Gay Friendly Hotels Eureka Springs Arkansas

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Eureka Springs AK (2024 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in ArkansasSame-sex marriage became briefly legal through a court ruling on May 9, 2014, subject to court stays and appeals.
Eureka Springs has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as  Chelsea’s Corner Cafe or Eureka Live the most famous gay-friendly bars in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Eureka Springs is a city in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. It’s known for the preserved Victorian buildings of its Historic District, such as the Palace Bath House, Basin Park Hotel and Crescent Hotel, all built around the city’s natural springs. In the nearby hills, soaring Thorncrown Chapel is a striking wood and glass church. To the south, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is home to big cats and bears.

 Top attractions to visit in Eureka Springs

1. The Palace Hotel and Bath House Spa 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Eureka Springs

The Palace Hotel and Bath House Spa
The Palace Hotel and Bath House Spa

This historic property in Eureka Springs, Arkansas features an in-room continental breakfast and rooms with free Wi-Fi access.

European style and antique furnishings are showcased in each elegant suite at The Place Hotel and Bath House Spa. A stocked refrigerator, a coffee machine, and a TV with cable channels are also featured in all rooms.

Guests can enjoy a mineral bath in a claw foot tub or a soothing steam treatment in a wood barrel steam cabinet at The Palace Bath House Spa. Massage therapy and facials are also available.

Dating to 1901, this quaint hotel built of the local rusticated limestone is 0.4 miles from Main Street’s shops and eateries and 11.6 miles from Beaver Dam.

Rooms featuring Victorian antiques have stocked mini fridges, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi, plus whirlpool tubs.

A century-old bathhouse spa offers vintage and modern therapeutic treatments. There is also complimentary continental breakfast and parking is available.

Rich in history, the Palace Hotel and Bathhouse Spa is a National Historic Register Property, restored with extra attention to detail and serving those with a taste for the finest in unique accommodations. Plan to indulge yourself in Palace Pampering – A tradition that endures with you through time.
Our Hotel Staff will ensure that your stay is relaxing, memorable and enjoyable. Our Bath House Spa will take all your stress and troubles away with a wonderful soothing mineral bath, eucalyptus steam treatment or full body massage. Join us for a night or two and we promise to take care of all your needs.
Favorite place to stay in Eureka Springs. From the complimentary champagne and cheese to the hot tub for two. No detail was left out. But our very favorite part was the couples massage we opted to splurge on. As with anywhere in downtown Eureka Springs, be prepared for less than desirable access to parking.
This old hotel is full of history. The management is versed in its history and the staff is extremely accommodating. This thing is quiet and solid as a rock. It’s actually built out of rock. Very clean and is located in the heart of Eureka Springs in the downtown district. Countless shops and places to eat. The food is really good in ES. If you’re looking for a place to stay downtown and to stay in a piece of real history, this is your hotel. I’d recommend it.
We loved the Palace. It is small and intimate, yet private. It’s within walking distance to downtown. The service was impeccable and the staff friendly. We have stayed at other places but like this one the very best. In room breakfast was great! We, definitely, intend to stay again when we return to Eureka Springs!

One king-sized bed with very comfy mattress (daughter slept in sleeping bag on the floor) and plenty of pillows with various amounts of fluff. Two nightstands with lamps by the bed. Also in the front room—a table with two chairs and fresh flowers, a chest of drawers with mirror and visitor guides, a loveseat big enough for three, a TV, a wet bar with coffee/maker, glass vase for full-sized champagne bottles, mini-fridge with freezer (with mini ice bucket and tongs in it), stocked with mini champagne, crackers, spreadable cheese on plate with cheese spreader, two of each Coke/Diet Coke/water/Sprite, two champagne flutes, and about 25 little flavored creamers. Two coffee, two decaf, spoons, a wine bottle opener, glasses, sugar, sweetener. Twelve foot ceilings, a ceiling fan/light, and plenty of open area. Room is about 20’x25′ I’m guessing.

The back room, about the same size, has a makeup table with mirror, two robes and sets of houseshoes, a lit makeup mirror, a wardrobe with hangers, iron/board, hairdryer, and jacuzzi tub big enough for two, with a shower curtain that goes around it if you want to shower.

Attached to that is a half-bath with sink and toilet. Plenty of towels, battery-operated “candles” by tub, bath salts, soap, shampoo, etc.

Both rooms have lots of windows with blinds; front room has window a/c that works very well! Breakfast is brought to your room when you call (between 8-11am).

There is a spa downstairs with massages, facials, etc. The elevator is original (not operated) but fun to look at. The hotel is at one end of the downtown area of Eureka Springs, so it’s pretty quiet. Two well-landscaped springs are nearby, as is the post office.

Free wifi. One of the oldest neon signs this side of the Mississippi. Nearby parking. Fun find! We walked to downtown and saw lots of neat sights.

Gay Friendly Hotels Eureka Springs
Gay Friendly Hotels Eureka Springs

How much does a room costs at The Palace Hotel and Bath House Spa?

Prices start 170$/night for King Room with Spa Bath.

Featuring a spa bath, this room also offers a refrigerator, cable TV, and coffee-making facilities.

Where to book online – The Palace Hotel and Bath House Spa – Gay Friendly Hotels Eureka Springs Arkansas – you can find the best hotels deals in Eureka Springs during Tucson Festival of Books which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Eureka Springs AK on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Sherwood Court Inn 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Eureka Springs Arkansas

Sherwood Court Inn
Sherwood Court Inn

Located in Eureka Springs, within 1.5 miles of Eureka Springs Historic District and 3.7 miles of The Great Passion Play, Sherwood Court Inn provides accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Rooms have a patio with views of the garden.

All units at the motel include air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, dvd player, and a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. At Sherwood Court Inn each room includes a seating area.

As Unique & Eclectic as Eureka, escape to Sherwood Court, one of Eureka Springs’ most unique properties, and relax in our serene wooded hollow that’s only minutes from downtown, Beaver & Leatherwood lakes, hiking and mountain bike trails… and much much more! Imagine staying in your own “little house”, one of our awesome cottages, each with it’s own theme, to best fit your preferences, tastes or needs — from the romantic cottages with whirlpools, single or double cottages to our kitchenette cottage, and our affordable single and double guest rooms.

Every Cottage is different, all queen beds and flat screen TV’s. There are several outdoor sitting areas with fire pits and swings for relaxing. A quiet gazebo for reading and deer watching.

Casual lodging offering cozy rooms & cottages, plus flower gardens & free weekend breakfast.

My partner surprised me with a spring break getaway from my stressful teaching job. Could not have chosen a better place. Secluded, quiet, charming, clean. The breakfast was great. The innkeepers are wonderful, kind and helpful. They made great restaurant and activity suggestions. Gay and lesbian friendly. We plan to return, by ourselves and with our kids.
The owners Renate and Nick are the most friendly people I have ever met in the hospitality industry like this! They made us feel like we were family! They are definitely gay/lesbian friendly!
I have been recommending Sherwood court to all my friends and family! I can’t wait to go back and stay again!
Thanks so much Renate and Nick for a wonderful weekend.
Sherwood Court Inn is our favorite place to stay in Eureka Springs. Brian and Lil are great hosts and are very accommodating folks. They are just plain nice. We’ve stayed there on our last three trips and it’s become our home away from home. I love the serenity. You may have a squirrel or deer come by for a visit. I love sitting at one of the tables in the courtyard and listening to the water trickle over the rocks. At night it’s nice to throw a few logs on the fire pit and sit around enjoying the dancing flickering flame.
Roger and Debbie are wonderful innkeepers. They are genuinely warm-hearted, friendly people who make you feel at home. They also manage the motel very professionally with great attention to keeping their guests happy. The room was spotless and very comfortable. It had been remodeled but without taking away from the rustic charm and history of the motel. I’ve stayed in a few other places in Eureka and feel like this is the best deal in town.

The room was very beautifully decorated, the rooms clean and the customer service excellent. Roger and Debbie were very attentive to our needs.

The rates are very competitive for the area: I’d say an excellent bargain. They also have a trolley stop at their location, so you can leave your car behind and explore the narrow streets of downtown in comfort!

An extra bonus for my niece and I was the cat, Sherwood, who prowls the grounds looking out for the guests.

Sherwood Court is a mid-century motor court and the innkeepers have been working to restore it to its former glory with a modern angle. It boasts several individual cottages as well as motel-style rooms.

This visit we stayed in the log cabin, and it was fantastic. Built in 1930, the inside still shows the logs and with a cozy fireplace, vaulted ceiling with highly polished beams, and a heart shaped jacuzzi tub for two overlooking a beautiful little glen, it was just what we were looking for. It was relaxing, charming, clean and I’d stay there again in a heartbeat. The bed was comfortable with nice linens and the bathroom was well stocked with fluffy towels and warm robes.

The Innkeepers are a lovely couple who really enjoy what they’re doing and are attentive to the needs of their guests, both two and four-legged. Patrick and Stacey are charming people and their care is evident through all of the little touches; breakfast on weekends, decor, fire pits ready for an evening or a conversation.

We’re very much looking forward to our next visit. The hardest part will be choosing which cottage.

Gay Friendly Hotels Eureka Springs Arkansas
Gay Friendly Hotels Eureka Springs Arkansas

How much does a room costs at Sherwood Court Inn?

Prices start 150$/night for Cozy Cottage. The Log Cabin is  210$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features a microwave, spa bath and minibar.

Where to book online – Sherwood Court Inn – Gay Friendly Hotels Eureka Springs Arkansas – you can find the best hotels deals in Eureka Springs during Tucson Festival of Books which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Eureka Springs AK on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. 1905 Basin Park Hotel 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Eureka Springs AK

1905 Basin Park Hotel
1905 Basin Park Hotel

Featuring Spa1905 on site, this Eureka Spring, Arkansas hotel was built in 1905 and is adjacent to the Downtown -N- Underground Walking Tour. Free Wi-Fi is available in the guest rooms.

Cable TV and coffee facilities are offered in every room at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel. The historic guest rooms feature bright accents.

Dining at the Basin Park 1905 hotel is available at The Balcony Restaurant. Traditional American fare is offered along with views of Spring Street.

Set in the quaint shopping district of a spa town, this 1905 upscale hotel’s rugged limestone building is next to the historic Basin Spring.

Rooms have Mission-style decor and private bathrooms; suites add whirlpool tubs and/or mini fridges and microwaves.

A casual American restaurant has balcony views, and the top floor features a billiards bar. There’s also a day spa, sundeck and hot tub, plus a ballroom. A resort fee covers parking (free shuttle to hotel lot), WiFi and history tours.

At the Spring where it all began, The 1905 Basin Park Hotel is Downtown Eureka Springs’ full service lodging option featuring the Spa1905, the Balcony Bar and Restaurant, Lucky 7 Billiards & Bar, Ghost Tour and Jacuzzi Suites. As well as complimentary shuttle, free parking, security, and a 24-hour front desk and bellman service.

The hotel is in easy walking distance to over 20 restaurants and bars as well as plentiful shopping and people watching. As a guest of the Basin Park Hotel you get 2 FREE tickets to the Downtown -N- Underground Tour.

Firstly, it’s a nice historic hotel. It does not have a grand lobby. Our deluxe room -508 – had a nice sitting room with a fridge, microwave, & TV. There is a ceiling fan but no a/c in that room. The bedroom was an adequate size to allow a queen bed and 2 bedside tables. There is an a/c and a small closet. The bathroom was delux! Nicely remodeled with a beautiful shower and a separate tub. The vanity is small if you are traveling with your spouse and you have lots of toiletries.

The location is excellent right among all the little shops. Because it’s an ancient village, there is no parking nearby so 1) there is no real place to stop and unload and 2) you must Park in the provided lot about a half mile away, down a very steep hill. They provide shuttle service but of course you feel obligated to tip each ride. They charge a daily resort fee even tho during Covid there were no activities. Being there in the fall, the temps were nice but I would never want to be there in the heat of summer without Central a/c. You would burn up in the sitting room, the bathroom, and the hallways.

This is a nice place to stay for the historical experience. The Spa is great and we really enjoyed our massages. I loved the bathroom in our spa room, highly recommend booking one of those. Very quiet and relaxing experience! The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept on in a hotel.


Room was a nice size, freshly painted, beautiful new modern wallpaper, clean carpet, nice furnishings, really comfortable bed, gutted and completely remodeled bathroom with a huge shower, nice table with complimentary ozark water, nice hotel guide with menus, nice sitting area with a lovely book on Eureka Springs, nice architectural features showcasing the old electrical wiring as a piece of art, awesome mirror in bathroom with dimming lights that when dimmed shows wood supports in the walls which is a beautiful display of art, new large Samsung LED television, furniture is high end with quiet shutting drawers like high end kitchens have with real granite countertops, mini fridge, a ton of outlets and USB chargers, we had a 3 bay window with a absolutely beautiful view of downtown very picturesque! The room has a new top of the line train air conditioner which is very quiet and works really well.

The lobby of the hotel is simple beautiful with tall ceilings and cedar beams with nice molding. The lobby has newly upholstered furniture, quaint fireplace, a cool time capsule, guest computer, and a nice little area with pictures and historical objects from the hotel. I honestly can’t say anything negative about this hotel. All we have to do is slip our robes on and walk right over to the spa for our couples massage. The lady at the desk was extremely friendly and helpful. The shuttle driver was also very polite.

Gay Friendly Hotels Eureka Springs AK
Gay Friendly Hotels Eureka Springs AK

How much does a room costs at 1905 Basin Park Hotel?

Prices start 125$/night for Standard Queen Room. The Deluxe Suite with Spa Bath is  165$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Features cable TV and coffee facilities.

Where to book online – 1905 Basin Park Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Eureka Springs AK – you can find the best hotels deals in Eureka Springs during Tucson Festival of Books which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Eureka Springs AK on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.