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19th National Trails Symposium in Little Rock, Arkansas, November 15-18, 2008

Accommodations in the Little Rock area for the Symposium

If you're interested in sharing hotel costs or in home stay, please contact the American Trails office at (530) 547-2060.

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The 19th National Trails Symposium has four host hotels:

The Symposium will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Peabody Hotel is conveniently connected to the Convention Center. The other three host hotels are all within walking distance; the La Quinta Inn is the farthest away at 9 blocks. These hotels also provide complimentary transportation to and from the convention center.

We encourage you to make reservations early, as there are a limited number of rooms at the rates provided below. Mention the group name "National Trails Symposium" to get these rates. The designated cut-off date for all the hotels at their rates mentioned below is October 25, 2008. For more detailed information about things to do in Little Rock, visit www.LittleRock.com, www.NorthLittleRock.org, and www.Arkansas.com.

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Doubletree Hotel

Doubletree Hotel

Doubletree Little Rock
424 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
(501) 372-4371 - Fax (501) 372-0518

  • 2 blocks from Statehouse Convention Center - see map of downtown
  • Trolley stops near hotel and can take you directly to the Statehouse Convention Center (no charge)
  • Courtesy shuttle to & from the airport; contact the hotel when you arrive at the Little Rock Airport for pick-up
  • PRICE: Single/Double Occupancy: $93.00 per night, plus tax (11.5%)
  • Currently the government per diem rate is $82.00 per night, plus tax (11.5%). The government per diem rate is whatever the prevailing rate is at the time of the conference, so the rate may be different in November. There are a LIMITED number of rooms at this rate; make your reservations early!
  • The designated cut-off date for these rates is October 25, 2008. Rates are good from November 12-19, 2008.
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The Doubletree Little Rock Arkansas Downtown Hotel, a Hilton brand, is your ideal choice for downtown Little Rock hotels. The Doubletree Little Rock provides lodging in downtown Little Rock near Statehouse Convention Center, Riverfront Park Amphitheater and shopping district. The hotel is located minutes from Arkansas' newest attraction, the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library that opened in November 2004. Shuttle service is provided to the Library, Little Rock National Airport and other attractions within 5 miles of the hotel. Sports and Art enthusiasts find them the most convenient hotel to the Alltel Sport/Entertainment arena, Arkansas Symphony, Ballet Arkansas, and IMAX Theater. For horseracing fans, they are a short ride to Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.

  • Room Accommodations: Each of their standard rooms (deluxe rooms) provides you with a city view or river view, and include a Work desk, dataports, hair dryers, 2 phone lines, high speed internet access available, remote control TV, clock radio, coffee makers, and voicemail. USA Today delivered weekdays.
  • Other services and amenities offered are laundry/valet service, automated teller (ATM), baggage storage, elevators, gift shop, local area transportation, lounge, luggage hold, news stand, safety deposit box, room service, audio/visual equipment rental, business center, cellular phone rental, express mail, fax, modem, paging equipment rental, photo copying service, printer, video messaging, and video conferencing available.
  • Parking: Free parking is available to all guests; need to validate at the front desk.
  • On-Site Recreation Facilities: Maintain your exercise routine in their well-equipped Fitness Center. Or take a dip in their sparkling, seasonal outdoor pool and relax on the sundeck.

Sights & Activities:

  • Old State House, 0.1 blk N
  • Park Plaza, 6 mi. N
  • Pulaski County Courthouse, 0 blk N
  • Robinson Convention Center, 0 blk N
  • State House Convention Ctr., 2 blk N
  • University of AR Little Rock, 12 mi. N
  • War Memorial Stadium, 5 mi. N
  • Rivermarket District, 6 blk E
  • Arkansas Art Center, 2 mi. SE
  • Alltel Arena, 2 mi. NE
  • Little Rock History Museum, 1 mi. SE
  • Alltel Arena, 1.5 mi. N
  • McCain Mall, 6 mi. N
  • Clinton Library, mi. E
  • Repertory Theatre, 7 blk S
  • Arkansas State Capitol, 2 mi. W

Restaurants:

  • Plaza Grille (dine in a casual atmosphere, featuring regional favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Plaza Lobby Lounge (join friends or colleagues for cocktails in a comfortable atmosphere)
  • Many other restaurants nearby.
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Wyndham Riverfront North Little Rock

Wyndham Riverfront North Little Rock

Wyndham Riverfront North Little Rock
2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock, AR 72114
(501) 371-9000 - Fax (501) 907-4800

  • Blocks from Statehouse Convention Center, just across the Arkansas River - see map of downtown
  • Courtesy shuttle to & from the airport; contact the hotel when you arrive at the Little Rock Airport for pick-up
  • Trolley stops near hotel and can take you directly to the Statehouse Convention Center (no charge)
  • PRICE: Single Occupancy: $82.00* per night, plus tax (11.5%) / $10.00 each additional person. (This is the same rate as the government per diem rate and is available to all guests attending the National Trails Symposium)
  • *Currently the government per diem rate is $82.00 per night, plus tax (11.5%). The government per diem rate is whatever the prevailing rate is at the time of the conference, so the rate may be different in November.
  • The designated cut-off date for these rates is October 25, 2008. Rates are good from November 13-19, 2008.
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Stay in the center of the action at the Wyndham Riverfront North Little Rock, located on the north bank of the Arkansas River in the heart of downtown North Little Rock. Conveniently-located among North Little Rock, Arkansas hotels, they are just one mile from the downtown business district, seven miles from Little Rock National Airport and blocks from Arkansas Statehouse Convention Center and Alltel Arena.

  • Room Accommodations: Newly decorated in beautiful traditional style, oversized guest rooms all feature coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, safes and refreshment centers, in-room movies, two data port speakerphones, Nintendo 64 games and an Internet browser on TV.
  • Parking: Free parking is available to all guests.
  • On-Site Recreation Facilities: An onsite exercise facility is available featuring cardio-vascular and weightlifting equipment.

Sights & Activities: If you'd like to explore the Little Rock area, the Wyndham Riverfront hotel offers easy access to some of the most popular attractions ,ncluding the new River Market District. A favorite location for concerts and special events, "the District" houses the Alltel Arena, Riverfront Amphitheater and Robinson Memorial Auditorium.

The "Market" is the place to be, and there are new attractions every day! Check out the Farmer's Market, or browse through the vast collection of owner-operated shops, exciting nightlife and some of the best live entertainment around!

Also in "the District" you'll find plenty of history to explore at the Museum of Discovery, the Old State House, Riverfront Park or the Clinton Presidential Library. Families will enjoy sporting events at War Memorial Park or a trip to Wild River Country, a 23-acre water theme park just six miles away.

Restaurants: Enjoy 2 onsite restaurants:

  • Benihana Japanese Steak House serves Japanese cuisine tapanyaki style. Take the family and enjoy succulent shrimp, tender chicken, juicy steaks and garden-fresh vegetables, all prepared before your eyes under the expert knife of world-class chefs! Enjoy your favorite exotic temptations at our spacious sushi bar and cocktail lounge, featuring live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • The Riverfront Steak House serves American-style cuisine for breakfast and lunch and an upscale menu featuring prime steaks in the evening.
  • Many other restaurants nearby.
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown Little Rock

La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown Little Rock

La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown
617 S. Broadway, Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 374-9000 - Fax (501) 374-9009

  • 9 blocks from Statehouse Convention Center - see map of downtown
  • Courtesy shuttle to & from the airport; contact the hotel when you arrive at the Little Rock Airport for pick-up
  • Complimentary van to & from the Statehouse Convention Center; arrangements need to be made with hotel in advance
  • PRICE: Single/Double Occupancy: $79.00 per night, plus tax (11.5%)
  • The designated cut-off date for these rates is October 25, 2008. Rates are good from November 12-21, 2008.
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The newly renovated La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown Conference Center features all-new guest rooms, 24-hour shuttle service (2-mile radius), a mini-mart w/snacks and other food items, free wireless and hard-wired Internet access, an onsite fitness center, and free access to 24-hour fitness center next door. The hotel is conveniently located seven miles from Little Rock National Airport, and less than a mile from the State Capitol, Clinton Presidential Library, Robinson Convention Center, the Statehouse Convention Center, and other area attractions. Several shopping venues and the Little Rock Zoo are also nearby.

The hotel is equipped with more than 5,000 square feet of meeting space, a 24- hour business center, onsite fitness center, a relaxing heated outdoor pool, and free high-speed Internet access in all of their newly renovated rooms. Enjoy a delicious complimentary continental breakfast daily and a free newspaper in the lobby on weekdays. Take advantage of the hotel's free shuttle service to the airport and attractions within a 2-mile radius. Free parking is available to all guests.

  • Room Accommodations: Free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms, dataport phones, premium cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, voicemail, alarm clock.
  • Parking: Free parking is available to all guests.
  • On-Site Recreation Facilities: An onsite fitness center, a relaxing heated outdoor pool, and free access to 24-hour fitness center next door.

Sights & Activities:

  • Arkansas State Capitol, 1 mi.
  • Clinton Presidential Library, 1 mi.
  • Museum of Discovery, 1 mi.
  • Old State House, 1 mi
  • Statehouse Convention Center, 1 mi.
  • Arkansas State Fairgrounds, 3 mi.
  • Little Rock Zoo, 4 mi.
  • War Memorial Park, 4 mi.
  • Arkansas Arts Center, 1 mi.
  • River Market District, 1 mi.
  • Barton Coliseium, 3 mi. Park Plaza Mall, 3 mi.
  • University Mall, 3 mi.
  • War Memorial Stadium, 5 mi.
  • McCain Mall, 6 mi.

Restaurants: Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast daily in the lobby, as well as a mini-mart w/snacks and other food items. Many restaurants are nearby:

  • Cheers on Broadway (Within walking distance), .01 mi.
  • Starving Artist Cafe, .02 mi.
  • McDonald's (Within walking distance), .1 mi.
  • Bosco's, 1 mi.
  • Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 1 mi.
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The Peabody Little Rock

The Peabody Little Rock

The Peabody Little Rock
3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
(501) 906-4000 - Fax (501) 375-4721

  • Directly connected to the Statehouse Convention Center
  • Courtesy shuttle to & from the airport; contact the hotel Guest Services to make a reservation in advance
  • PRICE: Single/Double Occupancy: $95.00 per night, plus tax (11.5%)
  • The designated cut-off date for these rates is October 25, 2008. Rates are good from November 11-20, 2008.
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Located in the heart of the bustling downtown River Market District, The Peabody Little Rock offers unsurpassed luxury and well-appointed guest rooms among Arkansas hotels. World-class Capriccio Grill Italian Steakhouse serves the best steaks in the city, any city. Elegant ballrooms and meeting spaces, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and the world famous Peabody Ducks complete the experience at the most luxurious of downtown Little Rock hotels. The Peabody Little Rock is perfect for meetings large and small, the business traveler on the go, or just a relaxing getaway.

  • Centrally located in the River Market District of downtown Little Rock - see map of downtownLess than a mile from the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and less than 15 minutes from Little Rock International Airport. Conveniently connected to the Statehouse Convention Center. Easily accessible by foot, trolley, or a short drive to nearby attractions, including the Statehouse Museum, Alltel Arena, the Museum of Discovery, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Arkansas Arts Center and the Robinson Center.
  • Home of the world-famous Peabody Ducks, who march down the red carpet to the Lobby Fountain every day at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Room Accommodations: The Peabody's luxurious guest rooms feature king and double Peabody Dream Beds, plush armchairs and ottomans, desks, and armoires. All sleeping rooms offer two dual-line telephones with data ports, high-speed Internet, voicemail, speakerphone, and teleconference capabilities, additional phone lines are available on request at a charge, complimentary premium channels and network TV, Pay-Per-View programming, customized amenities and luxurious toiletries by Bare Escentuals, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, in-room dining available 24 hours a day, same-day laundry and dry-cleaning services available, electronic lock systems for safety and security.Parking: Valet parking is $19 per night. Unfortunately there is no free parking at the Peabody. You also have the option to park at the meters down the street.
  • On-Site Recreation Facilities: The Peabody Athletic Club is fully equipped with 14 Cybex stations, eight cardiovascular machines, free weights and sauna.

Sights & Activities: The Peabody Hotel Little Rock is only minutes away from many area attractions:

  • Clinton Presidential Center Arkansas Old State House Museum Old Mill Alltel Arena The Little Rock Zoo Central High School National Historic Site The Arkansas Arts Center The Decorative Arts Museum Museum of Discovery Historic Arkansas Museum Quapaw Quarter MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Arkansas Repertory Theater Ballet Arkansas
  • The Little Rock Marathon

Restaurants: There are three on-site restaurants/bars:

  • Capriccio Grill Italian Steakhouse (breakfast, lunch or dinner) Mallard's Bar (informal bar, opens in the afternoons at 4:00 p.m.) The Lobby Bar (the perfect place for a lunchtime aperitif, afternoon tea, pre-dinner cocktails or post-prandial brandies and liqueurs. Open M-F 11:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m.; Saturday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; and Sunday 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Many other restaurants nearby.

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