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 or relax at their spa, then sleep in your well-appointed accommodations at our intimate luxury hotel in Hot Springs.

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. For those who are looking to be pampered, their state-of-the-art spa provides heavenly spa services, with an option for access to their refreshing pool. 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 best place to stay near Oaklawn, 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 a vintage-themed travel package just for you! With this package, you’ll get everything you need to soak up the classic southern race experience and stretch the enjoyment of your Hot Springs getaway.

Sunrise at the Racetrack

Plan an Exclusive Oaklawn Experience
$299

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience at the famous Oaklawn Racetrack.

  • Gourmet Continental Breakfast To-Go
  • Car Service to the Oaklawn Racetrack
  • Exclusive “At Dawn” Tour to Meet the Horses and Jockeys

*Only available during Oaklawn racing season. Please allow 48 hours notice.