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Dame Fortune's Cottage Court

SmarterTravel Spotlight: Dame Fortune’s Cottage Court

Hot Springs, Arkansas, has been a tourist destination for over a century. After exploring the National Park and surrounding areas, Dame Fortune’s Cottage Court, a traditional motor lodge, provides the basic accommodations you need for a good night’s sleep. Completely renovated between 2016 and 2017, the decor is vintage-inspired and gives you the feel of how many people traveled in the middle of the 20th century. 

Cottage Court provides accommodations perfect for small families and couples looking for simple accommodations without frills or fanfare. 

Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas

It is located just off the main road in Hot Springs, minutes from the entrance to the National Park, and Central Ave, the hotbed of Hot Springs.  Bathhouse Row is less than a mile away, as is the Gangster Museum – both must-see stops on your trip to Hot Springs. 

Exterior of Dame Fortune's Cottage Court under the sunset

Property: Dame Fortune’s Cottage Court

Cottage Court is a renovated motor motel and provides a retro feel with modern amenities. Amenities include:  

  • Free WiFi
  • Coffee Makers in every room
  • Flat Screen Smart TV’s 
  • Free on-site, off-street parking

Rooms: Basic yet Comfortable

I’m not going to lie; Cottage Court is not a luxury accommodation, but it is clean and comfortable. My room had two queen-sized beds, and a bureau. I would have liked a chair or table for working, but I’m not sure there was enough room. For most guests, this wouldn’t be an issue, but for anyone traveling for business, you may want to be sure to book a Deluxe King or Queen, which have small sitting areas. They also offer a petite queen and single queen rooms. Each room has a single-cup coffee maker, a hairdryer, and basic toiletries. The bathroom was small but clean, and I can only assume the original toilets were smaller than the current ones, as my leg hit the toilet paper dispenser and I had to move out of the way to get the toilet paper; however, I was rarely in my room, and it certainly served its purpose. I could not hear the guests in the room next to me (a fellow travel writer was in the room next to me and did a full workout in her room, which I did not hear a peep of); however, some street noise and outside noise did drift into my room, like a truck starting up early in the morning and a dog barking on its morning walk. 

Deluxe King room at the Dame Fortune's Cottage Court Room
Dame Fortune's Cottage Court Room

Price & How to Book

Prices start at $73 and can be booked on Expedia

FAQ Beach Club Resort

Booking and Rates:

  1. What are the nightly rates at the Cottage Court? At the time of publication, the lowest price available was $73 per night. 
  2. Does the Cottage Court offer any packages or deals? Cottage Court does not offer packages.
  3. What is the check-in and check-out time at the Cottage Court? Check-in is 3:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. 

Amenities and Activities:

  1. Does Cottage Court have a pool? There is no pool at Cottage Court. 
  2. What on-site dining options are available at Cottage Court? There are no on-site restaurants; however, it is minutes away from downtown Hot Springs, where there are several dining options. 
  3. Are there any spa services available at Cottage Court? There is no on-site spa.
  4. Are pets allowed at Cottage Court? Pets are allowed at an extra charge. 
  5. Is there free Wi-Fi at Cottage Court? Yes, there is complimentary Wi-Fi. 

Location and Accessibility:

  1. How close is Cottage Court to Hot Springs National Park? Cottage Court is less than a mile from the info center at Hot Springs National Park.
  2. Does Cottage Court offer parking for guests? Yes, there is ample parking for guests. 
  3. Are the rooms ADA Accessible? Yes, Cottage Court does offer ADA Accessible accommodations.

Editor’s Note: Dame Fortune’s Cottage Court hosted the writer of this story.

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