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1905 Basin Park Hotel
Ranked #25 of 37 Hotels in Eureka Springs
Arlington, Texas
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88 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Enjoyable stay except...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is a very charming old hotel with a lot of history. Our room was very nice. The only part of my stay which was NOT enjoyable was having to park in a DIRT parking lot down the mountain from the hotel (on another street). I had to wash my car after departing because of all the dust kicked-up by other cars in the stuffed parking lot. However, there is a fairly convenient shuttle van available 24/7. The upstairs bar was packed both nights of our visit and service was slow, but the drinks were good.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
We appreciate that you took time to write a review of your stay. We apologize for the inconvenience of the location of the parking lot, but it is a little further away because the hotel is located in the center of downtown with no close lots available. We will pass your comments about the inconvenience of the dirt parking lot to the appropriate departments for consideration. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the historic property, shuttle service, and drinks from the Lucky 7 Rooftop Billiards bar. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit downtown Eureka Springs.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I stayed here with a group of women. Many of the rooms were nicely done for an old hotel. Mine, however, was awful! There were tears in the carpet, mold in the shower, and the sink was falling off the wall. The only mirror was a small one over the sink. On the good side, the bed was comfortable and the bedding was crisp and clean
I mentioned these items to the front desk several times over the 3 nights I spent there. There was nothing done about it.
They did a very nice job with breakfast each morning and the staff was very nice. However, I would not stay there again

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Basin Park Hotel. We apologize for any inconvenience you encountered with your room. Because the hotel is a historic property, we have maintained many of the original furnishings, although the carpeting is not original. We have two full time maintenance personnel and an executive housekeeper who are consistently working to update the rooms, although it is not always a fast process. However, your feedback is appreciated and will be passed on to the appropriate departments. We are happy you enjoyed the bedding, breakfast, and staff accommodations during your stay. We hope that you will reconsider and join us for your next stay in Eureka Springs.
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Keller
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We recently took a "little girls' trip" to Eureka Springs and Bentonville. The Basin Park Hotel was in a perfect location for shopping, touring and easy walking distance to good restaurants. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. It is an older property, but the conveniences and courtesy are tops. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to be centrally located.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Kay S
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay at the Basin Park Hotel. We perceive the hotel's central location as of the hotel's charms, and are delighted that you found that to be the case as well. We will pass along your encouraging comment regarding the staff to the appropriate departments and we thank you for the recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.
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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went on Memorial Day and the restaurant was very busy. We did not wait for our table on the patio at all...it was open seating. However, we DID wait approximately 2 hours at our table for our food, and kept saying that we hoped the food would be worth the wait.

It was. The patio was open seating, but we probably should have reserved ahead of time to avoid the wait. We didn't know about this hotel and that is why no reservations were made.

My advice: Reserve for this well-attended restaurant to enjoy the delicious food. I would recommend the chicken salad (it took us forever to eat it...we ate, and ate, and ate. BIG portion.) That salad comes with two other sides...cottage cheese and tropical fruit. We would also recommend the spinach and artichoke dip. That delicious dip comes with a flaky, homemade bread bowl that is to die for.

The salad was $9.99, and the artichoke dip was a little cheaper. EXCELLENT value for the money, for sure!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank MOOzarksnative
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thank you so much for your review of the Balcony Restaurant and Bar. We apologize for your wait on such a busy day, but are certainly pleased you enjoyed the food and the balcony seating. We look forward to seeing you again and encourage you to stop by any time you get hungry!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

My husband and I are on our honeymoon here now and I'm really glad that I looked at the reviews. I thought our bill sounded high when we prepaid for our stay when we arrived sun morning. They tack on "activities fees" $6.65 each day that you stay and $3.00 gratuity fees(a day). I asked what this was about and the front desk guy said it was for the tours and some of the unpaid staff Like the cooks in the resturant. We haven't even ate there. Ok what tours?? And we tip everyone that serves us...very well I might add. That's not fair at all to just take it out. So someone is getting double paid because, we already tip our room service and shuttle guys. What tour?? That info would have been nice at check in. I think its rude and crooked. As if this hotel doesn't make enough money. Instead of ripping off guests how about you pay your employees more. Lost power for over 3 hours last night....I'm so OVER the basin hotel. Back to b+bs we go.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review your stay at the Basin Park Hotel. We apologize for any inconveniences you might have encountered while you were our guest. There could have been several reasons surrounding a power outage during your stay, and we are sorry you experienced discomfort during that time. We do include activity fees in the daily rates which are explained in the form of an activity pass upon guest arrival. These activity passes include free shuttle services anywhere in the downtown area, an internet pass code, a number of discounts to many of the Eureka Springs retail establishments, and two complimentary tickets to one of the two daily downtown historic tours. We also include a $3 gratuity fee in each guest's rate that is divided among employees who do not receive tips, such as housekeepers, cooks, and front desk personnel. These fees are strictly voluntary and can be removed from a guest's final bill upon request if he/she was not content with the service provided during his/her stay. We regret that your stay with us was unsatisfactory, but hope that you will reconsider visiting us again in the future.
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Basin Park is a destination everytime we travel to Eureka Springs. It's the history of the hotel, the casual, but attentive, quick staff, and comfortable period rooms that make ths hotel great. Visitors stroll from the street to venture to the balcony Basin Park Restaurant that is open in both the winter and summer. The restaurant has live music and great causal dining. I leave my husband and shop at times! Since the hotel is in the heart of Eureka Springs, it is definitely convenient. Shuttle service will be ready to take you to different sites, but there is so much to see and do, I've never been on one of the shuttles. Instead, we simply drive. We were last there in October and the Basin Park is always at the top of our list. Be prepared for steep hills, if you "explore" Eureka Springs!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thank you for your review! We are happy that you have enjoyed your visits to the Basin Park Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs. Your encouraging comments regarding our staff, restaurant, and the comfort of the rooms will be passed on to the appropriate departments. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Conway, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

My husband, son, granddaughter and I have stayed at the Basin Park Hotel on three different occasions, and it just keeps getting better and better with each visit. The rooms are lovely and reminiscent of a fondly remembered time in America. And when you walk outside your room, you are greeted by a wonderful, state-of-the art balcony restaurant that looks out over historic downtown Eureka Springs as well as the beautiful Ozark Mountains. There is a wide variety of food and the quality of the food and the service are excellent. In fact, the entire staff at the Basin Park Hotel is friendly and personable and eager to answer any and all questions. The hotel is situated right in the heart of town, but if you find an activity that is not within walking distance of the hotel, don't worry about having to move your car.....the hotel offers a free-of-charge shuttle service to and from just about any place you wish to go and see, including free access and shuttle service to the beautiful pool at its sister hotel in Eureka Springs, the Crescent Hotel. The Basin Park Hotel also offers massages which are heavenly! And for the kids, there are too many kids' activities and places for them to go than can be counted. Our 9 year old granddaughter had a blast the entire time we were there!
We found the Basin Park Hotel to be a gem in the middle of town, and because it is centrally-located, each time we visit we always feel that we are a big part of the Eureka Springs community, and we LOVE it! We heartily recommend the Basin Park Hotel to any and all visitors to this quaint, interesting and FUN town. The town is unique, and staying in the center of it at the Basin Park Hotel was the perfect touch to our entire visit. And the proof that we mean it? We already have another visit planned very soon, plus we look forward to many more visits to Eureka Springs and the beautiful BASIN PARK HOTEL!

Room Tip: Check out the rooms with hot tubs!!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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macdevelopment, Manager at 1905 Basin Park Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
We sincerely thank you for taking time to tell us about your experiences at the Basin Park Hotel. We are proud of our little "gem in the middle of town" and we thank you for enjoying its charms. We look forward to seeing you again very soon on your next visit.
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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
#5 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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