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The Joy Motel

216 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
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Overland Park, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I initially reserved a queen room at $55 for 3 nights. I understood that the low rate was not refundable. When I found out a friend would be joining me, I called to see if I could bump my reservation to a cabin and I did. $147/night with tax. Must be really nice. (Nope) When I checked into the Pine... More 

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Thayer, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Wow.. what a experience... should charge by the hour. It was a very bad experience, in all the times I've traveled this was the worse one ever. After 20 minutes there wanted our money back, because the room reeked of mold, there was water damage every where, the bathroom wasn't clean, the entry doors were deteriorated from water damage. The... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

When we pulled up to the office there was no body around to help us. We called the motel phone number only to find a blackberry laying on the counter ringing. someone did come help us about 5 minutes later. She took us to room 10, where we were welcomed with half a door mat and ducktape numbers on the... More 

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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were to stay at the joy motel 10-15 through 10-17. I had read some bad reviews but was ASSURED by the owner we would get a newly remodeled room due to my bad allergies and asthma I cannot be around mold. Not that anyone should be as it is DEADLY dangerous. Upon arrival we were put in room 24.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

The staff was friendly, parking was plentiful, the price was cheap, and you can see deer from the back deck. The peeling wallpaper, dead bugs, dust, and mildew smell were the dealbreakers for me though. Maybe if I was in one of the remodeled rooms this review would have been different.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We were there for Labor Day weekend and didn't have much of a choice in rooms. They put us in ground floor room that reeked of mold. The bedding was not clean, the floor was dirty, and the general place was in disrepair. Still couging from the mold. This motel has the potential for being a nice place, with its... More 

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Jasper, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I stayed at the Joy Motel this past weekend, and found the experience pleasant. The room was spacious, the sheets and towels freshly laundered and contrary to another review, I found no stains or mold. The motel is obviously in the process of renovation, and knowing that, I didn't look too hard for things that still need updating. I was... More 

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Redfield, AR
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Please let me begin by saying I like to focus on the good in things, but after much thought I found very little good in the Joy Motel. I stayed there in early July, 2015. I made a reservation through Expedia, arrived in Eureka Springs during the middle of the afternoon and when I went to the office to check... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We booked the Joy for 3 nights July 2015. The prices were right in line with most rooms in town during this time. We chose Joy because of it's central location after seeing their photos etc on webpage. I have to say that our room was not like the rooms presented on their site. We must have been in the... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The JOY is a neat little place. The theme is very retro, with very unique and original decor. It was very clean and run by the owner, herself. It is currently being renovated, so it's not in perfect condition but it is quaint and clean. The owner was very accommodating and I had a great stay. I was there toward... More 

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