Located just off Highway 67 and roughly a 5-minute walk from the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock, the Doubletree Hotel Little Rock is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's guest rooms and suites is equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms with a wet bar, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a separate bedroom, a living room with a sofabed, an iron and ironing board and a bidet are also available, and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness room, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, laundry services and a gift shop. Plaza Grille and Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and a free area shuttle is also available (please contact the hotel for details). Self-parking is $9 per day and pets are not permitted.
Robison Center Auditorium is adjacent to the hotel, while the River Market Pavilions can be found about a 10-minute walk away. Verizon Arena is 4 minutes away by car and Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) is roughly a 15-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, self-parking $9/day, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 5, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, restaurant, staff and rooms.
Numerous lodgers enjoyed the hotel's location. They described it as being downtown, and close to restaurants, attractions, shopping, Robison Convention Center, the Arkansas River and Verizon Arena.
The hotel's restaurant was the source of many compliments by patrons, who described it as fantastic and delicious, with friendly service and reasonable prices.
Several reviewers praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as accommodating, efficient and friendly.
Several guests were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious and nicely decorated, with comfortable beds and great river views. It should be noted, however, that a few reviewers had complaints about their lodgings (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some complaints about the parking and rooms.
A few guests were disappointed with the hotel's parking, finding it expensive and inconvenient. As one guest described, "You have to validate a parking slip every time you depart the hotel, or the parking attendant will charge you to exit the parking garage. This means you have to go to the lobby every time you plan to go anywhere".
While the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few lodgers had complaints. They reported small beds and noisy in-room air-conditioning units.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #15 of 56 Little Rock hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 275 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with an 89% recommendation rate from 263 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.9 out of 10 from 21 reviews.The author called the hotel on September 5, 2013 to verify some information.