Our area is known for a few distinct attractions, and one of them is the historic Oaklawn Racetrack. Our elegant Hot Springs luxury hotel is just down the street from this iconic place, so you can play with the ponies, try your luck at the casino, and then sleep in your well-appointed accommodations at the best place to stay near Oaklawn.

two women walking to Oaklawn races in Hot Springs
Oaklawn Racetrack

Feel the Thrill and Excitement of a Horse Race in Hot Springs

Watch the horses warming up from our front porch, or put on your best bow-tie or big-brimmed hat and head out to see the races up close at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, AR. Since 1904 this premier racing facility has hosted countless thoroughbreds and spectators at their track. The racing season runs roughly from December through May each year, where you can catch a derby every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with special exceptions for holidays. Currently, seats must be purchased in advance online or on the phone, they will not be available at the door. We suggest grabbing your seats early for the more popular races, especially the Arkansas Derby!

Feel as if you’ve stepped back in time when you
combine this sport of kings and a stay at The Reserve.

group at Oaklawn casino in Hot Springs
Casino, Spa & Dining

Pair Up The Reserve & Oaklawn for Great Year Round Getaways

Throughout the year Oaklawn still has much to offer our guests. For the fun-loving folks, their Hot Springs casino boasts slots, table games, sports betting, and more. And their variety of bars and restaurants provide a wonderful drinking and dining experience for a night out.

With Oaklawn being just .4 miles from our boutique inn, you can even choose to keep your car parked to enjoy the short walk to all the fun and excitement or allow our guest services to arrange transportation. In fact, you’re so close you can even watch the track with the binoculars we provide in every room. So when you’re looking for the ultimate horse racing getaway in Arkansas, look no further than The Reserve at Hot Springs, so you can have the best of both worlds.

Race Season Packages

Play at Oaklawn, Stay at The Reserve

To enhance your Oaklawn experience, we’ve crafted unique travel packages just for you! Stay at The Reserve to soak up the classic southern race experience with elevated class and style, while still being close enough to watch ponies warm up.

Corks and Canapés

Savor in Luxury
$169

During your Hot Springs getaway, savor a bottle of red or white wine with a selection of three appetizers for two as you wind down and relax in luxury. See our sample menu items below:

  • Beef Carpaccio on Toast Point with Horseradish Cream and Chive
  • House Cured Salmon Gravlax on Cucumber, Creme Fraiche, Dill, Red Onion
  • Yellowfin Tuna Tataki, Citrus Ponzu, Wasabi Aioli, Scallion
  • Herbed Goat Cheese on Grilled Baguette, Peppadew Pepper Jam
  • Prosciutto and Parmigiano Reggiano on Garlic Crostini with Balsamic Reduction
  • Roasted Vegetable and Lemon Hummus Crostini, Spiced Harissa Emulsion

Please let us know if you have any special requests or dietary restrictions in the notes section on your reservation.