1890 Williams House: Lovely Bed and Breakfast in Hot Springs, Arkansas
We stayed in a Victorian brownstone in Hot Springs called 1890 Williams House. It is quite rare to see such a building in Hot Springs. The doctor who built it had the stone hauled in. The present-day owners, Mary and Gary Riley, have refurbished it in an excellent manner.
Most impressive on the exterior of the main house, I thought, was the turret and tower with notched battlements. Inside, I loved the black marble fireplace and the antique piano. Of course, I loved all the antique furnishings and the great bathrooms in the rooms.
All rooms have private bathrooms/5 with Whirlpool Tubs for two!. The showers are the step-in stall type.
There are six guest rooms filled with lovely antiques, and they range from $98.00 up to $189 per night
The "Front Chamber" for $99.00 is large with sitting are in the turret. It has an antique high back bed, dressing table and chest. The bathroom has a marble shower and sink. The room has all the amenities plus a large closet.
The room we stayed in was called "Carriage Chamber" for $129.00 per day. It was a very large room with a queen Italian antique bed and dresser, a gas-log fireplace, large closet, and, best of all, an extra large bathroom with stained glass windows and enclosed column and mirror whirlpool tub for two plus a large tiled shower!". It, too, has all the amenities. I thought it was fabulous.
The rooms are freshened each morning for longer stays; the towels are really plush; there are large closets; each room has a refrigerator, coffee pot, CD Stereo Player, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Air-conditioning and ceiling fans; and last, but not least, great robes are provided!
The rates include a full breakfast served at your choice of 8 AM, 8:30 AM, or 9:00 AM. And speaking of breakfast; these are really special. I loved the pecan waffles! They offer specials each day along with the usual bacon, eggs, etc.
They also have a Carriage House with two guest rooms, both quite spacious with large bathrooms with whirlpool tubs for two.
The location is only 5 blocks from the Historic Downtown shopping area and world famous Bathhouse Row.