Our 2-night stay at the Crescent Hotel was lovely, and we loved the old-world feel of the historic hotel. The lobby was ornate and handsome. The elevator was out of service during our stay, but it was no problem to walk up the wide staircase to our third floor room. We had a king bedroom which had direct access to a balcony through French doors. The balcony was also shared with the rooms on each side of us, but we never saw anyone else using it. The view was wonderful at all times of day. All the furnishings were antique and beautiful. The bed was very comfortable, with a top-line mattress. There was also a huge flat screen TV on the wall. However, as with any historic hotel, you have to expect some concessions. The room was equipped with a window air condition unit, which did cool well but came with the normal noise associated with such. The closet was small with no door, and there was no full-length mirror anywhere in the room. The bathroom was small but clean, with a pedestal sink and traditional tub/shower. Lighting in the bath was adequate and typical of the period. The main drawback of the accommodations was the hot/cold water for the shower. Neither my husband nor I could ever get it adjusted just right where it would stay at a reasonable temperature. As expected in an older shower, there was not much water pressure either.
Throughout the hotel interior, the carpet did appear rather worn, and the doors to the rooms rather flimsy. But outside, the grounds were impeccable with gorgeous flowers everywhere you turned.
We were pleased with the service we received in nearly every area of the hotel. We had breakfast each morning in the Crystal Dining Room. The meal was the same each day and included made-to-order omelet with buffet of sausage, biscuits and other breads, hash brown potatoes, and dry cereal. The dining room also serves dinner, but we did not have occasion to try that. We did eat a couple of light meals upstairs at the Art Deco funky Dr. Baker's Bistro and Sky Bar on the hotel roof. It has a nice eating area on the balcony as well as a dining room inside.
The hotel offers a free shuttle van to the shopping area, but it is within walking distance if you have a comfy pair of shoes on and don't mind walking down some steep inclines. If you prefer to drive your car to the shopping district, you can park for free in the Basin Hotel lot, using a free pass the Crescent Hotel provides.
The Crescent is supposed to be haunted, and they offer paid tours that explain the history. We did not take the tour but did pass it a couple of times, and there seemed to be a lot of interest among the guests. For the record, we never encountered a ghost while we were there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Today for Eureka Springs lodging, the full-service Crescent Hotel features 81 rooms including luxury suites and cottages, hot tub and swimming pool, the New Moon Spa & Salon, the 1886 Steakhouse, Sky Bar Gourmet Pizza with al fresco dining, concierge and bellman service, a resort activities coordinator, all surrounded by 15 acres of manicured show gardens and pristine woods with hiking and walking trails. The hotel also offers Daily Activity Programming including a Kids Kamp, Spa Fitness, History Tour, and Back Porch Social. The Crescent Hotel is also home to over 400 wedding events per year ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1886 Crescent Hotel And Spa
- 1886 Crescent Hotel Eureka Springs
- Crescent Hotel Eureka Springs Arkansas
- 1886 Crescent Eureka Springs
- Crescent Hotel Spa Eureka Springs
- Crescent Eureka Springs