Top Reasons to Stay at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
- Originally opened in 1875, The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa has undergone several transformations over the years, but it remains a stately centerpiece of Hot Springs.
- The hotel has hosted a number of well-known guests, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill Clinton (a town native), and Yoko Ono. Al Capone and his entourage once took up an entire floor.
- Historic rooms harken back to Arlington’s past; standard rooms are larger and more traditional.
- Take advantage of Hot Springs’ namesake pools with a visit to the on-site Thermal Water Spa, where you can bathe in spring water pumped directly to the hotel.
- The elegant Venetian Dining Room dates back to 1923 and is known for its Friday Night Seafood Feast and Sunday morning brunches. Opt for more casual eats at The Lobby Café.
- Guests can stop by the Arlington Beauty and Facial Salon for mani-pedis, facials, body wraps, and hair care services.
- At the nearby Hot Springs Country Club, you’ll have full access to the golf course and tennis facilities.
Hot Springs, Arkansas: Home to Historic Hot Springs National Park
A small town less than 60 miles southwest of Little Rock, Hot Springs is known for thoroughbred racing at Oaklawn Jockey Club, its thriving small-town arts scene, and as the boyhood hometown of President Bill Clinton. But Hot Springs’ major attraction is still—unsurprisingly—its hot springs. The natural thermal waters flow out of the ground at about 147 degrees at Hot Springs National Park, nicknamed “The American Spa.” The mineral pools put the town on the map in the late 19th century. Scores of celebrities followed, including Babe Ruth, Harry Truman, Rose Kennedy, and Barbara Streisand. In the early 20th century, the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, and Brooklyn Dodgers all vacationed here for spring training.
Be sure to stroll the Bathhouse Row National Historic Landmark District, where stately bathhouses have welcomed visitors to soak in the hot springs for more than a century. Take a traditional bath in the individual tubs of the Buckstaff Bathhouse, or tour the luxurious and historic Fordyce Bathhouse—a precursor to the modern spa dating back to 1915.