It is a shame when a B & B owner loses their passion for the business as is the case with the Baker house. Perfectly located for access to downtown Little Rock, this Victorian gem, built in 1899 has all the potential to be a top rated B & B. One first notices the pallor on approaching the home and the flower planters that are unkempt and the threadbare welcome mat. The interior of the home was totally renovated in the late 70’s and is ready for some TLC. Period furniture in the parlor cannot be sat on due to its condition. When built, the house’s interior was accented with curly pine and it is BEAUTIFUL, a sight to behold. Bedroom suites are larger than one would normally expect from a Victorian of this age, but again some of the furniture is suffering from use and age and should be replaced. Check in was a breeze and the new innkeeper Lenee was very accommodating. The posting in the rooms stated that “guest rooms would be refreshed” each day. I am not sure what that meant. As we found our first morning, Lenee was not planning on changing out towels, making beds, emptying trash, replacing coffee and creams. We stayed 3 nights. We made our own bed each morning, and received a change of towels and fresh coffee packets when requested. But one should not have to ask. Noise is easily transmitted through the walls. Luckily we had neighbors who were pretty quiet. On the plus side, towels were very fluffy and of good quality, and the bed in the Laman Suite is comfy. Breakfast is served at 8am. The food is good, plenty of it, but nothing special. Some folks might find it a bit carb heavy. We have stayed in hundreds of B & Bs over the years. Most pride themselves in serving one or two specialty items---not the owners of the Baker House. Further exploration around the grounds found a large yard fountain in need of repair and most of the gardens in need of attention. Oh did I mention the B & B is for sale? Hopefully the new owners will take advantage of this beautiful property and make it the showplace of North Little Rock that it should be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lovely Queen Anne Victorian historic house located downtown and the only Little Rock B&B on the trolley line with direct access to the Clinton Library, Convention Center and other downtown attractions. Free trolley day pass at check-in. Walk to Verizon Arena and several local restaurants and galleries. B&B luxury at downtown hotel rates ... more less
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