I had read about the "historic" Arlington hotel on the internet and it looked like a great place to go;
however, when my husband and I arrived for a long weekend to attend the races at Oaklawn, I knew I had made a major mistake. The hotel is very TIRED and awful looking. You can be historic but for goodness sakes, do renovatios and do them right! Our room had two full-size beds that had adequate bedding and looked clean. The bathroom was filthy! The tub needed a re-glaze or replacement as did the toilet and sink. The shelf above the sink was tilted towards the sink and if you weren't careful, anything you put up on that shelf would fall into the sink and there is no stopper, so anything would go down the drain. The fixtures for the towels and tissue box looked like they had not been cleaned forever. There was dirt and goo on the back side of the door, one of the marks was blood. The only good thing about the bath was that it did have adequate hot water. The shower head, however, was so low, my 6'2" husband
had to bend over to wet his hair.
All of the woodwork in the room had been repainted so many times (and not well) and had not been cleaned for some time. The curtains were dirty as were the blackout liners. Plaster was peeling from the walls and ceiling, the tiles in the shower were chipped and mildewed. The bath towels were so thin and old, my fitness center has much more luxurious ones. Paint splatters were on the floor and tub. The carpet in the bedroom should have been taken out and torched. Our windows were unlocked when we came in the room and seeing as no security safe was available in the room, I took my jewelry everywhere with me. The furniture was barely adequate and almost flea market-looking.
We ate breakfast there one morning and went through their breakfast buffet. Things were not
replenished and did not look in the least yummy. We also had a group of people in for the Friday seafood buffet. Not impressed.
It was $15 per day to park at the Arlington. I think some serious cash needs to go into this hotel. Save your money and go to one of the chain hotels--much cleaner!
- Also Known As:
- Arlington Resort Hotel And Spa
- Arlington Hot Springs Arkansas
- Arlington Resort Hot Springs