Haunted Hotel in the City of Vapors

Valentines Day, Arlington Park, Hot Springs, AR.

Valentines Day, Arlington Park, Hot Springs, AR.

Fordyce Bathhouse, Hot Springs, AR

Fordyce Bathhouse, Hot Springs, AR

The Arlington Hotel reminds me strongly of the Overlook Hotel, the haunted resort in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." Its fixtures, decor and furnishings belong to another era, its color scheme is a slightly malevolent yellow, its hallways run seemingly into infinity ... and, oh yeah, it was a hangout for Al Capone and other gangsters. Not to mention, there are reportedly ghosts in the place. Here is a staircase just off the balcony, near the Crystal Ballroom.

The Arlington Hotel reminds me strongly of the Overlook Hotel, the haunted resort in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.” Its fixtures, decor and furnishings belong to another era, its color scheme is a slightly malevolent yellow, its hallways run seemingly into infinity … and, oh yeah, it was a hangout for Al Capone and other gangsters. Not to mention, there are reportedly ghosts in the place. Here is a staircase just off the balcony, near the Crystal Ballroom.

One of those "infinity hallways" of the Arlington Hotel. This is the eighth floor, where a murder allegedly took place.

One of those “infinity hallways” of the Arlington Hotel. This is the eighth floor, where a murder allegedly took place.

Downtown Hot Springs, as seen from a lookout point on West Mountain. A typically cold, foggy, glorious day in the Spa City.

Downtown Hot Springs, as seen from a lookout point on West Mountain. A typically cold, foggy, glorious day in the Spa City.

West Mountain Drive, Hot Springs, AR

West Mountain Drive, Hot Springs, AR

Vegetation growing out of a rock wall on Central Avenue

Vegetation growing out of a rock wall on Central Avenue

Fat Bottomed Girls, a renowned hot spot for cupcakes. We bought a whole boxful, including Oreo and creme brûlée

Fat Bottomed Girls, a renowned hot spot for cupcakes. We bought a whole boxful, including Oreo and creme brûlée

Faded advertisement, Central Avenue

Faded advertisement, Central Avenue

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Waterfall, Gulpha Gorge, Hot Springs National Park

Waterfall, Gulpha Gorge, Hot Springs National Park

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