Historical Hotel Recalling Roaring Twenties with Old Spanish Flair
Once you step onto the gold-and-black checkered tile floor in Hotel Seville's lobby, it's easy to imagine a concierge welcoming well-dressed guests at the end of the Roaring Twenties. All around, you'll see chic furniture, Mediterranean-inspired archways, and a stately grand split staircase. Look up and you'll see an elegant chandelier and a raised ceiling that soars past the balconies of the second-floor mezzanine. Preservationists have worked hard to renovate the Arts and Crafts–style design scheme and reclaim the Old Spanish grandeur that once characterized the hotel.
The onsite John Paul's restaurant was named after local political legend John Paul Hammerschmidt, a U.S. congressman from Arkansas who served 13 terms. He also is notable for defeating future president Bill Clinton in a 1970s House of Representatives election. Here, you can sample casual fare such as sandwiches and burgers, or dig into the eatery's signature entree, steaks. The restaurant's seating spills over onto an outdoor patio, and on the weekends, the space frequently offers live entertainment.
Down in the game room, you can play a pickup game of darts or billiards, or throw the billiard balls on a moving treadmill and play catch with yourself. After a restful night's sleep in the hotel's quaint guest rooms, you can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast. Hotel Seville also rents out complimentary bicycles so guests can pedal around the town of Harrison.
Harrison, Arkansas: Limestone Bluffs of the Ozarks near Buffalo River and Branson
Hotel Seville is situated near the heart of Harrison, and that puts you within walking distance of the town's historical shopping district and ]the 1909 Boone County Courthouse. Stop into Boone County Heritage Museum to find exhibits on bank robber Henry Starr, the railroad, and Civil War veterans.
Harrison is located within the Ozarks, a scenic plateau that encompasses southern Missouri, northern Arkansas, and bits of Oklahoma, and Kansas. The area's trademark towering limestone bluffs are on display at the nearby Buffalo National River Park. Head here to hike on 100 miles of trails or canoe the Buffalo River, one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the contiguous United States.
Roughly 30 miles north of Harrison is Branson, the entertainment capital of the Show Me State. With the family fun package included with the three-night option, you'll receive tickets to Branson-area attractions including the Hollywood Wax Museum and the Castle of Chaos, as well as other sites in nearby Eureka Springs.