Grand Central Hotel and Spa

Grand Central Hotel and Spa

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Victorian Hotel with Therapeutic Pampering

In the mid-19th century, Eureka Springs was so named for its many local springs, which were believed at the time to cure blindness and injuries. As the city grew, charming Victorian architecture developed around the springs. Nowadays, a traveler is more likely to visit these buildings than the natural wellsprings. Grand Central Hotel and Spa is located in a restored 1880s building, one of several local hotels in town listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The hotel's lobby brims with period antiques, many imported from England or nabbed from a time traveler's basement. Vintage settees with carved wooden frames and tufted upholstery surround a grand piano, and interior windows look into the Grand Taverne, the hotel's onsite restaurant. At its open-air kitchen, you can see European-trained Chef Dave Gilderson craft French-inspired dishes such as prosciutto-sprinkled chicken or grilled salmon slathered with pistachio butter. You can use the included $10 restaurant voucher for appetizers or drinks or apply it toward entrees.

Upstairs, rooms continue the 19th-century theme with floral wallpaper, lace curtains, and old-fashioned prints of cherubs and picnickers. Modern amenities such as two-person jacuzzis and kitchenettes also furnish rooms.

For further pampering, head to the salon and spa for a waxing ($15–$30) or a manicure ($30).

Eureka Springs, Arkansas: Victorian Enclave in Ozark Mountains

The streets of Eureka Springs Historic District curve with the rolling hills of the Ozarks. With this infrastructure, there are some funky buildings; at some Victorian hotels, you can enter at ground level on two or even three separate stories.

North Main Street stretches downhill toward artists' colonies and galleries, many of which feature ceramics and jewelry. Eureka Springs hosts a number of regular cultural festivals, including gallery strolls and jazz weekends. To the northwest, you can see the seven-story Christ of the Ozarks statue, which stands out as a monumental white silhouette against surrounding peaks.

Travel deeper into the Ozark Mountains themselves at Onyx Cave, a part of the Mammoth Cave system that glitters with fantastical formations. The Thorncrown Chapel is an unusual house of worship; the tall, narrow structure tucked into the woods is made almost entirely of glass and wooden beams.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in any room with dinner or beverage and spa vouchers

  • Option 1: $99 for one night, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $177 value)
  • Option 2: $169 for two nights, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $344 value)

Book by: 10/15/12
Travel by: 12/31/12

Included in both options:

  • $10 dinner or beverage voucher
  • $20 spa voucher

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Onsite French-inspired restaurant
  • Full bar and lounge
  • Onsite salon and spa
  • Victorian and imported antiques
  • Wraparound porch and balcony
  • Restored 1800s decor

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/15/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/31/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability.7-day cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to stay
  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 13.75% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • King or queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2, 4 or 6, depending on room type
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per day for each additional occupant

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: included in $20 additional guest charge
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $20 per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

Getting There

  • By plane: 50 miles from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)
  • By car: about 86 miles southwest of Springfield

Customer Reviews

The Hotel was nice and quiet. Very nostalgic. Filled with antiques. Short distance to to Passion Play. Right in downtown so you don't have to drive downtown, part and then walk. You can walk anywhere downtown you want to go.
Connie S. · September 5, 2012
Nice bar and restaurant
Jerry C. · August 26, 2013
Love the location, rooms and that it has a bar and dining in the hotel.
Brenda K. · December 31, 2012
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