LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - In the midst of all of this bad weather, holiday travelers are finding themselves stranded in the capital city, and several residents without power are finding a way to stay warm. Many of these people are winding up in area hotels.
The following hotels currently have no vacancies:
Double Tree Hotel
Hampton Inn and Suites
Holiday Inn Presidential
LaQuinta Inn - Downtown
Wednesday night, several guests were hanging out in Hampton Inn & Suites lobby while others were having a snowball fight outside.
Assistant Manager Suzie Woodring said since she arrived at work at 2 p.m., calls have poured in with people looking for rooms. She said the chances of finding a hotel room in the area are slim.
"It's going to be really hard to find anything in the city much less the surrounding area. We hear that the closest thing that's going to have rooms available is Conway," she said.
Unfortunately the outlook isn't good in the immediate Little Rock area, but several hotels said there can be last minute cancellations, so it might be worth checking in just in case.
Some air travelers were also booked at the Holiday Inn Presidential, including a man and his two daughters trying to get to Denver.
"I was lucky enough to find a taxi cab driver who picked us up-the only one that was apparently going by. I'm sure this is silly now, but at the time, it looked pretty bleak. She referred us and said 'I have connections at the Presidential, and they set us up and thank goodness they were here," said Matthew Khun.
Along with the holiday travelers, the hotel is hosting about 20 of its workers overnight as well because road conditions are too dangerous to try to make it home.