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Looking for a mountainside spa retreat? Hot Springs, Arkansas – affectionately called “The American Spa” and “America’s First Resort” – has been a popular destination for centuries. Once a hideaway for iconic gangsters like Al Capone, Bugs Moran, and Frank Costello, this Arkansas city has reformed itself. The historic Victorian downtown has been beautifully restored and the city has a wonderful Fine Arts District full of galleries and boutiques. Take a ride on a riverboat to explore Historic Bathhouse Row. The Buckstaff and the Quapaw bathhouses are still in operation while the most famous, the Fordyce Bathhouse, has been turned into a historical site and visitor center. This picturesque Arkansas town has a lot to offer and can help you find the perfect hotels in Hot Springs. Our hotels are searchable online and can be filtered to help you choose the right hotel for your stay. Check out our wide selection of hotels in Hot Springs, complete with detailed descriptions, photos, reviews from real guests, and up-to-the-minute rates and availability. Or if you’d rather let us help you find the best place to stay in Hot Springs, give us a call and our representatives will be happy to help.

What's Hot Springs like?

Some say the waters are what make Hot Springs so special. These thermal waters have drawn visitors to this little city for years, from Native Americans to modern-day travelers. This little-known American treasure offers a rich history, from hedonistic hooligans to the birth of spring training baseball. The Chicago White Stockings (now the Chicago Cubs), Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, and other baseball teams traveled to Hot Springs for spring training until the 1940’s, taking to the city’s bathhouses to soothe aching muscles. Sports fans can also enjoy the Hot Springs Baseball Trail. Hot Springs also offers several parks, three stunning lakes, a national forest, and the Ouachita Mountains surround the city for even more outdoor fun just a short drive from Hot Springs hotels – hiking, biking, and horseback riding are popular activities. Horse racing is also a popular pastime in Hot Springs and the region is known for its world-class golfing. No matter what your passion is, you’re sure to find something in Hot Springs.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Hot Springs

Hot Springs is the eleventh-largest city in Arkansas with around 35,000 residents and home to a state park within the city limits. Hot Springs National Park is the smallest and oldest of the parks in the National Park System, established 40 years ahead of the nation’s most famous national park, Yellowstone. The city flourishes from the attraction of the hot springs, though most of the original springs have been capped. Today the city has five public fountains with hot and cold natural water and two magnificent bathhouses, the like of which you’re not apt to find this side of Europe. Other local favorites include Magic Springs, Crystal Falls, St. John’s Islands, the botanical splendor at Garvan Woodland Gardens, and the largest hands-on science center in Arkansas – the Mid-America Science Museum. The nearest airport is in Little Rock, also home to some amazing attractions. Within Hot Springs, you can typically get around on foot, whether you’re headed to a museum or just downtown to check out the local art galleries, many near Hot Springs hotels. Hot Springs is an easy-going city with a relaxing vibe, no matter what your passion, you’re sure to feel a warm welcome during your stay.