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“25th Anniversary in Eureka Springs” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of 1905 Basin Park Hotel

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1905 Basin Park Hotel
Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Eureka Springs
Oklahoma City, OK
1 review
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“25th Anniversary in Eureka Springs”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2007

We were eagerly anticipating celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary in Eureka Springs and thought the Basin Park Hotel would be quaint and memorable. It was memorable, to say the least!

We rode the antiquated elevator (capacity 5) and it eventually arrived on the third floor. Thereafter we took the stairs which proved to be faster. The hallway was charming with the ceiling fans along the way. We thought the hotel had been completely redecorated, but our room was a mish-mash of a wide variety of styles from different periods in its 100 year old history. From a porcelein table, elaborate gold mirror and various other relics from a bygone past, it was not what we would call renovated. The bed was hard as a rock and slanted in one direction and the sheets felt like they'd been starched. Took forever to figure out how to get hot water out of the shower, also.

We ate dinner on the Balconey, listening to a wonderful singer/guitar player. It took around 45 minutes for my husband to get the salad and the steak arrived about 5 minutes later. My order never arrived because the kitchen (?) lost the order. I went downstairs and bought Peanut M&Ms from the desk clerk, and then headed to McDonalds. We were excited about the Starbucks /War Eagle coffee shop for breakfast. The blueberry muffin was wonderful, but my decaf coffee was cold, left over remnants from the previous day, so we ended up at McDonalds again for fresh coffee.

We will stay in one of the newer hotels in town on our next visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2007

3rd trip to Eureka, first time to stay at the Basin Park Hotel. Location is excellent within easy walking distance to numerous shops and restaurants. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Housekeeping, although busy, had not made it to our room by 3:30 in the afternoon. If you stay on the 5th floor be aware that parties on the 6th floor will keep you awake if you plan on trying to go to sleep before 11:00 PM. Bothe nites we were there it sounded like a bowling tournament was ocurring above us. At one point I thought fireworks were going off ourtside.
Room with Jaccuzzi was great. Corner tub looking out over Basin Park and the surrpounding area.
Don't count on the elevator working. It was sporadic throughout the weekend.

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Little Rock, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2007

Basin Park is a wonderful place to stay right in the heart of downtown. Great rooms overlooking the action and the staff is very considerate. Whether for Business or Pleasure, Always a delight to stay there !!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2007

Basin Park is a nicely located historic hotel in Eureka Springs Arkansas.

While it is not elegant like its sister hotel The Crescent, it is very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and thought the "deal" on the Monday we arrived ($99.50 with two free massages in the spa thrown in) was great.

The room was clean, newly painted and very adequate.

Apparently there will be some rennovation and remodeling happening in the future. There is some room for improvement in items like carpeting in the lobby and other cosmetic items, but who cares if the room is clean and attractive.

Given the price and the fact that we weren't staying there for the "hotel-experience" but to see the town and environs, I would recommend this hotel.

If you like Italian food, we highly recommend "Emeril". Excellent!

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Sprngfield, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2007

We loved the downtown location. We enjoyed the fact that when we stepped outside we were in the middle of everything! The hotel was nice, our room comfortable. We had a couple of drinks on the 6th floor and played a couple of games of pool. Enjoyed the spa VERY MUCH. Overall had a wonderful stay. Would definately go back!

Stayed September 2007
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Additional Information about 1905 Basin Park Hotel

Property: 1905 Basin Park Hotel
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:
#2 Business Hotel in Eureka Springs
#2 Spa Hotel in Eureka Springs
#6 Family Hotel in Eureka Springs
#10 Romantic 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 Spa1905, 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. The hotel is in easy walking distance to over 20 restaurants and bars as well as plentiful shopping and people watching. As a guest of the Basin Park Hotel you get 2 FREE tickets to the Downtown Tour: Hellraisers, Hoodlums, and Heated History. The Basin Park Hotel hosts numerous weddings and events. ... more   less 
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