The Grand Central was Eureka Springs first brick hotel; built in 1880. In its heyday the Grand Central Hotel received well-to-do visitors from the East who made the journey to discover the healing waters of Eureka Springs. Water from Onyx Spring was piped down from East Mountain to provide running spring water to every floor of the Grand Central. It was a bustling hotel until a major fire near the end of the nineteenth century. It was then that the hotel began a steady decline.
In 1985, the Grand Central was completely renovated and reborn. Today the hotel features a Grand Ballroom (perfect for weddings), a beautiful lobby that features local art work and all the modern conveniences that today’s traveler expects. Located on North Main Street, the Grand Central is in Eureka Springs burgeoning art district. It is the perfect location to explore art galleries, watch local artists at work in an active art colony and shop for one-of-a-kind treasures crafted by a local Eureka Springs artist.