If you’re looking for culture in Northwest Arkansas, staying at the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville is the right move.
In case you didn’t catch it with the name, this hip building doubles as a boutique hotel and a museum, immersing guests in a tasteful experience. Upon entering the hotel unique artwork greets guests at every turn. The hotel’s honorary ambassador, the Green Penguin, is an art-piece (and local icon) permanently perched throughout the building, and the perfect partner to snap a selfie. Though the hotel’s splendor is better experienced than retold through a review, here’s our best attempt at explaining some of the highlights of 21c Museum Hotel.
Obviously, the visual pleasures at the art hotel did not disappoint. With a stylish, contemporary collection spanning 12,000 square feet of exhibition space, you can find art around each corner. And no matter how often you visit, you’ll likely see something new—the exhibitions rotate. The museum is free and open to the public every day of the year, so locals and pedestrians can stop in to appreciate the complimentary culture trip.
When you’ve worked up an appetite checking out all there is to do in Bentonville, you can rest assured that 21c’s restaurant, The Hive, will take care of you. Headed by Executive Chef and James Beard semifinalist Matthew McClure, The Hive is a relaxing restaurant that pays tribute to the High South with refined country cuisine. You won’t leave this dining room disappointed.
You like high ceilings in your rooms? Great, because 21c’s hotel rooms are spacious enough to host large windows. But don’t worry, they’re still cozy. Imagine the perfect balance between style and comfort, and that’s what you can expect with a stay at 21c Bentonville. So, go ahead, put on that plush robe.
There’s a lot to love about the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, Arkansas, but you’d have to experience it to really understand its uniqueness. And, if you happen to spot a green penguin during you’re visit (which shouldn’t be difficult), be sure to snap a candid.
21c Museum Hotel
LOCATION: 200 NE A Street | Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
MUSEUM: Free and open to the public 365 days/year | More info
HOTEL: Book a stay!
Not traveling to Arkansas anytime soon? No problem. 21c has eight art hotels across the U.S. Visit their website to find more information about the Bentonville location as well as the others.
*This article is sponsored by Visit Bentonville. All travel accommodations were hosted, however all opinions are our own.