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1905 Basin Park Hotel
Ranked #10 of 35 Hotels in Eureka Springs
Union
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Wonderfully old”
Reviewed September 25, 2011

If you want a modern, new hotel, then stay at Holiday Inn. This hotel has seen alot of history. We will be returning in November for our 4th stay here. Friendly staff and the food is good. Did some ghost hunting with no results. Maybe next time.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 1, 2011
Looking forward to having you again!
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

The best thing about this hotel is the location. Had not been dusted for awhile, burned
out light bulb, it was still laying on the night stand a day later. The room was very large but not worth the money for the jacuzzi, it was stained, so it looked dirty which made it feel dirty.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 1, 2011
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you were disappointed in your stay. We take pride in our upkeep of the hotel and cleanliness. We hope you will allow us another opportunity to provide the service you deserve.
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

No pool but you can use the one at the Crescent Hotel and they have a shuttle going between the two hotels and to the parking lot. Loved it and will be back.

  • Stayed September 2011
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 1, 2011
Thank you for staying with us. One of the perks of choosing to stay with us is our free shuttle service.
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Amarillo, Texas
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

We got a great rate on Priceline. When shown the room it was quite small, so I requested a different one and got one 3 times the size. We travel in the off season a lot and these were week days right after Labor Day, I think that accounts for the much reduced rate. It is remodeled but the lobby lacks ambiance, its just a walk through to get to the elevator. The interesting detail is that it is next to a small quaint park where locals play music almost every evening.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2011

We stayed at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs during Volkswagen Weekend and really enjoyed the downtown access and Basin Park area just next door.

Our room number was 315 a “Jacuzzi Suite” and the Jacuzzi was nice after a long day! Our room was clean, and the AC worked great to cool off as it was very hot weekend.
Like other reviews have mentioned parking is a little awkward in that it is quite a distance from the hotel, however this was fine for us as we enjoyed the walking. If you prefer, the hotel has a shuttle van that will pick you up at the parking lot and take you back when needed.
We parked our car Friday night and didn’t even need in until we left on Sunday since everything is within walking distance to the shopping and entertainment. The only thing I would stress is that the parking lot is Gravel and is very dusty, so if you just washed your car, plan on another wash up.
Basin Park Hotel is an old historic hotel so the walls and floors, are a little noisy, but hey that’s part of what to expect in an old hotel. The staff was very friendly, the bellman was polite, and the hotel has a nice restaurant on the 1st floor that was fun to watch the crowd & VW’s below.
I would recommend this hotel, and add that you should find out if your room has a nice view as well. Our room was in the rear of the hotel and did not have a view…other than of the roof of the building next door and the rocks in back.
I also would recommend the stairs as the elevator is slow and HOT! The stairs are easy and short and sometimes just as fast.
One other note is to checkout the local guides to see what is happening in town, or online before you go, we were pleasantly surprised to find a great little concert in the Basin Park by a local artist Mountain Sprout and really enjoyed the show only steps away from the hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, October 1, 2011
Thank you for your comments. Sounds like you had a great stay downtown. The hotel's location is a perfect spot if you want to step outside the hotel doors to shopping, dining, and live entertainment. Hope you choose to visit us again.
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Ashdown, Arkansas
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

We stayed at the Basin Park the weekend of the recent Bluegrass Festival. The festival was held in Basin Park adjacent to the hotel so the location was very convenient. We watched some of the performers from the Balcony Bar in the hotel, then went to the park to enjoy the rest. It was great being right downtown as well. The hotel is packed with history and was built in 1905, so don't expect new and shiny. It was clean, the staff was very accommodating, the room had a comfy bed and the Jaccuzi was wonderful. They provide a shuttle service to and from the local restaurants, so you can enjoy drinks with dinner without having to be concerned about the drive back to the hotel. There were young couples asking for rooms on Saturday night, but they were all booked up. I think a wedding party was staying there. Lots of handsome young men in tuxes and pretty girls in bridesmaid dresses.
We enjoyed our stay at The Basin Park. (No ghosts in our room!)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2011

I think they try very hard to keep the history and authenticity of the hotel intact. We booked online not knowing what room we'd get and ended up in the Joe Parkhill Suite. I had viewed the suites online and was interested in that room, but didn't think we could afford it. Once we checked in, they told us we were booked into that suite! I was so excited! The room itself was nice, but it's an old hotel and new carpet would've helped out tremendously. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable, but being an older hotel, the walls were thin and you could hear people in the lobby and also walking around up above you. Sometimes it was very loud. With it being an older hotel, you have to expect some inconveniences of that nature. But the history, charm, and location of the building more than make up for it. Just be aware of this before you go. If you like ultra modern, etc, you're barking up the wrong tree. If you're a history buff or in to atmosphere... you will love it!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: 1905 Basin Park Hotel
Address: 12 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-3105
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:3 star — 1905 Basin Park Hotel 3*
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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