visited our sister properties in Louisville and Cincinnati. We are excited to be a part of this amazing family of hotels, and are thrilled that you have enjoyed all of our properties so much. Knowing that "it's the service that makes you feel like you're a special guest and appreciated" is the highest praise we can receive, and makes us exceedingly proud of what we do each day. On behalf of everyone at 21c, we sincerely appreciate your glowing compliments and repeat patronage, and look forward to welcoming you as a frequent visitor wherever the penguins may roam!
Emmanuel Gardinier | General Manager
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

I stayed at the 21C in December on business.

I had been meaning to stay at 21C for some time, and finally was able make a visit in December of 2012 for a one-night stay.

Walking into the lobby you immediately know you are in a unique hotel, from the art-installation-lobby-couch-thing to the front desk without a front desk, it makes a statement. The arrival and check-in was smooth as silk. Valet quickly got my car squared away, he radioed ahead apparently, because when I walked into the lobby fifteen seconds later I was welcomed by name. Nice touch.

The lobby has many art installations that change throughout the year. I'm not an art expert by any stretch, but I love art museums, and I spent an hour wandering around the lower level looking at really interesting art, that was all connected to Cuba in one way or the other. It was fascinating.

The room is great, very roomy, great bed, spacious bathroom with great lighting, including some cool purplish mood lighting. Malin-Goetz bath products that are fantastic. Great walk-in shower, mini-bar (in Bentonville, I know, amazing).

The bar is part of the restaurant HIVE (which I will review separately) had one of the most well informed bartenders of any restaurant I've been to. They are on-pace for the current whiskey revival with many ryes and bourbons to choose from, and a full selection of great beer, including PBR for the hipster crowd. More art in the bar and in the restaurant. I had a Derby, which I highly recommend. It's a cross between a mint julep and an Old Fashioned, and it was tasty.

Check out process was just as smooth, it was just a great stay, and I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Emmanuel G, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Dear DulceVida-TX,
"Best hotel in NWA without question" is such an awesome statement by a Top Contributor, there are few words we can say to express our gratitude! Your accolades are humbly appreciated by our team, and we are thrilled your long awaited stay was so enjoyable. In addition to your gracious review, we want to thank you for posting so many great photos of our well-appointed rooms and baths. On behalf of all of us at 21c, we will be honored to welcome you again at our distinctive property in the heart of Bentonville.
Emmanuel Gardinier | General Manager
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

What a great experience at this fun hotel! The staff was outstanding and the accommodations were clean and comfortable. Walking distance to shops and restaurants in the Bentonville town square. Close to Crystal Bridges where we spent the day exploring the fabulous collections after checking out the hotel's galleries. The green penguins topped off a wonderful weekend.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Emmanuel G, General Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Dear STL-Linda,
"A great experience at this fun hotel" is just what we at 21c strive to provide, and from your post it sounds like you had just that! We greatly appreciate your 5 stars review, and agree that our downtown location and unique proximity to Crystal Bridges make us the perfect place to discover all of our city's attractions. From our entire team and roving green penguins, we thank you again for your generous comments and for choosing to stay with us. We all hope you will honor us with another visit anytime you may be in the Bentonville area.
Emmanuel Gardinier | General Manager
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Property: 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville
Address: 200 NE a St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5360
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Location: United States > Arkansas > Bentonville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Bentonville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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Located on the northeast corner of the Bentonville town square and a short walk to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville is a 104-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, cultural civic center, and home to The Hive restaurant. Stay with us and the iconic Green Penguins. ... more   less 
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